Designer Focus: Mary McDonald

Posted February 28, 2019 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0)
Mary McDonald is a star decorator to the stars. Her commissions are in the millions and the results are maximalist beauties! And she often uses obelisks!

mary mcdonald decorating california home
California home via Elle Décor

The March 2019 issue of Elle Décor features one of her maximalist interiors for a California couple. This teal office features a wonderful collection of mis-matched obelisks.

California home via Elle Décor

Not many decorators would use such tall obelisks on a mantelpiece, but Mary McDonald’s use of these black marble obelisks flanking the tall mirror grabs your attention.

california home decorated with obelisks
California home via Elle Décor

The bedroom uses soft, calming colors. A console table along the wall is decorated with classical urns and a couple of obelisks completing the scene.

grey colors with tall black obelisk
via Pinterest

I love this photo! The shades of grey are so very chic, and the tall black obelisk mounting the desk is another statement piece that commands attention.

Mary McDonald precious materials obelisk
via Splendid Sass

Mary McDonald often uses precious materials in her decoration and here she has used three malachite obelisks to center the room along with green curtains, vases, lamp, and a Chinese urn.

Only Obelisks fireplace with dramatic malachite obelisks

Our fireplace is made more dramatic by this pair of malachite obelisks just added to the inventory. They are beautiful and and attention getting!

Even if most of us cannot afford the decorating advice of Mary McDonald, we can add obelisks to a desk, mantelpiece, or console table for a chic and eye catching effect.
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