200 Words and $125 and this Maine Inn could be yours!

By Linda Merrill | March 9, 2015 | Comments Off on 200 Words and $125 and this Maine Inn could be yours!

Have you ever had a hankering to be an innkeeper? Your chance very well may be at hand. The current owner of the Center Lovell Inn & Restaurant in Lovell, Maine, has decided after 22 years to move along and rather than find a buyer, she’s going to pass along the trust of this beautiful … Read more

The Skirted Roundtable: Joe Ruggiero chat about his amazing career

By Linda Merrill | April 21, 2011 | Comments Off on The Skirted Roundtable: Joe Ruggiero chat about his amazing career

This week at The Skirted Roundtable, Megan, Joni and I chatted with the amazing Joe Ruggiero. Joe has literally done it all – television personality, product designer, product spokesman, interior designer, magazine editor-in-chief, marketing guru and he has a book. Seriously. The passion he has for the design industry, his ability to jump on opportunities … Read more

Dining by Design Boston, v.2

By Linda Merrill | December 1, 2008 | 2 Comments

Dining by Design makes a return appearance in Boston this week. Fantastic table displays await during this three day event, proceeds of which go to support the Community Research Initiative of New England. Click here for more information. Here is a photo I took at last years’ event. This electric space was designed by Billy … Read more

Meet The Artist: Marye-Kelley

By Linda Merrill | July 9, 2007 | 2 Comments

I have belatedly realize that I had Marye-Kelley’s URL misspelled when I posted this originally, so am reposting again. Besides, these pieces are so pretty, they deserve another go ’round! Melinda Marye-Kelley has been creating these beautiful decoupage accessories for seventeen years. Based in Houston, Melinda and her husband bill now over see a staff … Read more

High Point Market Report #2: Visiting Hickory Chair

By Linda Merrill | April 19, 2011 | Comments Off on High Point Market Report #2: Visiting Hickory Chair

There’s no question that one of the highlights of the blogger’s trip to High Point Market was the chance to visit the Hickory Chair showroom. We were met at the showroom by Laura Holland, Hickory Chair’s passionate director of marketing services. Laura has been with HC for many years and her depth of knowledge and … Read more

A pie for giving thanks!

By Linda Merrill | November 26, 2008 | 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! Despite the troubles in the world today, we all can find something to be thankful for. I am thankful for my friends and family, work colleagues and blogging buddies – we’ve formed a wonderful and supportive network and I value all of your blog posts and comments more than I can say! My … Read more

The Modern White House?

By Linda Merrill | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
White House family dining room Obama update

First and foremost, let me say very clearly that this is NOT a political post, it’s a post about design and the “bold” new design of the Family Dining Room at the White House which was just unveiled this week. I put italics around the word “bold” for a reason. First, a little history: The … Read more

Opt For Outside Living

By Linda Merrill | November 26, 2008 | Comments Off on Opt For Outside Living

Contributed byLori Dolnick. Check out VixenHill.com where you can design your own eat-in porch, right online. The online porch builder is a brand new feature of their website that also lets you build shutters and gazebos online. These are fine wood products that are crafted in Pennsylvania. The design is modular so you can build … Read more

Brocade Home Summer Sale!

By Linda Merrill | July 9, 2007 | 6 Comments

Summertime deals at Brocade Home: Here are a few items that caught my eye: Don’t wait till the fall to do some decorating! Now is the time to check out summer sales and get great deals as stores need to clear out their current inventory!

Design Seminar – You’re Invited!

By Linda Merrill | February 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Design Seminar – You’re Invited!

I’ll be presenting a talk on “Designer Tips for a Well-Decorated Home” this coming Sunday at 3:00pm at Appliance One in Hanover, MA. This talk, which is sponsored by AGA ranges, will cover all the small and not-so-small things that can be done to make any home more beautiful and livable. This is the second … Read more