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Introducing Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Frontgate (722320) by iSpy

After moving to Los Angeles, Bullard was cast in several roles, including a part as Eartha Kitt's boy toy in Ed Wood's final film, I Woke Up Early The Day I Died. One of the film's producers visited Bullard's home, and, impressed by its decor, invited Bullard to decorate his office. From there, Bullard was hired to decorate the office and home of Liz Heller, a Capitol Records executive, and was eventually asked to help create Heller's wedding to producer John Bard Manulis. As a guest at the event, he was seated next to Cheryl Tiegs, who became his first celebrity client. Together, Tiegs and Bullard transformed Tiegs' Bel Air home into a "Balinese-inspired pavilion," which was featured in publications worldwide, and appeared on the cover of more than a dozen magazines.[6] After his success with Cheryl Tiegs' house, Bullard began to build a celebrity clientele. His early clients included Rebecca Romijn and John Stamos, Christina Aguilera, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, Eva Mendes, Patti LaBelle, and Edward Norton.[2] Later, he decorated homes for Cher, Ellen Pompeo, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Aaron Sorkin, Kid Rock, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others. While best known for high-end residential design, Bullard has additionally worked on commercial properties, including the Colony Palms Hotel[10] and the Jimmy Choo boutiques in London and Osaka, Japan.[11] Bullard is currently designing several luxury resorts and restaraurants, including the Château Gütsch Hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland, and Red O Restaurant in Newport Beach, California.[10][11] In 2010, Bullard won the "Oscar of the Interior Design World," the Andrew Martin International Designer of the Year Award.[12] In 2011, Rizzolli published Bullard's book, Live, Love & Decorate, which reached its third reprint in its first 16 weeks of release, and topped the best-seller list in the interior design genre.[13][14] The book featured 16 of Bullard's projects, including Cher's "fantasy villa," and Tamara Mellon's $30 million Manhattan penthouse.[15] The book also included Bullard's home in the Whitley Heights neighbourhood of Los Angeles, which was previously owned by Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and William Faulkner.[16] HollywoodatHomebyMartynLawrenceBullard1.jpg Ellen Pompeo's home, from Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Live, Love & Decorate Photo by Tim Street-Porter Style[edit] Bullard's style has been described as "Hollywood glamour meets ethnic exotica,"[17] and "eclectic, luxurious, sophisticated, comfortable and fearless."[18] He has been noted for his "adventurous use of texture, colour and extreme attention to detail,"[19] and his "strong command of proportion and scale, a deft hand with color and pattern, and an exuberantly global sensibility.

Originally pressed by iSpy in the pressbook Famous Interior designers

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