Greystone manor is one of the most important estates in America and undoubtedly the most famous home in California. Once the most extravagant estate in Beverly Hills, Greystone was the cutting edge in modernity with state of the art kitchens, electricity, heating and cooling systems, a bowling alley, theater, and shooting range. In the early 1920s when the house was built it was the epitome of fine taste and modern luxury yet styled upon a great English country manor.
Knowing the history and the glamorous and colorful past of this once-great estate was all I needed to know to immediately jump at the chance of joining in with Luxe magazine and their show house project there. I rarely do show houses but this one is the most prestigious and important on the west coast. All the right people will come to see it and as an advertising tool it's extremely powerful.
I was lucky enough to wrangle myself the best room in the mansion, Mr. Doheney's bedroom suite, a beautifully proportioned set of rooms that exude the elegance of the era. Now the top designers in America are clambering for the different rooms and spaces in the mansion.
you know how to play ball. love that. exquisite taste and great politician = great business.
i love the thurston howell thing alot. you and mary in moombai was the hi lite of the series.
love mar and her doggies as well. thank you martYn!
Martin you are my latest obession or love. I love your ostentatious style.
I just tune to hear you talk. I am a Brit settled here in Texas and I have a great love for other Brits out here like Lisa in Real Housewives but my biggest obession is classy gay men like you and Reza but you my darling are terrific, your looks, your mischivous smile and little off the cuff statements you make have me giggling like a silly school girl. I dont know what it is as a straight woman I miss my gay friends in London and you and Reza fill that void. I hope you will be on TV. for some time to come.
I really liked the mirror on the desk table! As one artist to another, I can tell your artistic style is changing and refining (in terms of subtlety)? Anyway. Can't wait to see your development.
Martyn your taste is so big and loud it can be a bit hit and miss for me(I didnt like Tamaras red dining room and that 3 ton table really wasnt worth closing a NY street down for!). But when you get it right its a knockout. Pure luxury with gret texture and layering. Its extravagant and not for the faint hearted. I think the biggest compliment(besides the 4 page spread) was that Jeffrey seemed bothered enough to make digs at you. Is she jelly maybe? ps; your other half seems lovely, the perfect balance for you!
Love your style Martin! You are my new favorite designer! I just bought a ottoman covered in a fabric you designed from Etsy.com The seller/designers are called Martha and Ash. I love your style and over the top zest for life and CHOCOLATE. As you say Super Glam Glam!
Jason1004 I dont think they are put on actually! he's just an exhibitionist personality who likes to make people feel important and special. But he has great heart and people genuinely love him it seems. His boyfriend seems a sweetheart and I think that speaks volumes about Martyn too.
I can't get enough of you, Martyn! Your design, your humor, and your good looks...you are simply yummy!
Once again, your design was sumptuous! The Greystone master bedroom was elegant, beautifully layered, and each element you utilized in your interior was unique. The room was the epitome of luxe - no wonder your efforts resulted in the double page spread! I cannot wait to see what you create the rest of the season.
Thank you for sharing your talent...