Fall Decor ideas on The Saturday List

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I’m pleased to share that I was interviewed for two stories in the newest issue of Coastal Home Life Magazine! One on kitchen design trends for 2023 and the other on fall decor ideas. The first article is on kitchen trends for 2023. (Click here to read)   And the second is a timely piece … Read more

Reeded and Tambour Finishes on Furniture and More

Linda Merrill casual coastal design cabinet reeded and tambour finishes

Reeded and tambour finishes are not new, but they sure are trending!  They really are a classic to be found on bedposts and table legs, inspired by Greek and Roman fluted columns (though unlike concave flutes, reeds are convex). This is an excellent example from The Surface Studio in the UK. What is tambour then? … Read more

Bentwood and Bistro Chairs For Cozy Dining

Bentwood and bistro chairs are always a classic. From sidewalk cafes and Paris to small apartments anywhere else – they certainly add a bohemian flare to most any interior or exterior. Perhaps I’ve got the travel bug, but Paris is calling! What is a bentwood chair? Per the Encyclopedia Britannica: Bentwood furniture is made by … Read more

Quirky and Funny Planter Heads

Linda Merrill Nook Cottage hydrangea planter heads a

I’ve been in a gardening state of mind since going on all the house and garden tours recently. I have a yard, but I don’t have the knack (or interest) for gardening.  I don’t have a green thumb for indoor plants either. But, I do love an interesting planter and more specifically planter heads which … Read more

Classic Modern Kitchen – Newburyport Tour 2022

I spent a lovely Saturday in my favorite coastal Massachusetts city of Newburyport on a  self-guided tour featuring classic modern kitchen renovations in a variety of homes ranging from newly constructed dwellings to renovated historic residences.  Each of the nine selected homes in the Kitchen Tour 2022 represent the latest in innovation, functionality and design – … Read more

Duxbury Garden & Hydrangea Tour

Summer Song Duxbury Garden hydranges in pots

I’ve got a great, long, post today on the Community Garden Club of Duxbury Garden and Hydrangea tour from last week. The weather was beautiful and the houses and gardens everything you expect from my beautiful, historical coastal New England home town. Enjoy! Duxbury Garden Tour – New “Old” Home This classic Colonial style home … Read more

Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House, Duxbury MA

Linda Merrill photograph Exterior Nathaniel Windsor Jr House Duxbury Massachusetts front

The historic Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House in Duxbury, Massachusetts was one of the stops on the Community Garden Club of Duxbury Hydrangea Garden Tour yesterday. Duxbury is my hometown and I am very familiar with this amazing Federal era home right in the heart of the historic district over looking the bay. To be honest, … Read more