Books: Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

Markham Roberts ~ Decorating the Way I See It. #markhamroberts #traditional #interiordesign

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

Fresh, modern, and layered, Markham Roberts designs rooms that to my eye have that je-ne-sais-quoi-elusive undecorated chic.

Markham Roberts is all about custom creations. He designed the mantel, stenciled floor, and multiple-pedestal dining table of this New York City Beaux Arts mansion.#diningroom #traditional #interiordesign

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}. #bedroom #traditional #markhamroberts #interiordesign

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

Markham Roberts / House Beautiful. Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}. #bathroom #traditional #interiordesign

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

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.

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}. #bedroom #rustic #beams #traditional #interiordesign

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}


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.


I admire how  this designer’s rooms never feel stuffy, and I’d like to think this is partly achieved as a result of his Midwestern roots.

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}. #livingroom #traditional #pink

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

 

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.”

Markham Roberts: In the master bedroom, a tufted sleigh bed is a nod to the iconic designer Syrie Maugham. The bed and curtains are in prints by Lake August, and the walls are covered in an Alamwar pattern, all from Studio Four NYC. "It sounds over-the-top, but layers of blue-and-white patterns can actually be coherent and calming," Roberts says. 

Decorating The Way I See It {Markham Roberts}

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.

~michele

 

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9 Comments

  1. February 20, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Expect the unexpected 🙂 I do like all the layering here as well as this designer's style. WE .. are a blend aren't we? Gorgeous photos ..love the colors and layering. xxL

  2. February 21, 2015 / 4:19 am

    Hi Michele,
    Its so refreshing to see colour used in patterns and in a mix of old. I love the tufted plum sofa, and that vintage zinc tin jello mold makes an interesting statement….something I would do 🙂

    Beautiful post, you know Michele, every time I see colour these days it makes me want to add a bit of colour, then I step back giving it some thought and say to myself the most colour I would add would most likely be black lol !

    See you soon dear,

    Xx
    Dore

    • February 22, 2015 / 1:53 am

      I know just what you mean! White is my favorite color…still!

  3. February 21, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Have the book and love it, it is a winner from front cover to back…really enjoying it! Have a great weekend Michele!

    • February 22, 2015 / 1:53 am

      You have great taste!

  4. February 21, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    I love everything Markham Roberts and adore his design book – it's a favorite!! Happy weekend, Michele!!

    • February 22, 2015 / 1:55 am

      Thanks for stopping, ladies.

  5. February 21, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Looks like a must-have for my design library. I'm noticing all the fabulous, cool art in those rooms – very chic! Thanks for the preview, Michele. Excited to grab my copy. xoxo

    • February 22, 2015 / 1:56 am

      I would love to see a Roberts tone on tone room, Loi.

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