about this time last year i started working on my living room for the southern living 2016 show house in birmingham (i’m starting another big show house now, doing the entire house, more to come on that very soon). i got to thinking, and i realized i never showed the final pictures from the show house. so here they are!

for those of you that have my book BEAUTIFUL, you know i like to organize my work by color and theme. this project would have fit in perfectly in the ‘Natural Territory’ chapter. the warm palette of neutrals, layered and mixed with lot’s of textures like rattan, rush, and cane create not only a perfect palette cleanser, they create a room that is elegant, inviting, comfortable, timeless, and if i do say so myself, very beautiful!

i hope you enjoy the final photographs taken by david hillegas of the living room i designed for the 2016 southern living idea house. if you want to see more of my projects, please visit our new website and tour unseen portfolio images here.

have a great week, i hope you make it beautiful!

1- unnamed-2 2- unnamed-1 2.5 - unnamed-13 3- unnamed-3 3.5- unnamed-14 5- unnamed-4 6- unnamed-7 6.5 - unnamed-11 7- unnamed-6 8- unnamed-9 9- unnamed-10 10- unnamed 11- unnamed-1 copy


All posts and content on this blog are created solely for Mark D. Sikes and are a copyright product of Mark D Sikes, Inc. Please do not use posts without written permission or without linking back and crediting the original source. We do our very best to give credit where it is due. However, if an image is credited incorrectly, please contact me at [email protected] so that I can properly credit the image as soon as possible.


Mark D. Sikes reserves the right to moderate comments and remove any comments that are deemed as spam or are inappropriate or offensive without notice.


Any personal information collected on the site will never be sold or disclosed to third-parties.

Affiliates Disclosure

From time to time, I may feature a sponsored post or affiliate links from which I earn a small commission or fee. These posts will be disclosed as such. All opinions are truly and genuinely my own.