Now it’s all beginning to heat up and the decorating is getting stronger on our latest episode of Million Dollar Decorators!
I was lucky enough to help my beautiful friend, the Latin star and curvaceous bombshell Daisy Fuentes, make over several rooms in her stunning Hollywood hills home with a Cuban flavor as our theme. Daisy wanted to honor her roots and give some Latin spice to her decor. You saw me at Warner Brothers Studios creating a spectacular piece of wall art from mega-talent Michael Eastman's Cuban photograph, using a million dollar machine designed especially for movie back drops to blow it up into a mural. You see us shopping around town for pieces that create a sophisticated, yet highly comfortable interior that is totally customized to Daisy's taste and helps create a balance between her very modernist architectural home and her Latin roots. I was honored to work with her on this project and truly love her and our friendship that this interior makeover has sealed.
Kathryn Ireland continues her struggle with her over anxious client Shannon who it seems wants to micro-manage every detail of her job, not understanding that Kathryn is an accomplished, award-winning professional who knows what's she is doing, how to achieve a designer result, and, of course, sees the final vision in her head already.
Back at her home we get another delicious glimpse of the wondrous character that is Jacqueline, Kathryn's trusty housekeeper, cook, and muse! It's just TV gold watching Jacqueline rifle around in search of Kathryn’s diamond earbobs to complete her Inspector Clouseau ensemble.
We finally get to see the charming Nathan Turner do what he does best, creating a splendid event, this time in honor of his One Kings Lane Indian bazaar sale. His party is both sumptuous and chic. . .and looks like such fun -- made me sad I missed it!
Sadly, we see Mary only briefly in this episode, but she is as amazing and "kooky" as always, looking ravishingly exotic in her sari and being wildly funny with her dry wit and naughty laugh.
Meanwhile it appears all is not going well in paradise for Jeffrey and his assistant/boyfriend Ross as they are having a hard time agreeing on a lighting decision at the Hungry Cat restaurant, a job you might remember they started in the first episode. It seems to take rather a lot of vodka, loss of clothing, and a lukewarm bath for them to finally make up.
Well all I can say boys is I'm glad your following my lead to -- live, love, and hopefully decorate!
LOVE!!! the Man - Twitter T-Shirt!!!!! Where did your stylist get it??? A little slice of heaven!!!!!
I can't understand why everyone is choosing to be so critical...this show, your clients, and your clients' designs are not their place to judge. It is wonderful to watch you piece things together and the delightful manner in which you conduct yourself and your business. If I had the millions, I would be coming to you! Kudos on your success.
In reference to last weeks episode at Joe Francis' home in Mexico. I read once that in Buckingham palace and other stately homes the staff are provided with detailed pictures of just how each table top, cushions, curtains, mantle, etc. should be laid out so that when a maid dusts the objects go back to exactly where the designer wanted it to go. Each room has its own photo album in the room so there is no mistaking what is expected of the staff. Maybe the crew down in Mexico could use this idea. After all a picture language proof. I love this show. You all are so talented. I loved Sharon's apt. So cool, just like her.
I agree with the post from David Rodgers and Lorraine73. Martyn should have taken the shoes and handbags that were splashed with gold by Marilyn Minter BACK to Marilyn Minter to have her do a piece with them. Support the artist, once again. Lord knows there was enough in the budget.
I agree. Presenting a thin flat border less plane, and extending it inches from the wall's surface successfully implements a "weightless" image. Are we presenting photography? Art? In essence, what was executed is essentially glorified wallpaper. Either the previous author's example, directly photo-processing the image on to the wall's surface (a rich black & white), or utilizing a textural/artistic printing process on a more viable paper would have presented a more tactile and visually stimulating "work of art". What was presented is a disservice to the photographer, not to mention the client..though in this instance, probably not relative. That said, the brown chairs certainly look comfy!
Pasting the "photograph" on the wall was the wrong way to go. Want it to float? Have it pressed on a non bendable material (flat steel or fiberglass, 1/4" Masonite panel), or directly pressed face first on clear plexy. Place hanging fixtures/spacers 1' + inside the panel (depth 1") and presto,... you'll have a floating piece of presentable artwork. It also provides the client more viable options if/when they lose interest.
I love you, You are so sweet and talented, I am hooked on your show, thank you for sharing your work with us and I wish I could see your show every day!
You are almost too darling to be real, darling. What a sweet spirit you have. It's a pleasure to watch you rushing about, helping your clients settle into their homes. Your little chocolate vignette was probably the most delightful thing I've ever seen on television. Kudos to the real star of the show.
Martyn You are a joy to watch. I love this new show, and your style. Not sure how you stay so down-to-earth with all the craziness around you. Thank you for sharing some of your life with us. I am delighted to understand the process of interior design through your perspective. So many great ideas. I envy your very original creativity. Wish I had even 1/10th of your talent. Looking forward to the remaining shows.
I would like to know where Daisy Fuentes found the Havana image for her living room, I am from cuba and just LOVE that image, I would like to have a copy for my home. :)
I love your style and your zest for decorating! However, I would have died if i paid a decorator and a photocopy was put on the wall! Was Daisy not hoping for an actual paint job and chandelier????