::Surroundings:: Guide to Decorative Living – Issue #5

By Linda Merrill | March 16, 2011 | Comments Off on ::Surroundings:: Guide to Decorative Living – Issue #5

Open publication – Free publishing – More color If you would like my help on your design project, I would love to chat with you! Please email me. Thanks!  Subscribe to ::Surroundings::

Emil Alzamora Show at Lanoue Fine Art Gallery

By Linda Merrill | November 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

Emil Alzamora – “The human form is a constant within my work. I often exaggerate or distort it to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Limitation and potential are as human as the flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In my works, I strive to make visible this interaction.” November 8th … Read more

Top Design – Chandi Challenge – Entries!

By Linda Merrill | November 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

I’m just so impressed with all the entries received so far for the Blogging Top Design Swarovski Chandi Challenge that I’m running! Everyone has done such a beautiful job and it’s so much fun to see all the different ideas! Here are the latest entries: Designed by Tiffany Kim – a graphic designer gone interior … Read more

New England Home Magazine Announces Design Hall of Fame

By Linda Merrill | June 30, 2007 | Comments Off on New England Home Magazine Announces Design Hall of Fame

My friends at New England Home magazine have announced the first ever New England Design Hall of Fame Awards. The awards gala will be held on November 7 in Boston’s State Room. Nominees are now being accepted for those designers and architects who’s life achievements have made a significant impact on the architecture and interiors … Read more

Outlander: The Glassware

By Linda Merrill | November 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Outlander: The Glassware

Found ’em! One of the most asked questions I’ve received since I started doing posts on the Starz Series “Outlander” was about the glassware. I will admit I was surprised that blown glassware would have been typical during the period for an outpost such as Castle Leoch, but there’s no doubt the glasses they used … Read more

Sneak Peak ::Surroundings:: Magazine cover unveiled!

By Linda Merrill | March 14, 2011 | Comments Off on Sneak Peak ::Surroundings:: Magazine cover unveiled!

As I’m putting the final touches on my newest issue of ::Surroundings:: magazine, I am too excited about the cover to keep it under wraps any longer!   As I’d previously written, photographer Michael J. Lee has come on board as cover photographer for the magazine. I couldn’t be more excited about this partnership as … Read more

Top Design Chandelier Challenge Contest – more entries

By Linda Merrill | November 7, 2008 | 3 Comments

Here are three more entries in the Blogging Top Design Swarovski Chandi Challenge! Click on image for larger view Designer: Ann Payne “James Bond dining room.” Click on image for larger view. Designer: Becky Harris – “Bathing Under the Branch” Becky Harris’ blogs on thebubbreport.blogspot.com, blog.designpublic.com and has been covering Top Design on Decor8. Click … Read more

Veteran’s Day: Gary Sinise Foundation – R.I.S.E. – Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment

By Linda Merrill | November 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Veteran’s Day: Gary Sinise Foundation – R.I.S.E. – Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment

One of my favorite celebrities is Gary Sinise. I’ve long had a crush on him (love me a cute red head!) but beyond that, he’s dedicate his life to helping our active military service members, veterans and most especially those who have sacrificed so much so the rest of us can go about our daily … Read more

Larry Laslo at Kips Bay

By Linda Merrill | November 6, 2008 | Comments Off on Larry Laslo at Kips Bay

Larry Laslo’s dining room at Kips Bay 2008 – Photo by Raeanne Giovanni-Inoue for The New York Times This post is a little slow in coming, but I just noticed that there is an excellent video on the Robert Allen site of Larry Laslo doing a walk-thru of his space at the 2008 Kips Bay … Read more

Meet The Artist: Judy Kensley McKie

By Linda Merrill | June 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

Judy Kensley McKie is recognized as a premiere figure in the American studio furniture movement. Her furniture in carved and painted wood and in cast bronze, marble, stone, and resin occupies a singular position in the field. The work is infused with a lively awareness of modernist and contemporary art and also of the approaches … Read more