5.30.2012

Mary McDonald

Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald seems to be well known to everyone these days -- I am told that this is mainly due to her being on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators"  -- a show which I have yet to see.  I know, I know, how could I not see this show?  Well I have to confess that I can't stomach reality TV and shun it in all forms. My friends tell me I have to  get over myself and take in this show.   I do like Mary McDonald’s bold style and her modern use of Chinoiserie and Indian influences in her elegant designs; so I may have to bite the bullet and set my DVR.  


Ms. McDonald is a California girl, but went to BU and attended Parsons.  Her first book, MARY MCDONALD: INTERIORS, The Allure of Style was published by Rizzoli in October of 2010. She also has a line of lamps and is collaborating with Schumacher on a line of fabrics -- which I cannot wait to see. Busy lady.  Anyway, Ms McDonald gives me what I love: Her rooms  always seem to nod to the past as well as look forward with clean lines, cool accessories and FABULOUS textiles. Check out the photos below from her website: marymcdonald.com
Mary McDonald: Great Navy room with pink accessories
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Mary McDonald: Bold and Red 

Mary McDonald: Love the  use of Yellow and Black

Mary McDonald: Navy Dining Room

Mary McDonald: Wow, look a that Chinoiserie style bed, just fabulous and that inlaid mother of pearl table is darling

Mary McDonald. Love Love Love that wallpaper.

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Mary McDonald. Love the pairing of Red, Black and Blue with the wicker/seagrass table

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Here are her Lamps:













Cheers!



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