July 22, 2016

Bringing Indoors Out

When the weekend feels too short, and fall is quickly approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time “outdoors” in one of these fabulously decorated cabana’s? We are dreaming of the never ending summer while relaxing with a good book and a fresh glass of lemonade. There is no better way to bring the outdoor elements into the confines of your home – like a cabana! We can not get enough!

 

Post July 22 -1Pencil Shaving

 

Post July 22 -2House Beautiful

 

 Post July 22 -3The Glam Pad – Palm Beach Chic Book

 

Post July 22 -4Aerin Lauder Home Hamptons

 

Post July 22 -5Architectural Digest

 

Post July 22 -6The Glam Pad

 

Post July 22 -7House Beautiful

 

Post July 22 -8Marika Meyer Interiors

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July 13, 2016

Blue & White

Summer has officially arrived in the Washington, DC area and the team at Marika Meyer Interiors is LOVING (obsessing over) blue and white. Our love affair with blue and white has been going on for quite some time but there is something about the warm weather that reignites that flame. From tabletop to fabrics and from furniture to fashion- we are seeing blue and white everywhere!

blue&white_01Marika Meyer Interiors

 

blue&white_02Axel Vervoordt

 

blue&white_03Bar Palladio, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

 

blue&white_04Mary McDonald

 

blue&white_05Stitch Fix

 

blue&white_06House Beautiful

 

blue&white_07Tory Burch

 

blue&white_08Southern Living

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I have a total obsession with lanterns, and especially the hunt to find right lantern. I lived in New Orleans for four years and am certain that the repetition of the form instilled the passion. I have lots of fun scouring antique and vintage stores for older pieces and also enjoy using new finds.

Most recently, I used this vintage Mike Weeks lantern in the Children’s Hospital National Children’s Medical Center show house.

 

I always keep my eye out for interesting pieces when I am traveling. These are some that I recently found at The Inn at Perry Cabin.

Another favorite is this lantern which was on the former porch of a client. The scale says it all.

 

Bevelo Lighting is based in New Orleans and has mastered the art of the gas lantern. I love this wall mount option.

 

Here are images of other installations that I love. I always enjoy pulling the outdoors inside–the rustic finish is perfect with the contemporary art work.

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April 25, 2012

2012 DC Design House

Please stop by this year’s Show House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway in Washington, DC’s prestigious Spring Valley neighborhood to see this beautiful home, enjoy the creative style of some of the area’s finest designers and find inspiration for your own special space. Tours of the fully decorated home will take place April 14th – May 13th, with all ticket proceeds to benefit Children’s National Medical Center.  The majority of the furniture and accessories in the home are also for sale and all sale proceeds will go to Children’s as well.

We designed the Morning Room which sits adjacent to a beautiful flagstone patio and the homes grand exterior entertaining space. The room is enlivened by pops of indigo and citrine, grounded by quieter “Old World” creams and warm grays. The concept was to create a room that simultaneously calms and uplifts, a haven to awaken one’s senses in a tranquil yet stimulating environment.

Previously, the room was devoid of any architectural interest or detail.

The windows were covered in heavy iron grill work which blocked the view to the exterior.

The room was cold and uninviting.

Custom upholstery and a deco inspired Nancy Corzine coffee table ground the seating area. I love the vintage faux bamboo arm chairs which we found in Palm Beach.

The biggest challenge of this room was establishing a focal point. I designed the custom built in to add architectural integrity and ground the room. To add texture and pattern we backed fabric with paper and applied it to the back of the bookcase.

I had the table top faux finished in the marble style to add more pattern and texture.

I worked with local artist Robert Rae for this gorgeous abstract painting.

Follow the link below for tour hours and additional information.

http://www.dcdesignhouse.com/

 

 

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Much, much more to come about the fabulous DC Design House experience, but for now here’s a teaser from the live (!!!) television interview I did this morning on Washington’s FOX5.

 

Holly Morris – 2012 D.C. Design House: MyFoxDC.com

 

The house opens to the public tomorrow, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.  Hope to see you!

 

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