Editorial

When Linda Merrill began blogging in 2005, she never imagined the exciting opportunities that would come her way. In addition to her nearly 2,000 blogposts:

  • Linda published 13 issues of a digital magazine called ::Surroundings::
  • She was the founding producer and moderator of a podcast series called The Skirted Roundtable which published over 110 podcasts.
  • She’s written hundreds of articles for other publications including THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE HUFFINGTON POST, YAHOO! SHINE, FOX, Williams-Sonoma DESIGNER MARKETPLACE
  • Linda’s first book, “How to Start a Home-Based Interior Design Business” (Taylor Trade Publishing) comes out in May 2015.

A podcast series

Dedicated to interior design, design blogging and interviews with icons of the interior design world.

Selected highlights from over available 100 podcasts:

Introducing The Skirted Roundtable 

The True Cost of Interior Design 

Designer Interview: Vicente Wolf 

Designer Interview: Beth Rubino, set decorator for “Something’s Gotta Give” 

Designer Interview: Alexa Hampton 

Designer Interview: India Hicks 

Designer Interview: Mario Buatta


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