Montecito Blues

With his signature blue and white palette, Mark D. Sikes decorates a wonderful beach house … It seems like every other week brings a new post about the work of LA designer Mark Sikes. It may sound repetitive to some, but I just can’t help it!

One of my favorite projects featured on Sikes’ portfolio and in his first book, Beautiful, is an ample Spanish colonial style beach front home in Montecito. Despite the classic architecture, the interiors are anything but stuffy. The clients desired a beach getaway that exudes an easy, indoor-outdoor lifestyle and Sikes was, obviously, the perfect fit! Natural textures, rattan, bamboo and abaca rugs, Anglo-Indian bone-inlayed furnishings, stripes and a medley of exotic textiles were a sure way to create a dream ocean retreat.

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Every single one of these rooms is beautiful on its own, as well as a coherent design story. For me, this house captures the essence of California living…



P.S Images via Veranda and Sikes’ portfolio.

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  1. October 11, 2017 / 5:28 am

    This is a blue and white lover’s dream house Eva (and in beautiful California no less!). It is relaxed yet refined and I love all the global influences in the fabrics, furnishings, and tile. I’m ready to move in!

    • Eva Contreras
      October 11, 2017 / 8:00 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! So kind of you to comment, I’m ready to move in too 🙂