House Beautiful September 2016


i’m probably best known for blue and white or neutral interiors, but i really do love color and pattern.

enter in a client who has a young family and wanted to create a classic and timeless home in nyc. she loves color and wasn’t afraid of pattern and print. she already had these pretty lilac walls, a gorgeous de gournay wallpaper in her dining room and a very pretty hummingbird pattern on the walls in her bedroom.

i used the de gournay pattern to set the palette of the house. i brought out the robins egg blue, reds and cobalt blue, played them up throughout the house.  added in suzani prints, chintz, ikats, embroderies and animal prints. the details are gorgeous. notice the wallpaper on the ceilings, the trims on the walls, and of course it wouldn’t be a mark d. sikes interior with out a lot of blue and white.

i love my work. i love creating beautiful interiors. mostly i love happy clients. the relationships you create, the joy that comes, the beauty that’s created is truly what makes what we do so very bright.

thank you house beautiful for publishing this project in the new september color issue, and i love the name of our story “on the bright side”- it sure is!

photographs by bjorn wallander, project produced by doretta sperduto.

be sure to pick up the new issue of house beautiful on stands now or down load the issue here.

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