02/13/2013 06:52 pm ET Updated Apr 15, 2013

The Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2013 With Martyn Lawrence Bullard

He's been named a top interior designer by dozens of major design magazines from Elle Decor to Architectural Digest and is the star behind celebrity homes from Elton John to Cher to Eva Mendes and many others. Millions of people see his incredible work at Jimmy Choo stores and hotels throughout the world, on the hit TV show Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo, and his book. If there's anybody who has a pulse on the hot emerging design trends for the year, its Martyn Lawrence Bullard. In fact, he might very well create quite a few of them.

"Comfort is the hottest trend in home furnishings," Martyn shared via email this past week. "Deep seats with well proportioned arms and heights are vital. Strong solid colors for the body of the upholstery," he adds. "Always accessorize with strong, over-scaled exotic pillows."

For color, Martyn says burnt orange and topaz are major trends this season, with highlights of emerald green.

"I love emerald," he shares. "It's such a fun color that can be used just as well as an accessory color or a main palette." He loves to mix emerald with eggplant and burnt orange. But for those who are color shy, don't worry. "Black and white is the strongest trend on both the runway and in the home."

When it comes to his own favorites, the iconic designer's favorite home decor item is his Tangiers side table, and his favorite brand is Hermès. You can check out Martyn's incredible work via his website and grab a copy of Live, Love & Decorate on Amazon.

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