Mary McDonald

Mary comments on her wardrobe, the stresses of the presidency, speaking French, and dinosaurs.

on Jun 7, 2011

Well now that our first episode is out of the way I think my crankier stricter side is showing through, which luckily never lasts long. The funny thing is between all the tough talk of mine, I am usually laughing about something and cracking a joke, which is exactly why no one is scared of me! Seriously, no one!

So we first see Nancy and I perusing the guesthouse's lower and upper floor. Someone needs to remind me to never where that dress again, btw. It gives me an enormous bottom. You may all email my office for that reminder. Yes I know I have thin arms, it's the bum we are talking about.

Anyhow, of course in my phone conversation with Kendra I end up with the usual client budget concern that seems to always rear it's ugly head. This was a first with Kendra though, as she really appreciates the very best. But I guess this was the caboose of the house for her. Hey, I completely get it that you wouldn't want to spend money on a place you are moving from -- EXCEPT if you want it to look good there is no way around it. I seem much more ferocious than I am really, but sometimes you have to put your foot down, possibly in a Louboutin or something so you feel better while doing it.

I am also a big proponent of using catalogues as filler for playrooms and similar spaces, but then whole point of designing these spaces is so that the house will be as complete in the back houses as it is in the main house, plus if that's what we are doing you don't need me. I have to be the boss here, which brings me to the case of hard working realtors, and their job is hard truly. Realtors want to show houses in a high-end, yet non-directional way, so as not to pigeonhole the house. I get it. That's not what I do. I make dramatic, directional, committed interiors. It is my signature. I am a more is more kind of gal -- that is why it's called more. I feel like I am spending the entire time trying to explain what I need to do to complete the job or get someone to do what I ask. I think we should call this the "Will someone please listen to Mary" episode. Or perhaps we shouldn't, because that would entail someone else signing the checks, which does not sound half bad actually. There is a thought.