ABOUT | Lynn Byrne is an interior designer and blogger at Decor Arts Now. We had the immense pleasure of spending time with her at BlogTourLA last fall, and consider her one of the kindest and most talented people in our design circles.
When Krista and Tami invited me to choose my single most favorite textile in my home, I couldn’t do it. That’s because I love this pair. Of course they are pretty, but my fondness has more to do with my home’s checkered past than the fabrics themselves. You see, I always wanted to live in an old house with character. We bought a circa 1900 Victorian but 10 days after the closing, the house suffered a devastating fire. We decided to rebuild and completed the project in 2003.
At first all of my decor choices where driven by a desire to make the house feel “old.” Period lighting, period wallpaper and period fabrics made their way inside. Finally, about 5 years after I lived in the home, I was over the trauma of the fire. Everything didn’t have to read period. It was time to bust out and these geometric fabrics where among my first choices in the “new era.” The fabric on the upholstered chair is a re-issue by Ashley Hicks of one of his father, David Hick’s, designs.
The dining chair fabric is by Ashley’s ex-wife Allegra Hicks. Both were sourced at Lee Jofa. The fabrics make wonderful playmates together, which is perfect because we often shrink down that dining table to 30 inches and combine the two spaces for entertaining.
My guess is that my pair of fabrics might be together longer than the Hick’s marriage!
IMAGE CREDIT | Dining room shot by Ellen McDermott