Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Je T'aime... Marytn Lawrence Bullard "Live, Love and Decorate" in his words, delicious.

Schumacher was so gracious to invite me to dine with Martyn Lawrence Bullard with six other local designers and the Schumacher executive team. We had a blast! MLB's new
book is a must have, we've been drooling over the photos here at KMD all afternoon - the book will make a sensational addition to our library.

...the fun continued at brunch the next morning, before his panel discussion. Where MLB and Susan North of Schumacher, explained the textile designing process MLB inspirations, Istanbul, India, Bali, England and beyond. Susan North was clearly a major instrumental force in creating his new gorgeous and unique line at Schumacher. There truly is no other line out there like it....which is refreshing!

Martyn's book, like him is beyond, with clients like Sir Elton John, Cheryl Tiegs, Cher, and Tamara Melon to name a few -- his projects offer an unapologetic use of color, are comfortable, textured, and exude a passion for life and are a true reflection of his personality. Martyn is oozing with charisma and fun, and a certain...."je ne sais quoi!"

If you can't tell, Martyn is my new idol!

The images are a feast for the eyes and feature a glimpse into the homes of some of the world's most eccentric celebrities. The interiors are diverse in location and style and show Martyn's range as a designer while and always delivering the clients style- which I think is key to success as a designer ( so does Martyn Lawrence Bullard!)

This Donghia fabric is a longtime favorite of mine.

This iconic Warhol portrait of Cheryl Tiegs is one of the many examples of pop art and pop color that recurs in Martyn's work.

Love these chairs....

These chairs, while elegant are substantial and comfortable

I'm dying to use this composition in a living room- I can just see entertaining in this space. I would replace with ottoman to put up our feet and chat with guests.

You may recognize this Carolina Herrera frock (it's in my header and) ... it was previously featured on Living with Style.

This zen-like living room offers a tonal and relaxing retreat.
This chase faces an uninterrupted ocean view.

I loved this French layered look. I would love to get my hands on some Pierre Frey fabric and try this concept in a guest bedroom.

Jimmy Choo CEO Tamara Mellon's bedroom seems like a great santuary to kick off your Choos!
I've been using framed mirrors on some of my recent projects- it further customizes the space.

These shoes in Tamara Mellon's penthouse are a very appropriate addition to the composition.
Tamara's bathroom offers a Deco glamour which suits extends into her Jimmy Choo line.
Sir Elton John's living room. Incidentally, the vibrant color was inspired by a Hermes Kelly bag!

Down to the details... the color combination of raspberry, orange and yellow is my very favorite in a floral arrangement!

More photos from dinner! We all had such a great time!

So there is a little glimpse of Marytn's book! Have an amazing weekend!


  1. Looks like fun! I just saw his fabrics the other day at Schumacher...I am in love! They are so fabulous, can't wait to use them in a project.

  2. Fabulous! That black tub is just gorgeous! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

  3. Kristine you were a joy to have at the dinner last week with MLB. Thank you for all the support you have given us with your projects and we look forward to working with you the remainder of this year and of course next year!! Let me know if I can help you in anyway with your business. Best always Cathy Little -Boston Region Territory Representative

  4. Thank you so much Cathy! It was such a fun night! Thank you for your beautiful photos and for the book :)!