mary grew up on jefferson avenue in new orleans and lived for several years on jane street in new york. together, these two streets have informed her design sense to a great degree, and are the foundation of every project – combining traditional elements with modern, sleek touches to achieve interiors that are never boring and are always warm and inviting.
mary’s signature style involves the varied use of texture and materials that add an element of whimsy. unexpected touches and an eclectic mix of styles, textures, and finishes are what keep her design sense refreshed.
after earning her bachelors degree in art history at the university of georgia, mary moved to new york city where she worked in the finance department at martha stewart living omnimedia. in 2010, she applied and was accepted to the interior design program at parsons, the new school for design. during her studies, she interned with eric cohler design, studio riga, and lynde easterlin interior design.
upon graduation from parsons in 2012, mary was called back to her hometown of new orleans, la. to work for melissa rufty of mmr interiors. while there, she learned the real-life practices of an interior designer and honed her creative eye.
she started jefferson and jane in november 2013, and has clients both local and nationwide.