Cast Blog: #MDD

This Old (Huge Mansion) House

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

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

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

This Old (Huge Mansion) House

Kathryn describes the antics she, Martyn, and Mary went through to bring Greystone Mansion back to life and into the 21st century.

This is my favorite episode so far. Love all the interaction between Mary, Martyn, and myself. It's a shame that Jeffrey, Ross and my paddle-boarding adventure didn't make any episode but there's a snippet here at the Bravo site. It's important that everyone knows that we are all friends and fans of each other. It adds fun and amusement to our otherwise stressful lives.

Greystone Mansion is an iconic Beverly Hills home and was used in the movie There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day Lewis. It's as close as we get here in LA to the older, English-style aristocratic homes. I've done a Veranada Magazine show house here before, so I'm familiar with how difficult these show houses can be, not to mention the cost. Having paid my dues over the years, I like to do the smaller spaces that don't take too much time out of my overloaded life.

The small living space off Mary's vast hallway turned out to be very charming and quiet. I used fabrics from both my first and latest collections. My favorite antique stores lent me furniture. Thank you Lief, Galerie Halfe, Obsolete and Blackman Cruz -- and and of course Christopher Farr for the rug. The nursery kitchen, once the gunroom kitchen, was a challenge. We were not allowed to deface any of the cabinetry and hardly allowed to paint. Aga, the English oven company, lent me one of their gas stoves. Agas are the Rolls Royces of ovens. It was not easy getting into the house, and we had to break all rules and bring it up the front staircase. This room was as colorful as my sitting room was quiet. A place for Nanny and the kids to have midnight feasts and early morning cereals.

Martyn has endless drama with his delivery guys not showing up on time, and almost not finishing his room. He has the master bedroom, which is lavish in the typical MLB style. Mary, Martyn, and I manage to sneak in a lunch at Cecconi's during all this madness. It's my favorite restaurant and close to my West Hollywood showroom. Mary's hallway is a difficult one: great proportions, but it goes on forever. She does wonders with some ming and navy.

The opening gala is very Hollywood, lots of glamour and the entire cast, including Nathan. . .Really an hour doesn't do this episode justice. It could have been a full-length feature!!!

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.


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