Home Tour: Interior Designer Mark D. Sikes's Lovely L.A. Hideaway
Designer Mark D. Sikes strives to perfectly balance beauty and function in all aspects of his career, so it's no surprise that his charming Hollywood Hills home is an effortlessly elegant mix of periods, textures, and styles (and has been featured on the cover of House Beautiful!). He opened his home to One King's Lane and it is simply stunning. It's been a process - since he and his partner moved in seven years ago they expanded the tiny galley kitchen, removed the walls of their evergreen damask wallpaper, and leveled the outdoor spaces and terraces. Check out the gorgeous results below!
Light shades of blue and white make for a cheerful, crisp kitchen. It's a multifunctional space, with the family room adjoining. “We don't cook a lot, so it really serves as a family room," says Mark. “The TV is here, and we have lots of seating areas."
The serene living room finds balance with the Gracie wallpaper panels that flank the gorgeous arched window. "There are things that just work in design—natural-fiber rugs, striped dhurries, chinoiserie. Beautiful textiles and great texture work no matter if it's a traditional interior or a clean, minimal space," says Mark.
“A skirted table adds a feminine and sophisticated touch to a room," says Mark. “And they're practical—you can stow things out of sight."
The mix of patterns in this bedroom is nothing short of breathtaking. It's so glamorous! Says Mark, "I like an eclectic mix of periods, of scale, of finishes, and a mix of textures. I think that creates not only beauty but a sense of ease."
And we absolutely CANNOT ignore the patio space. "I love to design homes that blend the indoors with the outside," says Mark. “I think of outdoor spaces as additional rooms."
The ivy-covered walls are très chic - we just want to soak up the sun there all day! “I love this antique stone table, even though it's crumbling, and designed the entire space around it," Mark says. “We use it for dining, as a bar, or just as a focal point."
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