At McGrath II we believe the home you live in has the power to shape the life you lead. Good design is about more than the arrangement of beautiful objects. It's about creating spaces with deeply personal meaning. At our core, we are storytellers, building a narrative that begins the minute you walk in the door and ends with a profound connection to the place you call home.

"Textiles bring life and energy to a room. We work hand in hand with our clients to find the colors and patterns that speak to them."

Drawing upon years of expertise in residential design, Suzanne and Lauren McGrath craft homes rich with classic interior details, seamlessly blending an appreciation for the past with a modern sensibility. They are known for their elegant, personal interiors which layer color, scale, pattern and history to achieve a feeling of being lived-in and curated over time.

McGrath II thrives in Lauren and Suzanne’s collaboration and benefits from their multidisciplinary backgrounds in design and editorial fashion. Their unique perspectives shape their well-honed creative process, a critical mix of Suzanne’s technical skill and experience alongside Lauren’s adaptive command of color, pattern, and detail. Together they craft inspired, evocative spaces that reflect the character of their clients as well as their lifestyles.

Their studio’s approach is comprehensive, considering architectural detailing and technical design alongside the interior decoration. Together they steward an array of the best craftsmen and artisans to realize their designs, tailoring a completely bespoke environment to embrace their client’s needs and sensibilities. Since establishing their studio in 2012, both partners remain intimately involved in every phase of the design process, guiding each decision with their informed perspective and sophisticated eye.

Suzanne graduated from Barnard College and studied interior design and decorative art history at Parsons School of Design before honing her skills at storied NYC design firms Cullman and Kravis and the office of Thierry Despont. A decade-long tenure as Style Editor and Television Producer for Martha Stewart Living Television solidified her reputation as a tastemaker with an eye for detail, earning her 5 Daytime Emmy Awards. Her extensive experience in the field has shaped McGrath II’s comprehensive approach and attention to technical design.

Lauren studied Art History at Bowdoin College and spent several years working at Teen Vogue magazine as a fashion news writer. She was the force behind the closely read design blog, “Good Bones, Great Pieces”, which became the basis for a book of the same name, published by Abrams in 2012. Her understanding of art and design history informs her discerning curatorial eye and intuitive ability to interpret the formal qualities which resonate with clients in their inspiration. In realizing their vision, she curates not just spaces but lasting art and furniture collections, threading homes with considered pieces and meaningful objects that sing together.

McGrath II’s work has appeared in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Luxe.

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