Marika Meyer established her interior design firm in 2007 in Washington, D.C. Her rooms artfully mix classic, modern and traditional elements. In 2016, she launched Marika Meyer Textiles and her fabric designs reflect her love of painting and her desire to create fabrics that can serve as the foundation for a room. She also has a line with Galleria Carpets & Rugs.
Meyer says whether you are designing a room with neutrals or bolder hues, it can be challenging. “They are both about finding the right balance,” she says. “In a neutral scheme, the challenge is incorporating enough textures and materials to create visual interest. But when working with color, no one wants it to look like the circus, so exercising just the right amount of restraint is key.”
Meyer appeared on a recent Washington Post webchat to discuss decorating with neutrals. Here is an edited version of some helpful