Lyn Peterson serves as president and creative director of Motif Designs. The company, co-founded with her husband Karl Friberg, designs and produces fine fabrics, wall-coverings, furniture, and decorative accessories.
Drawing on her personal experience and professional expertise, Lyn helps homeowners and contractors plan how a family will actually live in a space, envisioning such scenarios as, “When you come in the front door with a bundle of groceries, where do the keys go?” Or, “Is the wiring adequate in the family room for the new flat-screen TV?” Lyn is a reality-check for people who want to live in a true home, not a show house.
Making her pragmatic approach even more accessible, Lyn has collected her ideas, insights, and advice into book form:
Lyn Peterson’s Real Life Decorating (Creative Homeowner, 2000),
Lyn Peterson’s Real Life Renovations, (Clarkson Potter, 2006), and
Lyn Peterson’s Real Life Kitchens (Clarkson Potter, 2007).
Lyn's ideas and interiors are regularly featured in House Beautiful, Country Living, and Home, and Lyn occasionally appears as a guest on Weekend Today and HGTV shows to offer her particular take on fun, fast, and rational decorating.