Jun. 02

 

DESIGNER SECRETS: What Would Dorothy Draper Do? Ask Designer Young Huh!

by Lynn Byrne

When I attended the pre-renovation party for the Kips Bay Showhouse and saw the room assigned to Young Huh, I was scared for her.  Real Scared. The room was a small, narrow space with something like 5 doorways, and pipes sticking out in random Read more [...]

May. 28

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Jib Door

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 JIB DOOR:  A now you see it, now you don't entry, a jib door is typically flush with the wall, and disguised Read more [...]

May. 26

 

ARTFUL STYLE: Carla Stolper

by Lynn Byrne

In a recent New York Times Style Magazine, editor-in- chief Deborah Needleman wrote about the artful simplicity that is the essence of great style. As she explained , those people whose way of life captivates and inspires us may have exquisite experiences and live in rarified places, but they live with unstudied flair. It all just happens. To paraphrase my tagline, stylish folks see the art in the everyday, and thereby make the most of all that is around them. Read more [...]

May. 24

 

RIGHT NOW: Alexander Girard Pop Up

by Lynn Byrne

  Last February I wrote about America's first "happy decorator", Alexander Girard.  Right now, you get some Girard for you own home at a pop-up shop of his designs offered by Herman Miller in Manhattan's meatpacking district.  Pillows, throws, Read more [...]

May. 01

 

RIGHT NOW: Florence Broadhurst

by Lynn Byrne

  I have already told you about Florence Broadhurst's highly controversial life.  She once lived under an entirely different name, she regularly lied about the details of her life and she died in the hands of a violent murderer, among other Read more [...]
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