Easy Updates All Around Your Home

Hey Fabulistas! Are your 2017 resolutions in full swing? Was updating your home on the to-do list?  You don’t need to do a full renovation to create an updated style and decor all around your home. Today I want to share a few quick and easy home updates you can do to bring out the best of your … Continued

A Look into the White House Interior Design

Happy Tuesday Fabulistas! As we get ready to approach a new president entering the White House this week, I am reflecting on the impact interior design has had on this beautiful home. While some elements of the White House interior have been preserved, others have been changed based on the style of the first family. I’m … Continued

My Top 3 2017 Design Trends

Happy Weekend Fabulistas! I hope you are having a great start to the new year! Today I’m sharing my 3 top interior design trends to look for in 2017. Whether you’re renovating your current home or starting from scratch, these trends will transform your home into a beautiful masterpiece! Go bold and mix colors and patterns … Continued

Transitioning Holiday Decor to Winter Decor

Hey Fabulistas! Our champagne is popped and I’m ready for everything 2017 has in store! As we get ready to welcome another year, I’m showing you how to transition your holiday decor to elegant winter decor. Freshen up your home with decor that will last you through all of the winter months. Down goes the Christmas Tree. Or … Continued

A New Years Resolution: Organization

We’re nearing the end of 2016 Fabulistas! It’s the resolution that doesn’t seem to go away! Year after year we say we’ll be more organized whether at home, at the office, or just in general. It can be a daunting task but I’m here to show you how styling a fabulous area of your home or … Continued

My 4 Top Table Setting Inspirations

Happy Holidays Fabulistas! Whether you are having 2 or 20 guests over for Christmas dinner, make your table settings extra fabulous with unique place settings! I’ve rounded up my top inspiration pictures for last minute decorating! Use a small ornament or greenery piece to add color to a white setting. Keep the theme of rustic chíc … Continued

Last Minute Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hey Fabulistas! With only a few days left until Christmas, I know some of you are scrambling to get all of those gifts wrapped! Today I’m showing you how to create fabulous holiday packaging with just a few items! Get started by finding these festive pieces either at your local craft store or in your … Continued

Holiday Gift Guide for Design Lovers!

Happy Holidays, Fabulistas ! I know you’re in the midst of your Holiday gift shopping and, on occasion, find yourself  searching to uncover the perfect present for the design lovers in your life. You know, that one savvy friend whose sense of style and decor is just so perfectly fabulous. Here are some original and highly functional gift ideas … Continued

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Fabulistas! We’re entering the busiest time of the year… the holiday season! We’re busily hopping from shop to shop, clicking away ordering more champagne and truffles for next-day delivery. So much to do, it’s an exciting time! And just maybe, right about now, you realize your home needs a splash of festive … Continued

Vignettes to Inspire Your Thanksgiving Decor 

Hello Fabulistas! Creating decorative fall vignettes is a sure way to make your home feel more inviting and warm this holiday season. They’re especially great for you fall lovers who like to savor the last bits of the season before we give way to all that December has in store! When you think of creating these … Continued

Stylish Extra Seating for the Holidays

Happy Holiday Season Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and this time of year calls for extra seating when entertaining. Every holiday season I look forward to being in the great company of friends and family… and even though every guest is accounted for, I usually end up having one or two (or three) … Continued

Fabulous Apron Styles!

Dearest Fabulistas!  The kitchen evokes such warm memories for so many of us, that’s what makes it the heart of the home! Kitchens keep the spirit of your home alive by providing just the right amount of nourishment, whether in the form of food or family love. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the role kitchens … Continued

The Perfect Coffee Table Book

Hello Fabulistas! Every time I visit a new home, I naturally notice the smallest details.  Coffee table books usually catch my attention within the first few minutes.  Just like that, I’m flipping through the pages, my fingers gracing the printed pages filled with stunning imagery. Coffee table books are so revealing of the style and personality … Continued

A Kitchen with Pops of Personality

Hello Fabulistas! The kitchen is perhaps the most vibrant space in your home. It’s the most dynamic and welcoming space where you prepare the treats and mix the drinks for yourself and, more importantly, for your friends and family! Image courtesy Amara Image courtesy Amara And just like any living space, it loves an update. … Continued

Pumpkin Spice Bliss!

Happy Fall, Fabulistas! As we enter the season of the orange wonder that is Pumpkin, this fruit singlehandedly provides a plethora of recipes. Sweet or spicy, thick or crunchy, Pumpkin Spice is an instantly recognizable and deliciously undeniable ingredient. Here, I’m showing you how to treat yourself and your dear ones without compromising the healthy way … Continued

Making Waves of Creativity!

My dear Fabulistas!! If you ever feel a wonderfully unexpected influx of creative ideas while in the shower or the tub, you’re not alone! It is a known fact that showers have a stimulating effect on a creative mind. And it’s even rumored that Albert Einstein did his best thinking in the shower. Image courtesy … Continued

Know Thyself, Designer!

Hello Fabulistas! Whenever I’m asked the most important advice to give young designers, my response is often, “Know who you are!” Confidence as a designer begins with discovering yourself as a creative force. What are you about? What moves you? What stimulates you? Once you’ve figured out the answers to these questions and more, you’re … Continued

Kickstart Your Creativity with Travel!

Hi Fabulistas! Every artisitic mind needs a shake-up now and then – a jolt of revelation to change-up your creativity, perspective and kickstart fresh ideas! I always suggest keeping an open eye and an open mind with regard to where and how this divine inspiration will come your way. And then, WOW!! You’re reinvigorated to create … Continued

Italians do it Better!

Hi there Fabulistas! Relish the precious few days of summer with an Italian-inspired picnic in a park! During my recent trip to Italy, I found myself enveloped in the country’s lavish aesthetics that later so dearly resonated in a film I saw. A film that became one of my absolute favorites this summer is A … Continued

Get to Know Poised Taupe!

Hi there Fabulistas! Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year is here and I’m so excited… introducing Poised Taupe! All images courtesy Sherwin-Williams I’m looking forward to including this color in my clients’ designs. It’s a beautiful choice for anyone looking to transition away from grey, and the subtle sophistication of Poised Taupe makes it the perfect complement … Continued

Simply Fabulous Recipes!

Hello Fabulistas! Here at Robin Baron Design, I think it’s safe to say our love of food is only rivaled by our love of design! Since we all love trying fabulous, new things, especially recipes, I thought it would be fun to share some of the favorite recipes of my design team. Try a few … Continued

5 Happy Home, Happy Weekend Inspirations

Fabulistas! The weekend is upon us! It’s amazing what a few inspired days can do to renew and refresh your outlook and positivity. If you’re like me, spending time at home is one of those precious gifts we give ourselves. After all, your home is your sanctuary and sets the scene for fabulous living! On … Continued

Fashion Inspired Home Decor

Hi Fabulistas! New York Fashion Week is coming up and I can’t wait! I started my career as a fashion designer before transitioning to interior design, so I get especially excited to see what’s in store this time of year. The worlds of fashion design and interior design are closely linked so we often see … Continued

Breaking Black: Breaking Color Rules

Hi Fabulistas! You know that saying about learning the rules so you know how to break them? That’s how I feel about color theory! We know color and emotion go hand in hand, right? … Think about how a sunset makes you feel, how a bouquet of flowers makes you smile or the fun clothes … Continued

6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Summer Tablescape!

Happy Summer, Fabulistas! Greet your guests with a stunning table display for your summer parties! When you know the secrets, it’s easy to design a table that draws in your guests for delightful conversation set against a delectable dinner. From whimsical to formal, inside or out, use these tips to create your own beautiful display! … Continued

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Interior Design

Hi Fabulistas! As an interior designer, I love working closely with my clients to create the spaces of their dreams. Designing beautiful, comfortable spaces that complement my clients is my gift to them. The other day, I was thinking about how each of my projects gives back to me in the form of personal growth, … Continued

Let’s Dwell On Design!

Hi Fabulistas! I’ve headed to the land of palm trees and modern architecture to attend the Dwell On Design show in Los Angeles! Image courtesy Dwell  If you love the clean lines and sleek finishes reminiscent of the 1950’s and 60’s, then this is the show for you! Dwell On Design takes place June 24-26 … Continued

Michael Berman for Theodore Alexander

Hi Fabulistas, After spending five full days in High Point at Spring Market, jumping from showroom to showroom to see as many new introductions as possible, I’m excited to share one of my favorite collections, designed by my friend Michael Berman for Theodore Alexander! Michael’s collection, entitled Califolio, is a FABULOUS and smart blend of … Continued

Design Trends inspired by Brazil

Brazil…Brazil…Brazil…! From Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2017– recently held at Rio’s Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum – to the Olympics 2016 only 2 months away, the world is looking to the beautiful South American country for inspiration of all sorts. Art, fashion, commerce, and design are forever evolving. Trends rise from these travel stories that take us … Continued

5 Fabulous Musts for Memorial Day

Fabulous 5 Memorial Day Weekend Musts Hi Fabulistas, This weekend is one of my favorite times of year! The weather is beautiful; loved ones join together for a wonderful weekend; and it’s THE perfect excuse to host an amazing fête. Fun fact: It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, … Continued

Fabulous Finishes!

High Point Market is a great time for new design inspiration. It’s the time when furniture and accessory manufacturers showcase their new products and collections. At this Spring Market, I spotted a number of new trends that were apparent in the “Fabulous Finishes” in many collections. This season’s Top Three Trends are: Matte Gold, Textured … Continued

High Point Market Inspiration

“First stop on the Design Bloggers Tour at High Point Market is Kenian Home! Loving this chair :)” Hi Fabulistas, High Point Market is a premier furniture and design market that every designer should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is a totally new kind of market than what some seasoned designers may … Continued

44th Annual Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse

Hi Fabulistas, Last week marked the official opening of the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. Located at 19 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065 the showhouse is five fabulous floors of design delight! Ranging in styles from classic to modern, this Upper East Side beauty has something inspiring for everyone. Over the course of four decades, this project, which raises critical … Continued

A Gift to All Mothers

Hi Fabulistas, Mother’s Day is a day to empower our mothers, thank them for being the fiercely loyal, strong and loving women they are. It’s a day to celebrate womanhood!  Being a mother myself, I believe in leading by example, empowering my children…and creating a beautiful home for them, of course! ‎ On this Mother’s … Continued

Met Gala 2016!

  Hi Fabulistas, The world of fashion and interiors often overlap in such a remarkable way. Designers serve as the artists behind these industries, each using their skills to recreate the world around us while painting masterpieces out of naked canvases – whether it be a room or a body.  There’s an equal love for … Continued

Events in May!

Hi Fabulistas, With May only days away it’s time to put away umbrellas from April’s showers and welcome the warmer seasons with all the fabulousness that May has to offer. From New York, to Los Angeles, and everything in between (the South is inviting you to some great events this year!) it’s time to start … Continued

Design on a Dime: Recap!

Hi Fabulistas, One of the many reasons I love what I do is the sense of community in the design industry. A wonderful aspect of design is its ability to be impactful and inspiring. I find it absolutely rewarding to give back; whether it’s advocating for human rights or helping those in need, I find … Continued

Design on a Dime: Opening Night Reception!

Hi Fabulistas, The day has come! Make sure you join me tonight as I unveil my newest design venture with not one but TWO booths at New York City’s most popular interior design benefit. My great friends in the industry have donated all the merchandise displayed in this year’s stunning vignette. A little about the … Continued

HighPoint Market is Here!

Hi Fabulistas, From Milano to High Point, North Carolina, the Robin Baron Design team is gearing up for another exciting design event:  High Point Market! As I announced last month, I’m delighted to share that I’ve been selected to be a part of the ‘High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour 2016′! I’m beyond excited to … Continued

Design Director of RBD’s Instagram Takeover in Salone

Hi Fabulistas,     I’m proud to share that the Robin Baron Design team is getting our special design inspiration this week on two continents at two amazing events! First up is the world-renowned design fair Salone del Mobile Milano followed by High Point Market starting this weekend. For those of you following my instagram … Continued

SAKURA MATSURI: CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

  Pre-bloom. First Bloom. Peak Bloom. Post-Peak Bloom. Like the seasons of the year  – a cherry blossom goes through four stages from birth to fruition.The end of April celebrates this special occasion with  a bouquet of these beauties at your disposal! On April 30th –  May 1st,  Brooklyn Botanical Gardens hosts Sakura Matsuri, its … Continued

44 Years of Fabulous. Last night’s Kips Bay President’s Dinner

Hi Fabulistas,     Thanks to all who have already started partaking in the the ASID NY Metro’s first ever Spring Spruce Up! This is an incredible opportunity everyone should take advantage of! As we continue to spread the positive messages of empowerment through design, I’d like to mention another fund-raising event on the near … Continued

Spring-spiration

Hi Fabulistas, If you haven’t had the chance to get your hands on USA Today’s Spring Issue here it is!   So happy to share with you that I was quoted in the HOME section for their “103 Ideas from Walls to Ceilings” stories. See my quote regarding BLACK — a color so classic, and … Continued

Spring Spruce Up. Design for the Future.

Hi Fabulistas, This is a time of year to refresh your home! And there’s no better way to embrace the season than by revamping your home’s aesthetic. As president of ASID NY Metro Chapter, I’m happy to announce our newest project made to commence our industry’s approach to spring designing by launching our first-ever Spring … Continued

Through My Eyes: My Podcast Interview on Million Dollar Decorating

Hi Fabulistas, It’s live! James Swan, of Million Dollar Decorating, the first podcast devoted solely to the “worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living,” sat down with me for an interview you won’t want to miss! ‎James comes from the editorial world of interiors — where he romances the art of delivery by describing spaces … Continued

Through My Eyes: My Design Advice as seen on About.com

Hi Fabulistas, Paint the town ‘Grey”! Often living in big cities means adjusting to small spaces. Don’t let that “tiny” problem get in the way of your design dreams! Get more tips from this recent feature on About.com and see how I use color as a way to play with the scale of a petite … Continued

Through My Eyes: A Sit Down with Suzanne Costa

  Home is where the heart is. What an honor to hone my skills as a designer through another creative project that aims to uplift individuals through their homes. The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is 1 of 300 Ronald McDonald House programs worldwide aimed to help families struggling with children suffering from serious … Continued

Through my Eyes: Design on a Dime Recap

Hi Fabulistas,   It’s the end of the first week of March and what a week it has been! This past Tuesday, Housing Works Design on a Dime co-chairs George Oliphant, James Huniford, Nicole Gibbons and ELLE DECOR Editor-in-Chief Michael Boodro helped kick off the 2016 Design on a Dime benefit at Desiron in the … Continued

Upcoming! Bailey House Gala and auction

Confidence begins at home. When you feel great in your home, you feel better in your own skin. For the majority of us, the luxury of having a home and filling it wit things that reflect our personalities is a reality….But what happens to people in need who don’t have a home to return to? … Continued

Design Insider: Accessories

Fabulistas, Accessories are the best way to transform a home and add your own personality. Much like pieces of jewelry, the most personal way to design a space is to use eclectic design elements that accentuate personal taste. Here are some tips… When you use accessories the most important element is layering. Layering in design creates drama. Think … Continued

Design Insider: Art

Fabulistas, A picture is worth a thousand words…and these beautiful art pieces each have their own story to tell. I like to start with a clean slate so that we can see what the client really wants, and then we source pieces that fit in with their aesthetic. After we define what’s in a client’s … Continued

Top Picks: A Few Things I’m LOVING Right Now

Hello there Fabulistas, Part of the thrill of working on luxurious design projects is the “hunt”! The design world has seen an influx of digital platforms that make decorating easier and faster than ever before and I’m always on the lookout for innovative ways to maximize my productivity while keeping my clients happy! A fellow … Continued

Through My Eyes: V is for Valentine

Fabulistas, It’s that time of year again and everyone is scavenging for those last minute dinner reservations, presents, and finding a unique way to spend their Valentine’s. Before getting into the gifting aspect of the holiday, it’s important to learn about the true love story behind Valentine’s Day. Dating back to the Roman era, St. … Continued

Through My Eyes: My Birthday!

Fabulistas, Ever since the tender age of nine, I knew I wanted to be a designer. Having started my career as a fashion designer, I was always fascinated by interior design and studied as much as I could about the world of interiors and antiques. I transitioned into interior design full-time after enthusiastic fashion clients … Continued

Through My Eyes: Bold Bathrooms and Living Spaces

Fabulistas, Check out these photos of some bold bathrooms and living spaces that I’ve brought to life… A view of sophistication! This living room is formal yet comforting. I love swirling design of this fabulous Stanton Carpet which compliments the ABC Carpet and Home coffee tables. And the pièce de résistance is the art by painter Michelle Williams! … Continued

Fab Fridays: Shop ‘Till You Drop – When in Paris!

Fabulistas, Le Bon Marché! Twice a year, France has their national sale, and is it ever a designer’s dream! From the 3rd arrondissement (in the Marais) to the Galleries de Lafayette, and all the way down the Champs-Élysées almost every major store and boutique has everything on sale! Here’s a shot of Bonnie Steves and … Continued

Bonjour from Paris!

Fabulistas, for the past week, I have been in one of my favorite cities in the world, Paris! I’m here for Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week — and, while my schedule has been beyond abundant, I’ve been loving every minute of it! I want to fill you in on all of it, so … Continued

Through My Eyes: Cozy, Shimmering Spaces

Fabulistas, Don’t let the cold weather give you the blues…warm up with a cozy, shimmering space! Check out some of my favorite spaces that I designed… Nestled in this cozy master bedroom is a seating area with custom closets with faux shagreen insets. A perfect place to read a book, plan a day, or relax at any … Continued

Fab Fridays: Je Ne Sais Quoi

All of Robin Baron Design is MORE than excited for an action-packed week as Robin prepares to travel to Paris next week for Maison et Objet and Paris Design Week! If you don’t know, Paris is one of Robin’s favorite cities (next to New York, of course!), so stay tuned for pictures and a comprehensive … Continued

Through My Eyes: Rounded Furniture

Fabulistas, Life comes full circle. That’s a true statement in life…and in design! Check out these spaces I designed, featuring round accents! Using ​a one of a kind goat-skin table,​with a high gloss finish, the rounded shape allows for a familial gathering and ease when serving your loved ones.​ I angled the edges in my … Continued

Media: My Quote in Life-Styled Magazine

Fabulistas, I’m simply over-the-moon that my 2016 design focus is featured on page 6 of the January “Go for the Gold” issue of Stacy Garcia‘s Life-Styled magazine! Take a look: https://view.publitas.com/stacy-garcia-inc/life-styled-january-2016/page/1  

Through My Eyes: The Color Grey

Fabulistas, Pardon the rhyme, but when it comes to decor, is grey here to stay? Grey is fast becoming the new beige…it’s a neutral color, and very versatile. It can be used for wall colors, cabinets, countertops, fireplaces, furniture, etc. It’s got a classic, sophisticated appeal, and it comes in a variety of shades. And, … Continued

Through My Eyes: Window Treatments

Window treatments aren’t just for small windows; floor-to-ceiling windows can be decorated with drapes as well. To keep the full height appearance be sure to hang the curtain rod higher than the window frame. And get creative with fabric…try textured fabric, patterns in addition to solid color curtains.

Media: I Was Quoted In the LG Contest Press Release

Fabulistas, We have a winner! Petya Toncheva is the Grand Prize Winner in the ASID Design Contest featuring the new LG Studio Kitchen Appliance Suite! Check out my quote in the press release! LG Unveils Winner Of ‘Designed to Inspire’ LG Studio Kitchen Design Competition Petya Toncheva Named Grand Prize Winner in Design Contest Featuring … Continued

Fab Event: ASID Night at Holiday House NYC

Nov. 30th from 5-8pm ET will be a special day for ASID NY Metro​….it’s ASID night at Holiday House NYC! I will be moderating a panel of ASID designers Drew McGukin​, James Rixner​ and Darrin Varden​. Discounted tickets are available…don’t miss it!

Fab Event: Holiday House NYC 2015 Opening Gala

Hi Fabulistas, I’m on the advisory committee for a spectacular event…The Holiday House NYC! Join me for the Gala Opening on Tuesday, November 10 for a sneak peek at this year’s extraordinary designs before we open to the public! Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Get your ticket here: http://www.holidayhousenyc.com/buy-tickets/

Fab Events: East Coast to West Coast Design via High Point Market

Fabulistas, It’s almost time for High Point Market, which means it’s almost time to talk DESIGN trends from coast to coast! On October 17th at the Antique & Design Center I’ll be joined by designers Jeanne Chung, Jennifer Mehditash, and Paloma Contreras, who represent firms throughout the country. We’ll discuss our latest projects and inspirations, as well … Continued

Media: Supporter Spotlight on the Dwell with Dignity Blog

Fabulistas, Of course you remember the FABULOUS chair that I designed for Robert Allen? Yeah…that’s the one… It’s going up for auction! And, 100% of the proceeds will go to support Dwell With Dignity to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design! The online auction will go live Monday, November 2. Dwell With Dignity was generous enough to … Continued

Fab Events: #HPMKT Instagram TakeOver

Fabulistas, It’s an #HPMKT hostile takeover…on Instagram!?! Just kidding! 🙂 In honor of High Point Market‘s Fall Market, I’ll be taking over their Instagram account on October 20th! I’ll be sharing my style, so you definitely don’t want to miss it! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram (@robinbarondesign), as well as High Point Market (@Highpointmarket)!

Fab Events: Kips Bay Boathouse Bash

Fabulistas, I recently attended the Kips Bay Boathouse Bash! And boy, was it an all out BASH…fantastic band, great dancing! We all, literally, danced the night away. It was a fantastic evening!! FYI, the Kips Bay Boathouse Bash (formerly the Kips Bay Cruise) is a spectacular event that brings together celebrated interior designers, leaders in the industry, and philanthropists … Continued

Fab Events: A Taste of Project Design Benefit Gala

Fabulistas, Will you be in Long Island on October 8th? If so (or if you can get there!) you don’t want to miss the “A Taste of Project Design” benefit gala at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! You’ll have an opportunity to meet Nate Berkus of NBC’s Dream Builders, and Candice Olson of HGTV’s … Continued

Fab Events: The Robert Allen Fall Furniture Launch

Fabulistas, So I mentioned a few days ago that I couldn’t wait to share a BIG reveal with you… …drumroll please… …and here it is! Here’s the chair I designed for Robert Allen Design for their Fall Furniture Launch! I spiced up this classic chair by combining a black and white graphic pattern with a deep grey texture and accented … Continued

Through My Eyes: Mixing the Old with the New with The HighBoy

Fabulistas, Can I tell you how much I LOVE antiques?? So, when The HighBoy asked me to select some of my favorite antiques from their website, I was thrilled, to say the least. I love mixing the old with the new! (And here’s a little secret: I’m addicted to all things Lucite!) Antique pieces are … Continued

Through My Eyes: One Brainy Backyard

Inspired by science and mathematics, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland is a one-of-a-kind garden! Intelligently-designed sculptures, terraces, bridges, architectural structures, and sculptured landscapes make this 30-acre property truly breathtaking. Instead of flowers, you’ll see that the focus is on shapes, illustrated by various monuments found throughout the grounds. The garden is located in … Continued

Design Insider: Glenn Gissler in Introspective Magazine

Fabulistas, My good friend, philanthropist, collector and interior designer Glenn Gissler is featured in Introspective Magazine. Glenn has consulted for and designed residences for lots of high profile clients, including Calvin Klein and Michael Kors! Glenn is currently in the process of donating 1,000 (yes, one thousand!) items to his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design! Read … Continued

Fab Events: Q&A Event with Actor/Humanitarian: Gary Sinise

Fabulistas, I was honored to be able to attend a wonderful event with Gary Sinise at the Benjamin Moore Showroom. Benjamin Moore and its Giving Moore Foundation have just partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation to support the R.I.S.E. program that builds custom Smart Homes for severely wounded veterans. The homes are customized to ease the … Continued

Fab Events: Kips Bay Show House — Midnight Manhattan

Fabulistas, this year’s Kips Bay Showhouse is gorgeous through and through! All of it is so spectacular, but if I had to pick one favorite, it would be the space dubbed, “Midnight Manhattan”, designed by my colleague, Charles Pavarini, III. The three rooms (a living area, bar and bathroom) are a sophisticated juxtaposition of vintage and modern – one … Continued

Fab Fridays: Beachy Keen Decor

Fabulistas, what more can be said about sun, sand and sea? This is the time of year (for those of us in the Northeast anyway), where we slow down. We let the haze of summer wash over us like a warm wave and we trade white down comforters for crisp white linen ensembles. Here are … Continued

Media: Hamptons Magazine

Fabulistas, as you know from all the pictures on Facebook and Instagram, this year’s Design on a Dime was FAB! We’re talking Ryan Serhant, Emilia Bechrakis and Andy Cohen for starters! Well, I don’t know about you, but here’s the icing on the cake… Hamptons Magazine just featured me and Emilia Bechrakis in their Memorial Day issue! … Continued

Fab Events: Building Your Brand with ASID

hFabulistas, if you missed the “Building Your Brand with ASID” on May 11th at Samuel & Sons, you missed a stellar event! Myself (I moderated), Arlene Angard, Drew McGukin and James Rixner shared some hard-won lessons about how professionals in the design/build industry can put their ASID membership to work for them to build their … Continued

Through My Eyes: Sharing the Good Times

Fabulistas, you know I think life is great under everyday circumstances. But, life really is sweet when you can have fun with your family, clients and vendors alike! Here are some candid snaps taken in the Cliff Young, Ltd. showroom with Chloe, Leslie Young and Ryan Serhant.

Me + Open House TV = YAY!

Fabulistas, of course I’ll have more details with you in the VERY near future, but for right now, I’ll say these three words: Me OpenHouseTV YAY! Here are some “behind the scenes” pics from my Open House shoot:

Fab Events: Building Your Brand with ASID

As the President-Elect of the ASID NY Metro Chapter, I know just how important it is to make sure you’re getting the most out of your membership. That’s why I’m so enthused about the panel discussion I’m participating in with @drewmcgukin, @jamesrixner and @arleneangard on May 11, 2015 in the @samuelandsons showroom. “Building Your Brand … Continued

Bravo Family Love!

Fabulistas, this year, Design on Dime was filled with BRAVO Family love! Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis were there and took selfies with everyone who stopped by (how generous and cool of them!) and….look who showed up??? Why it’s @bravoAndy! 🙂

Fab Events: Design on a Dime Gratitude

Fabulistas, if you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that my team and I have been working OVER TIME making this year’s #DOAD2015 the best of all the three years’ I’ve participated. But, as you also, probably know, this kind of event doesn’t come together by happenstance. It takes coordination, commitment and … Continued

Media: Traditional Home Magazine

Fabulistas, I’m happy to share that my commentary is gracing the pages May 2015 issue of Traditional Home magazine. Here’s the text of my comment: “Grenadines by Pierre Frey I love the 3-dimensionality of crewels! The handmade quality always makes it a classic, and with this fun, colorful Pierre Frey fabric, it can be the … Continued

Fab Events: #DOAD2015 Selfies with Ryan for Everyone!

Fabulistas, guess who just agreed to take selfies with anyone who purchases a ticket and stops by my #DOAD2015 design space? Ryan Serhant, that’s who! Remember, the event is at Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC on Thursday, April 23, 2015. That’s only THREE days away! Who wants to miss selfies with Ryan?! NO ONE! So, grab your ticket today…

NEW VIDEO: Design on a Dime Sneak Peek

Fabulistas, as you know, I’m overjoyed about participating for the third year in a row in Housing Works’ Design on a Dime. I delivered the opening talk at the kickoff event and I’m working closely with the team at Cliff Young and my client, celebrity real estate agent, Ryan Serhant to make my #DOAD2015 participation … Continued

Fab Events: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Fabulistas, are you familiar with the saying, “When it rains it pours”? Well, that saying couldn’t be more true right now here at Robin Baron Design — but, in a GREAT way! Well, I’m THRILLED to announce that I’m participating in the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala on Wednesday, April 15th. The theme is … Continued

FAB EVENTS: Think Green. Think REGREEN.

Fabulistas, you know I’m committed to protecting the environment and saving the planet. And, I know you’re interested in creating healthier, more cost-effective spaces. too. So, you simply must attend ASID’s New York Metro Chapter REGREEN Implementation Workshop in NYC on April 15, 2015. The skills you will gain during this workshop will help you … Continued

Fab Events: Market Week @ Welspun

Fabulistas, it’s such a good feeling to be the company of like-minded people!   Last week, during Market Week, I was invited to participate in a Blogger’s Breakfast, at the Welspun showroom in the textile building here in NYC. While I was there, I had the pleasure of meeting the CEO of Welspun Global Brands, … Continued

Design Insider: Man “Caves”

Fabulistas, today’s man needs a quiet space of his own to ruminate, relax and read. Wikipedia defines a man cave as, “a manspace, a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement.” While I’m not one to quibble with Wikipedia, I do prefer the term “manspace” and I think … Continued

Art: The Bread of Life

Fabulistas, I ask you is there anything more soul-sustaining than a well-placed objet d’art? I’m always excited about the projects I work on, but this year I’m SUPER excited about my THIRD year participating in Housing Works’ benefit event, Design on a Dime — to which you, are, of course, cordially invited! I’m upleveling in every … Continued

How To: Clutter Cures

Clutter! What a dirty word! Not only does it make you feel overwhelmed, but it can actually prevent you from focusing on your goals and responsibilities. Whether in Feng Shui, or common sense, it diminishes good energy. Clearing clutter in your living areas, closets, and work spaces will let energy flow more freely, allowing you to … Continued

Through My Eyes: Fabulous Safety

Fabulistas, home safety is important. The things that keep ourselves and our families safe like smoke detectors, security systems and fire extinguishers are necessary, but why so drab? I prefer to liven things up a bit with these anything-but-boring safety tools – utilitarian doesn’t have to mean unsightly. Take a look at these creative fire … Continued

Through My Eyes: White-on-White-on-White

Fabulistas, all of you know that I am not shy when it comes to color and bold textures and patterns. But, ahhh, there’s something about white that just makes its own statement. I love the white-on-white look in rooms full of unique architectural details. There’s something about this style that makes everyone feel positive and hopeful, and … Continued

Fab Events: The Bailey House Gala + Auction

Fabulistas, save the date and clear your calendars! The Bailey House will hold its Annual Gala & Auction at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in NYC on March 26th, 2015. Each year, the event welcomes more than 600 philanthropic, compassionate and trendsetting New Yorkers who represent the fashion, entertainment, media, business, design and fine art … Continued

Design Doubleheader: Southern Comfort Meets New York City

Move over baseball double-headers…it’s a DESIGN double-header! You’re really going to LOVE the interview I did with my friend and (highly!) respected designer, Kerry Howard. I interviewed him and then he turned the tables and interviewed me! So fun! A BIG Southern-Comfort-meets-New-York thank you to New York Spaces Magazine for getting us together! You can read the full … Continued

Guess Who’s Coming to RBD?

Fabulistas, I have exciting news for you! Over the years here at Robin Baron Design, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great clients — which makes today’s announcement even more FABULOUS! Guess who’s recently come on board as a client?!? Does this picture give you hint?   That’s right, none other than celebrity … Continued

Through My Eyes: Addicted to Attics

Oh Fabulistas, it’s time we embraced our attics! Attics are all too often either misunderstood, easily dismissed, or forgotten spaces. But, they can be valuable and re-discovered, if looked upon with a new perspective. They need not be old, musty or scary parts of your home.Attics give you the rare opportunity to create light and airy … Continued

How to: Spruce Up for Spring

Although Mother Nature just delivered a thick blanket of snow (and ice! and rain!) to us Fabulistas of the Northeast — Spring, quite literally, is right around the corner! At this time of year my design senses start to tingle, edging me on to freshen my space and release some items on to their next … Continued

Smart Floor Plans: How to Divide Small Spaces

Hello Fabulistas! New York City is full of beautiful old buildings with oddly shaped floor plans. It’s one of the things that make working as an interior designer here thrilling! That means finding creative solutions to divide small spaces. Here are some of my favorite ways to divvy up open floor plans. Folding Screens Folding … Continued

Sparkle, Please! DIY Holiday Decorations

Hello Fabulistas! It’s that time of the year again… which means a chance to add a whole other layer of glamour in your home with holiday decorations. If it’s a wreath, special ornament, or other accent, these DIY holiday decorations will let you have fun and make a bold statement. Here are a few decor … Continued

How to: Set a Fabulous Thanksgiving Table

Hello Fabulistas! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’m sure you have already started thinking about your menu… now it’s time to think about the environment you want to create for your guests. That includes how you’re going to set your table! Think about creating a tablescape. Think outside the box, and have fun … Continued

Top Picks: Fall Table Runners

Hello fabulistas! The perfect touch for your Thanksgiving table is a fall-themed runner. You may be surprised by how much fun it is to create a unique table runner with things you already have around your home…you can always add some finds from a craft or home goods store to add some added interest. Credit: … Continued

5 Fun Ways to Enjoy Halloween

Hello Fabulistas! Halloween is a wonderful time of year. It’s a great time to experiment with fun home décor. From the spooky to the spook-tacular, you can find inspiration everywhere!   Credit: Pinterest Candy in a Pumpkin Halloween or not, pumpkins are a must-have item for the fall! You can use them for home décor … Continued