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The Rock Stars’ Designer

London-Born Virtuoso Is Jetting Into Dallas to Show Off His Stunning Rugs

BY // 10.20.15

To say that London-born, L.A.–based Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a prolific designer would be an understatement. When he isn’t decorating homes for rock stars and high-profile types (including Cher, Sir Elton John and Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon), Bullard keeps plenty busy, producing his namesake collections of fabrics, furniture and wall coverings for Schumacher and prepping for the April 2016 launch of a second book, Martyn Lawrence Bullard: Design and Decoration (Rizzoli).

On Thursday, November 5, Bullard touches down briefly in Dallas to introduce his latest collection for The Rug Company at an invitation-only event. True to form, these rug designs encompass the all-important element of exotica he insists that every room possess. Look down: Zanzibar’s undulating patterns are scaled as a perfect match to the stripes on vintage zebra hides; Mamounia’s simplified fretwork tile pattern was inspired by Bullard’s travels to Morocco; and Samavar, an exuberant display, is rooted in an 18th-century Uzbekistan ikat fabric.

Both the Mamounia and Samavar are hand-knotted Tibetan wool, and 9-by-6-foot versions are $12,744 each and $6,966 each, respectively; Zanzibar’s 9-by-6 is $6,156. All are available at The Rug Company.

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