Pattern Play


{The Master Bedroom features a Soothing Color Palette in Soft Green Hues, an Antique Swedish Dresser, and Custom Club Chairs in a Chinoiserie Toile by Quadrille}

Mother-daughter duo, McGrath II is known for creating fresh, traditional interiors. One thing that I love about their work is the way in which Suzanne and Lauren infuse the spaces they design with interesting patterns and rich textures, resulting in a look that is layered and cozy. A Tribeca apartment they recently designed for a young family just appeared on Architectural Digest‘s website and gives us a glimpse into the talented duo’s signature look. The main design challenge was to transform the apartment from its original state as “a series of white boxes” into a home with character, architectural details, and furnishings suitable for a young, growing family.


{A Custom Settee Upholstered in a Tribal Ralph Lauren Fabric Defines an Area of the Large Living Space}


{The Custom Holland & Sherry Rug was the first piece McGrath II selected for the space and helps to make the long, narrow space seem larger.}


{I love the pale grey cabinetry and classic carrara marble countertops in the kitchen.}


{A guest bedroom features one of my very favorite patterns of all time as the wall covering- Quadrille’s Arbre de Matisse.}


{I love the color palette in this cheerful children’s room!}


{Photography by Read McKendree for Architectural Digest}

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  1. A beautiful project by a talented duo! I particularly love their use of pattern and color throughout. That custom settee looks gorgeous covered in one of my favorite fabrics – Ralph Lauren Galapagos, Lapis.

    1. Hi Liz,

      I’m assuming you meant to compliment the fact that perhaps both Lindsay and I could appreciate and want to support the work of fellow designers and bloggers, McGrath II. I highly doubt you’d waste your time leaving a catty, mean-spirited, and unfounded comment. As it happens, this project was just published on Architectural Digest last week and as such, it– like any other great project– it is likely to make the rounds on the blogs. The Pursuit of Style– as I am sure Lindsay would point out, did not create this project, take the photos, or write the original article. She and I both gave our own personal commentary on a project we both happen to admire.

      Thank you for your astute observation.

      Every Good Wish,

    1. On the Arch Digest post online which McGrathII links to from their own blog they said the nightstand is Chelsea Editions! McGrathII is one of my favorite interior designers. I follow them religiously!

  2. Would love to locate a throw of that same color. Redoing a living room in neutrals with a fuchsia figure painting by Laura Inslee as a pop of color, and I have been looking for a solid bright fuchsia throw. Beautiful use of color in the bedroom!