Behind-the-Scenes with Stylemakers Suzanne and Lauren McGrath
The McGrath family has style. The mother-daughter design team of Suzanne and Lauren McGrath balances their time between decorating chic homes through their interior design company, authoring a book about essentials for every home, and writing their blog, good bones, great pieces, about interior design. The talented duo took time to tell us all about their favorite shops and the things they love. Read their responses below!
How would you describe your personal style? Feminine Eclectic. A very edited mix of vintage and retail, traditional and modern.
What inspires you most? Visiting the comfortable home of someone with great taste; the simple and the extravagant are equally inspiring to us.
Best/Favorite source for furniture? The Connecticut Antique dealers of Stamford, Connecticut.
If you could only shop in one store, what would it be? Moroni Gomma in Milan, Italy, or Privet House in Greenwich, Ct.
Favorite recent find: An original Billy Baldwin slipper chair.
Best way to spend $100: Crisp white paper lampshade.
Best way to spend $50: Blow dry.
Every home should have: A demilune table; it’s the perfect shape to break up the monotony of too many same shape pieces in a home.
Coffee or tea? Tea, preferably Magic Moment blend by TWG.
Life wouldn’t be as much fun without: Each other!
I’m happiest when: Collaborating on a project with a client who trusts us enough to spread our wings and be really creative.
Rule that should be broken: The dresser can live in the dining room.
I start my day with: Seven minutes of stretching.
I end my day with: Gratitude.
Hidden talent: Killer Italian Red Sauce taught by Grandma Lydia.
Favorite escape: Nantucket.
Any parting style advice or wisdom? Be nice. You get more with sugar than with vinegar.
Read more about Suzanne and Lauren McGrath in our September Stylemaker issue on sale 8/21!