The New Meme Hill Studio Furniture Reveal with Raymour & Flanigan

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Date
Jun, 22, 2020

the new Meme Hill Studio space in Fairport NY is furnished with furniture and accessories from Raymour & Flanigan

Comfortable & Inviting Furniture

It’s been months in the making with many uncontrollable hiccups but the end result was undoubtedly worth the wait.  The new Meme Hill Studio space is finally finished and ready for friends, family and customers to come in and experience all things creative. I am thrilled to be sharing my new space starting with a furniture reveal sponsored by my friends at Raymour and Flanigan. Most of you have read my studio reveal post sharing before images of this space in the raw.  It was an underwhelming tired office space bordering on scary.  Not anymore! After paint, flooring, lighting, new door and windows it was time to make my creative space feel like a chic home away from home. Just before the pandemic hit I headed out to a Raymour & Flanigan showroom to select furniture for my studio sitting area.

The Westminster slipcovered sofa from Raymour & Flanigan in a cream flax linen fabric is paired with a global inspired Turkish rug

Quality Rugs at Affordable Prices

This living room area is in the center of the studio. It is a space to style accessories, meet with clients, host events and highlight my original canvas art. I chose a clean palette of creams, light grays, white and charcoals with accents of warm woods allowing the color of the artwork to take center stage. My first item was a global inspired Turkish area rug. I chose the Moroccan shag 8″ by 11″ area rug.  It was durable enough to withstand customer and client foot traffic. With it’s global pattern and black/white color scheme it’s sure to go with all styles and seasons as I change art, decor and accessories. Not to mention how cozy it feels!

a global Moroccan 8 by 11 shag rug is under a slipcovered sofa from Raymour & Flanigan furniture

Stunning Slipcovered Sofas

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of slipcovered sofas. The ability to change the color, launder, and its relaxed casual feel is a no brainer for me. Online, the Westminister Slipcovered Sofa immediately caught my eye and I have no regrets! The single deep seat cushion, sloped back, linen flecked upholstery, and down filled accent pillows reminds me of an expensive boutique sofa only at a fraction of the cost. 

artwork from Amie Freling Brown of Meme Hill Studio hangs in a living room setting with Raymour & Flanigan furniture

All in the Details 

 How beautiful is this pleat detail? Looking for multiple seat cushions? A different color or fabric? The selections in the showroom and on the Raymour & Flanigan site is extensive. There is a style and budget for everyone and most furniture can be delivered in just two days or less. I have personally taken a tour of the Raymour & Flanigan Furniture headquarter warehouse and it is nothing short of a small city with all its stocked furniture, mattresses and home decor. 

details of the Westminister slipcovered sofa from Raymour & Flanigan furniture and mattress

A Multi-Styled SofaAmie Freling Brown paints in her new studio with a Raymour & Flanigan sofa in front with colorful accent pillows

Here is the debut of two of my custom one-of-a-kind pillows that pop against the neutral fabric. I just love how the Westminister Sofa is the first piece of furniture that greets you face first. Everyone who enters the studio B-lines to sit on her. They immediately fall in love. What’s not to love? To the right a black metal pivoting accent lamp also from Raymour & Flanigan Furniture. 

one fo a kind down filled accent pillows from Amie Freling Brown and meme Hill studio

In the center of the seating area is the Nora Round Coffee Table.  With all the square elements in the space a round coffee table softens up all the sharp angular edges. It’s warm wood and nod to mid century modern design keeps the space fresh, inviting and eclectic. 

the bright and clean lined living space in Meme Hill Studio

Round Coffee Table Love

The table barely hit the rug and I couldn’t wait to style it. I stacked black and white coffee table books and topped them with a brass magnifying glass and crystal cluster sculpture for good luck.  To the right, a pair of gray painted tassel prayer beads and a custom scented Meme Hill Studio candle in my favorite scent Finger Lakes.

the Nora coffee table from Raymour & Flanigan furniture is the centerpiece of this living room space

I absolutely love the grain detail on the top. The book-match acacia veneer is highlighted with a gray finish that compliments the accent chairs and shiplap feature wall. The Nora Collection also includes a sofa table and side table for a complete cohesive look. You will love them too! 

looking down on the matchbook veneer details of the Nora coffee table from Raymour & Flanigan

coffee table styling from Amie freling Brown of Meme Hill Studio

Here’s another flatlay detail shot of how the rug’s bohemian pattern and table elements work together. 

flat lay view of a round Nora coffee table from Raymour & Flanigan. The table is styled with black and white books and decorative accessories

Modular Furniture

The studio is just shy of 1,000 sq. feet so creating a visually open and bright feel was top on the mission list. To the right of the Nora coffee table is a pair of Stacy II Armless Chairs. This fabulous collections consists of clean lined contemporary modular pieces that can create just about any configuration you dream up. The light gray velvet color adds just enough contrast and the low backs do not block the view from the front door. I’ve separated them now but having the option of pushing them together to make a loveseat is awesome!

gray velvet modular chairs from Raymour & Flanigan are in a room setting with a round wood table and gray electric fireplace

The Prettiest Electric Fireplace

The long back wall was one of my first design details to tackle. At  30 feet long I needed a focal point to break up the white and add visual interest and detail. My initial layout had the sofa on the back wall until I saw the Heather Mantel with Electric Fireplace. It was like a light bulb went off.  Yes, I could have a fireplace in a commercial setting and a beautiful one at that!

abstract canvas art painted by Amie Freling Brown hangs over a gray electric fireplace with a gray painted shiplap wall

I have to admit that most of the electric fireplaces out there leave much to be desired but the the Heather Electric Fireplace displays some fabulous detailed craftsmanship. It pays homage to a traditional mantel design with a fresh twist.  The rich dark wedgewood gray finish adds a touch of modern. I can see this working in traditional and transitional spaces alike. 

turning on an electric fireplace with a remote that controls the flame and heat levels

The multi-flame technology allows you to adjust the heat temperature, flame height and even flame color. You can select the flames on for ambiance or add the blower for heat. I am looking forward to turning it on during the frigid Upstate NY winter months for additional heat!

a white and black and gray living room set from Raymour & Flanigan

Studio days are my favorite days of the week

Slowly and surely clients and customers are coming in and I am able to share my dream studio space filled with amazing furniture, art and decor.  Stay tuned for more blog posts on more of my design and art services along with a list of classes and events.  Meme Hill Studio is located in Fairport Office Park at 1387 Fairport Road, Fairport NY building 1000 Suite 1000-A-2 . The best thing? You can come and see all this furniture and sit on it for yourself. Trust me you will be headed to Raymour and Flanigan to take advantage of free shipping and 7 days a week delivery too! 

xoxo, Amie 

photography by Kristin Leitten

*Thank you to raymourflanigan.com for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest and completely my own.

 

 

 

25 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kristen osborne

    June 22, 2020

    Beautiful Amie! I love the couch and have been looking for something washable.

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 22, 2020

      Lots of different styles and options for you to choose from Kristen! All washable!

  2. Reply

    Elizabeth Bosek

    June 22, 2020

    Congratulations, Amie! All your hard work has created a fantastic space!

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 22, 2020

      Thank you Liz! Long wait and a long way from out Village Gate days. Miss you and hope that you visit soon. Amie

  3. Reply

    Ruth Bellavia

    June 22, 2020

    Congratulations Amie!!! Looks amazing and so inspiring…looking forward to stopping by on Friday!!

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 22, 2020

      Wonderful! What time? I need to monitor the guests. Thank you Ruth

  4. Reply

    Gina

    June 23, 2020

    Omg I want to live there!! Fantabulous!

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 23, 2020

      Thank you Gina! Please come by and see it all in person. Talk to you soon. Amie

  5. Reply

    Ruth Bellavia

    June 23, 2020

    Would 11am work?

  6. Reply

    Rachel Wexler

    June 23, 2020

    It looks fantastic Amie – Congratulations!

  7. Reply

    Carolyn Kaplan

    June 23, 2020

    Looks amazing Amie! What a cozy space…can’t wait to visit! I love how you bring neutrals to life with brilliant pops of color! So versatile! My girls would love to take a class with you!

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    Nancy

    June 23, 2020

    I love it all!! The fireplace is such an amazing piece: I love the color and the detail. I adore that rug and it is perfect w/ the couch and other finishes. Super job, Amie!

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    Audrey Klesta

    June 23, 2020

    What an exquisite studio! The beautiful furniture gives the artistic flare and freshness we’ve come to know and love from MemeHill Studio. Brava, Amie!!

  10. Reply

    Debbie Rising

    June 23, 2020

    Great job Amie !! I can’t wait to see your studio. So happy for you.

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 23, 2020

      Thank you Deb! I would love for you and Steve to stop by! Text or call me. I am there most Fridays and weekends and of course by appointment during the rest of the week.

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    Maria Kast

    June 23, 2020

    Can’t wait to visit! You are so gifted Amie. Can’t wait till you get ahold of my home ❣️

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 28, 2020

      Thank you Maria! How is the renovation coming along? I am so excited for you guys.

  12. Reply

    Shannon

    June 23, 2020

    Oh Amie, it’s all just so wonderful! The furnishings and finishes… and the fireplace is the perfect cherry on top! I got an electric fireplace last winter and it’s delicious!
    Wishing you many happy years ahead, creating and teaching and sharing your massive talents!!!!

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 23, 2020

      Aww You’re too kind Shannon! I love my fireplace! just think that the gray color is amazing. Come visit and create anytime you want.You have an open invitation!

  13. Reply

    Paula

    June 25, 2020

    Love it Amie, especially your artwork! Can’t wait to visit?

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 28, 2020

      Thank you Paula! Please let me know. I will most likely be there on Fridays and weekends. Hope to see you soon! Amie

  14. Reply

    Laurie

    June 26, 2020

    I absolutely love the design of your studio!! It looks so comfortable and the colors are so vibrant!! Love everything! Wishing you much success in all your endeavors!

  15. Reply

    Beth Batke

    June 30, 2020

    It really showcases your style, Amie! Bravo for you and best wishes in your dream space come true!

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      June 30, 2020

      Awww Thank you Beth! ITs my little happy place to escape and be creative!

    • Reply

      memehillstudio

      July 1, 2020

      Thank you Beth! Come on by!

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