A Fresh Scandi New England Style Home in Wales

Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, Gwynedd Scandi New England Exterior front

I love real estate listings from around the world and when I ran across this article in Forbes of a property in Wales billed as a Scandi New England style home – I was intrigued. It’s always fun to see what folks from other parts of the world think of as something New England. Of … Read more

Mid-Size Stylish Kitchens – Newburyport Kitchen Tour Pt. 2

Merrimack St Kitchen 1 mid-size stylish kitchen

Ready for some mid-size stylish kitchens? In my first post on the 2019 Newburyport Kitchen Tour, I showcased two larger kitchen spaces. Today, I’m sharing three houses which are smaller in scale, but certainly no less in style. Christopher Street Architect: David Keery Design  |  Interior Design: Holly Gagne Interior Design   This cheery yellow … 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

A Spectacular Modern Carriage House Conversion in Newburyport MA

Newburyport modern carriage house conversion Andrew Sidford architect Linda Merrill photo exterior

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of a conversion house project. I’ve showcased several projects over the years and I’m so excited to share a new one that is currently on the market in my favorite city of Newburyport, MA. I saw this modern carriage house conversion project originally when it was … Read more

New England Real Estate: Big Views, Big Style, Really BIG Money

I love sharing the latest in New England real estate and this is a spectacular modern coastal home for sale in Manchester-By-The-Sea (the town in Massachusetts, not the movie starring Casey Affleck). It’s got big views, big style and costs really BIG money. Can you guess? Interior design by: Meichi Peng | Architect: Adolpho Perez From … Read more

A Modern Beach House with spectacular views out in Truro, MA

Modern beach house in Truro, MA on Cape Cod

  Are you ready for the long 4th of July weekend here in the US? I’m not actually a huge fan of fireworks and there are plenty of both the legal and illegal kind in the area. I live in a beach community, so it’s party-time all weekend long. Meanwhile, I wanted to share a … Read more

My Award Winning Design!

Above, L-R: Donna Vanegas, Rob Henry, Kathie Chrisicos, Linda Merrill, Michael Kim, Jacqueline Becker and Gail Ravgiala I’m thrilled and honored to share that last evening, I won the IFDA New England Designer 2012 Showcase Award for Best Living Space! My award winning design was a crisp and clean penthouse condo that overlooked the Charles River on Beacon … Read more

Get That Look! The Holiday – LA House

The Holiday LA House Wallace Neff Cameron Diaz Kate Winslet Wisteria

In my previous post on The Holiday, we saw how to get the look of Kate Winslet’s picture book English country cottage. Now, we take a look at the impressive LA home of Cameron Diaz’s character, Amanda, a very successful movie trailer producer. The Holiday LA House Director Nancy Meyers and Production Designer Jon Hutman … Read more