After graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Interior Design degree and becoming an Allied Member ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), Merrill moved back to her hometown of Wichita Falls, where she opened m. lynne designs. With a love for bright colors and all things happy, Merrill strives each and every day to provide her customers with a place that not only has unique and one of a kind gifts and personalized accessories, but it warms hearts and makes dull days bright again. In fact, some customers have been known to stop by and hang out for a while, just to cheer up! She takes great pride in her custom furniture painting and interior design, and loves seeing her clients’ faces when they see their finished pieces for the first time.
Merrill is joined by her ‘official door greeter,’ Reese, who has the biggest dog smile you’ll ever see. Reese is very serious about greeting everyone, and she loves helping out around the store.
Awards & Recognition
- American Society of Interior Designers member since 2006
- Leadership Wichita Falls class of 2011
- Top 20 Under 40 class of 2011
- Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Small Business Development Center Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, 2013
- Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Small Business Development Center Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2014
- Small Business Administration Dallas/Ft. Worth Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2015
- Paul Harris Fellow since 2014