Feb. 17

 

NOW AND THEN: Country Life at Candace Wheeler’s Onteora Club

by Lynn Byrne

When most people hear of a club in the Catskills, the so-called Borscht Belt immortalized in the film Dirty Dancing comes to mind.  But back in 1887, interior designer Candace Wheeler (subject of yesterday's post) established an artists' colony she Read more [...]

Feb. 17

 

Rome is Always a Good Idea

by Lynn Byrne

  Audrey Hepburn said that about Paris and I agree. But I feel the same way about Rome and I will arrive there today.  (Yippee!)  And while I am there I am going to be feeling a lot of red. Larry and I are traveling with the twins Read more [...]

Feb. 16

 

BEFORE ELSIE DE WOLFE: Meet Candace Wheeler, the Mother of Interior Design

by Lynn Byrne

  Elsie de Wolfe gets all of the credit. But from 1877  through 1893, another woman was the acknowledged expert on anything to do with decorative textiles and interiors.  Some folks have called her the "mother" of interior design, particularly Read more [...]

Feb. 15

 

Welcome to the New Me

by Lynn Byrne

I so  hope you like my new look.    For me, the best part about this blogging adventure is all of the great people I have met.  I could have never accomplished this task without the help of my blogger buddies, so here is a little shout out to their Read more [...]

Feb. 08

 

Je T’Aime Valentine

by Lynn Byrne

I know I am bucking the trend when I say I use Tumblr as my inspiration board, and not that other hot pin board site.  I am not always ready to categorize when I see an image.  I just know I like it and so I throw it up on my Tumblr. My home Read more [...]
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