Fresh, modern, and layered, Markham Roberts designs rooms that to my eye have that je-ne-sais-quoi-elusive undecorated chic.
After training with the legendary Mark Hampton for six years, he opened his design firm in 1997 and is celebrated in all these fabulous places: Architectural Digest, Domino, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Town & Country, and The New York Times.
What a pleasure to light a candle and curl up with this volume.
Decorating the Way I See It (Vendome, 2014) is the designer’s new book which is a delicious compendium of all sorts of daring, unexpected, lovely combinations of color, texture, and artful style.
Concerning the “American look,” he told House Beautiful:
“In a Tudor-style house, like the one I was raised in, you could have an English library next to a French living room. Americans would blend all these styles, and the houses were very much like Americans themselves: a great mix.”
What’s your take on American style? Have an opinion about what the American look in design resembles?
Peace to you right where you are.