Markham Roberts ~ "Decorating The Way I See It"

Friday, September 26, 2014

It seems that the subject for today's post has come full circle of sorts....   I previously featured the work of interior designer Markham Roberts in a post just about this time 4 years ago. The home of his client and college classmate (graduates of Brown), Cosima Von Bulow Pavoncelli, had been published in Town & Country's November 2010 issue, and was receiving quite the buzz! I found myself drawn to Roberts' fresh take on classic East Coast style...  Particularly taking note of his refined eye translated through his seemingly effortless ability to layering pattern, texture, furnishings, and select accessories & antiques. So how fitting for The Vendome Press to generously extend to me an advance copy for preview of Roberts' soon to be released & premiere design book, Decorating The Way I See It, (cover above).

I've made it known that I have a slight obsession with design books....  And tend to acquire on my bookshelf multiple & duplicate titles of favored designers. What will set Roberts' book apart from the others is that this is not a book you will want to put up....  On the contrary.... You will want to display it with the pages open. And each time you walk by it you'll turn another page to take in such a masterful portfolio reflecting a range of interior design styles. The 256 pages of this overscale sized hardcover book features an unparalleled view into the exquisite homes of Roberts' clients, as well as an in-depth look into his own residence, Clinton Corners, built in 1876 & located in the Hudson River Valley. The photos, rich in color & saturated from edge to edge, draw you in....  And you quickly find yourself pouring over the details. Lucky for us readers interested in understanding Roberts' design method, he devotes a major section of the book to "The Basics". Within this category, chapters are broken down and offer a discussion on the nuts & bolts of completing a space, including "Floor Plan", "Scheme", "Collecting" and more.

*Photos included below are a sneak peak of what you will enjoy from the work of Markham Roberts....  This is a must-add resource to your design library. Decorating The Way I See It will be available for purchase on September 30.

Images Markham Roberts Decorating The Way I See It / The Vendome Press 

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