Monday, July 2, 2012

Mary McDonald Monday + Blog Botox

Today we're starting Monday off in a bold and beautiful way!  You may know Mary McDonald from Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo, or for her ravishing and bold interiors that have captured design enthusiasts worldwide. Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald is one of today’s most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful's  “Top 100 Designers”.  Her rooms always pack a punch and combine glamour and elegance with a modern flair.  Here are a few of my favorite rooms Mary has designed:


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What I love about McDonald's interiors is that there is always an unexpected element.  In the closet space above, it's the chevron wallpaper.  In the dining room below, it's the patterned wood floors.  These details truly elevate Mary into a class of her own.





I often look to McDonald's bold, fearless rooms as a source of inspiration, as my instincts usually want to play it safe.

In other news, you may notice The Peak of Très Chic has a new look!  She has undergone some extensive botox, so please bear with me as the final touches are added.  I hope you like what you see!  Erika over at Small Shop Studio did a fab job!

35 comments:

  1. i love that first room! A great, unique office space!

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  2. the huge monogram in the bedroom is making my heart palpitate! beautiful!!

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  3. Love her work. One thing I'm noticing is huge pattern on the floor..it works so well! Have a great week Sam,
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  4. Love the new header!

    PS- Is Million Dollar Decorators ever coming back??

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  5. love love love the new banner girl! It's ah-mazing! If you saw my post this morning then you know how obsessed I am with leopard and pink! Seriously, crushing this banner!

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  6. Love Mary! She has great style and is hilarious, too! I'm with Naomi- when is MDD coming back?? Great botox here on the blog, too!

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  7. The new layout looks great, Sam! And I agree- Mary is a design genius!!

    xoxo, Emily
    www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  8. The new layout of absolutely fabulous!

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  9. Loving the new look, Sam! How ironic we both have a touch of leopard going for us now ;) Hope you have checked out Freckled Confessions... it's the same content as The Lifestyle Guide - just a better name! I love Mary btw... great post - have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Great new look Sam! :) And wow those photos are just incredible!

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  11. omg her work is INSANE! lovelove that first space! xo

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  12. OK #1 - I LOVE THE NEW BLOG HEADER! LOVE. Did Erika do that? So in need of a legit header on our blog (I did it in MS Word...HORRIBLE). This is SO you... (from what I know/read), I love it.

    #2 - Mary Mac is the shiz. I don't care how outlandish she was on the show, MDD, she has the chops to back it up!

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  13. cute@@@ :)))


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  14. i really like the floor in the third picture, really edgy and super unique...

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  15. great "facelift"!! Loving it!

    xo- casidy
    meohmydesign.com

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  16. Your new look looks fabulous, Sam! Erika did an incredible job!

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  17. Your new header is darling, and so YOU! And Mary McDonald is wonderful. Such an inspiration. And absolutely sweet and hilarious- met her last summer!! Definitely a highlight in my life! :)

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  18. Gorgeous! Those painted black and white floors have my heart going pitter pat. And, loving the new blog look too!

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  19. I love designers who are bold and not afraid of taking design risks. I like that they took something already beautiful and bring it to another level. Now, that is inspiration for me! Bold designs like the work of Mary McDonald are gorgeous and exciting and makes you want more!

    Great feature. Cool new banner by the way!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  20. Your new blog design looks FAB! :)
    xo
    Tiffany
    tiffanyleighinteriordesign.blogspot.com
    ps. I'm doing a giveaway this week of two pairs of earrings!

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  21. The images .. perfection. And your new blog design is stunning! xo.

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  22. Can I tell you a funny story about Mary McDonald who I love!??! A friend of mine who I lost touch with when I moved.. is her assistant on Million Dollar Decorators. I hadn't talked to him in forever and I'm watching the premiere and bam...there he is! He said she is fabulous & hilarious of course!! AND I LOVE your new layout!! xox

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  23. Love Mary McDonald and your new blog look! Tres chic!

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  24. love the new look!!

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  25. Ohhh my god. First of all I saw your new look on Instagram - and it looks amazingggg - and I saw your post was about my lover Mary McDonald, so I had to stop by. Fabulous! xo
    Peak

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  27. I love the first room - it looks so fresh and stylish with all the black and white pictures. Great new look too!

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  28. Mary is one of my all time favorites! Um, how lucky are you that the fab Erika is working it on your bloggie!!!

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  29. I LOOOOVE the new look! It is perfection! Wish I had it!

    xx
    Kecia

    http://www.couturezooblog.com

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