Friday Finds: Vinyl Floor Cloths

Vintage vinyl floor cloth

I’ve always loved floor cloths in historic interiors the vinyl floor cloth patterns from  Spicher and Co. capture these historical patterns just so well! Floorcloths came out of England in the 18th century and was made from painted and varnished cloth. They were used to mimic expensive carpets or parquet flooring (in the trompe l’oeil … Read more

A Modern Beach House with spectacular views out in Truro, MA

Linda Merrill design Truro modern beach house exterior

I wanted to share a set of photos of the modern beach house short term rental I decorated in Truro, Massachusetts. The project was shot by Paul Blackmore for Cape Cod Magazine and even made the cover!   This was a modernist beach house – basically a white box with big windows. Because, after all, … Read more

2016 Newburyport Holiday House Tour

I made my annual pilgrimage to the 2016 Newburyport Holiday House tour on Saturday and this year, we were treated to some amazing homes and lovely, though not ostentatious, holiday decorating. The House Tour is put on and benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport. The first house I visited was the 1774 Lowell-Tracy-Johnson … Read more

Meeting Thom Felicia

This was a fun weekend! I attended Thom Felicia’s talk on “Decorating from the Floor Up” sponsored by Karastan rugs. Billed as an interactive workshop, Thom went through the process of creating a design plan starting with the rug and how to bring in colors and textures for the floor, walls and furnishings that will … Read more

The Holiday movie sets – Get That look!

The Holiday Movie set header

    The Holiday is Nancy Meyers’   romantic comedy from 2006 that is known as much for its set – aka Nancy Meyers-core – as it is for the stars and story. It’s a sweet story of two professional women, trying to sort out their personal lives by switching homes – a contemporary in trendy … Read more

Dining By Design Boston 2007

Dining By Design Boston 2007 Rafanelli Events

This weekend was the inaugural DIFFA‘s Dining By Design Boston 2007. I was lucky to attend the preview cocktail party last evening at the Black Falcon Terminal next to the Boston Design Center. It was cold outside, but the party was hot inside! A big open industrial space was transformed by some of Boston’s most talented … Read more

Tiffany & Co. Custom Pillow

  A certain young lady of my acquaintance is entering high school this year and to celebrate, her parents have given her a complete room makeover. While I have decorated her room in the past, this year, she was in charge. She selected this “Sweet Chenille” dot duvet and sham set from PBTeen. The chenille … Read more