Mary McDonald is one of today’s most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 Designers, is featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Veranda, ElleDécor and International Vogue. McDonald’s style combines old school elegance with a modern sensibility resulting in a fearless, joyful exuberance captivating her audience.
2010 and 2011 are exciting for Mary. Rizzoli published her first book, Mary McDonald: Interiors, The Allure of Style; she launched a collaborative lighting line with Robert Abbey Inc.; is designing her first fabric collection for F. Schumacher; will star in Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” and is working on projects in Mexico City, New York and Saudi Arabia.
Parsons trained, native Southern Californian, she has traveled extensively creating an eclectic signature, classic and clean, while maintaining a strong sense of glamour and sophistication.
In an effort to give you a sneak peek into the highly anticipated window displays at LEGENDS OF LA CIENEGA 2011: CELEBRATE ART, we asked the Legends designers to share the inspiring thoughts and aesthetics behind their Legends window in the La Cienega Design Quarter. "The Legends Style Sheet" sponsored by Jean de Merry, presents a series of fun and unconventional interviews with our participating window display designers.
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Jeremiah Goodman (1922) an American artist born in upstate New York Goodman has painted illustrations of interior spaces for nearly every design magazine from the 1950s through the present. His moody gouache paintings “interpreted” the homes of international luminaries and spaces created by global design leaders: Bruce Weber, Edward Albee, Yves St. Laurent, Mario Buatta, Billy Baldwin, Elsie de Wolfe, Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor, Rose Cumming, Sir John Gielgud, Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, etc. He has painted for a veritable who’s who client list and his illustrations grace the walls of collectors such as Carolina Herrara and Reed Krakoff. His earlier was for Lord & Taylor and Macy’s where he did illustrations of products as well as “creative room setups”. Goodman values a strong work ethic and paints each day. He continues to produce illustrations for books and private clients.