Have any of you been watching it??
OH. MY. GOODNESS.
I don't know if I love it or hate it. Maybe I love to hate it??
I can't stop watching it even though some of the decorators are reedonkulously annoying and seem to get all the air time.
I am floored by the outrageous amounts that people spend on pieces of furniture (I know, I know, it's Million Dollar Decorators, of course they are going to be spending insane amounts of money) BUT, my Chic on a Shoestring brain says, NO!! You could totally get that at HomeGoods for $89.99!!
Even if I was a millionaire, I wouldn't spend $25,000 on an end table. I just couldn't do it, I don't care who made it or how old it is, it just doesn't make sense to me. I'm not saying that it's not ok for people to do it because I think people should spend their money how they want to, I just couldn't do it. Just sayin'.
So, on to the cast...
|via Bravo, from left Mary McDonald, Jeffrey Alan Marks , Nathan Turner, Kathryn Ireland , and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard|
Mary McDonald is my favorite, I love her style, elegant and glamorous. She also has great fashion sense. She's a little bit of a "Miss Priss" but I think the show tries to make her appear worse than she really is. She is kind of funny and I like that she seems to tell it like it is.
Here is a bedroom from her portfolio, I think it's fabulous even though it's definitely not a look that everyone could pull off in their home. That's why she decorates for millionaires. ;)
Kathryn Ireland (not the swimsuit model) has a very eclectic and warm style. It's not really me but I can definitely appreciate it and she is great at it. She seems to not take herself too seriously (kind of a goofball!) and always have a drink in her hand. It could be the producers making it appear that she always has a drink in her hand?? Who really knows?! She couldn't be too goofy or drunk all the time because she is so successful.
This bedroom by Kathryn is just so cute!
Next is Nathan Turner. He owns a popular furniture boutique in LA. He seems like a nice guy and doesn't get nearly enough airtime on the show probably because he's a nice guy.
This is a beautiful table scape he did, I love the Ikat table cloth I'm also loving the pillows in the background.
He really said that. Yuck. Give me a break Jeffrey Alan Marks, you're killin' me.
So even though he takes himself way too seriously he is super talented which is why I can't turn it off. Look at these beautiful rooms!
Ok, it looks cool but I'd always worry that the boat hanging from the ceiling was going to come crashing down and kill me in my sleep.
I saved the worst for last. Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.
However incredibly talented he may be I can not get over his snobbish personality and super-annoying Thurston Howl III accent.
The first time I watched the show I almost fell out of my chair because of his ridiculous accent, I thought he was joking... like doing an exaggerated impersonation of someone else (like Thurston Howl III). But that's just really how he speaks! It's unbelievable.
I need to stop myself now because I was raised that if I didn't have anything nice to say I shouldn't say it. :) Watch the show and make your own opinions dear friends.
Here is a room from his portfolio...
As someone who loves decorating I enjoy the show, even though it drives me nuts 90% of the time. Have you watched it? What do you think??