I finally got my hands on an old November 2001 issue of House & Garden which features the former home of Mary McDonald. Even at this early point in her career, McDonald already had a keen sense of color, although her signature blue and white color combination is evident only in small doses. The gorgeous bedroom was inspired by Dior's Paris salon (which, by the way, has inspired quite a few designers). The white trim, molding, and fabrics provide the perfect counterpoint to the serenely sophisticated gray walls. Other color schemes throughout the house include cream, beige, and white in the living room and aqua and brown in the sitting room. All of these color schemes provide the perfect backdrop for McDonald's antiques, which include inherited pieces of furniture and accessories.
Master bedroom with Benjamin Moore Gull Wing Gray on walls. White pique bed curtains are Country Life's "Birdseye" with lining of Gaston y Daniela's "Ottoman Segura" in silver.
Living Room with mirrored table by Syrie Maugham. Drapery fabric is a Rose Cumming striped print.
The Garden Pavilion which is quintessential Mary McDonald.
Sitting Room with Louis XVI bergere upholstered in Nancy Corzine's "Newport" in Coffee.
Additional views of the living room and the sitting room.
On the left is the guest room; walls and ceiling covered in Manuel Canovas' "Merindol" in Sable. Another view of McDonald's bedroom on the right.
(All photos from the November 2001 issue of House & Garden)