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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Elle Decor | Truth In Decorating, November 2014

Drayton Center Table by Mary McDonald for Chaddock: " The Classical reference of those columns is clever." "It's a great-looking piece, extremely handsome"

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House Beautiful | The Experts, November 2014

Mary McDonald's Abaca Rugs - "Simply Gorgeous. They're structured and graphic but still have an organic quality."

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Architectual Digest | Discoveries, September 2014

"In her new line for Chaddock designer Mary McDonald reinterprets classic European furniture forms with a contemporary, decidedly American spirit."

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ID Boston | Old School, Fall 2014

Featured: Mary McDonald's Chinios Palais fabric in Aquamarine.

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House & Garden Australia | 5 minutes w/ Mary McDonald, July 2014

"Leading US interior designer Mary McDonald, known for her glamorous interiors and A-list clientele, shares her design philosophy."

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Muses & Visionaries | Mad about Mary, March 2014

"From life as a Milliner to a celebrity interior designer, tastemaker Mary McDonald is building a brand of style one project at a time."

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C Magazine | Merry & Bright, Winter 2013

"C Magazine ventured beyond the glossy black door of her Hollywood Hills residence to see how daring interior designer Mary McDonald prepares for a season of entertaining."        Download PDF

 

Elle Decoration Indonesia | Verdant Seduction, October 2013

Elle Decoration Indonesia gives a look inside Mary McDonald's design process.

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House Beautiful | Palette Cleanser, September 2013

" I went with a clean California take on French country, with a teeny bit of industrial sparseness."

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Elle Decoration Indonesia | Style Icon, September 2013

Elle Decoration Indonesia names Mary McDonald this months "Style Icon".

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Hamptons Magazine | The Influencers, August 2013

"Design world superstars Mary McDonald And Nate Berkus share their fashion choices for the Peconic land trust luncheon."

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Elle Decor | Trend Alert, July 2013

"Who says the big cat can't change its spots? Vivid new hues are showing up on runways, and in homes both classic and contemporary."

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Traditional Home | The Devils in the Details, July 2013

"True to form, her collection reinterprets traditional design in a clean, graphic, and glamourous way. Trust us; your upholstery will look like a million bucks."

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Coastal Living | Fabric Finds, June 2013

"My collection is Park Avenue with a nod to rock and roll."

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Vogue Australia | A World of Pattern, May 2013

"Los Angeles based interior designer Mary McDonald turns her hand to textiles with a chic collection of fabrics for Schumacher."

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Traditional Home | New + Next Palette, May 2013

Traditional Home includes Mary's "Garden of Persia" fabric in their "New + Next Palette" section.

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Elle Decor | Soft Touch, April 2013

"With her new fabric and rug lines, Mary McDonald brings a blast of L.A. energy to traditional elegance."

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Traditional Home | Santa Barbara Show House, September 2012

"Santa Barbara is a bit woodsy and a bit beachy"

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House Beautiful | Bar Story, July - August 2012

" I pull up a table to my cabinet bar so guests can mix their drinks easily"

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ARRAY | There's something about Mary, May 2012

"One upon a time designers toiled in the background, working as un-sung heroes, treated as servants, and rarely lauded for their efforts. Clearly, those times have changed as many of today's interior designers are becoming as famous as rock stars." Download PFD

 

Luxe | Lady Luxe, April 2012

"2012 Greystone Showhouse"

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X Magazine | Mary McDonald, Spring 2012

" I set my own standard for chic and change my bag accordingly to my outfit, not the current trend."

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Woodbury | In the bedroom with Mary, Winter 2012

" I can't help myself. I love something to be luxurious and inviting"

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Elle Decor | Truth in Decorating, July 2011

" A contemporary-style daybed can connect two sitting areas: Because it usually has no back, people can sit on either side."

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People Magazine | Chic Spring Decor, April 2011

" Celebrate the season with celeb designer Mary McDonald's nature-inspired tablescape."

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Santa Barbara | Luxe Lady, March 2011

" I want the reader not to only look through the book but be immersed in what the pages exude"

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Decor | Mary McDonald, Winter 2011

"With a new fabric line, book and reality TV show, design maven Mary McDonald is taking her brand of couture chic to a new level"

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Town & Country | Fashion & Style, October 2010

"I'm always buying evening gowns - not necessarily because I have a particular event to wear them to, but just because I love them"

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Wall Street Journal | Drama Queen, October 2010

"Rare is the interior designer who can use leopard-print wallpaper, upholstery and drapes in a single room and still net an impossibly elegant space, but Los Angeles-based Mary McDonald has made a name for herself by just such counterintuitive maneuvers."Download PDF

 

C Magazine | Glamour Girl, October 2010

"Mary McDonald's new decor tome highlights the drama and enchantment instilled in every interior she touches"

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Rooms to Inspire in the City

Stylish Interiors for Urban Living
by Annie Kelly, Rizzoli Publishing, 2010

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LA Confidential | The Fantastic Four, April - May 2010

"Interior Design in Los Angeles has always been something of a motley affair... four designers are helping to forge its aesthetic."

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Luxe | Think Pink, Spring 2010

"Mary McDonald is known for being somewhat of  a design daredevil, particularly when it comes to color."

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Luxe Los Angeles | Greystone Reimagined, Spring 2010

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Veranda | Defining Design, March 2010

"Design is moving towards more organically inspired textile patterns, furniture silhouettes and architectural materials."

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House Beautiful | Color - Stronger! December - January 2010

"People have rules about bedrooms, that they're always supposed to be soft and pastel. Why can't they be zippy and vibrant?."

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Domino | the good girl's guide to Rebellion, February 2009

Domino calls her the "decorating daredevil" with "genius methods"

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C Magazine | Golden State Holiday Glam, December 2008

C Magazine "McDonald tempers old-world glamour with modern-day point of view for all her design projects."

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Veranda | Winter Warmth, November 2008

"Every room tells a story with objects, colors, patterns and textures that reveal character and evoke a desired mood or feeling."

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Western Interiors | Glamour!, November 2008

Western Interiors "McDonald sets a modern interior against a traditional canvas in a way that feels glamorous and sharp."

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House Beautiful | 101 makeovers!, February 2008

House Beautiful calls her work "timeless and glamorous all spun together with a keen fashion sense". McDonald is "a fearless, exuberant accessorizer."

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House Beautiful | American Style is Color, June 2006

"This is the perfect American family home. It's optimistic, comfortable, and colorful."

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Domino | High Style Made Easy, January 2006

"Anyone who sees her home as an extension of her personal style will be right in step with Mary McDonald's decorating approach."

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Town and Country | Merry Mary, December 2005

Town and Country "McDonald brings the birds out of the trees and stars out of the sky"

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House & Garden | Marquee Players, June 2002

House & Garden "McDonald recreates the spirit of Old Hollywood with a fit-for-a-starlet transformation of the bedroom."

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House & Garden | Hats Off!, November 2001

"Her decoration skills are sought after by select Hollywood clientele... who love the glamorous spin she gives to classic furniture and antiques."

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