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Look no further than mother nature for her effortless color combinations and infinitely mesmerizing patterns…the coral and pink moths from yesterday’s post had my head reeling with favorite works of art, interiors and textiles that recall these brilliant hues…enjoy!

grammia virgo female ~ Joseph Scheer

via anne rue interiors

Dancers in Pink ~ Edgar Degas, 1880-1885

via a la parisienne

Oly Studio via ruth burts

Steven Gambrel via porter house designs

Lovers in Pink ~ Marc Chagall, 1916

arachnis picta ~ Joseph Scheer

Madeline Weinrib

Mary McDonald via chameleon interiors

India Hicks via Lonny Magazine

Papercut ~ Henri Matisse, 1947

Suzanne Kasler via Elle Decor

xanthopastis regnatrix male ~ Joseph Scheer

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~ Charles W. Eliot

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Hallberg & Wisely


J. Randall Powers

Jacques Grange

James Huniford

John Minshaw

John Saladino

Juan Pablo Molyneux

Kara Mann

Karin Blake

Lars Bolander

Lauren Gold

Luis Bustamante

Magnus Lundgren

Mary McDonald

Meichi Peng

Michael Smith

Michele Bonan

Miles Redd

Nina Griscom

Richard Shapiro

Robert Couturier

Sheila Harley

Steven Volpe

Suzanne Rheinstein

Ted Tuttle

Thomas Jayne

Thomas O’Brien

Tricia Huntley

Vicente Wolf

William Frawley

Windsor Smith

Yves Saint Laurent

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I recently discovered the Bravo tv series Million Dollar Decorators…the show explores the work and personal lives of Los-Angeles-based designers Mary McDonald, Kathryn Ireland, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Nathan Turner…last week’s episode inspired me to take a closer look at these five talented designers, so this week, I’ll be featuring a Million Dollar Decorator a day…let us begin our journey with the glamorous Mary McDonald…

I truly admire designers who embrace color, layer pattern and enjoy the unexpected…for me, Mary McDonald embodies this bold approach…fearless and confident, there is something quite joyous and undeniably elegant about her interiors…a zest for life and passion for beauty…please enjoy some of my favorites!

“Raised in Brentwood, Mary McDonald attended the Parsons School of Design and began her career as a milliner with her designs featured in Vogue, Bazaar and Vanity Fair. Through extensive travel in Europe and the Far East, she has created a personal signature that is eclectic, classic, and clean while maintaining a strong sense of glamour and sophistication.”

“Her ability to combine bold patterns, Chinoiserie, and Indian influences with contemporary lines and an impeccable sense of color has established her signature style.”

photos and resources from Mary McDonald

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