Holiday Inspiration Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2020

Newburyport 2020 Holiday House Tour Amesbury Main Street custom home Yellowstone Montana inspired house front

Greetings from snowy New England! I was feeling badly last weekend for the Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2020 committee because the weather was just awful for their event! Not only did they have to stage it outside, but it was a rainy day (surrounded by two nice days, of course!). I think though given the … Read more

2018 Newburyport Holiday House Tour

19 Federal Street Living Room Christmas Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018

Happy (almost) Christmas! Sorry to take so long getting these 2018 Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018 tour pics up. I ended up taking so many photos it’s taken forever to edit them down into a manageable tour. As I’ve often said, Newburyport, Massachusetts is my absolute favorite city.  One of the things I love about … Read more

Newburyport Christmas Holiday House Touring

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I’ve been a bit disorganized these last few weeks as we transition from fall to the holiday season- so I’m sorry there have been no blog posts! That said, I am very excited because on Saturday, December 8th, I’ll be heading up to my favorite town of Newburyport in Massachusetts for the annual Holiday House … Read more

2016 Newburyport Holiday House Tour

I made my annual pilgrimage to the 2016 Newburyport Holiday House tour on Saturday and this year, we were treated to some amazing homes and lovely, though not ostentatious, holiday decorating. The House Tour is put on and benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport. The first house I visited was the 1774 Lowell-Tracy-Johnson … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour: Toppan-Whitney House

I wrote about three of the houses I visited at the 2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour the other day, but wanted to share the Toppan-Whitney House in its own post because it’s on the market – so we get more insider photos! The Toppan-Whitney House is a brick Federal-era home built in 1804 and is … Read more

2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour

This past Saturday was a lovely one to take in the 2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour which benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum. As I’ve written many times here, Newburyport is my favorite place in the world – I lived there for about five years and still miss it. Unfortunately, everyone in my life is … Read more

2013 Newburyport Holiday House Tour

Okay, so most of us have our holiday decorations packed away and are a tad sick of the whole thing, but since this is the Feast of the Epiphany, aka Twelfth Night, I thought I could squeeze in my visit to the 2013 Newburyport Holiday House Tour from a few weeks ago. I only made … Read more

2012 Holiday House Tour in Newburyport, MA

  On Saturday my New Hampshire client and I spent the day wandering around my favorite local city of Newburyport, MA taking in the 2012 Holiday House Tour  in Newburyport which benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum. When I lived there I did the house tour one year and it was really great. This year … Read more

Sandwich Holiday House Tour

Sandwich Holiday House tour can now be checked off the list! I worked with the owner of a local B&B to add some special drama to his existing decorations. This is an 1830’s era Georgian style home that has been a private home, a doctor’s office and now a B&B. Interesting tidbit: a woman came to … Read more

Classic Modern Kitchen – Newburyport Tour 2022

I spent a lovely Saturday in my favorite coastal Massachusetts city of Newburyport on a  self-guided tour featuring classic modern kitchen renovations in a variety of homes ranging from newly constructed dwellings to renovated historic residences.  Each of the nine selected homes in the Kitchen Tour 2022 represent the latest in innovation, functionality and design – … Read more

A Spectacular Modern Carriage House Conversion in Newburyport MA

Newburyport modern carriage house conversion Andrew Sidford architect Linda Merrill photo exterior

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of a conversion house project. I’ve showcased several projects over the years and I’m so excited to share a new one that is currently on the market in my favorite city of Newburyport, MA. I saw this modern carriage house conversion project originally when it was … Read more

2013 Newburyport Kitchen Tour

Here are photo montages of my trip up to the 2013 Newburyport Kitchen tour on Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Newburyport Elementary schools. Of all the house tours I’ve been on over the years, the one’s in N-port are always the best and never disappoint. The town offers such a wide variety of architectural styles … Read more

Top 10 Favorite Newburyport Christmas Scenes and a Giveaway!

Newburyport Christmas barn doors bicycle decorating

One of my favorite annual events each year is the Newburyport Holiday House Tour, which I’ve posted about many times. I am unable to attend this year so wanted to share my Top 10 favorite Christmas scenes from Christmases past. I though you might pick up some fun ideas for holiday decorating. AND, I’m doing … Read more

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• Quirky and Funny Planter Heads • Coastal Getaway New England • Classic Modern Kitchen – Newburyport 2022 Tour • Duxbury Hydrangea Garden Tour • Nathaniel Winsor Jr. Historic House Tour • Matching Furniture – Avoid the Matchy-Matchy look (Front the 2005 archives) • Theme Decorating (From the 2005 archives) • Tips to Decorate Around … Read more