Pink & Red: February Color of the Month

By Linda Merrill | February 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day! When I was deciding on my Color of the Month colors, the obvious choice for February is Pink & Red. We don’t see a ton of combined pink and red interiors for many reasons – mostly I think because so few men like these colors. But, did you know that the traditional … Read more

Grace & Frankie’s Besties Valentine’s Day

By Linda Merrill | February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Grace & Frankie Besties "I think I just peed a little"

We all need a bestie, don’t we? Someone who has our back, who pats our back and who will be our backup whenever necessary. While V-Day is usually celebrated as a romantic holiday, I thought this year I’d focus on the love between friends. It’s Grace & Frankie‘s Besties Valentine’s Day! I wrote about my … Read more

Design Smackdown – Form vs. Function

By Linda Merrill | February 2, 2018 | 6 Comments

Okay, a discussion about Form vs. Function is not exactly a design smackdown, but it’s a good jumping off point for a conversation. I was recently doing some research in quotes on design and realized that two icons of design – Steve Jobs and Marcel Wanders –  had very different and very interesting views on … Read more

Design Details: A Pattern Match Made in Heaven

By Linda Merrill | January 30, 2018 | 6 Comments
Blue and white Pattern Match header

Interior design and decorating is about problem solving and it’s all about getting the details just right. In a series of posts that I’m calling Design Details, I will be focusing on that which can make or break a great design. Some details are relatively small and others are large, but they all play a … Read more

Weekend DIY – A Stylish Dog Crate Cover for my little boy

By Linda Merrill | January 27, 2018 | 14 Comments
RoyRoy dachshund and his new crate cover

  I wanted to share with you a recent weekend DIY project – a stylish new crate cover for my little boy RoyRoy. Now, I realize there are many who feel that dog crates are somehow prisons for dogs and nothing is really farther from the truth – unless of course the dog is literally … Read more

Makeover for my armoire – Choosing Color

By Linda Merrill | January 17, 2018 | 10 Comments

What is it about the New Year that makes us want to do makeovers – ourselves, our homes, for our clients, etc?? I have a desire to just blow everything up at my house and start over. However, that’s not really in the cards for the moment. So, I’ll be focusing on smaller items – … Read more

Gray: January Color of the Month

By Linda Merrill | January 16, 2018 | 4 Comments
Gray Color of the month

The holidays are behind us and we’ve entered what I think of as the doldrums of winter. The days are ever so slightly longer, but it’s still dark and oh so cold. And when I think of January, I do think of the color gray. After the color of excitement of the holiday season, once … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Grace and Frankie Costumes and Sets visual story telling

By Linda Merrill | January 14, 2018 | 12 Comments

I was late to the table watching the Netflix series Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, in the respective title roles. I binged watched seasons 1-3 this fall and just fell in love with the show and it’s various set pieces. As some of you may know, I have a long history … Read more

2017 Year in Review

By Linda Merrill | January 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

  Hello and Happy New Year! I put together a 2017 Year in Review video on my YouTube Channel (you should subscribe!) that I wanted to share. I was hoping to have this completed last week since I’d rather be focused on the new year than the old once the calendar flips, but time flies when you’re … Read more

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

By Linda Merrill | December 23, 2017 | 2 Comments
Evergreen wreath with red, silver and gold glass ornaments and a candle.

Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your family peace and joy this holiday season and throughout 2018! Here’s a little holiday video I put together with music from a flute performance I did a few Christmases ago. I hope you enjoy!