March 15th, 2017

California Stripes

I have a bunch of Oriental rugs that I inherited from my mother and the one in the kitchen has seen better days. So, when my friend Mark D. Sikes offered me a rug from his new collection with Merida, I didn’t hesitate. A modern take on vintage dhurries, the California Stripes line is completely fab. I chose the one in red and natural and it instantly updated my kitchen–thanks, Mark!


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  • This could be a stylish solution for my kitchen, too! Like sisal, woven rugs – especially stripes – will never look dated and are easy to maintain. It feels a little Philadelphia, a little southern, and very friendly, which is what a kitchen should be.

    PaulaMarch 15th, 2017  4:32 PM

  • Thanks Preston. I’ve been in the market for a striped rug for the kitchen. Just checked out the website and appears to be for designers only and 12 weeks lead time? Any information on websites where the California Stripes collection is available for purchase now would be great! Many thanks!

    Colleen BerryMarch 16th, 2017  6:09 AM

  • These rugs look great! Do you know if they are wool or cotton? I am looking for dhurrie rugs for my beach house, but I think cotton won’t be durable enough-is it true wool dhurries last longer?

    KIC fanMarch 16th, 2017  6:56 AM

  • Reading your comment Paula re the flavour of the rug being a little Philadelphia I am curious to understand that more fully….off to find something to educate myself on such matters Southern!
    I agree the rugs give ithe kitchen a lovely homely feel

    RuthMarch 16th, 2017  7:08 AM

  • Your new rug looks beautiful! How will you
    keep it clean? Orientals are so forgiving.

    LBSMarch 16th, 2017  9:29 AM

  • It’s wool, I will ask where they can be purchased, and if it gets dirty, I will consider that it’s well-loved ‘patina’.

    PrestonMarch 16th, 2017  9:33 AM

  • Wool rugs are the easiest to clean, and the whole collection is gorgeous. Would be amazing as stair runners too.

    KathyMarch 16th, 2017  1:07 PM

  • Your kitchen is adorable!

    JaneMarch 16th, 2017  1:51 PM

  • Ruth, my mum is a Pennsylvanian, and we visited often during my childhood, making the rounds at the homes of my grandparents’ friends. I remember seeing cotton woven rugs, which we called ‘rag rugs’ in kitchens, back halls, porches. Early American homes featured rag rugs, too, and some are as collectible as fine American quilts. So this feels familiar to me. As for ‘southern,’ I view all cheerful, warm, friendly spaces with homey charm as having something in common with the South. Strictly an unscientific prejudice on my part – but it turns out to be pretty accurate. Southerns tend to create inviting family homes, and I swear their weddings are the best. And their food. And their manners.

    PaulaMarch 16th, 2017  8:24 PM

  • Your kitchen looks adorable Preston, we’re happy to see how naturally the rug looks in the space.

    Paula and Ruth, we couldn’t agree more! The collection is definitely as timeless as it is durable. While Merida does sell direct to trade we are proud to see the reaction to this collection from everyone.

    To answer your question Colleen we do offer this vibrant collection for immediate shipping in a variety of stock sizes. For more information and pricing email us at

    Merida Studio (Nisreen)March 17th, 2017  10:46 AM


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