Cast Blog: #MDD

Speaking Kathryn's Language

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

On an Eye Roll

Dropping Jeffrey's Type-A Personality

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

Speaking Kathryn's Language

Kathryn shares her dramas on the install and her thoughts on Mary and Martyn's conflict.

I actually can cook! So my morning didn't start off so great and my eggs a la Aga turned into a Benihana extravaganza. The boys will have to look after Jacqueline while I go to Ojai to install the Wallace Neff house I am working on.

During this episode, I shop for antiques at the amazing shops Los Angeles has to offer -- one of my favorites being Galerie Half. Cameron and Cliff have a great eye and understand and appreciate the sophistication of furniture of a "Certain Age." My client not being in the states while all this work was going on leaves many of the details to her right hands. Carl Perkins and his business partner Jamie Styler have a concierge company -- Quo Vadis, (such a good name). Between them they manage properties for their foreign clients and as both are fellow Brits we speak the same language -- well almost.

Jacqueline somehow manages to break her ankle, which is fun for neither of us. She is bedridden for most of the series and becomes more and more demanding. But she is family, so I know the boys will look after her and make sure she is fed and watered.

The Ojai install doesn't run as smoothly as hoped. The master bedroom bed has issues, one of the trucks, with of course the key pieces arrives last instead of first. My clients arrival delay is a huge relief and giving me and my brother/project manager Robert and my right hand Jen time to fix a few things.

Enough of me. . .my fellow decorators are hard at it. Ross oversees the redesign of Amber Valletta's lovely house, which is actually not far from mine and which I in fact nearly bought many years ago. Jeffrey has other more important things to do! I'm looking forward to what Ross does to this space. I know that color is key and keeping Amber's husband happy is a number one priority.

Martyn and Mary prepare for their travels to India where they are together going to design a "holiday array" to sell on line. The drama is limited to Mary not being happy with her initial presentation and wanting to make sure her table top voice is heard.

It was a fun episode and if I may say so myself, I look rather chic and well put-together when shopping for rugs. . .

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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