About Us

Merridian Home Furnishings is your source for unique, handmade furniture and accessories from around the world. We are constantly refreshing our inventory to guarantee fresh products and styles to fit your budget.

Since 1996, Merridian has provided timeless treasures that complement and enhance any decor. Whether you’re looking for the perfect piece to complete a room or a bold new approach for your entire home, Merridian has the selection of furnishings, fabrics and accessories to help you complete any project.

Our signature Vestige Collection boasts an enormous array of one-of-a-kind products—from genuine-but-affordable antiques to refinished, refurbished or rebuilt furnishings, all exuding the beautiful patinas that only time can create. These pieces are typically over a hundred years old and have been lovingly restored to last another hundred years. Some of the items in this collection have been crafted using reclaimed materials which allow us to employ an authentic patina in a design tailored for modern function. When you purchase an item from our Vestige Collection, rest assured you’ve added an extraordinary piece to your collection.

Merridian also features exclusively designed furnishings and accessories inspired by and complementing our one-of-a-kind pieces, borrowing a distinctively timeless style for modern function. Our reproduction furnishings are all made from sustainable or reclaimed wood, so they’re good for the environment and your home. Our high-quality upholstery and wide selection of fabrics and frames make it easy to cultivate your taste and further express your personal style.

Fine craftsmanship, quality materials, rich colors—whether old or new, classic or contemporary, Merridian is committed to bringing you casual and affordable furnishings that you'll have for years to come. Discover Merridian and enhance your world.

Our Mission

The Merridian Mission has not changed since our inception in 1996. Merridian offers classic, unique and high-quality home furnishings paired with exceptional service at the best possible prices. We embrace green and sustainable practices in every aspect of our business. We treat our customers, associates and suppliers with respect knowing that they all contribute to our success. Discover Merridian for a different kind of furniture buying experience.

Our Story

Merridian was started in 1996 in an old metal warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky. As newlyweds, we knew how we wanted to decorate our new home, but we were discouraged when we couldn't find the interesting pieces we needed to accomplish our goal. Everything was just too expensive or not what we wanted. We realized other people our age may be in the same predicament, so after a happenstance meeting at a wedding, we were introduced to our first furniture supplier in the countryside of the Czech Republic. We found an old warehouse in Louisville that would showcase these beautiful pieces of reconditioned furniture, and after a lot more legwork locating additional vendors, Merridian was born.

We couldn’t imagine the difficulties we’d encounter traveling the world to locate the kinds of specialty pieces we wanted for our home and our store. From the very beginning we’ve searched out the best in form and function. From the country sides in Eastern Europe, the patchwork of cities in Java, the sweltering deserts of India to the burgeoning towns throughout China, we’ve always focused on the character of the collection. Over the years - along with a team of wonderful associates - we’ve developed a system for cost effectively targeting the most beautiful things available and getting them into our showrooms at the best possible prices.

We have always believed in collecting, NOT decorating. It‘s not about making the perfect room all at once, but rather surrounding ourselves with pieces we love and allowing our spaces to evolve over time. We believe that home is an extension of our personalities. It is where we enjoy our families, entertain our friends, and the place we go to nourish and refresh our souls.

Thank you for your interest in Merridian. We hope you’ll stop in one of the stores and discover the world with us while making your house a beautiful home.

—Merridian Founders, Merry and Patrick Dougherty