I had such fun watching Mary, Martyn, and Kathryn sweat bullets getting their rooms pulled together for the Greystone opening! It takes a tremendous amount of effort to put together a fictional room for a showcase house, only to have it dismantled only days later. I prefer to design rooms for posterity rather than publication.
My fellow decorators got really competitive vying for the cover, that ironically, none of them got. Their antics and commentary are hysterically funny. They all created rooms worthy of publication and they put their backs into it. You have to admire their level of commitment to the project.
So, @jeffeyalanmarks, with the little coverage you've received this year :*(,
did you or @mrross piss off the producers, or are you getting your own show :*)?
I think its so presumptuous to try and tell someone why they didn't want to do a particular job! Do you actually have any idea why these guys are designers and what motivates them to design? Unless you are actually Jeff and Ross I don't think you could know, and should even assume to. Its like saying because someone is a chef they should be interested in every cuisine! Jeff has a distinct style and a cutting edge approach that really is amazing. I think they are the best people to decide where their time and energy goes! If that comes off as snobby then I think that opinion is really based on an uneducated judgement!! If anything I applaud the fact that they are not desperate and after any opportunity to exploit themselves. Obviously pride in their work takes priority, which is a sign of integrity!! Love you guys!! xxx
I think it is interesting how much some of the designers seem to bash each other. Saying they couldn't live in each others' houses, or having no comprehension of why others wouldn't do a show house. I think out of all the designers' style yours is my favorite. It is very relaxed and southern Californian, and very artistically pleasing on the eye. I loved the La Jolla house! It had a beautiful and intelligent use of color. I especially loved the living room and the little girls' room. I feel that when you have such devoted clients and make such beautiful, lasting homes you don't need to do a show house.
Livi-lu you do show houses to get more exposure to get more clients. So its all part of the same thing. Personally I think he didnt do it because the best room had gone to somebody else :/
Livi-lu loved the l jolla house interiors by JAM, but the exterior elevations look like a big track home!
I love what you said about Martin! It was so funny! "Martin seems to be suggesting that he invented paisley. Am I wrong?" He did seem to claim that! Cheers!
Did I detect some digs at Martyn this episode? Rivalry perhaps? And I dont know how one of the most prestigious homes in America and a top mag spread could possibly be beneath you. I mean, you do beach restaurants. My guess is that you didnt get the main bedroom suite Martyn got and sulked about it....hence the digs. Sorry if Im wrong but with Ross on hand Im sure you couldve found time. Speaking of Ross can I just say that the hot pink room/s he did for that model were absolutely awful. I mean, were you all just being kind or what? Nobody could live in those overbearing rooms and the ceiling design too just pushed it over the cliff edge and crashing into the stormy ocean! sorry but I had to say it. Bet its been redone since because that manly butch hubbie did not look happy :S Other than that I love you on the show and you and Ross are like a walking Ralph Lauren advert!
calvin.right agreed, not doing design house was bad call on JAM's part. you could see it in his face when he walked into the event. they are a darling couple though.
calvin.right ross' hot pink room must have been a planned "water cooler moment" gone bad. ross needs more time to mature as a designer in his own right.
You and Ross are the sexiest couple! You truly are an exceptional designer. Happy Holidays!
I understand why you didn't do the showroom, but I really wish you would have done it. Like Jeff Lewis said, you're the best of the designers on the show.
SFViewer well, actually he said he relates to his taste the most. They are similar in many ways.
The way you came off was very snobbish as if something like this was below you. Just remember one day you are in and one day you are out.