Mary McDonald: Interiors: The Allure of Style

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In her first book, award-winning interior designer Mary McDonald inspires readers to combine old-fashioned elegance with the joy of fearless, exuberant decorating. Consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s top 100 designers, L.A.-based Mary McDonald’s gorgeous, feminine interiors have graced the cover of every major design magazine. Dubbed the "decorating daredevil" by Domino magazine, McDonald began her career as a milliner and retains a sense of "couture chic" that inspires the look of her interiors, which ...
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Overview

In her first book, award-winning interior designer Mary McDonald inspires readers to combine old-fashioned elegance with the joy of fearless, exuberant decorating. Consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s top 100 designers, L.A.-based Mary McDonald’s gorgeous, feminine interiors have graced the cover of every major design magazine. Dubbed the "decorating daredevil" by Domino magazine, McDonald began her career as a milliner and retains a sense of "couture chic" that inspires the look of her interiors, which are simultaneously timeless and of the moment. Her ability to combine bold patterns, chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has made her one of the most sought-after interior designers working today. Now in her first book, as vibrant and whimsical as Mary and her work, McDonald explores the themes that inform her stylish yet playful sensibility. From her own refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa to a stunning range of client projects, McDonald carefully details the colors, fabrics, and accessories she uses to seamlessly pull each look together. Exquisitely photographed, this vivid book is a must for anyone who loves sophisticated, ravishing interiors.
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"Decorator Mary McDonald is known for vintage Hollywood movie-worthy houses, as seen in her new book Mary McDonald: Interiors (Rizzoli). She shares her tips for bringing a touch of glamour into everyday life." ~Family Circle

"Inside these pages: Mary McDonald's first book, due out in October, reflects the fact that she is a designer with varied inspirations and charms that always leaves you wanting more. 'Mary McDonald Interiors: The Allure of Style' reveals the many layers of this celebrated and beloved designer." ~Florida Design

"Mary McDonald Interiors: The Allure of Style will be published this month by Rizzoli, featuring more than 250 photographs of some of the most glamorous rooms captured between the covers of a coffee-table book... Interiors seems to ahve elegance, romance, and flair buried deep within its high-gloss pages." ~Lonny

"Mary McDonald Interiors: The first book from the fashion-forward former milliner offers insight into her design philosophy of infusing spaces with drama, elegance, and plenty of customization." ~Tradtional Home

"This month, Rizzoli's new Mary McDonald: Interiors, the designer's first book, shines a gorgeous light on the Los Angeles native's work, a bring-it-on layering of exuberant color, theatrical gestures and obsessive collecting - executed with just enough poised elegance and formal composition to preserve order in the house." ~Veranda

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847833931
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 198,661
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Celebrated Los Angeles decorator Mary McDonald has been working in the industry for more than fifteen years. A third-generation Angeleno raised in Brentwood, her projects have captivated the design community.
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  • Posted January 12, 2014

    I LOVE THIS GORGEOUS BOOK!!!

    This book is lovely and incredibly inspiring. The photos are stunning, and the text is entertaining and informative. Mary McDonald's rooms are luscious, glamorous, and striking. Others are pointedly dignified and expressive. I will return to this book again and again whenever I need inspiration, and when I'm not using it, it's a lovely coffee table book, with or without the cover. I can't recommend this enough if you need inspiration, direction, or education about how to make a room stunning. LOVE IT.

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