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 [...]

Sep. 18


Design Dictionary: Mortise and Tenon Joinery

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 - Joinery, or how furniture is put together, may not be a sexy subject, but it is an important one.  Recognizing Read more [...]

Sep. 15


FRAMING YOUR ART: Six Tips from J.Pocker, an Industry Expert

by Lynn Byrne

As my regular readers must know by now, my oldest son Patrick is an art major in college.  His loving mother makes *many* trips to the framer.  So you can imagine my delight when New York's premier source for the finest custom framing, J. Pocker Read more [...]
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