Only In Miami: Tommy Hilfiger’s Vibrant Beach Home

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Design: Martyn Lawrence Bullard; Image: Douglas Friedman for Architectural Digest

The story goes like this: fashion magnate Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee decided to buy a place near Tommy’s latest project: refurbishing the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach. So, naturally, they found a 14,000 square foot place on the beach and decided to bring in “million dollar designer” Martyn Lawrence Bullard to oversee design, then told Bullard “if it’s not shagadelic or groovy, it’s not coming into the house.” Add the couple’s tremendous collection of Pop and post-Pop art masterpieces, a love for all things ‘60s and ‘70s inspired, and a Hilfiger sized budget, and the result is the kind of place that has a Scarface meets Studio 54 vibe—in a good way.

The design brief kicks into high gear right off the bat in the red, white and purple living room. The wave-like design of the carpet, coupled with white upholstery and chrome accents, not only establishes that we’re in the ultimate #TBT of a home, but also provides a palette that ties in nicely with the large Andy Warhol/Jean-Michel Basquiat art piece that dominates the space.

Only In Miami: Tommy Hilfiger’s Vibrant Beach Home

Design: Martyn Lawrence Bullard; Image: Douglas Friedman for Architectural Digest

Can’t you see Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elvira Hancock making coffee—or cocktails—in this graphic black and white kitchen? Bullard has pulled together just the right amount of just the right elements here, including Caesarstone in both black and white for the counter tops and kitchen island.

Only In Miami: Tommy Hilfiger’s Vibrant Beach Home

Design: Martyn Lawrence Bullard; Image: Douglas Friedman for Architectural Digest

There’s more of the 1970s disco era feeling in the master bedroom. White shag rugs and an abundance of chrome tell the story, but somehow Bullard pulls it off and makes it luxurious instead of laughable.

Only In Miami: Tommy Hilfiger’s Vibrant Beach Home

Design: Martyn Lawrence Bullard; Image: Douglas Friedman for Architectural Digest

Off the master bedroom you’ll find his and hers bathrooms. Tommy’s gives us more of the black and white graphic treatment we first saw in the kitchen…

Only In Miami: Tommy Hilfiger’s Vibrant Beach Home

Design: Martyn Lawrence Bullard; Image: Douglas Friedman for Architectural Digest

While Dee’s bathroom softens the palette to olive and ivory, both bathrooms feature Caesarstone counters. Dee’s tub is also surrounded by Caesarstone.

What do you think? Are you ready to embrace shagadelic and groovy in your home?

 

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Dave Hime, founder/curator of JapaneseTrash.com, has been an interior design addict for as long as he can remember. In 2005, he bought a house-in-progress and missed several opportunities to have an influence on his own home decor–leaving him wanting more. With design heroes such as Blake Dollahite (ruraltheory.com) and Robert & Cortney Novogratz (thenovogratz.com), Dave began seeking out online resources that would exemplify the interior design practices he's most drawn to: using color, texture and simple materials well. Bringing all of this together, along with his specific focus on providing interior design inspiration from a man's point of view, is Dave's mission: masculine design.