Monday, September 12, 2011


My post today is going to highlight young designer Elizabeth Pyne.  However, first I will introduce you to her mother and grandmother. 

Betty Sherrill at home

Her grandmother, Berry Sherrill, a New Orleans native, came to work at the New York City design firm McMillen.  She started as assistant to the President and worked her way up to President and CEO.  She is quite a character.  You MUST READ this article on her in the New York Social Diary.  As you can see, she has a very traditional and formal design style. 


Ms Sherrill's daughter, Ann Pyne, is currently a top designer at her mother's firm, McMillen.  Ms Pyne is not as charming as her mother but she certainly inherited the design gene.  You can read about Ms Pyne in this article from the New York Social Diary.  While reading the article, note her PAINTED Queen Anne dining room chairs, which I discussed in this earlier post!

So now we get to discuss Elizabeth.  She is Ann's daughter and she currently works at McMillen Plus, which is an offshoot of venerable design house McMillen.  She went to Trinity College and after a stint at Sotheby's, went to work with her family.

Elizabeth Pyne

Her are some photos from the room she decorated for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Decorator Showhouse in Manhattan.  It's a delightful, feminine room.

These photos below are from her personal apartment, which was featured in House & Garden in 2007.  I love how she mixes traditional with modern!   

Looking through her living room towards foyer & kitchen

Elizabeth's Dining Area

Elizabeth's Lovely Bedroom

Elizabeth's Living Room

You can see a short article on Elizabeth on pg 38 of September's Traditional Home.  I suspect that we will be seeing quite a bit about this young lady in the future.

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