Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Million Dollar Decorator Launches fabric line with F. Schumacher

Do any of you watch Million Dollar Decorator on Bravo??  Mary McDonald, one of the designers spotlighted on the show, has released her own line of fabrics for F. Schumacher and Company.  You may not be a fan of hers (she has a strong personality, and her design sense is also quite bold) but the line itself is fabulous! 

I actually think she is very funny and I love her spunky diva vibe.  I may not love everything she does, but I think she is exceptionally talented.  She has an ability to make bold colors look luxurious and expensive (that is not easy).  I also love the mix of the traditional with the modern.  The fabrics here are no different.  She mixes florals and botanicals with Greek key and Asian inspired trimmings.  There are contemporary twists off of traditional patterns and changes to scale from small to large prints. Check out her line at:

 Or scroll down for a sampling of some of my favorites!!

I think the simplicity of this chair in the foreground with the gorgeous tangerine Chinois pattern, trimmed with that grey and white band is fresh.
drapes;Chinois Palais, Tangerine, Banded with Labyrinth Tape, Dove
Madame Wu applique on pillow
The ottoman above is upholstered in a raised velvet pattern, it is stunning! I don't think the picture does  it justice.
Here's a close up of the velvet paired with two equally beautiful fabrics.
Vanderbuilt, color Dove

Here's a detail of the Chinois pattern, so beautiful in this aqua color.
Chinois Palais, color Aquamarine

I love the rug featured in this spread as well, by Patterson, Flynn and Martin, pattern, Paterre.
And how about that sweet fabric on the chair! A modern version of the Python snakeskin. Very chic!
Park Avenue Python, color Griege
Yummy Yummy! Look at that velvet again!
This "chevron" pattern is so beautiful! I would use this on so many things. It's modern, but can be utilized to update a traditional space too!
Firenze, color Griege

Here's that chevron pattern again with a splash of red (black red and white is sort of Ms. McDonald's signature look). paired with the velvet are two beautiful quilted honeycomb solids.
Firenze, color Ruby
Honeycomb, colors Ruby and Noir
Band is Malmaison Tape, color Noir and Swan
Velvet is Vanderbuilt Velvet, color Noir
I love this detail on the chair. I always appreciate when the very fine details are well thought out. This is so special.
This looks like the Madame Wu applique was spit in half for each side of the kick. Clever!
More details below!!!

This picture does not do that flamestitch pattern justice, let's blow that up a bit...
This would be so fantastic on a headboard!!!! This is on my list of dream fabrics. Super modern and  to think I used to hate flamestitch!!!
Bargello, color Aquamarine
If you are interested in looking at more of Mary McDonald's sensational style, go to her website:

Happy New Year!