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Remembering Mr. Tiffany

February 18, 2019

By Tab Byrum

Today would be the 171st birthday of Louis Comfort Tiffany, a man who expanded the jewelry company founded by his father into the decorative arts and made it into a global empire. During this week we are going to look at a few things from the world of Tiffany including one of his beautiful homes and the color that’s been made famous and known as Tiffany Blue. Today we are remembering LCT by looking again at a post I did four years ago, celebrating Mr. Tiffany and his work when I wrote about him as Tabulous Tastemaker. Join me today for a look back at Louis Comfort Tiffany, a man with an amazing imagination and creative abilities who has left behind a wonderful design legacy. Enjoy!!!

Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848-1933 (via)

To read the full write-up I did on Mr. Tiffany in 2015 click on the article’s title in the box below. Enjoy!!!

Tabulous Tastemaker: Louis Comfort Tiffany


Best of Tabulous: Remembering Louis Vuitton

August 4, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today we are looking back at one of the first Tabulous Tastemaker posts I did celebrating the life of Louis Vuitton. Vuitton founded one of the most famous fashion houses that’s still around today, an impressive achievement 196 years after Vuitton’s birth. To see and read the original post you can click here. Enjoy!!!

Best of Tabulous: Artist Jane Troup

August 1, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Today in the Best of Tabulous we are looking back at a post I did three years ago on artist Jane Troup. I still love all of her works, especially those featuring animals both out in the wild and of dogs. Take a look back with me at the colorful and collectible work of Jane Troup by clicking here. Enjoy!!!

Charley Harper ~ Tabulous Tastemaker

July 24, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I haven’t done a Tastemaker post in a while but there was some recent news that made me take a look at the work of artist Charley Harper. Harper was born in West Virginia in 1922 and raised on a farm there, Harper’s life on the farm influenced his artwork his whole life as he became famous for “highly stylized wildlife prints” and other works where he used nature as the focus but rendering it in his own unique style. During Charley’s career, he was known for many things including the illustrations for The Golden Book of Biology which I remember and is still for sale. In addition to book illustrations, Charley Haper did posters, prints, magazine work and often worked with nature conservancy groups like zoos and the Everglades National Park. Charley and his artist wife Edie worked out of their art studios in Cincinnati, Ohio and later formed Harper Studios with their son Brett. Charley Harper died in 2007 after a lengthy battle with pneumonia but his artwork lives on and is still very popular, West Elm has come out with a new collection based on the artwork of Charley Harper that we will focus on tomorrow. Today, join me for a look at the unique and mid century inspired artwork of Tabulous Tastemaker Charley Harper, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Women’s History Month ~ Nancy Lancaster

March 29, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Nancy Lancaster


Nancy Lancaster was a force to be reckoned with, born in Virginia Nancy made her mark in the world after she moved to England with her second husband. Nancy Lancaster is often credited with creating the English Country Home look as well as helping found the decorating firm of Colefax & Fowler. The country house look is known for using color, chintz fabrics, antiques. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are remembering Nancy Lancaster and her work in design. For a more in-depth look at Lancaster click here to see a post I did on her life in September 2015.

Women’s History Month 2017 ~ Queen Elizabeth II

March 28, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Queen Elizabeth II


We continue celebrating Women’s History Month this March with a look today at a woman who has seen it all, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth is now the longest reigning monarch in the history of Great Britain having celebrated her Sapphire Anniversary on the throne earlier this year. The mother of four children is not only known as a Monarch but also a fashionista and a trendsetter, her taste in fashion has been watched closely since she was a Princess and especially after ascending the throne in 1952. For a more in-depth look at Queen Elizabeth click here to read a post I did on her in April 2016 for her 90th birthday. 

Women’s History Month 2017 ~ Edith Wharton

March 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Edith Wharton


As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March we are looking at women who have succeeded in the world of design, women like author and designer Edith Wharton. Wharton is known for the beautiful novels she wrote focusing on the “Gilded Age” of America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wharton also worked in the field of Interior Design and wrote books on home decor and design as well as gardens and their design. For a more in-depth look at Wharton’s life click here to see a post I did on her life earlier this year. 

Women’s History Month 2017 ~ The Duchess of Windsor

March 24, 2017

By Tab Byrum

The Duchess of Windsor


As we celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March we are looking at and remembering women who’ve left their mark on the world in the field of design. Today we are remembering the Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor, a woman who didn’t design clothes, homes or jewelry but is known for having the best and most beautiful of all these things. Her life was filled with newspaper headlines and sometimes scandal but she lived the way she wanted with the man she wanted, who if not for her would have been King of England. For a more in-depth look at the life of the Duchess click here to see a post I did on her in June 2015. Enjoy!!!

Women’s History Month 2017 ~ Coco Chanel

March 23, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Coco Chanel


In celebration of March being Women’s History Month we are looking at women who’ve made history from the world of design, today we are remembering Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Chanel is known for the major changes she made in designing women’s fashion, whether it’s using softer and more flowing fabrics like jersey or helping liberate women from the corset or the accusations of consorting with the Germans during World War II. Today Chanel is known for the fashion empire that is still run in her name and the high-end fashion it produces under the leadership of Karl Lagerfeld, click here to read a more in-depth post I did on Chanel in August 2015. 

Women’s History Month 2017 ~ Dorothy Draper

March 22, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Dorothy Draper


Designer Dorothy Draper is our focus today we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month by looking at the lives and careers of women who’ve made history in the world of design. Dorothy Draper is known for her use of color especially in her work renovating and redecorating hotels across America. One of Dorothy Draper’s greatest achievements is the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. You can still purchase materials created in the Draper aesthetic from Carleton Varney, you can learn more about Dorothy Draper here in an in-depth post I did on her life in 2014. Enjoy!!!

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