3:30 pm - 01/03/2013

Million Dollar Decorators' Kathryn: Lindsay Lohan is a Dream Client

Million Dollar Decorators' Kathryn discusses working with the megastar on her romantic Hollywood home.

A year ago, in fact last New Year’s eve, I went to my friend John Burnham’s house for a party he gave for Woody Allen. Being almost neighbors it was a party that I could even walk home from.

The next day I was going with Oscar, my eldest, to Cuba so a late night wasn’t an option. It was a star studded event, Nicole Kidman, James Spader, Diane Keaton and on and on. As I was sitting down to eat, a pretty blonde stylishly dressed with ostrich feathers (I think) falling from her cuffs, spoke to me only to tell me what a fan of she was of the the show and I was her favorite. Not realizing that she was addressing me I continued eating but was promptly scolding for not responding. How could anyone be my fan when the Hollywood A-list surrounded the table?

We talked and she introduced me to her lovely sister, at which point I overheard her say, "Wouldn't she be a fun mother to have?” Slighly insulted I turned to my freind Ursula Brooks beside me and asked who the lady was to my right. “Lindsay Lohan,” replied Ursula. “Oh that great little actress from The Parent Trap,” which actually I cried in! The freindship began.

Lindsay took the microphone from our host at midnight and insisted on getting us all to sing. I made it clear I could no more sing than skydive but of course I was hoiked onto the upper deck of the garden to help bring in the New Year. Phone numbers were swapped and promises of lunch at Ghelina on my return to LA.

A month went by and we were well into Season 2 when Lindsay called to ask me to come and see her new house in Beverly Hills. She was moving from Venice for lack of privacy and wanted a change. I arrived to find the most charming Gone With The Wind minature to be Lindsay’s new home. The boys were of course were intrigued to meet her, so I invited her over for a meeting and for us to talk ideas. She particularly liked my bedroom and my new collection “Summers In France.” The decor for her bedroom was easily decided upon.

For all one hears about Lindsay, and of course I am now tuned in, she has only been a pleasure to deal with. Quick and decisive (so far a dream client) and has that star quality of making everyone around her feel included. She’s crazy for Jaqueline, Now maybe that’s a good fit!!!

For the reveal and more on the episode, please tune in for this episode and the season’s finale to see the all that we get up to.

tadashee 3rd-Jan-2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
Does this show only take houses in lA or celebrities? I want to apply for m house to be on this show. It's almost finished being built.
holidayy 4th-Jan-2013 02:01 am (UTC)
You'd have to be a millionaire because this show is about the clients paying for the decor, Lindsay was an exception.

And just in case you are in fact a millionaire, they take houses anywhere in North America. You don't have to be a celebrity either just loaded :)
tadashee 4th-Jan-2013 02:14 am (UTC)
thanks! my parents have a decorator, but i think applying for a show would be fun! My house is in texas and its around $4 million, but texas property is a lot cheaper than LA so we get more bang for our buck so to speak. I am not sure if our house would be good enough for the show, but i think it would be fun to apply.
holidayy 4th-Jan-2013 02:36 am (UTC)
I mean if you have the cash, by all means go for it. You should watch the show beforehand imo though. The designers take great liberty with the budget.

Like I watched the last episode with Lindsay, the client (although obviously very rich) asked for strictly catalog items and the designer had a little bit more in his budget so he bought a $11,000 bench and I was just like -___- It didn't help that the bench was -to use ontd vernacular- extremely "basic"
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