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Okay, first off, this is not so much a portfolio review as a post about one specific project of Mr Call Designs — the NYC-based interior design firm of Jon Call, whose relaxed/refined masculine style is nothing short of extra-terrific. Doing a little sleuthing on his Facebook page led me to learn that he’s recently been in Austin; small world…

This project is in the West Village and shows off some amazing skills; from space planning to the selection of furnishings and that terrific color palette, this has to be one of my favorite tours in quite some time.

First, Mr Call himself:

Jon Call, principal designer and owner of Mr Call Designs in NYC. | japanesetrash.com

Now, the West Village apartment:

This fireplace with a waterfall mantle treatment is a favorite of mine from Mr Call Designs. | japanesetrash.com

This fireplace with a waterfall mantle treatment is a favorite design; it brings to mind a similar fireplace designed by Thomas O’Brien. Classic and timeless American design.

This shot of the living space shows off the terrific color palette.  Design by Mr Call Designs. | japanesetrash.com

This shot of the living space shows off the terrific color palette and begins to give a hint at the amazing space planning. Hint: there’s a bedroom on the other side of the slatted screen/wall on the left.

Masterful space planning allows the living room to be converted for dining as needed. Mr Call Designs | japanesetrash.com

The living room can easily accommodate dining when required, thanks to smart furniture choices and great space planning.

A perfect retreat is hidden behind the slatted screen/wall; love these textiles. Mr Call Designs | japanesetrash.com

These textiles, the paint color, and the bedside lamp turn this intimate bedroom space into something really special.

This perfectly-tailored workspace is just right. Mr Call Designs | japanesetrash.com

This perfectly-tailored workspace is just right.

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When we last saw Jeffrey Alan Marks, the LA-based interior designer, he was hard at work remodeling the shower at his gym on the Bravo TV show, “Million Dollar Decorators”. That’s been a while–over three years, actually, which is a bit of a surprise to me–so I thought I’d revisit his work and feature some of my favorites.

The Man: JAM

LA-based interior designer, Jeffrey Alan Marks--aka JAM. | japanesetrash.com

Marks likes to refer to himself by his initials, JAM, and tends to look as cool and composed as one of his interiors. On the show, he’s portrayed as bit more frayed at the edges than this photo would have you think.

Malibu

This Malibu living room is a treat for the senses. | japanesetrash.com

This living room is full of great pieces–I love every single one of them. At first glance, the long sofa against the back wall appears to be half navy and half white; I wish it was.

Santa Monica Canyon

The dining and kitchen area of JAM & Ross Cassidy's home. | japanesetrash.com

JAM and his partner, Ross Cassidy, share this home–famous for having a row boat attached upside-down to the bedroom ceiling. This homey eat-in kitchen is appealing.

Coronado

Love the clean lines and terrific materials of this kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

I’m all about the clean lines and sleek contemporary materials of this kitchen. Love the huge window by the sink, too.

Sonoma

Texture. Color. Want. | japanesetrash.com

It only takes a few well-chosen pieces at the right scale to create a stunning space. | japanesetrash.com

These spaces do so much with very few pieces–just the right ones in the right scale and combination and it’s perfect.

Santa Monica

Beautiful wood, stone, and metallics in this kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

Beautiful wood, stone, and metallics make this kitchen terrific.

I don’t often focus on architecture (overtly) here, but seeing DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture — a residence that has built by the architects in Whanganui, New Zealand — and loving the design and materials so much, I had to do a post that is nothing but this one structure. Both inside and out, the building uses space and materials to flow between intimate and expansive moments. There’s also a playfulness between what’s seen and what’s glimpsed and what’s only hinted at in silhouette that I find really appealing. I hope you like DOGBOX as much as I do.

A hero shot of the front elevation of DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture. | japanesetrash.com

This terrific hero shot of the front elevation of the structure shows the elements and the interaction of outdoor/indoor so well.

Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls. | japanesetrash.com

Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls.

The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. | japanesetrash.com

The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. The entire back wall is poured concrete.

A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout. | japanesetrash.com

A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout the structure.

I've been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. | japanesetrash.com

I’ve been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. The simplicity and economy with which it’s fitted is very appealing.

A detail of the kitchen's main work counter. It's the simple, honest materials that appeal to me. | japanesetrash.com

A detail of the kitchen’s main work counter. Once again, it’s the simple, honest materials that appeal to me.

DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture - work out space. | japanesetrash.com

I’m ready for a work out space like this.

A second-floor sleeping area. | japanesetrash.com

The open feeling extends to private spaces, like this second-floor sleeping area.

Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful. | japanesetrash.com

Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful.

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