Robert Leleux (President) is the former editor of domino magazine, and the former managing editor of Lonny. His essays and articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of three books—The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, The Living End, and the forthcoming Southern Style Now™ .
MARY DOUGLAS DRYSDALE
The signature style of Mary Douglas Drysdale is consistently recognized as both original and timeless, seamlessly bridging tradition with modern. From farmhouse to townhouse she provides architectural and decorative solutions crafted for the individual but appropriate to the project type.
The projects she undertakes carefully reflect her education, abilities, and interests: interior planning, detailing and decoration. Though often referred to as an"American Design icon", Mary's personal style is relaxed and open; she is totally at home on a construction site, installing art or overseeing the decorative painting. Unpretentious and
comfortably casual with clients and contractors, her work is taut, thoughtfully developed, and memorable.
Her career and project work have consistently been honored by the design industry. Mary Douglas Drysdale's projects have garnered over 70 career covers both in the US and abroad. In 2018 she is a Style Spotter at High Point Market, In 2017 Drysdale was voted, by her peers, into the Interior Design Hall of Fame. She has won 5 NKBA 1st place awards in the area of kitchen and bath. She was voted a top 5 Design Influencer in an Industry wide poll in 2017. In 2016 Drysdale was awarded the First High Point Elevate award, named top Interior Designer, in the category of Traditional Design. Drysdale was named a worldwide, top 100 designer, in The Andrew Martin Competition of 2014. Drysdale was named 5 years running as one of House Beautiful's Top 100 and was selected in 2011 as one of the members of House Beautiful's Family Tree of American Design. In 2001 Drysdale was selected by Architecture and Interiors magazines as one of America's top 200 practicing architects and designers. Traditional Home magazine honored Mary's work with an award for "Innovation in the Traditional Style". This Old House magazine selected Drysdale in 2005 as one of the top 10 design professionals working on old homes in America. In 2009 she was nominated for the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Interior Design Award for achievement in the field of Interior Design.
Viewed in its totality, the consistent recognition of her project work is a clear reflection of her commitment to the quality and successful outcome of any project she undertakes and to the practice of interior design at a high level.