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No matter the style or level of embellishment, there's an impressive quality to a table skirt that commands our attention. Gown-like, with their dramatic folds or pleats and often, the addition of trim, the table skirt has the power to elevate an element of our every day in an instant.
On the topic of these traditional coverings, we've turned to a designer renowned for his timeless aesthetic: Mark D. Sikes. Throughout his body of work, we see bold swaths of fabric gracefully fall to the floor, some deconstructed, others tailored with a series of neat box pleats. His portfolio serves as a showcase of inspiring trim applications, from refined rows of meticulously spaced braids and bullion to a simple coordinating border sewn at the hem.
Sikes is skilled at designing with trim and equally so at creating custom table skirts, and he has generously shared his wisdom by way of his words and his work, opening his extensive portfolio to share a collection of designs that feature beautifully trimmed bespoke skirts.
"Skirted tables are timeless. I try to put one in every home that has a traditional quality. They are especially good for large spaces with multiple seating areas, to break up the hard surfaces of other tables and add an element of softness and pattern to the room."
- Mark D. Sikes
Photography by Amy Neunsinger