Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who knew?

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by celebrity designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Anyone familiar with the programme 'Million Dollar Decorators' will recognise Martyn, so I jumped at the chance to hear him chat about his work and his high-profile clients. He was delightful - warm, witty and funny, and his stories were very entertaining! Think tales of design consultations in Cher's ornate bed (once owned by Natasha Rambova, the lesbian wife of Rudolph Valentino), holidays with Elton John, and dinner with Sharon and Ozzie Osbourne. I was too enthralled to take a single photo, but here are a few I borrowed:

Here's the man of the hour

And look - Decoration and Design have shared a backstage video of Martyn after his seminar. 

I was familiar with many of Martyn's celebrity clients, but the big surprise was the home of Kid Rock. Who knew a hard-core rocker would choose a pretty plantation-style home like this?

photos courtesy Tim Street Porter via Martyn Lawrence Bullard

...and here's a pretty corner of Ellen Pompeo's home:

courtesy elle decor

If you'd like to see more of Martyn's work, his new book "Live, Love, Decorate' is chock-full of his trademark style. 

Martyn also revealed that the second series of Million Dollar Decorators is currently in production. I know - very exciting! Nothing like living vicariously, is there?


  1. I bet that was huge fun! Envious : )

  2. We're off to the trade Fair as well this week, unfortunately we won't have time to see Martyn. Thanks for posting x

  3. Kerri he is so talented and I bet he has many stories to tell!

    Art by Karena

  4. Martyn is wonderful! I talked with him for a interview for my blog some months ago. really an inspiration

  5. Might take a look! He has charisma as well as style! x G.

  6. I've clearly been under a rock as I've never heard of him! I do like the look of Kid Rock's home though (and HAVE heard of him!). Sounds like you had a lovely time :)

  7. So inspired by your posts.Have a wonderful creative feeling that takes me to another world.
    Thank you

  8. It must have been such a great experience to hear him speak, he is such a hoot on TV... and, yes, Kid Rocks house R.O.C.K.S.!!!!!!!

  9. So enjoyed this post,thank you!

    Flora Doora

  10. Sounds like a great seminar! What fun. I love the images of Kid Rock's home. Who would have thought ... I'll be putting Live,Love and Decorate on my wish list.

  11. Would have loved to have been there...can't wait to get his book!!



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