Scan any top interior designer list and you are sure to find award-winning, Los Angeles based interior designer Mary McDonald. Dubbed by Domino Magazine as the “decorating daredevil”, her mesmerizing interiors landed her on shows like Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators and Property Envy, and author of “Interiors: the Allure of Style”. With an impeccable sense of color, bold patterns and a “couture chic” style, it’s easy to see why KOKET wanted to highlight the best home designs by Mary McDonald.
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There is a certain look to a Mary McDonald home design. Her delicate blend of classicism and limit-pushing modernism add a unique touch to her often feminine interiors. The top designer began her career as a milliner, transposing the skills and artisan craft into interior designs.
“Great rooms are seductive. They beckon and embrace with their femininity, soulfulness and distinct personalities.” – Mary McDonald (source: One King’s Lane)
An expert in pattern play, her ability to blend different patterns in one cohesive space is one of the factors behind her continued success. Spoiler alert: her favorite pattern is chinoiserie.
The inspiring patterns of her designs has led her to collaborate with Schumacher on a fabric line with Mary McDonald style. The collection is full of prints reminiscent of her aesthetic: timeless but in the moment.
Similar to KOKET, her interiors have a hint of cultural inspiration, mixed with feminine instinct and a bit of whimsy for a stylish and playful result.
When she isn’t designing interiors, you can watch Mary McDonald and the rest of the A-list designers on Million Dollar Decorators and Property Envy.
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