Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Chinoiserie Dining Room

Mark D. Sikes


A beautiful dining room by Mark D. Sikes featuring Madame de Pompadour wallpaper for Schumacher in Blush.


Schumacher Madame de Pompadour


It wouldn't be Mark Sikes without blue and stripes, and here we have blue striped wallpaper in the entryway and blue velvet on the dining chairs with blue stripes on the chair backs. 

I quite like the Eugenia topiary in the entryway. I have gone a bit nuts with Eugenia topiaries in my garden - I am up to twenty one and counting. They are a bit addictive. They need a lot of sun, so indoors place them in bright light by a south facing window or patio door.

Mark Sikes likes topiaries too.


Mark D. Sikes


A stand like these is a great way to give a plant more height. Here are some favorites.


Bunny Williams Ball & Claw Plant Stand


Scalloped Stand


Duck Feet Plant Stand



Martha Stewart Rattan Plant Stand


These gold medal award winning British topiary shears are a must if you have topiaries and they are under $20. I could not live without mine. They make a wonderful gift for the gardener in your life.

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