Cher's globally-inspired home is 'like taking a journey without leaving your living room' – see the photos here

Acclaimed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard reveals the stunning home he designed for longtime friend Cher

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Do you believe that artfully designed interiors can transport you? Cher's home, designed by celebrity interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, suggests that it can. The Goddess of Pop and Believe singer's Malibu home is a beautiful mix of furniture and textiles sourced from around the world. 

Look through Cher's decorating ideas below.

Cher's California home reads as a liveable museum. Each room is inspired by international travel to a different country with furniture from Asia,  the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe combined in a stylish and cozy fashion. The combination of antique and modern elements gives Cher's house a cozy feel. Interior design experts love Cher's home decor ideas.

According to interior designers, the travel-inspired furniture in Cher's home creates an inviting warmth. 'An eclectic home inspired by international travels accomplishes more than mere decoration; it cultivates a profound sense of global awareness and cultural enrichment,' says Harvard Cooper, architect and interior designer.

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Havard Cooper

Havard Cooper is an accomplished, Brooklyn-based, architect and designer with over 15 years of experience. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has worked on various projects ranging from residential homes in the Hamptons to boutique flagship stores. Havard's work has been featured in Hospitality Design, Architectural Digest and other publications

Havard continues, 'Even the most minimalistic dwelling can acquire a human touch by infusing a rich tapestry of colors, textures, and patterns, continuously captivating the eye and inspiring curiosity. Each piece, regardless of size, carries its unique narrative, catalyzing engaging conversations.'

Furthermore, Cher's global style makes her home very visually interesting. Ginadi Feldman, interior designer, states: 'Creating an eclectic home inspired by international travels is like taking a journey without leaving your living room. It's an adventure for your senses.' 

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Ginadi Feldman

Ginadi Feldman is an acclaimed interior designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has extensive experience working with high-end clients, including tech executives from big tech companies like LinkedIn , Google and Facebook in Palo Alto. 

He continues: 'The benefits? Well, first, it's an instant conversation starter. Your guests will feel like they're traveling the world with you. Second, it's a chance to showcase your personality. It's like a scrapbook of your life's adventures but in the form of furniture and décor.'

Finally, experts say Cher's home idea tells a fascinating and cohesive story. Architect and designer Havard Cooper states: 'Thoughtful curation of a harmonious color palette instills unity and cohesion, even when incorporating diverse and disparate elements.'

He adds, 'Take Cher's home, for instance, where neutral, natural tones create an elegant backdrop. Including deep, rich mahogany Torana and Moorish ogee arches within the same space alludes to the shared essence between various cultural groups. These architectural elements draw inspiration from many sources. However, originating from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and geographical regions, these motifs, like the iconic Gothic arch, developed for similar purposes, emphasizing our interconnectedness.'

Ginadi Feldman states: 'This type of design is a constant source of inspiration. Every piece has a story, and that's a beautiful thing.' He says, 'You layer pieces from different parts of the world, allowing them to complement and enhance each other. The result? A home that's uniquely yours, a storybook of your global adventures.'

As travel increases annually, it is likely that the internationally inspired interior design trend will become even more popular. Follow in the Goddess of Pop's footsteps, and shop a version of Martyn Bullard's favorite piece in Cher's space, a Chinese wedding bed (also known as an An Chuang) below, as well as other pieces inspired by the furnishings in her entryway.

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I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture focusing on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.