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New Schumacher Mary McDonald Collection

There's Something About (Interior Designer) Mary McDonald – and Her Latest Collections!

With muses like design giants Nancy Lancaster and Elsie de Wolfe, Mary McDonald's new fabric, trimmings, and appliques collection for Schumacher and rug collection for Patterson, Flynn & Martin pay homage to traditional glamour but offer plenty for edge-seeking modernists. "I wanted to design pieces how I shop for a room . . . pairing classic and feminine with simple and modern — and something a little zingy and edgy!" says Mary.

For the Schumacher fabrics, unabashedly romantic designs (like the blossoming Chinois Palais) feel remarkably fresh — even cool — thanks to dramatic scaling, vivid colors, and silhouette-like patterns.

If you find trimmings to be tantalizing, her assortment of appliqués and tapes for Schumacher will tempt you to add couture-like details to sofa skirting, lamps, and anything else that will take.

Still, it might be her Patterson, Flynn & Martin rug collection that brings forth the Mary McDonald boldness that we crave. The silk Tibetan designs are exquisite if you're looking for a more formal option, but our favorite (and Mary's!) is a design from her abaca rug selections, the French Conga. "It's a natural fiber, like sisal or seagrass, but no one is doing it like this," says Mary. Sophisticated geometric patterns and color palettes instantly elevate this durable, weather-resistant material — a characteristic that is especially appealing for anyone with pets or kids.

Take a peek at her Schumacher and Patterson, Flynn & Martin collections, and tell us what's catching your eye!

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