Jan. 26

 

NOW AND THEN: Pendleton and Hudson Bay Blankets

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  Blankets are not just warm, they are HOT. I see blankets popping up all over the place as everyone's fresh new topper.   But, of course, the Pendleton and Hudson Bay variety have a rich history. HUDSON Read more [...]

Jan. 25

 

My Top Five Tips For Making New Construction Look Old

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  First, thanks so much to the lovely Emily A. Clark for featuring my  home on her blog, here and here.  I am overwhelmed.  Thanks to all of you who made such sweet comments and tweets.  I truly appreciate it. Now, for the dirty Read more [...]

Jan. 24

 

Check Out My House

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. Ya, that is how things looked just as we started rebuilding our home. If you have read my "About" section, you know my house burnt down. Prior to the fire, it was a c.1900 shingle style Victorian and something of a local landmark. It Read more [...]

Jan. 23

 

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR: Come See the Gardens at Miami’s Vizcaya

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  While I hope I wowed you with a view of the inside of Villa Vizcaya earlier this week, the gardens and outside of the mansion are even more spectacular. The gardens were designed with a European aesthetic by Diego Suarez, but many plants Read more [...]

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 [...]
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