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.
Richard WilliamsonGolden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, Atherton

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

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.

Janet FMoraga

Robineve came highly recommended by two friends and has been a godsend. My husband and I were downsizing from our big family home and had no idea what to bring with us and what to leave behind. Robineve's advice was nothing short of inspired. The condo was transformed into a real home by combining new pieces with smart selections from our existing furniture – and it’s beautiful! We called Robineve back to remodel a bathroom that’s now elegant, functional and gorgeous. She went above and beyond, always available to answer my questions and give direction to the contractors. Thank you, Robineve – you are an artist and we are so happy here!

Lisa DDiablo

Robineve did a brilliant job for us! She goes the extra mile with every detail and absolutely refuses to snap out a cookie cutter project. She listened carefully to what I said, quickly picked up on my personal style and the creative feel I was wanting, but also the practical side my husband required, with intuition and diplomacy. She worked with me to get the public rooms and our bedroom/-bathroom remodels ready in time for our daughter’-s’ wedding — an ambitious project! Even a year later, I got an email from her checking in and updating me with suggestions. I love all the things we picked, and every day I wake up in my gorgeous bedroom and LOVE IT all over again. Robineve is wonderful and I would totally recommend her to anyone.

Kathy & Rennie WClayton

Remodeling a Home

We were just about to begin a major remodel of our entire home and had never worked with a designer before. What a wonderful surprise! Robineve selected the paint colors for the whole house; every single light fixture was replaced with something special; all the granite and marble surfaces and backsplash tiles for the kitchen and the bathrooms; mirrors, carpeting. Everything! And it’s 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. We will absolutely be working with her again!

Janie T.Piedmont

We had heard about Robineve and hired her to do her special “Universal Design Walk-Through” when we were trying to decide if we would stay in our multi-storied home; we knew that, to stay, we would have to do extensive remodeling to make it safer for my husband. Robineve listened very carefully to what was most important to each of us, came up with unique and creative ideas, and left us with a thoughtfully outlined plan. A year later, we called her back and said, “Let’s do it!” Robineve recommended a fantastic contractor and oversaw the remodel of our master bath (circa 1985), creation of an elevator landing on the bedroom level, and transformation of a basement room into a bright, cozy, and functional office that faces a ‘secret garden’. Her eye for detail is amazing! I love the serene furnishings in our bedroom, and the colorful pieces in our office and sunroom. Robineve designs rooms that are beautiful and caring, inviting you to come in and feel the love. We have become friends for life!

Jason CWalnut Creek

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

Robineve helped us through an extensive remodel and downsizing project. Her 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! Throughout the nearly 3 months process, she was available and upbeat and kept us sane. We can't recommend Robineve highly enough!

Adrienne NLivermore

Orinda Interior Designer

I discovered Robineve 14 years ago and we’ve been working on projects ever since. In fact, she has refurnished my entire house 3 times over! We have remodeled the kitchen (twice!) and the Master bath suite, and the list goes on. Robineve makes it easy, especially for someone like me with a busy career schedule – I trust her, and that saves me time. She has made my home really warm and inviting, in new and interesting ways with every iteration.

Barbara BWalnut Creek

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

We highly recommend Robineve Cole as an outstanding resource for so many facets of home design. She has worked with us over the past two years on a variety of design projects, including new flooring, lighting, painting, closets and carpeting, as well as kitchen and bathroom upgrades. We value her advice and impeccable sense of style. She guided our overall design, helped us select stylish and high quality materials, and also helped us find reliable vendors and installers. She also made us aware of the principles of Universal Design to improve the safety and convenience of our home, and gave us ideas for future projects.

Mary BWalnut Creek

How to Use Universal Design

Robineve 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!

Judi KSan Francisco

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

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 - Universal Design - that seemed so relevant, told me that you were caring and very smart. You surprised us by suggesting we knock down walls to create an office and media room out of an under-utilized guest bedroom and adjacent hallway. Now these spaces form an ‘L’ with our Great Room and get used every day! You always kept our budget in mind, reupholstering some of my favorite pieces. You have been calm, supportive, creative and attentive. The finished product reflects all of those words. I look forward to your visits and your touch of perfection.

Marsha SLafayette

Orinda Interior Designer

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!

Jason BlissBenchmark Home Construction

How to Use Universal Design

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!

Gordon ReeseWalnut Creek

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

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.

Rich GobbellNorthern Lights Electric

Interior Designer

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.

Kristopher KentKent Painting & Decorating

Universal Design

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.