Life on Mar's: Creating Casual Luxury

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Casual Luxury is the cure for all design dilemmas. My six principles will work in your home regardless of its size, your personal style, and in any room. Casual Luxury has no boundaries. Emmy-nominated TV Host, Lifestyle Expert and best-selling author Mar Jennings is known for his signature style: Casual Luxury. He is a master at making it quickly understood and easy to apply with his trademark tips and techniques—Casual Luxury made simple and sMARt. Mar's inventive and original blueprint for design infuses ...

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Overview

Casual Luxury is the cure for all design dilemmas. My six principles will work in your home regardless of its size, your personal style, and in any room. Casual Luxury has no boundaries. Emmy-nominated TV Host, Lifestyle Expert and best-selling author Mar Jennings is known for his signature style: Casual Luxury. He is a master at making it quickly understood and easy to apply with his trademark tips and techniques—Casual Luxury made simple and sMARt. Mar's inventive and original blueprint for design infuses Mother Nature's colors and textures throughout the home and garden. For the first time he shares how Casual Luxury can be broken down into six design principles that anyone can apply. The book invites us all inside his Westport, Connecticut, home, as we explore with him his six design principles for creating a Casual Luxury home, room by room. This deluxe oversized coffee table book is filled with photographic essays highlighting his philosophy, plus practical applications and resourcefulness applicable for any home or space. Like an entire season of a design show, LIFE ON MAR'S: Creating Casual Luxury will allow readers access to an encyclopedia of great ideas to apply in their home. This lifestyle expert does it with simplicity and style, balancing natural solutions with everyday elegance. Having a beautiful home or apartment is an attainable goal, says Jennings. If I can do it by mixing price points, my personal style, and local resources then you can, too! His award-winning website marjennings.com is one of the best resources for home and garden tips. Mar has served as host and producer of an Emmy-nominated lifestyle show featuring the best of the best from along the eastern seaboard, and as an in-house host and lifestyle expert for FOX. He is also an expert for Celebrations.com, and a correspondent and home and garden expert for The Better Show, a nationally syndicated lifestyle TV program that centers around all things which aim to make your life better. Mar has appeared on ABC, The Today Show, HGTV's White Room Challenge and Flea Market Flip and many more. Connecticut viewers will also know Mar as host of the Dream Room Makeover, Dream Wedding, Backyard Makeover, and many years of the annual Holiday Wishes series. As a top lifestyle expert, Mar has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. His home and gardens have been profiled in many national publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Decorating magazine, Home magazine, Quick & Simple magazine, Creative magazine, Small Gardens magazine, Westport Magazine and AtHome magazine. In addition, his gardens were chosen and featured in In the Garden, a pictorial essay by renowned photographer Stacy Bass. Mar Jennings is also the author of the best selling LIFE ON MAR'S: A Four Season Garden, a nationally acclaimed gardening book, sold world-wide.

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Library Journal
02/01/2014
Jennings (Life on Mar's A Four Season Garden), who has dispensed his design advice on HGTV and QVC, takes the reader on a tour of his Connecticut home to illustrate his design aesthetic of "casual luxury." Showing off every room of his house, as well as the garden, through 200-plus beautiful photographs, Jennings describes how he creates a timeless and comfortable look. Throughout, he adds design tips while adhering to his six design principles (represent Mother Nature, embrace light and reflection, incorporate natural materials and colors, repurpose, repeat shapes and patterns, and consider size and scale). A downloadable worksheet at the conclusion of the book is a useful tool to evaluate one's own abode. VERDICT Given the practical advice here, as well as Jennings's renown as a lifestyle expert, this book will be helpful for do-it-yourselfers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780578120829
  • Publisher: S&J Multimedia LLC
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Series: LIFE ON MAR'S A FOUR SEASON GARDEN , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 331,444
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Emmy-nominated TV Host, Lifestyle Expert and best-selling author Mar Jennings is known for his signature style: Casual Luxury. He is a master at making it quickly understood and easy to apply with his trademark tips and techniques—Casual Luxury made simple and sMARt. Mar's inventive and original blueprint for design infuses Mother Nature's colors and textures throughout the home and garden. For the first time he shares how Casual Luxury can be broken down into six design principles that anyone can apply. The book invites us all inside his Westport, Connecticut, home, as we explore with him his six design principles for creating a Casual Luxury home, room by room. This deluxe oversized coffee table book is filled with photographic essays highlighting his philosophy, plus practical applications and resourcefulness applicable for any home or space. Like an entire season of a design show, LIFE ON MAR'S: Creating Casual Luxury will allow readers access to an encyclopedia of great ideas to apply in their home. This lifestyle expert does it with simplicity and style, balancing natural solutions with everyday elegance. Having a beautiful home or apartment is an attainable goal, says Jennings. If I can do it by mixing price points, my personal style, and local resources then you can, too! His award-winning website marjennings.com is one of the best resources for home and garden tips. Mar has served as host and producer of an Emmy-nominated lifestyle show featuring the best of the best from along the eastern seaboard, and as an in-house host and lifestyle expert for FOX. He is also an expert for Celebrations.com, and a correspondent and home and garden expert for The Better Show, a nationally syndicated lifestyle TV program that centers around all things which aim to make your life better. Mar has appeared on ABC, The Today Show, HGTV's White Room Challenge and Flea Market Flip and many more. Connecticut viewers will also know Mar as host of the Dream Room Makeover, Dream Wedding, Backyard Makeover, and many years of the annual Holiday Wishes series. As a top lifestyle expert, Mar has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. His home and gardens have been profiled in many national publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Decorating magazine, Home magazine, Quick & Simple magazine, Creative magazine, Small Gardens magazine, Westport Magazine and AtHome magazine. In addition, his gardens were chosen and featured in In the Garden, a pictorial essay by renowned photographer Stacy Bass. Mar Jennings is also the author of the best selling LIFE ON MAR'S: A Four Season Garden, a nationally acclaimed gardening book, sold world-wide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Congratulations on a fabulous new book ! The pictures are absolu

    Congratulations on a fabulous new book ! The pictures are absolutely beautiful , the insight into you as a person is so touching and endearing.
    The best, is the 6 easy principles that everyone can incorporate into their home. We absolutely loved it!I have purchased 10 so far , they are great holiday gifts! Finally a book that can be translated into any space !

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