Meet the Makers: Odyssey Artisans

Hello –  I hope your week is going well! I want to introduce you to Odyssey Artisans. Odyssey Artisans specializes in contemporary art and home decor and are committed to sharing Africa’s vibrant, rich, and diverse cultural heritage. They carry a line of fine art by African contemporary artists and have launched a pillow collection featuring … Read more

Universal and Accessible Guest Bath – Dream Home 2021 Room Reveal

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings Dream Home 2021 ADA Universal and Accessible Guest Bathangled

Hello! I’m thrilled to share the first completely finished space in the LMDS Dream Home 2021 project – the Universal and Accessible Guest Bathroom. I shared the beginnings of the plan a couple of weeks ago and why I wanted to create a home that could serve all physical needs presently and in the future. … Read more

Mini Project Reveal – Custom Wine Cabinet

Linda Merrill Wine Cabinet headers

Last week I posted about the finished primary bathroom in my client’s mid-century Deck House in Sudbury, MA. This time, I wanted to share the custom wine cabinet I design with my client. He’s got an extensive wine collection but no basement to install a true wine cellar. So, the next best thing is a … Read more

Project Reveal – A Mid-Century Deckhouse Bathroom remodel

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I’m happy to share a newly completed bathroom project for a long-time client. His new house is a Mid-Century Deckhouse and the primary bathroom got a much needed makeover! First, an introduction to the house. This house was built in 1968 and is a classic modern mid-century deckhouse style. With deck houses, the ceiling of … Read more

Design for Accessible and Universal Living

Dream Home front exterior with ramp design for universal accessible living

What is design for accessible and universal living? I’ll start with what it’s not: When my parents were in their late 50’s, where I am now, they sold their two-story eight room colonial on the South Shore of Massachusetts and purchased what they intended to be their retirement home – a one-story on Cape Cod. … Read more

SKS Date Night with Signature Kitchen Suites

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I wanted to share a wonderful event I participated in last week sponsored by  Signature Kitchen Suite and DesignHounds : SKS Date Night with Chef Nick Ritchie! Any time Signature Kitchen Suites/SKS holds an event, everything is done first class. Last week’s event was the followup to the Sous Vide Limoncello Cocktail evening in January. This … Read more