Who wouldn’t want to spend the day with the stylish, vivacious and always entertaining Mary McDonald? With old fashioned style sensibilities updated with a daring dose of modern glamour, the designer’s world is a seductive vision of bold color, pattern and layer upon layer of fashionable flair. Tag along as Susanna meets Mary on East 10th St. in NYC to shop the European chic of Maison Gerard for furniture, accessories and a little bling.
Alum of Million Dollar Decorator and Property Envy, Mary McDonald creates rooms of timeless classics, sumptuous elegance and wonderful whimsy. Infusing a sense of old Hollywood grandeur into everything she touches,
the designer’s mix of fearless color, grand gestures and couture details is de rigeur.
With one book under her belt (in its fifth printing)
is an effortless melange of chinoiserie, graphic pattern and vibrant color. And she continues to add each season to her lamp collection with Robert Abbey.
Whether the decadent charm of a red lacquer dressing room,
the Blixen-esque mystique of Safari brown
or the daring allure of dramatic neutrals and bold graphics, Mary never misses a beat.
Next week, I’ll be excited to see her new furniture collection for Chaddock debuting at High Point Market. With 50-75 pieces “referencing her travels, her fearless style and luxurious comfort,” it’s sure to be fabulous. I imagine there will be classic lines including details like finials, grommets, buckles and those tailored accoutrements that Mary loves. So thank you Mary and Benoist – it was a day filled with fun and chic shopping finds!