Mary McDonald

Mary explains why she didn't take the job for Dru and discusses the bottom line.

on Jul 5, 20110

I miss seeing my favorite partner in crime on this episode, our darling Nathan, but he has a great episode coming. Frankly the mystery most definitely adds to the excitement.

I am definitely the lucky one in our non-TV lives that gets to have Nathan be my personal chef half the time, since he is such a great cook. He should have his own cooking show really. Maybe I could be on it as the food tester. I will have to pitch that.

I could not love watching Martyn and Kathryn both on our their own original soil really giving us all a Brit-tastic show more. Martyn with his scoop on all the best places to shop in London while the OKL gals kept tallying the numbers. I liked watching how Susan and Andrea gave a lot of the Million Dollar Decorator items the big NO once you added mark up and shipping. It is a clear take on what we have to always be thinking about as the bottom line for designers -- the money -- how much, where, and when. It is not really about putting pretty things here and there, but a lot of bottom line business. Thank goodness we are all Million Dollar Decorators! Winky wink.

I think Kathryn should reconsider her client as a date. What do you guys think? He's British (will understand all of Kathryn's naughty Britishness), he's wealthy, and has multiple homes. Kathryn what do you say? He needs a wife. . .no?

Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey. . .why must you always look so good? I love that Jeffrey always looks like he stepped out of a Ralph Lauren ad, even while demo goes on at the Hungry Cat. The Hungry Cat is located in one of our Hollywood hot spots here in L.A. right on PCH, and it is truly fab so stay tuned.

I myself cannot get over this potential client that called me to help her. I truly felt bad about having to turn her down but once I received the fruit in the ceramic house basket I knew that Taco Bell was her permanent level of taste. She deserves to have someone that will think her ideas are great, and that won't be me. Every pot has a lid, and I am not hers. But at least I set her free. See? I will not do just anything for the money.

Oh I have to go, my sugar daddy is at the door. LOL!

See you next week!

Mary

10 comments
Asif
Asif

Laurie - Stephanie and Amy, y'all get betetr and betetr. Just looking at the expressions that you captured in these pictures made me cry and adding the music sealed the deal! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I was not able to attend this wedding. Thanks for giving me a glimpse. Good work!Laurie

Beta
Beta

Agree with Trisha. You have fabulous style and taste - without manners... not so much. At any rate, I am a big fan of your decorating style; now all you need to learn is how to be funny for the show without being rude.

Trisha444
Trisha444

You're fun to watch! A suggestion about rejecting Dru; when she remarked that she "loved the windows" (etc), you could have said, "well, if I take this job those windows will be history...and say bye bye to that hotel lobby wood-meets-carpet look too." That way Dru would have had to reject your services or give it up to your style. The way you handled it was more edgey fun for the show, but you could have avoided embarrassing her.

patmoreno
patmoreno

You have a sarcatic humor. I like it.

gvol
gvol

Mary is so talented and a super gorgeous butt!

MNSees
MNSees

I don't find it amusing that you think that you're above it all. Just because you are at the top of your game you shouldn't look down your nose at people.

Crusty
Crusty

You are so much fun! It's because of you that I love this show!

miz
miz

You know I absolutely love you.... but sadly you should have tried the fruit!! I recieved one & the fruit was phenomenal!! ... I'm sure the vendor didn't appreciate it!! They are just a novelty.... but I guess you do need to be into health!! :) I do agree with you dumping the client ... she would have never listened!!

Suzanne Lynn
Suzanne Lynn

I wonder what Dru thinks after watching the show. Think she'll want to go to Taco Bell?

Dayana
Dayana

You are awesome! So funny to watch and I LOVE your design! You truly have a talent and it's a pleasure to see what you will design each week.