Bright colors, bold patterns, and an array of global accents prevail in the alluring spaces created by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, “Travel is my biggest inspiration,” says the Los Angeles dynamo. “It takes my work in exciting and fresh directions.” Embraced by an A-list clientele, he has designed homes for Cher, Eva Mendes, Tommy Hilfiger, Ellen Pompeo, Kardashian-Jenner family, to name a few.
HIGHLIGHT: MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors. Martyn has been consistently named as one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest, featured permanently in Elle Decor’s A-List, and named one of the top 25 designers by The Hollywood Reporter.
Martyn’s impressive mastery of a broad range of styles, paired with his unrivaled attention to detail and commitment to quality has earned him significant international acclaim. His work has appeared in over 4,000 publications worldwide including Architectural Digest, ELLE Decor, House & Garden, W, Vogue, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
Beyond his exquisite residential portfolio, Martyn has also overseen the design of several premier hospitality properties around the world.
In addition to his design studio, Martyn has created an eponymous collection of indoor and outdoor fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, and home accessories available through his firm.
In the spring of 2017 Martyn opened his own atelier shop on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, and his most recent brand collaborations include his outdoor furniture collection with Harbour, his wallpaper line with Cole & Son, his lighting collections with Corbett Lighting, the launch of indoor and outdoor performance fabrics with textile giant Perennials, and a collection of home décor, home furnishings, and art with the leading home luxury multichannel retailer, Frontgate.
In his Spanish villa perched above in the Hollywood Hills, Bullard created his own Moroccan-meets-midcentury destination. The airy interior is a showcase for his signature “exotica,” with loads of Moroccan arches, marble floors, black-and-white tiles, sexy seating, warm leafy accents, cool brass, vintage photography, and Brit wit. An obvious theme is that of mixed patterns, carefully using scale and color to “complete, not combat”.
Modernly sophisticated but remaining kid friendly, this Tuscan styled villa is immersed in 20th century design. Neutral tones were used as a backdrop to showcase the client’s impressive midcentury furniture collection, Sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, as well as the unpredictable color pops found in the artwork and details of the home.
The 1925 Spanish Colonial hotel is fresh off an eight-year overhaul that rendered its interiors unrecognizable in a delightful way. As he does on most of his projects, Bullard paid close attention to the surroundings of the project and used Santa Barbara’s architectural influence as groundwork and as a powerful influence to this project, but he decided to mix this lovely inspiration with Moroccan and Moorish designs and Art Deco furnishings. The end result is opulent, elegant and stunning!
Source: martynlawrencebullard.com; architecturaldigest.com