My commitment to you. At Robineve Interiors, Inc. my approach is very collaborative. My clients say that they have FUN, and so do I. Listening to you is a big part of our early meetings. I want to know about you, how your life works around your family, your pets, how you entertain, your preferred styles, your budget. But even more, I hope to learn your life priorities, what activities and philanthropies this home must support, what brings you comfort, what you need to recharge your spirit. Beyond all the beautiful spaces and edited furniture, a home is really about that tranquil center that nurtures a life well-lived. It's unique to your needs, to your world, to your heart.
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNERWorking with a professional Interior Designer is an investment in your home that saves you money, time and energy. Not only do you avoid costly mistakes ("that sofa was WAY too big"), but, most importantly, you get the full "WOW "impact you envisioned when you began your project. A designer knows what it will look like before it comes together, is there to help you make the right decisions and invests your budget wisely. A good designer will educate you and expand the horizon of your possibilities. As the cliché goes, we make your dreams a reality.
Interior Furnishings and DesignPeople ask what my "design style" is, since I'm grounded in the histories of art and furniture design, and appreciate so many styles. Personally, I love timeless, chic, “updated classic” design, but I also enjoy working in a variety of styles, depending on my client's preferences, and what their house calls for. Selecting beautiful and unique furniture and textiles is probably my favorite part of the many projects we do—here is where the individualized, nourishing touches make such a difference. For example, I love to integrate antique Persian rugs into modern themes and incorporate rustic modern with heirloom family pieces—it's more fun and personal. My clients are looking for more than a replacement of older furniture and window coverings, they want to refresh their homes to more clearly reflect who they are, what their lives have become—they want the inside to match the outside of themselves. Most of all, their lives are busy and hectic, they need their homes to take care of them, on many levels. Robineve Interiors, Inc., is part of a buying cooperative that allows us to purchase from over 200 furnishing resources at competitive prices. Over the years, I have developed long-standing relationships with the best local workrooms, national vendors and specialty furniture makers who can brainstorm with me to create unique, one-of-a-kind solutions when the need is there.
- Space planning and traffic flow
- Color palettes that enhance comfort and emotional well being
- Selection of elegant and practical furniture that are worthwhile investments
- Balanced textures for coziness, luxury, and easy maintenance
- Layered light sources for ambient, decorative and functional needs
- Draperies, shades and window coverings
- Carpet and Rugs, from broadloom to Tibetan and Persian
- Accessories, fine art and mirrors—the "jewelry" that personalizes and enhances a home
- Hard Surfaces-flooring, countertops, tile, wall treatments
- Mindful Universal Design principles for ergonomics and ease of use
RemodelingThe emotional demands of remodeling a home are among life's more challenging experiences. This is where the expert help of a professional interior design team saves you time, saves you money, and saves your sanity!
What is Universal Design Remodeling?Universal Design (UD) is a forward-thinking architectural approach to designing homes so they are user-friendly, elegant and functional for people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. In Europe, it's called "Design for All", and they seek ways for people to stay in their homes for as long as possible. As more of our households become multi-generational, I believe universal Design will be the way all homes are designed. Two personal events inspired me to explore and embrace UD: First, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
- Wider door and hallway widths
- Zero-barrier showers and entries
- Multiple layers of lighting for task, ambient and accent
- Nonslip, non-glare surfaces
- Lever door handles, touch faucets
- Pull down shelves
- Multiple height counters
- Minimized use of interior and exterior steps