Four Collections to Know About
From tabletop to plumbing products, a peek inside the latest buzz-worthy design news happening in the area.
Interior designer Mark D. Sikes is known for his fresh, all-American style. He has applied that same spirited sensiblity to his newly-introduced Poppy Collection with Anthropologie. Named after his beloved French bulldog, the curated assortment of furniture, lighting, wallpaper, tabletop and decorative accessories features colorful, maximalist prints. “When ideating my dream collection, I knew that I wanted to create luxurious pieces that could complement each other perfectly, but also have just as much of an impact on their own,” says Sikes.
Marking his first foray into plumbing products, architect, interior and product designer Barry Goralnick teamed up with Brooklyn-based Watermark Designs. The James Collection is complete with knobs and lever faucets, shower systems and accessories handcrafted from solid brass. Goralnick describes the industrial yet sophisticated style, which includes gear-like knobs, as “blended modern.” Rich two-toned finishes add to the collection’s visual and tactile beauty. “The industrial aesthetic has been popular ever since the modern architecture of the Bauhaus movement brought it from the factory to the home,” notes Goralnick. Available through Bender.
The Color of Water
Launching a third fabric collection with Kravet, interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks takes a deeper dive into the art of color and texture. The Seascapes collection includes new colorations of existing patterns, while also presenting original designs in soothing, sophisticated fabrics. “I wanted this collection to be very painterly, like the pottery that I love in my own home, with both faded and pungent colors,” states Marks. Coastal-vibe patterns like Low Tide, Great Reef, Lost Coast and Lookout Point are coordinated with checks, plaids and wovens in ocean hues of soft blues, aquas, seafoam, indigo and sandy neutrals. “It’s very obviously sea inspired but also very sophisticated,” adds Marks. “I can see this in a city or a beach house in Malibu.”
Drinks with Martha
Two names synonymous with elegance and hospitality, Baccarat and Martha Stewart, are toasting to a collaboration. Inspired by Stewart’s considerable Baccarat collection, the Martha pattern includes goblets, tumblers, a pitcher and an ice bucket with jewel-like, crosshatched etching. “I am a longtime admirer of Baccarat’s exquisite crystalware, so it is such an honor to partner with this distinguished brand on the Martha collection,” says Stewart. “I look forward to not only sharing these elegant designs with consumers, but also to enjoying the beautiful crystal myself. I am particularly proud of the Martha-rita goblets.” Prices range from $350 to $1,100, available at Baccarat boutiques and Neiman Marcus.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Design Notes.