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The Hills around Hollywood are the best landscape to build dream houses where find peace and calm in contrast to the intense and fast life in Los Angeles.
The actress Ellen Pompeo, who is used to spending much time away from home between film sets and promotional trips, was looking for a quiet home where nature manifested itself in all its rooms.
In order to achieve her dream house, Ellen Pompeo chose one of the American masters of the interior design: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, who is always elegant and groundbreaking at the same time. The designer did not hesitate to give priority to the tastes and needs of his client. He threw himself into an eclectic design in which the light and the color play the main role, but we cannot forget the excellent selection of furniture and the pieces and works of art which make the house to be tastefully decorated.
The facade of this amazing villa is made of natural stone and the front terrace looks over the hills of Hollywood. This enviable scene is repeated in most of the rooms, thanks to the location of the terrain and to the large windows which open the rooms to the outside world.
The kitchen is where Pompeo enjoys spending her free time among Italian recipes. It is minimalist and there are not any superfluous elements. Over one of the cupboards the actress has a photograph which is a work of Sebastián Salgado. This photo is said to have inspired the final scene of the movie Slum Dog Millionaire.
Martyn Lawrence-Bullar incorporated one of his own pieces into the dining room, a spectacular mirror which was originally designed for the artist Cher, but it finally found in this room the prefect place to reflect in itself really different styles and cultures such as the rustic Italian farm table, the three hanging fixtures from Paris or the candlestick dated from the 18th century which was bought in a trip to Istanbul.
In the master bedroom, the wall behind the bed is hung with a big early 20th century Egyptian tapestry, while the lamps are from de 1940s. This exquisite mix honors the philosophy of this project which is marked by a melting pot on the details and by the designer’s wish to find a place in the world where everybody can lead a peaceful and quiet life.
Text by Laura Soto
Translation by Verónica Arroyo