Today I’m excited to share some shots I snapped of my favorite room at the 2018 Kips Bay Showhouse – Mark D. Sikes’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ bedroom. Upon stepping into the space you can immediately recognize it as Mark’s, as it features some of his signature elements – a prominent use of blue and green, lots of mixed patterns (especially stripes and florals), and an exacting attention to the small details that give a room that special touch. And PS, I know I’m a bad blogger for posting this the day before the showhouse closes (ahh, I’m sorry!). I hope everyone who wanted to go already knew about it and that if you live somewhere else and couldn’t go, this is fun for you to see!
In my opinion, the star of the room is the stunning hand-painted Gracie Studio wallcovering. It’s enveloping and cozy, yet feels fresh and sophisticated. I love how Mark can use such traditional elements (like a floral wallpaper), and create a space that feels so inviting and modern.
The porcelain flowers in the window are by artist Vladimir Kanevsky.
Mark laid out the room in a creative way by floating the bed, rather than placing it against a wall as almost anyone else would!
I love, love, love a patterned lampshade – something Mark employed to great effect in both his Coastal Living showhouse and here in this bedroom. The fabric on this shade is his own in collaboration with Schumacher, called Palisades Floret. On the bed is another of his fabrics, called Ojai Stripe, while the chair is covered in Santa Barbara Ikat.
The ensuite bathroom and vestibule were also beautifully decorated by Mark – the tented ceiling in the vestibule was quite the fun touch!