May. 07

 

In My Library: Dear Carolina

by Lynn Byrne

Us bloggers, we belong to a certain tribe. Truly it is a community of friends, whether we have met in real life (IRL in cyber speak) or simply communicate via social media.  So when one of our own fulfills a dream, its time to shout it out to the Read more [...]

May. 07

 

ART SCHOOL: From Jim Dine to James Goldcrown

by Lynn Byrne

When I posted the above street art by James Goldcrown to my Instagram account, you all went wild.  It seems as if James' bleeding hearts certainly struck a chord.  Of course, James' heart motif simply begs comparison to the work of Jim Dine, whose Read more [...]

Apr. 28

 

DESIGN DICTIONARY: Baroque

by Lynn Byrne

If there ever was an winner for the most overused phrase in design speech, it would be "go for Baroque!"  Yuck! How about a ban? The Baroque style has an aura of "I know it when I see it." but there are some defining characteristics.  Let's go Read more [...]

Apr. 15

 

CURATED: Affordable Treasures from the Sale of the Property in Sotheby’s Show House

by Lynn Byrne

Many people have the wrong impression that you need to be a millionaire to shop at Sotheby's.  That is not true. There are many, many objects sold in the low thousands, and while that price range may likely be an investment purchase for most, often Read more [...]

Apr. 14

 

DESIGNER SECRETS: Five Tips on Living With Art and Antiques Gleaned From Sotheby’s Show House

by Lynn Byrne

Let's face it.  Sometimes when you attend a show house, you might leave wowed by the designers' creativity, but somehow you just can't quite see how the designs could fit in a real home. That is decidedly not the case with the show house assembled Read more [...]
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