Jul 20, 2012

~ mdd inspiration

I've already told you about my obsession with Mary Douglas Drysdale... (here) SHE IS AMAZING, and one of my favorite designers without a doubt.
I recently spent a fair amount of time on her Facebook, stalking like no other, and shamelessly copying photos to my desktop. The inspiration I get from these images is embarrassing.

I am in awe of Mary's command of color. Here, she uses a beautiful baby blue and white, a stunning example of her use of soft colors... 


I'm in love with this custom stenciled armoire... Mary designed this painted piece and I've spotted it in several spaces ~ keep your eyes peeled for more...  

Here's that same gorgeous french blue piece in the kitchen... love it with the lime green tops of the bottles.

Apple green is a recurrent color in Mary's design work.


Mixed with blue, it's spectacular!



Another custom stenciled secretary...



She is the master of vignettes...



I adore her use of tangerines!





My favorite stenciled secretary in tangerine!


When it comes to using vibrant color, Mary is not a chicken and I LOVE it!
I'm certain this room was designed well before Tangerine Tango was named the color of the year. Ahead of her times is Mary Douglas Drysdale...

In complete contrast with her unbridled use of color, her spaces can also take on a stark look... and are equally stunning.


Check out this bathroom...

"Bathroom" sounds like Hee Haw and is not at all appropriate for this kind of intense fancy.


Another example of neutrals...

Sort of like dining in Heaven?


I really love this kitchen.

I want those plates behind the sink!


Her talents are not only for indoors...  Check out these stunning patio images...



A remarkable designer indeed. I wish she would publish a book! Hopefully it's on her to-do list.



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9 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Whoa!!!!!! This stopped me in my tracks...seriously GORGEOUS! I am bookmarking this and now going to go be a fellow stalker, her command of color is sensational and love how she used the checks (love them myself) That pale blue bedroom major swoon! All stunning....thanks for sharing Jan, this was a WINNER!

Things That Inspire said...

I agree - she is a master of vignettes, and her rooms read like paintings, with different tones and textures. It is great to be a facebook fan of hers - every so often a pretty picture pops up on the facebook feed.

I love that blue and cream bedroom - so soothing.

Have a great weekend-
Holly

sjr said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Thanks, just what I needed before trudging off to work on a gloomy Friday morning. Happy Weekend.

BRASWELL said...

She is Grand! + Thanks xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

lissyparkerltd said...

Beautiful post!I have always loved Mary's work. I have a blue and white problem–so you know I loved the bedroom and kitchen. The stair runner in Apple green is just the best. I need to use those stripes somewhere.

xo, Lissy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous spaces. Love that blue armoire.

Samantha said...

Beautiful rooms, I love the use of colour too. Have a lovely weekend.

5th and State said...

GORGEOUS!
i have never looked at so many of her projects in one sitting and am really impressed. i agree, i wish she would write a book
thanks jan
debra

Teryl said...

These rooms are a-mazing! You had me at that post! My first visit to your blog. I loved seeing that she decorates with buffalo plaid! I just posted on my blog today about buffalo plaid. If I would have known earlier I definitely would have shared some of her rooms from your blog! Thank you for sharing.