Million Dollar Decorators Returns with a 3,000-Pound Dining Table, Black Patent Leather Drapes

Tonight Bravo kicks off a second season of Million Dollar Decorators, the wildly amusing docu-series that follows quiptastic interiors gurus Kathryn Ireland, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mary McDonald, and Jeffrey Alan Marks as they go about their appointed rounds (Nathan Turner, the fresh-faced kid brother of the bunch, has been pruned from the cast). The season opener follows the progress of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon’s Manhattan dining room to be. The space is Bullard’s “disco frenzy” wink at the red lacquer library that Albert Hadley designed for Brooke Astor, but it’s out with the chintz and in with black patent-leather drapes, a suite of Paul Evans chairs recovered in red leather, zebra-stripey chevrons, and a custom white marble dining table that, at 3,000 pounds, will need to be hoisted through the living room window. “Good grief!” says a wide-eyed Bullard, when his assistant relays the news. “I’ve never, in my entire career, had to use a crane before.” Will the $50,000 table make it safely into the penthouse? Can Bullard locate the man who has apparently absconded with $10,000 and Mellon’s future fireplace? Will McDonald’s mercurial client change her mind, again? Can Ireland and her Diana Vreeland-esque housekeeper find relaxation in wine country? Will a tipsy Ross Cassidy locate the ice cream he seeks? Tune in tonight to find out.

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