We normally don’t pour over the fine print of Architectural Digest‘s annual top 100 list of interior designers and architects. That’s our story for why we just got around to the January issue — which features “the AD 100” — and we’re sticking with it.
Actually, we normally don’t examine the list in detail because it’s generally made up of the expected Big Names (Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Richard Meier) or they’re people we’re not likely to hire to repair the backyard deck because there’s that little problem with added costs for international airline travel (Linda Garland is based in Indonesia, Chakib Richani is in Lebanon).
But while we were getting a toppling tower of magazines ready for recycling, the January issue flopped open, and hey, wait a minute, we recognized a name, Emily Summers.
In fact, two Dallas design firms, Summers’ and Laura Hunt’s are included in the top 100 (they’ve both been written up in AD before this), as well as Miro Rivera Architects from Austin. Not too shabby.