Sometimes you just need to see pretty. Mark does pretty, Mark does classic. Mark does English. It feels familiar and refreshing at the same time. Enjoy this pretty home.  Mark D. Sikes Works Midcentury Magic on a Southern Ranch House The California designer honors an Alabama home’s past with lovely layers of pattern and playful.. read more →

Now that summer has arrived, I have the desire to travel and explore. I want to see the sights and be a lounge lizard while basking in the sun.  I have found the perfect spot to do this with a fabulously chic boutique hotel that was recently renovated.  Holiday House is a 28-room boutique hotel.. read more →

I few weeks back I introduced you to Mark Sikes’ new California Stripes collection of dhurrie rugs for Merida. I am a in L O V E with this pretty pink number.  My dog friends at the barn are certainly fans as seen below… I have long been a fan of dhurrie rugs for many reasons.  they.. read more →

Merida recently shared a wonderful surprise. They created in collaboration with Mark D. Sikes. “California Stripes” is his collection of wool dhurries. The collection in comprised of four various stripe collections names for the Cali areas or neighborhoods he often frequents; Brentwood, Presidio, Montecito and Palisades CALIFORNIA STRIPES A modern take on vintage dhurries, each rug.. read more →

My friends at BRANDSHOP are hosting some amazing events in early December in Charlotte and tickets are going fast. This speaker series is not to be missed…and the shopping is stellar too.  Founded by childhood friends Hillary Crittendon & Laura Martin Mills, BRANDSHOP is a traveling retail event that connects top emerging brands & designers with.. read more →

I had the pleasure of receiving a review copy of Mark Sikes new book “Beautiful.” I anticipated the book to be just like it’s name. Mark’s work is typically very classic, lightly colored interiors full of blue & white. What surprised me was the range of his work all of which holds his signature style that.. read more →

Mark D. Sikes is a man in fire.  He has more going on in the design and fashion world than I can comprehend.   He has launched a popular fashion line, MDS Stripes, has a book coming out with Rizzoli in September and a fabric line with F. Schumacher launching in September in addition to.. read more →