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

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

Enjoy Beachy Style with Serena & Lily’s Secret VIP Sale!

If you’re a fan of beachy style there is no better retail one-stop go-to place than Serena & Lily. And I’m thrilled to be able to share that they are currently running a secret VIP sale with 20% off on most everything on their site! My Beach House Style page under Favorite Things has mostly … Read more

New England Real Estate: Big Views, Big Style, Really BIG Money

I love sharing the latest in New England real estate and this is a spectacular modern coastal home for sale in Manchester-By-The-Sea (the town in Massachusetts, not the movie starring Casey Affleck). It’s got big views, big style and costs really BIG money. Can you guess? Interior design by: Meichi Peng | Architect: Adolpho Perez From … Read more

World View of New England Style: Sussex Vacation Rental

Here’s another “New England” styled property – this time in coastal Sussex, England. This is a rental vacation house (aka Holiday House) which Tatler called one of the ’50 coolest houses in the world to rent’. It’s a fabulous house, though I’m not sure it truly captures a New England vibe.         … Read more

New England Design Style, by (Old) England Designers

I have a Google Alert set up for the keywords “New England Design Style” and a piece came in this week about a model home in England that had been decorated in a New England style. Said the article: A new showhome inspired by the calming colours and serene simplicity of the New England coastline … Read more