About fifteen years ago, customers at Bountiful, Jamie Merida’s trendy, Easton, Maryland home furnishings store, began to request—forcefully request—his help with their interior design projects. Merida was a bit puzzled. The shop had no design studio and he no formal interior design training. Intrigued and flattered, he decided to give it a go, throwing himself headlong and talent-first into the effort.
Today, Merida’s design portfolio features high end homes and vacation residences in Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, Idaho, and Europe as well as a roster of commercial commissions which have included venerable hotels, restaurants, and professional office space. “Responding to a broad range of clients needs really is exciting,” he says. “You can never coast when you’re faced with new design challenges all of the time.”