Cozy Bedding for Spring

Linda Merrill bedroom

I just completed the plans for some cozy bedding and faux ostrich tufted headboards for some lovely clients of mine which I’m so excited to see come to life in a few weeks (well, maybe more than a “few”!).   One of the reasons we went with full custom for the bedding is that it’s … Read more

The Saturday List – April 30, 2022

Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy with my Pinehills project client putting the final touches on the design for their bright and beautiful new home. There have been several fun tidbits in the news this week that I’m sharing below in this week’s edition of The Saturday List. (Please note this post contains affiliate … Read more

Coastal Casual Living Room – Project Sneak Peek

Linda Merrill design modern coastal grandmother living room 1

I wanted to share a new coastal casual living room project that I’m currently working on in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is a new build home in The Pinehills and my lovely clients are newly retired having moved from another state to enjoy all that New England has to offer! As with many downsizing, they are … Read more

The Saturday List for April 16 2022 – HPMKT Trends Edition

Trends Highpoint Market 2022 HPMKT Saturday List 04162022

I wasn’t able to make it to Highpoint Market #HPMKT this year but luckily several of my friends and colleagues did and they’ve been busy putting together lists of what they say that was trending from the hundreds of showrooms and thousands of product offerings. So, this week’s Saturday List is all about the trends … Read more

Hot Trend Alert: Coastal Grandmother Style

Linda Merrill Design Truro Cape Cod Modern Beach House living room 1

According to trend watchers, “Coastal Grandmother” style is hitting it big with younger design fans on TikTok and Instagram and its use as a search term on Google has risen over 300% recently. As ever – everything old is new again when it comes to fashion and home design. The early aughts  has been influencing … Read more

The Saturday List – Interior Design Weekly Highlights

The Saturday List header March 12, 2022

Good morning! This is my inaugural The Saturday List post which will highlight what has caught my eye each week in the world of interiors, design and decoration! It’ll be kind of a potpourri of events, design tips, travel destinations, movies and television with amazing sets. As I said, whatever I’ve seen that I may … Read more

Travel Tuesday: Hospitality in Ukraine – Praying for better days

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine nightlife people

Yes, I’m not posting this on Tuesday. And Yes, we’re obviously and sadly not traveling to Ukraine at the moment. But after seeing the recent posts on Tom and Lorenzo’s blog featuring some gorgeous lounges in the country, I wanted to see more of the architecture and hospitality of a country I know little about. … Read more

Reupholster to save time and money

Linda Merrill Slip seats 2 after reupholster

As we are all painfully aware, there’s a long lead time on furnishings and shoppers – professional and homeowner alike – are scrambling to find pieces that will come in within a reasonable time frame. Of course, “reasonable” is a loaded term and means different things to different people. But, my point is – it … Read more

Upholstered Headboards and Beds

Linda Merrill Nook Cottage upholstered headboards and beds

Upholstered headboards and beds have been popular design elements in bedrooms for well over a century. They are both cozy and glamorous and certainly know how to make a statement! When I was designing my own Nook Cottage bedroom (above) I fell in love with Aerin Lauder for Lee Jofa Watersedge cut velvet fabric. In. … Read more

Beautiful Bistro Shelves

Palmer Industries bistro shelves

Brass and glass bistro shelves have definitely been having a moment in design recently. Think of the romance of an old back bar with tarnished brass hardware filled with bottles of tipsy goodness. The Bofinger in Paris just oozes old world charm doesn’t it?? I think this is part of the appeal of bistro shelves … Read more