Feb. 20


DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: Alexander Girard

by Lynn Byrne

" 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 Read more [...]

Feb. 12


Why Don’t You?

by Lynn Byrne

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 Read more [...]

Jan. 10


DESIGN BOOK ADDICT: In With the Old by Jennifer Boles

by Lynn Byrne

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 Read more [...]

Jan. 08



by Lynn Byrne

  WDY add  life to your drapery panels by pinning some charming animal brooches to them.  How delightful to imagine them frolicking along your walls. **************** This new column, which will appear periodically whenever I discover Read more [...]

Nov. 10


DESIGNER SECRETS: How Alessandra Branca Does It

by Lynn Byrne

Alessandra Branca's apartment in this year's Hearst Designer Visions Showhouse held at the architecturally significant Walker Tower was spectacular.  How did Alessandra pull off such a triumph. What's goes through her head when she designs? I Read more [...]
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