Aug. 11

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Cabriole Sofa or Chair

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 CABRIOLE SOFA or CHAIR (also called chaise en cabriole) A type of upholstered sofa or chair whose back curves into the arms Read more [...]

Jul. 28

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Linenfold

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 LINENFOLD An ornamental motif representing the vertical folds of linen.  Typically seen as carved wood paneling  first Read more [...]

Jul. 21

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Quatrefoil and Barbed Quatrefoil

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 QUATREFOIL :  (Rhymes with "baby oil') A popular ornamental motif found in architecture, decorative arts and fashion , Read more [...]

Jul. 18

 

FLASHBACK: How Does Calico Make Their Gorgeous Marbled Wallpaper?

by Lynn Byrne

Calico and its gorgeous marbled wallpaper has been warmly received by the design industry.  The Calico wallpaper installed in Carrier & Company's  room in the 2014 Kips Bay Show House made it sing, but I first wrote about Calico more than a Read more [...]

Jul. 14

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Borne

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 BORNE: A type of settee, round or oval, with a pillar in the center. Originating in France, it began using an especially Read more [...]
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