Mary Jane McCarty collects things — from fabric to art to family heirlooms — with a story. But the designer's greatest tale is how she transformed a dark house into a new beginning.
"How I found it" and "What I did to it" make up the key plot elements in most renovation tales. But at Mary Jane McCarty's cottage in Yardley, Pennsylvania, the subplots are just as important. "I like things that tell a story," says McCarty, a designer who transforms old textiles into new pillows and lampshades. "Pretty much everything here," she says, gesturing to the rooms of her 1906 home, "is a family heirloom or a vintage find." Read the rest of the article on Mary Jane McCarty's decor HERE