Feb 15, 2020 | Palm Springs |
Dinner With Elle Decor, The Shade Store
Dinner With Elle Decor, The Shade Store

Elle Decor, The Shade Store and Martyn Lawrence Bullard co-hosted an intimate dinner party in celebration of Southern California design, at Bullard’s iconic 1960s Palm Springs home, designed by famed architect James McNaughton

The Shade Store outfitted the home with floor-to-ceiling ripple fold drapery in the living room and a flat roman with a custom border shade in the powder room. Bullard styled the tabletops, which were overflowing with white orchids and palm leaves to match the decor.

Elle Decor editor in chief Whitney Robinson, The Shade Store chief marketing officer Michael Crotty, and Bullard and his partner Michael Green welcomed 30 guests, including Ken Fulk, Jamie Bush, Richard Shapiro, Mark D. Sikes, Estee Stanley, Kathryn Ireland and Mary McDonald.

Attendees enjoyed custom pink and green cocktails and Champagne, and dined on the patio under the desert stars before retiring indoors for dessert and to lounge around the sunken conversation fire pit.

“We believe in celebrating the design community,” said Crotty. “Interior designers are an important part of our business and it is our goal at The Shade Store to offer them a true window treatment partner with outstanding project management at every step. There is so much that we offer designers – 1,300+ in-stock materials, a designer-exclusive C.O.M. program for fabrics and trims, and some of the fastest lead times in the industry at 10 days or less for in-stock orders. And just as our West Hollywood team worked with Martyn on the drapery for his Palm Springs home living room, our nationwide team of measure & install professionals give designers all over the country access to our showrooms and products without having to fly their workroom staff from place to place.”

Images by Andrew Heiser.

EVENT GALLERY
The Shade Store's ripple fold drapery in the living room.
The Shade Store's ripple fold drapery in the living room.
The Shade Store's ripple fold drapery in the living room.
Attendees dined on the patio.
Attendees dined on the patio.
Attendees dined on the patio.
Dann Foley, Bill Pittel, Vienna Bandur and Beau Stinnette
Dann Foley, Bill Pittel, Vienna Bandur and Beau Stinnette
Dann Foley, Bill Pittel, Vienna Bandur and Beau Stinnette
Mark D. Sikes and Kara Marmion
Mark D. Sikes and Kara Marmion
Mark D. Sikes and Kara Marmion
David Dunn, Dorothy Willetts and Vienna Bandur
David Dunn, Dorothy Willetts and Vienna Bandur
David Dunn, Dorothy Willetts and Vienna Bandur
David Dunn, Ken Fulk and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
David Dunn, Ken Fulk and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
David Dunn, Ken Fulk and Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Oliver Furth, Bill Pittel and Kristine Paige Kamenstein
Oliver Furth, Bill Pittel and Kristine Paige Kamenstein
Oliver Furth, Bill Pittel and Kristine Paige Kamenstein
Michael Crotty greets and addresses guests.
Michael Crotty greets and addresses guests.
Michael Crotty greets and addresses guests.
The Shade Store's ripple fold drapery in the living room.
The Shade Store's ripple fold drapery in the living room.
The Shade Store's ripple fold drapery in the living room.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Michael Crotty
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Michael Crotty
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Michael Crotty
Lauren Corbin and Michael Crotty
Lauren Corbin and Michael Crotty
Lauren Corbin and Michael Crotty
Alana Homesley, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Mindy Laven
Alana Homesley, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Mindy Laven
Alana Homesley, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Mindy Laven
Whitney Robinson, Kathryn Ireland and Richard Shapiro
Whitney Robinson, Kathryn Ireland and Richard Shapiro
Whitney Robinson, Kathryn Ireland and Richard Shapiro
Jamie Bush, Whitney Robinson and Amy Meier
Jamie Bush, Whitney Robinson and Amy Meier
Jamie Bush, Whitney Robinson and Amy Meier
Kathryn Ireland and Alana Holmsley
Kathryn Ireland and Alana Holmsley
Kathryn Ireland and Alana Holmsley
Whitney Robinson greets and addresses guests.
Whitney Robinson greets and addresses guests.
Whitney Robinson greets and addresses guests.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Whitney Robinson
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Whitney Robinson
Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Whitney Robinson
Kara Marmion, Michael Crotty, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kathryn Ireland
Kara Marmion, Michael Crotty, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kathryn Ireland
Kara Marmion, Michael Crotty, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kathryn Ireland
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Richard Shapiro and Vienna Bandur
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Richard Shapiro and Vienna Bandur
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Richard Shapiro and Vienna Bandur
Kara Marmion and Beth Martin
Kara Marmion and Beth Martin
Kara Marmion and Beth Martin
Mary McDonald, Joyce Downing Pickens and Oliver M. Furth
Mary McDonald, Joyce Downing Pickens and Oliver M. Furth
Mary McDonald, Joyce Downing Pickens and Oliver M. Furth
Kevin Kemper, Howard Hawkes, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and David Dunn
Kevin Kemper, Howard Hawkes, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and David Dunn
Kevin Kemper, Howard Hawkes, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and David Dunn
Martyn Lawrence Bullard greets and addresses guests.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard greets and addresses guests.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard greets and addresses guests.