Testimonial

Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Us

My clients and trade partners are some of my favorite people. I’m grateful that they like to share what they value about our quality, work ethic and skills.
Rcw W. San Francisco, CA

As a broker with Sotheby's International Realty, I have many occasions to need an excellent designer for the luxury properties owned or purchased by my clients. I have worked with Robineve on multiple project referrals and my clients and I have been thoroughly delighted with her work. In our increasingly global environment, my client list comprises people from all over the world, particularly Asia, with varying tastes in design including Western, European, and Asian; contemporary and traditional. This fact demands a special insight and sensitivity from the designer as well as a depth of resources for materials and objects to fulfill the clients' objectives. From projects involving remodeling and construction work to those involving furnishings and decor, Robineve and her team have exceeded expectations in the full spectrum of design services offered. I am very pleased to endorse her without reservation.

Joanne M. Orinda, CA

Robineve is wonderful to work with! She helped me a bit at my old house but when I moved, she was the first person I called to come out and see the new house because I knew I wanted her help to decorate it.
Because she has learned my style, she is able to provide me with a few excellent options for each piece in my rooms. For the new house she actually did the whole floorplan for all rooms except my husband's man-cave. I love her work and the pieces she helped me select. People who come to our house are always complementing us on our beautiful livingroom. I actually just worked with her again on a small project to add a reclaimed wood mantle to our fireplace.
Love her and highly recommend her!!!!

Elaine E, North Orinda

Robineve Cole has been an interior designer for years, working locally in our area. She has a fabulous eye and specializes in “universal design”, meaning she designs based on your specific living vs. just esthetically. She can be reached at robineveinteriors.com or (925) 876-7336.

Joanne M, Manzanita Miner

Another vote for Robineve Cole. She did some work for us at our old house and has done extensive work for us at our new house. She has an amazing eye for design and really gets to understand your particular design style. We love what she has picked for our house. robineve@robineveinteriors.com:)

Gordon R Design Build – Walnut Creek

Robineve Interiors keeps her eye on Universal Design and Aging in Place trends and developments. Based on a personal temporary disability, Robineve learned how important it is to incorporate these principles into every design so that clients of any age, size, and mobility feel comfortable at home throughout their lifespans. We've hired Robineve to design for us, and we've done a couple of presentations with her on Universal Design. She has an eye for beauty and can incorporate these elements in a way that is stunning and elegant, not institutional. We hope to continue to work with her on many projects.

Benchmark Home Construction, Inc. – Danville

Robineve and her team are a joy to work with. Not only does she have great taste in design, but she really listens to her clients wants and needs. Many designers push their certain agendas, but not Robineve. Every client I have talked with notes how professional and patient Robineve is. I would highly recommend Robineve Interiors!

Tania C. Tracy, CA

Robineve is an amazing Interior designer. She has a sweet spirit and is very patient with her clients. She has a very creative mind and is knowledgeable in her field. Because of her our projects have run smoothly. I will definitely be keeping in contact with her for many years to come. I recommend her to everyone!

Joan C.- Lafayette

Robineve has worked with us on projects in our home for several years. She has handled everything from a major kitchen and master bath remodel to assistance with designing a room, picking select furniture for other rooms and even a simple reupholstering of a favorite piece of furniture. Not only is she creative and a pleasure to work with, but she sometimes seems more concerned with your budget than we were! Our calls have always been promptly returned and Robineve has been very quick to follow up with vendors to ensure that the projects move forward. We look forward to our next project with her.

Catherine P. – Oakland

Robineve is an expert in Universal Design. Critically needed by many older individuals, she designs very beautiful designs that don't call attention to themselves as "safety aids". She also believes that these features should be incorporated in all homes and that is an extremely nice feature of the work she does.

Barbara G. – Berkeley

Robineve worked quickly and efficiently, took careful note of what we liked (and didn't), and gently steered us toward better choices. She listened to our budget issues and did a good job of keeping us pretty close to budget. She has continued to work on correcting a couple of manufacturing issues. She is very responsive and desires to create an environment that is pleasing, safe, and comfortable.

Lisa D – Diablo

Robineve goesthe extra mile with every detail. She listened carefully to what I saidand was really goodand diplomatic at reading what would work best for both me and my husband. She will not snap out a cookie cutter project.Robineve worked with me to get the house ready for a wedding, and,whenthe sofas didn’t get here on time, she arranged to loan us sofas for the event! Even a year later, I got an email from her checking in and updating me with things. Robineve is wonderful and I would totally recommend her to anyone. She understands what you're looking for and will listen to what you want.

Kristopher K, Kent Painting and DecoratingWalnut Creek CA

I have worked under the guidance of and alongside Robineve for years. What sets her apart for me is her passionate and unassuming approach to design. She has impressed my clients with her ability to bring aesthetics into harmony with everyday practicality, producing results that feel and function as beautiful as they look.

Rich G, Northern Lights ElectricWalnut Creek CA

Robineve is a visionary in home design. Her vast knowledge of architecture and construction combined with her distinct design elements come together to create unique and beautiful spaces for her clients

Marsha S.Lafayette CA

My elderly parents relocated from their home of 30+ years to a 2-room apartment in a senior facility. With her exquisite taste, and sensitivity regarding the special needs of senior citizens, Robineve transformed a sterile environment into a stunning, warm, elegant-yet-homey apartment.

Because of the ambiance Robineve created, the facility showcases my parents' apartment to prospective tenants. Robineve owned the entire process, working with vendors, contractors, and yes, even the facility staff, which was a tremendous service to my parents.

We would recommend her to others in a heartbeat!

Judi K.San Francisco CA

I met you by chance at a Symphony Event and within 3 minutes I knew I would hire you when and if we made this big move. The fact that you had chosen to specialize in an area that seemed so relevant, told me that you were caring and very smart.

We only moved a month ago but I can easily say, it was the biggest, most stressful move (of the 7) we have made. You always kept our limited budget in mind, reupholstering instead of buying new furniture. You have been calm, supportive, creative and attentive. The finished product reflects all of those words.

I look forward to your visit and your touch of perfection.

Mary B.Walnut Creek CA

She has been my designer for over 25 years.  She has the rare ability to take color, design, personal taste and all the elements that are overwhelming to the lay person and come back with a beautiful, harmonious and personal design just for me.

She is brilliant!

Rennie W.Clayton CA

We were just about to begin a major remodel of our entire home and we had never worked with a designer before.  Robineve made all the difference between us just doing a so-so, mainstream, remodel and one that looks and feels very special to us and to all our friends who visit.

Robineve advised and guided us on everything.  She selected the paint colors for the whole house; every single lighting fixture was replaced with something special; all the granite and marble surfaces and backsplash tiles for the kitchen and the bathrooms; mirrors, carpeting.

Everything!  Robineve was a joy to work with.  And she also had a great personal touch with our contractors and was on site in our home when needed by them.

We will absolutely be working with her again!

Marty L.Oakland Hills CA

Robineve Adler Cole is a Design Force to be appreciated and applauded. Her visions of color, symmetry and fine editing of existing furnishings alongside new or refurbished pieces, is not an art one learns in a classroom. Her sense of proportion, her fine lines drawn between utilitarian and exquisite, her complete understanding of living in your home as you age gracefully and beautifully is unprecedented.

Natural talent is her gift, and her capable, graceful demeanor is her a gift to her clients.

Adrienne N.Livermore CA

I have worked with Robineve Cole of J. Hettinger Interiors for the last several years on various projects in my home from selecting paint colors to remodeling a kitchen and a "piano room".

She worked with currently existing aspects of my home and has made my home very warm and inviting. She is easy to work with, even if you have a busy career schedule.

We are already working on more projects for the New Year!

Jason C.Walnut Creek CA

Robineve helped us through an extensive remodel and downsizing project in the fall of 2013. Throughout the nearly 3 months process, she was available and upbeat and kept us sane.

We can't recommend Robineve highly enough!

Edie M.Walnut Creek CA

Robineve's guidance through every aspect of the remodeling process was indispensable...her artistic eye ensuring that all worked together to create an efficient, elegant space.

She oversaw the design of a fabulous built-in unit to house our multi-media and office space needs, and helped design a completely new kitchen!

Lisa G.Alamo CA

Robineve did a wonderful job for me. She really listened to everthing I wanted to achieve, quickly picked up on my personal style taste and made my bedroom and living room remodel happen in time for my daughter's wedding - a very ambitious project. Her ideas were very creative as well as practical.

I love all the things we picked and everyday I wake up in my georgeous bedroom and LOVE IT all over again.

ThomasBerkeley, CA

I moved back to the Bay area a little over a year ago. I was dealing with a perfect storm of downsizing and dealing with cancer. Robineve helped me create a safe, sustainable space that incorporated my favorite pieces gathered on my travels. She suggested senior friendly modifications that insured I could manage for myself during recovery from surgery.

I am very grateful for the work she did. I have the highest regard for her skill as a designer.

NatalieSan Francisco, CA

Robineve helped us with a kitchen renovation this winter. She has great taste and really worked with us to figure out our style and wants.

She went above and beyond when we ran into issues with our initial contractor and was very flexible on meeting times as we work long hours during the week. She also understood our budget needs and was able to suggest materials at the right price, even if we were slightly below her usual clientele's budget.

We will be requesting her services again for sure and highly recommend her.

Thank you Robineve!

RennieClayton, CA

Robineve made our last home beautiful as we engaged upon a truly major remodel. Every touch - mirrors, lighting, paint colors, tile concept and selection, etc - all so contemporary and cool.  Robineve made all the difference between us just doing a so-so, mainstream, remodel and one that looks and feels very special to us and to all our friends who visit.   That home now holds the sale price record for the community that we left just a few months ago.  Also ... so much fun to work with her!

Robineve has a sense of grace about her, and she also had a great personal touch with our contractors and was on site in our home when needed by them.

We will absolutely be working with her again!

JenMartinez, CA

I am clueless when it comes to decorating. I was a bit nervous that whoever I worked with would not get me or my style. Robineve came highly recommended so it was off to a good start.

During the initial consult, I was very impressed with her ability to ask poignant questions to drill down and determine my likes and dislikes. Things I had never thought about and weren't even on my radar. I was ready to give it a go. I appreciate her sensitivity to timelines and her patience in offering a slew of helpful suggestions.

She is very passionate about design and bringing beauty into your space

Teresa ZocchiAlamo, CA

Robineve was a wealth of information. She definitely raised awareness in our community of realtors, and people in the real estate industry, and it is so important to understand that universal living can be created with style.

I would recommend Robineve to anyone who is looking to find out more about this style of home designing, or any home design in general. The work I have seen of hers, is top notch.

J L. Martinez, CA

I am clueless when it comes to decorating. I was a bit nervous that whoever I worked with would not get me or my style. Robineve came highly recommended so it was off to a good start. During the initial consult, I was very impressed with her ability to ask poignant questions to drill down and determine my likes and dislikes. Things I had never thought about and weren't even on my radar. I was ready to give it a go. I appreciate her sensitivity to timelines and her patience in offering a slew of helpful suggestions. She is very passionate about design and bringing beauty into your space.

Natalie D. San Francisco, CA

Robineve helped us with a kitchen renovation this winter. She has great taste and really worked with us to figure out our style and wants.

She went above and beyond when we ran into issues with our initial contractor and was very flexible on meeting times as we work long hours during the week. She also understood our budget needs and was able to suggest materials at the right price, even if we were slightly below her usual clientele's budget.

We will be requesting her services again for sure and highly recommend her.

Thank you Robineve!

Tia J. Cave Spring, GA

Robineve is so knowledgeable of universal design and she creates beautiful spaces! She was incredibly helpful and it was a pleasure speaking with her.

John C. Walnut Creek, CA

Robineve created a beautiful environment when my wife and I bought our 3 bdm home. I don't understand how the previous reviewer could have had a bad experience since mine was completely the opposite.
I was a little nervous , my first time working with a designer. But in the end we actually spent less than I thought we would have to.
It was hard for me to decide from all the choices in stores and on Houzz. But she listened and helped me focus, not an easy task. I got what I really wanted, although couldn't express it at the start.
Good follow through, and made the process fun, including recovering an existing chaise lounge, now my favorite.
Looking forward to working with her again, when we're ready to remodel our kitchen.