Mary McDonald

Mary is happy you didn't see all of her embarassing remodeling antics, plus she reveals her age.

on Jan 9, 20130

OK another thing. . .This was "my Mary is chubby in a few bad outfits period" (at least for someone small). I think that beige, weird outfit I thought was so chic must go tonight. I am cutting that weird wool stewardess skirt up -- NO -- more like a nun. Right now as we speak. . .snip snip snip.

For someone that prides themselves on style I have really got to stop walking around in muscle shirts and old jeans on shoot days. I was delusional like I was Giselle or something.

Is Konstantin not gorgeosity at its best though? I love him and every crazy piece he paints and thing he says. He is such a good friend.

And while on the gay topic how great is that that those two gorgeous guys Jeffrey and Ross found each other? They should be engaged. They are perfect together. I want to look like Ross though. What's sad is I am serious. You guys should see him in person. He is as pretty as a girl. . .and at least a dozen years younger than I.

Well I should stop complaining because this is not a makeover show, but I have to say people email me with weird, rude emails about my age like I am 70 and hiding it. They are meant to be snarky and rude so I kind of laugh -- but people I am 48. I turned 48 this past December so STOP ASKING!!!

35 comments
garrisom
garrisom

Hi Mary!  

I'm a huge fan.  My mother-in -law attended a book signing with you in LA.  I have your fabulous book! Thank you!  We recently purchased a new home in the South Bay and I love your outdoor space.   On page 68 you have a pic of a tree that frames your space so elegantly.   Is it an olive?   My hubby and I are in a huge debate - please let us know! BTW if you are looking for any charity work please let me know!!! LA space is just so different from the real world and boy do we have a challenge ahead of us.  LOL. 

Regards Meredith

Sophie333
Sophie333

Wait, it's over already?!?  I am so disappointed, it seems like it just started.  More episodes next season please, Bravo.  

 

Mary, you are witty, elegant and talented!  Thanks for giving the viewers a peek into your beautiful world....

Jamom224
Jamom224

Mary - any ideas for an elegant thank you gift (eg not an edible arrangement).  :-)

 

QueenCath
QueenCath

Mary you are fabulous, and I suspect courageous. Being Australian, I love your lovely dry sense of humour. Bought one of your books, love it and your glamorous, elegant style. I encourage friends here in Australia to watch the show, telling them they will "love Mary the most" and you always prove me right.

bellehollo
bellehollo

Mary I enjoyed every episode--but why only 7--please do more Love everyting you do..

susannyc
susannyc

Mary,

You are fabulous!! You look YOUNGER than your years for sure and I couldn't help but think you totally rocked those jeans.  There's no chub on you.  LOVE your humor, glamour, pugs, etc. Thanks for sharing your life!

A fellow 48 year old :)

xo

nnorvell
nnorvell

I love your new fabric line at Schumacher!  I hope I can redo my bedroom soon and use a lot of them.   Next time I hope there will be more episodes!  I wish you were on every week all year long.  Thanks for all the inspirations!

minerva@
minerva@

I love all the designers on the show, but Mary you really make it special.  You have a wonderful and refreshing style - both in your work and personal style.  I hope there is third season of MDD, and you should most definitely do a lifestyle book incorporating all your design and fashion talent .  Thanks for sharing your world, I know it can't be easy, but you handle it with style and class.  

Dashy123
Dashy123

Mary , I would leave my husband and 3 kids to be able to intern with you!!!! I live,, breath and sleep decorating, and I don't have the guts to leave my job and do this as a full time career....!!!! I'm already 50 and like everybody in the world tells me i should QUIT my job!!!!! I love what you do and how you do it!!!! I also need some gay male friends!!!! They are amazing!! Keep doing what you do and good luck with everything!!!,

ralph12
ralph12

Mary you are great! You should have your own show because you are so funny. Thanks for making me smile..

paternoster
paternoster

Mary!

You are my favorite.  

You are super classy with the perfect combination of sass and vulnerability.  

Anyhoo...

Your bedside table lamps caught my eye.  Love them!!  Source?

You inspire me.

xo

Lisa

1lynne
1lynne

Oh my goodness, loved this episode, so bitter sweet to have to wait for you for yet another full year. My heart did palpitations with all the blue and white in your back yard. I think you should seriously consider shipping it my way. I would love it dearly.. lol. had to giggle out loud when the word hoarder was used.. all the best . Lynne

aTasteforTravel
aTasteforTravel

LOVE your "new" house!! The kitchen and bedroom were my favorite. Looking forward to seeing more of you on season 3!

 

Oh, and you don't look 48..

BobbiNJ
BobbiNJ

Mary, I absolutely LOVED the fact that you were so real in the last episode. So many women go through versions of what you were experiencing and I think it was wonderful to see you take on rebuilding your home, in a sense, on the show. Loved the bedroom and the kitchen. A lot of green though......I probably would have gone with shades of blue. LOL!

 

You are a delight and I so enjoy watching this program. It just seemed to fly by and I was sad that Martyn was the only one of you that showed up on WWHL this season. Thank you for sharing your work and your life with us!

f8thfulmom
f8thfulmom

I absolutely LOVED,LOVED watching you!!! I love how you took a new spin on your life and refreshed yourself! Inspiring!!! I am 42 and have my 8 year old daughter watch the show with me. She aspires to be a fashion designer and has been drawing amazing fashion for the past four years, but YOU inspired her to start drawing interiors. Wish you could see how you inspired her.  I think you are hysterical, amazingly stylish and chic!!! Thanks for letting us watch the transformation!!! We love you here. Getting your books ASAP!!! Simply MUST have them!! Thanks for inspiring my daughter, she just kept getting so excited when it cut to your name and she would just oodle about how much she loved Mary! 

jimijcocoapuff
jimijcocoapuff

l love you mary, and i love what you did to your home! so elegant!

you are a real MDD! love your sweet relationship with nate!

also, thanks for your luscious and wicked sense of humor.

rubyhubbie
rubyhubbie

Mary, it was such a pleasure and treat to get to see your house and what a beautiful job you did with it!  I adore you and would love it if you had your own show. Would you ever do that? I know you're busy and probably private, but it would be a huge hit and Lucy would be proud! 

Pokadot
Pokadot

Mary you are just hysterical ! Is it true you were the inspiration for the character " Karen" on the Tv show Will and Grace? Your house is just beautiful! Love the dynamics between you and Nathan.You guys are fun. Its nice to watch everyone enjoying each others company on a Bravo reality show. Good luck to you on your fresh start. Look forward to next season.

Twiggy2
Twiggy2

Oh, Mary! You saved the finale! I like all of the cast, but by the end of season 2...I love Mary! 

 

And yes, I too would stand in line at Lowe's if they had Quadrille - whatever it's called- wallpaper, so I can just copy your kitchen! Please talk Bravo or HGTV into doing a Mary show. I would tune in.  You are so fabulous and funny, and real at the same time. And, yeah, your design esthetic is good, too. ;)  I want more Nathan also! 

Bighairgal
Bighairgal

Mary, I love your bedroom, especially the beautiful walls with all the white mirror frames and white accessories. Your whole scene seems lighter and brighter from the way it was before. I really felt for you that you had to manage that move-in PLUS have a dang dinner party on top of it...exhausting! Have you considered a clothes line? I love your taste in clothes and the jewelry you choose. Really, you could do it. Good luck moving forward -b.

shysharon
shysharon

Like I said before, you are in great shape for any age! I'm 54 and very envious of that flat tummy! Let them think you're 70!! You look even better for 70! (only an idiot would think that anyway!)

kc6
kc6

I love, love, love, love this show!!!!!! So sad it's over. I could also see a lot more of Nathan and Dunham! 

jane.s.cederholm
jane.s.cederholm

 Great episode!  Love your redecorated home.  So warm and elegant-not easy to do. Wish we had seen more of it, though. Please explain, I am a new viewer, was Nathan your design assistant at some time?  He seems a wonderful young man.  You are too fortunate to be surrounded by those gorgeous men!  Look forward to more MM design on Bravo.  How about a Mary and Nathan show?

sg1marz77
sg1marz77

Mary, you look maahvelous! Rude people to be asking a lady her age!! You were either extremely brave or hopelessly delusional to allow the cameras to follow you around during this decidedly upsetting point in your life. Love your personal style and was soooo happy to receive your wonderful book for Christmas so I can be inspired well beyond the MDD finale.

 

Please say you're all coming back next year?!? I see an MDD reunion for the Marks/Cassidy nuptials. What do you say?

ShellyfromHooksett
ShellyfromHooksett

YOU are the kind of stuff that I wish was on HGTV!   Don't think I didn't look for the Lowe's version of the wall paper you had in your bedroom.  What I loved is that each of your rooms were different...you just enjoyed what your loved and it all worked out.  I wish you had a blog so I could pour over your designs.  Also, I wouldn't mind seeing all the jewelry you had...it was really a teaser last week. 

SwankyMrsH
SwankyMrsH

@MARYMCDONALDINC  First let me start by saying that I thought you were much younger than 48! Second I bust a gut when Nathan was impersonating a Hoarder's episode starring you.  Third, LOVE the 70's Palm Beach vibe and died because when I redecorated my living room I went with the 70's Bermuda look...and yes it is also "Nana chic".  Thank you for entertaining me so much this season with your hilarious wit and fabulous style.  I look forward to season 3.

Babs2011
Babs2011

I absolutely love your style.  I only wish I had a million dollars so I could hire you to decorate. 

peonylover
peonylover

Mary I LOVED your re-do on the house! I love tradtional decor and your choices are making me re-think how to make our place look younger. You're a spring chicken my dear and you look great. Keep up the great work.

Julian3
Julian3

Mary, good for you telling your age.. You look Mahvelous.. and the jeans and muscle shirt.. I thought "wow, girl looks great.".  Agree with you on Ross and Jeffrey, Ross is very pretty..

bravoshowhoe
bravoshowhoe

Mary we loves us a glam hoarder darling!  It's people like us that give opportunity for shows like Storage Wars so we're actually helping so many others!

PatriciaKirkman
PatriciaKirkman

Your segments are my favorite parts of the show. Many years ago did you give a tour of your home on HGTV?  The kitchen I remember as being blue, and  you had a tall, dark haired handsome husband . You were just as beautiful and funny as you are now-- I love your latest book.

calvin.right
calvin.right

Kathryn is(according to her!) in her 30s and you look way better LOL. Youve been really great this season. I actually like you all, so different but equally great personalities. Dare I say you make a wonderful faghag? something Im sure you know as you did say youre a magnet for gay men. Good luck and I hope theres a 3rd season!

BeNice
BeNice

48? You look fabulous! I thought you were in your 30s for sure. Lovvvvve this show!

sawtsie
sawtsie

Love, Love this show..you are hilarious and soo talented ..best of everything to you this new year!!!!!

calvin.right
calvin.right

 @jane.s.cederholm The good news; she's surrounded by good looking, smart, witty charming men who adore her. The bad news; theyre all gay!