Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Martyn discusses how fashion and interiors work hand in hand.

on Jun 21, 20110

The tale of this week's episode for me is really the fact that fashion and interiors are so closely connected. When paired together they make the most delicious results. You see this executed perfectly by me (even though I say so myself) in this episode with my beautiful friend and longtime client Tamara Mellon, founder and creator of the Jimmy Choo Shoe and accessories empire and one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. We decorate her ultra-luxurious sex pit of a penthouse in New York city together whilst carefully being influenced by all things Jimmy Choo. Tamara lives for her brand -- she is the brand -- so her home has to be an extension of this brand. You will see the beautiful leopard prints, lacquers, mixed metals, and glamorous finishes, shimmering 1960's chandeliers, amazing gilded walls, and luxe designer furniture juxtaposed against fine artworks.

You also get to see the inspiration behind the Marilyn Minter (one of the most collected modern photographic artists internationally) Jimmy Choo campaign that graced the pages of all the top magazines. The shoes she used in the ads were covered in liquid pure gold! Then these dripping creations were shot with one of the most famous supermodels. After the shoot Marilyn signed these shoes and now they have become valuable, historic artworks that I decided to encase and become part of the interior design of the $30 million apartment. You get to see the process and installation of these, plus a tour around the newly completed penthouse and a peak into what we intend to do to Tamara's spectacular 5,000 sq ft terrace.

My darling Kathryn Ireland struggles this week to create a chic interior for her impatient client Shannon Factor. Using her connoisseur's eye, Kathryn artfully puts together some beautiful schemes for her client, all magnificently presented in the most professional manner -- but sadly her client just doesn't seem satisfied. Stay tuned to see how Kathryn will juggle these difficulties, and I'm sure create yet again another of her award winning interiors.

14 comments
Marilia
Marilia

I know that probably everybody is must of the time amazed by your talent (I agree don't get me wrong), but is so nice watch kind and polite personalities on TV. I congratulate you for to be so well educate and elegant with everybody.

fifilarue
fifilarue

You are funny & charming. I hope this show goes on forever...

Viewer 5
Viewer 5

You are the greatest. Unlike Mary, you try to please the client; she only trys to please herself.

MDD #1 Fan
MDD #1 Fan

I love, love, love this show. It is by far the best show on t.v. I love how you have incorporated real people into interior design. So much more interesting than just design. Martyn, I just love you! You are so humble even though you are so successful and great at what you do. I love how you own your shortcomings; addiction to chocolate and how you are always able to keep your cool! Would love to meet you one day!

912mom
912mom

Like I told Mary, I love the show, I love the designers and I love you.

I am totally lost when it comes to design. Think of me as someone who does not cook, who adores cooking shows. Sigh.

I was screaming with Sharon Osbourne. I knew that rug in the bedroom would look great if the furniture around it was simple. Of course it was and the whole apartment are incredible.

The apartment in NYC was amazing. That terrace is unbelievable. I was upset about the tapestry you bought in Turkey - you did not take us with you! I would adore seeing you shop with cameras in tow. In my mind's eye, you are in Paris, finding fun things in small shops, salons and the flea market.

Ta ta till next week!

NC Viewer
NC Viewer

I love your work! So beautiful! It's wonderful how you are able to listen to your clients and give them what they actually want and not what you want them to have like some of the other designers on the show. I believe that takes true talent and I have enjoyed watching you work.

mary ann
mary ann

Love you , your personality and of course your TALENT and I do dream of having your style and talent in my home some day but of course I would have to win the big lottery. Thanks for bringing much joy into my home with your designs and smile!

Monika123
Monika123

You are a breath of fresh air!!

silkgeisha
silkgeisha

Martyn, do you have any Eastern Indian blood in you? You are so Indian looking! Just curious...

RC Viewer
RC Viewer

Love you - and love your design style. Hope you all return for another season - love the show!

FTWTX
FTWTX

Mr. Martyn - I'd LOVE to know what you were like, and see pictures of course, when you were a child!!! I imagine you were just as FABULOUS then as now :)

ViewerMay 21
ViewerMay 21

Martyn...love you!! Love the show!! I just adore watching artists create...and you are all so considerate of each other!! The show is a class act...and so are you! THANKS

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

Loved your scenes and designs with the Jimmy Choo mogul Tamara Mellon. You mentioned you have known her since age 16. My, what a fantastic life you have!!! LOVE the show, love you on it.

MCM geek
MCM geek

Great idea to put those shoes and purses in lucite boxes! I'm gonna steal this idea for sure. I follow Martyn on Twitter and so should you.