Mark Sikes / Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas

Mark D. Sikes’ Magnificent Living Room for Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is Inspired by the Fabled La Fiorentina

“Mark D. Sikes’ beautiful living room, dubbed Casa Fiorentina, was inspired by the iconic La Fiorentina estate in Cap Ferrat. Checks, stripes, paisleys, and tile motifs play together in this refreshing and rejuvenating space that honors the essence of the timeless La Fiorentina while being reimagined with a Texas twist. The fabled La Fiorentina has a rich history filled with legendary designers who played a role in its legacy: Rory Cameron, Billy Baldwin, David Hicks …”

“Even Hubert de Givenchy and Bunny Mellon are a part of the story. Mark’s interpretation of this space continues the tradition of casual ease and elegance for which its namesake is known. A magnificent custom wallpaper by Iksel Decorative Arts creates the perfect backdrop: a decadent yet airy blue-and-white tile motif that engulfs the space with a worldly elegance.”

“Layered within is a mix of Italian and Portuguese antiques from John Nelson Antiques, as well as pieces from Mark’s own new collection with Chaddock Home, upholstered in Schumacher fabrics and accented with Samuel & Sons trim. Hanging lanterns from Paul Ferrante punctuate the space. A special debut collaboration with Christopher Spitzmiller also makes an appearance, reinterpreting wicker onto a porcelain vessel. – Mark D. Sikes”

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