Jeffrey Alan Marks Charms SF WIth New Book

Michael Purdy, Jay Jeffers, Vanessa Getty, Jeffrey Alan Marks

Michael Purdy, Jay Jeffers, Vanessa Getty, Jeffrey Alan Marks

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

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.

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Jeffrey Alan Marks designed this Pacific Heights apartment
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!

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Jeffrey Alan Marks’ home in Santa Monica Canyon
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


Jeffrey Alan Marks, Vanessa Getty – Suzanne Kisbye, Jacqueline Sacks

Julia Sirakova, Claudia Juestel
Stephanie Southerland, Rebecca Miller

Julia Sirakova, Claudia Juestel – Stephanie Southerland, Rebecca Miller

Natasha Bradley, Lana Adair
Ashley Herman, Nina Stanford

Natasha Bradley, Lana Adair – Ashley Herman, Nina Stanford

The book can be purchased directly from Rizzoli here.