Mary McDonald is likely my favorite designer of all time. Her rooms excite me and make me want to be there. She is fantastic with color blocking and pulling elements together in a cohesive way, yet they never feel matchy-matchy, and are always contrasting and stunning. She also has a quirky personality and was enjoyable to watch on Million Dollar Decorators (one of the only realistic interior design TV shows there has ever been in my opinion).
Her book, Mary McDonald Interiors, is a must for your coffee table collection. It would also make a great gift for anyone with a passion for interior design. It includes Mary's story about how she ended up in this business, which, like most of us, tends to be by others pushing us to do so.
Designing spaces you love to live in,