Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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

on Jul 19, 20110

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.

12 comments
Ccschulz
Ccschulz

How can you possibly call yourself a designer and refer to Mies van de Rohe Barcelona chair as an Eames chair???

steno
steno

Absolutely loved the show!! Thank you for taking the time to participate and introducing us to your wonderful design talents. Love your voice and sense of humor too. Hope to see more of you in the future. Kay

Darlayne
Darlayne

Love the fact that MLB can really get it done. Enjoyed seeing so many examples of his fine finished work on MDD!

texas girl
texas girl

Martyn you are so talented and I see why your clients adore you .I have enjoyed watching you.

bittersweet4
bittersweet4

Martyn, Martyn, Martyn! What can I say except when the clips announcing this new show found me thinking "what a bunch of snooty snobs", but started watching & completely fell in love with all of the decorators. That has to be a first. I loved watching that you all seem to like each other & respect each others design talents, something that has been lacking on other reality shows. How utterly refreshing. Please Bravo bring this show back for another season!

Kevin A
Kevin A

A little humility goes a long way.

Joni Isaksen
Joni Isaksen

Martyn, Loved the show! Loved your creative talent and vision. I look forward to a Season 2. And most of all congratulations on your awards. Much deserved. You were a joy to watch. Blessings.

Pam Von Hartman :)
Pam Von Hartman :)

Now I am so sad. Have totally fallen for all of you, and can tell everyone has so there must be a season 2 ! What a joy Martin, after the work day, Tues so mundane, busy, then dinner, cleanup and then a feast for the eyes show like this for armchair decorator wannabees...what wonderful images and such nice people. Five (6 including Ross) Stars have been born, or elevated to Super Star status. Thank you thank you, PVH:)))

lasf1
lasf1

you were my favorite! please come back soon :)

OC Viewer
OC Viewer

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show and love all of you!!! I am going to be so sad that this season is over, but look so forward to the future episodes!!! I love how incredible your artistic vision is!!! LOVE IT!!! BIG FAN!!! xoxo

pkrgrl
pkrgrl

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

Emily in miami
Emily in miami

Martyn,

You are a true gentleman and a huge talent. You set the bar for all designers.

I have truly enjoyed seeing how you work, thanks for letting us in.

Emily