Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress from Anthropologie and shoes from J. Crew.
Happy Thursday!!! It is almost Friday then onto the weekend! Mackenzie has gone to a wedding in Sea Island.... so Adison and I are on our own for two days. I must say this is the first time in years that I still had a helper when my assistant went on vacation. It is a luxury that I could really get used to!!!!! I am going to miss Adison come the middle of August when she goes back to school. It is beyond wonderful to have two people calling vendors and following up on orders...as well as scheduling and doing the blog. I am loving this summer!!! Today Adison and I are headed to my client who moved into her new home last month. We are placing her accessories today and deciding on where the art should go. The art is getting hung tomorrow. A house really becomes a home when the art goes up on the wall. This is my client who has the incredible collection of Dresden and Meissen —- I am really excited to place these treasures. We had to wait for boxes to get unpacked before I could come and do my magic.
The article I am covering today is perfect considering I am placing generations of accessories today. This home in Nantucket is filled with a lifetime of treasures that designer Markham Roberts truly enjoyed working with. The homeowner bought the house... tore it down... and started fresh. Her goal was to make the house look like it had always been there. She wanted it to feel like her grandmother’s house. The floral fabrics uses are a feast for the eyes. Enjoy and have a super day!!!!
Beautiful and balanced entry. The table is from John Rosselli Antiques—- which is on my bucket list. I read so meany article that include antiques from this store. In am sure I would be in heaven!!!!! Love the blue and white looking so crisp.
What a combination of fabrics and prints in this living room!!! The panels above the sofa are hand painted by Bob Christian. Note all of the cool accessories in the bookcase..... my favorite way for a bookcase to be done. There is a story on every shelf!
This is my favorite room in the house!! The chairs are custom with slip cover done in a No.9 Thompson linen. I love the detail on the slip covers with the trim following the lead of the walls. And that floor!!!!!! Hand painted by Bob Christian—- these are WOW!!!!
Beadboard was used all over the house as well as chalky paint finishes. This living room moment is wonderful with the antiques and antique quilt on the sofa. Two more custom lamp shades are on either side of the sofa. I love the blends of fabrics used.
A lovely stone path leading to the marsh. I love the fern growing in between other plants... so wispy.
This collection of birds is fabulous!!!! They are shorebirds done by Pat Gardner—- so perfect in this Nantucket home. I love the little antique chair beside the tub.... this is one of my favorite things to do— to have an attitude small chair placed where you would not expect.
Love,love this sitting room!! The antique eagle over the door watches over the room. The desk is 18th-century English——-gorgeous!!! The plays on blues and greens are so light and refreshing . The rug was designed by the late John Fowler in the 1960s for Bunny Melton’s Manhattan dining room. What a story!!!
Another stunning play on blues is seen in this guest room .The gold cornucopia over the windows is 19th-century American. Love the grand 4-poster bed with the fabric headboard. This room is huge!!!!! And I am sure the view is spectacular . What a way to start your day!!!!! Lucky guest!
I have a real thing for built in bunk beds! This one tucked in the corner with the brass railing for the ladder is fantastic.
Oh this bath——— I love all the details. The vaulted ceiling is upholstered in a John Robshaw fabric—-gorgeous! Such a cool floor— and the beadboard all over is wonderful. Fantastic tub with all of it’s finery.
To wake up in a room covered head to toe with a Bennison floral chintz would be a dream come true. Love...love...love!!!!
Another great room... they just keep coming!!! The roman shade that spans the large window is done in a Raoul Textile. The pot rack is custom. Great fabric on the chairs... love that print!
The 19th-century armchairs are upholstered in a GP & J Baker stripe. The foot stool is antique...as is the mirror over the mantel. I would say without a shadow of a doubt that the homeowner’s wish came true. This home does look like it has been here for a very long time with wonderful patina.
"Petal Pusher" article featured in Architectural Digest
Text: Mitchell Owens
Designer: Markham Roberts
Photographer: Nelson Hancock
Oops! I forgot to pull something out for dinner, so I had bacon wrapped jalapeños and leftover lentils- I can improvise with the best of them!
Such a good song!!
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