After working as a model in Paris and Milan for many years, Marks launched his Santa Monica-based design firm, JAM Inc., 15 years ago. A fixture in the L.A. design scene, he believes the design process should be fun and creative, and is known for his colorful, laid-back design style.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: The spring, the beach, being outdoors. I love natural fibers and textures. The best color inspiration comes from nature.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: Casual, relaxed but very sophisticated. I blend maximum comfort with attention to little details that take a room to the next level.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: Michelle Pfeiffer. She has great style and amazing taste. Not to mention she is stunning to look at.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: Upholstery. If you buy a really well made sofa or chair, you will have it for life. I am all for heirloom pieces. Antiques and real vintage furniture are always worth investing in.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: You can accessorize a room on a budget if you're really smart.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: Beige.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: Even though the show is called Million Dollar Decorators, we all had to pull off a few magic tricks on a budget, which is almost impossible for us!
Jeffrey Alan Marks: Kathryn [Ireland]'s. I love her use of color. It's so no-holds-barred enthusiastic, vibrant, comfortable and easy to live in.
Jeffrey Alan Marks: No, we're all great friends. We all do very different things.
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