Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I love looking through the portfolios of the designers I most admire.  I think it gives such a different perspective on decorating.  It's especially refreshing during the occasional moment when I feel overly saturated from images in blogland and on Pinterest.  Some times, these guys can breathe air back into your lungs. Of course the million-dollar budgets they work with have a lot to do with it, but even still, their concepts always seem like unique, breeding-edge kinda stuff.  And sometimes they walk backwards and it's super forward.  And even when they do a style I don't relate to, I love it.  This is the 'runway' look for the design-minded.  I can't even begin to grasp the genius behind most of it, but I sure am inspired by it.

While stalking the likes of Jeffrey Alan Marks the other day I spotted the most amazing, amazing lighting.  Like I should be surprised. Even though the budget for this dining area was probably more than my home costs, it looks super approachable.  Tortoise shades, carved wood bowls.  Just elevated from what I am getting used to seeing.

Apparently he loved this lighting too because he used it in two different homes.

It looks like JAM and Ross redid their sweet Santa Monica home (frequent redecorators unite!).  The portfolio pics look a lot different than the house did on the show.

Wham bam thank you JAM.


  1. We're on the same wavelength - I posted about JAM today too. Can't wait for his book to come out this fall!

  2. Thanks for the intro on this one Bethany, I love looking at designers portfolios as well to give me a fresh take on my design tastes! Hey, BTW, haven't recieved your address yet, need to send you guys something. Thanks!!

  3. I like the texture of the light but what the heck is it? It almost looks like cereal bowls in a macramé hanger. Is it bottles or net floats?

    I do like the overall feeling with the rope light, the blinds and Peter Dunham chairs (are the Peter Dunham or is do we just associate them with him?)

  4. those roped lights are so good. Love that last room...that yellow chaise is everything!

  5. He tweeted to me once......I think we are in love....don't tell :)

  6. You and Michele are thinking alike today!
    Jeffrey is SO talented. Love the living room.

  7. I like how he make the "nautical" lighting looks so chic in both rooms, now that is talent. Love that living room especially that yellow chaise!

    P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift cert towards colorful and chic handcrafted dinnerware!

    Have a good day!



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