An expert interior designer presents a luxurious look at unique and beautiful ways to display collected objects—from arranging in a cabinet to using an entire wing of a house.
John Marrs is an interior designer and purveyor of antiques. He helps clients build their collections and also designs walls, rooms, or wings in high-end homes to display the objects. This book is about the joy of collecting and the author’s passion for displaying just about anything and everything in unique and beautiful ways. Told in entertaining stories and anecdotes, and lavishly photographed.
“ ‘I think everyone should collect something,’ I tell my clients. Some already do and some don’t. Those who do seem to get the disease quite quickly and off we go! I have been so lucky to help in the acquisition of collections and in deciding how to edit and organize, and finally, to decorate rooms, wings, or whole houses with magnificent collections of just about anything and everything you can imagine.”
John Phifer Marrs is one of the premier interior designers of the South and is known for an elegant, fresh and inviting style that many call “The New Southern Style.” His interiors reflect his southern roots and combine a sense of the past with comfort and convenience. Funny and irreverent, with a “Saturday Night Live” sense of humor, John has been very busy entertaining his A-list clients and creating magical interiors in Texas and throughout the rest of the United States. His projects include major residences, vacation homes, executive offices and even the official residence of a United States Ambassador.
His work has been featured in Texas Home and Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Accents, Traditional Interiors, AD and more.