Property Swoon: Shingle-style in Edgartown

By Linda Merrill | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Exterior shinglestyle 3 Dunes Road Edgartown, MA Sandpiper Realty Edgartown realty

I just love a good shingle style house and this Edgartown Property at 3 Dunes Road on Martha’s Vineyard really checks off a lot on my favorites list. It’s also the perfect property to share as we officially kick off the summer season here in New England. It’s 57 degrees here today – no one’s … Read more

You Can Have Your Own Royal Wedding Reception

By Linda Merrill | May 26, 2018 | 2 Comments
Casa de Perrin flowers by megan gray wedding reception tablescape

Ahh… love. So, if you’re like me and millions of others, we’ve been overloaded with royal wedding madness this past week. But really, who doesn’t love Harry and how cute he is with his new bride, the newly created Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Seriously though, their wedding was pretty fantastic. What of the royal wedding … Read more

Suzanne Kasler Makes a French Connection at the Boston Design Center

By Linda Merrill | May 24, 2018 | 2 Comments
Suzanne Kasler Hickory Chair furniture on Linda Merrill blog

Amazing interior designer Suzanne Kasler visited the Boston Design Center this week to talk about her new furniture collection with Hickory Chair called The Paris Apartment Collection.  Suzanne is one of my absolute favorite designers – her work is so layered, her color palettes rich yet subtle and her work is, simply put, pretty. Very, very … Read more

Travel Tuesday: The Power of Observing, Not Just Documenting

By Linda Merrill | May 22, 2018 | 4 Comments
Travel Tuesday musée Rodin Hotel Biron Power of Observing

What do I mean about the power of observing, not just documenting? With camera phones and Instagram, we often find ourselves taking lots of photos and planning our posts (and poses) so that we can share with our world our adventures. I know, I do it to. But consider this – when we’re documenting something, … Read more

Royal Wedding Preview – sights, sounds and treats abound

By Linda Merrill | May 18, 2018 | 2 Comments
harry and meghan Royal Wedding engagement photo

So, are you Team Royal Wedding or Team Why Does Anyone Care?  As a teenager, I woke up at an ungodly hour to watch Charles and Diana (and her 25-ft train) do the walk and it all seemed like such a fairy tale, until it wasn’t, of course. I watched again when Andrew and Fergie … Read more

Introducing The Coastal Collection – Handwoven Rugs & Runners

By Linda Merrill | May 16, 2018 | 2 Comments
Coastal Collection Rugs and Runners

I’m so excited to share my new rug and runner collection of hand-woven rugs that I’ve dubbed The Coastal Collection! It’s a small, carefully curated collection (only 5 rugs) of one-of-a-kind hand-woven vintage and new rugs.   The Coastal Collection: The Nantucket I think of this rug as a Nantucket Sunset for the pinks and … Read more

When Outdated Trends Lists Get It Wrong

By Linda Merrill | May 12, 2018 | 8 Comments
bamboo-basket-black-coffee-outdated trends

The trouble with outdated trends lists is that they so often get it wrong. Or, to be more specific, they focus on a tiny element of an older trend and then declare it’s wrong and “prove” it by showing an old, dated, version of that design detail. I’ve even been quoted in similar articles, including … Read more

A little housekeeping is in order – I hope you’ll stick with me!

By Linda Merrill | May 10, 2018 | Comments Off on A little housekeeping is in order – I hope you’ll stick with me!
House keeping man washing windows

Hello dear reader! I am in the process of migrating three (yes 3!!!) email subscriptions lists to all work happily together and come out from one source. And I need your help! Some of you will have been receiving bland little emails when a new blog post is published from WordPress and some of you … Read more

The Met Gala 2018

By Linda Merrill | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fleur.iris.2 Met Ball

The annual Met Gala took place this week to raves across social media for the clothing and also the exhibition itself. For those who don’t know, every year the costume department of The Met – Metropolitan Museum of Art – in New York City mounts a themed exhibition which is kicked off by a star … Read more

Inspiring Palettes: Not your Grandma’s Peach and Blue

By Linda Merrill | May 7, 2018 | 2 Comments
Linda Merrill Color set white gray peach blue

  I was perusing Pinterest, as you do, looking for something interesting to post about and searched for one of my favorite publications – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle magazine and came across this amazing project in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. The house renovation “dream team” included architects Spitzmiller & Norris, interior designer Suzanne Kasler … Read more