Jan. 23


HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR: Inside Miami’s Vizcaya

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. When homeowner James Deering first saw his newly completed masterpiece mansion back in 1916, he arrived on Christmas Day in a Venetian gondola. Miniature canons fired a salute. Friends, dressed in Italian peasant costumes, danced to Italian Read more [...]

Jan. 18



by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  I remember that I promised a great post on Vizcaya this week and it will happen.  Just not right this second. Unfortunately I got tangled up in a web redesign morass.  Seems getting this blog over to WordPress.org from WordPress.com, Read more [...]

Jan. 16


Unexpected Country Files No. 3

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. What: Colorful reclaimed barnwood planks in a baby's nursery.  Where: Jewel's Texas ranch, dubbed "Homestead Hip" by In Style. Why: Nursery environments are often "soft." It is unusual to see such a rustic wall treatment. Plus, Read more [...]

Jan. 13


BIG Weekend Ahead: A Miami Wedding at Vizcaya

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. Can you imagine getting married there? Vizcaya is a mediterranean style mansion with beautiful gardens in the Coconut Grove area of  Miami.  It is a National Historic Landmark. Turns out you can rent the place for your nuptials Read more [...]

Jan. 12


NOW AND THEN: Inspired by the Bloomsbury Group

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  When a designer talks about decor inspired by the Bloomsbury Group, they really mean the farmhouse known as Charleston in Sussex, England.  Charleston was exuberantly decorated primarily by artists, Vanessa Bell and her partner Read more [...]
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