Markham Roberts

Notes on Decorating

By Markham Roberts

Photography by Nelson Hancock

Foreword by Alison Levasseur

296 pages

10 x 12 in. , portrait

250 color illustrations

Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-86565-385-6

US $70 / CAN $85 / GBP £60

PUBLISHED: Sep, 2020

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Called a "master of timeless American style" by Vogue, Markham Roberts is renowned for his boundless creativity and ability to work in a wide range of styles. In this, his second book, he 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, rather than imposing his own vision. In the process, he helps them focus and edit, respecting their wishes while making it work. Other elements include establishing a sense of place, layering and embellishing to make spaces more personal and interesting, acknowl­edging the need for practicality in the choice of materials, and doing the unexpected, from upholstering walls to mixing disparate materials and styles of furniture.

Throughout, specially commissioned photographs of his latest projects illustrate his solutions to the challenges each of the elements pose. Concluding with a single project encompassing all elements, this book a must-have resource for anyone interested in interior design.

Markham Roberts trained with renowned decorator Mark Hampton before opening his own firm in 1997. Since then, he has earned a reputation as one of the top decora­tors of his generation, his work featuring in leading international publications such as AD, Vogue, Town & Country and the New York Times.

Alison Levasseur is the Interiors and Garden Director at Architectural Digest.

Nelson Hancock works as a photographer, curator, and professor of photography and cultural anthropology.