Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design is a full service interior design firm specializing in multi-faceted projects utilizing strong creative concepts for dynamic yet cohesive results that reflect the individual client.
Jeffrey Brooks is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Past-President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Interior Design Society (IDS). Jeffrey is also a licensed home improvement contractor in the state of New Jersey.
Jeffrey Brooks began his career in design early. Surrounded by a family of artists and craftspeople, he was a natural at drawing and painting. At 10 years of age, the painter Helen Brown accepted Jeffrey as apprentice and student. By the time he reached 17, his paintings and mixed media projects were winning notice, and two years later his pieces were exhibited and sold in galleries on the East Coast including the Paul Betovese Gallery in New York City and the Vincent Schultz Gallery in Philadelphia.
Taking first prize in a New Jersey state wide student competition for furniture design, Jeffrey was inspired to further explore the field. The New School University provided the perfect laboratory for acquiring the skills necessary to pursue a career in design. He financed his education through commissioned works for everything from restaurant menus and brochure designs to furniture construction and retail space planning. Visual merchandising for the likes of Lord & Taylor, Huffman Koos, and a roster of chic luxury stores in the greater metropolitan area as well.
Interning for John McKeon’s Philadelphia based interior design firm, Jeffrey grounded his knowledge of the decorative arts. Traveling to Milan, Venice, Rome and the Italian countryside, "I became obsessed with ancient stone work, the properties of glass and what the good life really means."
Jeffrey’s work has appeared in New York Spaces Magazine, Design New Jersey, and New Jersey Country Roads, among many others. The New York Times called his transformation of a 200-year-old barn into a strikingly beautiful working brewery (The Long Valley Pub & Brewery) a "peerless" spot and "well worth the trip."
Other published work includes jewelry pieces which appear in the textbook "Jewelry Making Today" from Houghton-Mifflin. Jeffrey’s Show House interior at the Bailey Ellard Estate in Madison, New Jersey appeared in the book, "Recipes for Surfaces II."
Jeffrey’s clients become clients for life. Jeffrey Brooks Interior Design continues to execute works throughout the U.S. and is available for consultations outside of the country, as well.