If you’ve been following Café Design for some time, then you know I can’t go too long without posting about the work of one of my favorite designers – Mark D. Sikes. While I’m anxiously awaiting the reveal of his freshly decorated Hollywood Hills home, I’ve been perusing his portfolio in search of inspiration. I didn’t need to look far, as each project is beautiful and inspiring. But one project in particular stood out, a small cottage in Marin County that I’ve not blogged about before. We’ve seen images of its rooms in Sikes’ first book, Beautiful (by the way, the second one is in the works as we speak) but I thought it would be fun to piece together the different rooms into a detailed tour of this lovely blue and white cottage.
Layers of texture, a mix of patterns and a cohesive color palette of blue and white are a tried and true recipe for a chic coastal home. I love the white painted floors, they really open up the space. I also like that Sikes chose a mix of bistro chairs and wing backs for the dining area. It all looks super comfortable and chic. To make sure the palette doesn’t run too cold, natural fiber rugs, baskets, matchstick shades, butcher block countertops in the kitchen and?a tented ceiling in yummy natural wood tones were used for balance. Let’s peek inside, shall we?
I hope you enjoyed today’s tour. For more details about this home, please check Mark Sikes’ portfolio. You can purchase his first book, Beautiful, here.?Photography by Amy Neunsinger, images form Mark Sikes’ portfolio and Instagram account.
Enjoy the weekend!