I am sure we are all relieved Lavin wore his "installation" outfit, right? Pheeeeew is all I have to say. Hey, I kind of need an installation outfit myself, actually. After I run out and buy one, I am calling Martyn's hypnotist, immediately. I am sure there is loads to fix in my psyche. I just have not had the time to do it, and he seems like the fast track to enlightenment. I am texting Martyn right now for his number. I also kind of thought the hypnotist's front doors were kind of chic too, no? Ooh look, now I am French, no? Just say no at the end of your sentences and it sounds more European. That will be in my next book, "Tips For Only the Very Pretentious." No?
Which leads me to Jeffrey's presidential candidacy. I loved his install and well-appointed beach house sans the sink debacle, BUT I would die if I felt the pressure of the presidency on my shoulders. I think I am going to make an appointment for gorgeous Jeffrey at the hypnotist, and perhaps for Ross as well, since he is also gorgeous. They are too gorge to feel all this pressure, and I like my boys to be happy. We all need it. After all, there are more left-handed president's than not, and I am a lefty so the pressure is even more insurmountable for me (although I think my problem is safely an indulgence in potato chips). The country is much safer with me not running it, trust me. Jeffrey and Ross go throw your khakis and bucks on as I am coming to get you for our hypnotist appointment.
Now Kathryn and Nathan don't seem to need this right now, as Kathryn knows the great enjoyments in life are chocolate and wine -- to which I firmly agree and Nathan's install with a fortune worth's of antique tiles ended in triumph. They seem to not need hypnotism help this time around, but I am still planning a "Win a trip to Kathryn's French country house" contest open to the public so open to thoughts of what it could be? Kathryn has not confirmed this by the way, which makes it risky -- which is more fun.
I must run and get the boys for our hypnotist appointment.
See you next week.
Mary really I just think your taste is spot on to each task! Your desire for bazaar collections (turtles, really?) is mad and I am loving everything you are doing so far!
Mary, I LOve you. I know that is a bit much, in that we have never met and I am basing this on two episodes and a book and maybe some references in my blog but leo and sag are always good together and you crack me up. Honestly, I don't think, I have ever had a person on TV, a real person anyway, slay me like you do. and I wont even get started on the clothes and the shoes and the decor, though I did rewind the up the stairs shot and say to my daughter "I thought she was tiny?" who knew. I am sure it looked good in person.Love you!!!
well I must say I truly liked the show better this week Mary becasue of you...I might watch it now... thanks for bringing down the snubbing some...
Mary, that pterodactyl comment made me laugh out loud, I love your sense of humor. I was wondering if you would share the paint color/type in your office. It's beautiful. Thanks!
Mary love your style. You make me laugh and want to redo my entire home all at the same time. Great Fun! Love the show.
This is my new favorite show, I love your attitude & style. So glad to have a REAL decorating show that isn't on a $500.00 budget in 2 days! Don't get me wrong I loved those when I was broke and in an apartment, but this is a show for grown ups with real homes & it is inspiring and WONDERFUL!! Thank you all for signing up and letting us see!
Mary, you're fabulous, but you already know that. What I need to know is the paint color you used on the walls in Kendras guest house. It is just what my bedroom ordered.
You are perfectly devine! Hilarious writer! I think you could have another job if your full-time occupation didn't consume every day but somehow I feel you manage to balance (shop, work, friends/family) very well. I love the show! You are a gem!
You don't seem at all like Karen from Will and Grace. She was very funny and you are all business and rarely smile.
Meh - I get the impression that you think being rude and ill-mannered is justified by your "Talent." Guess again.
Great fun for all.The rougher the economy gets for "the little people" the more we need reminded that fantasy land where money is no object still exist.
As a complete amateur (and certainly one without a million dollar budget), I've been cutting out pictures of your designs from magazine spreads for years without recognizing that they were yours. I also really like the video clips of your office on the show. I am curious--did you use paint or ribbon for the black stripe up the chair rail on your stairway? Thanks! SM
as a designer of homes and MMac style Jewels, I love you. Thanks for keeping it clear. for 40 years the clients have gotten more privileged. If I get nonsense from the clients,I have them read YOUR blogs. Love your association with Schumacher. It is wonderful to be feel free, graphic and know that it is OK to be in style: Clothes, travel, homes can be wonderfully devloped as long as your feet, not your ass, are planted on the ground. That and "WHY DON'T YOU JUST LISTEN TO WHAT I AM TELLING YOU" My private primal scream to the Atlantic from the shores of BOSTON: Muah, Muah