Million Dollar Decorators
3 October 2011
I saw the preview, and I was very curious to watch the first episode of Million Dollar Decorators – curious to see the designs and maybe learn something new. I saw the first episode and I have to say, yes they are big-time designers because we are talking about $ 25,000 carpets, $ 100,000 budgets for 2 rooms and antique floorings from Italy – stuff that can make any interior designer really happy. Watching the show made me realize that some of them have the same rules as me. We prefer clients not to visit the site while work/decorating is on going. Clients are only welcome on the day of turn over. The result is always much better if clients trust their designers and let them do their own thing as long as there is a clear design direction. Most clients are not good at visualization. That a good budget can make a huge difference on the final outcome of the design.
Upon checking all their bios, I think it is only Martyn Lawrence Bulard who studied Interior Design. It’s not clear if the others really studied interior design (I can not find any google result). If most of them did not study interior design, it proves that creativity and good taste rule!
“Millions of dollars and out-sized egos are constantly on the line as Bravo gives viewers an unprecedented look into the exclusive and affluent world of high-end interior designers in Million Dollar Decorators. The network’s latest docu-series follows five of the most sought-after interior decorators as they navigate the high-pressured design industry for their wealthy, famous, and extremely demanding clients. From a $20 million estate in La Jolla to the Osbourne’s new Hollywood apartment, viewers will get an all-access pass inside some of the most stunning homes in the world.
The series will explore the work and personal lives of Los Angeles-based designers Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, and Nathan Turner. These tastemakers often exchange advice and horror stories, but are also forced to compete for the same top-tier clients and their endless budgets. Every decision and minute spent is crucial as the decorators rush to finish their projects on time and deliver the absolute perfection their clients expect." Bravo tv.com
What’s really nice about the show is that you can learn a thing or two about decorating, and yes the outcome of their projects were all beautiful (so far).
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