Oct. 21


SOLO EXHIBITION: Penelope Gottlieb’s Beautiful Manipulation of Classic Audubon Prints

by Lynn Byrne

If you thought hanging Audubon prints was too granny, you haven't seen the work of Penelope Gottlieb. Gottlieb upends the historically familiar  prints with her own embellishment of flowers and plant tendrils painted by her directly on top.  She Read more [...]

Oct. 20



by Lynn Byrne

BUTLER'S TABLE:  Typically a table consisting of a tray atop a folding stand, probably originating in England in the mid-1700's.  The first stands where two X-frames. Later stands could have four legs joined by an X-frame.  The tray can be rectangular Read more [...]

Oct. 15


Charming Vignettes From Project Design 2014 at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

by Lynn Byrne

Rarely do I indulge myself with a post where there is a dearth of words, but every once in a while the pictures simply speak for themselves.  Project Design at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is one such example. It is such a special Read more [...]

Oct. 11


ART RULES: My Room of the Week

by Lynn Byrne

When I choose my room of the week, I choose one where art makes the space. This colorful room is located in Long Island's  Ronald McDonald House and  is part of phase 2 of Project Design--known as the "permanent" show house.  The Ronald Read more [...]

Oct. 07


DESIGNER SECRETS: How Markham Roberts Sees Decorating

by Lynn Byrne

In his book, Decorating the Way I See It, Markham Roberts proclaims right up front that the volume "is not intended as a how-to or instruction manual on decorating," adding that he doesn't "dole out designer secrets." After reading the book, however, Read more [...]
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