A Mark D. Sikes Inspired Entryway

I have something to confess. I love Mark D. Sikes’ work. In fact, his book “Beautiful” was my first design book. In a dream world, I would hire him in a heart beat to design my house. However, I live in the real world and there is just no way I can afford him. That leaves me with trying to get the Mark D. Sikes look for less.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I was initially going to just do a roundup of my favorite green rooms. But, then I saw this beauty. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate it.

Mark D Sikes green and blue entryway Greystone Mansion
Mark D. Sikes

One sec. Still appreciating it…

Ok. I think I’m good. There are just so many things I love about this room. The (probably Gracie) chinoiserie panel. The blue and white pottery. The wicker chair with a VELVET pillow. It’s equal part beautiful and genius. Realistically, as much as I absolutely love it, this room would never fit in my budget.

So I decided to see if I could find budget friendly substitutes to get this particular Mark D. Sikes look for less. Granted, I don’t think my picks will quite have the same effect as the originals. I still think I did a pretty good job of capturing the feel of the original.

Mark D. Sikes look for leas
Wallpaper / Vase / Pillow / Art / Tablecloth / Chair / Shelf / Stool

Design Notes

For the tablecloth, make sure to check the measurements to see if it will work for your situation. If this one doesn’t, try searching for “green damask tablecloth”. Don’t know where to start with a skirted table? I’ve got you covered. Check out this post.

For the Chinoiserie panel, I chose the closest I could get to the original while also trying to make it a one stop shop sort of thing. If you go on Etsy, you can likely find panels much more similar to the original, but unframed. You then have to track down a massive frame. If you go this route, I’ve read good things about pictureframes.com , but have not purchased from them.

I believe the original wallpaper is Zanzibar Trellis from Schumacher. If you have your heart set on having it, I saw a few online retailers selling it.

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