Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mary's Trim

The December/January issue of House Beautiful profiles a perfectly amazing home designed by Mary McDonald.

I have not gushed over Ms. McDonald on this blog yet. But I will, don't you worry.

In the meantime, I'll gloss over how much I adore her work, and go right to the Greek-key-trimmed bolster pillows she used in this home. They totally caught my eye...and I can't stop thinking about them.

I snagged this pictures from Mary's online design portfolio, as the images from HB aren't up on their site yet:

image via marymcdonald.com

If you recall my dining room designBoard, I am using a black/white Greek key trim just like the one on the bolster above...and I love how it's used on this pillow. The contrast with the yellow is just stunning.

A quick tour of her online portfolio offered other ways she has used the same concept:

images via marymcdonald.com


I have some beautiful lavender moire fabric that would look great with this trim...and these pictures have inspired me to perhaps bring a bolster or two into my dining room (perhaps on my armchairs).

Here's a sneak peek of my current use of the trim on my drapes...it's only a teaser...the big reveal is yet to come...


  1. I love Mary McDonald-the sofa is beautiful. Great idea with the bolsters.

  2. She is amazing - I can't stop thinking about those bolsters!

  3. Style Redux 2 turned me on to M.M. and I absolutely love her! xo kitty

  4. Anonymous4/04/2012

    Where did you get your black and white trim?


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