I always love examples of good retail design and right now I’m crushing over ready-to-wear and accessories designer Monika Chiang’s new SoHo boutique. The 1,250-square-foot space was designed by “Million Dollar Decorator” Mary McDonald and I’m loving those kelly green chairs, textured walls and glamorous brass accents. Chiang has been receiving lots of buzz recently and if you’re not familiar with her work click here to check out her e-commerce site!
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Curious to know just what goes on behind the doors of some of the most venerable interior design firms in Hollywood? Soon you’ll be able to get a glimpse when a new television series called Million Dollar Decorators hits bravo. The show is currently in development and will star A-list designers Mary McDonald, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Nathan Turner, Kathryn Ireland, and the design duo of Jeffrey Alan Marks & Ross Cassidy. You’ll be able to follow the designers who will give a sneak peek into their lives and a taste of what it’s like to navigate the world of high-end design while working with demanding VIP clients to complete multi-million dollar design projects. I’m sure there will be plenty of design drama and expect to see a sprinkling of celebrity here and there as this roster of uber designers all have some of Hollywood top names as clients. Million Dollar Decorators will air sometime next year & I’ll keep you posted when I get the full deets!
Another high-design series set to hit television is a new HGTV show tentatively titled Designing Women which will chronicle the fast-paced design projects and glamorous lives of New York based interior designer Amy Lau, Toronto based Dee Dee Taylor Hannah and LA based Lori Dennis. From what I hear this show will delve a bit deeper into life at home and the social lives these three designing women.
I’m super psyched about these two shows and definitely plan to tune-in…will you be watching too? I’d love to hear your thoughts!