Updating vintage appliances
A move to California, which he now calls home, left a tailored, more natural effect on his style.
Sikes employs well-balanced color palettes and comfortable furniture choices to compose graceful rooms.
“There’s a real outdoor quality to it,” says Kirkland.
And a white embroidered paper above the chair rail adds slight dimension to the walls.
From a beautiful, green kitchen to a living room filled with shades of neutral, each room showcases the talent of these designers.
The home is of course topped off with a wraparound porch, including a cozy porch swing.
Sikes also accessorized with reproduction bird prints by famed Swedish artist Olof Rudbeck (His Inspiration: “The 1986 living room was gorgeously neutral,” says Sikes.
Several of Ingram’s projects— including his own home—have graced our pages in the past, so he was a natural choice for designing our 50th Anniversary house.
She limited the dressy elements to the windows, chandelier, and table and surrounded the table with durable upholstered chairs.
Two banquettes set in the corners of the room double as extra seating.
Chrome hardware, stainless-steel appliances, and brass lighting add glitz and character. For 2016, it’s Sherwin-Williams Evergreens (SW 6447). The Thermador hood insert (wrapped in a custom wood hood) comes with halogen lights.
It’s clear that Ingram took some green inspiration from the June 1975 kitchen with its wallpapered ceiling and stenciled cabinets.