Hollywood Hills Revisited

Mark D. Sikes is redecorating!  A few weeks ago he announced it on his Instagram account and I remember thinking how I’d seen the cobalt blue and white renderings (below) of his product collaborations with Merida and Schumacher and thought they might spark a real life redesign, and they have!

Cafe Design | Mark D. Sikes | Rendering - Family Room

Decorators get tired of their homes, everybody knows that, but instead of moving and leaving behind a great house in a wonderful location, Sikes has throughout the years smartly refreshed the interiors. The first time he and his partner Michael Griffin decorated their Spanish colonial home in the Hollywood Hills, it landed him on the cover of House Beautiful and opened the pathway to a successful new career. The former visual merchandiser expert is now the hottest interior designer to follow.

Cafe Design | Mark D. Sikes | Rendering - Dining Room

Cafe Design | Mark D. Sikes | Rendering - Library

Since that first story, Sikes and Griffin have expanded upon their home and redecorated once more, and a subsequent cover story in Veranda followed. Overall, Sikes’ style is a reflection of his two loves – fashion and design – inspired by the classics, it has only gotten better with time. I for one thought his first take on his home was perfection, only to find myself surprised and amazed by the second! Anxiously awaiting to see what else he has in mind, though judging by those renderings its going to be BEAUTIFUL!

Cafe Design Exterior

California cool is how Sikes describes his interiors, a mix of high and low of things. Velvet and linen, leather, gilt and natural textures like abaca, sisal and rattan, bone inlaid Anglo – Indian furnishings, Hermes ashtrays, boxes and abstract art….they all coexist beautifully in his designs. Add to that a timeless blue and white color scheme, stripes and a successful fashion line and you might get a glimpse of how busy the life of this talented man must be.

Since his original vision for his home was such a breakthrough and has appealed to so many, I went back to look at the pictures. House Beautiful did a great job in showing us an ample tour but I also found a story published in Lonny that complements beautifully the HB shots. And for the sake of completeness, I compiled everything into one gigantic tour. Enjoy!

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Entry

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Living Room

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Fireplace Chair

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Fireplace Detail

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Armoire

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Side Door

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Chair Detail

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Dining Room

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Vignette

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Dining Room 2

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Kitchen

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Breakfast Nook

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Powder Room

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Kitchen Island

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Family Room

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Closet

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Sink

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Library

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Library Close-up

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Stairway

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Master Bedroom

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Master Bedroom Window Seat

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Bedroom Dresser

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Balcony

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Master Bath

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Guest Bedroom

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Reading Nook

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Guest Bedroom Details

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Guest Bedroom Details 2

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Guest Bathroom

Cafe Design Hollywood Hills Revisited Gurst Bathroom Tub

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Patio

Cafe Design | Hollywood Hills Revisited | Patio Stairs

In case you are wondering, the home has since changed looks. A few years ago Sikes and his partner Michael Griffin decided to expand their master bedroom and one thing led to another – the initial remodel plans sparked a chain reaction which led to a refresh of the downstairs rooms as well. If you loved this tour, you’ll love the second look even more! If that’s possible…I’ll probably post about that one too sometime soon 🙂

{Photography for House Beautiful by Amy Neunsinger, photography for Lonny by Patrick Cline}

xo,

Eva



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2 Comments

  1. August 30, 2017 / 2:41 am

    I love Mark D. Sikes! Looking forward to seeing the second tour!

    • Eva Contreras
      August 30, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you, Michelle! I’ll write about it soon! xo, Eva

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