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The McDonald & Benedict Collections comprises a unique collection of fine home furnishings and home decor. Our unique method of presentation encompasses a blend of eclectic and traditional home accents. Jim McDonald and Paul Benedict combine their special talents to create a gallery unlike any other.
Jim McDonald’s art and design background began in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute. Early in his career, he was aware of his instinct for color and an interest in furniture styling and design. He arrived in California in 1968 to begin a career in set design, which soon elevated to merchandising, and design of home furnishings and products for national companies. His talent for color is highly charged with a unique ability to visualize scale and texture.
The Jim McDonald Collection encompasses many of Jim’s high profile product designs contracted for the furniture industry. Jim McDonald partners with Paul Benedict to work in unison on many projects. Paul Benedict’s natural talent for re-creating botanicals has added the finishing touch to each of the projects. Paul’s keen sense of nature enables him to create stunningly realistic and artistic botanical works of art. Paul Benedict’s one-of-a-kind custom trees and botanicals feature exotic orchids of premiere quality. Each unique arrangement is handmade with rare talents of a true artist.
The showroom offers rich evidence of both of their talents, taste, and world travel. It displays hundreds of unique accessories and a collection of made-to-order upholstery. It is an environment that is suffused with intrigue and subtle sophistication, yet remains warm, inviting, and relaxed. The collection is continually augmented and replenished – new items from China, Thailand, India, and Europe have scheduled introductions. The showroom changes constantly with new unexpected treasures from world travels complemented by the ever-changing combination of foliage, botanicals, upholstery and unique accent case goods.
Our Projects have been completed in many cities including High Point, North Carolina, Dallas, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, Toronto, Canada, Nanjing, China, Guanzough, China, as well as specialty homes in the Desert Empire, who understand the language of our unique and friendly design. We welcome you to experience and enjoy our showroom of warmth and stylish presentations!
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