The Look for Less vol. 2

I’ve touted Mark D. Sikes and the #blueandwhiteforever trend that’s going on pretty recently. I thought it would also be fun to do a look for less with a one of the more famous pictures from his Beautiful book.


The original block print bedding, curtains, etc pattern is from Les Indiennes. My friend, Elizabeth, wrote a great post about the originals here.

block print bedroom

Ava block print ballard

Ballard has a block print bedding (that’s currently on sale!) that could give you the same look. The King duvet in Indigo is on sale for $129!

Ballard also has their Bingham Printed Damask Panels in Indigo – which would most likely be the same color and would continue the pattern play look.


blue drapery ballard

I love the mirror that he uses here and thought it would work to do a bone inlay instead. They are more accessible and you can go several different colorways with it.

Blue from

Brown from Wayfair

He uses a shell mirror and stenciled dresser to continue the pattern play on the other side of the room. Those would also be fun projects to diy!

He also uses a pair of mis-matched blue and white lamps.

Here’s an option from Wisteria. With all of the blue and white trends, any store should have some great options!

simone bench

The Quincy Indigo Simone bench from Ballard mirrors the one he used under the window.

This more modern one from Target is a good look too in a solid.

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These striped LaJolla baskets from Serena and Lily are a great copy of the dipped basket he used in the corner.

He also included a patterned headboard.

Many stores have good options that you can customize with their fabric but it would also be really easy to make yourself.

We diy’d our headboard for less than $100 and it has held up really well – 3 years and counting! As long as you have the tools to cut the plywood in the shape that you want for the headboard, you just need fabric, batting, a staple gun and nailheads.

Lastly, to complete the look, add a cool striped cotton rug like this one from Dash & Albert. 

Would you duplicate this look? Or maybe incorporate some of these elements in your house?






5 thoughts on “The Look for Less vol. 2

  1. I love this Mark D Sikes room as well!! I have it pinned. Great high/low sourcing! I love the Les Indiennes block printed fabric and actually knocked off a few window panels for just a few dollars each. I posted the how-to on my blog. I did them in blue for one project and in pink for my last One Room Challenge! Check it out – you could easily do it, too!

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