DESIGN NOTES


Outdoor Styling Tips

HOW TO STYLE A SUMMER SOIREÉ

with designer Mark D. Sikes

Huge fans of designer Mark D. Sikes, we were delighted to host a book signing party for his best-selling book, Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style, at our Hamptons store.

Mark created a lovely tablescape for the event and shared some effortless ideas on how to put the perfect finishing touches on your own outdoor gathering.

“These are a must. I love ones with a little wicker. I cluster different sizes together on a dining table, mixed with flowers and bowls of fruit.”


SHOP HAVANA|ALL OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING

“So necessary! I always look to Serena & Lily for the classic and the whimsical.”


SHOP BRELA|ALL NAPKINS

“You need pillows, both inside and outside. It’s fun to add some color or some print during this time of year.”


SHOP MONTECITO|ALL PILLOWS

“Also really fun to sprinkle all around for color and a bit of whimsy. I especially love myrtle topiaries in a mossy terra cotta pot.”

I love everything Serena & Lily and how I can layer your pieces (be it wicker or a textile) into any of my projects. The quality, style, and details add up.”

mark d. sikes

Just a few reasons why we admire Mark D. Sikes: He loves stripes and a timeless, spirited style, can’t get enough blue and white, and believes in blurring the lines between indoors and out. Now that’s beautiful.