Linda Merrill is an award-winning interior designer based in Massachusetts. Her passion for creating beautiful spaces began early on when she was allowed to select the finish color of her first “big girl” bedroom set at the age of six. Linda received a Certificate in Decorative Arts from the prestigious Boston Architectural College in 2002 and opened her own firm shortly thereafter. In 2012 Linda was awarded the IFDA New England/Design New England Magazine Showcase award for Best Living Space for her Back Bay Penthouse project. She was recently named to the Boston Design Center Designer-on-Call program for 2017 which offers professional interior design services to those who wish access to this exclusive trade-only design center.
Linda offers both in-person traditional full-service design as well as custom virtual designs for those outside the area or who are looking for a great design that they can implement themselves.
Linda’s blog, Surroundings, has an international readership and is often named to Best Blog and Design Influencer lists and was most recently named to the Top 19 Interior Designers in Boston by Expertize.
She was moderator of a popular podcast series called “The Skirted Roundtable” from 2009-2013 and her
first book HOW TO START A HOME BASED INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS, published by Taylor Trade Publishing, was released in May, 2015
Linda has appeared on Martha Stewart’s Sirius Radio Channel; NECN’s “New England Dream House”; WHDH Television’s “Room for Improvement”; WBZ-TV’s “Sundays With Liz” and been featured in CAPE COD MAGAZINE, CAPE COD HOME, HOME REMODELERS magazine, THE BOSTON GLOBE Sunday Magazine, THE WASHINGTON POST, NEW ENGLAND HOME MAGAZINE, SOUTH SHORE LIVING MAGAZINE and THE PATRIOT LEDGER.
“I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to work with Linda! She took the stress out of planning and designing my living room. She understood exactly what we wanted and did an excellent job balancing my needs with my husband's needs. She was extremely professional; quick to respond to emails, patient and offered honest advice. We worked together via e-design and I would absolutely do e-design with Linda again! The process was really easy and it was exciting to receive the emails with our design updates. We love our final design!”
- Amy S., Greenville, S.C.
“I worked with Linda on an interior design project for my new home. Linda developed a design plan for my living area, dining, office, and kitchen. She worked with me to select drapery fabric for all of those rooms, as well as rugs and other accessories. Linda facilitated the custom design of the draperies with her workroom and the process was easy and fun. Linda is a delight to work with and was very patient with me (as I changed my mind a few times along the way!) I am thrilled with how my rooms came out and I highly recommend Linda to anyone looking to have their home "come to life”.
- Donna M., Hingham, MA
I loved working with Linda as the interior designer for my formal living room, media room, family room and bedrooms. She is very innovative and resourceful with finding just the right furniture, fabric and accessories. Linda’s use of technology is also exceptional. She developed project viewing pages on her web-site for each room so I could easily make decisions from home or out of town.”
- Kim Z., Boston, MA