May. 24


RIGHT NOW: Alexander Girard Pop Up

by Lynn Byrne

  Last February I wrote about America's first "happy decorator", Alexander Girard.  Right now, you get some Girard for you own home at a pop-up shop of his designs offered by Herman Miller in Manhattan's meatpacking district.  Pillows, throws, Read more [...]

May. 01


RIGHT NOW: Florence Broadhurst

by Lynn Byrne

  I have already told you about Florence Broadhurst's highly controversial life.  She once lived under an entirely different name, she regularly lied about the details of her life and she died in the hands of a violent murderer, among other Read more [...]

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 [...]
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