Markham Roberts works on a wide variety of projects in differing styles. He is adept at interpreting and synthesizing the essence of his diverse multigenerational clients, together with his own creative input. The result is a timeless cohesive mix, tailored specifically to each project.
“Known for savvy, erudite interpretations that make old-school, all-American decorating fresh again, Markham Roberts pulls freely from European, American, and Asian influences, to superbly synthesize distinctly daring combinations of color, pattern, and style.”
– Architectural Digest
Born in Indianapolis, Markham Roberts graduated from Brown University and moved to New York to work with the late Mark Hampton, before opening his eponymous firm in 1997. Called “a master of timeless American style” by Vogue, Markham has earned the reputation as one of the top decorators of his generation. He and his work have been featured in Architectural Digest, Cabana, Domino, Elle Decor, Galerie Magazine, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Southern Accents, Town & Country, Veranda, Vogue and The New York Times. Since 2014, Markham has been named to the AD100, Architectural Digest’s prestigious list of the top 100 interior designers and architects in the world, as well as the Elle Decor A-List. And in the 2018 book Inspired Design, the 100 Most Important Designers of the Past 100 Years, Markham was honored to be included on this historic list with the all-time great decorators. Markham’s highly respected monograph, Decorating: The Way I See It, published in 2014 by Vendome Press, showcases his thoughtful, tailored, and refreshing approach to decorating and is widely praised as an essential design tome. His second book, Notes on Decorating, published in 2020 by Vendome Press, further illustrates his refined and singular approach to designing interiors.
Known for his creativity and his ability to work in a wide variety of styles, Markham adeptly interprets his clients’ needs and wants to seamlessly reflect their style and not merely his own imprint. Markham’s highly respected monograph, Decorating: The Way I See It, published by The Vendome Press, showcases his thoughtful, tailored, and refreshing approach to decorating and is widely praised as an essential design tome.
Whether working on commercial projects or for private clients across the country and abroad, Markham infuses interiors with his sophisticated and personal touch, applying his knowledge and experience individually and specifically to each project.
According to Senga Mortimer, the noted editor, “There is a distinct refinement that runs through all of his work and is, indeed, emblematic of his personality … 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 are timeless.”
Markham Roberts lectures on decorating across the country. He sits on the board of the Cain Foundation, a philanthropic trust established by his late grandparents to support the arts, education, and to assist those in need.