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."
Guided by years of experience in residential design, founders Suzanne and Lauren McGrath are known for designing homes that are rich in classic interior details that reference the past while embracing the lifestyles of today. Suzanne is a graduate of Barnard College, and studied interior design and decorative art history at Parsons School of Design. Early in her career, she worked for storied NYC firms Cullman and Kravis, and later, the office of Thierry Despont. For a decade, she worked as a Style Editor and Television Producer for Martha Stewart Living Television. During her tenure, she was the recipient of 5 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Lauren majored in Art History at Bowdoin College and spent several years working at Teen Vogue magazine as a fashion news writer. Lauren’s editorial experience led her to spearhead the launch of a closely read design blog, Good Bones, Great Pieces, which became the basis for their book of the same name published by Abrams in 2012.
Since establishing their firm in 2010, Suzanne and Lauren are still hands on during every step of the design process with each partner bringing their unique perspective to every decision. McGrath II’s work has appeared in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Domino, Lonny, and Better Homes & Gardens.