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23
Dec 09

Double-bound jute area rug in Vitra’s modern home office

In this week’s featured design project, we are highlighting a very cool retail display space by the Charles de Lisle Workshop for Limn furniture in San Francisco. The space is set up as a  home office with sleek, modern furniture from Vitra.

The designers chose Bora Bora Volcano, a jute rug from one of Merida’s available large area rugs, to make the room more comfortable and inviting. This is one of our most popular products due to its versatility, softness, and beautiful luster. The designers’ vision for the rug also included a double-binding accent that would help tie the room’s grey and pink color scheme together. Working with Maegan Fee, Merida’s Creative Director, the CDL designers selected a fuschia suede as a piping material to be applied on the inside “frame” of the rug. As you can see, the end result gave the effect of a chic and tailored home office.

Bora Bora is in stock now! Click here to view colors and request samples, or visit our online customer center to start a quote and get 10% off your rug order!

“We love Merida because they are so willing to work with designers to customize rugs with details such as the vibrant fuschia binding we used for this project. Additionally, this space was intended to highlight how a primarily commercial furniture line could be incorporated into a residential environment, and the Merida rug helped accomplish this task beautifully. Merida is our go-to for value, quick lead times, customization, and high quality.” -Lizzie Gallagher, Charles de Lisle Workshop

Bora Bora Volcano jute area rug with Suede binding in grey and suede piping in fuschia. Designed by Charles de Lisle for Limn

Bora Bora Volcano jute area rug with grey suede binding in grey and fuschia suede piping. Designed by Charles de Lisle Workshop for Limn, using home office furniture from Vitra

Another view of the jute area rug in the Limn furniture display by Charles de Lisle Workshop.

Do you have a photo of a design project featuring a Merida rug? Submit it to marketing@meridameridian.com! If we select your photo, your name and web site will be promoted on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages!


18
Dec 09

Sisal area rugs for formal or casual dining

Chris Woodburn is a designer who is recognized for creating spaces that mix traditional with contemporary styles, giving the space a timeless quality. In the photos below, Chris has used Merida’s Coquille sisal area rug in two dining rooms: a casual and relaxed setting, and an elegant, more formal setting. Both rooms reveal Chris’ ability to use neutral palettes and rich textures for maximum impact, as well as the ability of the rug itself to transition from one style to another with ease.

Coquille sisal rug in informal dining room setting designed by Chris Woodburn

Coquille sisal rug in an informal dining room setting designed by Chris Woodburn. Photo by Carmen Silva.

Coquille sisal rug in a formal dining room setting designed by Chris Woodburn

Coquille sisal rug in a formal dining room setting designed by Chris Woodburn. Photo by Carmen Silva.

See more colors of Coquille by clicking here or visit our Customer Center to order sample cuttings or start a quote. And don’t forget to take advantage of holiday savings through December 31 – order any straight cut and get 20% off!

Many of Merida’s natural fiber rugs can work well in both formal and casual room settings. Visit Merida Meridian to view more custom sisal rugs.

Do you have a photo of a design project featuring a Merida rug? Submit it to marketing@meridameridian.com! If we select your photo, your name and web site will be promoted on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages!


10
Dec 09

Sisal flooring transforms Monica Pedersen’s spa

Every other year, the Lake Forest Show House in suburban Chicago attracts some of the country’s top interior designers to create beautiful rooms for one of the area’s historic mansions. Last spring we were lucky enough to work with Monica Pedersen of HGTV’s “Designed To Sell” on the lower level of the house, where she was designing a media room, wine lounge and uber-relaxing spa area. Monica selected our sisal rug Elements in Sand for the large area to maintain a consistent flow through the different spaces. We found the spa area particularly striking, as did the designer herself:

“I love the way the sisal flooring warmed the spa area, as opposed to the cold feeling of the existing ceramic tile. The installation was so simple; it was one of the easiest and most dramatic “before and afters” I have ever done.” -Monica Pedersen

I’m sure the simple boucle weave of Elements would also feel like a foot massage when you step out of the bath! It’s a beautiful space and we are so happy to have helped Monica create it.

In need of a simple and easy transformation like this for your next project? This month, get 20% off all in-stock straight cuts when you order online. Use code CUT129 when you begin your quote in our online customer center, or click here to request a sample.

Elements in Sand in the Lake Forest Show House spa, designed by HGTV's Monica Pedersen

Elements in Sand in the Lake Forest Show House spa, designed by HGTV's Monica Pedersen

Wine lounge area of Lake Forest Show House with Merida's Elements sisal flooring. Photo curtesy of Becky McCallum.

Wine lounge area of Lake Forest Show House with Merida's Elements sisal flooring. Photo curtesy of Becky McCallum.

Do you have a photo of a design project featuring a Merida rug? Submit it to marketing@meridameridian.com! If we select your photo, your name and web site will be promoted on our blog, Twitter, and Facebook pages!


29
Sep 09

Thomas Paul’s Inspiration

“Inspiration can start anywhere, you just have to get out and clear your head.” – Thomas Paul expounded about his inspiration for his new line of textiles prints designed for Duralee Fabrics.

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  • Roxanne Hanna, Thomas Paul, Maegan Fee, Tara Mclarney

Last week the Boston Design Center hosted Design Boston. There new 2010 products for the home were highlighted and seminars were conducted to give designers all the tools they’ll need to be successful next year. I signed up immediately for the seminars and was most excited to hear Thomas Paul speak about his inspirations… (and was lucky enough to snap a pic with him)!

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I’ve always been drawn to his unique bold color combinations and pop art graphics, ever since his first line of silk pillows were introduced. Throw pillows are such an easy, quick way to make over a room and add pops of color!

Paul’s inspiration comes from a variety of sources:

  • Nature  – Plants and Animals
  • Foreign Cultures and Places
  • Art and Design
  • Textiles and Classic Motifs

He’s inspired by his surroundings and brings these life experiences to his work. Biking around the city, nature walks in the park, and even going to the library help trigger his new ideas.

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His imagery has evolved from the two-dimensional, geometric shapes to a more realistic hand drawn quality as seen in his Curiosities Collection – which I love!

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His Duralee collection of prints is a great expression of combining some of his earlier ideas using bold, two-tones graphics with touches of more detailed imagery. Some remind me of old toile or damask patterns with a refreshing twist. Actually, this  is one way Paul speaks about his work. He pulls from the past and finds objects or patterns by frequenting flea markets and vintage shops then brings them to life again in a new way.

It’s cool to see these bold images applied to traditional forms.  What fun you could bring to a vintage wing back chair or settee! It would definitely become a statement piece!