Apr. 16



by Lynn Byrne

"If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk" I thought it would be helpful to do a quick round-up of  column styles, so you have it all in one place. In classic Greek architecture, there were three styles, or orders,  of columns, Read more [...]

Apr. 15


NEW AND NOW: Decorative Wood Tiles by Moonish

by Lynn Byrne

Debuting this year at the Architectural Digest Home Show, the handmade, decorative wood tiles by Brooklyn-based Moonish are so innovative.  Each tile is dyed and silkscreened on marine-based plywood.  Designed to be an  easy installation, with Read more [...]

Apr. 11


OBSESSION SESSION: Potting Sheds and Flower Rooms

by Lynn Byrne

Most people assume that because I built my house, it must be my "dream" home. Well, yes and no.  I did get to select everything you see, and most of what you don't. That was wonderful. But the house was built rapidly--about 1 year start to finish, Read more [...]

Apr. 09


DESIGN DICTIONARY: Rococo and Rocaille

by Lynn Byrne

  Rococo: an elaborate decorative arts style originating in France  in the early 18th century and characterized by  a profusion asymmetrical scrollwork   ("s-scrolls" and "c-scrolls") and curvilinear forms.  Described as a "feminine" style. The Read more [...]

Apr. 08


DESIGN BOOK ADDICT: Past & Present by Amy Azzarito

by Lynn Byrne

If you have met me in real life, you know that I excel at "HIY"--Hire it yourself!  I am all thumbs when it comes to anything but the very simplest crafts. So why am I recommending a DIY book when I am unable to evaluate the caliber of the projects? Read more [...]
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