Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks on easy upgrades: “Something as simple as displaying beautiful china can change the feel of a room.”

Jen Murphy
December 01, 2008

Kate Spade’s “Larabee Dot” crystal sugar bowl and creamer set

Courtesy of Kate Spade

Crystal

On the countertop, Marks displays pieces like Kate Spade’s “Larabee Dot” crystal sugar bowl and creamer set. $100; macys.com. Urban Archaeology

Courtesy of Urban Archaeology

Pendant Fixture

“Hudson” from Urban Archaeology. From $845; 212-431-4646 or urbanarchaeology.com. Sugatsune

Courtesy of Sugatsune

Oversize Pulls

Stainless steel FT pull from Sugatsune. From $30; 800-562-5267 or sugatsune.com. Léon Bernard

Courtesy of Léon Bernard

Beveled Knobs

Big knobs make a statement, says Marks, who chose a nickel Deco one from Léon Bernard. $76; 310-827-6600 or thegoldenlion.com.

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