Alright. After mentioning his designs several times during my post about light blue rooms, I thought that Mark D. Sikes’ work would be perfect for my next Designer Spotlight post.
To start with, I would like to mention that his first book was the very first design book I bought. To be honest, before buying it, I didn’t get the point of design books—because, well, Pinterest. But, I am a convert and have started a collection of them. If you’re interested, links to both of his books are below.
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He also frequently uses stripes—sometimes multiple striped patterns per room, like in the room below. He used stripes on the walls,bench, and the slipper chairs.
This pretty room features another Mark D. Sikes signature item—wicker. And yes, that is indoors.
He is also incredibly talented at mixing patterns. I counted eight in the picture below—excluding solid colors.
Similar to Bunny Williams, Mark is a little bit of a chameleon design wise. The room below looks more modern and monochromatic—but still has some of his hallmark elements.
Skirted tables frequently appear in his designs. This one has a pretty greek key trim along the bottom.
How fun is this room? So much pattern and so many different shades of blue.
Even when the room isn’t predominately blue, he finds a way to work in some blue and white pottery.
I’ve always thought mirrored walls are a little dated. But, Mark D. Sikes makes this one look chic.
And, of course, I saved the best for last. This pretty vignette is the epitome of being “all about the mix.” Chinoiserie wallpaper and ginger jars look right at home with terracotta planters. Creating something like this is on my list for our dining room.Maybe minus the glass balls. We have cats.