Let's take a little tour and see what Mary Douglas Drysdale is all about... probably just a reminder to most.
(As a side note, for anyone not familiar with MDD, this is but a mere sampling of her work, but all I could find online.)
Here is a lovely Maine vacation home on the water where you can see Mary's use of neutrals and soft colors. This home was featured in a story on DC Design blog HERE. I totally remember getting this magazine and loving the pink checked napkins with the sunflowers... and look at that view!
Love the bed, love the bedding, love the color, love the walls.
Would you look at the Marvic fabric she used for this bedding? An outstanding fabric choice. I just found it for my sister-in-law who is re-doing her family room... she had a photo of a Dan Carithers room with this fabric in browns and couldn't find it anywhere... very handsome. I had a sample all along! And here it is on the bed with lime green and yellow... timeless. Again, love the walls.
More lime green... and look at that urn... I'm sure she painted it! Stunning!
Gorgeous green bedroom
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Enter yellow. Let's just say Mary Douglas Drysdale has been known to use bright beautiful yellow... dazzling.
More bowling pins... (or maybe the same ones relocated for the photo shoot?)
Enter orange... See the chair arms? That tangerine color?
More lime green... I just love these citrus colors! Lemon yellow walls, lime green chairs and a tangerine pillow! Here are the finials she paints... I would so buy a pair if I could!
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The moulding over the doors is amazing... her use of architectural elements illustrated nicely... and I love the cow and the plates.
Enter pink. I mean, are you dying? I love orange and pink together! And there's the secretary again.
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I remember a magazine (I think Southern Accents) featuring Mary Douglas Drysdale and a lovely home she designed for the holidays... She hand-painted these fantastic ornaments... I was so in love with them! Think Matisse... the colors were outstanding. Well, you can imagine... they weren't red and green! Oh, I wish I could find that magazine. This is the only image I can find online... and you can't see how wonderful the ornaments are... there were close-ups in the magazine. I believe she did all the ornaments on the tree. Charming gift packages under the tree... and if I remember correctly, this home had a wonderful blue kitchen.Totally wish I could buy those hand-painted ornaments. I'm not a DIY kind of gal... although if a class existed on how to make these ornaments, I'd take it!
Seriously, I've got big ideas for Mary Douglas Drysdale. She could totally do the whole Mackenzie-Childs thing... I can envision perfectly the Mary Douglas Drysdale catalog offering painted bowling pins, finials, ornaments, bowls and platters, and other assorted objects... so fabulous! Plus her furniture designs including that amazing secretary! This could be the cover...
An exquisite fabric... and MMD was using sunburst mirrors long before they became so trendy... Such style!
Take a look at this kitchen... and the stools... and the floors...
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More finials! And aren't those blue stools charming? I mean, the woman doesn't miss a beat. From the floor to the ceiling, the colors, the design, and each carefully chosen piece perfectly placed, Mary Douglas Drysdale is unmatched... a designer extraordinaire!
Take a look at the current May-June Veranda issue featuring a stunning renovation, Mary Douglas Drysdale style. The legendary Marwood Estate on the outskirts of Washington D.C. displays beautifully her classic, elegant, and balanced look, starring neutral with flashes of color.
Also included in the issue are the designer's favorite elements for creating sophisticated and comfortable interiors... a real treat.
One fabulously talented artist... strong and balanced, classic and elegant, interesting and smart. Beautiful. Mary Douglas Drysdale.
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