My new You Tube Channel!

By Linda Merrill | June 21, 2017 | 4 Comments
A serene modern coastal bedroom design by Linda Merrill.

Hello! I’d love to invite you to subscribe to my new YouTube Channel. I only have one video on there at the moment, but more are to come! Let me know what you think? Also, let me know if you follow other channels and (without naming names) let me know if there are things you … Read more

Travel Tuesday – Cristallo Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

By Linda Merrill | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Crystal Resort hotel exterior in snow

I haven’t done a Travel Tuesday post in quite a while, so when I received the news release about the Cristallo Resort & Spa in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, joining The Luxury Collection of hotels, I thought the pictures were too pretty not to share. Located in Northeastern Italy and nestled within the spectacular Dolomite mountain range, … Read more

First Look at the new Nancy Meyers joint “Home Again”

By Linda Merrill | June 16, 2017 | 17 Comments

A new Nancy Meyers produced movie HOME AGAIN (written and directed by her daughter Hallie Mayers-Shyer) is always reason to get excited. First off, they are usually good, frothy fun with a good cast and a nice ending. But more, they usually feature spectacular interiors and settings that have become nearly iconic such as the Beth … Read more

A “Just Right” evening with Kallista and Kohler

By Linda Merrill | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to working with wonderful clients, one of the best “perks” of working in the design industry are the opportunities to attend fantastic special events and to receive insider training on new products and trends. The other night, I was invited to attend an evening of training and dining courtesy of Snow and Jones, a … Read more

New England Real Estate and a new Church Conversion – My favorite!

By Linda Merrill | June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve written before about my love of a church conversion project and I wanted to share another one that is currently on the market in Hingham, Massachusetts. This was, until a couple of years ago, the First Church of Christ Science located right on Main Street in Historic Hingham, MA. Once called the “most beautiful … Read more

Friday Finds: Area Environments makes some gorgeous backgrounds!

By Linda Merrill | June 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

The last time I was at the Boston Design Center on my Designer on Call day, I came across this post card which shows am amazing wall treatment. The maker is Area Environments out of Minneapolis and their wall coverings are truly stunning! From their website: Area Environments was founded in 2012 out of a shared … Read more

Color Inspirations: Dogwood and Rhodies

By Linda Merrill | May 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Except for a three-day 90 degree + heatwave last week, it’s actually been quite chilly here in New England. At least our flowers are finally blooming! I’m lucky that my yard came with lots of flower trees and bushes including a gorgeous Japanese Dogwood  and beautiful deep pink rhododendrons. This is one of my favorite … Read more

BlogTourKBIS – Visiting with Wilsonart at the Kitchen & Bath Show

By Linda Merrill | May 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

  If just hearing the words “laminated surface” brings to mind fake looking woods and ’70’s era burnt oranges, you need to learn about what Wilsonart has been doing in the field of engineered and laminated surfaces.   A heartfelt thank you to the folks at Wilsonart for being a sponsor of #BlogTourKBIS and to Modenus, the power behind BlogTour … Read more

Local News: Trends Talk Next Week!

By Linda Merrill | May 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

In March I posted about a trends talk I was working on that was rescheduled. Time has passed and it’s next week!   So, I’m busy putting together the final touches (and by “final touches” I mean – gulp!) of my talk on Interior Design Trends that I’m presenting on Saturday March 13th, as part of Wicked Local … Read more

Seriously, who is a better decorator than Mother Nature?

By Linda Merrill | April 24, 2017 | 9 Comments

The other day, a friend posted this gorgeous shot of some eggs that her neighbor had just dropped off, courtesy of their backyard chickens. The comments that ensued including the desire to repaint entire houses based on these colors. I mean, seriously, who IS a better decorator than Mother Nature? Apparently, no one is certain … Read more