Ellen Pompeo has quite a lot going for her. She’s received multiple awards and accolades for her portrayal of Dr. Meredith Grey, the lead character of the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. Together with her long-standing husband, Chris Ivery, Ellen has also brought two beautiful daughters into the world. Ellen Pompeo is also one of the highest paid TV actresses in the world. Even though she is not one to brag about her wealth, her remodeled villa in the Hollywood Hills does enough boasting for her. Ellen’s home is gorgeous. This decades old, 1930s Spanish styled Los Angeles villa is now a one of a kind home that is fit for royalty. When it came to realizing her vision for her villa, Ellen Pompeo enlisted the help of expert decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard, who helped the family create one of the most beautiful celebrity pools and a stunning home.
Like Ellen Pompeo and acting, Martyn Lawrence Bullard is good at what he does. Over the years he has earned the respect of numerous celebrity clients, such as: Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tommy Hilfiger – revamping both their celebrity pools and celebrity homes. With Martyn’s professional help, Ellen was able to transform her humble Hollywood Hills villa into a magnificent home for her growing family.
Anyone who has the privilege to visit this attractive quaint villa can’t take more than a few steps without being bombarded by the beauty of the stunning interior design and the sophisticated historical architecture. One feature of this villa that perfectly blends together both beautiful design and sophisticated architecture, is Ellen Pompeo’s exquisite backyard pool. Before Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Ellen Pompeo started working the villa’s backyard area, it was far from what it looks like today. Instead of a beautiful pool and cabana, there was an overgrowth of wild vegetation. What stands there today is a vast improvement; a pool that can rival many other celebrity pools.
Exquisite celebrity pools such as this one are perfect for a woman like Ellen. This celebrity mom may be in her 40s and have two kids; however, she has a body that some of us wish we had in our 20s. She eats healthily, runs on the treadmill every morning, and meditates twice a day; as a result, she isn’t shy about strutting her stuff in sexy swimwear. We’ve seen pictures of her on the beach in Hawaii and in Los Angeles, and she isn’t shy about telling us that the pool is one of the places at home where she and her daughters enjoy spending time.
The swimming pool is shaded by a collection of lovely cypress trees and it is easily accessed via adjacent beautiful terraced gardens that remind us a little of the plant life around Lebron James’ pool and backyard in Coconut Grove. At the bottom of the stairs, which connect the rear balcony to the recessed pool area, are a rustic pair of Restoration Hardware lanterns. On the opposite side of the pool are a set of deep luxury Gloster lounge chairs, which are fitted with Schumacher fabric cushions.
Not all celebrity pools have to be huge and extravagant like Drake’s Pool in Hidden Hills. Ellen Pompeo and her decorator, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, both realize that sometimes simplicity is far more beautiful than extravagance.