Cast Blog: #MDD

Dropping Jeffrey's Type-A Personality

An 'I Love Mary' Episode

Mary McDonald on Jewels

A Bravo Special in the Making

Jeffrey Looks Back on Season Two

Martyn Wraps Up the Season

Martyn on the Perfect Pub

Lindsay Lohan is a Dream Client

2013: The Year of JAM's Collaborations

Lindsay Lohan on 'Million Dollar Decorators'

Outfits Make the Episode

Exuding the Elegance of the Era

Publication vs. Posterity

This Old (Huge Mansion) House

Single and Awkwardly Embracing It

Stacey Dash Is Fabulous

Grey Days

Martyn and Stacey Dash Get Creative

Mary, Monika, and No Sense of Humor

The Joy of Collaboration

Pillow Fights and Granny Chairs For Ross

Martyn and Michael

Martyn's Not My Frenemy

Jeffrey Alan Marks: Master Chef

Kathryn Does Dallas

Martyn, Mary, and India Inspiration

Speaking Kathryn's Language

On an Eye Roll

As the Botox Brow Strains

Kathryn Swears (and She's Sorry)

Chewbacca Versus Monty

Tamara Mellon's Sex Pit

JAM's Favorite Projects

Only Good Clients

Just Say No

In a Blink

Live, Love, and Decorate

The End of the Road

Making Frankenstein

A Little R&R

North South Carolina

Dropping Jeffrey's Type-A Personality

Jeffrey is glad he relinquished control of Amber Valetta's room to Ross.

This weeks episode was a bit of a change from what you are used to seeing from me on Million Dollar Decorators. I dropped my Type-A personality and let Ross take all control of Amber's house.

It's not easy to let go of creative control but in this case it worked out really well. The room turned out beautifully. Amber loves her bedroom and Chip does too. It was a little scary there for a moment but what you didn't see was later Chip laying on the daybed looking up at that great ceiling painted by Kelly Porter and finding things in the abstract shapes. When he realized how playful the room was he was sold.

Their bedroom is a space that they really get to interact with and that makes a successful design. Also because they pushed the envelope they got a space that is more memorable and certainly unique, which I think is important in design. I like the design and as I said in the trailer to this episode, "Ross has found his voice and it’s louder than ever." It will be interesting to see what he does next. I'm just happy he is not so obsessed with beige anymore.

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving. I wish you all the happiest week. I hope that you spend the time with loved ones and have a relaxing week. If you are traveling I hope you stay safe and avoid dreaded Turkey Day delays.

This week I'm focused on the deep gratitude I feel for my family, my friends, my wonderful clients and the crazy life that I am so blessed to lead. Mostly I am grateful for Chessie, Coal, and Ross, and that our little family has made it through another crazy year. It's nice to know as the year draws to an end that we get to take some time off and enjoy each other's company. We are very lucky to have each other.

We have so many exciting things on the horizon we can't wait to share with you all. Keep watching. . .there is a BIG surprise in store!

Mary McDonald on Jewels

Mary knows that the focus of this episode was her extensive jewelry collection.

This episode was clearly hinging upon my fabulous jewelry. . .obviously. . .

I know, I know I keep it all in those plastic trays? Wel. . .for now yes. I honestly have so much it needs to be color-coded and then put in drawers. This house doesn't really have room for all of my glamor. But BTW how can Lavin never had heard of Live Aid, even if he wasn't alive?

I need to overshadow my cast with this riveting episode about my personal jewels and stay silent regarding their stories -- except for Ross and Jeffrey who actually were made for Nantucket. Good job boys. See you both there this summer that's for sure.

X M

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