Mary McDonald

Mary explains why she loved and struggled while collaborating with Monika Chiang.

on Dec 4, 20120

Of course, we love seeing Martyn and his adorable boyfriend whom we ALL love Michael Green. It is hilarious to watch him sneak a redesign on his home beneath Michael's nose. Don't do it again Martyn as we all want to keep Michael in the family.

Of course, I LOVED seeing Jeffrey and Ross' client bring my book in as a room inspiration. . .and I thank Jeffrey and Ross for being gentlemanly and polite about it. We have all been there whether we tell that little secret or not of other designers' tear sheets being brought to initial meetings. I am a "the more info the better" type, even if it is someone else's as it gives better direction and acts as a compass but not necessarily the actual design. Anything visual is a language for us to converse.

Of course, Kathryn is entertaining as usual as she tests the food and attempts a few others on her culinary jaunt!

I hope you all come to see the Monika Chinag store in person in Soho NYC!

See you there!

12 comments
Mary1986
Mary1986

Mary i enjoy  watching you and Nathan! I love love you're" PUGS" what are their names?

ashley.drusilla
ashley.drusilla

Mary! I love you and Nathan! You guys are so funny! Can't wait to see what you do in the next episode! Your rooms are always so glamorous and chic! Loved your Indian princess look a while back too! 

aj@ptx
aj@ptx

Love your sense of style and humor!  I have to ask you where do you get your gorgeous rings? you should start your own line, I really admire them.

 

shysharon
shysharon

good show, love your work, but that shade of green....

LisaYoloFan
LisaYoloFan

After watching Monica (c not a k on purpose) Chang treat you horribly, I can assure you I will never purchase her Tory Burch knock offs.   The store looked fab as does all of your design work.  Love, love, love you!

phc1
phc1

You are so talented - love your style with everything - you really have to be a strong diplomat when dealing with some of these clients.  I know personally some of the players in the Monika sequence, and you were up against some real winners (not naming names.)  Well, you showed them - the purple color scheme was fabulous, and of course, you were right about everything else, too.  Go Mary!

minerva@
minerva@

I have to agree with everyone.  To see your design concept come to fruition was nothing short  of miraculous.   I look forward to seeing your next designs and new book. Plus you seem so down to earth, so refreshing.

gnoy
gnoy

For a fashion designer her input during those meetings was lacking just like her clothing line. Her line of clothing is just an edit and a near copy of what most designers have put out already. 

 

Mary, you entertain me and I just love your designs. Especiaily those chevron designs. I loved that multi colored chevron dish, just loved it. 

designfan
designfan

I am of Indian origin and was so moved to see how you embraced the culture and customs of India on your trip to Jaipur.  You came across as lovely and gracious and a very classy woman.  Seeing how beautiful you looked in your indian clothes, it seems that you should wear them all the time.   You looked like a true maharani!

Also, when you were planning the monika chiang boutique (shop), I wasn't sure about the lavender color, but seeing the finished product just shows what you were saying all along--that you are a professional and know what you are doing.  It was incredibly beautiful and I cannot believe how the lavender really came across as a neutral.  What a talent you have!

af332
af332

Mary, you should have your own talk show.  Or even a nighttime show on bravo (or other). Your humor could compete with Chelsea or Kathy, but add to that your design talent and it would be much different show.   

poolsideandhappy
poolsideandhappy

I just LOVE this show!! It is so much fun watching the personalities behind the gorgeous designs! Your work is stunning!! Thank you for being a part of this program and sharing the behind the scenes and completed projects. Such a treat.

ReginaShilo
ReginaShilo

Wow! I am a huge fan of yours Mary! I was over the moon with the complete install of Monika Chiang's boutique! I worked for two very high profile designers in NYC and Chicago, and am very aware of the highs and lows of desigining for such high profile clients. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful design work. Best regards, Regina Shili