Celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who counts Christina Aguilera, the Osbournes and several Kardashian-Jenners among his loyal clients, is known for creating sumptuous, colorful homes in styles that range from “very Cleopatra” (Cher) to Miami-psychedelic (Tommy Hilfiger).
In the April issue of Architectural Digest, the Los Angeles–based British talent shows off his own vacation home in Palm Springs.
“It’s all a bit mad but divine,” Bullard tells AD of the home. “Hugh Hefner supposedly owned it in the ’70s, then Roger Moore, who had it tricked out in fabulous James Bond finery. This place was built for relaxation and fun, so we use it in that spirit.” The designer shares the residence with partner Michael Green, a real estate developer.
The style, Bullard says, is “a mix of swinging ’60s with a touch of disco ’70s.” And the changes he’s made to the 1963 house — a reflective ceiling, eye-catching geometric wallpapers, a sunken, circular living room — suit his over-the-top aesthetic. A library was converted into a screening room that’s “plush” even by AD standards: coated in Emerald-green lacquer and outfitted with groovy “topographical” sofas covered in Ultrasuede.
Bullard’s plans for the decked-out space? “We hole up there with our dog, Daisy, a bunch of screeners, and a lot of candy.”