20 Questions for Jeffrey Alan Marks

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Jeffrey Alan Marks

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If you weren’t a decorator, what would you be?  A director

Who’s your ultimate style icon?  Cary Grant

What designer completely inspires you?  Jacques Grange

What’s your go-to hostess gift?  Reciprocating with dinner at my ho


Movie Interior?  Pillow Talk

Album?  Medusa by Annie Lennox

Museum?  Musée Rodin, Paris

Cocktail?  Gin fizz

Hotel?  Singita Sweni Lodge in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Restaurants?  The Ivy in London and Zuni Café in San Francisco

Flower?  Cabbage roses

I ultimately design for comfort; everything I do is created with it foremost in my mind. I think that true luxury is an environment that wraps you up like a blanket.

— Jeffrey Alan Marks


What paint colors are you obsessed with?  Down Pipe #26 by Farrow & Ball

What’s your go-to decorating cheap thrill?  A grouping of ceramic vases

Do you have a favorite decorating trick?  Really large branches in a big vase add life and quickly fill up space.

One thing we’ll never see you doing?  Upholstering in chenille


What’s your favorite fabric company?  Holland & Sherry

Who do you trust for lighting?  Charles Edwards

Who makes the most to-die-for bedding?  Pratesi

Who do you love for flowers?  Botany Flowers  at the Brentwood Country Mart, Los Angeles

What’s your favorite local shop?  Brunello Cucinelli in Beverly Hills

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