McDonald’s style combines old-world elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless iconic style. Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie, and classic influences with an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style. From the refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa to the overhaul of the Luxe Hotel in Bel Air as well as the Monika Chiang retail boutique in Soho, McDonald’s projects captivate the press. House Beautiful says “her work is timeless and glamorous all spun together with a keen fashion sense…. she’s a fearless, exuberant accessorizer.”
Her first book, MARY MCDONALD: INTERIORS, The Allure of Style was published by Rizzoli in October of 2010 and is currently in its fifth printing. Written with wit and charm, the book showcases her sophisticated and ravishing interiors, thematically divided, with over 250 sumptuous photographs.
Mary is currently working on her second book due in 2014. Her first fabric & trim collection for F. Schumacher is currently launching early Spring 2013 as well as an extensive rug line for Patterson Flynn and Martin to follow. She continues to add new designs each season to her
lighting collection for Robert Abbey in tandem while working on projects in New York, Utah, Florida and California.
|Mary's fabric collection for Schumacher|
I just love Mary's style. Each room has its own elegant charm and makes me just want to dive into it and stay for a while. She uses a lot of chic, traditional furniture along with rich textures and splashed of color. Mary's designs are always breathtaking and fresh.