The Malibu home of actress Ellen Pompeo is a vibrant and maximalist space, that certainly doesn't shy away from making a loud statement.
The Grey's Anatomy star enlisted the help of esteemed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to create the living space. Bullard, who has designed the homes of numerous A-list celebrities – from Kylie Jenner to Winnie Harlow – is widely known for his eclectic take on interiors, and so this appears to be a very fitting design project.
We're honing in on the living room, which celebrates decorating with maximalism, following the below image which was shared by the designer.
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Arguably the most striking element of the living room is the stone-clad walls, which create an instantly bold and statement look. Monochrome colors and playful lines are embodied through decorating with marble, creating a striking backdrop in the living room.
In the post's caption, Bullard writes that the 'black Agatha stone wall... was used to create bookshelves as well as a fireplace.' He goes on to write: 'I think it’s my favorite feature in the house and certainly ups the glamour quota.'
Undoubtedly a unique design style, we speak to the interior experts to delve deeper. Designer Yvonne Landivar weighs in: 'The use of natural stone in a home invites the feeling of having nature indoors. It’s a timeless material that accentuates classic as well as contemporary designs, depending on the colors and patterns the stone comes in.'
Commenting on the use of stone in Pompeo's living room, Landivar observes: 'It’s a very elegant proposition for a home with a mid-century flare and a touch of Hollywood’s golden era.'
Yvonne Landivar is an LA-based associate kitchen and bath designer (AKBD) she's been designing kitchens and bathrooms for over 20 years, and has been a contractor for more than 16 years. She’s excited to see projects come to life, from concept to completion.
Also featured in the room is a bar cart, which brings a mid-century modern feel to the room. The rest of the furniture follows a low-profile form with mid-century-inspired shapes, such as the set of armchairs that are covered in white upholstery.
By contrast, the sculptural coffee table champions a modernist take on design and compliments the striking stone wall.
Shop Ellen's maximalist look
We've rounded up some of the best buys from CB2 for you to shop below, to help you elevate your own living space with a modern and statement look.
Make a statement with this black marble coffee table. Featuring legs made from acacia wood, this is guaranteed to bring a luxe and sophisticated feel to the home.
This accent chair was designed by Mermelada Estudio, featuring a matte black frame and a square shape for a modern and sleek look.
Designed by Mermelada Estudio, this bar cart is crafted from natural rattan to add vintage appeal to your home. With antique brass detail, it looks instantly glamorous.
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Emily Moorman is a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, working across a range of topics spanning interiors, celebrity and emerging trends. With a background in the fashion industry, Emily is well-versed in the world of design and trend cycles. Her undergraduate degree was in Fashion Communication and Promotion which she studied at Norwich University of The Arts, specialising in writing and digital communications.
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