Hot Trend Alert: Glass Bending for the Home

Charles Flickinger 214683028376 dishes glass bending

In the ever-evolving realm of interior design and architecture, a captivating trend has emerged – the art of glass bending. Also known as glass curving or slumping, this technique involves manipulating glass into unique, curved shapes that defy the conventional flatness associated with glass surfaces. Fusing together artistic vision and technological innovation, glass bending has … Read more

Holiday Gifts & Regifting for 2023


Hello and Happy December! We are officially into the holiday season. With lots of upcoming social events on the calendar from now through the New Year, holiday hostess gifts are important to stock up on. Do you like to personalize the gift to reflect the interests of your hosts? Or perhaps reflect something you yourself … Read more

There’s Charm Galore in this English Stone Cottage

Tudor stone bastle Northumberland England Photo by David Webb Bastle sign Stone cottage

In my post on Accessories, I came across this adorably charming English country stone cottage on Country Living’s website. To die for. It also reminded me of Kate Winslet’s country cottage in The Holiday – almost as if one were the inspiration for the other. The house is owned by interior designer Julie Oswald and her … Read more

Something’s Gotta Give House Decor

It’s officially the 20th Anniversary year of the amazing Nancy Meyers movie “Something’s Gotta Give“! Way back in 2007  I was inspired to start posting about movie set decorating by the then four year old movie Something’s Gotta Give.  I saw it on a flight coming back from Paris (when I went to Maison et … Read more

Quince Home – Affordable Luxury

Linda Merrill quince sheets linen sheets green bedroom angled

A few weeks ago the nice folks at Quince home reached out to me to introduce their products – specifically for the home (obviously) but they also have clothing for all ages and sizes (which I love), holiday gifts and more. (Please note: this post includes affiliate links which means that a small commission is paid … Read more

Mary Tyler Moore’s House in Greenwich CT on the market

Mary Tyler Moore Greenwich CT stone front house red door classic

Mary Tyler Moore’s Greenwich CT home “Harkaway” has recently come on the market. And like Mary herself – it’s glorious. From the Sotheby’s real estate listing: “A captivating retreat in the heart of Greenwich with a storied pedigree, this distinguished Georgian Colonial was home to the late Mary Tyler Moore. Following a meandering stream to … Read more

Tiny tables and colorful poufs make for fun and flexible decor choices

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings living room family heirlooms

I’m a big fan of tiny tables and colorful poufs when it comes to flexible decorating choices. My interior decorating clients for my Colorful Modern project in The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA didn’t want a coffee table because their space is small and their sofa is a recliner – so moving a coffee table wasn’t a … Read more