Namaste Fabulistas! The importance of living well has always been an inspiration to me and my interior design business. My tagline “Confidence Begins at Home” is more than words… it truly reflects my feeling that our homes affect us every day of our lives. The environments we surround ourselves with have the power to influence … Continued
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Don’t miss my Instagram takeover for Design on High Point Market | The World’s Home for Home Furnishings next Tuesday April 25th! I’ll be giving you an inside look at my favorite finds, friends, and more. Follow along on Instagram with @DesignOnHPMkt, #DesignOnHPMkt and #HPMKT during the Spring 2017 Market to get all of the … Continued
Did you catch the Golden Globes Fabulistas? A night of glitter and glamour showcased the talent of A-listers on the big and small screens. And all those beautiful gowns! Are you looking to bring the latest fashion trends into your home? I’ve put together my favorite looks from the night and how you can recreate them … Continued
My Dear Fabulistas! I know you’re keeping yourself busy this holiday season with all the gatherings to attend and the soirees you’re going to host to perfection. In the midst of all the preparation and a packed schedule, you must remember to rest up and recharge! In order to enjoy this time of the year … Continued
Dear Fabulistas! It’s a colorful time of year, especially with brands announcing their color of the year. It’s one of my favorite times because I get to share how you can integrate the new trend colors into your homes and your holiday entertaining. I know thinking about the latest and greatest trends for your home can … Continued
Hi Fabulistas! Fashion has always been the perfect rhetoric of the world’s mood – and today’s world is fast and dynamic, as well as inspiring and fueling. This year’s New York Fashion Week is as exciting and as loud as ever! Set against a soundtrack of cell phones flashing and the murmur of celebrity-infused front … Continued
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
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
Hi Fabulistas! Going away to college is filled with new faces, new classes and a new home! It’s an exciting time and one of those rites of passage we get to experience as we move into adulthood. Once on campus, your new home away from home will most likely be the dorms where you’ll create lasting memories and begin … Continued
Fabulistas! I’m back from the gathering of all things contemporary design, known as Dwell On Design in Los Angeles! The sun was shining, the weather was warm and the designs couldn’t be more on point! It was an exciting show and I want to share with you the beautiful wares that caught my attention! I … Continued
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
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
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
Fabulistas, Rich and luxe effects will take center stage in 2016, but no need to panic if you are more partial to subdued metallic effects! Check out these top trends for the home… Fringe – “As seen in Traditional Home,” A tieback is an opportunity to add a layer of detail to your home. This … Continued
Fabulistas, You’ve seen my chair (check it out below if you haven’t)… But now take a look at the rest of the Robert Allen Custom Made Easy Designer Series pieces from their Fall Furniture Launch! These pieces will be available through a nationwide online auction beginning November 2….details to come!
Fabulistas, Here’s another peek before the BIG reveal of the chair that Robert Allen Design asked me to design for their Fall Furniture Launch! Can’t wait to show you the finished product!
Fabulistas, Are you ready for our Traditional Home panel on 9/17? Join myself, Corey Damen Jenkins, Jamie Drake & Alan Tanksley as we discuss how designers can stay relevant! Get your FREE ticket here: http://bit.ly/1hlP2Ce #interiordesign
Fabulistas, I’m bursting at the seams because I can’t wait to share a BIG reveal with you…Robert Allen Design asked me to design a FABULOUS chair for their Fall Furniture Launch! Here’s a sneak peek…stay tuned for more!
Robin Baron celebrates her anniversary at Daniel in New York City.
When the weather gets hot, count on your home for a cool retreat!
Fabulistas, My good friend, philanthropist, collector and interior designer Glenn Gissler was chosen to select his favorite objects from InCollect! He said, “I look for object of any era that have distinctive silhouettes and are ‘bi-lingual’ – that is the objects speak to the time they were made, while speaking to today – a sign for me that the … Continued
Kitchens have always been known to be the heart of the home, but people are no longer cooking in them. The culprit? Our favorite cooking shows.
Fabulistas, I had a blast at one of NYC’s Farmers Markets! For me, farmers markets are fun because I love the hunt, whether it’s for design accessories, jewelry, or fresh produce. They also remind me how easy and affordable it is to the bring vibrant colors of the season into your home. I’m always thinking about how … Continued
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
In Robin Baron’s series, Translating Trends, design trends are broken down to simple, usable terms. This week: Animal Prints.
As an interior designer, style is always of the utmost importance…but as a mother of two my kids ALWAYS come first! At this time of year, I am running around getting my kids ready to go back to school and of course this means getting their “back to school” supplies. However, as a designer, I … Continued
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
Interior design isn’t supposed to be stuffy or serious. This kitchen is the perfect example of how chic and countryside mesh with classic colors, patterns and a touch of whimsy!
To all my designer friends… Have you heard of the interior design photo app To The Trade? Well now they’re building the desktop version, and they need our help! Check it out…
Fabulistas, nothing beats a good kitchen remodel. I mean truly — it’s the hearth of the home. It’s where we congregate to snack, discuss our days and have a cup of tea when we’re feeling less than our best. But, so often, when it comes time to upgrade these spaces, it usually involves tearing down … Continued
Fabulistas, the creative work continues on Ryan Serhant’s penthouse space. But, just because my team and I are hard at work, doesn’t mean you can’t see a few sneak peeks — it’s not all penthouses and premiere parties after all! 🙂
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
Fabulistas, the right garden space can make you feel super-luxe and feng shui is a topic in which I am both highly interested and well-versed. So, why not combine the two? Here in the northeast, the Spring Equinox is literally around the corner — as in tomorrow, Friday, March 20th. To usher in the celebrations … Continued
Hola Fabulistas! If you’ve been following me on social media and reading the blog, then you know I’m simply overjoyed (not to mention honored!) to be participating in Housing Works’ Design on a Dime benefit event on April 23rd for the THIRD time! There’s so much buzz happening about this event, I hope you’re following … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! The focal point of my Project Design 2014 suite was the luxurious custom beds I designed, that my friend Paul Baron (no relation!) von Urban of Baron Fine Arts made. I wanted to give the families at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island a feeling of embrace during their tough times. These … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Every detail in a room is a chance to make it feel special and uniquely yours…and there are endless opportunities in the new Waterworks Kitchen. I’m a huge fan of their bath and tile collections, and the new kitchen line has everything from cabinetry to islands, sinks, and hardware. The showroom just opened … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! I’m still in awe of the other generous designers’ beautiful and inspiring rooms for Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island! These designers have been fully committed to this cause, and really gave of themselves in every way. They are creative and open hearted…and it shows in their incredible rooms! … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to all of our very generous vendors for helping make Project Design 2014 for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island so successful. Finally, the reveal! Here are a few photos of the finished room. Come back next week for highlights from the gala! Phillip Ennis Photography Phillip … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Tonight is the night to reveal my bedroom suite for Project Design 2014. So many beautiful items from so many generous vendors…I couldn’t have done it without them. Thank you to each and every one of you. I can’t wait to celebrate all of our hard work with the other designers involved in … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! A bed is incomplete without beautiful, luxurious sheets! I was thrilled to outfit my fab custom beds for Project Design 2014 with the help of comfy sheets, pillowcases, and throws from Serena & Lily. Making up the beds felt like an exciting finale for this remodeling process for Ronald McDonald House of Long … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! What can I say…JAB Anstoetz has astoundingly interesting and luxurious fabrics! I knew as soon as I saw their Soleil Bleu fabrics in Rosita and Atlantis, I had to use them for my Project Design 2014 bedroom suite. The windows were the perfect choice for these stunning textiles because they made a bold statement while balancing the layers of patterns in the room. … Continued