Watching Mission Dollar Decorators has highlighted two things: 1) supreme confidence is absolutely necessary in an interior designer. 2) Martyn, Kathryn & Mary are true rock stars. The other cast members offer me entertainment and add levity to the show, but the heavy lifting is clearly done by Mary, Kathryn and the ever-charming Martyn. I love them all and admire their design prowess each week.
In terms of aesthetic I fall clearly in "camp Mary". But Martyn has this magnetic pull and a seemingly effortless way of conjuring up his masterpieces. While some spaces are quite loud, he does exercise quiet luxe from time to time.
Do enjoy these photos from his site. And by all means... please tell me you're as hooked on this revealing show as I am. I'm certain I'm not alone in my appreciation of the show. It is refreshing to see (for once) what really goes on behind the scenes of installations, sourcing and planning. Granted we see only a small portion of the process, but some pressures and challenges are universal. It's nice, therefore, to see that even celebrity designers are not immune to pressure to perform.
I will say this about Martyn. he has absolute range. I think I know his brash style (think Sharon Osbourne's LA apartment) and then he wows me with a sinfully seductive room like that for Daisy Fuentes. He is versatile and has a wide range of experience to pull from.
Looking very forward to next week's episode. In the meantime, browse his lovely portfolio to see more of his work.