Saturday, July 29, 2017

BEAUTY: Interior--Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Interior designer extraordinaire Martyn Lawrence Bullard and his partner Michael Green created a fabulous retro house for themselves in the prestigious Movie Colony area of Palm Springs. The 1963 house by modernist architect James McNaughton has a history. Bullard says, "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 style he chose for the house is also in that spirit. Bullard described it to Architectural Digest as "a mix of swinging '60s with a touch of disco '70s."

The satisfyingly symmetrical house resembles a mini version of Wallace K. Harrison’s Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

What '70s-inspired home would be complete without Vladimir Kagan's kidney-shaped Serepntine Sofas (seen below on the zebra rugs)?

A Cole & Sons '70s geometric wallpaper covers a hallway...

...and the dining room. The silver mylar ceiling...

...continues into the kitchen.

The screening room is lacquered in emerald green with topographical de Sede Terrazza sofas covered in Ultrasuede. It looks like one of the VIP lounges at Studio 54 back in the day.

The master suite's mylar ceiling is complemented by a Charles Hollis Jones Lucite bed and an artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The master suite sitting area features a vintage Milo Baughman chair.

A guest room is covered with a period-perfect tropical palm-frond wallpaper from Schumacher that recalls the lively, jet-set, Slim Aarons days of Palm Springs.

Images and details via Architectural Digest

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