McGrath II is an interior design firm combining the creative visions of Suzanne and Lauren McGrath. Their approach to residential design combines influences that are both traditional and modern; designing rooms that are thoughtfully curated and balanced. Spaces designed by McGrath II have an irresistibly fresh and inspired look, with an emphasis on using the very best materials to ensure comfort and longevity.
They work with clients to select an inventory of key pieces that are so flexible, they can be moved from room to room and home to home for a lifetime. For this dynamic duo, decorating is not about the quick fix, and it’s the opposite of chasing the latest trends. It’s about making great choices that allow for the most versatility and reflect good taste.
Both Suzanne and Lauren are committed to helping their clients choose furniture pieces and artwork for their homes that they love today, and that they know they’ll still feel the same way about ten or fifteen years from now.
The firm is enlisted in a variety of services from full-scale decoration of homes to gut renovations. They work with contractors and architects to ensure the highest quality results. As a small team of four, they are able to give clients the one-on-one attention necessary to create a unique, thoughtful, and personalized experience.
After graduating from Barnard College, Suzanne studied interior design and decorative art history at Parsons The New School for Design. She launched her career working for acclaimed design firms Cullman & Kravis and Thierry Despont, later transitioning as as style editor and producer of content for Martha Stewart Living. Lauren graduated from Bowdoin College, majoring in Art History. As Suzanne’s daughter, she enjoyed the benefit of experiencing many historic renovations in their Brooklyn neighborhood at a young age. Lauren worked for Teen Vogue magazine as a fashion news writer before joining forces with Suzanne in 2010 to co-found McGrath II.
McGrath II’s work appears in Domino, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Lonny, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Redbook and Good Housekeeping. Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces To Carry You Through a Lifetime (Abrams, May 2012) is their first book.