The Saturday List – April 30, 2022

Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy with my Pinehills project client putting the final touches on the design for their bright and beautiful new home. There have been several fun tidbits in the news this week that I’m sharing below in this week’s edition of The Saturday List. (Please note this post contains affiliate … Read more

Beautiful Bistro Shelves

Palmer Industries bistro shelves

Brass and glass bistro shelves have definitely been having a moment in design recently. Think of the romance of an old back bar with tarnished brass hardware filled with bottles of tipsy goodness. The Bofinger in Paris just oozes old world charm doesn’t it?? I think this is part of the appeal of bistro shelves … Read more

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

2017 Newburyport Kitchen Tour

I’ve written before (on several occasions!) that Newburyport is my favorite city pretty much anywhere but definitely here in Massachusetts. I used to live there and often wonder why I moved (long story!). Anyway, I regularly attend the Christmas House Tour which benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum and the Kitchen Tour which benefits the … Read more

BlogTourKBIS – Visiting with Wilsonart at the Kitchen & Bath Show

  If just hearing the words “laminated surface” brings to mind fake looking woods and ’70’s era burnt oranges, you need to learn about what Wilsonart has been doing in the field of engineered and laminated surfaces.   A heartfelt thank you to the folks at Wilsonart for being a sponsor of #BlogTourKBIS and to Modenus, the power behind BlogTour … Read more

BlogTourKBIS – Visiting with Grohe and DXV at the Kitchen & Bath Show

  Grohe had some pretty cool and innovating products this year at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). I particularly like the Smart Control – 3D Showering system.  The innovative GROHE SmartControl technology lets you choose the outlet, the water flow and temperature as desired. Operation is simple and easy for the whole family … Read more

BlogTourKBIS – Visiting with Wellborn Cabinets at the Kitchen & Bath Show

Since 1961, the Wellborn family has owned and operated Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., located in Ashland, Alabama. Wellborn offers 6 product lines: Home Concepts, Select, Premier, Estate, Elegant Bath and Wellborn Closets. The Estate Collection offers the “You Draw It” program as an option. This program is designed to help you bring a cabinet concept to creation. Estate and … Read more