BETH MARTELL has over 25 years of experience in the field of interior design.
Martell grew up in Topeka, Kansas and studied Interior Design at Kansas State University.
Martell begin her New York City career in the Decorating Department of the Lord and Taylor flagship store on Fifth Avenue. She then worked for internationally renowned interior designer Mario Buatta. Exposed to Buattas unmistakable style, his genius color sense and the how-to's of running a decorating office, Martell established the foundation to her successful career.
She left Buatta to work for David Anthony Easton, Inc. and then worked at the legendary decoration firm of Parish-Hadley. At Parish-Hadley Martell honed her skills in design and decoration working on residential jobs across the United States. She then joined forces with Randy Ridless as a senior store designer at Saks Fifth Avenue where she participated in the design of store interiors nationwide.
Martell founded Randall A. Ridless LLC with Mr. Ridless in 1999. Highlights of her experience while working with Ridless include retail commissions such as
Burberry, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Company, Temple St. Clair, Iridesse, Van Cleef & Arpels, Holt Renfrew, New York & Co., Frette and Milly.
Residential Commissions include residences in New York City, The Hamptons, Long Island, Greenwich CT, New Jersey, Palm Beach, Boston, Cape Cod and Wyoming.
Commercial Commissions include Mayflower Spa, 500 Quadrille, The Grand Club at St. Andrews, Scotland.
Show house designs have been featured in the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House, the Southampton NY Show House and the Trump Park Avenue Show House.
Martell collaborated with Ridless on the Randall A. Ridless carpet collection by Stark Carpet.
In 2009, she founded Martell-Donagher LLC with architect Enda Donagher.
Martell’s work has been published in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design Magazine, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Womens Wear Daily, DNR, HRN, Architectural Record, The New York Times, Design NJ, W, Instyle, Town and Country, Veranda and Elements. Her work is featured in the books Stylish Solutions by Elizabeth Gaynor and Karl Haavisto, and Tartan Romancing the Plaid by Jeffrey Banks and Doria De La Chapelle.