Linda Merrill is an award-winning interior designer and decorator based on the South Shore of Massachusetts in the gorgeous coastal town of Duxbury. She is an expert in the fields of interior design, media communications & marketing. A lifelong passion for creating beautiful - and livable - spaces combined with a savvy business mind has brought her design work and writing to a national and even international audience. Her passion for creating beautiful spaces began early on when she was allowed to select the finish color of her first “big girl” bedroom set at the age of six. Linda received a Certificate in Decorative Arts from the prestigious Boston Architectural College in 2002 and opened her own firm shortly thereafter. In 2012, Linda was awarded the IFDA New England/Design New England Magazine Showcase award for Best Living Space for her Back Bay Penthouse project.
Linda offers both in-person traditional full-service design as well as custom virtual designs for those outside the area or who are looking for a great design that they can implement themselves.
A serene modern coastal bedroom in Truro Cape Cod Massachusetts design by Linda Merrill.
Linda’s blog, Surroundings (https://lindamerrill.com/blog/), has an international readership and is often listed on Best Blog and Design Influencer lists. It was most recently named one of the Top 19 Interior Designers in Boston by Expertize (https://www.expertise.com/ma/boston/interior-design). It offers her unique views on wide ranging aspects of the built environment from architecture, photographic tours, product reviews, design inspirations, special events and even movie set decor!
She was moderator of a popular podcast series called The Skirted Roundtable from 2009-2013 (http://skirtedroundtable.blogspot.com/2013/09/chatting-with-mario-buatta.html). Her first book HOW TO START A HOME BASED INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS, published by Taylor Trade Publishing (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XTTIPHE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1), was released in May, 2015.
Linda has appeared on Martha Stewart’s Sirius Radio Channel; NECN’s “New England Dream House”; WHDH Television’s “Room for Improvement” and WBZ-TV’s “Sundays With Liz”. She has been featured in CAPE COD MAGAZINE, CAPE COD HOME, HOME REMODELERS magazine, THE BOSTON GLOBE Sunday Magazine, BostonVoyager (http://bostonvoyager.com/interview/conversations-inspiring-linda-merrill/) THE WASHINGTON POST, NEW ENGLAND HOME MAGAZINE, SOUTH SHORE LIVING MAGAZINE and THE PATRIOT LEDGER.