Spring Dreams

March 8, 2019

With March upon us, we can’t help but dream of spring break getaways, flowers beginning to bloom and that crisp green of new leaves. Right now it all still feels way too much like a dream! So, what to do? We’ll discuss how to bring some of that green indoors, in all the typical ways, and the not so typical ways.


A New Year & A New Fabric Collection

January 18, 2019

We are thrilled to begin 2019 with a brand new textile collection.Inspired by botanical illustrations from the 18th, 19th and 20th century, the Flora collection draws on the work of three female artists who each made an impact on the field of botanical art.


Trimming The Tree

November 30, 2018

‘Tis the season for cozy fires and evenings at home. The fireplace is often positioned as a focal point in any room, which makes it a prominent design element. But, if everyone is going to be gathered around staring at the fireplace, how do you style it for the season?


How to Style Your Hearth for the Season

November 9, 2018

Happy Holidays! We were thrilled to be asked to participate in this year’s Light Up The Season, a festive and worthwhile event to raise funds for Children’s National Health Board. Area designers are partnered up with amazing children to create a holiday display that is a truly inspired collaboration.


Leopard, Zebra and Antelope, Oh My!

October 12, 2018

Animal print is all the rage. Cheetah, zebra and even antelope inspired prints have all found their way into wardrobes and homes. It can be bold or subtle, literal or abstract. There’s something for everyone!


Kitchen Renovations of All Shapes and Sizes

September 28, 2018

Fall is here and soon we’ll all be spending a lot more time indoors. It’s always at this time of year that many people start looking around their house for projects. And, the kitchen is always at the top of the list! People sometimes shy away from the kitchen, assuming that it has to be a major project. But, we have tackled all levels of kitchen renovation, from simply painting cabinets to large scale, down to the studs projects. It is not an all or nothing project, and this week we’ll be covering the whole spectrum of possibilities!


Blurred Lines, Fashion & Decor

September 14, 2018

I’m really excited about this week’s blog because we’re covering a topic I have been following for a while now — the blurred lines between fashion and interior design! You can often find common design trends popping up in both worlds, but sometimes the crossover is much more explicit.


Back to School, Back to Reality

August 31, 2018

Back to school… Back to reality! Sadly another summer is coming to a close and it’s time for everyone to get back on schedule again -- back to making lunches, checking homework and after school soccer. The adjustment can be hard on everyone. This week we’re sharing our tips on things you can incorporate into your interior design that will hopefully help to keep everything on track! Here we go!


What’s Wrong With Being Green With Envy?

August 17, 2018

If blue is my all-time favorite color, then green is a close second. I love them both in different ways. The different shades of blue can be everything from pale and serene to dark and sleek. While green can also be serene, the perfect bright shade brings a freshness and energy to a space. And, it’s not surprising that green is one of the easiest colors on your eyes, given that it is so prevalent in nature. When creating my textiles collection, shades of green were an absolute necessity! This week we’re all about wearing our envy of all things green with pride.


The Great Bookshelf Challenge

August 3, 2018

There’s just something about beautiful bookshelves filled with a collection of all of your favorite things… or perhaps all of those books you intend to read when you find the time! But, arranging bookshelves can be a bit of challenge. We get asked all of the time for help styling bookshelves. So, in this week’s blog, we’ll tackle this challenge with some tips and tricks for filling all of that empty space!


The Power Of Paper

July 20, 2018

I was recently asked in an interview my thoughts on wallpaper and I quickly responded that I loved it because it is the ultimate problem solver. Paper can provide relief to difficult rooms and spaces easily. On the flip side, it can be used to make a bold statement. We’ll look at some of my favorite projects where wallpaper is the great, all-purpose design tool.


A Renovation For Real Life

July 6, 2018

Fun was the name of the game on this project! The clients are a young family and had been looking for their dream home for some time. When we first toured this house it was quite dark and had an out of date kitchen and heavy window treatments (can anyone say Balloon shade?!?). Check out some of the before photos!


Help! My Kids Are Growing Up Too Fast

June 22, 2018

Farm animals are adorable. And, a safari is a lot of fun. But, when it comes to your kid’s bedroom, it can often be hard to embrace a theme and not have to redecorate every few years. Kids grow up so fast and before you know it they are expressing their own opinions about everything under the sun! So, how do you address the decor in your kid’s room without breaking the bank every two or three years? The key is to avoid the kid’s furniture and look for classic adult items that will age well.


How to Easily Create a Chic, and Practical Coastal Vibe

June 8, 2018

What makes a home feel like it belongs on the coast? How do you create interiors that inspire the feelings of a beautiful, expansive beach or waves crashing on the shore? I’ll tell you — the answer does not necessarily involve kitschy beach-themed items, though I’ll never shy away from seashells or some sculptural coral.


How to Make Just the Right Statement

May 25, 2018

As an interior designer, I always draw inspiration from fashion. A piece of jewelry, the fabulous trim on a blouse, or even a button detail can inspire rooms that we design. For last year’s DC Design House, the inspiration came from a collection of vintage Hermes scarves. The colors and textures served as art work for a large wall and were quite the conversation starter! Making a statement in a room, or in the way you dress, is a delicate balance.


Being in Neutral is Anything But Boring

May 11, 2018

In celebration of recoloring our first textiles collection in neutrals, we’re focusing on all of the soft shades and textures that can make a neutral color pallet warm and embracing.


A Love Affair With Blue

April 27, 2018

Cobalt, navy, indigo, sky, royal, azure, and on and on. All of the shades of blue are near and dear to my heart and I have to admit, the love affair started at a young age. Over the years, I have designed countless projects using various shades of blue. I still self identify as a “blue girl”.


Introducing Cobalt & Cloth by Marika Meyer

April 12, 2018

Hello! So glad you are joining me as I kick off my new blog, Cobalt & Cloth. You may be wondering — why start a blog, why now? Well, managing two businesses and raising two boys can often feel a bit like a rollercoaster, and you are certain to hit a few bumps along the way. But, each challenge brings the opportunity to learn some very valuable lessons!