Markham Roberts is a favorite decorator of mine, and his second book, released this fall – Markham Roberts: Notes on Decorating – does not disappoint! A master of classic style, Markham began his career working with the legendary Mark Hampton, another of my favorites. In his new book, Markham examines his working method, identifying the key elements of a project and explaining how he addresses them. He begins with his top priority: taking into account his clients’ point of view by interpreting their needs and reflecting their style. Other elements include establishing a sense of place, layering and embellishing to make spaces more personal and interesting, acknowledging the need for practicality in materials, and doing the unexpected, from upholstering walls to mixing disparate materials and styles of furniture. He concludes the book with a chapter on a single project that encompasses all of the elements. Today I am delighted to share a sneak peek, compliments of Vendome Press.
Markham Roberts: Notes on Decorating is available for purchase via Amazon, and I also recommend picking up a copy of his first book, Decorating the Way I See It. To read additional posts by The Glam Pad on Markham Roberts, please enjoy the links below.
- STYLE PROFILE: MARKHAM ROBERTS
- TIMELESS AND COZY IN CONNECTICUT, BY MARKHAM ROBERTS
- OLD SCHOOL IN NANTUCKET BY MARKHAM ROBERTS