20 September 2013

Book of the Month: September 2013


For those of us who love design, it does not seem to take very long for the addiction to coffee table books to kick in.  When I first purchase a new design book, I grab a pad of sticky notes and just start going through the pictures.  When I get to the end, I can tell if it is a book worthy of taking time to read the "print" if I have marked a lot of pages.  This is absolutely one of those books!

The luxe homes designed by one of Bravo TV's Million Dollar Decorators Jeffrey Alan Marks demonstrate his breezy, tailored look.  Jeffrey Alan Marks Inc. (JAM) specialized in residential and commercial interior design and architecture.  Inspired by his Southern California outdoor lifestyle, Marks's trademark looks is a synthesis of a fresh informality infused with sophisticated English and European accents.  This book showcases a series of beautifully photographed residences revealing Marks's skill at capturing each client's personality, from a movie star's London townhouse full of eccentric furnishings to a charming Nantucket cottage with nautical embellishments.  Marks's favorite shopping addresses for fabrics, furniture, and antiques complete this inspiring book.

This is a definite add to your design library!  Now, if BRAVO would just bring back Million Dollar Decorators........


  1. YES! I just got an email that mine has shipped. I cannot wait. I like to tell everyone that he 'tweeted' to me, once. I think we are dating :)

  2. This looks like a great one, I cannot wait to get a copy!!

    The Glam Pad

  3. Ooohhhh.....I use stiky tape!! this one seems so good. Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. This book looks wonderful. Thank you for your kind comment. How lucky for you to have lived in such a wonderful part of London.... #23 had a black door ... a man who looked like a doctor was leaving as I was taking the picture... He looked at me quizzically and I simply replied "Crazy American!"

    I lived in Oxfordshire for a couple of years 20+ years ago - I was a student.London has changed a great deal since then... for the better most definitely. I can't wait to return!




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