Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Martyn is ecstatic that we got to meet his partner, Michael... and experience first-hand just why it's so difficult to live with a decorator.

on Dec 3, 2012

This week's episode is really the first time I let the cameras into my personal life. Michael Green, my partner for almost six years now, has remained fairly anonymous in my crazy public life, but for this week's episode he allows us to film at home and show the world just how difficult it really is living with a decorator (err.  . .that would be me!)

My home is not just my castle, (they say an Englishman's home is his castle, by the way) it's also my experiment pad: it's the place I try out my ideas and let my creative juices flow. Now to me this seems natural, however, for my partner, it makes him nervous; he doesn't like change and unfortunately, I am constantly in a state of change!

This time I have decided that the jewel colors of my living room are just too bright and I'm in need of a little quieter palette. I want to change the antiqued white walls to a warmer ivory, the drapes from ruby red to a rich, but subtle, looking beige and taupe fabric with a hint of black for dramatic contrast.

Of course I can never stop at just color, and have to change out the furnishings and accessories too, just to make the transformation complete. Poor Michael just doesn't have much say, and although it is my only wish to make sure he is happy and comfortable, I still can't help myself and my compulsive redecorating habits!