You’re going to love this gorgeous Montecito home decorated by Mark D. Sikes. I grew up an hour and a half north of Santa Barbara and Mediterranean homes like these always make me homesick for California’s beautiful central coast. In this instance, the homeowner hired Sikes to redecorate a vacation property they already owned, so most of the work involved sourcing new fabrics and furnishings and rearranging some of the existing pieces. I love how Sikes used Lee Jofa’s Althea chintz (one of my all time favorite fabrics) on the armchair above and the timeless Moroccan inlay side table (on my wish list) beside it. To read the full story pick up a copy of the August 2018 issue of House Beautiful. Below, explore more images of the lovely home.
It’s no surprise Sikes’ go-to blue and white color palette appears throughout the home (see fabulous ikat curtains above). The white coral chandelier is also a showstopper and fitting given the home’s coastal locale. That Althea chintz sofa is my pretty much my dream (note the tufting and nailhead trim!). I apologize the photos are a bit blurry–I’ll update this post once higher res photos are available online!
The round table in the living room corner looks like the perfect place for a game of cards. I love the blue and white plates hung above the fireplace and the tree potted in a fabulous chippendale style planter.
Can you even imagine enjoying breakfast in this dreamy eat-in dining area? The bistro chairs are the perfect shade of sea blue and I adore the pleated pendant lampshade.
Sikes didn’t see any need to replace the bedroom’s existing Bali ikat wallpaper by China Seas. It’s so gorgeous—I can see why. The wood bamboo-style bench adds rich tones to the room’s soft color palette.
An exterior image of the home shared by Sikes.