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15
Oct 09

Jute area rug adds texture to living room designed by Erin Martin

This week’s featured design project comes to us from Erin Martin Design in St. Helena, California. Erin is a nationally-recognized interior designer who has been featured in publications such as House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, Western Interiors & Design and Architectural Digest. In this room from a private home in Calistoga, CA, Erin used a soft jute rug, Bali Natural (one of our most popular products) in this cozy living room. The room has a beautiful, soft color palette of greys and browns and this rug adds wonderful texture to the floor while complementing other natural elements in the room.

Order samples of Bali in Natural or Volcano by clicking here, or create a quote in our easy-to-use online quote system. We also encourage you to check out more information about our designer rugs.

Check out the great photo of Bali Natural below, and also be sure to take a peek at Erin Martin’s fabulous St. Helena, CA store and design studio and her 1stdibs online store. The mixture of one-of-a-kind antiques and understated art (the “Bull Ring” photo is my fave) are amazingly well curated.

Balu Natural jute area rug in living room designed by Erin Martin Design

Bali Natural jute area rug in living room designed by Erin Martin Design

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!

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6
Oct 09

Robert Brown features Serengeti area rug in Atlanta Showcase

This summer at the Atlanta Merchandise Mart, an event called “B.Inspired” was held to showcase the work of six of the country’s most prominent interior designers. Bob Brown, of Robert Brown Interior Design in Atlanta, decided he needed a large area rug to complement the beautiful room he designed for the showcase, so he selected one of Merida’s new Global Expedition area rugs. Our sisal and linen design, Serengeti, gave wonderful texture to the space, complementing Bob’s elegant and unique style.

To view more colors of Serengeti, click here. You may also request cuttings or start a quote.

“I have been a fan of Merida for a long time.  It has been my firm’s ‘go to’ whenever we think of natural fiber rugs.  We always find rugs that fit our needs whether it’s a simple seagrass that lies under a fine antique rug, or one of their clever designs that makes a statement in a contemporary space.  We love their great sense of what is current without being trendy while always maintaining a commitment to timeless style.  Merida keeps a perfect balance of great product, top notch customer service and terrific quality.” -Bob Brown, Robert Brown Interior Design

Merida's Serengeti Gazelle in Bob Brown's room for the B.Inspired showcase house

Serengeti Gazelle in Bob Brown's room for the B.Inspired showcase house

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Serengeti Gazelle in Bob Brown’s room for the B.Inspired showcase house
Cole Deming of Merida with Bob Brown

Cole Deming of Merida with Bob Brown at B.Inspired

Other designers who participated in B.Inspired during the Atlanta Market week in July included Suzanne Kasler, Matthew Quinn, Stan Topol, Carole Weaks, and William Pearce.

To view more colors of Serengeti, click here. You may also request cuttings or start a quote.

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!

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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!

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26
Aug 09

Merida rugs in Phoebe Howard’s Charlotte Storefront

Our friend Phoebe Howard, a wonderfully talented interior designer with storefronts in Atlanta, Charlotte, NC, and Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL, has recently opened the Mrs. Howard and Max & Company stores in Charlotte, both of which include some of Merida’s natural fiber rugs.

We’re thrilled that Phoebe selected Merida for some of the gorgeous spaces she created here. On her choice of Merida for this high-profile space, Phoebe commented:

“Merida is a company that maintains high standards of excellence, quality of product and customer service, which mirror our values at Mrs. Howard and Max & Company. Merida has been part of our formula for successful decorating, with the same combination of vision and practicality, and we will always look to Merida for great products, both new and classic.” -Phoebe Howard

Check out a few of the photos from the Charlotte store below, and be sure to visit the Mrs Howard Personal Shopper blog for more!

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 web site!

Kyoto sisal rug
Our Kyoto sisal rug was used wall-to-wall in many areas of the house, including the living room.

Another shot of the Kyoto rug in the living room

Another shot of the Kyoto rug in the living room

Our Kyoto sisal rug was used wall-to-wall in many areas of the house, including this dining room.

Kyoto sisal rug in the dining room.

Another room in the house used Bahia in Light Honey as a neutral base for more dramatic elements.

Another room in the house used Bahia in Light Honey as a neutral base for more dramatic elements.

Order swatches of Kyoto by clicking here!

Kyoto in Glacier, Locust and Tupelo

Kyoto in Glacier, Locust and Tupelo

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