1. The white walls and upholstery allow the artwork, rugs and collections to be the stars of the room. White is also a good backdrop for the wall of windows that looks out onto a beautiful coastal view. The vaulted ceiling and texture of the walls and beams add interest and bring your eye up, where an additional bank of windows lets in light and the outdoors. The white furniture connects the high ceilings to the rest of the room.
2. Adding furnishings with natural materials — chairs, coffee table and side table — adds interest and a sophistication to the space with organic shapes as well as the natural materials. They work well with this coastal retreat, bringing the outdoors in. The natural materials also make a connection with the light wood floors. A colorfully patterned rug from Morocco anchors this space, and along with the artistic pillows, warms the room and makes it more approachable. It’s not all white!
3. The bird sculpture hanging from the ceiling was an idea sparked by the client. She had seen something similar, so we had them fabricated out of sheet metal and painted. Hanging from the vaulted ceiling, the different positions of the metal birds creates a whimsical feature of birds in flight as they would be above the water. The bird sculptures are installed with fishing line, and they are always moving slightly. It reminds you of a Calder mobile!
Jamie Merida heads up Jamie Merida Interiors and the Bountiful Home retail home furnishings showroom in Easton, MD.
His design aesthetic can best be described as “traditional made modern.” His design often features traditional elements reimagined with modern colors and textures.