It’s been a while since I checked out the work or website of Jeffrey Alan Marks (JAM), but the recently refurbished portfolio on his website shows some of his latest beautiful interiors , including his own (brought to my attention by Paloma of La Dolce Vita). I think of all the designers on Million Dollar Decorators, JAM is the one I would be most likely to engage if I could ever afford such a luxury. His style is most similar to mine I guess, although has a much more masculine aesthetic, but I love his modern take on classic and traditional and the fact that his interiors always look polished and sophisticated, but equally comfortable and liveable. The perfect combination to me.JAM 1I love the colours of this Georgian mansion – white with black shutters and grey shingle roof, adding splashes of vibrant green. Perfection. JAM 2Nothing like a warm and inviting entrance that exudes style and welcome at the same time.JAM 3 Love the navy geometric trim on these curtains and that beautiful shade of grasscloth wallpaper. Interesting how he has used that vivid red artwork which provides almost a subconscious statement but doesn’t scream at you.JAM 4Beautiful balance of the black Chinese cabinets either side of the amazing artwork, beautiful tufted sofa and the nickel sconces. Love how he has used that touch of green leather on the occasional chair which ties in with the other green notes in the room. I think JAM used grasscloth in just about every room of this house. One of his signatures.JAM 5Simple, classic and elegant.JAM 6Love the detail on the ceiling.JAM 7Contrast grout on the subway tiles looks fab with the black benchtops. What a fabulous looking rangehood!JAM 8 JAM 9I think the stylist went a bit overboard putting this painting on the edge of the bath. What about steam? Gorgeous velvet stool.JAM 10JAM does stylish masculine spaces particularly well. This one is the perfect gentleman’s bathroom.JAM 11Great room for a teenage boy – wonder what the console is made of?JAM 12A gorgeous porch – love the great French patterned paving teamed with the big wide boars and rustic lanterns. Perfect palette.JAM 13Bigger is always better – oversize vase bursting with foliage looks amazing on this rustic round table. Artistic license taken with the books and saddle of course! That’s also my favourite combination for a staircase, dark stained dreads and handrail and white pickets and risers. Classic.JAm 15 JAM 16This stunning kitchen is contemporary but classic at the same time. The combination of the simple open shelves, the hood, stools and chairs with that fabulous black iron pendant, picking up the black handles on the kitchen drawers and dark stained floor. JAM 17 JAM 18Here’s the perfect example of artwork leading the design of a room. I’d bet JAM started with the painting and everything fell into place from there, when you study the colours in the painting and the aesthetic, you can see how the room evolved.JAM 19The remaining photos are taken from JAM’s own house in LA. JAM 20How beautiful is the shape and colour of this bathroom vanity? Very unique concept having a free floating vanity with that mirror and pendant above.JAM 21I love the concept of making a bathroom more of a room by the simple inclusion of this sofa and soft furnishings.JAM 22 JAM 23Standout features for me are the fish wallpaper, the nailhead trim on the leather upholstered screen and those wonderful director’s chairs.JAm 24 JAM 25 JAM 26 JAM 143I wish I could see more of the interior of this pool cabana – but the outside is so pretty. For more images and inspiration visit Jeffrey Alan Marks website here.

All images Jeffrey Alan Marks Design.


9 Responses to Designer Admirer – Jeffrey Alan Marks

  1. pretty pink tulips says:

    Simply stunning design! Love the details like the fish wallpaper and the bathroom kicked up a notch!

    Wishing you a great day!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  2. designchic says:

    I just love his work and am especially enamored with the white kitchen and would live in that pool house!! So glad you’re back and had such a wonderful trip to Vietnam- it looks amazing!!

  3. Patty Day says:

    His use of small details are amazing! Although small they create huge impacts!

  4. Gorgeous post Mel!! His work is beautiful…like the layering he applies to his room, each is so interesting and not the boring cookie cutter that you see too often. Hope you are well…have some catching up to do, was away a few days and know you were away for a vacation. Hope you had a fabulous time!

  5. thebuzz says:

    He’s one of our favorites, too! And we just read he’s coming out with a new book so be prepared for more great interiors. Love how versatile his interiors are. Hope you are well and enjoying your spring!
    C + C

  6. KATHYSUE says:

    I agree JAM is an amazing desiger, I love the classic, masculine vibe to his interiors and of course his use of BLUE!! Love the fish wallpaper in his kitchen, perfect for a by the beach house!!

  7. Linda says:

    I “pinned” a couple… Thanks!

  8. Fiona Thomas says:

    I love every bit of it, thanks Mel.

  9. Crystal says:

    What great images you have- been searching for images of their bathroom ever since I first saw it on MDD. I too love the concept of making a bathroom, more of a room……but I’m still yet to convince anyone a chaise would be perfectly acceptable in a master bedroom let alone, bathroom!

    I’m definitely living on the wrong continent!

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