Marketplace: MC Interiors focuses on ‘livability’
Mary Conaty Dolley begins every working relationship with a client with a questionnaire.
Dolley has more than 25 years of experience as an interior designer and strongly feels that her own ideas, creativity and tastes are irrelevant unless they’re fulfilling the needs of the client.
Because of the down real estate market, more people are buying new homes in Park City with money left over to afford interior design services, or they’re deciding to stay in the home longer instead of selling and want a remodel.
Either way, they’re calling Dolley’s MC Interiors, Inc. because they want help making a house a home.
"I focus on clientele lifestyle lifestyle enhancement," she explained. "It’s so rewarding to create a more comfortable space people will stay in longer."
If a family is new to Park City, she wants to understand what kind of art or artifacts they’ll be bringing with them to make the new space individual and "homey."
She works with those pieces to create a theme or design that is tasteful and appropriate to the locale.
She has experience in commercial work from hotels to riverboats and knows how to handle really big spaces, but her favorite part of a job is working with the people. She wants to help them create spaces that enhance their lifestyles.
That’s why she also seeks clients doing remodels. So many people have underutilized areas like patios or front rooms, she said. understanding how people live through the questionnaire she’s able to help people get maximum use from a home.
Working from a home office, Dolley partners with four other designers to order large volumes from wholesalers and provide the same discounts to clients as those offered by large firms.
But even though a home office is what works best in Park City, Dolley has been a corporate trainer for Homestead House Furnishings directing designers in 13 different stores. She’s also managed sales and marketing, accounting and customer relations teams for a build-to-suit residential construction company.
These experiences have given her the ability to work well in teams on new homes and major remodels that make her an invaluable part of the process, she said.
"I understand the construction process I don’t make mistakes. I do a lot of specifying," she said.
"It’s not just about the ‘look.’ It’s about, ‘Will that look work within the construction confines of the home?’" she explains on her website at mcinteriorsinc.com.
The site also goes into detail about her four specialty areas of sophisticated mountain, timeless Tuscan, soft contemporary and high-style formal.
She has already done four homes in Park City including at The Knoll, Park Meadows and Ranch Place. She has worked extensively in California and Colorado as well as New York City and in Nevada. Dolley is currently designing a villa on Lake Como in Italy.
Liz Hurley has hired MC Interiors and recommends Dolley’s services.
"She’s very professional and extremely talented at what she does," Hurley said.
She said Dolley did a great job bringing several different elements together and was very responsible, consistent with follow-through and timely in her work.
Mary Conaty Dolley
MC Interiors, Inc.
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