Mar. 16


Spring Awakening: The Art of Catrin Welz-Stein

by Lynn Byrne

  At first glance, the art of Catrin Welz-Stein looks like  an oil painting slowly built up layer by layer.  Catrin does carefully layer each element in her work but she does that in a thoroughly modern way.  She tears apart old photos, Read more [...]

Mar. 14


An English Cottage Look Inspired by the Book, The Forgotten Garden

by Lynn Byrne

At the center of the book The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton lies a magical setting: A neglected cottage, part of a Downton Abbey-like grand country estate and found at the end of a yew maze.  The cottage is perched on a cliff in Cornwall England Read more [...]

Mar. 12


TRENDS NOW: Typography in Art and Interiors

by Lynn Byrne

  Sometimes it truly is hard to know what came first: the chicken or the egg. The current craze for displaying large letters as art in the home is just such a trend.  There are a number of well established artists who work with typography Read more [...]

Mar. 10


INTERNET EXPLORER: Favorite Finds Online This Week

by Lynn Byrne

Doesn't that look scrumptious?  I posted it earlier this week on my tumblr, with a link to the recipe. While there is always something to read at Decor Arts Now, my tumblr,, is a visual feast. Not in the mood to Read more [...]

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 [...]
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