“Life On Mar’s: The Home Makeover Show”is a fun, fast-paced new series that highlights the top-to-bottom, inside-and-out, year-long renovation and restoration of a family home that is chock-full of potential.
Hosted by Westport resident, Emmy-nominated Mar Jennings, each episode shows how Jennings uses his six unique Casual Luxury design principles to create captivating new spaces. Much more than a decorating show, this series captures everything from demolition and construction to design and decor. Including plenty of behind-the-scenes secrets and helpful sMARt Tips – advice from Jennings on how viewers can apply what they see on the show in their own home. Including how to bring his Casual Luxury design philosophy to life; asJennings says, “It’s the cure for all design dilemmas."
Mar’s unique ability to combine home and garden design makes him unique in the television arena – both as an on-camera personality and real-world, hands-on designer. He is the well-known TV host and best-selling author of Life On Mar’s: A Four Season Garden and Life On Mar’s: Creating Casual Luxury. He is a regular contributor as a lifestyle expert for numerous television programs, networks and magazines, reaching both national and local audiences. A fan-favorite at home and garden shows throughout the country, Mar’s infectious energy and envious eye for design leave everyone inspired to try new projects themselves.
The home is being renovated by Tiefenthaler, a local family business with a loyal staff of Project Mangers, Carpenters, and Millworkers; the company was hand-selected by Jennings. The series is packed with other Fairfield County resources,such as upholsterers, tile manufacturers and artisans.
Twin Bridge Media will be responsible for the television distribution of the show after its ABC debut. Twin Bridge Media’s president Andy Weir praises Jennings as a pioneer in the Northeast (since most design shows hail from the West Coast and Canada) as not only a lifestyle expert/designer but as a local realtor for the Higgins Group/Christie’s. “Mar Jennings offers a one-of-a-kind home makeover series that breaks the mold in entertainment. As a producer, host, designer and high-end realtor, Mar’s unique talents make him an authority in the field. And with many successful HGTV guest spots and national notoriety to his credit, it’s time the world discovers what Life on Mar’s is truly all about. 2015 will be a stellar year for Mar as many networks have already shown interest in the “Life On Mar’s: The Home Makeover” series," said Weir.
The first episode of this 12-part series debuts for Connecticut viewers on Sunday, April 19th, at 1pm on ABC’s WTNH Channel 8. Tune in to meet the O’Kane family and their historic 1908 home named Green Isle. In this premiere episode, viewers will witness the complete before and after transformation of a renovation-ready family room and unused basement space into a new media room with bonus kitchenette and full bathroom.