March 13, 2013

“word to the wise” wednesday: mary mcdonald

I already loved Mary McDonald … but now I love her even more.  In her interview on the Schumacher blog, she answered the question: “What is your best piece of advice for young designers?”  Mary said …

You’ll enjoy the entire interview, so be sure to click on over!  Wouldn’t it be fun to be best friends with Nathan and Mums??

P.S.  The nasty green carpet is gone!   I’ve learned to “never say never” … but carpet in a bathroom?  Eeeww.  Maybe Lisa and I should do our own reality video blog for the Traditional Home showhouse!  Nah, you probably have your own cranky twins thanks to Daylight Savings Time.  Write your congressman, will you?

P.P.S.  Visit Lisa’s blog for more “in progress” photos and her shout-out to a few of our vendors partners heroes, including Hampton Hardwood, Inc. (flooring), Mr. Handyman of Winston-Salem (everything handy), The Plumbing Service Co. (plumbing) and J.D. Stanley & Co. (upholstery).  We have called in the A+++ Team.  If you are anywhere in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/Triad area, put these folks on speed dial!     

Graphic via What’s New from Schumacher.  


  • pve
    Mar. 14, 2013
    I would love a "word to the wise" book or reality show. I am sure that you and Lisa are wise women along with Mary and other designers that just keep going, changing the world, one room or home at a time. pve
  • Kathleen DiPaolo
    Mar. 14, 2013
    Love this! Wish I was with you and Lisa!! Ya- I'm not into carpet in the bathroom. Yuck! Xo
  • Andrea Brooks
    Mar. 14, 2013
    Video with you and Lisa?? Yes Please!!!! Love Mums too!
  • Leslie
    Mar. 14, 2013
    Love that first image! Gorgeous accent pieces. (had to chuckle about the carpet in bathrooms.. I've raised a couple kids and so I can say from experience... BAD idea!) leslie
  • Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES)
    Mar. 14, 2013
    Traci- Just popped over to Lisa's blog and am so excited with the progress - the room looks different already! I can't wait to see it finished! Loretta
  • Hannah Dee
    Mar. 14, 2013
    Yes, I just popped over to Lisa's blog as well to see the progress and I'm excited to see what is clearly going to be a fab window treatment being templated. I cannot wait to see the rendering!
  • Amy Vermillion Interiors
    Mar. 15, 2013
    Oh Traci…I can't wait to see it!!!
  • Fashion-isha
    Mar. 17, 2013
    Wow I love those blue urns everywhere. Thanks again for another inspiring post! xo Sharon

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