This month's Architectural Digest cover story is a look inside Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo's Los Angeles house, a 1930 spread designed by prominent L.A. architect of yore Paul Williams and utterly transformed by high-end designer to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The designer, known for double-dipping rooms in blaring colors and surface-swallowing patterns (yes, even for dollhouses!), has completed a relatively subdued makeover of Pompeo's L.A. digs, opting for, in AD's words, "a wholesale metamorphosis attuned not to some nostalgic, satin-draped notion of Hollywood glamour—despite the dwelling's pedigree—but to the vibrant spirit of a design-savvy actress at the top of the Tinseltown game today."
What, exactly, does that mean? A complete overhaul, in short. They made windows bigger, replaced hardwood floors with vintage limestone pavers and terra-cotta, and added "antiqued moldings" to, as Bullard explains, "revive a sense of age and dignity." Still, every Bullard project has to have one room completely covered in some sort of uncompromising pattern—and Pompeo's dining room, utterly covered in chevron white oak, fits the bill quite nicely.
More photos, over at Arch Digest.
· Ellen Pompeo's Family-Friendly California Home [Architectural Digest]
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