Design Roundup: Mary McDonald

Man, it has been a week.  9 grad school credits + a full-time job + an active social life (one of these is a lie) is a lot to juggle.  This post was supposed to go up Monday, and a Best Of post today, but alas, this is all you are getting for the week.

I was having a bit of Mary McDonald nostalgia this week when one of her designs popped up on my Tumblr dashboard, so I thought it would be fun to do a MM Design Roundup, here goes!


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Mary McDonald is probably the only designer I would give complete control to decorate my house.  Her look is so tailored, classy and sometimes unexpected.  Bravo, when is Million Dollar Decorators coming back?  I need more Mary McDonald in my life.

Here’s why I love Mary McDonald:

Her office.  What woman wouldn’t want this as their office?  I mean those blue walls, the tufted chairs, the desk, c’mon.


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These chinoiserie linen panels for Schumacher.  In the words of Rachel Zoe, “I die.  Bananas.”


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Which brings me to this dining room.  I’m not sure if the same panels as above are in this dining room, but how wonderful is this dining room?


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She has a line of rugs for Patterson, Flynn & Martin.  Not that I would ever be able to own one, but a girl can dream.

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Ok people, she had this sisal rug painted.  She loves painting floors- it’s definitely a bold move and she can always pull it off.  There is pretty much nothing I don’t love about this room.


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Her book, The Allure of Style has been on my Amazon wish list for a while now.  I honestly don’t know why I don’t have it yet (other than it being $40).


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Want to know more about the fabulous Mary McDonald?  Check out her article from Domino Magazine, or this interview on One Kings Lane, or just drool over a Pinterest search.

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