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 look, with an emphasis on using the very best materials to ensure comfort and longevity.
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 feel the same way about ten or fifteen years ago.
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 has appeared in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Domino, Lonny, and Better Homes & Gardens. Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces To Carry You Through a Lifetime (Abrams, May 2012) is their first book.