Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Million Dollar Decorating Guest, Episode 547 Kristine Mullaney

So thrilled to be interviewed by the FABULOUS James Swan for the Million Dollar Decorating Podcast! Click here to listen 

Friday, August 11, 2017

All Blue Everything! My Coastal Living Idea House Tour

Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 

 Last friday, I was invited by Merida, along with a group of wonderful designers, to tour the Coastal Living Idea House and then for a beautiful lunch in Newport. It was a great time! How super CHIC is this lounge area!?! This is my favorite room, and I love the fact that all the fabric, even the walls are fabricated in Sunbrella fabric. Also the hand on the fabric is so nice, you really wouldn't even know it was an outdoor fabric unless someone told you! Being a Mother of two toddler boys, I am all about fabrics that wipe! Timmins enterprise is here sometimes on a weekly basis! Btw, if you don't already have your main living areas fiber-shielded I can't recommend it enough, with or without children. All my clients get this done...
After seeing this room, I think my sunroom /playroom make-over, must be done in all Sunbrella! 

Enough about wipe-able fabrics, lets talk about this art!

Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 
Photo by @kristinemullaneydes 

I love how modern and fresh, the Catherine Booker Jones art makes this space feel. Such an excellent selection! Not expected and I love that! 

It doesn't get more "Beachy" than Matt Albiani 's photos of lifeguards, coastal scenes,  and vintage Jeep Grand Wagoneers. Matt's LIFEGUARD ON DUTY is a must have summer house book,  and all these prints seen can be purchased through his site.

Family Room
Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 
Photo by @joshuabogart

Some of my iPhone photos had people in them, there were lots of people touring,  Josh from Merida was gracious an sent me some of his pics. 

Family Room 
Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 
Photo by @Joshuabogart 

Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 

 Design By Mark D Sikes 
 Photo by @Joshuabogart 
My favorite detail of the kitchen, was the pantry! I just adore this little jewel box, it is just so old school New England!

Kitchen Eating Area
Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 

Loved this Bedroom and the Boho chic vibe.
This bed by Reid Classics is so chic and different! I am going to show it to one of my clients for their beach house. 

Light and airy 2nd floor landing area, carpet by Merida - wallpaper Farrow & Ball

Love this border detail paint details in the bathroom, around the molding and the doors,  and it so functional! Just shows you how much you can do with paint.

Very fun first floor Powder Room?!!

Little Girls Room

I LOVE this coverlet fabric, by one of my favorite fabric houses Quadrille

It's cool what Mark did with the wallpaper in this space. I also think he is trying to go for a not so "matchy- matchy" vibe, more of a New England beach home that has evolved over time and is purposely NOT perfectly coordinated. I don't know that for sure...just taking a stab.
Another way you could really make this coverlet fabric POP, is if the walls were painted or wallpapered in grass cloth, in that lighter blue seen in the center of the flower in coverlet fabric. To look closer at the Henriot Floral, go here 

Not sure who the drapery workroom is for all the gorgeous custom drapery in the house?! It was really well done! 

Another fun MDS Stripes Carpet by Merida 

One area in the mud room, love the idea of a dark color for this area.

Master bedroom - Very Serene and preppy

Farrow & Ball wallpaper with Merida runner leading to bathroom. This carpet is named "Sardinia Sea" - such a cozy feel too (*we all needed to walk barefoot, which I love) 

 What a fun guest room!

Coastal Living Idea House, Design By Mark D Sikes 
Pool chaises by Llyod Flanders

How dreamy is this pool area? Cheers to the weekend! 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The spectacular work of David Burdeny

David Burdeny  “Rock Pool, Australia, 2016”

I have been sourcing a lot of photography for my past couple of projects. Recently, I did a massive install ( 5' x 6')  of David Burdenys Torino Piece, the black and white hallway seen below. 

 I really love all of his work, however wanted to share a couple of my absolute favorite pieces!


Reggia di Venaria Reale II, Torino, Italy, 2016

“Jagged Shore, Capitola, 2016", 2016

Saltern Study 12, Great Salt Lake UT

  Reading Room, Napoli, Italy 2016

 Paris from the Arc de Triumph, Paris, France, 2010
Palais Garnier, Paris France, 2012