Nov. 07


DESIGN BOOK ADDICT: Simplicity by Nancy Braithwaite

by Lynn Byrne

Nancy Braithwaite's guiding principal in design is no surprise.  Of course, it is striving for simplicity, the title of her book, but as she so aptly states,  "there is nothing simple about  it." Nancy goes on to explain her very analytical Read more [...]

Oct. 15


Charming Vignettes From Project Design 2014 at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

by Lynn Byrne

Rarely do I indulge myself with a post where there is a dearth of words, but every once in a while the pictures simply speak for themselves.  Project Design at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is one such example. It is such a special Read more [...]

Oct. 11


ART RULES: My Room of the Week

by Lynn Byrne

When I choose my room of the week, I choose one where art makes the space. This colorful room is located in Long Island's  Ronald McDonald House and  is part of phase 2 of Project Design--known as the "permanent" show house.  The Ronald Read more [...]

Oct. 07


DESIGNER SECRETS: How Markham Roberts Sees Decorating

by Lynn Byrne

In his book, Decorating the Way I See It, Markham Roberts proclaims right up front that the volume "is not intended as a how-to or instruction manual on decorating," adding that he doesn't "dole out designer secrets." After reading the book, however, Read more [...]

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 [...]
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