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Jimmy Choo Founder

Sues Interior Designer

Your Work isn't Fit For a Frat House!

7/23/2014 2:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The woman who co-founded Jimmy Choo just scored a legal victory against her famous interior designer, claiming he charged her around $2 MILLION for work that "would not be acceptable in a college frat house."

Tamara Mellon's designer lawsuit against Martyn Lawrence Bullard -- who appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" -- will NOT be dismissed ... so ruled an L.A. judge on Wednesday.  

Mellon claims Bullard is a media whore who flaunts his A-list clientele -- including Christina Aguilera, Cher, Aaron Sorkin and Eva Mendes -- and then grossly overcharges and delivers a shoddy product.

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Mellon hired Bullard to decorate her swanky NYC apartment and her Hamptons home.  She says when he was done, bookshelves were falling apart, a wall speaker was painted over, wallpaper was peeling off walls, the chandelier was dangling like a death trap, and on and on.  

To make matters worse, she claims he was grossly over budget for the Hamptons house and when she complained he said, "I cannot possibly work on a limited budget."

Mellon says in her lawsuit -- filed by Eric George --  Bullard had the audacity to charge $35,000 for 8 chairs that he bought from a mall chain store.

And get this ... she says he misjudged the size of a piece of marble he ordered for her NYC apartment, so it had to be lifted by crane.  She says he not only charged her to foot the bill for the crane fee, he added a 67% fee for himself.

They appeared together -- huggy huggy and kissy kissy -- back in 2011 on Bullard's Bravo show, "Million Dollar Decorators."

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1.

40cal    

Rich people problems..

69 days ago
2.

MTG    

First of all, the man is an interior decorating genius. If you follow his work, it's absolutely stunning.

Second, if she didn't like the work in her Manhattan Penthouse (I don't know if you've seen it, but the place is unbelievable and fit for Royalty), why in the he!! would you have him do your Hampton's Home? Looks like she's trying to get her money back? Buyer's remorse? Same feeling most women feel when they buy her ridiculously overpriced shoes, I'm sure.

69 days ago
3.

Bean Reel    

Red walls? Certainly not my idea of a Hampton's hideaway -- more like a Nevada brothel!

69 days ago
4.

lisa c    

It appears that now the choo is on the other foot..........

69 days ago
5.

TigNYC    

As someone who has worked in design for many many years, with ACTUAL designers, I can say that this guys work is truly an embarrassment to an industry that I cherish.
The fact that he is featured on a TV show, is even more of a joke. No talent & zero taste.
Very sad.

69 days ago
6.

Marco Polo    

There are ppl starving and getting raped out here. Who cares about her rich lifestyle problems.

69 days ago
7.

Gee_Ma_    

Bull****... I have Mexican relatives that would of renovate her house and apt for lunch and 5 cases of budlight.... Hey but she wants to spend that big money...

69 days ago
8.

Mr.America    

What? Jimmy Choo isn't CHINEE! Me so horny and confused.

69 days ago
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my2cents    

Haha...judging from the bumps on his lips, he should maybe concentrate more on interior design and less on slurping slurpees.

69 days ago
10.

Truth    

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN U HIRE A GAY DESIGNER DUDE... #TRUTH!!

69 days ago
11.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Rich filks problem

69 days ago
12.

dont h8 reality    

Omg a Mall CHAIN store!!!! Wow I wish I had those kind of problems

69 days ago
13.

Eye roll     

I shop at ikea.

69 days ago
14.

ivan    

1 - his shoes are a joke
way over priced and SJP hypes them even tho' her feet hurt

high heels are a big joke for women

69 days ago
15.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Only fruitcakes care about this fruity news

69 days ago
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