Honoring Mario Buatta – A Legend, A Life and Livable Spaces

Mario Buatta blue living room back to back sofas

If you’re a fan of interior decorating, and unless you live under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard of the passing of design legend Mario Buatta at 82. Joni, Megan and I had the distinct honor of interviewing Mario on our final Skirted Roundtable podcast back in 2013 on the release of his one and … Read more

Suzanne Kasler Makes a French Connection at the Boston Design Center

Suzanne Kasler Hickory Chair furniture on Linda Merrill blog

Amazing interior designer Suzanne Kasler visited the Boston Design Center this week to talk about her new furniture collection with Hickory Chair called The Paris Apartment Collection.  Suzanne is one of my absolute favorite designers – her work is so layered, her color palettes rich yet subtle and her work is, simply put, pretty. Very, very … Read more

Book Review: HABITAT: The Field Guide to Decorating by Lauren Liess

  I’ve long been a fan of decorator and blogger Lauren Liess so was excited for her when she announced her first book was in the works. Titled HABITAT: The Field Guide to Decorating, the book was officially published by Abrams last week and it’s really fantastic. Five years ago we interviewed Lauren on The … Read more

Big Congrats to the New England Design Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

Shown above: Christina Oliver, Susan Stacy, Dinyar Wadia, Rosemary Porto, Tref LaFleche, Douglas Dick Huge congrats to the 2014 inductees to the New England Design Hall of Fame. This award was created to honor the work of professionals who have made a significant imprint on residential design in New England. Their body of work represents … Read more

Howard Slatkin’s “Fifth Avenue Style” Where more is more and design lessons abound

One of my favorite books of late 2013 is “Fifth Avenue Style” by interior designer, and fabulous Instagram user, Howard Slatkin, published by The Vendome Press. The book, shot by Tria Giovan, focuses on Howard’s own New York apartment and is a feast for the eyes. First, let me say that this book was the … Read more