​who we are

  • 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!​

about us

​The Store       

We were formerly Merchiston Hall Galleries and unlike our previous 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. We specialize in custom ordering.

Come see our Design Studio where we have an array of finishes, fabrics, carpets, rugs, and wallpaper.

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. 


Formerly 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! 


Custom Window Treatments

Custom ​Bedding

Flooring & Carpet Selection 

Lighting Plans and Light Fixture Selection

Color/Paint Selection

Space & Furniture Planning

Project Management for New Builds and Renovations

Bathroom/Kitchen Design 

Furniture, Accessories, & Art Selections


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 a visit to 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.​
    • Budgets are key to the overall project. If we don't know what you're comfortable spending we may start showing you items that are out of your price range which, in most cases, you are paying us for the time we spend to search so it's counterproductive. This saves us time as well to where we won't look for items out of your price range.
  •    We consider this a time to get to know you and your family, and for you to get to know us. It's       easier if you and your designer can see eye to eye on where the project is going. We want               to assure you 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 clients that only need a few ideas or pieces of furniture, we can work with on an hourly basis. 
    • With larger projects, or projects that may take a few phases, we consider charging for blocks of time depending on what we think will cover the time needed to finish the project. And sometimes we charge a flat design fee for the entire project.

4. The next step is presenting you with 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 our design ideas, we get started on getting samples for your approval, or we start        getting orders underway.   


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. It's called project management.

        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 place 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 in the bedroom isn't placed according to where you plan on placing your bed and other furnishings. It's a costly expense to have these relocated or to have them installed new.

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 not the case. 

  • 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 standard minimum 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 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 know that your home needs to reflect you and your style....not your neighbors. ​