A Dream Kitchen – Dream Home 2021 Room Reveal

081021 LMDS Dream Home 2021 Dream Kitchen Cooking Wall

Hello! I’m happy to finally share the LMDS Dream Home 2021 Dream Kitchen! If you’re new here – you can read the origins of this virtual design project here. This is the second fully completed space in this 4,600 sq. ft. home (plus 600 sq. ft. pool/guest house and 900 sq. ft. deck). I’m nearly … Read more

Cheers! A Sous Vide Limoncello Cocktail Party

Signature Kitchen Suite Sous Vide cocktail kit linda merrill

Last week I participated in a fun designer event sponsored by Signature Kitchen Suite/SKS. SKS is an innovative kitchen appliance company in the luxury design market. Their appliances are not only beautiful to look at, but also tech driven and gourmet inspired. Before now, my only exposure to “Sous Vide” cooking was references heard on … Read more

Waterfront Outdoor Kitchen – Newburyport Kitchen Tour Pt. 3

Main St Shibui House waterfront outdoor kitchen

We’re coming to an end of my 2019 Newburyport Kitchen Tour coverage. In Part 1 I showed you two large modern black and white houses and in Pt. 2 I shared three mid-sized stylish homes. Now, I’ve got something special to share – especially if you’re a lover of outdoor spaces, beautiful landscaping, water views … Read more

Modern Black and White – Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019 Pt. 1

8 Wilshire Rd Newburyport Kitchen Tour 2019 Modern Black and White Kitchen stove LMM

One of my favorite design tours was this weekend – the Newburyport Kitchen Tour, put on in support of the Newburyport PTO. I’ve attended several times before and I’m always happy to see what’s new in my favorite area of Massachusetts. It was a beautiful day on Saturday – sunny but not too hot or … Read more

Rustic Kitchen Design – How much is too much?

This Or that rustic or modern kitchen

Hello and happy Friday! The summer is speeding by – which I’ve missed entirely because I’ve been at home most of the time keeping an eye on my post-surgery dachshund RoyRoy. Hopefully, by the end of the month, he’ll be mostly recovered and I’ll have more freedom. Anyway, let’s talk about the rustic kitchen trend … Read more

Property Swoon: A Vermont Farmhouse Fantasy

Sometimes, a property just captures the essence of what’s popular (aka trendy) in design, but is also actually really good too, which doesn’t happen as often as one would think. This is the case with this gorgeous Vermont farmhouse fantasy home that was featured in both Design New England and Traditional Home magazines – in … Read more

2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 1 and the case of the missing design element.

  Okay, well, this really should be called 2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Pt. 2 because I’ve already done a post of the gardens and landscaping. But this post and the next will showcase the kitchens and related interiors of the houses. I’m breaking it into two because I took a lot of photos and I … Read more