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.I love the colours of this Georgian mansion – white with black shutters and grey shingle roof, adding splashes of vibrant green. Perfection. Nothing like a warm and inviting entrance that exudes style and welcome at the same time. 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.Beautiful 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.Simple, classic and elegant.Love the detail on the ceiling.Contrast grout on the subway tiles looks fab with the black benchtops. What a fabulous looking rangehood! I think the stylist went a bit overboard putting this painting on the edge of the bath. What about steam? Gorgeous velvet stool.JAM does stylish masculine spaces particularly well. This one is the perfect gentleman’s bathroom.Great room for a teenage boy – wonder what the console is made of?A gorgeous porch – love the great French patterned paving teamed with the big wide boars and rustic lanterns. Perfect palette.Bigger 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. This 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. Here’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.The remaining photos are taken from JAM’s own house in LA. How beautiful is the shape and colour of this bathroom vanity? Very unique concept having a free floating vanity with that mirror and pendant above.I love the concept of making a bathroom more of a room by the simple inclusion of this sofa and soft furnishings. Standout features for me are the fish wallpaper, the nailhead trim on the leather upholstered screen and those wonderful director’s chairs. I 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.