Jeffrey Alan Marks

Jeffrey reflects on the loads of grey in this episode and the La Jolla remodel.

on Dec 11, 20120

I could not believe that the rugs didn’t show up first for the installation. It's the first rule of an install, and on this one it didn’t work out as planned. You can see why it's my first rule: it throws the whole sequence off and makes for a stressful and unpleasant day. None the less, the rugs showed up and they turned out beautifully, and even the Granny chairs are pretty stylish in the room. The whole space is so polished and shiny, that little moment of old fashioned nostalgia makes the room feel like real people actually live in this huge house.

Most importantly the client loves the house so much that she spends much more time there than she intended. Her family use every inch of it and its filled with joy and laughter, so my work there is done! Although maybe I could add some silver leaf?

6 comments
calvin.right
calvin.right

I loved the house when finished. Maybe a little bit more injection of colour to spark it up. Plus I would like to see how you designers do ona shoestring budget. Surely thats the real test of creativity? Being able to just buy anything with a huge budget is kinda cheating a bit as you have a world of choice from many beautiful things. You cant go far wrong really unless you are truly tasteless!

ashley.drusilla
ashley.drusilla

Jeffrey Alan Marks! The house was sooooo gorgeous! I wish they had spent more time showing the after! It's beautiful! I wish I had this house! Your exchange with Mary was so funny. Keep up the good work!

shysharon
shysharon

Beautiful work, Jeffrey! I LOVED it! I covered some chairs once in what turned out to be too grannie, and I didn't realize it until after they were delivered...bugged me for so long until I recovered them in such a perfect fabric, they are still covered in that fabric! I loved the color behind the shelves, too, it looked so nice once all the furniture was in!

bravoshowhoe
bravoshowhoe

JAM has a great sense of style - the phrase and philosophy 'Martha's Vineyard meets Paris' is perfect.  That being said you know it just isn't that impressive to tastefully furnish a home with a budget of  'only a million and a half dollars'. 

salgal8008
salgal8008

Jeffrey, I adore you and your style. Loved the way the La Jolla beach house turned out. The mixture of eclectic chairs around the dining room table was nice and yes, very Vicente Wolf. By the way, it's pronounced Vicent-AY (the Spanish pronunciation) Just FYI. 

sg1marz77
sg1marz77

Ah, Jeffrey, your designs will never need the crystal knobs and silver leaf of MLB. Please don't change. I loved the cozy feel of the house, the sweet girls' bedroom, and the variety of dining chairs. And what a fantastic rush it must give you that your clients adore it and live there more than they expected. (Personally, I could have done with SD's fake orgasms for more JAM and RC).