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Grey Days

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

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

Grey Days

Jeffrey reflects on the loads of grey in this episode and the La Jolla remodel.

Was I the only person who noticed that every room in this weeks episode was grey? I think not! Talk about trends: Mary’s grey Gracie wall paper, Martyn’s hall of mirrors and silver leaf everywhere. We have grey overload! I wish you could have seen the gift-wrapping room we designed for the La Jolla project, it was a riot of color.

I’m happy the little girls' bedroom made the show. All the pink was a breath of fresh air after all that grey. I used all of Kathryn Ireland's fabrics and her wallpaper, and it injected some joy into the house. I think the pops of pink in the living room and the colorful art in the dining room, as well as the turquoise chairs, help to enliven the scheme. I like a simple color palette, but you always need a jolt of color somewhere, or the room ends up being a monotone snooze. 

So much more happened on the install that I wish you could see: a house of that size is full of little treasures, but sadly the show is only an hour long and we had to see Stacey Dash’s silver leaf ceiling!

I could not believe that the rugs didn’t show up first for the installation. It's the first rule of an install, and on this one it didn’t work out as planned. You can see why it's my first rule: it throws the whole sequence off and makes for a stressful and unpleasant day. None the less, the rugs showed up and they turned out beautifully, and even the Granny chairs are pretty stylish in the room. The whole space is so polished and shiny, that little moment of old fashioned nostalgia makes the room feel like real people actually live in this huge house.

Most importantly the client loves the house so much that she spends much more time there than she intended. Her family use every inch of it and its filled with joy and laughter, so my work there is done! Although maybe I could add some silver leaf?

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