Hive Home, Gift & Garden debuts a globally inspired blue-and-white tabletop collection by designer Mark D. Sikes for Blue Pheasant.
Interior designer Mark D. Sikes
Tablescape guru Blue Pheasant (bluepheasant.com), the folks behind other designer fave brands like Made Goods and Pigeon & Poodle, has collaborated with esteemed L.A.-based interior and product designer Mark D. Sikes (markdsikes.com). Sikes has been known to attach his moniker to several notable names in the home category—from fabrics and furnishings to lighting and linens (a signature bedding and rug group for Annie Selke is currently on the drawing board). “I like the gathering aspect of acquiring and building a collection,” says Sikes. “It’s a passion of mine even outside of tabletop.”
Blue and white was the natural palette of choice for the designer, since the combo is favored by everybody everywhere, just like Sikes’ own body of work. “There’s a universal love for blue and white. It’s easy to understand, approachable, and crosses ages and genres,” he says. “It’s just one of those things that works.”
Mixed blue sponge and handstamped Portuguese title-inspired dinnerware are the perfect accent to a summer table
Sara McCann, owner of Hive Home, Gift & Garden, sensed the coastal feel of the collection would be a perfect fit for her shop and its discerning customer base… and she was spot-on. “We sold out of one of the pieces as we were setting up for the event a couple days prior!” says McCann, smiling, referring to the February launch when Sikes flew in for a personal appearance.
MDS Tabletop for Blue Pheasant, which deftly mixes Eastern and Western sensibilities, was derived from the designer’s travels in addition to his own personal favorites. The blending of influences from Ojai, Calif., to Nantucket is as much a melting pot as our nation itself. “The recipe is foolproof,” says Sikes. “The user can mix-and-match with complete confidence.” 424 Palm St., West Palm Beach, hivepalmbeach.com
Photography by: Christina Cernik