A breath of Spring: The Boston Flower Show

By Linda Merrill | March 18, 2011 | Comments Off on A breath of Spring: The Boston Flower Show

The other day, I had the luck to be able to attend the press preview of The Boston Flower Show. The preview was held before the big opening cocktail party and before the show was open to the public. Fresh flowers, beautiful installations, the smell of mulch and no crowds. Perfection. Here’s a sneak peak … Read more

Bungalowize Your Sixties House

By Linda Merrill | November 13, 2008 | 2 Comments

Contributed by Janet M. Perry Because of the housing boom in the 60’s, there are lots of these houses out there. Because of today’s housing bust, many of them are on the market. Or perhaps you live in a Sixties ranch and want to make it look distinctive and not so dated. Turning your ranch … Read more

Pillows by Artemisia

By Linda Merrill | December 2, 2014 | Comments Off on Pillows by Artemisia

Artemisia Inc. is a new Brooklyn-based company specializing in textiles, pillows and home accessories.  The company was founded by Rosemarie Padovano, a sculptor and video artist and Marcello Marvelli, a contemporary art dealer and art historian.  Together they share a mutual love and a deep knowledge of art and design that gives them a unique … Read more

1st Dibs – Doing the planet a favor

By Linda Merrill | November 10, 2008 | Comments Off on 1st Dibs – Doing the planet a favor

Have you been on 1st Dibs recently? I’ve been a big fan of this site for a few years and I’m just so impressed with how they’ve grown. Their in depth content has made them them a real go-to site for the decorative arts. And, they are clearly not resting on their laurels. They recently … Read more

Hot lights for a Cool Fourth!

By Linda Merrill | June 30, 2007 | 1 Comment

Months ago, Monica over at Tayo Design sent me information on their Havaleena cordless lights. To me, these are perfect for outdoor picnics and celebrations – not something I was thinking about during a New England winter’s day! But, they are perfect for the upcoming fourth of July celebration and the rest of the summer.

::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