Interior Designer, Mary McDonald
from Veranda Magazine
Photography, Miguel Flores-Vianna
Good morning all,
So I would think by this point in my blogging, my clear, and clearly unending, fascination with holiday decorations should be fairly evident - lol. And I just ran across this old favourite last night - from Mary McDonald's wonderful home in Los Angeles - whilst I was looking through my inspiration files. (You DO realize that holiday of 2010 is just a short 12 months away! I tend to start planning early.)
I just love the cheerful "freshness" of the dining room. Again, it's just a simple colour story but, the masses of fresh greenery makes the space feel wondrous and magical.
"The multiple hues of silver, white and gray give the room a
light, uplifting feeling. Even though there's a bit of Marie-Antoinette
in me, I don't always try to gild the lily. I like simple rooms, too.
They add another layer to the story, which is always changing and never ends."
"Christmas gives me the opportunity to create an evocative,
almost theatrical setting with beautiful treasures I collect
on my trips," says McDonald, whose visit to India last year
yielded a trove of peacock feathers. "This year, I wanted a rich,
exotic look that was warm and festive without being too
traditional. I love tradition, but I also love drama and a touch of fantasy."
- Mary McDonald
A beautiful detail from the dining room.
Things are winding down here at the office - with most of my clients out of town for the holiday season. So there's going to be a good deal of time spent cleaning, organizing everything, and getting ready for the new year. 2010. whew. I can't wait.
tartanscot. in the office. with the windex.