Philosophies of Design -
What makes Marcus Mars unique above other designers is that he believes in personalized service and through consultation with you and your family he will find out not only your vision but also your family's needs to best suit your home. He will be infusing your tastes, treasures, and personality to give you an inviting environment of warmth and a visual feast for the eyes. You can rest assured that you will live in the home you envisioned. Marcus honors his close relationship with he's trusting clients.
My passion for interior decor allows me to see all aspects of your home design, allowing me to inter-grade the architectural elements with the interior design details, often working in conjunction with architects and builders prior to the project being built. I will take you step by step through design and budgeting as we create your new space plan including architectural elements, color scheme, fabrics, window treatments, and furnishings to create a uniquely tailored vision of your home
I had studied both fine art and environmental design at the University of California at Berkeley. My love for the Mediterranean Revival began as a boy with my first of many visits to Villa Vizcaya on Biscayne Bay, Miami. My appreciation continued while growing up in south Florida among the many homes and buildings designed by and inspired by my favorite architect Addison Mizner. Upon my return to Fort Lauderdale I found myself designing a vacation home from the ground up for a family member at Ocean Reef Club and continued to live and work at Ocean Reef for the next five years.
During my time at Ocean Reef Club I started working with more turnkey vacation homes and my clientele was more open to be adventurous with color and décor. I found myself incorporating my background of fine art and interior design to create a more stunning palate of colors and textures. I love to mix traditional elements with contemporary finishes an interesting mix of colors to create a unique environment that I can only call "Mediterranean Revival" to "Transitional Eclectic"
Marcus Mars Interiors of Fort Lauderdale is a full service design firm and remodeling contractor that has been working with discerning clients for over twenty years. The majority of my interior design work has spanned from Key West up to Ocean Reef Club, to Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton / Mizner and the Oaks country club as well as Saturnia, Palm Beach and Manalapan including Parkland, Delray Beach, Weston / Windmill Estates, and South West Ranches.
Whether you start with us building a custom home, moving into a new home, need kitchen design ideas or building an addition to an existing home, I can help you throughout the entire process. I can also guide you through remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, creating a turnkey vacation home or just freshening up your existing home with paint and a new space plan.
Marcus Mars Interiors is dedicated to providing clients with a living environment that showcases both their personality and style ranging from Mediterranean Revival, Classical Traditional, Balinese Contemporary or Transitional and Eclectic.
I have a trusted family of contractors, artisans and suppliers which include custom kitchen cabinets, bars, libraries, home offices, and custom furniture as well as excellent finish carpenters.
We also install wood and tile flooring as well stone and quartz for counter tops, walls and flooring. My painters are all licensed, insured and pay attention to detail including my trompe loeil muralist and faux finish artist. My drapery, upholstery and bedding manufacturing are old world craftsmen. I love to be creative with wall and ceiling covering with expert installers. Not to mention my resources for fine furnishings, lighting, accessories, and home automation and media rooms.
I also work with and can supply Architects, custom home builders and trade contractors such as plumbers, electricians and lighting specialist.