October 21, 2019
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This summer, three prominent L.A. designers—Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Mark D. Sikes and Ann Marie Vering—join forces with big-name brands to usher in the latest lust-haves in outdoor furniture, rugs and bedding.
The Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke’s Fairfield duvet cover, $568, is awash with color.
Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke
Celebrated WeHo designer Mark D. Sikes already boasts signature lines of lighting, rattan, fabric, rugs and tabletops, so his first foray into bedding with Americana textile and home decor mainstay Annie Selke is a natural next step. Dubbed the Coast to Coast collection, the line references Sikes’ widespread interior design projects, which keep him dashing cross-country regularly, and is made to seamlessly meld styles that range from Malibu cool to Hamptons chic. “It’s all about how to mix East and West Coast looks,” says Sikes. “The East Coast’s traditional checks, stripes and florals mix with the West Coast bohemian paisleys, embroideries and batiks.” And don’t miss the rugs. The one named for the dreamy getaway of Big Sur is a particular favorite of the designer. Locations vary
Standouts among Harbour Outdoor’s MLB collection are these teak lounge chairs, $1,996 each.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Harbour Outdoor
Aussie brand Harbour Outdoor knows furniture, and by linking up with famed L.A. designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard for its premier collaborative collection, it upped its offerings luxuriously high. The streamlined pieces nod to the work of midcentury masters. “Although inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the line has a very modern feel that is easily worked into a transitional space,” Bullard says. “These pieces are investments that supersede fashion and fad.” Also, sustainable fabric, organic materials and responsibly harvested A-grade plantation teak from Indonesia were used in most of the line. “I love being as ‘green’ as possible; it’s not the easiest task but one I’m crusading to make a reality,” says Bullard. Helms Bakery
Ann Marie Vering’s Oscar collection armchairs, $995 each, pair perfectly with the Oscar dining table crafted from ultracompact Dekton, from $4,995.
Ann Marie Vering for Brown Jordan
A deep dive into the Brown Jordan archives yielded the source elements for L.A.-based furniture, hotel and restaurant designer Ann Marie Vering’s sophisticated Oscar collection. Specifically, another big collab set the tone: that of innovative midcentury architect Walter Lamb, whose 1948 Bronze collection for Brown Jordan utilized salvaged rope, brass and copper tubing from sunken Pearl Harbor ships. “Lamb used rope way before it was ‘cool,’” notes Vering. “I wanted to celebrate it and reintroduce it to the company.” For the distinctive twisted rope look featured in the line’s seating pieces, Vering pulled inspiration from hanging baskets at international flower markets. The collection’s name is another nod to florals—specifically, the Oscar tulip. West Hollywood
Photography by: mark d. sikes collection photo courtesy of annie selke | mlb collection photo courtesy of harbour outdoor | oscar collection photo courtesy of brown jordan