Posts Tagged: interior designers

Sep 10

Traditional Home Bridgehampton Makeover

Traditional Home Cover Sept. 10

If you’ve picked up this month’s issue of Traditional Home then you’ve likely noticed the stunning and inviting Bridgehampton home on the cover. Our gorgeous Merida Madagascar sisal rug is front and center, adding texture and warmth to the space. Not surprisingly, this 1980’s Bridgehampton spec house needed a little (ok, maybe a lot of!) TLC from architect Stuart Disston and interior designer Ken Gemes. The two teamed up to transform the original rustic country-style barn into a cozy, elegant European style summer get-away for the Richter family.

We’re delighted to say that the results were well worth their efforts! We love how all the walls in this house are light and airy, giving each room an open, clean, fresh feel. The white walls make the dark wood floors pop allowing the bold pieces of furniture – like the oversized yellow striped armchairs in the living room — to make a statement.

Gemes selected Merida’s Madagascar sisal area rug for the living room, foyer, and bedroom to add subtle texture and help marry the light walls and the dark furniture. All three rugs have a unique color binding, giving each room a sense of individuality without detracting from the house’s unifying themes or ambiance.

The final result shows how a little creativity can go a long way. Check out the before and after photos below to see what a huge difference the rounded staircase makes and how minor adjustments in the floor plan resulted in major space!

Let us know what you think of this Hamptons haven!

Stairs Before

Stairs After

Stairs After

Dining Room Before

Dining Room After

Floorplan Before & After

Outside Before

Outside After

Sep 10

Audrey Drought Design, Inc. Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Traditional Space

Links area rug in family room

Nestled amid beautiful mature oak trees in a prominent Houston, Texas, neighborhood, this traditional Red Brick Georgian architecture residence offers an delightfully unexpected interior. Audrey Drought Design, Inc. rose to the challenge of incorporating their client’s bold contemporary style into this beautiful, traditional setting for a look that is at once dramatic and cozy.

This sophisticated and efficient space features perfectly proportioned furniture in an overall neutral palette. Pops of color and an exciting variety of shapes, sizes and textures add warmth and visual interest to the space. For added dramatic impact the room features intricate moldings, twelve foot ceilings and an abundance of natural light.

With its traditional construction and bold, unique pattern, Merida’s Links area rug was the perfect compliment to this contemporary yet traditional interior. The repetitive, soothing pattern helps create an intimate and inviting space. We love what Audrey Drought Design, Inc. has done and admire their consistent ability to put a fresh spin on traditional interiors throughout the country.

Houston, Texas, based Audrey Drought Design, Inc.. is active in residential and commercial Interior Design projects throughout the country.

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Jul 10

Brock Moran Home Chooses an Agave Superior Rug to Achieve Livable Luxury

This week we found another gorgeous and inviting North Carolina home that we think you will enjoy. Brock Moran Home, a Charlotte, North Carolina based home furnishing store founded by Brock McLendon, designed this beautiful lakeside home with a vision of livable luxury. To achieve the look, they paired unique textures together in a sophisticated color palette of tans, browns, grays and greens and topped it off with a few inviting splashes of color.

Merida’s Agave Superior rug in Quarry adds natural texture that offsets the plush velvety surface of the sofa and smooth hardwood floors. The rug adds visual interest and dimension to the room without distracting from the striking zebra ottoman resting on it. The Quarry color picks up coloring throughout the room without blending or getting lost in the other pieces.

Brock Moran Home did a fantastic job on this house – we’re dying to cozy up on the couch and take in the beautiful surroundings.

View additional Agave Superior colorways, see specs, and create a rug quote here.

Jun 10

Laura Casey Inspires with Wool & Sisal

This week we are excited to share a beautiful North Carolina bungalow style home designed by Laura Casey Interiors, LLC with you.  Laura Casey helped a young family transform their home into a serene and inviting space to welcome their new baby.  To do this, Laura and her team carefully selected a unique color palette that is at once soothing and upbeat.  Merida’s Boardwalk Braid rug adds texture to the living space and blends seamlessly with the well-balanced pairing of modern and traditional elements in the room.

Boardwalk Braid Jute Rug

Merida Boardwalk Braid Jute Rug

The theme of understated elegance is carried into the den, where Laura Casey used Merida’s Cortina rug to add depth and soft texture to the sophisticated retreat, without distracting from the bold pops of color.  The overall result is a beautiful home that is elegant but livable and inviting.  We look forward to seeing future projects from Laura Casey Interiors.

Merida Cortina Wool and Sisal Rug

“I was drawn to Merida Meridian for this project because of their natural fibers, durability, and unwavering commitment to using sustainable and renewable resources for their rugs.”

- Laura Casey of Laura Casey Interiors, LLC

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