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Book Review :: Decorating The Way I See It by Markham Roberts

Book Review // Decorating The Way I See It // Markham Roberts #design #book #interiors

New York-based interior designer, Markham Roberts is bringing a fresh and modern approach to traditional and contemporary styles alike. Known for his ability to work in any design vernacular, Roberts trained with legendary decorator Mark Hampton for six years before launching his own design firm in 1997. Since then his career has skyrocketed. His work has been described as “the very definition of chic” and published in Architectural Digest, Domino, House Beautiful, and House & Garden – just to name a few. Roberts was also named to the elite AD100 earlier this year. For these reasons you can imagine how eager I was to get me hands on his newly released book, Decorating: The Way I See It. Simply put, it’s extraordinary.

First, I love how the book is organized. Rather than dishing out decorating advice, Roberts takes us step-by-step as he would a design project – from the floor plan to the color and pattern scheme to the furnishings and accessories. The 250+ pages showcases his work ranging from New York City apartments to sprawling country homes. The diversity, sophistication and exceptional personable touch he delivers project after project is truly outstanding. With over 300 stunning images, selecting ones to share with you was the hardest part of of this review, however here are a few of my favorites:

velvet turquoise walls // formal living room // markham robertsdecorating advice // Markham Roberts #designblue bedroom // designed by markham roberts #designblue formal living room // designed by markham roberts #blueformal dining room // markham roberts #interiors #dining

Markham, with his unflinching ease, his assured eye, his natural understanding of how a house should function, and his total lack of pretense, creates rooms that age well and are timeless. – Senga Mortimer – Editor at Large at House Beautiful

family room in earth tones // beams and wood plank wallsgreen velvet sofa // library // markham robertsgreen velvet settee // great room // markham roberts #design #greendaybed reading nook // home office // design by markham roberts

 

This last image with cozy daybed in a rich velvet is perhaps my favorite. Roberts designed the colorful office for a mom with four children, three dogs and a husband that works from home. The inviting niche sits is directly across from her desk and provides a quiet place of her own. I long for such a space!

I know you will adore this book and fall in love with Roberts’ work like I have. It’s an absolute must have for any design library. Don’t pass on this one!

happy decorating,

cristin

*photo credit: Nelson Hancock and courtesy of Vendome Press

 

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Read full story By on September 30, 2014 in Bedroom, bedrooms, book, book review, bookshelves, color, dining rooms, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, patio furniture, upholstery, wallpaper, window treatments

Color Crush :: Black and White Decor

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I’m typically a drawn to bold color, but found myself pinning lots of classic black and white recently. From bathrooms to kitchens, stairwells to nursery rooms, I’m sharing a few inspiring images of black and white decor that struck a cord in me.

black and white marble bathroom #designblack and white painted staircase #trianglesnursery with brass crib #baby #nurseryshine. C.S. Lewis #quoteblack kitchen cabinets #kitchensblack and white painted floor // Kelly Wearstlerimage sources: 1 bathroom // 2 painted staircase // 3 nursery // 4 C.S. Lewis print // 5 kitchen // 6 painted floor

Is black and white decor for you? If so, check out some of the fabulous items I’ve collected perfect for interiors in this timeless palette.

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on September 23, 2014 in baby and children, baby nursery room, Bathroom, brass, color, Interiors, Kitchen, pinterest

Design Trend :: Metallic Throw Pillows

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I’ve been spotting them everywhere these days. Metallics whether that be gold, silver, bronze or copper are giving interior furnishings, fixtures and textiles the Midas touch. Shimmery throw pillows are a great way to embrace the trend without going overboard. Just like animal prints, a little metallic touch goes a long way!

Here are a few chic metallic throw pillows that rose to the top of my list.
gorgeous metallic throw pillows // simplified bee #gold #metallic #pillows

Product Links:

1 // gold hong kong pillow by caitlin wilson

2 // copper decorative pillow by john robshaw

3 // metallic leather love pillow

4 // serpent pillow

5 // kubus by pierre frey pillow

6 // midas touch pillow by john robshaw

7 // beaded pagoda pillow by jonathan adler

 

 

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Read full story By on September 15, 2014 in color, design trends, Features, textiles, throw pillows

Darling Pink Peonies Picnic Birthday Party

 

Pink peonies are favorite, so I had to share this adorable picnic birthday party of little Mila I spotted on Pinterest.

pink peony picnic birthday party

How cute are the little gold crowns on each chair, fringe streamers and diy pinata letters spelling out the birthday girl’s name?!

Letter Pinatas - Birthday Party Ideaspink peony, citrus and gold metallic table runner #party

Love the little biodegradable  birch wood plates from eco-gecko topped with kumquats. And check out those gorgeous pink peonies in full bloom.

pink doughnut birthday cake

Donuts instead of cake or cupcakes? Why not.

drink table #picnic #birthday #party

At the end of the table a pair of drink dispensers from Pottery Barn are placed for guests to serve themselves. So simple.

pink and gold birthday partypink peony picnic birthday party table

 

Adorable right? For more images and links associated with this party, visit 100 Layer Cakelet!

happy entertaining,

cristin

*images by Jenna Elliot via 100 Layer Cakelet

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Read full story By on August 28, 2014 in baby and children, birthday party, Birthdays, color, craft, Entertaining, flowers, Parties, pinterest, tabletop