Tuesday, September 28

Mary McDonald: The Allure of Style

Like so many I have been counting the days until the release of Mary McDonald’s first book The Allure of Style. Now the wait is over! Mary’s exquisitely photographed book includes her own refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa, as well as an extraordinary range of client projects.

Mary’s flair for combining old-fashioned elegance with bold patterns, chinoiserie and contemporary style is second to none. Vibrant color and whimsical designs, married with an impeccable sense of style is evident on every page. This book is a must for any design library.

A very special thank you to Mary for including me in the acknowledgments. Unnecessary, but very much appreciated. Mary you are the best.

Photo 1: Simon Upton
Photos 2, 3, 4: Miguel Flores-Vianna
Photo 5: Victoria Pearson


Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Wonderful, I will need to find a copy! Janell

Karena said...

Ronda, stunnng design work. I love Mary's sense of color and scale! Those draperies in the first image!

Art by Karena

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

How exciting! Yet another tome to drool over and stuff on my already sagging shelves ; )


Linda in AZ * said...

* THANK YOU, Ronda!!! That info just "MADE MY DAY"!!!

Sorry~ can't "talk" now~ must find MY copy of her book!!!!!!

Linda in AZ *

vicki archer said...

I will buy this later this evening...it looks wonderful Ronda, xv,

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Mary's book is on my list. I am a huge fan of her designs. You are so right Ronda, her work is vibrant and whimsical, perfect way to describe her magnificent style. A Mary McDonald room is never boring and truly a place I'd want to live.

Congratulations to Mary for what will be her first top selling book.

Thank you Ronda ~

Brillante Interiors said...

This is a style I love, vibrant, full of life, and I am going to buy the book right away. Thanks Ronda for letting us know.

Splendid Sass said...

Love everything she does. Will definitely get the book.
Congratulations on the acknowledgement!

Kelly Green said...

I shall put it on my Christmas wish list! Thank you! KG

designchic said...

How I love a room decorated by Mary McDonald - that dining room is GORGEOUS!! Can't wait to add this one to my ever growing design book collection...

Velvet and Linen said...

I can't wait to order Mary's book for the store. Her
work is truly inspired.
Congratulations on the Kravet feature!


Peggy Braswell said...

What a great mention in the Kravet piece. Mary's book will be on my list. xx Peggy Braswell

Michele from Boston said...

I would love to know the artist who did the painting hanging on the back wall of the Pearson photograph. Any idea who it might be? Thanks.

mary said...

Mary McDonald's style is timeless--I think that book goes on my Christmas list. Congratulations for the Kravet feature.

Erika Ward said...

Exquisite indeed. I've been a Mary McDonald fan since first seeing her work in Domino Magazine. This book is a "must add" to my collection!

P.S. So awesome for her to mention you, too! What an honor.

Flooring Wholesale Pro said...

Ronda: This is the first time that I hear about Mary, and I am intrigued by her design taste, a combination of classic and artsy. Really love that dining room pic (#1) that black and white tiled floor is to die for! thanks for sharing this info, I can't wait to see more of her work.