Martyn Lawrence Bullard is an interior designer who needs very little introduction. He is renowned around the world as the “designer to the stars” and it’s a worthy epithet. Martyn is part of a small contingent of designers who have amassed an extensive celebrity following. A quick scan of his portfolio and you’ll discover the homes of the world's top tier celebrities, including Elton John, Tommy Hilfiger, Kylie Jenner and Cher.
In addition to being a designer, Martyn is also a TV personality and the author of two books. He is regularly named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 and he’s a LuxDeco 100 honouree. In this episode of The Tastemakers, we explore the celebrity aesthetic, his glamorous life in LA and what he has to say about some of his most famous clients.
- Martyn's glamorous (and elaborate) journey into the world of interior design at 02:00
- What he has to say about some of his famous celebrity clients at 15:25
- An exciting new commission from the world's most famous drag star at 24:44
- And his very fruity party piece at 52:41
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KYLIE JENNER’S HOME DESIGNED BY MARTYN
Continuing his longstanding design relationship and friendship with the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan, Martyn most recently made over the home of Kylie Jenner with an ebullient, perfectly feminine style befitting the youngest sister's meteoric rise.
TOMMY & DEE HILFIGER’S MIAMI HOME DESIGNED BY MARTYN
Of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger's home in Miami, Martyn explains, "I created something that was very kind of 1970s Studio 54 disco pad, because it's a vacation home and he wanted something that was super fun and somewhere to exhibit his collection of Pop Art."
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN’S HOME DESIGNED BY MARTYN
The home Martyn designed for the eldest Kardashian is full of iconic Mid-century furniture, casual silhouettes and easy breezy neutral colour palettes.
MARTYN'S OWN HOME
After spending his weekdays in L.A., Martyn escapes to his storied Palm Springs abode at the weekend. We can't blame him. With a rug that came from Andy Warhol's Factory, a bed that belonged to Sylvester Stallone and a terrace that was made for dancing it's perfect for some weekend unwinding.