Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DESIGNER MARY MCDONALD CLEANSES THE COLOR PALETTE - HOUSE BEAUTIFUL EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW

Modern California French country kitchen by Mary McDonald grey and white herringbone floor marble counter tops

Designer Mary McDonald has done it again.  This time in a home in Los Angeles.

The project is featured in the September issue of House Beautiful magazine...out on newsstands next week.   I am so thrilled to have the exclusive preview of this Mary McDonald imagined home here on COCOCOZY!  Woohooo!

In this home, interior designer Mary was working for a couple in their early 30's who are both lawyers and have children.  Mary's goal with this project was to lighten and brighten the space.  She is calling the style of this re-imagined house "a clean modern California take on French country with a teeny bit of industrial sparseness".

Apparently before the remodel, the home was dreary and dark.  Mary infused light and life into the home with a soft color palette of ivory, oatmeal, beige, gray, and taupe, with hints of lavender, aqua, and celadon.

For me , the kitchen is the jewel of this home...with Carrara marble counters, white cabinetry, except for the center island which is dark charcoal and then there is the fantastic gray and white chevron pattern floor made in an engineered stone tile.  Love!

Grey living room Mary McDonald modern French country wood floors grey sofa and ottoman style bench
The living room is a study of grays, pale blues and taupes on the walls, wood floors and furniture. (above)


Grey and white kitchen by Mary McDonald with striped drapery and chevron pattern floor
Striped drapery and chevron pattern floor add texture to the neutral color palette of gray and white in the kitchen area. (above)

Master bedroom by Mary McDonald inspired by Napoleon's Chateau Malmison Paris grey upholstered headboard
The master bedroom design is an updated French boudoir and completely inspired by Napoleon's Chateau Malmaison outside of Paris. (above)

Dressing room and closet by Mary McDonald grey and cream floral wallpaper, upholstered mirror bench white cabinets and drawers
The dressing room and closet with gray and cream floral wallpaper and mirrored accents including a lovely upholstered mirrored bench. (above)

Neutral outdoor patio by Mary McDonald modern lighting grey sofa and armchairs Chinese garden stool
The neutral color palette even extends outside into the outdoor patio! (above)

What do you think of this Mary McDonald designed Los Angeles home...do you like this cleansed color palette?  Which room is your fave?  Comment below!  I want to hear your take.

Thank you SA and House Beautiful for giving me the sneak peek on this magazine feature.  Can't wait to pick up the magazine and see the rest next week!

Happy Wednesday!

xo
Coco

P.S. COCOCOZY Pillow Giveaway - So if you'd like to win a COCOCOZY Rive Pillow in a neutral palette cleansed mist gray and white, Caesartone's Interior Collective is giving away pillows to a few lucky winners. Click here to read my guest post on the Interior Collective blog and to find out more on how to enter the pillow giveaway!
COCOCOZY Decorative Pillow in Rive in Mist Gray
COCOCOZY Light Rive Pillow in Mist Gray being given away on Interior Collective! (above)

8 comments:

  1. Hi, that you for posting Mary McDonald's beautiful designs in the September issue of House Beautiful...your readers may like to know that the September issue is already on the newstands in NYC

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  2. It's lovely but a real departure to her signature panache and punchy style. Perhaps her personal life is reflected on the new streamlined approach but I like her wooden chevron floors - that is still a constant!

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  3. Ohhh I wouldn't have known this was by Mary McDonald. But the chevron painted floors is a definitely nod to her. I ove this palette. These are my colours.

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  4. I am enamored with the soft palette. It must feel serene in a warm climate like southern California.

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  5. Whitewashed Wow! Very cool, light, and airy. And that floor makes the kitchen.

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  6. This is a lovely post. Do you know which white paint colors were used on the kitchen walls and cabinets? Thank you so much.

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  7. To me, there is nothing WRONG with the decor, but it's just way too dull for me. I need color in my life! These soft colors are putting me to sleep.

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  8. Love! But would have never imagined that Mary did it -

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