Interior Design Service      

                                              
Hiring an interior design company is not about having someone impose their ideas on you, it is about working with a professional to create a unique and functional space that reflects your personality and specific needs. 

At D.Batia Interiors LLC, we are committed to creating interior environments that are congruent with the desires of our clients. Throughout the entire design process, each client is continuously involved in decision-making to ensure that the end results reflect their goals. 

 

Previously known as Merchiston Hall Galleries, we have been open on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for 70  years, and is known for our quality furniture and accessories as well as our service.  Our design studio is located in downtown Biloxi, MS, and also offers design services for out of state clients. Currently we are managing projects in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and other areas in the South Eastern United States.

Our interior design expertise lies in, (but is not limited to)home and office design. We also design restauarants, corporate offices, and hotels. 

Our designers have years of experience. We are continuously updating our skills to ensure that we are always on the forefront of design trends, techniques and principles.​​


Let a design specialists help you develop a vision for your interior space. Book a consultation today! 




​The Store

      
Unlike the past larger stores we've had showcasing vast amounts of furnishings, we now have a cozy boutique style showroom with smaller pieces of furniture, accessories, artwork, jewelry, and gift items. Our store highlights only a few of the many brands we carry.

Come see our Design Studio where we have a display of finishes, fabrics, carpets, rugs, flooring, and wallpaper.




about us

​what do we do?

  • We are a furniture retail store providing the largest variety of fine furniture, accessories, and artwork vendors on the coast. 
  • We specialize in custom ordering your pieces.
  • We carry local artwork and jewelry.
  • Interior Design is our business and we're ready to help you with your project. Just call and schedule an appointment!




WHAT TO EXPECT...when hiring a designer.


Never hired an Interior Designer Before? Have Questions? We are here to help! 


**The biggest rewards you get from hiring a designer is that we save you time, money& frustration.  You can spend hours, days, or even months looking for furniture pieces, lighting, accessories, or paint colors and finishes.  Or you waste money buying pieces that are the wrong size or style. We do all of that searching and planning for you!


Here are some helpful steps to show you the process of design.


1. Give us a call or come by the store to let us know what kind of help you're looking for.

  •   There are several types of projects we can assist you with whether it's a new home, a remodel project, or you       just need to freshen up some of your spaces with new furniture and accessories.


2. On the first meeting or "consultation", we will go over what you need help with.

  •    This may take us visiting your home or project site.
  • ​   We'll discuss the time schedule and budget you have in mind, and we may take some pictures and                    measurements.
  •      We consider this a time to get to know you and your family, and for you to get to know us. We need to            know that the end result of what we do is not only functional, it needs to reflect your personality and                lifestyle.

   

3. We present you with a contract of work.

  •    We work in different ways for different projects.
    • Some people that just need a few ideas or pieces of furniture, we can work on an hourly basis. 
    • With larger projects, or projects that may take a few phases, we consider doing blocks of time depending on what we think will cover the time needed to finish the project.  Sometimes we just to a flat design fee for the entire project.

4. The next step is presenting you with our ideas for your project.

  •    Whether it's a space plan, furniture plan, lighting plan. This may include paints, wall covering, furniture,            accessories and other finishes. This all depends on the type of project you have.

5. Once you approve or design ideas, we get started on getting samples for your approval, or we start getting orders            underway. 


Did you know?

1. Interior Designers can be very helpful when building a new home or with a renovation.

  • We can work with your building contractor and sub-contractors on planning your new space.

         Whether it's choosing finishes, space planning, lighting plans, furniture plans etc.  Sometimes your stuck with               what the builder gives you, but if you work with a designer from the beginning we can give you a good idea           of where you're most likely to put your furniture, lighting, etc., then the builder can coordinate around those                 plans and you're getting exactly what you need in your space.

  • When you walk into a new home all the lighting fixtures, outlets, and other fixtures are placed in general locations.  These are features we can help you plan ahead for. Most builders don't consider floor plugs for lamps set in the middle of a large space. Or, maybe the ceiling fan isn't where we know you're going to put your bed. It's a costly expense to have these relocated or to them in.


2. You must keep in mind that designing your space is a process. Unlike TV shows that make it seem like an entire home can be done overnight, this is very unlikely.

  • It takes time to come up with an overall design and sometimes we have to have several meetings before a decision is made.
  • Ordering furniture/accessories can take weeks to months. Most companies don't have stock on all their items and there's a standard 4-6 week lead time on most custom ordered pieces.


3. We have an understanding of the psychology of colors.

  • Did you know that certain colors can change the way you feel or look?  It's great to have your favorite colors but sometimes they don't always suit your space.  For instance, a green colored bathroom can make you look sick. It's not the best color to use to make a person look healthy because it reflects badly on most skin tones.


4. Just because it's "in" this year doesn't mean it's meant to last.

  • It's easy to get caught up with the latest trends and colors in the magazines but just like fashion, furniture colors and trends aren't meant to last.  We get asked what everyone else is doing in their homes, but we know that your home needs to reflect you and not your style and not your neighbors. ​