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. Its unique to your needs, to your world, to your heart.
THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER
Working 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 before 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, save you time and spend 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 Design
People ask what my design style is, since Im grounded in the histories of art and furniture design, and appreciate it all. Personally, I love timeless, chic, updated classic design, but I also enjoy working in a variety of styles, depending on my clients preferences, and what their house calls for. Selecting beautiful and unique furniture and textiles is probably my favorite part of the many projects we dohere 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 piecesits 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 becomethey 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.
- Space planning and traffic flow
- Color palettes that enhance comfort and emotional well being
- Selection of elegant and practical furniture that is a worthwhile investment
- 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 mirrorsthe jewelry that personalizes and enhances a home
- Hard Surfaces–flooring, countertops, tile, wall treatments
- Mindful Universal Design principles for ergonomics and ease of use
The emotional demands of remodeling a home are among lifes 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, its 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 Alzheimers.
- 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
I am a regular speaker in the Bay Area on Universal Design. Please contact my studio for speaking requests.
Billing, Timeframe and Delivery
At Robineve Interiors, Inc., we work on an incremental retainer basis against which design time is billed hourly. I feel this is the most transparent way as it gives the client the most control. We keep the client informed of the status of the remaining hours on a monthly basis. I often start a project with a moderate initial retainer, increasing to more substantial commitments as we both go forward and become comfortable with the process.
The products and furnishings are billed separately and are based on our preferred dealer designer pricing, usually well below retail. My staff and I bring the wealth of over three decades of design experience to every job. I craft the solutions carefully and expect my clients to purchase through our company. Clients who approach us arent looking for a cookie cutter job, and they know custom furnishings and remodels are worth the time it takes to complete. We make decisions together. They get a realistic picture. The results are special.
Shipping and Delivery:
Shipping and delivery charges are passed directly through to the client from the freight and receiving/delivery companies. We charge a handling fee to manage the schedule and paperwork. We plan to be on-site for the installation and the TA-DA! moment when your rooms come together!