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 WSan Francisco

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.

Judi K.San 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 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 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.

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 was also diplomatic at reading what would work best for me and the practical side my husband required. 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! When the sofas were delayed, 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 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.

Joan CLafayette

Interior Designer

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.

Marty L.Oakland Hills

Interior Designer

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.

Joanne MOrinda

Robineve is wonderful to work with! She helped me redo the entry and floorplan 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 furnish and 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 living room. 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!!!!

Kathy W.Clayton

Remodeling a Home

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!

Jason CWalnut Creek

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

Robineve helped us through an extensive remodel and downsizing project in the fall. 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!

Natalie MSan Francisco

Orinda Interior Designer

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!

Rennie W.Clayton

Universal Design

We were just about to begin a major remodel of our entire home and we had never worked with a designer before. What a wonderful surprise! 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. The house feels very special to all our friends who visit.
We will absolutely be working with her again!

Bob SNYC and Walnut Creek

Universal Design

Robineve did a wonderful job for me. I found myself in a new apartment by myself and with little furniture and no idea how to get started. Robineve spent time understanding my interests, how I relaxed, where I ate, and built a plan within my budget. She pushed me outside my comfort for some of the pieces but also understood what didn't work for me. I am very happy and comfortable in my new apartment. Robineve and Kelsey were very easy to work with. And they worked on every aspect of the apartment including furniture, art, to towels, sheets,... I highly recommend Robineve Interiors.

Barbara GBerkeley

How to Design a Home for Multiple Generations

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.

Adrienne N.Livermore

Orinda Interior Designer

I have worked with Robineve of Robineve 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, especially if you have a busy career schedule.
We are already working on more projects for the New Year!

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.

Catherine POakland

Orinda Interior Designer
Robineve is an expert in Universal Design. Critically needed by many older individuals, she creates 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 a vital feature of the work she does.

Mary B.Walnut Creek

How to Use Universal Design

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!

Marsha S.Lafayette

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!

J L.Martinez

How to Use Universal Design

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

Craig BSaranap Village

Orinda Interior Designer

Robineve took the time to really listen to our wants and needs. She was able to provide us with beautiful options which made sense, and then worked with us to make final decisions which just "worked" for us. We always enjoyed our meetings with Robineve, and felt like she was really in it with us. We have found ourselves continually delighted by the results of her work.

Benchmark Home Construction, IncDanville

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 R Design BuildWalnut 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 G, Northern Lights ElectricWalnut Creek

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 K, Kent Painting and DecoratingWalnut Creek

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.