Owner & Creative Director, EventStyle
Designer and entertaining expert Mark Addison has had an insatiable curiosity about design and entertaining since he was very young. His purposeful design and passion for creating entertaining spaces has made him a sought after voice on all things chic and clever—from home design and entertaining to signature drinks and cooking. Mark believes that great living doesn’t have to empty the wallet.
Mark has been featured on the “Today” show, “Better TV,” FOX News, “The Apprentice,” “Access Hollywood” and “America’s Next Top Model.” In addition, his content can be found in InStyle, People, New York and Interiors and he is a regular contributor for Us Weekly.
At age 7 Mark mastered donut making and at 13 he began hosting dinner parties for his siblings and neighborhood friends, developing his signature meals that are still requested at family gatherings. A native of Miami, Florida, he enrolled in culinary classes while still in high school. He then added a hefty dose of theatrics and presentation while studying interior design and theater in college, all while working as a catering chef. Mark has been graced with a big personality and a wildly creative imagination, which suited him as an actor during his early years in New York. As an actor, he appeared in soap operas, primetime television shows and theater.
He eventually merged all of his talents and started his own event design firm, EVENTSTYLE that has become the “go-to” company for celebrity events, major product launches and major non-profit galas. He approaches a design challenge by deconstructing it, then reviving it with his own unique inspiration to create for the viewer a fresh perspective on even the most classic tradition. Mark finds unique and unusual ingredients to give his work a special edge.