Mar. 09


NOW COLLECT: Silver Lusterware–Lots of Pretty for the Price

by Lynn Byrne

Want some silvery sparkle and shine without the cost and upkeep of sterling silver or silver plate?  (Look, Ma--no polishing!) You can start a collection of silver lusterware (also known by the English spelling: lustre). What is lusterware? It Read more [...]

Mar. 07


DESIGN BOOK ADDICT: Fresh American Spaces by Annie Selke

by Lynn Byrne

Should you add Annie Selke's new book, Fresh American Spaces, to an already burgeoning bookshelf crammed with design books? The answer: a resounding YES, particularly if you like to make your decorating decisions by yourself.  Annie says right in Read more [...]

Mar. 05


NOW AND THEN: Florence Broadhurst

by Lynn Byrne

Designer Florence Broadhurst's life is a vortex of controversy, starting with the premise that she may not even have been a designer at all.  It is well known that she had poor eyesight and that she hired out artists to draw all of the wallpaper Read more [...]

Mar. 01


Top Five Take-Aways for All Bloggers from the Design Bloggers’ Conference

by Lynn Byrne

Held in the architecturally significant Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles early this week, the Design Bloggers' Conference was packed with pertinent information for all bloggers. Here are my top 5 take-aways from the event. 1. Read more [...]

Feb. 28


On the Road Again

by Lynn Byrne

Sorry that my posts have been a bit on the erratic side lately.  It's due to my recent travel and my blog redesign. No sooner did I unpack and launder my clothes from my Rome trip, then it was time to pack up again for the Design Bloggers' Conference Read more [...]
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