January 7, 2015

“word to the wise” wednesday: markham roberts

Decorating the Way I See It

Because of the nature of my job, I am always thinking about how I’d like to improve the place. … The wants go on and on, but rather than drive myself crazy about what I can’t do, I decided to rethink what I have and make it work until I can do the things I would ultimately like.  It isn’t very attractive to always be thinking, “I want, I want, I want.”  So I try to remember to take a breath, look at everything we’ve already been able to do, and be grateful for what we have.

Markham Roberts, on decorating his own home

What do you think about “Word to the Wise” Wednesday? As I work to freshen up my blog content, I’m taking a hard look at what works and what doesn’t. I still love design-related quotes, but I’d love to know if it’s something you find interesting as well!

One idea I had was to take a “deep dive” into various design books … perhaps using quotes from the same design book for several weeks. Call me crazy, but I actually read them — and I love the insight they provide into other designers’ creative process. Thanks, Santa, for my copy of Markham Roberts’ Decorating the Way I See It! Sweet friends, this book is a must-have for your design library. And the snakeskin print cover is divine.  

Over to you. Should I keep W2TW Wednesdays?

Markham Roberts’ monograph available on Amazon.com.  Image of his Hudson Valley House via My Design Chic. Their blog post on Markham showcases many of his amazing projects!  


  • Kathleen DiPaolo
    Jan. 07, 2015
    Love this Traci!!! Xo, K
  • Diane
    Jan. 08, 2015
    Always love these along with photos that some of us may not see as we do not own the book you are quoting from so please keep it up. :)
  • Karen
    Jan. 08, 2015
    Still read it every week and still love it!
  • Maria Killam
    Jan. 08, 2015
    When you weave something personal from your life into the quote then it's something I love to read! Just like today's post. xo Maria
  • Liz Carroll
    Jan. 08, 2015
    I love the Word to the Wise Wednesdays, but think the idea about quotes you pull from books would be fantastic too. I always love to see what you find and think it's really insightful!

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