Better Homes & Gardens to feature beach house of Fairport NY native

The interior design work of Trish Lynn, second from right, will be featured in the July/August issue of "Better Homes & Gardens." Second from left is her husband, Rick Lynn, and from left are their daughters, Colette, 11, Cece, 9, and Violet, 6.

Trish Lynn has always had a creative flair and a deep appreciation for art.

The Fairport native (whose maiden name was Gubiotti) started out at the University of Buffalo studying psychology and art but was encouraged to pursue a degree in business instead, which she earned in 2002.

After graduating, she moved to New York City and worked in advertising and for web services company Yahoo. The environments were creative, even if her job in digital sales was less so.

But after getting married and in 2013 giving birth to her first child, “I just sort of decided I wanted to reinvent myself and do something I’d always loved and been good at,” said Lynn, who now lives in Chatham, New Jersey, about 30 miles west of Manhattan.

That something was interior design, and soon her work will grace the pages of one of the country’s most widely circulated magazines, “Better Homes & Gardens.”

This kitchen designed by Trish Lynn exemplifies her organic modern style, which uses neutral tones and natural materials and textures.

For its July/August issue, the publication shot the beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, where Lynn and her family — husband Rick Lynn and their children, Colette, 11, Cece, 9, and Violet, who is about to turn 7 — vacation.

More than a getaway, the space was a project for Lynn, who founded Colette Interiors in 2016.


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