Cast Blog: #MDD

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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