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, 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

Ruby Lane’s Holiday Magazine

By Linda Merrill | November 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Ruby Lane’s Holiday Magazine

Ruby Lane is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for vintage and antique goods including art, furnishings, jewelry, silver, crystal and more. I was asked to select a favorite item from their offerings to be included in their holiday issue of Ruby Read, their digital magazine. Here is the online listing for the Royal … Read more

Top Design Season Finale is Tonight!

By Linda Merrill | November 5, 2008 | Comments Off on Top Design Season Finale is Tonight!

After 10 weeks and 10 contestants sent home, Top Design on Bravo is down to 3 final challengers – Preston Lee, Nathan Thomas and Ondine Karady – and tonight is the season finale! And stay tuned – I’ll be doing a podcast interview with the winner tomorrow! As I’ve mentioned before, we’re running a design … Read more

Design & Architecture Resources

By Linda Merrill | November 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Design & Architecture Resources

Interior design and architecture is a world of details, historical facts and mathematical figures. There’s a lot to know. I wanted to be sure to share my Pinterest Board called Resources and Info where I collect infographics on all kinds of subjects, including: Styles of Chair Backs Optimal dimensions for light fixtures over a table … Read more


By Linda Merrill | November 4, 2008 | Comments Off on Vote!

Media Talk – Design Talk

By Linda Merrill | June 29, 2007 | 2 Comments

Starting today, I am a guest designer over at Design Talk. Check out my answers to very specific design questions such as white on off-white decorating and what to do when you can’t change the rug!Thanks to Design Talk for the opportunity!

Happy Halloween!

By Linda Merrill | October 31, 2014 | Comments Off on Happy Halloween!