Chic Chat: Marika Meyer


Good morning, chic readers! We have such a treat for you today! Not only is one of our favorite (and nicest!!) designer friends, Marika Meyer, here for a super fun chic chat, but she is also offering a discount on some of her most popular handmade pillows exclusively to Design Chic readers for the next 72 hours. (Details at the end of the post!) They are absolutely stunning and the beyond perfect way to give your home a facelift for fall. The collection is created for mixing and matching, layering and, of course, loving! You can’t wrong with any combination. Read on to learn more about this talented designer’s inspirations, biggest accomplishments and much, much more! Click here to see a favorite house tour of Marika’s that we shared in February.

1. How did you get started as a designer?

Design and the visual arts have always been an integral part of my life. As a child I was enrolled in drawing and painting by age 4 and fell in love with art as a form of expression. My grandmother, Marika Aires was also a decorator in Washington and had a keen eye for design and the arts and was one of my biggest creative role models.

2.Where do you get your inspiration?

There is an opportunity to find inspiration everywhere, if you take the time to slow down and notice things. But, hands down, I must say that my inspiration comes from my family, whether that be our history of appreciation for antiquities, or specific family heirlooms.

3.Do you have a favorite project to date? Or a favorite type of project that tends to be your favorite?

A project recently completed on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is definitely a new favorite, for so many reasons. First, I was able to work with a client who I have known for many years, and we have worked on many homes together. Second, it was a start to finish project, from a totally blank canvas, raw piece of land, to the completed home. I love being able to help our clients throughout the entire process. And, lastly, the location was absolutely stunning with uninterrupted water views!

4.What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

As a designer one of the biggest challenges I find is helping clients navigate the design process and understand that beautiful spaces don’t have to come with a six figure price tag. Like pairing a plain white t-shirt from H&M with a Chanel bag, it’s understanding how and where to spend to make the biggest impact. One of the most rewarding parts of that challenge is giving clients the satisfaction of having a curated and collected look that seamlessly marries high and low pieces.

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?

Creating our own product line of textiles and rugs was a huge accomplishment. I have always been “creative” and being able to use all of my artistic skills in conjunction with interiors is the culmination of my passions.

6. Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

Elsie de Wolfe. She was a trailblazer for women and the design world. She bucked Victorian tradition and embraced a new style of design, in both her interiors and her wardrobe. In the truest sense of classic design, her interiors would be just as fresh today (hello, cheetah pillows?!) as they were in the early twentieth century.

Go-to paint color? 

Benjamin Moore Iceberg

Ebooks or hardbacks?


M&Ms or Skittles?


Coffee or tea?


Which pillow is your favorite?  We love them all, but oh, the Elliot…

More Beautiful Designs
Marika Meyer game room with abstract art
Marika Meyer white kitchen
Marika Meyer blue and white dining room
Marika Meyer living room
Marika Meyer breakfast room with lucite chairs
Marika Meyer bathroom
MARika Meyer bathroom design
Marika Meyer living room

We love getting to know more about our favorite designers and hope you do too! 

Angie Seckinger Photography

Don’t forget: For the next 72 hours use the code DesignChic818 to receive 15% OFF any of these stunning, handmade Marika Meyer pillows!


House Tour: A Marika Meyer Beauty

Marika Meyer Interiors house tour


Good morning, chic readers!  We hope your Wednesday is off to a terrific start. We are so excited to tour this gorgeous home designed by Marika Meyer Interiors. From the stunning color palette in Pantone’s color of the year,  to the well-placed accessories, every element is perfection.


Marika Meyer house tour home and garden


Marika Meyer Interiors foyer


Marika Meyer Interiors living room Pantone blue


Marika Meyer Interiors living room


Marika Meyer Interiors dining room


Marika Meyer Interiors kitchen


Marika Meyer Interiors butler pantry


Marika Meyer Interiors butler pantry


Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom


Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom


Marika Meyer Interiors mudroom


Marika Meyer Interiors bedroom in Pantone blue


Marika Meyer Interiors bathroom


Thanks so much for visiting Design Chic.  We always love seeing you here!




I’m heading to NYC today for my last meeting at Simon & Schuster before the launch of Feels Like Falling–and my first appearance on NY Live! If you’re in the area, tune in on February 13 to check out the best ways to “Spruce Your Space for Spring!”

Then it’s on to The Savannah Book Festival. I’m speaking on Saturday morning at 10:15 am at the First Baptist Church. I’ll be in the author’s tent immediately after signing books. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!



In Good Taste: Marika Meyer Interiors Part Two

Marika Meyers Interiors living room


Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! We shared the work of this talented designer last week, but one post just wasn’t enough.   Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Marika Meyer Interiors is your favorite!


Marika Meyers Interiors living room


Talk about a gallery wall! Bright, bold and colorful, this focal wall is the perfect accent to an already gorgeous space. 


Marika Meyers Interiors bar cart


Bar carts are one of our essentials, but styling them can be tricky. We’re pinning this one for inspiration! 


Marika Meyers Interiors living room


If you ask us, a home can never have too many books. This library has the perfect mix of books and accessories. 


Marika Meyers Interiors dining room


Meyer is a pro at combining neutrals in a way that makes them pop! (Because we all agree that leopard is a neutral, right?)


Marika Meyers Interiors family room


The paneled den gets a bright upgrade with light paneling. We’re obsessed!


Marika Meyers Interiors family room


One of our favorite things about Meyer’s style is that every interior feels current but collected, as though it’s a true reflection of its owners.


Marika Meyers Interiors bunkroom


Even the kids’ spaces 


Marika Meyers Interiors kids room


Absolutely ooze style and personality!


Marika Meyers Interiors bathroom


From a neutral bath that is pure luxury,


Marika Meyers Interiors bathroom


To a chic spot with the right amount of whimsy, we think you’ll agree that Marika Meyer Interiors is always in good taste!


Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic. We love seeing you!


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Peachtree Bluff Series

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases 4 WEEKS FROM TODAY, May 7, 2019!!

Also, don’t forget… 

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THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

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Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

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