Mary McDonald

Mary lets us in on her neurotic side and admits she wants Martyn to run her life.

on Jun 14, 20110

Well I am glad last week's episode is over since I got so many emails about having the nerve to turn down a 50k job! Phew. NOW we can all focus on Joe Francis and his need for perfection.

I adore Martyn and want him to come over to my house and tell my housekeeper what to do. I think Martyn should come run my life. I love his "Handle it" attitude. I must admit as much as I want to finagle my way down to Joe Francis' house, I am a tad scared of him or maybe I am just scared I would end up with a too many margaritas and a "Girls Gone Wild" video. I wonder if that is just what happens to you when you get down there, kind of like the Bermuda triangle?

As for Ross and Jeffrey, our in-house models, they make a major improvement to their gym, and I could not be happier to see that they are in such rocking shape! Bravo men.

We also get to see Kathryn help Shannon and Dean pull it together over there in the Palisades. I have been friends with the Factors since I was 14, and it is funny to think of us all grown up and old. I was there the night Shannon met Dean, so it was fun to watch. Beautiful home they have. Kathryn does a great job and had nice stuff to work with!

We all love watching Nathan and hope we get to see his great cooking and entertaining skills in some future episodes. He is fortunately my accidental chef when he comes over.

As for myself we all get to see my neurotic and controlling side side-by-side when I talk to my book agent Jill Cohen, as well as during my portrait with Konstantin Kakanias. Is Konstantin gorgeous or what? He is one of my most fabulous friends, oozing with talent, so I was happy to see he captured my zanier side in my portrait.

Stay tuned for next week!

13 comments
Susie Q.
Susie Q.

Love you and everyone else on the show!!!!!!!!!! U r all so talented and seem to respect one another w/o bickering! Love it that you all do not fight or backstab! Your portrait was AWESOME - K seems very talented ( I loved the "creepy/scary" kid drawing! Cant wait for next episode:)

Elayna
Elayna

Gorgeous, brilliant, fun and talented. Love the show, love you in it!

Miss_Birkin
Miss_Birkin

I loved the whimsical Konstantin portrait but agree with Nathan, the eyes and and nose looked a little pinched, you are sooo not like that! xo

Cindy from San Diego
Cindy from San Diego

Watched you on WWHL and I adore you! You are funny and charming. Don't listen to the haters!!!! I fell in love when you said about LuAnn, "that's why everybody hates her."

Texas Mom
Texas Mom

Who are you to say no one likes LuAnn, that statement was ridiculous and out of line.

TisforTrent
TisforTrent

I love you Mary!!!! You ARE GORGEOUS!

miamimama
miamimama

Why was Kathryn chosen to help Shannon and Dean? Why did they not ask you to do their house if you are such close friends?

B Norvell
B Norvell

Love the caricature that Konstantine did of you. That part of the episode made me go get your book and really look at the picture of you in all your glory. I love you and the show sooooo much. Thanks for participating in such a great show!

Viewer allyb
Viewer allyb

I tried to post on the message boards, I want to tell you I LOVE this show! You are all hilarious, and I have file folders filled with clippings of your work! I modeled my family room after one of Mary's projects maybe 10 years ago. I think you are all really great people, love your personalities, can tell that you are all really good human beings. Ignore the negative comments from the message boards. I can't wait for Tuesday nights, my youngest (13) watches it with me too! Everyone who truly loves good design and inspiration loves your show. I know the ladies at the Roundtable do, and all their readers too. Do not change a thing! Your show is a riot, and it's my crack!!!! I re-watch and save all your episodes, gleaning any idea or inspiration I can. I am dying to know if Kathryn got the Factor beach house and can't wait to see it. Keep up the great work, you are all beautiful and so are your designs! xoxo--allyb

silkgeisha
silkgeisha

Mary, I hope you didn't pay for the drawing - it was so bad!

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

FABULOUS and completely ENTERTAINING!!! Last night's episode opened up a bigger window to your life, and it was fantastic to watch you and Konstantine in action. You look gorgeous in every scene, you have both phenomenal personal style and decorating style. Konstantine is all you say he is, and more, he was a burst of jet-set energy and created a fun character painting of you for your book. I will look forward to buying it. GREAT SHOW!