Wabi-Sabi

As a ten year old boy in front of an abstract painting by Piet Mondrian, I was drawn to the fine cracks in the surface of the white ground. Were these fissures signs of aging, or were these put there intentionally? Were they adding to the power of the painting, or were they distracting? I decided …

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 …