Mark D. Sikes Reinvents His Chic Hollywood Hills Home

July 1, 2014 Decorating
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In just two short years, interior designer Mark D. Sikes has experienced the kind of lightning speed career trajectory that most designers can only dream of. After more than two decades working in visual merchandising and store design for fashion retailers, Mark launched his eponymous design and lifestyle blog in the Fall of 2011 which gave him an opportunity to showcase his impeccable …

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Redecorating!

June 30, 2014 Decorating
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Well hello there! You may have noticed a bit of radio silence here on the blog lately and it’s because I’ve been busy busy busy! In addition to working on design projects for clients in and around Manhattan, I’ve been back and forth to LA for other business, working on some exciting brand building initiatives and even more exciting, I’ve been redecorating! Well I guess I should say …

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Tour The Kips Bay Showhouse!

June 29, 2014 Decorating

Showhouse season is winding down so what better time than to recap one of my favorites – The 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. I’ve attended this showhouse for many years and I have to say, this year’s was the best yet and it was chock full of beautiful rooms by twenty-two of the nation’s most acclaimed designers and architects. Showhouses give designers the opportunity to execute t …

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Introducing Birch Lane

May 12, 2014 Decorating
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There are only a handful of brands that hit the mark when it comes to stylish and affordable home decor but there’s cause for celebration because we now have one more So Haute approved brand to add to the mix with the recent launch of Birch Lane. Billed as the destination where “tradition meets inspiration” Birch Lane is the brainchild of mega online retailer Wayfair and their n …

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Beautiful Portraits of Motherhood on The Glow

May 11, 2014 Inspiration & Ideas
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Do you read The Glow? Even though I am not yet a mother, I am completely obsessed with this site which takes you inside the world of inspiring and fashionable moms who share their thoughts on motherhood along with a few of their favorite things. I love seeing the beautiful portraits of moms with their kids and, of course, getting a glimpse inside their enviable homes! Co-founder and …

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