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 You know we love a good design book. So starting the week with one is a huge treat!

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 And this new Markham Roberts book, Decorating the Way I See It, is definitely one to get excited about.

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 This esteemed designer is one who has an absolute knack for turning a client’s vision into a startlingly beautiful reality, whether that vision is contemporary, traditional or something in between.

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 From Southern homes to New York apartments, Roberts’ designs absolutely ooze sophistication and personality that seem as comfortable and livable as they are perfectly orchestrated.

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This cozy nook, for example, instead of getting lost, becomes a total focal point.

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 And a living room can be as lovely in its casualness as in its opulence in the hands of this designer.

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 Designing with books is one of our favorite things so this room is an instant winner. And we can undoubtedly recommend this beautiful design book for any shelves.

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 An office can be a place to work — or it can be an event. This is a chair we’d look forward to sinking down into every morning.

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The color scheme in this dining room is positively regal. The wood floors and mirrored walls are incredibly glamorous.

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 This comfortable bedroom feels as homey and relaxing as that dining room did opulent and large, proving that Markham Roberts has the vision and skill set to tackle any project.

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 Porches and patios are the ultimate relaxation spot — especially when they’re choreographed by a talented designer.

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 From landscape to interiors and everything in between, a Markham Roberts house feels like home in every sense of the word. And his book is filled with inspiration to make yours feel that way as well!

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On another note, our friends, Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home and Cindy of Rough Luxe Lifestyle have asked us to participate in creating a gallery wall.  In case you missed last week, we showed you a few gallery walls that were inspiring us.  This is a wall in our Beaufort Beach house that we are remodeling.

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It is a large, blank canvas as you descend the stairs and a large wall as you enter the house (forgot to take an image from that direction, and neither of us was at the house to take another picture).  We love all kinds of gallery walls  are using nine pictures that are framed identically and creating a wall that appeals to our since of symmetry.  

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We recently spent a football weekend in our beloved Chapel Hill, NC  at one of our favorite  hotels the Carolina Inn.  It was built in 1924 and is full of charm and character .

My mind was on gallery walls when we were there and no one does them better.  The long halls are full of images of days gone by and we love the look.

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Adore the addition of mirrors in this.

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The bar is full of images you can spend hours viewing.  I can’t even imaging hanging all of these…

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One of the hallways going to the accommodations.

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Here’s a sneak peak of one of our watercolors from Kerri Shipp.  We can’t wait for until next week.  Don’t forget to visit the other participants.

Design Chic

Design Indulgence

Driven by Décor

5th and State

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Lovely Things

Rough Luxe

Talk of the House

Classic • Casual • Home

 Thanks for stopping by today, friends. We hope your week if off to a fabulous start!