Monday, May 5, 2014

Mary McDonald Does It Again - Woven Rugs

Today interior designers are marketing geniuses often parlaying their first published book and blossoming notoriety into well deserved, lucrative licensing deals for various home design products such as fabrics, lighting and even bath fixtures. 
Mary McDonald is one such designer. 
Her lighting collection from Robert Abbey is one of my favorites along with her fabric and trim collection for F. Schumacher which I previously posted about. 
But her collection of woven rugs sold exclusively by Patterson Flynn and Martin is truly a showstopper.  Mary often paints bold geometric designs onto sisal rugs or wood floors as shown in the photos below.  This geometry juxtaposes with her favorite traditional motifs in the room and keeps it from looking too period -esque.   

Her abaca rug collection has the same effect but in luxurious fibers woven in the Philippines.  Frankly I LOVE these rugs.  It is hard to choose a favorite - they are graphic, bold and make a statement in any space.  Here are a few close up photos so you can see the detail of the weave. 
Empire Stripe

Arabasque Maze

Brighton Lane

Arabesque Maze

French Conga
I am positive a few of my new clients will be up for these hand made beauties in their home.  They are avail in custom sizes and colors which means the possibilities are endless - A runner down a non-descript hallway would be fabulous. 
I can't wait to see what Mary comes up with next!
Until Next Time,

1 comment:

  1. I am in love with the PF rugs, how gorgeous and organic with a touch of chic!!


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