Sep. 06


TUESDAY IS EXQUISITE: Countess De Castiglione And Her Legacy (It Includes A Fabulous Garden, Lotusland)

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. The Countess de Castiglione (1837-1899)  was widely considered the most beautiful woman of her day. And she knew it. There was nothing modest about her.  She used her body for political gain by having a summer affair with Napoleon. Plus, Read more [...]

Sep. 05


Gifts From The Sea

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  Alas, it is Labor Day and summer is over.  I am one of those people who feels like September is the start of the new year, complete with resolutions (new exercise program; a little less ice cream and cheese).  I also try to maintain Read more [...]

Sep. 02


Fabulous Dresser DIY

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  Have you seen this fabulous makeover?  The above dresser started life looking like this: The makeover was done with a reverse painted  stencil.  Click here  to get the step by step process, which was featured on the Flor design blog, Read more [...]

Sep. 01


NOW AND THEN: Marimekko

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  Look how Marimekko has fancied up the plywood covering the construction of their new flagship store, currently being built in NYC.   I can't wait to see the finished store and learn what treasures lurk inside (and I will share it all Read more [...]

Aug. 31


WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S NEXT: Be There Or Be Square

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  Calling all design lovers: If you are in the New York metropolitan area on September 20th, you should make plans to attend the What's New, What's Next conference.   It is a "must attend" event, gathering all of the latest and greatest Read more [...]
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