My little office at Jill Roberts Freeman, owner of Seaton clothing and Freeman cosmetics, is basically just that, an "add on" job. We added a room to my previously designed work of the entire home. I swear, I don't even think I knew that room was there before. Jill is one of my most fun clients because since she is in fashion and is not scared of much. I could say let's paint the outside of your house red, and her first reaction would be to think about it without fear. She gets it. She is creative with a vision and is totally open to any new idea outside the box -- without the usual client fears. I was kind of shocked she did not have a positive first reaction to the floor, actually, and in my head was thinking "Wait, this is NOT good" while playing it cool.
You never want to panic with a client because they panic and all sorts of craziness ensues. You've got to get through it knowing the end result of the big picture will balance the microscopic issue of this one element. When all is said and done if a client REALLY doesn't like the outcome you're in TROUBLE, so I was kind of hoping this would go as planned. I know how looking at pieces of a whole can derail the average client, but Jill is not that gal so I was really kind of freaking a little. Thank goodness she got it after I said trust me 10 times. I would have had to start from scratch -- and believe me that's when it gets hairy. It all worked out and I am looking forward to doing her beach house. Maybe with more horizontal striped curtains by the way. I kind of love them don't you?
Ok I have to run and get back to all the work piled on my desk from being away.
Stay tuned for next weeks hi-jinx.
you are the same woman that was on Beverly hills housewives, you are the writer that was at a dinner party at Kelsey Grammars house .
Mary... You're the most fabulous designer and oh so wonderful to watch work!! Thank God" for Million Dollar Decorators....I can't wait for each and every upcoming episode.....I can't wait to get your new book!!!!!!!!!
Glamour suits you well. Love your style, and most of all, your personal charm and joie de vivre. Your panache adds immeasurable sophistication to the show. LOVE it! and....always love your clothes, especially your necklaces.
i never thought i would like a decorating show but you all have changed my mind, i can't wait to see all of you doing your fabulous work each week and how you all get along with your clients.this is a great show.
I absolutely love your nail polish! I love the red one. I loved the gray one! Gorgeously saturated colors. Please do tell us the name and brand of some of them:)
I love watching you dal with your clients! You do know what they want! Your rooms are beautiful and anyone would be lucky to have you as their decorator. Thanks for entertaining me.
Mary I love love love the show you guys are great...I have a basement that i am redoing and want to add some pop to. What do I do? The room is very long. Wall are white and the sectional is light brown and very soft. one of the end table is a soft lime green color. What do I do with the floors ...it is in a basement and the room will get cold in winter. I love modren....HELP
I just took a break from work and snuck into the family room to watch the latest episode of MDD ~ one of my tamest guilty pleasures. Anyhow, I really love your sense of style.. and also knew that flooring was going to work - even if Jill was a bit freaked over it. Do you have a personal stylist or do you put your clothes together on your own? I have to admit to being envious of your wardrobe and how you accessorize. It is fun to watch how rooms are transformed on the show but I also enjoy seeing what you will wear next! The cast of MDD certainly are an entertaining bunch and I look forward to watching to see what Nathan has in store for us next week!
All my best, Denise
I love the show, the designers and you! The floor looked hideous - in a bare room. I knew you would accessorize and it would look amazing. The floor had to be bold to offset the simpler furniture in black and white.
See you next week!
This is a wonderful show, and I love the very glam rooms you design. I look forward to getting your book to see and learn more.
I haven't seen much of this show, but you are such a riot to me. Thanks for the laughs - I watch this show solely because of you. :)
- Lori Overbo Palm Springs, CA
Mary, saw you on WWHL with Andy...you were great! I am a fan of your work and I'm so glad they have you on Million Dollar Decorators. Loved that B/W picture you hung in Jill Roberts Freeman's office...was that Audrey Hepburn? Where can I get that picture????
THIS HAS TO BE THE WORSE DECORATORS EVER. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH POOR TASTE IN DECORATING A HOME, ESPECIALLY A MILLION DOLLAR HOME. I WOULD SEND THEM PACKING.
Mary, you are so captivating to watch. You have such a way with words and are so confident and direct without being rude. I need to learn how to be better at this. I loved how you told Kendra that she couldn't have a piano in her living room. You were so sure it would ruin the whole space. And the zig zag floor in the office....LOVED IT! You are so put together personally and professionally, I look up to you. Keep up the great work....can't wait to watch the next episode.