Posts Tagged: design trends

May 10

Lonny Loves Natural Area Rugs

We’re really excited to share some great media coverage that we recently received in the April/May issue of Lonny Magazine. Lonny is a new online publication dedicated to “accessible design.” Since this is the magazine’s first sustainability-focused issue, we’re thrilled to be included in two sections!

The story of our new e-commerce web site, Merida Home, is told in a fantastic 2-page spread that includes photos of our rugs (including the new Thrive Collection) and production processes. We love that the Lonny editors we worked with were able to include some beautiful photos from our overseas suppliers, too!

Lonny’s editor-in-chief, Michelle Adams, also made an appearance in the issue to report on some sustainable updates that she recently made to her New York apartment. As part of the re-design, Michelle included a beautiful Abaca rug in the living room to avoid the chemical emissions from synthetic carpets. In the article accompanying the photos of her apartment, Michelle noted that her Abaca rug could actually be chopped up and used as compost if she ever decided to get rid of it!

Check the magazine out online at The article on Merida Home is on page 40-41, and the Abaca rug is pictured on page 72, 76-77 and 92. A couple of screenshots from the issue are below!

Front cover of the April/May Sustainability issue of Lonny!

"Green Mission" story about Merida Home and our sustainability efforts.

EIC Michelle Adams' gorgeous and sustainable New York apartment features a Merida Abaca rug in the living room!

View our Abaca collection, request samples and create quotes here!

May 10

Urban Sherp features Natural Rugs

Last month, Rebecca of awesome eco-friendly shopping guide, Urban Sherp visited our Boston office to check out the exciting products that Merida Home is offering. She also had the chance to take a tour of our production facility and meet the office staff. Whitney, our resident Merida Home guru was happy to show her around and tell her all about our sustainability story! Shown below is a review of our Rhythm Black Chord wool + paper rug that is woven in Fall River using eco-friendly New Zealand wool and paper yarns coated in resin. Click here to read the rest of Rebecca’s cool shopping review.

“When it comes to the art of rugmaking, the design team at Merida are true pioneers. They are fearless about exploring innovative materials and techniques to push the envelope in textile design.” – Rebecca of Urban Sherp

Screen shot of Urban Sherp featuring Merida Home!

Click to shop and request samples of Rhythm and other wool + paper rugs. Merida Home is fun and easy to use!

Apr 10

Madagascar sisal rug freshens up a bedroom in Real Simple

In April’s 10th anniversary issue of Real Simple, a Merida sisal rug helped transform a sterile master bedroom into a colorful, welcoming place for a young family. Three lucky Real Simple readers got the chance to have their half-finished rooms redesigned by a savvy interior designer. One winner’s master bedroom was revamped by interior designer Kimberly Ayers, known for her bright and bold color choices. Kimberly selected a “cushy sisal” rug, Madagascar in Tupelo, to layer with a green accent rug, adding a splash of contrast and texture to the room. I love how the warm, neutral tones of the sisal rug help keep the room so balanced and fresh! What do you think?

Madagascar Tupelo in master bedroom designed by Kimberly Ayres

View additional colorways of  Madagascar, request samples, and create quotes here!

Apr 10

Cortina Sisal Rug in Charleston Showhouse

Our featured design project this week is a living room from the Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse in South Carolina. This living room was designed by Evon Kirkland McAngus and Daly Gentry of Evon Kirkland Interiors, and features our Cortina Platinum wool and sisal rug with Metallic Sandstone binding.

We think the designers did an amazing job balancing serene, complimentary colors that don’t overwhelm each other but still make a dramatic impact. The addition of the Cortina rug creates an interesting depth and texture that contrasts with the metallic and glass accents in the room. It is truly a stunning space that is sure to impress all of the people who tour the showhouse.

Create a quote for Cortina here>>

Request cuttings of Cortina here>>

“The clean, sophisticated style of the living room needed a rug with interesting texture that would add dimension to the space. Merida’s dedication to quality craftsmanship and unique custom options gives their rugs an edge over competitors – and Merida is only company that I know of that offers cool metallic bindings!” – Evon Kirkland Interiors

The Showhouse runs through April 18, so if you’re in the area, check it out and let us know what you think!

To request cuttings of Cortina, please click here or visit our online Customer Center to start a quote. Check out our collection of Metallic bindings here.

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