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Posts Tagged: interior designers


10
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!


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!


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.


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!