Lynda Murray was born and has always lived in the city of dreams – Los Angeles – always surrounded by creativity and talent. As a child, she enjoyed picking out fabrics for her bedding, covering her walls with artwork, and constantly rearranging her furniture. That’s how Lynda became a well-known interior designer.
Most of Lynda Murray‘s clients are Hollywood stars who are high profile and always get her to “think outside the box”. It’s a challenge this top interior designer meets with success, as she is accustomed to working with special attention to her client’s tastes and needs, creating a space they can feel is their sanctuary.
“(…) It’s a collaboration where listening to my client’s needs is a key component in designing. I feel strongly that the home needs to be their sanctuary and therefore with my guidance, should reflect their taste and personal needs.”Lynda Murray
Speaking of clients’ wishes, James Cameron knew exactly what he wanted and he was very clear with all the instructions, which helped a lot Lynda in creating the perfect interiors for the office and production studio of the famous director.
Some subtle allusions to Cameron‘s earlier work can be seen in this sitting area, as can the eco-friendly bamboo blinds.
According to Lynda, James Cameron wanted to add that extra something with all “the things that are dear to him”, and you can notice them all over the house. For example, Kate Winslet’s famous necklace from Titanic, the wheelchair from Avatar, the bicycle from Titanic, a creature from Alien and props from The Terminator.
“I want this to feel like Avatar: Avatar-land.”, said James Cameron.
When Lynda Murray was designing, she wondered how she could create something that looked like Avatar? As she drew in a canopy of leaves looking up through the forest to the sky, James said he wanted the room to look like it was night, so he took a shot of planet Pandora and planet Earth through a tree from the night scene and magic happened!
“He took my idea and took it a step further. You feel like you’re seeing Pandora from the ground through a canopy of leaves.”Lynda Murray at Architectural Digest
BEL AIR RESIDENCE
Built by Oppenheim Architecture, this beautiful residence belongs to the famous director Michael Bay. The magnificent interiors were created between Rios Clementi Hale Studios and Lynda Murray.
Lynda was in charge of the spa, gym, and lower-level guest quarters. The dreamy home feature a neutral color palette and stunning views of the L.A. skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. In this airy living room, the vintage armchairs designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret fit in perfectly with the overall environment and modern style of the residence.
Full of natural light and surrounded by nature, this bedroom is an instant escape from the city, offering a tranquil atmosphere and peace of mind. Well, let’s stop right there. That’s exactly what you see here. A Hollywood star with an imposing home in Hollywood deserves a movie theatre in his residence, don’t you think? How incredible is that? We are speechless at the wonderful job Lynda Murray has done here in collaboration with Jeff Cooper Architects!