The February cover of Architectural Digest has a local connection. It’s the living room from the Colorado Springs vacation home of Dallas interior designer, Emily Summers.

The issue’s focus is “Before & After” – striking renovations by professionals in the design industry. Apparently the editors fell in love (once you see her work, you’ll understand) with Emily’s one-of-a-kind midcentury modern home, which happens to be round.

That’s right, round.

There’s a round bed in the master bedroom, which also offers 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown Colorado Springs. And, to top it off (literally) – just off the master terrace, you’ll find a putting green which was installed on the living room roof.

To see photos and learn more about this Colorado Springs home, pick up a copy of the February 2010 Architectural Digest.

It’s also worth noting that Architectural Digest has long been a fan of Emily’s work – she has been named to their AD 100, which is their annual pick of the top 100 designers and architects.

And for those of you interested in Emily’s other works, don’t forget the impressive Preston Hollow home she designed which was listed and sold by Ellen Terry of Ellen Terry Realtors a few years ago (pictured above).

Emily also designed the W Hotel Penthouse of Ross Perot, Jr. and his wife, Sarah, which was featured in Architectural Digest in March 2008 (pictured above). You can read more about that home and see a slideshow of photos here.

Her interior design genius can also be seen at both the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which opened this past October with one of the most spectacular week-long celebrations Dallas has ever seen.

So if all this great design and beautiful homes leave you wanting more, you’ll find thousands that could be yours at the website recently named one of the industry’s best by the Web Marketing Association,

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