Raison D’être: David L. Merryman

Who:  David L. Merryman, ASID

Title:  Principal Designer

Career Highlights:

Club 96, Private Beach Club, Villas Del Mar, San Jose Del Cabo, BCS, Mexico

Hacienda De Los Suenos, Private Residence, Villas Del Mar, San Jose Del Cabo, BCS, Mexico

Marsch Residence, Private Residence, La Jolla, California

Quintess Residence, Destination Club Residence, New York, New York

Brewton Residence, Private Residence, Banner Elk, North Carolina

Kraus Residence, Private Residence, New York, New York


Comfort is the greatest commodity in interior design; after all, my clients live in my work. Without comfort, an interior is simply a vacuous collection of pretty objects without meaning or purpose. An interior should embrace you the moment you enter and send you out into the world fortified.

Design Approach:

I listen to everything a client says, as well as the very important things a client does not say. I interpret every response and translate them into three dimensions. I’m not happy until I have exceeded the client’s expectations.

Education: University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Inspiration: “God is in the details.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe