May. 18


(Greek) Key to Success

by Lynn Byrne

Anyone who has been around me since April 26 knows that I have been obsessively touting the cause of Beauty in the Bronx, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens (BPMM). BPMM is currently engaged in an American Idol-like voting contest for preservation Read more [...]

May. 14


NEW AND NOW: Purple and Orange Color Palette

by Lynn Byrne

Luscious! With tangerine tango being Pantone's color of the year, and House Beautiful naming purple as their top color, it is no surprise that the two are being combined---with stunning results.  But is it really a new color Read more [...]

May. 06


INTERNET EXPLORER: Favorite Finds Online This Week

by Lynn Byrne

Doesn't the photo above make you feel like summer?  I love its patriotic vibe as we approach Memorial Day. It was shot by Lisa Fegley-Petti and it just happens to be the window of her store for vintage finds, Reposed NY, in the East Village (she Read more [...]

May. 01


BEAUTY IN THE BRONX: The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens

by Lynn Byrne

Let me introduce you to a jewel that is tucked away in the northeast corner of the Bronx's Pelham Bay Park.  Historical homes and gardens are always rich sources of design inspiration and the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens is no exception. It Read more [...]

Feb. 17


NOW AND THEN: Country Life at Candace Wheeler’s Onteora Club

by Lynn Byrne

When most people hear of a club in the Catskills, the so-called Borscht Belt immortalized in the film Dirty Dancing comes to mind.  But back in 1887, interior designer Candace Wheeler (subject of yesterday's post) established an artists' colony she Read more [...]
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