if you haven’t already, you must pick up the new july/august issue of veranda. the issue is beautiful, and if that isn’t enough, one of our Mark D. Sikes interior design projects is featured. it’s thrilling to be featured in veranda, but it’s even more thrilling to help create a wonderful home for a really special family.
the home is in montecito california. it’s a mediterrean house right on the pacific ocean. i was given the challenge to take a somewhat grand home and make it more comfortable and functional. the client wanted a blue and white palette and i was up for the task.
i neutralized all of the walls in the house with a lovely off white plaster; stained the floors dark; spruced up the existing terracotta tiles by adding in some blue and white portuguese tiles; and then i filled the house with comfortable furnishing, loads of texture, vintage textiles and curated treasures.
the best part about living in california is the weather, so with all my projects i aim to connect the indoors with the outdoors and open up the spaces so they connect and relate….i can’t think of anything better than connecting the inside of a home to the ocean. the color of the sand, the water and the sky inspired the palette and the mood.
this home was a dream to work on. designing is a very rewarding job. it’s wonderful to always be creative, to feel inspired and create beautiful spaces. but the best part about it is how you connect with people and the relationships it can form. without question from start to finish this project has been a california dream. enjoy!