Mar. 15

 

Four Tips on Restoring a Historical Home with Flair

by Lynn Byrne

It takes a deft hand to infuse a period home with cosmopolitan flair while respecting its historical roots, but that is just what Matthew Patrick Smyth has done with his house in Sharon, Connecticut. I stumbled upon the story of his restoration Read more [...]

Mar. 12

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Anthemion and Palmette

by Lynn Byrne

"If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk." ANTHEMION and PALMETTE: These two terms are often used interchangeably.  Both are motifs in decorative arts that consist of a group of fronds, sometimes with the center frond being a Read more [...]

Mar. 11

 

A Closer Look at The Armory Show

by Lynn Byrne

Manhattan was a sloppy mess on Friday with lots of snow and slush.  Still, I am so happy I braved the elements to attend The Armory Show.  I prepared extensively for the show by studying its website and previewing works of art on the show's partner Read more [...]

Mar. 07

 

MY ROAD MAP THROUGH THE ARMORY SHOW: 5 Works of Art Created in 2012-2013

by Lynn Byrne

If I am not snowed in tomorrow (right now it's coming down heavy), I will be walking the aisles at The Armory Show.  If you don't follow the art scene, the name can be confusing.  It's not an antique show like I have posted about before (for example, here Read more [...]

Mar. 07

 

NEW AND NOW: The Camp Wannagetaway Fabric Collection from Perennials

by Lynn Byrne

This past week, I have been home sick with first a bad cold and then a sinus infection (just started antibiotics).  What irks me most about this is that I lost my leverage over Larry. It was his trip to London that forced me to cancel my plans to Read more [...]
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