May. 21

 

Inspiring Mind: Getting to Know Annie Selke

by Lynn Byrne

It all started with this machine: Back in 1994, the highly creative Annie Selke purchased the Singer sewing machine and set it up in her dining room.  Her first company, Pine Cone Hill, best known for its linen and bedding, was born. Today, Read more [...]

May. 18

 

(Greek) Key to Success

by Lynn Byrne

Anyone who has been around me since April 26 knows that I have been obsessively touting the cause of Beauty in the Bronx, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and Gardens (BPMM). BPMM is currently engaged in an American Idol-like voting contest for preservation Read more [...]

May. 17

 

Three Words To Describe the 2012 Kips Bay Show House (Plus Pictures Too)

by Lynn Byrne

Sophisticated. Curated. Stunning. This year's Kip's Bay Show House may well be my favorite. Ever.  Each room is multi-layered and rich with detail, as if a connoissuer waved his magic wand and the finest in art and furniture appeared. There Read more [...]

May. 17

 

Road Trip Hosted By Annie Selke

by Lynn Byrne

My bags are packed again this month!  I am thrilled to be invited by Annie Selke for a spring trip to the Berkshires.  There will be house tours, fine dining, lovely inns and shopping!  I have written about Annie here and here--I love her work and Read more [...]

May. 14

 

NEW AND NOW: Purple and Orange Color Palette

by Lynn Byrne

Luscious! With tangerine tango being Pantone's color of the year, and House Beautiful naming purple as their top color, it is no surprise that the two are being combined---with stunning results.  But is it really a new color Read more [...]
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