If you have an interest, passion, or love for interior design, I’m sure you have heard of Mary McDonald. If you haven’t, she is is an award-winning interior designer based in Los Angeles and is one of the starts of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” as well as the “Property Envy” series. She has been recognized several times as one of House Beautiful’s top 100 Designers and also one of the top 25 designers in Vernanda Magazine. As if she didn’t already do enough, Mary Mcdonald even designs furniture for her own company line and is an author for a book called “Interiors: The Allure of Style.”
Craftsmanship and artistry are always so fascinating and remarkable, but not many people realize this or even how much work goes into each and every piece of their work. In an interview with Mary McDonald, she says: “Craftsmanship is one of the last remaining qualities in true design that requires total human engagement in both practice and passion. It stands the test of time over hundreds and even thousands of years representing the human spirit’s dedication to elevation.
Her design approach
Mary Mcdonald always follows what moves her to the specific location she is designing in, what materials she is working with, and where she feels the most harmonious. She finds that it is appealing to “blend” elements so that they compliment each other. Mary also thinks it’s crucial to incorporate some color in everything she designs because it represents and conveys “mood and feeling.”
Mary Mcdonald has been inspired by different places from all over the world and loves taking moods ranging from “colorful Gypsy Luxe vibe” to “Patrician Neoclassical spaces.” She really appreciates and is drawn to a high level of decorative arts detail and “whimsy” with lots of colors and patterns.
Source: Art Mest