Design Approach


LoveGivesWell: Syracuse Wedding VendorsFor Mary Schalk, no project is complete without her resolute attention to detail and commitment to the best possible outcome for her clients.

Since its 2000 inception, Mary Schalk Design has grown from a boutique studio to a brand that includes specialty services and products for residential and commercial clients.

Mary is a savvy designer with a global view of design. Merging classic with contemporary influences effortlessly, mixing high and low, new and existing, vintage and classic pieces are hallmarks of Mary’s style. This, along with careful consideration of comfort and livability ensures that her clients can truly enjoy their home!

A tastemaker with a passion for new inspiration and an eye for the unique, Mary approaches each project with fresh objectivity. And with an all-encompassing approach, she is able to execute each project with style and grace.

Mary is a designer influenced by a keen sense of color, a passion for new inspiration and attention to detail.  She stays current with industry trends but does not subscribe to a trendy approach in her work. Using furnishings and décor to define a space with a posh, sophisticated look allow her to bring breathability to even the smallest of spaces.

“ I want my clients to experience visual pleasure every time they enter a room – a sense that everything is there for a reason. Things don’t have to be perfect or a perfect match.  I’m not a fan of one dimensional, staged or stiff interiors that lack soul. A well placed quirky piece can often work harder than an expensive name brand piece.

 The individual elements that make up room should create character and a cohesiveness for a lasting design that only needs updating from time to time.”  Mary Schalk