Mar. 11

 

DESIGNER SECRETS: From Bloggers and Designers Around the Web

by Lynn Byrne

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Isn’t the infographic cute!  It was compiled by Terrys Blinds and Fabrics. I was delighted to be a part of such an illustrious group! (And I wish I had as much hair as my caricature. )

 

Feb. 27

 

Lynn Byrne is featured in Cloth and Kind’s Show and Tell

by Lynn Byrne

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I couldn’t be more honored to be featured on Krista and Tami’s popular blog, Cloth & Kind, today.  These girls are rocking it with recent appearances in House BeautifulLonnyHuffington Post and The Atlantan!  I first met them at Alt Summit SLC in Jan. 2013, and got to know them much better while enjoying Blogtour LA together this fall.  This is the pair that we will all be saying “we knew them when…”

Today I do a little show and tell about some decor choices I made in my own home–-head over to see  my selections and why I picked them!  Thanks for having me Krista and Tami!

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Feb. 20

 

DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: Alexander Girard

by Lynn Byrne

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Alexander Girard chair in front of Alexander Girard fabric. Furniture designed by Girard is relatively rare. Photo by Eric Laignel via Interior Design

” I am a reasonable and sane functionalist tempered by irrational frivolity.”  Alexander Girard

Ever wonder what inspires  Jonathan Adler to create his beautiful, colorful and whimsical designs?  Adler tells us himself.  He  identifies the work of mid century designer Alexander Girard as one of his top three inspirations.   Adler says, “Girard was so prolific, so talented and his work was all about the joy of creativity. ”  With props like that, Alexander Girard is surely a designer to know.

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Feb. 12

 

Why Don’t You?

by Lynn Byrne

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Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

WDY celebrate winter’s spare minimalism (while reminding yourself of spring), by  framing some prints of Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings.  Did you know that when Kelly placed a pencil to paper to commence drawing  a plant, in many cases, he did not pick up the pencil until the drawing was complete?!  A perfect composition in a single stroke.  Genius. Where to get such prints? Why simply buy the book of his drawings and cut it up.  The book is perfectly suited to this task with extra thick paper, lovely borders and no page numbers to mar the drawing.  If you are shocked that I would suggest such a thing (Mon Dieu!), go wild and buy two copies of the book. 

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Jan. 10

 

DESIGN BOOK ADDICT: In With the Old by Jennifer Boles

by Lynn Byrne

Wallpaper that looks like upholstery. Photograph by Erica George Dines from In With the Old by Jennifer Boles

Hey “sis,” can I borrow that bag?
Jennifer Boles’ Entryway from In With the Old, photographed by Erica George Dines

Just like Alexa Hampton, I vainly congratulate myself for having a shared love for whatever Jennifer Boles, the author of the well known blog “The Peak of Chic” and a brand new book, is extolling. But I go even farther.  I dare say that we are sisters from the same mother.

Now granted, the popular phrase ” brothers from the same mother” may have a more catchy ring, but a look at the objects around my house and the photos I snapped at design events this fall bears out fully the sister thing. Jennifer and I not only share a love for similar objects, I think the girl lives inside my head. How else would I have been drawn to all of the same decorative elements that she likes.

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