Dec. 10


I SPY: Fromental

by Lynn Byrne

There are just certain companies that I am drawn to like a moth to a flame.  Fromental is one of them.  They  explicity state  in their "About" section that they are "deeply committed to continuing the tradition of the decorative arts." Of course Read more [...]

Dec. 09



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  VERRE EGLOMISE: Glass which has been painted on the reverse to depict a picture or other design that shows Read more [...]

Nov. 23


DESIGNER SECRETS: How Does Franklin Eighth Do It

by Lynn Byrne

Interior design firm, Franklin Eighth created a jewel box of a ladies lounge for this year's Holiday House benefitting breast cancer research. Designer participants in Holiday House select some type of celebration as the theme for their space.  The Read more [...]

Nov. 21


DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: John Dickinson

by Lynn Byrne

Who is John Dickinson and why you should know him and his work. John Dickinson is a 20th century designer who died in 1982.  He was a  top decorator in San Francisco during the 60's and 70's known for his monochromatic interiors, but his Read more [...]

Nov. 08



by Lynn Byrne

Who is Edgar Brandt and why you should know him and his work Edgar Brandt (1880-1960) is considered the foremost French Art Deco metal worker.  He combined traditional blacksmith and forging methods with the new machine age technologies Read more [...]
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