Jul. 26

 

TUESDAY IS EXQUISITE: Carousel

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. This is an easy one.  Carousels are simply delightful.  Don’t miss the credits this week–lots of sources, including one for the cute print above.

This music box carousel oozes charm.

I want these carousel dessert plates! 

Eat your carousel, perfectly served on, you guessed it,  those dessert plates!

Wear your carousel.  

Decorate with a Carousel.

Watch Carousel. 

Feel like you are riding the carousel that I grew up on.  You may need to click through to YouTube.  The carousel at Kennywood Park right outside of Pittsburgh was built in 1927 and is a National Historic Landmark.

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Jul. 25

 

A Tony Duquette Sunburst Chandelier Shines In Montauk

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  That beauty of a chandelier arrived in 2 boxes and, seemingly, hundreds of pieces. 

Take a look.  Count ‘em.  It took 4 electricians to assemble and install, plus me directing “sun ray” placement.  Don’t miss the white gloves, included so there would be no unsightly fingerprints  on the brass.   

I think the best view might be when you lie down on the bed. 

Now we just need to wait for the unlacquered brass to develop a little patina.

UPDATE: PEOPLE HAVE ASKED TO SEE MORE OF THE ROOM.  IT IS NOT DONE YET, BUT HERE IS MY MOOD BOARD.

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Jul. 23

 

Law & Order SUV’s Mariska Hargitay’s Voice Has Helped Thousands

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. It is not always about a pretty house.  

Please click over to the website, Women’s Voices For Change, to learn how Mariska Hargitay has used her role in Law & Order SUV as a platform to support the survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and how you can help.  She is fabulous example of making the most of your life while assisting others.

Thank you to Women’s Voices For Change for giving me the opportunity to guest post on this wonderful role model.

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Jul. 22

 

Tennis Anyone?

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  I, myself, don’t play the game.  But I can’t deny the charm of this wallpaper. Available in 2 colorways right here.   

Jul. 21

 

Would You Pass On A Rita Konig Designed Apartment?

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.   In the HGTV show, Selling New York,  a client from Bermuda, looking for a New York pied a terre and described in the show as a “high net worth businesswoman”, barely took a second glance.

The apartment is  a 1,151 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath  corner penthouse in the Upper East Side Manhattan House. The episode aired on July 7.

Me, on the other hand, thought the place was lovely.  Open airy rooms, fresh palette.  What is not to like? 

Oh and did I happen to mention there is a large wraparound terrace too?  Pure gold in NYC. What do you think?

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