Hot Trend Alert: Glass Bending for the Home

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In the ever-evolving realm of interior design and architecture, a captivating trend has emerged – the art of glass bending. Also known as glass curving or slumping, this technique involves manipulating glass into unique, curved shapes that defy the conventional flatness associated with glass surfaces. Fusing together artistic vision and technological innovation, glass bending has … Read more

There’s Charm Galore in this English Stone Cottage

Tudor stone bastle Northumberland England Photo by David Webb Bastle sign Stone cottage

In my post on Accessories, I came across this adorably charming English country stone cottage on Country Living’s website. To die for. It also reminded me of Kate Winslet’s country cottage in The Holiday – almost as if one were the inspiration for the other. The house is owned by interior designer Julie Oswald and her … Read more

Tiny tables and colorful poufs make for fun and flexible decor choices

Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings living room family heirlooms

I’m a big fan of tiny tables and colorful poufs when it comes to flexible decorating choices. My interior decorating clients for my Colorful Modern project in The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA didn’t want a coffee table because their space is small and their sofa is a recliner – so moving a coffee table wasn’t a … Read more

Trendspotting: What is Quiet Luxury?

Quiet luxury as an unnamed concept has been around forever but it’s sure having a moment now sparked by the hit television show Succession.  In interior design, quiet luxury embodies a refined and understated approach that focuses on creating elegant, serene, and sophisticated spaces. It is characterized by a harmonious balance between functionality and aesthetics, … Read more

Symmetry Vs. Asymmetry in Interior Design

Linda Merrill modern sideboard with single lamp how to place lamps

Symmetry vs. asymmetry – is it an either or? Symmetry and asymmetry are two fundamental principles of design used to create balance and visual interest in a space. The reality is, we need both when creating a visually appealing environment. Too much symmetry can result in a boring room and too much asymmetry can result … Read more