Jamie Merida Interiors
Jamie Merida, whose parents ran a gallery and furniture business, grew up surrounded by art and antiques. So it was not a reach for him when, in 2000, he founded Bountiful, a home-furnishings store on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Clients began asking for design help, so Merida subsequently launched an interiors practice, creating spaces that reflect homeowners’ interests, personalities and lifestyles. “We spend a lot of time getting to know clients before the process begins,” he says. “That helps us incorporate personal touches that make every design unique and special.”
Today, Merida’s staff of 22 includes five interior designers. “Our approach could be described as ‘traditional made modern,’” he observes. “We have a deep appreciation for classic design, but love finding ways to make it feel fresh.” Merida and his team not only focus on overall aesthetics, but also on small details that can make or break a project. “There are so many moving parts that need to come together perfectly,” he remarks.
Merida now has his own furniture and home-accents line, the Jamie Merida Collection for Chelsea House. He recently acquired a 16,000-square-foot building that houses the Jamie Merida Interiors design studio, as well as his Bountiful Home and Bountiful Flooring retail stores. Merida’s work has been widely published locally and nationally.