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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

To order swatches of Boardwalk Braid, Cortina, or any of our other products, please click here or visit our online Customer Center to begin a quote.

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Feb 10

Jute rugs help transform designer Brooke Giannetti’s home

Interior designer Brooke Giannetti recently redecorated her home that she shares with her architect husband Steve and their 3 children. Before the big redesign, the home was a bit on the feminine side and and somewhat “shabby chic.” With pink, frilly pillows and floral rugs, her husband decided that it was time to make big changes to their home that complement their design aesthetics – a whimsical blend of masculinity and femininity. Brooke wrote and posted more pictures about the home makeover on her fabulous blog – definitely check it out!

“We loved the way Merida’s Bora Bora rug in Sunrise looked in the store, so we ordered one for our home in a custom size. It really adds a lot of warmth and texture to the room. The jute is much softer on our feet than sisal or sea grass.” – Brooke Giannetti

Interested in having this rug in your home or using it in your next project? For more information on Bora Bora, view some of our other custom rugs, or visit Merida’s online customer center to request a sample or create a quote.

Merida's Bora Bora Sunrise rug was used in the living room creating light and texture.

Brooke loved Merida's jute rug so much that she got another one for her dining room! The masculine feel of the dining table adds interest that complements texture of the rug.

You can see how the jute rug works with the traditional feel of some of the elements in the room while adding a more modern texture and color.

Do you have a photo of a design project featuring a Merida natural fiber 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!


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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!


19
Oct 09

2010 Color Trends

Here they are! My color trends for 2010.They start off with colors that have been seen recently in fashion and home interiors, and then progress through to some new original combinations that will become more prominent as we move into the new year.

Black and White:

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A classic combo!  Striking contrast and bold patterns  -  checks and polka dots will stand strong with this pair.  You may also start to see shades of red and pops of other brilliant colors introduced.

Mediterranean Spice:

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This is another category that will continue throughout next year. The bright, saturated colors help create a happy, cheerful and fun space. You’ll typically see at least three of these colors used together.

Blue Horizon:

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These coastal blues and whites will again freshen the interior palette. The blues will range from lighter gray tones, to turquoise and deep indigo. They will often be seen paired together. The white will stay crisp and clean.

Tropical Punch:

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Bright pinks and oranges continue to create eye catching pieces. These warm hues compliment each other and continue to excite as an unusual duo. We’ve already seen this influence in both fashion and the home, and it will carry on throughout the months to come.

Below are new ideas for new emerging color combinations…

Blush Tones:

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This is one of my favorite fashion trends that’s starting to trickle into home interiors. These light blush, rouge and purple tones work beautifully with gray, cream and black.

Earthy Modern:

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Here you start to see olive greens, chartreuse, turquoise and brick coming together to form a very unique palette. It has a bit of that retro touch with a new vogue twist!

Mellow Yellow:

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Golds, oranges and burnt siennas create soothing, warm, exotic surrounds.  The golds are used together with accents of ivory and chocolate.

Peacock:

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This glamorous jungle of jewel tones will definitely swing us through the new year! Sequins, satins, silks and leathers will carry tones of jade, deep purples and cobalt blues.

I hope you found the palettes inspiring! I’d love to hear if your designs have been influenced by any of these combinations.

A presentation for new 2010 Trends (Style / Color / Pattern) can be viewed here at the BDC’s Trend Report.