How Interior Design Renderings Bring a Plan to Life

Linda Merrill interior design renderings sunroom family room room 1

I’ve written previously about my Artistic 3D Renderings and even put together a little video showcasing many of my interior design renderings. I wanted to showcase a design plan I worked on recently which goes from architects plan, to built-space, to floor plan and interior design renderings and how each step in the process builds … Read more

2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour My Favorite Houses

Living room with teal blue chairs, hyde hair rug, cream leather sofa

I’ve been blogging for the last week about the 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour here. Today’s post will feature my two favorite houses on the tour. I think they are my favorite because of the use of space, thoughtful kitchen and interior design decisions and a cohesive design style that fits well with the architecture of the … 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

Massachusetts’s Oldest House Just Sold – and it’s adorable.

Cape Cod Home

This adorable house in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod sold in 2016 and was considered the oldest house currently on the market. From the real estate listing:  Meticulously maintained 1600’s English style cottage on Shawme Pond. Launch your kayak or fish from your private dock. Perfect for a second home, weekend getaway, or year-round living … Read more

Thibaut Fabrics Introduces Glam Neutrals

I’ve always loved Thibaut Fabrics, but recently they’ve really been hitting it out of the ballpark. I just received their latest fabric collection book and it’s really a wow. I wanted to share the Natural Glimmer Collection with you. I can promise, each is more beautiful than the last! Thibaut is the nation’s oldest designer … Read more

Outlander The Garrison Commander

For the most part, Outlander is very much an “outside” story. There’s lots of sleeping rough on the road, horse riding through the Highlands, campfires and buggy roadside inns. In other words, unlike Downton Abbey, there’s not much in the way of fine interiors and “Get that look” opportunities.  So, while I adore the story … Read more

Outlander The Gathering

This week’s installment of Starz TV’s production of Outlander brings us the famous “Gathering” of the Clan MacKenzie where all the men under laird Colum MacKenzie come to the castle to swear their oath of fidelity to him and to the clan (and to pay their rents and proceeds from the farms they tend). The event … Read more

My Truro Beach House Project Feature in Cape Cod Magazine

Cape Cod Magazine

  I’m thrilled to share my Truro Beach House project that is featured in Cape Cod Magazine’s September 2013 issue. It’s one of only two outer Cape projects featured and we truly span the gamut of interior design and architecture on Cape Cod. Photogtapher Paul Blackmore, a gifted nature photographer, truly captured the spectacular views … Read more

Space planning in a tiny home

  Last winter, I did a small bit of work on the floor plan layout for a tiny home renovation in Charleston, SC. Unlike the usual e-design/decorating project, this project was strictly to create a plan for the functional layout of the small space for the builder to go by. The client’s originally contacted an … Read more

Theme decorating

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A common musical style is known as “theme and variation,” in which a theme is established and then re-created with variations in rhythm, style and color. Each variation is a different “take” on the same theme. Home decoration can be approached in much the same way. For instance, the “nautical” theme is very popular. Each … Read more