A Spectacular Property Swoon: The Inn at Burklyn Hall Renovation

By Linda Merrill | October 10, 2021 | 5 Comments
Photo by Rodeo and Co Burklynn Hall renovation exterior

Just about 3 years ago, I wrote about a beautiful and historic property that was on the market in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont called Burklyn Hall. It’s kind of in the middle of a beautiful nowhere, but is an amazingly gorgeous estate that would need very special owners to purchase it. And so it … Read more

Why I don’t like Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog COTY 2022

By Linda Merrill | October 4, 2021 | 10 Comments
Evergreen Fog images Sherwin Williams COTY 2022

Sherwin Williams announced it’s Color of the Year for 2022 (#COTY2022) and it’s Evergreen Fog 9130. I have opinions! First, their thoughts: And “organic gray green”. Aren’t we done with gray gray everywhere? While I acknowledge a green gray is a step forward, Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is only a baby step. There are so … Read more

Property Swoon: Boston’s Skinny Spite House

By Linda Merrill | September 27, 2021 | 12 Comments
44 Hull St Boston Skinny House Spite House front exterior

A recent  property sale has been making headlines around the country. Known as the Boston Skinny House – this home in Boston’s North End is one of the most famous and smallest properties to be built. It also is rumored to have been built as as “Spite House”. The house – which is 10FT wide … Read more

A Dream Mudroom, Laundry and more – Dream Home 2021

By Linda Merrill | September 20, 2021 | 18 Comments

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

Working spaces: Mudrooms, laundry rooms and dog washing stations

By Linda Merrill | September 14, 2021 | 14 Comments

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

Project Peek: Mid-Century Modern Deck House Black Paint selections

By Linda Merrill | September 2, 2021 | 15 Comments
Nashoba deck house unpainted black paint

Hello! I wanted to share a project peek of my mid-century deck house project – we’re painting the house black! We are currently in the process of making the final black paint decision, but I wanted to share some of my inspiration images and the paint colors we’re currently looking at. First, I just love … Read more

A Dream Kitchen – Dream Home 2021 Room Reveal

By Linda Merrill | August 13, 2021 | 22 Comments
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

Ode to the Soulful Kitchen

By Linda Merrill | August 4, 2021 | 8 Comments
Linda Merrill Dream Home Kitchen in process soulful kitchen

Crisp white kitchens are a classic and it’s not surprising that they have been incredibly popular for nearly two decades and show little sign of giving up the top spot. My post on the movie decor of Something’s Gotta Give is still one of my Top 10 visited posts and it came out in 2003! … Read more

New! Email Design Consultation Service!

By Linda Merrill | August 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Hello! I’m always trying to figure out the best way of helping you find bliss in your homes. Sometimes, you’re looking for a full scale bespoke design and sometimes they live in another time zone and virtual design services fill the bill. But what happens when you’re DIYing it and you just need a quick … Read more

Meet the Makers: Odyssey Artisans

By Linda Merrill | July 23, 2021 | 11 Comments

Hello –  I hope your week is going well! I want to introduce you to Odyssey Artisans. Odyssey Artisans specializes in contemporary art and home decor and are committed to sharing Africa’s vibrant, rich, and diverse cultural heritage. They carry a line of fine art by African contemporary artists and have launched a pillow collection featuring … Read more