This and That – what’s been going on

By Linda Merrill | September 11, 2019 | 15 Comments

Hello! I took a bit of an unexpected blogging break this summer – nothing planned and nothing is wrong. I just got busy and realized I needed to give myself a break from worry over it and maybe get back my blogging mojo. So, I thought I’d at least check in and let you know … Read more

Downton Abbey Exhibition in Boston

By Linda Merrill | August 17, 2019 | 10 Comments
Downton Abbey Exhibition sign

So, Friday was my birthday and my oldest friend (meaning longest term, NOT OLDest, lol) took me to the Downton Abbey Exhibition currently showing in Boston and then out to a lovely lunch. I was really looking forward to the exhibit as I loved the series and had extensively blogged about it when it was … Read more

Waterfront Outdoor Kitchen – Newburyport Kitchen Tour Pt. 3

By Linda Merrill | August 9, 2019 | 10 Comments
Main St Shibui House waterfront outdoor kitchen

We’re coming to an end of my 2019 Newburyport Kitchen Tour coverage. In Part 1 I showed you two large modern black and white houses and in Pt. 2 I shared three mid-sized stylish homes. Now, I’ve got something special to share – especially if you’re a lover of outdoor spaces, beautiful landscaping, water views … Read more

Mid-Size Stylish Kitchens – Newburyport Kitchen Tour Pt. 2

By Linda Merrill | August 1, 2019 | 14 Comments
Merrimack St Kitchen 1 mid-size stylish kitchen

Ready for some mid-size stylish kitchens? In my first post on the 2019 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, I showcased two larger kitchen spaces. Today, I’m sharing three houses which are smaller in scale, but certainly no less in style. Christopher Street Architect: David Keery Design  |  Interior Design: Holly Gagne Interior Design   This cheery yellow … Read more

Modern Black and White – Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019 Pt. 1

By Linda Merrill | July 29, 2019 | 9 Comments
8 Wilshire Rd Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019 Modern Black and White Kitchen stove LMM

One of my favorite design tours was this weekend – the Newburyport Kitchen Tour, put on in support of the Newburyport PTO. I’ve attended several times before and I’m always happy to see what’s new in my favorite area of Massachusetts. It was a beautiful day on Saturday – sunny but not too hot or … Read more

Previewing Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019

By Linda Merrill | July 22, 2019 | 2 Comments
Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019 Preview Holly Gagne Interior Design Meg Manion photographer

I’m excited as one of my favorite annual events is happening this week – The Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019! Here are some of my pics from prior year’s tours. You can read all my posts of previous tours here. The fun thing about this tour is that we’re treated to not just kitchens, but often … Read more

Book Shelf: Spring 2019 Design Books

By Linda Merrill | July 9, 2019 | 7 Comments
Spring 2019 Design Book header

It’s time for the Spring 2019 Design Books releases (okay, past time!) and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. Preeminent American designer Jeff Bilhuber ‘s latest book Everyday Decorating, written with Jacqueline Terrebonne, published by Rizzoli 2019, breaks down decorating in the following categories: Comfortable, Happy, Colorful, Personal, Lighter & Brighter, Sexy, … Read more

Travel Tuesday – Old World Hospitality, Modern Luxury

By Linda Merrill | July 2, 2019 | 10 Comments

It’s kind of late in the day on Tuesday and it’s been a while since I’ve done a Travel Tuesday post, but wanted to share three places I’ve just learned about that exude both old world hospitality and modern luxury.  The Jane Hotel – New York City I was introduced to The Jane Hotel in … Read more

A Pretty in Pink Palm Beach Mansion

By Linda Merrill | June 28, 2019 | 6 Comments
Designer Susan Zises Green Photographer Francesco Lagnese Veranda Magazine Living room Palm Beach Pink mansion

Today, for purely selfish reasons, I am sharing this amazing pink Palm Beach mansion that was featured in Veranda magazine in February 2019. Why selfish? Because, I just adore pink and green as well as antique homes and my entire Nook Cottage is in this color palette. Also, it’s Friday and since I used to … Read more

Sexy Building In The City

By Linda Merrill | June 24, 2019 | 12 Comments

There’s a strong trend these days for folks – from millennials to empty nesters – to want to experience urban city living environments. There’s a lot of building in the city going on – especially here in Boston. Millennials are looking to avoid what they see as their parents heavy burdens of the big house … Read more