Mary Gilbert became interested in design at the age of 4, when her parents changed her bedroom wallpaper without her permission.

She has since decorated four apartments and seven houses for herself. After consulting on countless other venues for family and friends, turning professional became—happily—inevitable.

She worked for 7 years at Closson’s, the Midwest’s premier furniture store, first as Design Studio Manager and then as Bridal Consultant. Closson’s was where she learned to pronounce “Brunschwig & Fils” and “trompe l’oeil.” Therefore, you don’t have to.

Mary attended DePauw University for 2 years, then transferred to Ohio University to study art history, where she earned a BFA. She is passionate about architecture—specifically Frank Lloyd Wright—and is an incorrigible Francophile.