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An 'I Love Mary' Episode

Mary is happy you didn't see all of her embarassing remodeling antics, plus she reveals her age.

First of all I have to say there wasn't enough time in an hour episode to show accurately how embarrassing this all was to me in all it's true glory. Everyone would have really seen an I Love Lucy episode, but the hour was too short OR the producer and editors were particularly kind. . .not sure which one yet. You have NO idea how many boxes were in the backyard when I was left at the end of unearthing previous lives from boxes. Way more. It was funny for only a second.

For those of you just tuned in, I moved back to a house I have owned a dozen years but only lived in briefly for a point with my ex. I had separated from living with him for 18 years so the entire thing is completely traumatic and I am a bit shocked I even let myself or my personal life be seen on this level, to be honest.

The one thing I have to say about it all is at least I know how to laugh. It really was a comedy of errors and BTW WHAT WAS THAT '80s STEREO? Even I had no idea what that was or where it came from -- SWEAR! I mean I can hoard, but it has a high-end quality or at least a low end stylish one.

I am still laughing watching Nathan telling me to throw out the lampshade. . .I actually used it. . .SWEAR!

OK another thing. . .This was "my Mary is chubby in a few bad outfits period" (at least for someone small). I think that beige, weird outfit I thought was so chic must go tonight. I am cutting that weird wool stewardess skirt up -- NO -- more like a nun. Right now as we speak. . .snip snip snip.

For someone that prides themselves on style I have really got to stop walking around in muscle shirts and old jeans on shoot days. I was delusional like I was Giselle or something.

Is Konstantin not gorgeosity at its best though? I love him and every crazy piece he paints and thing he says. He is such a good friend.

And while on the gay topic how great is that that those two gorgeous guys Jeffrey and Ross found each other? They should be engaged. They are perfect together. I want to look like Ross though. What's sad is I am serious. You guys should see him in person. He is as pretty as a girl. . .and at least a dozen years younger than I.

Well I should stop complaining because this is not a makeover show, but I have to say people email me with weird, rude emails about my age like I am 70 and hiding it. They are meant to be snarky and rude so I kind of laugh -- but people I am 48. I turned 48 this past December so STOP ASKING!!!

On that note though I found Lindsay Lohan much more attractive in kind of a sweet but womanly way that I have never seen her before. Anyone else agree? Thank God she was all right in that accident. Where was that house BTW? I have to ask Kathryn. It seemed surprisingly grown up and elegant for what I expected. I am a pink girl so I kind of liked the pink bed number. I am kind of a come hither kind of bed person myself, but please don't.

I LOVE Martyn's pub period. I think he did a fantastic job. It was exactly what a stylish pub for now with a nod to the past should look like. I know Martyn loves his Mum and sister, and I thought it was really great that he showed this entirely personal side. I love all the red and the banquettes and think it was great. Bravo! But Martyn needs to tell us all about the spirits they encountered there. Seriously. I was going to meet him there after India because I am into that sort of thing, but it kind of fell apart. My mum died 20 years ago, so I have an in there.

I have to say for all of the long hours having a camera follow you around and all of the hours of embarrassing (and) glamorous footage they cought I think we all fared quite well.

Thank you fellow MDDs, the team at Rich Bye Productions, Rich Bye, One Kings Lane, Andy Cohen, and everyone at Bravo for giving this opportunity to show the world a slice of our lives and world!

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Martyn Wraps Up the Season

Martyn relfects on India, NYC penthouses, stars, pubs, mansions, and this season's delightful drama.

It doesn't seem possible that it’s our season finale already. . .These eight episodes have gone so fast, and even though many months were spent filming these decorative creations for your delight, it now seems like a nano-second, and even I am longing to see more. The many adventures we have had this season, from dramatic New York penthouses with vast marble tables swinging high above the streets (dangerously dangled and hoisted up by a wickedly expensive crane), to wild adventures in exotic and magnificent India, creating collections of orientalist inspired accessories and table top whilst being dazzled by the colors of drenched pink cities and tantalizingly spectacular scenery.

From creating a dream pad for a movie star in hues of soft purple and lilac, to a legendary dining room for a fashion mogul, lacquered in lipstick red with patent leather drapes, my decorating has swung the pendulum of eclectic styles, mixing the bold with the beautiful, the old with the new, and the high with the low. . .All to the delight (at least I hope) of my wonderful and loyal clientele, friends, and viewers.

Now with our finale, I get to complete an 18th-century English pub, set deep in the Kent countryside for my sister and her family. This highly personal decorative journey has had its ups and downs (with all the drama and tears) but ultimately, this 200 year-old building delivers. My only desire is to finish, as fast as possible, this restoration of a sleeping jewel so my sister can start a new business and life for her family. Last week's episode saw the beginnings of the journey and some ghostly interventions, but in this week's you will see how we overcome all the crazy obstructions. Finally, we revealed to the world a beautiful and warmly welcoming environment for the locals of Chislehurst and travelers alike to enjoy a British pint or a choice vintage of wine whilst surrounded in pub-style luxury that these days is becoming so rare to find.

Our season's final scenes close with the entire cast assembled to celebrate Mary's newly decorated home with toasts of delight and several surprises revealed, alluding to future excitement and the promise of more decorating dilemmas, delicious designs, and of course, sumptuous settings serving up mouthwatering moments of super Glam-Glam MLB style!

Thank you, everyone, for watching, participating, and enjoying Million Dollar Decorators. I hope to be back VERY soon to a screen near you, and believe me, I've got some tricks up my sleeve. . .

So in my immortal words, remember to live, love, and decorate!

Big kiss X, Martyn

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