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Mad Max: Designers Mark D. Sikes and Philip Gorrivan's Maximal Point of View T he lush pages of Carl Dellatore's latest Rizzoli release, More is More is More: Today's Maximalist Interiors, offer a grand and enchanting argument for the pleasures of decorating excess. "This is nothing less than a master class in how to properly gild the lily. Want to learn how to live out loud? Like, really, really sing? Look no further," says Dara Caponigro, Schumacher's creative director and editor in chief of Frederic, in the foreword she penned for Dellatore's ode to over-the- top. Dellatore casts a wide net to his insider Rolodex. It's no surprise that the author of the 2016 Rizzoli volume, Interior Design Master Class — which queried 100 American designer tastemakers to share their advice and divulge expert knowledge — would again crack open his contacts to seek out interiors from design colleagues whose work eschews stark minimalism and reductive decor in favor of rooms that crackle with wit, opulence, and originality. Dellatore curates dozens of unforgettable interiors designed by decorators plying tools of high imagination — as such, More is More is More transports readers to exotic lands, invites us to bask in Baroque color play, and offers an embarkation to high Rococo flights of fancy. The inventive talents showcased include this definitive roll call: Mark D. Sikes and Philip Gorrivan who join him on the panel; Bunny Williams, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Corey Damen Jenkins, Michelle Nussbaumer, Ken Fulk, Steven Gambrel, Kelly Behun, Summer Thornton, Pierce and Ward, Redd Kaihoi, and Stephen DiGeronimo. Catherine D. Anspon What, When, Where: Desig ners Philip Gorrivan and Mark D. Sikes in an illustrated talk and book signing with moderator and author Carl Dellatore, More is More is More: Today's Maximalist Interiors, Wednesday, September 21, 4:30 to 6:30 pm, at OKA, 4531 McKinney Avenue. Design advice: "There is one quality all these incarnations of maximalist design have in common: There must be an element of surprise." — Carl Dellatore In a New York City entry, Philip Gorrivan painted the room in layers of lacquer in Granny Smith apple green. The brackets and porcelain on the wall add a three- dimensional effect. Left: In Mark D. Sikes' 2020 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas the wallpaper was custom designed with Iksel and serves as the foundation of the room. The dark antiques the perfect contrast to the light blues in the room. The solid blue upholstery on the loveseat and ivory curtains balances out the intricate detail throughout. PIETER ESTERSOHN STEPHEN KARLISCH 140

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