Designer and Lifestyle Blogger, Mark D. Sikes beautiful California home was first featured in House Beautiful Magazine. He launched his Lifestyle Blog in 2011 showing us his sense of style. Sikes has captured our attention ever since. Two decades of working as a visual merchandiser and store designer for fashion retailers prepared him well. Sikes’ interior design firm opened in 2012.
In just a few years, Sikes has been able to do what most designers dream. He has landed the cover of two major magazines. Sikes’ new redesigned home is featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Veranda Magazine.
Sikes prefers to entertain guest in the living. Windows and French doors are opened to take advantage of the fresh California air and sun. Every room opens to the garden, designed by Sikes. In the garden, boxwoods are planted in terracotta pots that line up the steps of the various levels of the garden. I love boxwoods in the garden. I consider them the gatekeepers of the garden.
Sikes enjoys reading in the dining room. He has placed neat piles of his books on the table. Sikes and his partner Michael Griffin are also avid collectors.
I admire Sikes’ design style and his easy and elegant approach to living. He is on my “A List” of favorite designers. Follow Sikes on his blog and Instagram. Pick up the latest issue of Veranda Magazine for the full story.
GET THE LOOK: Mark D. Sike’s Dining Room
Art: Thom Filicia , fresh flowers: anemones, flea market finds chandelier: Ebay, designer fabric: Brunschwig & Fils , chairs upholstered in leather for a masculine touch, bamboo shades for texture and organic feel, blue and white garden stool : Furbish , Leopard rug: Stark (Everyone should have a little leopard at home.) Mirror wall option: Antique-finished, mirrored glass: Ethan Allen
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