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 [...]

Oct. 30


NOW AND THEN: Highlights from Scalamandre’s New Fall Collection

by Lynn Byrne

I always want to know the back story.  If that is a gossip gene, then I must admit guilt.  I prefer to think I am a design Curious George. A week or so ago, I attended a presentation of Scalamandre's new fall collection by their vice president Read more [...]

Oct. 08


NOW INSIDE: Kelly Wearstler’s Design Studio

by Lynn Byrne

As soon as my blogger friend Lisa Mende reminded me that Kelly Wearstler was a Southern gal, it all became crystal clear.  Kelly Wearstler couldn't have been more gracious when the BlogTour LA team descended on her very glamorous offices.  Look Read more [...]

Oct. 01


NOW AND THEN: Tented Rooms Inspired by My Stay at the Chamberlain Hotel

by Lynn Byrne

Tented ceilings have been a means to make a dramatic design statement ever since the Empire period.   Here at the Chamberlain Hotel, where I am staying  while I am on BlogTour LA, the tented effect is used in two places. The hotel's Bistro restaurant Read more [...]
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