Mary Drysdale Fills Kalorama Home With DC Art

I’ve always been a fan of Mary Douglas Drysdale, particularly because she’s always been a fan of unique pieces of art that she sources for her clients. This month’s Home & Design Magazine features one of those projects in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood, and most of the art happens to be local.

“I love that this really supports DC galleries, and DC contractors,” she wrote to me in an email. “The galleries represented are Hemphill, G Fine Art, and Cross MacKenzie, with most of the artists coming from DC.” I’m happy to pass on the love:

The painting above the mantel is by DC artist Julie Wolfe; the photographs in the corner are by Maryanne Pollack, and the walls were glazed by Baltimore decorative painter Tom Hickey.

The painting above the mantel is by DC artist Julie Wolfe; the photographs in the corner are by Sally Gall through G Fine Art on 14th Street, and the walls were glazed by Baltimore decorative painter Tom Hickey. Mary went farther afield for the teapots on the pedestals, which she found through the Schaller Gallery in Michigan. The black and white ceramics, above and below, are by Sam Scott from Washington state. Photo by John Cole.

 

Paintings by Maryanne Pollock.

The paintings are by DC artist Maryanne Pollock. Photo by John Cole.

 

A large photograph by Maxwell MacKenzie stretches over the living room's rear wall. Max is married to Rebecca Cross, whose Cross-MacKenzie art gallery is in Georgetown.

A large photograph by Maxwell MacKenzie stretches over the living room’s rear wall. Max is married to Rebecca Cross, whose Cross-MacKenzie art gallery is in Georgetown. Photo by Ron Blunt.

 

A painting by Capitol Hill resident Tati Kaupp highlights the dining room.

A painting by Capitol Hill resident Tati Kaupp highlights the dining room. Photo by John Cole.

 

And looking back into the living room, another barn photograph by Maxwell MacKenzie hangs by the entry.

And looking back into the living room, another barn photograph by Maxwell MacKenzie hangs by the entry. Photo by Ron Blunt.

As Mary told Home & Design editor Julie Sanders of the art and photography, “these are all Washington artists, so they create a bit of a Washington story.”  Add to that the fact that Mary was raised in the same neighborhood where her client now lives, and you’ve got a lot of hometown heroes.

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Sergent says:

    I completely agree, Jeanne!

  2. I have always loved how Mary creates her interiors to include art so prominently for clients. And her own art collection is quite something.

  3. Great post, Jen! I’m such a fan of Mary’s interior design work and her eye for art. It’s wonderful that this project highlights DC artists and galleries. I was first introduced to Maryanne Pollock and Maxwell MacKenzie’s work through Mary and have enjoyed following their work since. We have a lot of artistic talent here to celebrate in DC.