Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Martyn discusses his day and thanks all the people that made the show a success

on Jul 19, 2011

Mary, in her uber-stylish way, decides to mix interior design, antiques, and fashion together and creates a splendid striped room that incorporates all these elements to maximum effect. She does however encounter nerve-wrecking dramas when all the measurements are wrong and her faithful assistant is reduced to tears in an effort to correct the paint work and off-scale designs with only a few hours left to pull it off.

All comes out in wash however and both the tent and the antique show are a big stylish success. . .

That just leaves me, and what an episode this is for me. I have the unbelievable honor of having a day named after me. Yes, as mad as it sounds, the mayor of West Hollywood declares it my official “Martyn Lawrence Bullard” day. . .an amazing honor! But that's not all, I also am declared the International Interior Designer of the Year and have an enormous red carpet, celebrity-packed, award ceremony and gala to celebrate. My dear friends Sharon and Kelly Osbourne presented the award and over 700 people turned out to celebrate with me! I truly don't believe I will ever have another day quite like this one. It was a once in a lifetime experience and all caught on camera for you!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all my incredible clients and friends who have been a part of this amazing journey. From Sharon Osbourne, who allowed us to film the first the emergency decorating of her apartment, to Tamara Mellon who interrupted her crazy schedule designing fashions for the world to share her work with me also. Sir Elton John and David Furnish who have been amazing supporters and dear friends through out this journey. Cheryl Tiegs, who is not only my first client but has remained my Number 1 fan and closest of friends. Daisy Fuentes whose soul is as beautiful inside as she is outside. (And to David Eastman, the amazingly talented photographer who so kindly allowed me to use his Cuban image for Daisy's living room, I thank you so much). Paul McKenna for his spectacular hypnotic skills. . .I am still off chocolate, which has lead to my losing 35 pounds since working with him. The One Kings Lane girls who let me run wild with their credit cards in the London antique markets. (Happily, we had the most successful sale which sold out in less than 30 minutes of going live!) And of course we can't forget Joe Francis and all his loyal Mexican staff in Punta Mita who were a delight to work with, and I believe now he has a house that runs like clockwork and everyone is very happy.