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Martyn Lawrence Bullard Crafts a Glamorous Bedroom Around an Iconic Marilyn Monroe Portrait

As much of a celebrity as the A-list clients on his roster, the Los Angeles designer channels the subject of a famous Andy Warhol work for a superstar-worthy suite

Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Photo: HOPE ROLLINS

When Martyn Lawrence Bullard designs an interior, it’s always full on. Sophisticated colors, eye-catching patterns, and extraordinary finds from around the world shape his unique vision. Consistently one to bring on the glamour, he selected Andy Warhol’s 1964 silkscreen Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, which recently sold at Christie’s for $195 million, as the foundation for a cinematic suite. “To capture the period and dramatic splendor of this Warhol, I designed a bedroom for a full ’60s impact,” says Bullard. 

“The bedroom pays homage to the legendary beauty while creating a romantic and bold space that would be fitting for Marilyn Monroe herself”

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, (1964). Photo: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2022

Console Clash 460 by Hervé Van der Straeten from Ralph Pucci. Photo: ANTOINE BOOTZ

Spectacle chandelier by Stuart Haygarth from Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Photo: COURTESY OF CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY

Erica Contour high-back swivel chair and footstool by Vladimir Kagan for Holly Hunt. Photo: COURTESY OF HOLLY HUNT

Vintage Cityscape end tables by Paul Evans. Photo: COURTESY OF 1STDIBS

Bed by Charles Hollis Jones. Photo: RENDERING BY SKY BURCHARD; COURTESY OF CHARLES HOLLIS JONES

Bruno rug by The Rug Company. Photo: Courtesy of The Rug Company

A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2022 Fall Issue under the headline “Shining Starr.” Subscribe to the magazine.

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