Los Angeles based interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks started out as a model in Paris, London and Milan while studying design at London’s Inchbald School of Design…after graduation, he interned with the long-admired British designer John Stefanidis…in an interview with 1st dibs Style Compass, Marks describes his love of British design…
“Brit style is more accidental than what we usually see in the United States. Design is more colorful and layered-and it always benefits from the carefree look of a happy accident. John knew how to make formal feel comfortable-and, thanks to my training with him, it’s what I love doing in my own designs-that is, taking the traditional and not only making it easily livable, but a little bit sassy too.”
Two tidbits about JAM you might find interesting ~
1) One of his first clients was Michael Bruno, president and founder of 1st dibs!
2) His favorite place to stay is Blackberry Farm!
The images in today’s post begin with interiors from the Santa Monica beach house Marks shares with his partner Ross Cassidy…the stunning ocean views, sea glass palette, earthy materials and cozy spaces celebrate the very essence of California living…please enjoy!
below ~ Santa Monica beach house of Jeffrey Alan Marks and Ross Cassidy
below ~ JAM designed interiors