Jeffrey Alan Marks

Jeffrey gives us the backstory on the La Jolla installation and his genius tendencies.

on Jun 7, 2011

It has been a busy week since last Tuesday night's premiere of Million Dollar Decorators. Myself and the rest of the cast watched the first episode together with a group of friends in the screening room at the Soho House in Beverly Hills. It was great getting to see everybody enjoy the show so much. There was so much laughter and cheering, it felt more like a Lakers game. Our guests all had the same thing to say at the end of the episode -- "Can't wait for Episode 2!" And a week later it did not disappoint. Oh, and I might add that Martyn did not eat any chocolate.

This week's episode explores the installation week of a project of mine in La Jolla. The house is really a good example of the kind of projects I normally work on. My company focuses primarily on large family homes that I start designing years in advance of completion. I am involved in every decision from the very beginning of the planning phase with the architect. Together we work on every detail so that no stone is left unturned in creating my clients a real dream home. There is no detail to small to be overlooked. This particular project took three years, and we picked every tile, plaster finish, cabinet, window, door, handle, knob, light switch, toilet, bath, tap, towel holder. . .the list is endless, but all in a days work at JAM Inc.

Installations are normally very stressful because all the painstaking planning finally comes together with a bang -- and if something can go wrong it normally does. As installations go, this one worked out really well, with a few notable exceptions, but nothing that we didn't sort out pretty quickly. The bed in one of the third floor bedrooms was not completed, and no amount of asking nicely could get it to us. So Ross finally threw a tantrum, which he does from time to time, the result being the bed showed up in time for the clients final walk through -- and they loved it!