Jul. 27

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Ribband

by Lynn Byrne

Thomas Chippendale chair with ribband back

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

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

RIBBAND:  Carved ribbon decoration.  First used by Thomas Chippendale in 1754 to describe the elaborately pierced center support of a chair back in form of a ribbon and bow.  Sometimes spelled with one b, riband.  Can also be used to describe a painted ribbon decoration.

Ribband back chairs line drawing by Thomas Chippendale. Signed in pen and brown ink at lower left of recto: “Th. Chippendale inv. at Diln”

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Jul. 24

 

HAMPTON DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE: Living Room by Brian del Toro

by Lynn Byrne

Living Room by Brian del Toro for the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Photograph by Marco Ricca

Living Room by Brian del Toro for the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Photograph by Marco Ricca

Today’s coverage of the Hampton Designer Showhouse  features the living room by Brian del Toro.  Earlier posts showed Celerie Kemble’s master bedroom and Michael Herold’s entry foyer.

The palette for Brian del Toro’s living room is the ultimate chic red, white and blue. Turquoise blue and red are one of my favorite color combos.  Brian’s space is sophisticated and comfortable, with beautiful, subtle layers of art and accessories.  The modern wing chairs and curved sofa are so inviting.  Faux bois wallpaper from Cole & Son provides  texture, and I have never met a double-height window treatment that  I didn’t like.

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Jul. 23

 

HAMPTON DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE: Entry Foyer by Michael Herold

by Lynn Byrne

michael herold entry foyer

Entry foyer by Michael Herold for the Hampton Designer Showhouse 2013

On Day 1 of my coverage of the Hampton Designer Showhouse, I featured the master bedroom designed by Celerie Kemble.  Today, I turn to the entry foyer designed by Michael Herold.  

When I learned that Michael maintained a vintage and antique boutique,in addition to providing interior design services,  I can’t say I was surprised. His entry foyer includes iconic pieces from 20th century decorative arts, such as the hand chairs by Pedro Friedeberg, and a Giacometti bronze and marble table from the 1940′s. The standing man sculpture is by Sidney Geist from 1935.

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Jul. 22

 

HAMPTON DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE: Master Bedroom by Celerie Kemble

by Lynn Byrne

Master Bedroom by Celerie Kemble for the Hampton Designer Showhouse

Celerie Kemble’s Master Bedroom for the Hampton Designer Showhouse, photograph by Marco Ricca

The Hampton Designer Showhouse has been a summer must-see out on the east end of Long Island for the past 13  years.  Always filled with creative design ideas, the Showhouse never disappoints and this year is no exception.

For the past 10 years, proceeds from the Showhouse have benefitted Southampton Hospital, a critical institution for all of those who vacation here or  call the Hamptons home.  I can’t tell you how many times I have been to their emergency room with one of the boys, or someone else in our family.  It is vital  here to support the hospital and I hope anyone who visits the Hamptons this summer makes a point to see the Showhouse in person.  It will be open until September 2.

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Jul. 22

 

FIRST DIBS: Scenes from the East Hampton Antiques Show

by Lynn Byrne

east hampton antique show

 

The East Hampton Antiques Show benefits the East Hampton Historical Society–something I support even without the added allure of antiques. This year’s event  was  absolutely stellar.  I wanted everything.

Here are some snaps from the Preview Party that I attended  on July 19 (wouldn’t ever miss it).  Drool-worthy n’est-ce pa?  No need for words.

 If you follow me on Instagram,  you may have seen some of  these pics (you are following me, right?)   Instagram followers also know what I got (wink).   

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