Interior Design & Architecture Resources at your fingertips

By Linda Merrill | August 17, 2018 | 11 Comments
Upholstery Fabric yardage chart interior design resource

Did you know that I have an Interior Design Resource board on Pinterest? In addition to these posts on how high and wide to hang window treatments, I collect other great tips sheets in one place for easy reference. I wanted to be sure you had access to these as well! Here’s a sample of … Read more

How Interior Design Renderings Bring a Plan to Life

By Linda Merrill | August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Linda Merrill interior design renderings sunroom family room room 1

I’ve written previously about my Artistic 3D Renderings and even put together a little video showcasing many of my interior design renderings. I wanted to showcase a design plan I worked on recently which goes from architects plan, to built-space, to floor plan and interior design renderings and how each step in the process builds … Read more

Friday Find: The London Basin Company

By Linda Merrill | August 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
London Basin Company Henrietta vessel sink nautical fish blue white red bathroom design Linda Merrill

    I love when I find a resource that offers a unique and beautiful product. The London Basin Company is just such a resource. These are really beautiful bathroom wash basins for any style interior. From their website: The London Basin Company was founded by mother – daughter, Anna & Nathalie. We share a … Read more

Design Nuggets: Buffalo Check Mini-Trend

By Linda Merrill | August 5, 2018 | 5 Comments
Miles Redd for Ballard Designs Pink Buffalo check living room 2

For quite a while now I’ve been noticing a resurgence of the use of buffalo check in fabrics and upholstery. Sort of a mini-trend, if you will. Like toile, buffalo check, or ginghams in general, are stapes of design. From high-end to country, they kind of work anywhere. The undisputed master (mistress?) of the buffalo … Read more

A Spectacular Modern Carriage House Conversion in Newburyport MA

By Linda Merrill | August 3, 2018 | 4 Comments
Newburyport modern carriage house conversion Andrew Sidford architect Linda Merrill photo exterior

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of a conversion house project. I’ve showcased several projects over the years and I’m so excited to share a new one that is currently on the market in my favorite city of Newburyport, MA. I saw this modern carriage house conversion project originally when it was … Read more

There’s Charm Galore in this English Stone Cottage

By Linda Merrill | July 27, 2018 | 1 Comment
Tudor stone bastle Northumberland England Photo by David Webb Bastle sign Stone cottage

In my last 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 … Read more

Getting to the Finish Line with Accessories

By Linda Merrill | July 24, 2018 | 6 Comments
Linda Merrill quote on Accessories

“Accessories, art, plants and flowers bring “life” to any room. Always keep a little in the budget reserved for these finishing touches. Otherwise, even a space with the most beautiful furnishings will look like a showroom, not a living room.” ~ Linda Merrill Last week, interior designer Vivian Benjamin kindly posted my quote on the … Read more

Design Nuggets: Cosy Nooks and Snugs

By Linda Merrill | July 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

There’s something so enticing about cute little nooks and snugs for reading, eating and napping. These secret snugs can be tucked away around a corner or carved out of a niche or unused closet space (if there is such a thing). Bed alcoves have long been used as a way to keep inhabitants warm in … Read more

Perfect Color Matching by Color Muse

By Linda Merrill | July 16, 2018 | 13 Comments
Color muse

(This is an update to a previously published post) I was recently sent this cool color matching device called Color Muse to test and it’s fantastic! There have long been paint color detectors on the market – especially phone apps – but Color Muse is a bit different. Rather than rely on a phone camera … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Sharp Objects and deGournay

By Linda Merrill | July 12, 2018 | 4 Comments
Sharp Objects movie poster

Silver Screen Surroundings: Sharp Objects Sharp Objects is a new series currently airing on HBO. It’s getting rave reviews all around for the acting (Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson) and the production. I haven’t seen it yet (there’s been a lot going on which I’ll share at the end of this post) but plan to at … Read more