Top 100 Interior Designer, Mary Mcdonald

Mary Mcdonald

Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald is one of today’s most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful “Top 100 Designers”.

Mary McDonald’s gorgeous interiors have captivated the design community and are featured in major national publications including Town & CountryVerandaHouse Beautiful,DominoHouse & Garden and International Vogue.

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Mary McDonald’s style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless, joyful exuberance.

Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style.

From the refurbishment of Buster Keaton’s legendary villa to the recent completion of The Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air, McDonald’s projects captivate the press.

House Beautiful says “her work is timeless and glamorous all spun together with a keen fashion sense…. she’s a fearless, exuberant accessorizer.”

Her first book, MARY MCDONALD: INTERIORS, The Allure of Style was published by Rizzoli in October of 2010. Written with wit and charm, the books showcases the sophisticated and ravishing interiors, thematically divided, with over 250 sumptuous photographs. The boo was promoted and sold throughout the world.

MARY MCDONALD: INTERIORS (Rizzoli New York) is the first book on the work of the award-winning internationally published Los Angeles-based designer, and an impressive addition to Rizzoli’s design monograph roster. Consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s “Top 100 Designers,” McDonald’s gorgeous, feminine interiors have graced the covers of the major design magazines.

Lushly photographed and written with wit and charm, the book is arranged thematically, covering the wide range of McDonald’s decorating philosophy:

  • SEDUCTION – feminine touches which transform rooms into inviting retreats for both work and play.
  • CURATED – using beloved and collected objects to highlight the home as well as the pieces themselves.
  • GLAMOUR – a je ne sais quoi that can only come from scale and placement.
  • GRAND TOUR – a global appraoch which incorporates a state of mind, from the exotic to the bohemian.
  • THEATRE – the bold use of patterns and graphics make a room memorable.

This book is a must-have for anyone who loves sophisticated, ravishing interiors.

Purchase the book online via Amazon.


In addition, she is launching her first lighting collaboration with nationally distributed Robert Abbey Inc. The classically inspired lighting ranges from sconces to floor lamps infused with her iconic flair for femininity and modernism.

Raised in Brentwood, McDonald attended Parsons School of Design and began her career as a milliner with her designs featured in VogueBazaar and Vanity Fair. Through extensive travel in Europe and the Far East, she has created a personal signature that is eclectic, classic and clean while maintaining a strong sense of glamour and sophistication.

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