mark d sikes

I’m a big Mark D Sikes fan, and after having just spent a couple of hours poring over his latest book, I’ve become even more obsessed with his work. Mark is an LA based designer with a seriously chic aesthetic; whether he’s doing full blown print, pattern and color like this NYC apartment or keeping a room neutral and calming, the results are equally…
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schumacher citrus garden

Schumacher’s Citrus Garden print is another all time favorite of mine, like Samarkand which I talked about here. Every time I’m in the Schumacher showroom pulling fabrics for work I always end up looking at Citrus Garden – it’s just such a fun, happy print. I have a fabric swatch of it at home that I’m keeping in the hopes of…
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a fun northern california home

There’s something so appealing about a lived in space that looks collected rather than decorated, and this former YWCA summer camp turned sprawling Northern California home is a prime example. Per the Elle Decor article, the first time the couple was shown the space they couldn’t wrap their heads around the amount of work needed and just walked out, but…
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beach house vibes

We may be moving to a little beach house in Manhattan Beach in a few months, so naturally I’ve gotten all excited and started compiling beach house inspiration photos. We already have a lot of stuff that will work in the new place like a big jute rug and a comfy white slipcovered sofa for the family room, but we’ll need to…
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decorating with baskets and hats

I love the look of decorating a wall with something other than the obvious; tapestries, signs, and my favorites, hats and baskets. I actually created a hat wall in my office by accident/out of necessity; I didn’t have any space to hang my collection so I threw them up on the wall and ended up really liking how they looked. It’s…
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tumbleweed & dandelion

Tumbleweed and Dandelion is one of my absolute favorite stores in Venice, if not in all of Los Angeles. The shop itself is housed in a little converted bungalow on Abbot Kinney and is always filled to the brim with beautifully styled knickknacks, furniture and accessories. Stepping into the shop makes you instantly wish you owned an artfully disheveled beach house,…
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