'Million Dollar Decorators' shop Kmart, Marshalls
How would the stars of Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" fare if they were plucked from high-priced antique shops and set loose inside budget-minded stores instead? Find out as we tag along with Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn M. Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Mary McDonald.
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"Hate that. Love that. This is cute. This is only half cute. Yes. No. Yes. Yes. No." This stream-of-consciousness narrative is the soundtrack to Million Dollar Decorator Mary McDonald roaming the aisles of Kmart. The Brentwood native is celebrated for rooms that marry Old Hollywood glamour, Old World classicism and a modern take on color, pattern and ethnic accents from around the world.
An adventurous shopper, she checks out the automotive department, looking for industrial pieces that might have a more decorative purpose, and wanders into the toy aisle, where she discovers Globemaster globes for $17.99. "They're perfect for kids' rooms," she says of the blue and pink globes, "and I kind of want one for myself." She also warms to $13.49 lava lamps. "I'm not a lava lamp person myself," she says. "But for a kid's room, it's such a cute nightlight."