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About Meredith

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To learn about Meredith's experience, know-how and achievements in a broad range of home design, industry, art and fashion—and how these assets can help you to beautify your own home--browse the selections below.

Meredith Decorates

Meredith has over 40 years experience, know-how and achievements in a broad range of interior design, textiles/soft goods creations, industry, art and fashion—To learn more, and see how these assets can help you to beautify your own home--browse the selections below.

To provide the materials needed for your project, Meredith draws from her extensive industry knowledge and network of manufacturers and custom fabricators of furniture, window treatments and textile goods.  She also has an established network of all the talented service providers needed to achieve your project's goals, from sewing rooms and upholsterers, to custom glass artists, to professionals in the various service trades needed to bring your home décor project to beautiful fruition…from the simplest to most complex and challenging projects. 

She has coordinated large-scale renovations of elegant seaside homes, whole-home furnishing, single- and multi-room design and furnishing (bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms), custom closet designs, small-scale custom window treatment design and installation, and design of individual custom lighting solutions, in décor styles from Parisian salon to the most contemporary.

Experience & Career Highlights:

Home Furnishings & Design Industry

At Rue de France (2000-2004), a French-motif decorative home furnishings showroom and catalog firm based in Newport, RI, Meredith...

Whole-Home and Exterior

Meredith's elegant seaside home designs have been featured in the Sunday Homes section of the Providence Journal-Bulletin.  One of Meredith's exterior decorative installations was long shown on the home page of a well-known custom woodworking firm, and is still featured in its catalog.

Arts

For clients seeking to decorate their homes in various art media, Meredith can find just the right artist through her arts-community connections and experience. 

Merrymakins was the arts & crafts and home furnishings boutique on Providence's East Side, created, owned and operated by Meredith (1980-1983). Here she sold soft decorative furnishings that she designed and sewed, and also showed jewelry, fashions, paintings and other objets d'art created by local artists, and items acquired on buying trips to New York, and created the store's acclaimed monthly window displays.

At Merrymakins and during her work with the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (1980-81), Meredith applied her lifelong flair and interest in the arts, and cultivated lasting bonds within the Providence and RISD art communities. Many of these artists have contributed to the interior designs she later created in clients' homes, with their murals, paintings, sculpture and glasswork.  As a longstanding member of the Providence Art Club, she enjoys both social and working relationships with many of its members.

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