May. 07

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Girandole

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 GIRANDOLE  ("JEER-on-dole"): Can mean one of 4 things: 1. a very ornamental, branched candlelabra; 2. a similarly Read more [...]

May. 06

 

Top Trend at the Designer Showhouse of Westchester

by Lynn Byrne

Attending showhouses (or reading the blogs of those who do *wink*), is a great way to gauge trends.  When you put a posse of top designers in one venue and themes emerge, it is easy to discern what is hot! At the Designer Showhouse of Westchester, Read more [...]

May. 03

 

My Perfect Pesto

by Lynn Byrne

Filed under FOODIE FRIDAY. I promised a while back that I would revive Foodie Friday---my column where I feature a kitchen and a recipe, so, drumroll please,  here it is. I held back because I don't always measure when I cook.  Plus, I knew Read more [...]

May. 02

 

ART SCHOOL: From Lucian Freud to Pamela Copeman

by Lynn Byrne

"I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be."  Lucian Freud The idea behind my new column, Art School, is to give people more confidence when purchasing art.  It's Read more [...]

May. 01

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Escutcheon

by Lynn Byrne

"If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk." Escutcheon: A decorative metal back plate or flange that surrounds a keyhole, door handle, light switch, etc.  It also refers to a similar metal plate that fits over a keyhole and pivots Read more [...]
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