Apr. 14


NEW DISCOVERY: Spotting Style at the Spring 2014 High Point Market

by Lynn Byrne

If I was one of High Point Market's designated Style Spotters (I am not), I would have been able to drop my calling card all over this under-the radar showroom.  And this is not a sponsored post.   The company, Bolier, has showrooms in London, Paris, Read more [...]

Apr. 03



by Lynn Byrne

Who is Eero Aarnio and why you should know him. Eero Aarnio  (b. 1932) is a Finnish designer whose signature piece is the Bubble Chair, designed in 1968. He has said it is his favorite creation but interestingly the hanging Bubble chair Read more [...]

Mar. 31


Furniture Revivals: A Surprising New Trend at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Show

by Lynn Byrne

Furniture revivals, perhaps undeservingly, often have a negative connotation.  Some folks recall with distaste the overblown styles of  Renaissance Revival, Rococo Revival and Gothicl Revival furniture that appeared during the late Victorian period. Read more [...]

Mar. 30


NOW INSPIRED: Brittany’s Young Women Make the Case for Lace

by Lynn Byrne

I stumbled upon these stunning photos by Charles Freger while flipping through the April 2014 National Geographic.  Some may consider lace too "granny," but not me.  I find it utterly romantic. If anything makes the case for lace, it is this Read more [...]

Mar. 19



by Lynn Byrne

“If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.” “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” –Socrates -  Singerie: French for "monkey tricks".  A genre typically depicting monkeys mimicking human behavior, often Read more [...]
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