Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Mary McDonald have taken their show on the road. With each having a collection to tout through their collaboration with Schumacher, they were in rare form. If you saw them on their hit reality show Million Dollar Decorators you saw the fast paced back and forth of their quick wits and natural tendencies to tease each other.
Martyn's wallpaper panels can be cut and hung in a myriad of ways. His passion for exoticism and love of travel informed his designs, with the Topkapi Palace and Taj Mahal being the major influences. One theme that ran thru many of the conversations of the day and which the two brought up as well, is that the past informs the future!
Remember the episode of MMD where Martyn and Mary went (and fought) in India for a One Kings Lane collaboration? They entertained us with so many funny stories from that trip!
One of Martyn's wallpaper designs looks as if the iznik tile was lifted right off the wall.
Mary on the other hand, wanted to marry chinosiere with geometric patterns for a layered, modern look. The line consists of the fabrics, appliqués, passementerie. Mary decorates many bedrooms. Her palettes and designs lend themselves to soft, tranquil, dare I say, feminine rooms. She's ladylike and bold! The flowery panels remind me of Gracie wallpaper.
The geometric, jute rugs are drool worthy. I would put them in a beach home in a second!
Martyn and Mary both agree that Schumacher was a great fit because of the company's history, sense of traditionalism, their prestige, and the ability to take an idea to the next level. I sure think it was a match made in design heaven!