Nov. 23


DESIGNER SECRETS: How Does Franklin Eighth Do It

by Lynn Byrne

Interior design firm, Franklin Eighth created a jewel box of a ladies lounge for this year's Holiday House benefitting breast cancer research. Designer participants in Holiday House select some type of celebration as the theme for their space.  The Read more [...]

Nov. 21


DESIGNER WHO’S WHO: John Dickinson

by Lynn Byrne

Who is John Dickinson and why you should know him and his work. John Dickinson is a 20th century designer who died in 1982.  He was a  top decorator in San Francisco during the 60's and 70's known for his monochromatic interiors, but his Read more [...]

Nov. 17


My Next Kitchen

by Lynn Byrne

My youngest children, aka the twins, turn 18 this week.  My eldest son will be 21 in February.  Once again I find myself flooded with thoughts of the empty nest. All I know for sure is that I want change.  If the kids are growing and changing, Read more [...]

Nov. 14


DESIGN DICTIONARY: Mullion, Muntin, Stile and Jamb + Other Key Parts of a Window

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  Mullion, muntin, stile and jamb may sound a bit like a nursery rhyme but considering how much we like to "dress" Read more [...]

Nov. 12


Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

Mary Cassatt lived in an era where women's lives were home-based, with simple daily activities like taking tea, caring for their children, reading and sewing.  She chose to abandon that lifestyle, against her family's wishes,  and become a painter. Read more [...]
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