Long before I started a blog of my own, I was surfing the internet for home decorating tips and inspiration and came across the work of the very talented Mark D. Sikes. Originally a retail consultant, LA-based Sikes expanded his repertoire to include interior design. A photo spread of the home he shares with his partner, Michael Griffin, in the December/January 2012 issue of House Beautiful made a big splash and had his phone ringing off the hook. This is no surprise, considering how lust-worthy this piece of real estate is. I’m in love with it, both inside and out. Every inch of it is well thought-out, screams stylishness but also appears welcoming, light and comfortable. Definitely my kind of home! When can I move in?