Sep. 08

 

The Secret to Great Interior Styling

by Lynn Byrne

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Ever wonder how interior designers create those swoon worthy rooms that you see in magazines, blogs and on Pinterest?

Sometimes it is the very last things added to a space just before a gorgeous image of it is snapped. But why are some arrangements of objects more dynamic and interesting than others?  How do you choose the perfect lamp, mirror or other accessory, and then how to you group them, to make a room sing?  What is the trick to flair?

Interior stylist, Tim Rundle explains a stylist’s secret tool in his book Visual Contrast.   The title gives you a clue: arranging objects with some type of visual contrast is the key, but Tim expands on this method by breaking down visual contrast into four main groups and several subcategories:

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Sep. 02

 

BLOGGER SHOUT OUT: This Ivy House

by Lynn Byrne

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I feel like I am revealing one of my deepest secrets.  This is the tumblr where I find some of my favorite and best images.   But, then again, I may be the last to know.

Are you following This Ivy House?  It is a stunner and my go too source for romance and elegance.   I don’t know anything about “Ivy” (that is what I call her), except that she is female, this based on the clever photo that pops up on her about page.  There is no witty description. In fact, there are no words at all,  not even her name.

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Aug. 28

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Campaign Furniture

by Lynn Byrne

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“If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.”

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” –Socrates 

CAMPAIGN FURNITURE:  Any furniture made to be foldable or collapsible, or separable into parts for ease of travel.  Often fitted with handles, and with minimum protuberances (sometimes seen in distinctive recessed drawer hardware),  to facilitate carrying and stowing.  Historically made for military campaigns, hence the name.  The most common form is a chest of drawers, but there also are chairs, tables, beds and desks among other forms.  

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Aug. 26

 

SOLO EXHIBITION: Photography by Michael Massaia

by Lynn Byrne

Deep in a Dream-Central Park: Moonrise, 2009
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Gapstow Bridge, Deep in a Dream, Central Park, NYC 2009
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Deep in a Dream-Central Park: Central Park South, 2010
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“I like the feeling of intense isolation. …I always try to capture the sense of “alone” but not “lonely…”

Michael Massaia

 As summer draws to a close, and my twins (my youngest children) prepare to enter their senior year in high school, I can’t stop myself from contemplating my life as an empty nester.  This year will fly by (they always do) and it is going to be rough on me when the twins go to college.

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Aug. 23

 

Announcing Some New Features

by Lynn Byrne

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You may think that my summer is all fun and games in Montauk.  And you would be almost right.  It’s mostly that, but to paraphrase my friend Meg, I do manage to get a lot of sh@t done! 

As we draw closer to Labor Day, I am pleased to announce that I have most of my ducks in a row, as far as my blog is concerned.   Lined up across my top header are a number of new features.  Many thanks to Susan Reid, who does an excellent job with my web maintenance.

Wondering what to cook for dinner?  Click on the heading  “My Recipes” and you will see all of the recipes that I have included in Foodie Friday posts.  Click on the food image to go straight to the post with the recipe.  This feature updates automatically each time I post a recipe in the Foodie Friday category, so check back often.

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