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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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Unless you’ve been under a rock this morning, you’ll already have learned that George Clooney got married in Italy over the weekend. Sites are filled with images from the wedding, and I figured now is as good a time as any to do a quick George Clooney house tour post–this one featuring his home in Baja Mexico, designed by Legorreta + Legorreta.

Like the man himself, this living room in George Clooney's Baja Mexico home is relaxed and stylish. | japanesetrash.com

Like the man himself, the entire house is relaxed and stylish. And handsome, of course. This living room seems something of an afterthought to me — but who needs it when there’s a gorgeous pool just steps away?

This is where I'd spend most of my indoor (waking) time, were I George Clooney's guest--his bar. | japanesetrash.com

This is where I’d spend most of my indoor (waking) time, were I George Clooney’s guest–his bar.

Terrific woods in this contemporary kitchen at George Clooney's Mexico home. | japanesetrash.com

Terrific woods in this sleek, contemporary kitchen. The low-maintenance floor is a smart decision, too.

Continuing a tropical wood theme in the bedroom. | japanesetrash.com

The tropical wood theme continues in this bedroom.

A super-luxurious bathroom at George Clooney's Baja Mexico home. | japanesetrash.com

And this luxurious bathroom looks so inviting.

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.

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