Keeping it in Perspective: How Beautiful Design Defines & Inspires Us

Jaima Brown Kentucky blue grass

What Inspires Me:My current inspiration is Jaima Brown Home’s ‘Kentucky Blue Grass’ wallpaper. I’m really into antique homes at the moment as well as simpler color palettes. And I always love a mix of rustic and elegant. This photo with the fresh orange toile paper and fabric paired with white chairs and accessories all under the old tin chandelier and rustic beams really puts where I am into perfect perspective. “ – Linda Merrill

Linda Merrill 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 through her design firm, Linda Merrill Decorative Surroundings, and her design writing to a national and even international audience. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, South Shore Living Magazine, New England Cable News, Country Woman Magazine, Shelter Pop, and, among others.  Join Linda online; visit her popular blog ::Surroundings::, tweet her on Twitter: @surroundings, check out her latest pins on Pinterest, and connect with her on Facebook.

At the Decorating Diva, we believe that creating beautiful home interiors, that resonate on a very personal level, is heavily influenced and shaped by our experiences and exposure to a multitude of inspirations from travel to art to architecture to fashion to beauty to interior design and to those everyday moments that give us pause and takes our breath away.Our mission is to share those beautiful inspirations from the worlds of design, lifestyle, everyday life and travel with you – to share those diverse sparks of creative inspiration and perspective that will undoubtedly ignite, fuel and continuously nurture your inner decorating diva as you embark on creating the home of your dreams – either with the help of a professional interior designer or on your own.