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.

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