Mary McDonald's Haute Home Picks for the New Year
December 31, 2013 | by Jessica Estrada | Style & Beauty
Interior designer Mary McDonald.
Mary McDonald—LA-based interior designer and star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators—is known for transforming the abodes of A-listers into opulent wonderlands. Below, McDonald shares her home décor picks to up your space’s luxe factor in 2014.
Pythagoras pendant, Mary McDonald ($869). lumens.com
“The geometry and retro-hip quality of my pendant design in brass modernizes a space while also visually referencing the history of interior design.”
Avalon blanket, Hermès ($2,800). 434 N Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440
“Sometimes a room is pleasant and on the verge of being too soothing. Throwing one of these graphic Hermès blankets over a sofa or chair says casual and hip, but is also timelessly elegant.”
Drum coffee table, Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin ($2,885). Design Within Reach, 8612 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-659-9018
“Quite often we are stuck in the monotony of wood stains and antiquated lines. This circular metallic coffee table breaks that monotony.”
Blue geometric pillow cover, Mary McDonald ($52). etsy.com
“When things get dull at home, get something very fresh and tonally high contrast, like my accent pillows in this fretwork pattern. Throwing a pair of very standout pillows on an otherwise monochromatic upholstery gives a seating group punch.”
Small golden urchin sculpture, Dwell Studios ($20). horchow.com
“Everyone already has piles of dull accessories and items around their house, but two of these very visually-engaging golden sea urchins will never disappoint on the glam quotient. The combination of the spiky silhouette and metallic finish only says pizzazz.”
“I am quite girly and very drawn to the feminine-inspired decorative pieces but one only needs a little, which is why I love this architectural staircase study. All rooms need a few very masculine linear references to balance them.”
Elise monogram, Leontine Linens ($395-$810). leontinelinens.com
“The custom beauty and elegance of Leontine Linens is one of my all-time favorites [to] elevate your home to another stratosphere. The customizing available is endless, [as are] the hip, yet old-school monogram techniques.”
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.