Lyn Peterson began her design career with a small retail shop in Larchmont, NY some 30 years ago. Happenstance, and another designer’s eleventh-hour cancellation, led to a spot in the prestigious Kips Bay Showhouse. Lyn’s basement aerie, complete with greenhouse, landed her on the front page of the New York Times Style section as well as on the cover of House Beautiful. Her career was launched.

Clients in ports as far-flung as England, Alabama, and California soon followed with a variety of projects, from historic renovations to from-the-ground green construction. But Lyn remains a local girl at heart. A wife and mother of four (and grandmother of three), Lyn is in her own words: “At my best making a house a home. Family and friends is where it all begins and ends.”  

While Lyn’s interiors work for real families in real life, her work is widely published. The author of three design books with Clarkson Potter, Lyn’s interiors have also been featured on the covers of countless magazines and on HGTV. In addition to designing, Lyn is a licensed general contractor.

Lyn and her husband, Karl Friberg, also own and operate Motif Designs. Motif launched the Ralph Lauren Home Fabric & Wallpaper Collection, created Marimekko wallpaper, and currently designs and distributes to-the-trade furniture, lighting and rugs.


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