Freelance Writing

When Linda Merrill began blogging in 2005, she never imagined that it would turn into a part time career as a free-lance writer for other publications. In addition to her 1,700+ (and counting!) blog posts and 12 issues of her digital design magazine ::Surroundings::, Linda has written over 300 articles that have appeared both online and in print in such notable publications as THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THE HUFFINGTON POST, YAHOO! SHINE, FOX, Williams-Sonoma DESIGNER MARKETPLACE and many others.

Here is a selection of Linda’s most well-received free-lance articles. Copies are available upon request


formerly Chameleon Interiors


We’re located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Interior design services for New England, Massachusetts, Boston, South Shore, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island,  Vermont, Connecticut.

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Linda Merrill • PO Box 1206 • Duxbury, MA 02331  •  781-585-0275 • email: linda.m.merrill (at)

Interior Design & Decoration

The Business of Design

What Is Wabi-Sabi? - Networx

Upholstery 101 - Networx

All About Steam Showers -   Networx

Designer Picks: 7 New Kitchen Appliances That Designer’s Love - Networx,LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Olympia Times

Are Designer’s Too Competitive To Work Together? - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

Olioboard for Professional Interior Designers - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

Should You Build Your Own Website or Hire a Pro? - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

Avoiding The Trend Checklist - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

The Value of Teamwork Across Design Disciplines - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

On The Go: The Mobile Design Business - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

Unexpected Places for Design Inspiration - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

Courting Media Coverage for Your Design Business - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

How To Turn a Client’s Ideas Into Real Designs - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace

Design TV vs. Reality - Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace