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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. Their practice is dedicated to creating authentic and evolved living spaces, believing that your home has the power to shape the life you lead. They see themselves as 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.

Since establishing their firm in 2010, Suzanne and Lauren are 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.

McGrath II
can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Floor plan layout
Stores and brands to consider
Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls etc.)
Paint/wall treatments and drapery/window treatments
Cabinetry and built-ins
Fixtures, finishes and trims
Construction and remodel ideas
Exterior design
Career advice for aspiring designers
Guidance / second opinion for professional designers

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1:1 Video Consultation

- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals

Lauren and/or Suzanne can't wait to connect with you over video and discuss your space. They can support and guide your design decisions and direction, and answer all of your questions!

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Duration55 minutes
Price$1,000
Consultation typePrivate

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, McGrath II can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you’ll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!
Client Experience
"I have been struggling with how to arrange furniture in my living and dining rooms in a way that makes the most of the space for my family, and Lauren and Suzanne were able to design a layout that will use my space much more effectively. In an hour, they gave me a new suggested layout and suggested sources for pieces that I could add to the rooms and new ways to use pieces I already have. I plan to slowly implement their design ideas but I feel like I now know where I’m headed. Very happy. "
Dinah C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Such a pleasure, Suzanne could not have been sweeter. Very thoughtful of the time and free with great ideas. Personable and approachable, and of course hands down has the best style. "
Antoniette L.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"All that I hoped for!! Thank you, Suzanne! "
Rachel O.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Suzanne was fantastic! Very approachable and warm. She gave me the confidence I needed to finalize my design plans on my home. "
Emily G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"I had a great consultation experience with Lauren. She was very nice talk to as she answered my questions about our entryway, family room and living room. I am very satisfied and cant wait to begin implementing her suggestions. "
Gail G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
Verified by The Expert
"This is my second meeting with McGrath2, and I couldn't be happier with how both meetings went. I have a complicated space in my home and Lauren and Suzanne both were helpful in how I can furnish the space. Based on their suggestions, we have been able to make some pretty big decisions. I highly recommend having photos uploaded prior to the meeting as it is easier to walk through photos than walking around with a laptop as I did for the first meeting. "
Shirin T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"OMG Suzanne is helping the inner decorating me that was trapped. She made it so easy. I am so excited!!!!! Thank you! "
Anita S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Suzanne is the epitome of thoughtful, direct, efficient and effective! She immediately fixed the layout of our downstairs which I could not figure out for months, sent me in a clear direction for the upholstery, furniture and rugs. I am so pleased and immensely grateful!"
Elizabeth M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Suzanne gave me distinct and very useful suggestions. Vendor ideas and design examples formed great information for my response and questions. It was time well spent! Ever grateful for this opportunity."
Phyllis D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Another outstanding consultation with Suzanne! Her innate ability to give advice on the entire range of design decisions is exceptional. I can’t wait to meet again. "
Boyden R.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Truly remarkable what can be provided in 55 minutes of time. I am grateful everything on my decor list was accomplished, plus some. I struggled with window treatments and a chair style/placement. I worked with Suzanne who is extremely kind and a wealth of knowledge. I am very happy with the end result and thankful for this service."
Amy C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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"Fabulous session with Suzanne McGrath today! Learned so much and she completely energized me to move ahead with my design project with confidence."
Diane D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Lauren + Suzanne McGrath, Principals
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McGrath II
New York, NY, USRich, colorful, classic design
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