Mark Liddell is considered to be one of the top celebrity photographers and image makers in the world, having photographed over 500 international magazine covers of A-list Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Bradley Cooper, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Mila Kunis, John Travolta, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Aniston. Liddell has also created the image for many iconic advertising campaigns and CD covers, in addition to directing music videos and TV commercials, for artists such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jewel, Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson, and Cindy Crawford.
He and his business partner, fellow designer, Raul Lamelas have been working together for the last 15 years. Lamelas, born in Cuba adds a fashionable eye to the design aesthetic at MLD and specialises in the fine details and finishing touches.
In 2009, Liddell published his book Exposed to raise funds for the victims of domestic abuse. The book was launched, together with his first short film also entitled Exposed, in New York and Los Angeles at star-studded events hosted by Halle Berry and Jessica Alba.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, British designer, Mark Liddell has expanded his focus from photography to designing interiors of luxury homes in California. Having lived in several major cities across the globe, including Milan, London, New York, and Sydney, his design is characterized by a sophisticated and international “world eclectic” look. He is now designing interiors of million dollar homes—from London to the Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz to Pasadena, and La Canada to Beverly Hills. Liddell was the design consultant booked by the owners of the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House, in order to achieve a greater synergy and a more cohesive design aesthetic in the historic home.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
AURIELL SPIEGEL / JON SNOW
DR. CHRIS HALLMAN & DR. MARLYS DRANGE
ANDREW NAY, 88 INTERNATIONAL
What a pleasure it is to work with the team at MLD Design! They are honest, easy to work with, budget conscious, and make sure quality work is completed on time. The team has great vision and are up-to-date with the current trends of home design. It is very evident they love what they do!
MARK & WENDY RENFREW
Mark and Raul brought our dream house to life! We felt at ease throughout the process knowing how much we trusted their artistic vision and expertise. They patiently guided us through so many decisions and really captured our style. We are thrilled with the results.
JEN & SAM FISHER
Thank you for your excellent advice regarding preparing our property for sale. We had an excellent immediate response, got a bidding war and got a price over asking. We are very grateful.
CINDY & JIM WIGHT
We worked with MLD to get one house ready to sell and the next house ready for us to move in. Both times the vision was clear – for the house to sell, they added high impact changes in order to have the house sell quickly – and it did! For the house we bought, they helped us maximize space and choose furniture and finishing touches. We were thrilled both times!
ROBIN & LARRY RADIN
I launched a renovation quite naively. My highly touted architect created a layout that looked good on paper but neglected so many functional issues, I lost faith in his design. I fired my Architect.
Enter MLD, design problem-solvers and visionaries who rescued me beyond belief! They not only redesigned my kitchen and bathrooms—tough because of the original structure of the house; (a puzzle that 4 contracted professionals couldn’t solve) They also enhanced the architect’s original concepts for fixtures, decks, color, tiling, lighting and finish themes in ways I couldn’t imagine. Mark and Raul have the experience, confidence, decisiveness, and high-touch communication skills that enabled me to hand the whole project over to them. Every element came out so much better than I thought possible!
I feel so fortunate to have had their help. My new house is the best investment of my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the timely and successful rescue by MLD.
I got my Appraisal back, It came out so high that my house value now sets the standard for price/square foot on my block!