Why Hire ANOTHER Professional?

Guest Contributor: Jill Seime - Hardware Detailed Creating a design for a living space takes on many potential learning experiences for a designer. Professionals learn many things with each and every project. Technology evolves daily; new features are introduced for appliances and heating and air equipment, energy requirements change, building codes shift from community to …

Guest Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce our new guest speakers series for michaelmerrilldesignblog.com. I trust you will enjoy hearing from a variety of our resources and consultants. We welcome your comments and hope you will subscribe to our blog. New articles appear twice monthly. -MICHAEL M. MERRILL ASID, NKBA, CID Guest Contributors: Jill Seime | Door Hardware …

Role of Photography

Designers should photograph their work as often and as thoroughly as possible. We photograph projects every year using a professional interiors photographer. We also constantly photograph projects on our own as they develop. Before and after shots are wonderful sales tools and a reminder of how much your work has transformed the environment. Remember to …

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

There are so many things to consider when designing a room-much less an entire home. How to navigate through that process is the subject of this article. It is always good to understand and acknowledge as completely as possible what you have to work with--for better and for worse. This should be done through photography …

Setting the Table

Gracious dining includes many elements; sterling silver, crystal, linen, flowers, candlelight, wonderful food and wine and great company. My favorite silversmiths are Jean Puiforcat and Georg Jensen. Both of their firms offer sterling and silver plate. While it is not possible to see the difference, it is possible to feel the difference. The weight of …