After admiring every page of interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks’ new book, “The Meaning of Home,” which marks his 20th year in business, it was a delight to meet him recently at a launch party for the book in San Francisco.
Held at Cavalier, Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy’s amazing shop of chic collectibles for the home, the event was co-hosted by three friends of Marks in San Francisco — Vanessa Getty, Alison Pincus, and Brooke Wyard.
Allison Speer, Brooke Wyard – Alison Pincus, Jay Jeffers
Brooke Wyard is not only a longtime client of Marks, but her Pacific Heights highrise apartment is gorgeously photographed by David Matheson for the book. And how I love that apartment! Located in one of my favorite buildings, it has 360-views of the City, providing an unobstructed sight of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alta Plaza Park.
Photo: David Matheson
It’s one of over a dozen of Marks projects lavishly featured in the book — and probably my favorite, although I do love the home he did in London’s South Kensington, which took inspiration from a pair of pink crocodile Christian Dior stilettos. But then there’s also a home he designed in Austin, Texas, that I adore. And of course his own home in Santa Monica Canyon is divine.
Oh, let’s face it, I like them all!
Photo: Douglas Frieman
This beautiful book, with principal photography by Douglas Friedman, and foreword by Suzanne Goin, is a must have for anyone who loves beautiful homes!
Jeffrey Alan Marks, Vanessa Getty – Suzanne Kisbye, Jacqueline Sacks
Julia Sirakova, Claudia Juestel – Stephanie Southerland, Rebecca Miller
Natasha Bradley, Lana Adair – Ashley Herman, Nina Stanford
The book can be purchased directly from Rizzoli here.