Lauren McGrath '07 and Suzanne McGrath P'07 - Co-founders of NYC interior design firm McGrath II

With backgrounds in television, journalism, and fashion, Suzanne and Lauren will be discussing how they built their decorating business using social media, blogging and a best-selling first book to create the foundation for a design company that caters to a millennial clientele looking to create uniquely personal homes and private spaces.

Friday, May 4, 2018
Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall, Bowdoin College

3:00pm — Coffee, pastries, and conversation
3:15pm — Program begins
4:15pm — Q&A
4:30pm — Program ends

About Our Speakers

Bowdoin Coffee Break with Lauren McGrath

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.

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 BeautifulTraditional Home, Domino, Lonny, and Better Homes & GardensGood Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces To Carry You Through a Lifetime (Abrams, May 2012) is their first book.


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