Dec. 15


NOW AND THEN: New Windsor Chairs

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. The windsor chair is a classic form.  New interpretations are always welcome and I am loving these.  They are 2  in the set of  Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist.  Here is a shot of the whole clan.  How fun to mix and match. Then Read more [...]

Dec. 10


NOW AND THEN: Art Nouveau in the West Village

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. Art Nouveau is often considered the first "modern" style. To get a sense of its hallmarks, one need only look at the Paris metro entrances designed by Hector Guimard, shown above.  Here you see the famed whiplash curve, called the "line Read more [...]

Nov. 02


NOW AND THEN: The Flaming Hot Flame Stitch

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. Although the photo from Apartment Therapy above is a bit bold for my tastes, the classic flame stitch is experiencing a resurgence.  "Granny-fied", it looks like this:  But today's top interior designers are interpreting the flame stitch Read more [...]

Oct. 27



by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. Pagoda, pagoda, pagoda--that is the common theme noted by reviewers of Mary McDonald's new book, Interiors, The Allure of Style.  I bought it (no surprise there), but I haven't had time to digest it yet. Still she does love those things. Read more [...]

Sep. 09


NOW AND THEN: The Silhouette

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. The silhouette is sure having a moment. In fashion.  Brahmin handbag's ad campaign. For the mass market.  John Derian for Target mug. With a contemporary spin.  The silhouette supersized. Photo from Real Simple As a lampshade.  Woolpit Read more [...]
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