Mary McDonald, chinoiserie chippendale bed ||||| I like Mary, but this style, with "everything-painted-white" just isn't my thing.

As each of these rooms reveals, Mary McDonald invariably combines white and Chinoiserie. The white elements may be Chinoiserie - pagoda bed.

Pair of Curtain drapery panels 100 linen orange by kirtamdesigns

I love the combo of seashells and zebra print in this entry by Mary McDonald. I hasten to add, however, that while I love the aesthetic of animal prints, I abhor the killing of any living creature to use it's body parts for decorative purposes.

In Good Taste:  Lee Ann Thornton - love the neutral tones in the living room and the interior French doors

In Good Taste: Lee Ann Thornton

Wonderful Living Room Furniture Arrangement Ideas For Inspiring Narrow Spaces With Vintage Beige Fabric Couch And .Furniture Layout Small, Living Room With Ottoman And Cream Sofas With Vintage Beige Fabric Couch And Twin Round Floral Pattern Fabric

I love the orange against the zebra print! {design :: mary mcdonald}

How to Display Collections

Mary McDonald - idea for drapes (not this color scheme, but using two drapes of different color together)

This living room is gorgeous!  Especially loving those chairs (and the McCoy design quartz bowl)!

Contemplating Furniture Layouts for Our Family Room

Black and silver living room inspirations | #livingroomideas #livingroomdecor

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Green and purple living room---love the couch, tufted and color

Ok I like the idea of yellow and purple and gray together. This is a bit too much of the yellow and purple. I don't like the wallpaper but the idea is good.

Broadening Tastes:  The Living Room

Broadening Tastes: The Living Room

Today I have the great pleasure of sharing with you my interview with interior designer Mary McDonald.

2. When measuring for curtains, it's important to consider how they'll look when stacked (ie. opened), and order the widths and poles accordingly. Ideally, a set of stacked curtains will just cover the window frame but none of the glass. This makes the most of the available light, and gives the impression of wider windows. Depending on the weight of your curtains and the type of pleating, you'll need a good 8-15 extra inches of curtain rod on either side of the window.

Make the Most of the Light: Tips for Beautiful Curtains

Dazzling Blue Living Room Idea with Blue Curtains and Huge Glass Windows also White Fabric Sectional Sofa Set Feat Black Yellow Pillows Near Calm Coffee Table and Blue Fabric Ottoman Idea

Florence Broadhurst yellow circles and square fabric.jpg

Colours, prints and textiles: Florence Broadhurst