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Mary McDonald for Schumacher

I believe my first introduction to Mary McDonald (or at least my first remembered image) was her amazing office that has since been re-decorated. 

marymcdonaldoffice11Photography by Melanie Avacedo, Mary McDonald Interiors, Rizzoli 2010

She is known for her hollywood glam style, love of chinoiserie, and her bold use of color and pattern.  She is also starring in the second season of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators” which I’ll admit is a guilty pleasure of mine when my husband is out of town or working late! 

Osborne & Little should be paying her a commission for her use of their Volte Face wallpaper.  So popular….

Mary McDonald Flamestitch DominoDomino Magazine, February 2009

Mary McDonald The Allure of StylePhotography by Melanie Avacedo, Mary McDonald Interiors, Rizzoli 2010

Mary McDonald FlamestitchPhotography by Melanie Avacedo, Mary McDonald Interiors, Rizzoli 2010

Anyways, I remember hearing that Mary McDonald was doing a new collection for Schumacher and it sortof fell off my radar (like many things late last year).  But, I got an email yesterday from Schumacher announcing the collection is available.  Of course, I had to head straight to the site to check it out.  She has a great collection of prints, wovens, and cool appliques and trim.  Below are some vignettes from the collection (all via Schumacher).

 Mary McDonald Collection for Schumacher available at Maddie G Designs

Mary McDonald Collection for Schumacher available via Maddie G Designs.

Mary McDonald for Schumacher available to buy via Maddie G Designs

Mary McDonald for Schumacher available via Maddie G Designs.

Schumacher Mary Mc Donald Collection Available via Maddie G Designs..

Schumacher Mary Mc Donald Collection Available via Maddie G Designs

Schumacher Mary Mc Donald Collection Available via Maddie G Designs'

See the entire collection here.

What do you think?

Flame Stitch Love….

One of the hazards of my gig here at Maddie G Designs is that I am exposed to a lot of fabrics, furniture and wallpapers.  Earlier this week I received an email from a previous customer asking if I knew the source of the Mary McDonald-esque flame stitch wallpaper.  So, I did some research on how she used this pattern in her work.  This is her dressing room, can you imagine?

Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald

Here is the same paper, different colorway, designed by McDonald and featured in Domino…

Of course, the email was not asking for photos of the paper, but rather the source.  Well, in this case ask and you shall receive.  The paper is from the Osborne & Little Vintage collection and the pattern is “Volte-Face.” 

And it comes in four colorways…..sold in Euro rolls ( 11 yards per roll)…

What do you think, do you like it?

Would you dare use it?

Have a great weekend!