Jul. 11


NOW AND THEN: Cross Stitch

by Lynn Byrne

This charming kitchen scene seems appropriate when you first think of cross stitch.  Fine if you like vintage and country--and you know I do.  Found all over the world, it is one of the oldest forms of embroidery. But here is cross stitch Read more [...]

Jun. 19


NOW AND THEN: Dreamy English Country Cottages by Colefax and Fowler

by Lynn Byrne

Anyone who takes a serious interest in design has heard of Colefax & Fowler and can recollect their charming look: chintz, botanical prints, nuanced layers and plenty of real life plants and flowers.  Out in the English countryside it oozes romance Read more [...]

Apr. 04


NOW AND THEN: Propaganda Posters

by Lynn Byrne

Available on Etsy, graphic designer Aaron Wood's social media rift on classic war propaganda posters are quite witty.  Are you ready to win the social media war? Propaganda posters were serious business during World War I and Read more [...]

Mar. 05


NOW AND THEN: Florence Broadhurst

by Lynn Byrne

Designer Florence Broadhurst's life is a vortex of controversy, starting with the premise that she may not even have been a designer at all.  It is well known that she had poor eyesight and that she hired out artists to draw all of the wallpaper Read more [...]

Feb. 17


NOW AND THEN: Country Life at Candace Wheeler’s Onteora Club

by Lynn Byrne

When most people hear of a club in the Catskills, the so-called Borscht Belt immortalized in the film Dirty Dancing comes to mind.  But back in 1887, interior designer Candace Wheeler (subject of yesterday's post) established an artists' colony she Read more [...]
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