Martyn Lawrence Bullard Living Room

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Gives Us 4 Decorating Tips

Distinguished designer & television star Martyn Lawrence Bullard is so talented that he could probably decorate a room in his sleep. Check out the design tips we’ve learned from the Million Dollar Decorator:

Tip #1: Paper-backed fabric gives walls a gorgeous texture

Martyn often upholsters walls with rich fabrics, which explains why his work exudes such opulence. Here he has paper backed a paisley fabric and used it as panels on the walls of a bedroom to accentuate the wainscoting in the space.

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard Bedroom

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Tip #2: Upholster your pillows in two different fabrics

Light & breezy prints are great for summer, but when winter rolls around, we often want to shift to a deeper color palette. Bullard’s genius solution to this is to upholster one set of pillows in summery fabrics and another set in complementary prints that are better suited for the cooler months. In the summer, put the darker pillows behind the lighter ones, and when the seasons change, all you have to do is switch them around for a new look!

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Living Room

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Summer

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 Winter

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Tip #3: Tightly control colors when layering with a multitude of patterns

Although most designers recommend a maximum of three patterns in a room, Bullard effortlessly mixes a plethora of them by tightly controlling the colors. Here, he has enveloped an entire room with neutral, rust and brown earth tone prints that all coordinate with each other.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Living Room

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Tip #4: Embrace odd architecture rather than trying to hide it

We all have that strange architectural feature in our home, whether it’s an awkward corner or a room that’s too small. Bullard’s way of handling tough spots like these?–Embrace & enhance them! In his own dining room, he made the slanted ceiling a standout element by adding fabric between the beams.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Dining Room

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