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In Episode 6 of Million Dollar Decorators you cannot help but fall madly in love with the opening scenes, where my always generous playmate Kathryn Ireland gifts my favorite housekeeper in the world, the delicious Jacqueline, a pair of leather trousers. The delight in her slightly skew-wiff eyes is so wondrous you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Pure TV gold.
You also get to see a “perfect little Georgian house " that Kathryn is tweaking the design on, for her ex-beau, the dashing English gent James.
Oh Mary McDonald, how I adored your flabbergasted explanation of the "track" house you look at to decorate this week for the poor, unsuspecting, design-depraved client Drew. "The interior of the house is a bit of a Taco Bell meets .... Taco Bell!" is now my favorite line of all time. And the explanation of Manhattan Beach! OMG! “I've assessed the mountain and I ain't a climin'!” I love it, and I love you Mary!
Jeffrey Allan Marks seems to have thrown his budget out the window for the same fish bar that he seems to be designing in every episode. This week he has torn out all the floors on a whim. His client however is more concerned about the food than the floors and is determined to keep to his budget. . .Not a good sign!
I myself shop in London for One Kings Lane, the fabulous on line shopping site that sells exclusive designer products to the public at a fraction of the price. Susan Feldman, co-founder and business woman extraordinaire had asked me to curate a container sale from all my secret London sources to offer at a great price to her extensive clientele. I am honored and love the idea of it. And of course any excuse for me to shop, especially with someone else's dollars! You see us wheeling and dealing, twirling and whirling around all the best antique markets and fairs in London looking for bargains and objects of great decorative value to sell on to the OKL clients. Susan and I butt heads on what actually is a bargain, but eventually find some wonderful, well-priced, and very delicious objects and furniture to add to our sale that we are both happy with.
You obviously did a fabulous job shopping, because it looks like there are about 8 items left after only two hours!
LOVED THE EPISODE WHERE MARTYN INSTALLED WALL MURAL OF BUILDING IN RUINS FOR DAISY FUENTES---WHERE DO I FIND SOURCE FOR THESE ARCHETECTUAL TYPE INTERIOR WALL FOCALS?
I am sure that you have great contacts, but to get in touch with all the things that Warner Brother's Studios offer (the wood work, the door making, the iron work, the photo printing, the canvas stretching) you just need to work for them (on any level, even as an accountant, or the receptionist, etc) you don't need "special" contacts to get in there. I am sure that you have some excellent contacts, but that statement just took you down a notch on the totem pole. I have been to all the same furniture stores that you have visited and I am seeing nothing special in the purchasing part. The only thing that I find fascinating are the contacts that you have in the labor department, your contacts with wood working installment, stone cutting, and contractors on all levels.