'Million Dollar Decorator's' Martyn Lawrence Bullard Talks the Show's Practical Design Tips, Season 2's 'Exotic Adventure' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
“The great thing about the show is that it shows high design,” he tells us after we asked him to give viewers tuning in for the first time an introduction to the series.
“Really on all the other design shows on other channels everything done a bit more like a home makeover show whereas our show is the real thing,” he continues. “I mean we really literally are spending one, two, three, four, five million dollars of our clients’ money to create these dream homes and the viewer gets to come with us on the journey from the conception to the shopping to the dramas, to meet the clients. You get a really cool sneak peek into the some of the biggest names’ homes, which is always fun.”
While Bullard and his fellow castmembers are well known in design circles, the show has given them a new level of celebrity. Bullard says he’s now frequently recognized in public. And, instead of his celebrity clients’ homes, Bullard’s home is featured in the current issue of Elle Decor.
“Not only is our show kind of the glitz, the glamour and the dollars, it’s also giving people some real information about how to design,” he points out. “And you’re taking tips. Maybe, you don’t want to spend $20,000 on a sofa, but it’s giving you tips on how to buy a sofa and dress it within your own budget, within your own home, which I think is a wonderful take away from this kind of show.”
For those of you who did watch Season 1, Bullard says there’s much to look forward to. “Last season, I spent a lot of time with [castmate] Kathryn Ireland, who’s a great friend of mine and this season it’s kind of changed up a little bit,” he reveals.
“This season, I’m really doing stuff with [castmate] Mary McDonald. In fact, we go to India together for a wild exotic adventure where we design products for One Kings Lane, which is an online shopping site," he reveals. "We design a holiday tabletop and great gift items. And all of that goes on sale live during our second or third show broadcast. So, it’s really a cool experience to go to another country, design kind of one-off fabulous things and actually have our viewers get to buy them straight away. It’s a whole new concept and it’s amazing to have the cameras catch it.”
Watch our full interview with Bullard above.
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