Seller Story: The Mark and Skye Hoppus Collection
blink-182’s frontman Mark Hoppus and his wife Skye live in a Harold Levitt-designed home in Beverly Hills’ historic Trousdale neighborhood. “We’ve always been drawn to the architecture in Trousdale,” Skye says. “Frank Lloyd Wright, Wallace Neff, Paul R. Williams and Harold Levitt designed spectacular homes in this small enclave in the 1950s and 1960s.” While its mid-century LA style is what drew them to the house, when it came to interiors, the family integrated an eclectic art collection, as well as a European sensibility from years of living in London. “Being abroad really opened our minds to mixing in styles different than Mid Century Modern."
The couple worked with designer Trip Haenisch to “Create spaces that were homey and comfortable" by giving a nod to mid-century and also mixing in English and French antiques from Skye’s trips to markets around the world. “We pick up pieces wherever we travel in hopes of filling our home with great memories. I love going to the Paris Flea Market, particularly the Paul Bert and Serpette markets, where we’ve found the best lighting. I’ve also found great treasures at the Brimfield Antiques Market in Massachusetts while shopping with my best friend Laura and interior designer Peter Dunham.” The vintage green chair, cork ice bucket, vintage metal plant stand, steamer trunk and red metal toolbox in this sale are all treasures from successful trips to Brimfield.
With their home undergoing renovation, the Hoppus family is selling pieces that will no longer fit with the new design, including the semicircular tufted sofa that was the heartbeat of their living space. “We custom designed the couch with Trip based off of old drawings and photos from Hollywood homes, and it was so fun!” Skye recalls. “We wanted a piece that would be a nod to the past but with a modern flair. It really made the room come alive.”
Proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.chla.org.
Comme des Garçons Pinstriped Jacket
Autographed blink-182 Album, Hoodie, Buttons and Wristband
Italian Modernist "Pistello" Light Fixture by Valenti
Marc Jacobs Striped Dress with Sequin and Crystal Embellishments
Carolina Herrera Persian Blue Silk Halter Gown
TAG Heuer Professional 1500 Watch with Two Tone Bracelet
Rare "Hi My Name Is Mark" Skate Deck Signed by Sean Cliver
Prada Ankle Strap Platform Shoes in Bordeaux Plaid
Designer Trip Haenisch Custom Created Semicircular Tufted Sofa
Erdem Blue Floral Silk Gown
Mid Century Modern "Sputnik" Chandelier by Fontana Arte
Jonathan Adler Contemporary Mirrored Coffee Table on Lucite Base
Hand-Blown Art Glass Vase by John Barber
Four Damien Hirst "Virtue" Electroplated Cups and Saucers
Rag & Bone Long Grey Wool Vest
Pair of "Diamond" Lounge Chairs by Bertoia for Knoll
Paul Ferrante "Monte de Ore" Chandelier
Prada Tri-Tone Brown Leather Platform Heels
Round Coffee Table With Églomisé Top
Ralph Lauren Black Floral Silk Dress
Marble and Resin Cast "My Brother's Frame" by Harry Allen
Marni Winter 2011 Coat
"Cloud" Sofa in Heathered Oatmeal Upholstery by Modernica
Two Pairs of Skull Place Card Holders by D.L. & Co.
Vintage Mid-Century Cork Ice Bucket
Vintage Rattan Contour Lounge Chair
Contemporary Chinoiserie Wall Mirror
Double D Ranch Fringed, Beaded Suede Jacket
Self-Portrait Cocktail Dress With Sequined Lace Appliques
Designer "Trolley Collins" Beverage Serving Cart
Valentino Jacket with Bow Detail
Pair of Hollywood Regency Style Chandeliers
Jonathan Adler Claridge Lantern Table Lamp With Silk Shade
Women's Kingsland Wool Dressage Jacket
Circa 1930 James Dixon & Sons Silverplate Flask with Leather
Pair of Italian "Delaunay" White Leather Lounge Chairs by Minotti
Pair of Chanel Black Leather Quilted Lace Up Combat Boots, Ladies
Mid Century Modern "Moe Light" Fixture by Thomas Industries
Marc Jacobs Metallic Dress With Tiered Organza
Guanabana Handmade Bucket Bag with Tassels
Vivienne Westwood Red Label Waist Jacket
Vivienne Westwood Black and Tan Tartan Laptop Bag
Hollywood Regency Style Smoky Mirrored Credenza
Alexander Wang Black Silk Dress
Bottega Veneta Black Suede Platform Booties
"Bourgie" Chrome Table Lamp by Kartell
Kaelen Fringe Sheath Dress in Midnight Blue
Set of Eight Skull and Bone Stir Sticks
What’s difficult to part with?
I absolutely love that blue couch! It’s spectacular and special. Sadly, it won’t work with the new layout of the room in the redesign. I also love those Chanel boots, although I rarely wore them, so now someone else can enjoy them! And the striped Marc Jacobs dress, which I got from Harrods and wore to the Jason Bourne premiere in London.
Tell us about the “Hi My Name is Mark” Skate Deck"
In 2013, Mark’s lifestyle brand teamed up with renown skateboard artist Sean Cliver who illustrated the deck. It was produced in only red and blue colorways — just 50 of each. It’s incredibly rare.
Do you and Mark have similar aesthetics?
We generally agree on design, although he definitely likes a more clutter-free room and I lean more towards filling spaces with things I love, sometimes erring on the side of too much! With that said, we work great together on creating spaces in which we all live happily and comfortably.