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Distinguished Dallas interior designers rate among best in world

Distinguished Dallas interior designers rate among best in world

The Houston Design Center Spring Design Market March 2015 Jan Showers portrait
Jan Showers Courtesy photo
Emily Summers
Emily Summers Photo by Sprouse & Neuhoff
The Houston Design Center Spring Design Market March 2015 Jan Showers portrait
Emily Summers

The new year is already looking bright for two Dallas interior designers. Jan Showers and Emily Summers have been named to Architectural Digest's 2016 AD100, a list of influential and cutting-edge designers and architects from around the world anointed as the tastemakers for the upcoming year.

"Some are daredevils, some are classicists, but all are supremely confident," notes the mag. "From dynamic decorators recalibrating beloved traditions to enterprising architects shaking up a skyline near you, these 100 thought leaders — among them 19 additions from Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Spain, and the U.S. — are raising the bar for global design today."

Emily Summers' modern style has so hypnotized Dallas that her Highland Park Village boutique, Studio 54, has become a magnet for those seeking timeless style with a contemporary punch.

Jan Showers has been lending her elegance to interiors for more than 25 years, and many flock to her Design District showroom for a taste of her European-inspired decor. If visiting in person isn't possible, her acolytes get a taste for luxury from her books such as Glamorous Retreats.

One other Texas firm landed on the prestigious list: Lake Flato Architects, based in San Antonio.