Mary McDonald

Mary shares what she really cares (her wardrobe choices) and thinks Margie's dog paid someone off.

on Nov 14, 20120

Well here we are again for another season of laughs and drama MDD style. For some reason after watching the first episode all I can think about is never wearing those woolly sausage pants again instead of decorating. Is that wrong? Some of the filming staff kept calling me Chewbacca or referring to my Chewbacca coat because of that vest and now I see why. . .sort of sad really since at the time I was feeling somewhat glamorous. . .Chewbacca might have been a compliment after seeing my wooly pants blunder. I kept saying fur vests are in! That may be true but looking like a sausage. . .not really. Well, good for a laugh at least! Thank you for loving my sausage self peeps. I still am kind of partial to the Chewbacca part. BTW is that how you spell Chewbaka? Star Wars was a while ago for me.

So as usual, I was asked to revamp my client Margie Perenchio's guest house after completing her stately rambling glam main house. This side project she wanted like a soothing spa in mainly neutral tones. There really isn't enough time in television to show all the mind changing that goes on off hours or behind the cameras even to end up with a rather simple tonal scheme of a few subtle rooms. (Funny all I keep watching are my outfits and how my hair looks. I guess I am just a woman like every other woman. Oh yes, and wondering how much my weight really does fluctuate. . .I say five pounds, but I think I am lying by another five so it must be 10.) Oh yes, back to the subject at hand, design, anyway. . .

 

8 comments
peonylover
peonylover

Mary the guest house is just perfect- I could see it men being comfortable in the surroundings especially the camel colored room so cozy and warm. You're my favorite one to watch especially your comments!

jill.pricecorya
jill.pricecorya

Mary, I watch the show just to see your outfits..love your style!!  I think you would make a great stylist. 

leelo
leelo

Be still my heart!!!  LOVE the greek key mirror beside the bed.  Can you give particulars such as where to purchase or name of maker?   Is there anywhere on Bravo that gives information on items placed in rooms? ?Thank you!!  Love the show!

Gigiford
Gigiford

Beautiful guest house. Nice proportions, lovely textures, textiles, colors. I'm glad they showed the puppy and his bad behavior. It lent an element of humor and honesty to a show which sometimes glorifies the ostentatious.

befrank
befrank

Hi Mary,  You are too funny.  I'm right there with you sister.... I have to DVR the series because I'm watching what you have on, how your hair looks etc., - and you look fabulous!!! But then I miss the all the designing and decorating tips.  Keep it up; I love your style and most of all, your honesty!  Can't wait till next week.

JuanCarlos
JuanCarlos

Miss Karen... I so love it when you and Jack... err, sorry Mary I confused you with someone else for for some reason.  

 

I so love it when you and Nathan are together.  Your chemistry seems quite special - something that makes me smile - can't wait til next week to see it in action once more. 

 

I have to say, with all due respect to all the other designers, I am left dumbstruck by the ease with which you create such sophisticated and elegant comfort in a room.  I've so enjoyed the portfolio on your website - truly a pleasure to view.  Next lifetime... I'm hiring you!  <wink!>

 

Thanks for sharing yourself (and Nathan) with us! 

nnorvell
nnorvell

I'm so glad your show is back on!!!!  I love it!  You're always so funny and glamourous and I truly enjoy seeing the before and after rooms that you decorate.  They're beautiful!  I must agree that Margie did not need to hang that painting.  If she had asked you to incorporate it into the design to begin with,  I'm sure you would have done so beautifully. So glad you're back...