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.



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 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.
Our Full-Scale design services include furnishing interiors and outdoor rooms, remodels and additions, Universal Design, and downsizing consultation. We are interested in and flexible with every client's needs, from a year-long “turnkey project” to a simple paint and color consultation. I have established relationships with the best Bay Area contractors, tradesmen, product showrooms and custom workrooms which I bring to your projects.
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People 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.
The scope of projects can include:


The 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!
Robineve Interiors, Inc. is your representative with the contractor and architect. It's my job to understand your goals and how this remodel will improve your life. Although we can come in at any point in the project, it's best to put together, from the beginning, a strong professional team. My in-house staff includes designers experienced with 3-D computer drafting and architectural services.
Harmonious working relationships and a structured flow of communication build trust, so your job runs more smoothly. Plan to attend regular meetings with our design team and your builder. Unanticipated changes always come up and together we can find fresh solutions— which often make the end result even better.
Robineve Interiors, Inc. is recognized as a five-time winner of design awards from NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. We are able to walk with you through the many phases of a remodeling project, serving as both your guide and sounding board. The handsome results speak for themselves!
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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.
As her illness progressed, the home my Dad had designed for them became a difficult place for Mom to navigate. I began to do serious architectural research and became certified as an "Aging in Place" Specialist (CAPS). I soon realized that what I was doing to make their home safe and accessible for Mom were some of the same things I had done to make my own home child-friendly when my daughter was little. Hmm... I began to see Universal Design as the broader umbrella encompassing a continuum of thoughtful, indeed mindful, design solutions for everyone.
Then, I was hit by a car while crossing the street, which left me with two broken legs. During the months I spent in a wheelchair, I honed my skills as a UD designer, living first-hand the accommodations needed for anyone living with even a temporary injury or increasing accessibility issues.
That was my final wake up call, it was time to again open my own firm. Since then, almost all interior design schools have begun to offer a semester in UD, and I believe it is the way all homes will be built in the future. Until then, I am passionate about bringing the sensible, practical principals of Universal Design to all the remodeling projects I undertake. As an interior designer, I'm committed to designing homes with style, beauty and practical elegance—and, to me, practical IS elegant.
So, I educate my clients on the features of Universal Design, and if they see the benefits, I develop a plan in a seamless, nearly invisible way for both growing families and Baby Boomers.
I also offer an introductory Universal Design Walk-Through Checklist to give you suggestions, like a home inspection check list.
A few examples of features we can consider together:



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.
In our early meetings, we discuss the Scope of Work of the project, (SOW) and whether to approach it in phases or all at once. Sometimes, we opt for several phases over time to meet a comfortable budget and not sacrifice quality. The actual time it will take to reach your goal depends on several factors—most importantly, the client's decision- making style and whether the preferred "look" is readily available at their price point. If not, deeper research might be necessary, and we discuss that.
Administrative task time to process and follow your order from manufacturing to the delivery is billed monthly at a lower rate.
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