The Bravo show recently started playing in Italy on SKY Cable, channel 124 on Thursday nights.
I read about the show before it premiered in the States. Many wondered if a show with decorating budgets in the millions would appeal to the public during a recession.
I think they picked a great “cast.” Some of the decorators’ comments had me on the floor.
“Decorating is totally delicious.” I agree Mr. Bullard.
“Sometimes, I think my job is more important than the President of the United States.” “That goes without saying.” I can’t figure out if Jeffrey Alan Marks is just playing to the camera. (A friend who’s a set designer said he is. She adores him and said he’s very talented).
“I have clients all over the world and I don’t get out of bed for less than a million dollars.” Do your thing Ms. Ireland.
All reality shows have a villain, but this one (so far) doesn’t seem to have one. The designers all know each other. Some are closer than others, but it’s nice to see a lack of back stabbing in such a competitive field.
A few of the clients don’t come across as well. Like the one woman who said upon meeting Kathryn that she had a MBA and a law degree so how hard could interior design be? She quickly changed her mind after spending over $500,000 shopping in Europe only to realize she had no idea where to put anything.
Bullard client Joe Francis, the CEO of that wonderful contribution to society “Girls Gone Wild”, has a 13 million dollar estate in Mexico. The way he spoke to his household staff was out of control. Perhaps he forgot the cameras were rolling? Did he think was okay to use that tone because they’re Mexican? I had some L.A. flashbacks listening to him treat people like dirt. Like the Countess from RHONYC said, “Money can’t buy you class.”
What do you think of Million Dollar Decorators?