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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators

As much as I try not to watch TV, I have recently become addicted to Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo. It focuses on the design careers of five incredibly talented interior decorators in Los Angeles, and it's so much fun to see their high profile clients and what you can do with a budget that includes $25,000 rugs!* 

*It also gives really great inspiration for those of our who are still too cheap to buy rugs...

Of the five designers, two really speak to my personal aesthetic: Mary McDonald and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard. Here is a great example of Mary McDonald's work, full of sophisticated prints in unusual yet elegant combinations. 

I love how she is able to pull in so many crazy patterns and somehow make it work! Martyn Lawrence-Bullard (boy that is a mouthful!) has a slightly home-ier feel with more warm colors and a laid-back yet expensive vibe. 

All five of the designers are so entertaining to watch, and there's even a quiz on Bravo's website to see which designer you are (click here.) I was Martyn long-british-last-name, which probably was because most of my answers involved chocolate! (He's such a chocoholic he had a hypnotist try and "cure" him during one episode!) Which designer(s) are you, and what does it say about your aesthetic? 

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