A Dream Mudroom, Laundry and more – Dream Home 2021

Hello friends! I am thrilled to be able to share my design for the Dream Home 2021 Mudroom / Laundry / Dog washing station / Guest Resources room! You can read about my inspirations and decision making for this space here. At the bottom of this post will be all the products and resources I used … Read more

A Dream Kitchen – Dream Home 2021 Room Reveal

081021 LMDS Dream Home 2021 Dream Kitchen Cooking Wall

Hello! I’m happy to finally share the LMDS Dream Home 2021 Dream Kitchen! If you’re new here – you can read the origins of this virtual design project here. This is the second fully completed space in this 4,600 sq. ft. home (plus 600 sq. ft. pool/guest house and 900 sq. ft. deck). I’m nearly … Read more

Universal and Accessible Guest Bath – Dream Home 2021 Room Reveal

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings Dream Home 2021 ADA Universal and Accessible Guest Bathangled

Hello! I’m thrilled to share the first completely finished space in the LMDS Dream Home 2021 project – the Universal and Accessible Guest Bathroom. I shared the beginnings of the plan a couple of weeks ago and why I wanted to create a home that could serve all physical needs presently and in the future. … Read more

LMDS Dream Home

A virtual dream home designed and decorated by Linda Merrill Click on each dream home image below to learn more about each room.     MUCH MORE Dream Home to come!

Beautiful Bistro Shelves

Palmer Industries bistro shelves

Brass and glass bistro shelves have definitely been having a moment in design recently. Think of the romance of an old back bar with tarnished brass hardware filled with bottles of tipsy goodness. The Bofinger in Paris just oozes old world charm doesn’t it?? I think this is part of the appeal of bistro shelves … Read more

Ever Wallpaper

Linda Merrill Dream home view from bed Ever wallpaper

The folks at Ever Wallpaper reached out to me about showcasing their beautiful wallpapers and just looking at the homepage, I was in! Ever Wallpaper was founded in the UK but ships world wide. Most papers come in three weights – heavy, medium and peel-and-stick. Wallpapers have been growing in popularity over the last decade … Read more

Working spaces: Mudrooms, laundry rooms and dog washing stations

Hello! As I’m putting the finishing touches on the multi-hyphenate Dream Home 2021 Mudroom-Laundry room-Dog washing station-Pantry-Guest resources space (I know, a mouthful!) I wanted to share some of my inspirations images for this hardworking space. This is the true working room of the house that as you will see which needs to serve multiple … Read more

Design for Accessible and Universal Living

Dream Home front exterior with ramp design for universal accessible living

What is design for accessible and universal living? I’ll start with what it’s not: When my parents were in their late 50’s, where I am now, they sold their two-story eight room colonial on the South Shore of Massachusetts and purchased what they intended to be their retirement home – a one-story on Cape Cod. … Read more

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Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings Duxbury Truro Sandwich

• Cozy Bedding for Spring • The Saturday List – May 7, 2022 • The Saturday List – April 30, 2022 • Coastal Casual Living Room – Sneak Peek! • The Saturday List – April 16, 2022 • Trend Alert: Coastal Grandmother Style  • The Saturday List – April 2, 2022 • The Saturday List … Read more

Upholstered Headboards and Beds

Linda Merrill Nook Cottage upholstered headboards and beds

Upholstered headboards and beds have been popular design elements in bedrooms for well over a century. They are both cozy and glamorous and certainly know how to make a statement! When I was designing my own Nook Cottage bedroom (above) I fell in love with Aerin Lauder for Lee Jofa Watersedge cut velvet fabric. In. … Read more