Issue Date: 2019 JUNE, Posted On: 6/13/2019

06132019 Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke 'Coast to Coast' Collection Hits Retail
By RugNews.com Editors

Inspired by an antique indigo Kasuri weaving, the reversible Big Sur rug by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke is woven in wool.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke 'Coast to Coast' collection, which previewed at spring's High Point Market, launched at retail this week with rugs, bedding, decorative pillows and throws.

Massachusetts-based Annie Selke, which sells wholesale to specialty stores and direct to consumer on its website and at its two Massachusetts stores, is offering eight rug designs by Sikes in a choice of colorways.

West Coast designer Mark D. Sikes and Annie Selke of the eponymous Annie Selke LLC, have collaborated on a collection of rugs and bedding called Coast to Coast.

Known for creating timeless interiors that embody an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, Sikes mixes American and European styles, traditional and modern and new and old sensibilities in his interior designs. Of the collection he says, "It's all about how to mix East and West Coast styles. The East Coast traditional checks, stripes and florals mix with West Coast bohemian paisleys, embroiders and batiks. This mix and the layers are what make this collection or any room feel comfortable, casual and inviting."

In Sikes' collection for Annie Selke, which will be on show at Anne Selke showrooms in Atlanta and Las Vegas for summer markets, rugs are loom woven in either cotton or jute and jacquard woven in wool.

Big Sur

Bug Sur by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke

The reversible Big Sur Jacquard woven wool rug by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke is inspired by an antique Kasuri indigo weaving in classic indigo for a modern East meets West look. $572 in 5x8


Guilford by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke

A new interpretation on a classic check and a refined seed stitch texture give the Guilford hand woven cotton rug a tailored preppy look. Edge bound for a refined finish, the ivory ground is paired with a choice of navy, cobalt, red or wheat check colorways. 6x9 $622


Hampshire by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke

An updated classic awning stripe rug with a drapey hand and a refined seed stitch texture,this intricately hand woven cotton rug gives a tailored preppy element to pull a room together. Edge bound for a refined finish, the ivory ground comes striped in a choice of navy, cobalt, red or wheat. $622 in 6x9


Harwich by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke

Huge alternating diamonds in two colors are dhurrie-woven in sustainable braided jute on a natural undyed base in the handwoven Harwich rug from the design collaboration between Annie Selke and West Coast designer Mark D. Sikes. $688 in 5x8


Ipswich by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke

A weighted border of contrasting stripes gives structure to the Ipswich jute rug, which uses a Soumak weave to add texture, strength and dimension by wrapping each warp yarn with the weft, a technique that can only be done by hand. $688 in 5x8

La Mirada

A traditional tailored look with a touch of east meets west, La Mirada's wide bands of micro stripes are structured with crisp, banded edges on an ivory ground. This design is constructed using a hand loomed flat weave in 100% cotton, and available in a choice of navy, Asiatic blue or wheat. $326 in 6x9

The loom knotted cotton Ojai rug features a geometric diamond pattern with multi tonal textural stitches executed in two colors. Handwoven in India, this is a compelling composition for the modern interior. $660 in 5x8


A refined update of the rustic rag rug, Solana's finer yarns, tighter more intricate weave and an antiqued unbleached cotton base combine with broken stripe effect that creates an ikat-like feel reminiscent of Japanese indigo textiles, in Asiatic blue or navy. $810 in 6x9.

Mark D. Sikes is author of Beautiful, All American Decorating and Timeless Style from Rizzoli. In addition to this capsule collection with Annie Selke, he presently has licensing partnerships with Hudson Lighting, Soane Britain, Schumacher, Blue Pheasant, and Merida.

The woven cotton Hampshire Stripe rug by Mark D. Sikes anchors a blue and white entry foyer.

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