It's Official: These Décor Trends Are Out, Says a Million-Dollar Decorator


Courtesy of Mary McDonald

"One of the main things you have to remember when decorating is to keep the base of everything somewhat classic and infuse trends with just a moment—like a piece of furniture or a pair of lamps." This is the design philosophy of Mary McDonald, celebrity interior designer, best-selling author, and star of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators. While the L.A.-based designer's style is undeniably timeless, she knows the value in swapping one trend for the next in her designs—a trick that keeps her projects from ever looking dated. With a client roster that includes renowned celebrities and Forbes 400 families, McDonald is constantly scouring the globe for the next big things to add to high-end clients' homes.

While the designer believes in using trends with extreme caution, she also knows how one well-placed statement piece can make an entire room feel fresh—just like a pair of chandelier earrings against a classic little black dress. Who better to turn to for trend reports than the ones at the forefront of design? We chatted with McDonald about what's in and what's out for 2017—take note.

Out: Hollywood Regency