Aug. 26



by Lynn Byrne

    Who is Jacques Adnet and why should you know him? If you can only remember one thing about Jacques Adnet, know that he is the original designer of the round mirror sheathed in leather with brass buckles and hung by a strap, Read more [...]

Jul. 31


NOW AND THEN: An Homage to McMillen’s Betty Sherrill

by Lynn Byrne

In this year's Hampton Designer Show House, interior designer Gil Walsh created a happy room in homage to the former head of the venerable design firm McMillen, Betty Sherrill, who died last May. Walsh choose classic furniture, dramatic fabrics Read more [...]

Jul. 25


ART RULES: My Room of the Week

by Lynn Byrne

When I pick my room of the week, I choose one where the art makes the space. In this room by Raji RM & Associates for the 2012 Kips Bay Showhouse, designer Raji Radhakrishnan  snapped a photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of a painting Read more [...]

Jul. 23


Surprisingly Affordable Chic

by Lynn Byrne

    Elsa Soyars' master bath at the Hampton Designer Showhouse was jaw-dropping chic.  That rug!!  So when I spotted a stylish horse box accessory, I thought it had to be Hermes (and, thus, very, very expensive). I was Read more [...]

Jul. 14



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 BORNE: A type of settee, round or oval, with a pillar in the center. Originating in France, it began using an especially Read more [...]
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