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

Project Reveal – A Mid-Century Deckhouse Bathroom remodel

Deck house bathroom blog header

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

Project Share: Challenging Spaces

I wanted to share a recently completed project that had some challenging spaces worth discussing. My clients called me in to work with them on the decorative elements of their full gut renovation of a 100 year old home in Boston.  Old homes always have quirks which makes them both charming and challenging spaces! This … Read more

Friday Finds: Video Edition featuring some gorgeous glass tile with coastal flair!

Luanda Bay Tile glass mosaic tile in green and blues.

  Welcome to my first Friday Finds video! Last evening I attended a CEU Continuing education course on color theory and psychology presented by Feras Irikat, the director of design & marketing at Lunada Bay Tile company. The event was hosted at Best Tile, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. After the talk, I walked the showroom and … Read more

A “Just Right” evening with Kallista and Kohler

In addition to working with wonderful clients, one of the best “perks” of working in the design industry are the opportunities to attend fantastic special events and to receive insider training on new products and trends. The other night, I was invited to attend an evening of training and dining courtesy of Snow and Jones, a … Read more

Swooning over this…

So, I was browsing 1st Dibs, as I regularly do, and came across this unusual and truly amazing listing. It’s the complete interior of a jewelry store from Nashville, TN that dates to 1913. Swoon! The listing says: “An incredible bird’s-eye maple and mirror room from a Nashville, Tennessee jewelry store. This stunning room includes a … Read more

BlogTourKBIS – Visiting with Grohe and DXV at the Kitchen & Bath Show

  Grohe had some pretty cool and innovating products this year at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). I particularly like the Smart Control – 3D Showering system.  The innovative GROHE SmartControl technology lets you choose the outlet, the water flow and temperature as desired. Operation is simple and easy for the whole family … Read more