cool homes

holiday in the {hollywood} hills

Did anyone catch the this month’s Lonny mag??

I just had to point out the awesome home of L.A. based designer Mark D. Sikes.   It’s insane how effortless a home can appear while remaining so refined in the smallest of details.  While you’re drooling, take note of all the natural elements that give the space a serene and earthy atmosphere.  Here’s a few of the highlights:

I’m loving the neutral, soothing palette.

How cute are these little white mini pumpkins for each place setting?!

This is such a welcoming and comfortable kitchen, especially with the seating area and built-in book storage in close proximity.

Tile + mirror = winning combo

Ahh so cozy.

Striped awning: I see you!!

Wow what gorgeous views!!  And the landscaping flows perfectly.


Check out the whole article here – plus tips from Mark on holiday entertaining and a couple of recipes!

happy friday!

Came across this photo on Pinterest and thought I’d share!  We’ll be enjoying the weather and cooking out this weekend.  I’d like to hear about everyone’s weekend plans…. xoxo! Hope you enjoy it!




(photo via Pinterest)

mid-century modern ranch home

This mid-century modern ranch was transformed into the perfect home for one Austin’s foremost music club owners with an extensive hot rod collection. The addition of a six-car garage and bedroom wing created the extra space and functionality needed for the home.  – Dick Clark Architecture

 Featured in this summer’s Atomic Ranch magazine, this amazing home is a eclectic mix of modern and retro.


A bridge gallery was added to connect the new addition with the existing home.


A combination of mid-century furniture with modern architectural design.



I can’t imagine having a red kitchen but I really like it in this pic!


Hello bath floor tile.  You inspire me.


(All photos from Dick Clark Architecture’s website. )


Happy Friday! xo