The actress collaborated with decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard to orchestrate a dramatic transformation of a 1930s Los Angeles villa for her young family.

Photography: Roger Davies | Words: Mayer Rus


Living Room

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design worked with actress Ellen Pompeo to revamp the 1930 home she shares with her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, and their two children in Los Angeles. In the living room, a pair of brass pendant lights by Bullard (one is shown), capacious sofas clad in a Schumacher velvet, and a Mansour Modern cowhide rug help make the large space more intimate.

Pompeo and Ivery relax with their daughter Stella Luna and dog Valentino in the outdoor dining area, which is paved with encaustic tile by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Ann Sacks; the grill is by Viking.


Bullard collaborated with Inner Gardens to convert the entrance courtyard into a Mediterranean-style garden that’s ideal for entertaining.

Breakfast Nook

Bullard-designed chairs in a Moore & Giles leather and a sleek banquette create a comfortable breakfast nook.

Dining Room

Martyn Lawrence Bullard sheathed the dining room walls and floor in white oak from his collection for Boardbrokers and hung curtains of a Schumacher wool satin; two Moroccan brass lanterns from Downtown and sconces from Circa Lighting complement the twinkle of city lights at night.


A sybaritic hammam lined in Turkish marble features a Waterworks showerhead.


On the newly built living room terrace, Gloster wicker seats with Schumacher upholstery are shaded by a Sunbrella-fabric awning.


Near the pool are large RH lanterns and deep Gloster lounge chairs with cushions of a Schumacher fabric.

Daughter's Bedroom

Fashion-forward colors and patterns decorate Stella Luna’s bedroom, whose beanbag chairs, ottoman, bed, coverlet, and sheets are all by Missoni Home; additional pillows were made with Stark fabrics.


A vibrant Missoni Home fabric also lines the cabinetry in the children’s bath; the sconces are from Circa Lighting, the marble is by Ann Sacks, and the tub and all of the fittings are by Waterworks.


Baby Sienna May’s nursery is furnished with feather headdresses from Nickey Kehoe, a Pierre Jeanneret child’s chair from JF Chen, and a carpet from the Rug Company.