Before she became an interior designer, Linda Weisberg had a 30-year career as a social worker. It is one reason she is so good at her job.
“Sometimes I have to help clients figure out what
they like and want,” she says. “Or couples have defi-
nite preferences, but they disagree. Conflict does not
scare me because there are so many options in design
that conflicts can usually be resolved.”
Weisberg sees her design career as another way
to help people, whether that entails resolving conflict
or defining taste.
“For me,” she says, “design was always an interest. While I worked as a social worker, it was a hobby.
I took an introductory design course at the Bos-
ton Architectural College [BAC] in 2011, then took
another in architectural drawing, and then decided to
enroll in the BAC’s Residential Interiors Certificate
program, which I completed in 2014. Included in my
studies were courses at Massachusetts College of Art
and Design and Color IQ. I did some work for friends,
and by the time I was ready to retire from social ser-
vices [in 2014], another career was taking off.”
For 25 years, her personal design laboratory has
been the 1928 Normandy-style Tudor house in New-
ton, Massachusetts, where she lives with her hus-
band, real estate professional Stephen Weisberg.
The four-bedroom, 3,600-square-foot house is clad
in the picturesque half-timbering that is a hallmark
of the Tudor style. Full-length arched windows are set
MAKING AN ENTRANCE
Beneath the spot where the ceiling in the entry hall (left)
opens to the second floor, Weisberg placed a table to
accentuate the architecture. The 1928 Normandy-style
Tudor house (left, below) provides a traditional canvas for
Weisberg’s colorful creation. “In interior design,” says
Weisberg (above), “I like to work around the architecture.”