In her shoes

IN HER SHOES: Surroundings

  1. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    You are at the top of my blog BFF list. I will look into that chevron tip.

    And I'm confused. Is this lady from TN and living in NE? The book?

    If so, I am going to email her immediately:)

    AND I think we should all go to NeoCon next year. Heard of it? It's in the Chicago Design Mart. Google it. We can start saving our pennies now and we can split hotel rooms. It's next May. It would be SO MUCH FUN.

  2. Linda Merrill says:

    Dear Camila – thank you SO MUCH for including me in your "day in the life" post and for your kind words. It's truly an honor!! I've so enjoyed reading everyone's days, especially my Skirted Roundtable compatriots and am so glad we all had such different days to share. Although, I certainly have days like Joni's with fast food and late nights and like Megan, I sometimes actually see the ocean as well. So looking forward to who you have next. This is a great idea for an ongoing series. Bravo to you!

    Stephanie – the lecture I attended was by Donna Dorian. She lives in TN and was brought in to speak about her new book AT HOME IN TENNESSEE: Classic Historic Interiors. It seemed a little random at first – such a dedicated Southern theme for a Northern group of designers – but we're all about historic homes here as well and it was truly great to see how beautiful some of the homes were in TN, especially considering the remote location (vs. coastal New England). She showed beautiful images!

  3. Lauren says:

    what a long day!!! loved getting a peak into Linda's life & hearing what she said about the seminars helping you put concepts into words so it's more easily discussed with clients… so true.


  4. Tamstyles says:

    coowell. way to go.

  5. Design Esquire says:

    Great post! I love the sneak peak on what happens at the Boston Design Center.

    I also laughed at the picture of the traffic on the southeast expressway – I was stuck in it too on my way home last night!

  6. Cote de Texas says:

    omg – I am just exhausted reading this!! Linda, I loved this, plus I loved reading what you said about value in furniture, high costs, etc. – could be a good topic for SRT!

    Love this series – what a great idea.


  7. says:

    I enjoyed looking into the days of all the ladies of the Roundtable. Well done, Camila in getting all three of them together!

  8. pink-to-green says:

    Such a great series with very inspiring ladies; well done!

  9. The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after says:

    James White from F&B if I could have but one colour on every wall. I love their paints and your blog.

  10. LindsB says:

    Wow, what a fun day! I wish I was a decorator here so I could do to a day like that- it looks awesome!

    Thanks for another great In Her Shoes post!

  11. Urban Flea says:

    I really enjoyed going along for the ride with you, thanks for a good one m'dear, cheers!

    xo katherine aka. urban flea 🙂

  12. Ruthies Renewed Treasured says:

    Love the large mirror!!! I have a place I would love to hang that! Thanks for your post. Enjoy your blog.

  13. Bekah: says:

    What a nice comment you left me, thanks. Your job looks soooooooo fun!

  14. Maria Killam says:

    This is such a fun post you do Camila! Always fun to get a glimpse into another designer/blogger's day!

  15. Michelle says:

    That was great; that is a full day!…and nice shoes Linda!


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