LARRY BURNS
12 things he can’t live without

Based in Lancaster, PA, Larry Burns is a nationally recognized Interior Designer and Stylist. Larry formed his own interior design company in 1992 after an 11 year stint as a senior designer for Armstrong World Ind., Inc.. Originally from the Midwest, “It was my job at Armstrong that brought me to Lancaster and the East Coast. Although it was love at first sight, I only gave myself 2 years here. Then I wanted to move to NYC. What I soon realized, is that I can live in this incredible place and still easily work and be in NYC any time I want.” Now, I can’t imagine living anywhere else.” This year Larry found himself literally working coast to coast - from a high profile Residential project in NY, to styling the chic new showrooms for a Corporate Client in L.A. When recently asked why he does what he does? Larry says, “I love what I do, and there is no place in the world I’d rather be than home. I love my home, and that’s the way I want my clients to feel. If I can help a client feel that, then I know I have done my job."

1   /  THE CITY OF LANCASTER
Rich in History, the Arts, Music, Culture, and Community, the city is home to so many creative and dedicated people and continues to be the perfect place in which to work, play, and live.


2  /  MY DOG HOBBS
A beautiful English Cocker Spaniel who brings me such joy each day. Nothing is better than our long walks through the neighborhood.


3   /  MY IPHONE
I can’t imagine life without it. I can literally work from anywhere.


4  /  MY GINORI "FIESOLE" CHINA
. It has long been my favorite pattern, and is still being made today. I started collecting it years ago before visiting Fiesole while on vacation in Tuscany. Fiesole sits atop a hill with the most breathtaking views imaginable of Florence. I use the china all the time - it makes me happy and think of Italy.


5  /  THE CITY OF PARIS
One of my favorite cities. In going through my mother’s estate, I recently discovered my father’s black and white photo album of Paris during the Liberation in WWII, along with every letter he wrote her during the war. I didn’t know they existed. They are priceless to me, and are my most cherished possessions. It was a different time then, but these treasures have connected me to the city in a whole new way and made me love it even more.


6  /  THE WORK OF LANCASTER ARTIST DAVID BRUMBACH
Our great city is blessed with so many talented artists, but I have always been drawn to the works from David’s wave and music series. I framed this one in one of my favorite frames from Lancaster Galleries. It sits happily in my Living Room.


7  /   MY NEW FAVORITE CANDLE BY VOLUSPA, COEUR DE CASSIS
Simply wonderful! I always have one burning when I’m home.


8  /   SHARPIE PENS
I use them when I sketch and make notes. I have boxes of them in my studio. I use them every day.


9  /  PEONIES, MY FAVORITE FLOWER
Nothing is more beautiful than a simple vase of peonies freshly cut from my garden.


10  /   MY NESPRESSO MACHINE
It makes the perfect espresso and makes me think of Europe. Of course it tastes best in a classic espresso cup and saucer. I like the sets from William Sonoma.


11   /   CLEMENT MEADMORE SCULPTURES
Few things make me happier than great art, and the work of Clement Meadmore inspires me. I just love the work of Clement Meadmore . . .


12  /   CHRISTOPHER SPITZMILLER LAMPS
Christopher’s lamps are true works of art and of the very best quality. They are the ones everyone copies, but none of them can hold a candle to the originals. I can spot an original a mile away. They will be the collectibles of the future. Keep up the good work Christopher!