Martyn Lawrence Bullard is no stranger to luxury. As the go-to decorator for a certain set of A-listers, he's outfitted homes for the likes of Cher, Ellen Pompeo, and the Kardashians, and restored a Medieval Italian castle. With each, the British-born, Los Angeles–based designer has managed to infuse the spaces with the personality of their respective owner—whether that's Cher's passion for Buddhism or Khloé Kardashian's combination of Moroccan design enthusiast and glam room devotee. So what to do with a property without a distinct owner? For one of Bullard's latest projects, the luxury Residences at Seafire on the oasis of Grand Cayman, the designer looked to his surroundings for inspiration to create a retreat that is at once serene and tropical.
"It's really been about finding the essence of this place," says Bullard. "To me, it was important not to give it my signature, but the signature of this place."