Top 5 Instagram Bathroom Spa Inspirations

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

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:  

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

Media: My Feature in Go Design Go

Fabulistas, Thanksgiving is almost here! Have you decided on your tablescape? If the answer is no, don’t worry…check out my feature in Go Design Go and you’ll have the perfect setting in no time!

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:

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

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

Media: Beyond Stores Blog

Fabulistas, I’m featured on the Beyond Stores blog! I was asked to provide a tip on transitioning from summer to fall. Read my quote on layering for the fall season, and visit the post here.

Media: The Canvas Prints

Fabulistas, I’m featured on The Canvas Prints blog, along with my fellow friends Drew McGukin and Patrick Hamilton! Read my quote on art below, and visit the post here.

Media: Larger Than Light Magazine

Fabulistas, I was featured in the Summer 2015 edition of Larger Than Light magazine!  Check out page 5 (the Trend Watch section) and read my quote to get the inside scoop on lighting:

Fab Events: Celebrating Gay Marriage!

Hey Fabulistas! We celebrate gay marriage here at #RBD!!! #gloria #oreo #robinbarondesign #gaymarriage #equalrights

Fab Events: Housing Works’ Soiree Hosted by Lefroy Brooks & Michael Aram

Fabulistas, I attended the wonderful wrap party for DOAD (held at the showrooms of Lefroy Brooks and Michael Aram!) to thank all the designers and vendors for their involvement and support. Check out the photos below, featuring Jessica Sophia Wong, Julie Schuster, Mel Alvarez, George Oliphant, Patrick Hamilton, Corey Damen Jenkins and my awesome team!

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

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

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

Fab Events: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala Gratitude

Fabulistas, not only have I been nose-to-the-grindstone busy with my third-year participation in Housing Works’ Design on the Dime, but I’ve also had the honor of designing a FABULOUS table for the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala. I don’t do all of this alone. Not by a long shot! Of course, there’s my core team … Continued

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

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

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

Stylish Standouts: Top Picks for Daring Tile Walls

Hello Fabulistas! Few things add visual texture to a wall like beautiful tile! I love an accent wall made of tile in any room… not just in bathrooms and kitchens. Whether it’s subway, mosaic, or art, there’s a type of tile wall that’s perfect for your tastes. Here are some noteworthy looks. Blue Scales This … Continued

Drama Aloft: Top Picks for Painted Ceilings

Hello Fabulistas! Every corner and surface of a room can make a big impact when it comes to decorating. If you can see it, it’s worth decking out! That’s why I’m in love with painted ceilings. They give some much-needed attention to the fifth wall. Here are just a few looks worth trying out in … Continued

Blissful Classic: Top Picks for Clawfoot Tubs

Hello Fabulistas! The way you decorate your home should reflect how you want to feel in it. It should be your personal escape. That goes double for your bathroom. I can’t think of a more stylish way to upgrade your bathroom for relaxation than a clawfoot tub. Here are my favorite picks for a blissful … Continued

Here to Serve: Top Picks for Party-Worthy Serving Trays

Hello Fabulistas! There are few things that I love more than a good party… and the first step to throwing a party to remember is having the right entertaining essentials. Serving trays help organize your life on a daily basis, but they really pull their weight during shindigs! Here are my top picks for memorable … Continued

Bubbles and Cheers: Top Picks for Champagne Cocktails

Hello Fabulistas! Hardly an occasion worth celebration should be without a bottle of great champagne. A toast to ring in the New Year is appropriate, but I love champagne cocktails any time of the year. Here are some recipes that I think would make the perfect toast to 2015 and a long time after! Bubbly … Continued

Wrap It Up: Top Picks for Luxe Gift Wrap

Hello Fabulistas! You never know when you’re going to need to bring a last-minute gift to a party, so I like to keep a few rolls of glam gift wrap on hand just in case. The best holiday wrapping papers aren’t all sleigh bells and snowflakes. The gift wrap you use should reflect the gift … 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

Seasonal Cheer: Top Picks from Holiday House NYC 2014

Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite showhouses, Holiday House NYC 2014, is now open to the public. The Holiday House gala was last week and it’s now open to the public for the next few weeks. It is a stunning house filled with fabulous rooms designed by some of the industry’s top interior designers. Holiday … Continued

My Favorite Picks from BDNY

Hello Fabulistas! I went to the Boutique Design Trade Fair (BDNY) this week at the Jacob K. Javits Center and wanted to share some my favorite finds. Tibetano makes beautiful rugs of all types including leather and hide, like this one here, which is one I love…and am considering for my own home! I just love … Continued

TerrysBlinds Interview: My Top Choices, Style Tips and More!

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t wait to share my designer insights with you. I had a fab time working with my friends over at TerrysBlinds in the UK and share some thoughts about my style and process. Head over to the blog to learn more and see some of my top choices this season! Credit:

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

Extra Sparkle: Top Picks for Ear Jackets

Hello Fabulistas! I always say that accessories are like jewelry for a room. I adore actual jewelry, too. It’s the easiest way to perk up any old outfit and show your mood. Ear jackets are the hot new thing when it comes to earrings. They’re a fresh take that often means pieces that wrap around … Continued

Shine Bright: Top Picks for Outdoor Lanterns

Hello Fabulistas! The time has come for enjoying brisk evenings, or at least it’s almost here! There are many ways to light up outdoor rooms, but my favorite and most convenient is outdoor lanterns. These little lighting fixtures are mobile, stylish, and glam—three of my favorite things. Here are my favorites to use in your … Continued

Selective Reveals: Top Picks for Sliding Barn Doors

Hello Fabulistas! Creating a home full of unique, cozy spaces means placing doors where they normally don’t belong. That’s why I adore sliding barn doors. They help section off — and hide — what you want, when you want it! There are numerous ways to make them work in your home but here are some … Continued

Stationary Style: Top Picks for Indoor Bike Storage

Hello Fabulistas! One of many interior issues in New York City — or any large city — is finding an indoor bike storage solution. Lots of people bike around the city but it’s important to bring your covetable ride indoors. It’s not safe chained to a street sign! So once you’re equipped with glam bike … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Watermelon Cocktails

Hello Fabulistas! Sometimes water just won’t cut it when I want a refreshing summer drink, so I decided to collect some watermelon cocktail recipes to try while the juicy fruit is still in season. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have! Skinny Watermelon Mojito Fresh watermelon and lime juice sounds like quite … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: August

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is winding down but there are still lots of fun activities to do in New York City. So if you can’t get away from the city for the weekend, there’s no need to worry. Just check out one of these hot new things to do and see! The Roof Garden Commission at … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Stationary Shops

Hello Fabulistas! When it come to stationary shops in New York City, we have a multitude of picks! There’s something for everyone at nearly every price point. There are many greats, but here are my top favorites. Kate’s Paperie This store is a go-to for tourists and New Yorkers, alike. If your aim is to … Continued

Living on a Stylish Edge: Top Picks for Live Edge Tables

Hello Fabulistas! I think it’s essential to bring in the beauty of nature inside your home, whether it’s through container gardens or floral arrangements. Then there are live edge tables that show the beauty of trees in nature! They make for beautiful investments that you’ll treasure for years. Here are my top picks for this lively … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: July

Hello Fabulistas! It’s been an amazing summer in New York so far and I’m looking forward to so many more wonderful things in store. Some may say that all the action leaves the city and heads out East. That’s not the case! Here are just a few fun happenings that are hot in July. Jeff … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Jewelry Stores

Hello Fabulistas! You’ve probably heard me say that accessories are like the jewelry of a room. Well, I’m also a huge fan of actual jewelry. I have some forever pieces that will always be dear to my heart, but adding new pieces to my collection is always a fun way to update my look. There … Continued

Simplifying Delicous: Top Picks for Fruity Mojitos Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! In the summer, nothing’s quite as refreshing as a cold, fruity drink. Mojitos are one of my favorite summer drinks and this year I’ve found some new variations that I think will be a chic addition to any summer entertaining. Here are the delicious-looking recipes I can’t wait to try. Blueberry Mojito It’s … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: June

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is upon us in New York and there are lots of fun activities to partake in, even if you’re not going out east for the weekends. Here are a few activities and design trends I’m excited for this month. Shakespeare in The Park This is one of those fabulous New York traditions … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Brunch in NYC

Hello Fabulistas! At the first sign of spring, New Yorkers fill up eateries for brunch like it’s our job. It’s one of our favorite pastimes when we can’t escape the hot city. Bottomless brunches–those with an unlimited number of drinks like mimosas in a designated span of time–are always quite popular. You could plan your … Continued

Couch View: Top Picks for #CoffeeTableDecor on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! You must start with an amazing coffee table design before you can create the perfect vignette for a glam look. The possibilities are endless when it comes to well-styled coffee tables. A mere scroll through my Instagram feed reveals a world of styling inspiration. Here are a few highlights that I’ve liked. Opposing Shapes Here, … Continued

Handsome Classic: Top Picks for Striped Bathrooms

Hello Fabulistas! There are certain design combinations that always wow. One of my favorites is stripes in bathrooms. There are less opportunities to make a bathroom—especially a powder room—appear chic in a small footprint. Stripes give an easy, refined visual bumpout. Here are some of my favorite striped bathroom looks. Chic Black and White I’d be hard pressed to find … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: May

Hello Fabulistas! New York has been braving some otherworldly rain showers, but I haven’t let them get me down. There are so many exciting events and happenings this month! Won’t you please join me at some of them? Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2014 Every year some of the New York area’s most fabulous designers lend … Continued

Within Reach: Top Picks for #CoffeeTables on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! Coffee tables are one of those versatile pieces that are also interchangeable as the design of your room transforms. I’m constantly on the hunt for exciting, glamorous, and unique coffee table designs, even when I’m on Instagram. Here are some of my recent finds. Glam Forms The gleaming texture shapes of this coffee … Continued

Stunning Views: Top Picks for Verandas

Hello Fabulistas! The season has me thinking about how I can spend as much time as possible outdoors. There’s more than the park or patio. Verandas create an excellent way to experience the creature comforts of the indoors while feeling the breeze. Here are some of my favorites when it comes to these innovative outdoor … Continued

Green Envy: Top Picks for Chic Garden Rooms

Hello Fabulistas! If you can’t already tell, I have outdoor rooms and every other way to get some greenery on my mind. It must be because it almost feels like spring in New York! That also has me pining for some extracurricular living spaces outside of the city. My current fixation in that realm is … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: April

Hello Fabulistas! It’s been a hectic March around the design office. April is packed with promising, exciting events and launches in the design world. There’s a whole range of new things to be excited about this spring! DXV by American Standard launch Kitchens and baths are just one of many opportunities for luxury in the … Continued

Mobile Design Assistants: Top Picks for Interior Design Apps

Hello Fabulistas! Keeping up with all the new and exciting apps is impossible. So when one catches my eye, I take note. I can’t cover all of the wonderful go-to interior design apps out there, but here’s a sampling of ones that I—and my design colleagues—swear by. Houzz Interior Design Ideas  The website Houzz is full … Continued

Flashy Tomes: Top Picks for #Bookshelves on Instagram

Hello Fabulistas! Books are one of the best home accessories because they’re beautiful and functional. I’m always adding to and rearranging my own bookshelves for a fresh look. When I’m feeling short on inspiration, I turn to Instagram for ideas from the oft-used tag #bookshelves. Here are a few recent interesting styling choices via Instagram. Luxe, fruity … Continued

Hole-y Glamour: Top Picks for Perforated Objects

Hello Fabulistas! Some of the best design trends entail playing around with a material to reimagine it. Perforation is one of those trends that literally punches holes in everything for an amazing effect. However, it isn’t just your standard round holes that I’ve seen in home accessories. There are all kinds of shapes at play. … Continued

Exciting Twists: Top Picks for Spiral Staircases

Hello Fabulistas! I’m always impressed with spiral staircases as graceful feats of architecture. They’re so charming as they seem to float upward. It’s hard to deny their appeal. In case you’re not convinced, here are some of my favorite spiral staircases. Skyward Parisian spiral The base of the iron helical ETIKA stairs is stunning enough. … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: March

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t believe it’s already March! I’m in the midst of designing my room vignette for Design on a Dime, so I’ve been doing all kinds of market research. Here are the design trends that are occupying my thoughts this month. GOOP x Rablabs line Gwyneth Paltrow’s namesake brand is constantly releasing impressive … Continued

Design Insider: Pantone Spring Color Trends

Hello Fabulistas! When you’re looking for influencers’ opinions on trending colors, the go-to source is Pantone. By now you’ve heard about and seen Radiant Orchid everywhere! Now let’s focus on other colors that are trending right now for spring. Dazzling Blue Dedicating a whole room to a bold, saturated color can be beautiful! But it … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Macarons for Valentine’s Day

Hello Fabulistas! As much as I adore chocolate, this year I’m craving macarons for Valentine’s Day instead. I’ve encountered my fair share of chocolate delicacies, but colorful macarons are always such a delight. I love giving and receiving this (gluten-free!) gift. Here are my favorite New York spots to shop for this vibrant dessert. from … Continued

Set The Mood: Top Picks for Romantic Wallpaper

Hello Fabulistas! It’s too easy to consider anything floral as romantic. Sure, floral can be fabulous too, but I think the intrigue that modern prints and textures create is far more romantic. So put aside those traditional florals this Valentine’s Day and think about more modern shapes and colors that will create an atmosphere. Here … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: February

Hello Fabulistas! I hope you weathered this brutal January. Let’s just say I’m glad I have some fabulous snow boots! I’m concentrating on finding distractions from the weather this month. Here are some of my favorite finds. Live edge tables Often we’re so concerned with styling coffee tables that fabulously designed coffee tables are overlooked. … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Hearty, Healthy Soups

Hello Fabulistas! These chilling temps have me reaching for hot meals and drinks. I’ve been frequenting my favorite New York spots for hot chocolate and pinning recipes for hearty, healthy soups. I love soup because it’s so filling and easy to sip on while you’re busy working. Here are just a few of my favorite … Continued

Shine Bright: Top Picks for Metallic Backsplashes

Hello Fabulistas! Right now one of my favorite trends is copper, but I haven’t quit on other metallics. They’re a fab way to elevate your everyday interiors. I’ve noticed lots of metallics in kitchens lately—and not just in stainless steel appliances—they’re popping up in backsplashes, too. Here are some of my favorites. Glowing copper The … Continued

Double Duty: Top Picks for Oversized Ottomans

Hello Fabulistas! Space is at a premium in New York City and I design for my clients accordingly. They’re always hosting events in their homes so it’s important to create versatile design with extra seating. Oversized ottomans are always a sure bet for flexible seating. Here are some of my top picks. from Robin Baron … Continued

Easy Shipping: Top Picks for Packable Gifts

Hello Fabulistas! There are always a few friends who live in other chic locales that I can’t visit for the holidays. I still send them my love with thoughtful gifts. This year I’m using gifts that work in flat pack boxes and flat rate boxes so they travel safely and use up less shipping materials. … Continued

Festive Foliage: Top Picks for Colorful Christmas Trees

Hello Fabulistas! If you haven’t already decorated your Christmas tree, now is the time to get started. On my HGTV Christmas special I use colorful trees to liven up the secret celebrity’s home. (Below is a sneak peak of the “naked” trees! Tune in this Friday at 8 p.m. EST to see them fully decked … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Holiday Market Finds

Hello Fabulistas! There’s nowhere like the city during this time of the year with its holiday markets packed full of tents and artisans. The vendors have the best vintage jewelry pieces! So while you’re eagerly awaiting my HGTV holiday special on Dec. 13, browse some of my favorite holiday markets here in NYC. Columbus Circle … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Holiday Window Displays

Hello Fabulistas! I adore the holiday season. Everyone is in a happy mood, lights twinkle all over the city, and the store holiday window displays are ready for our viewing pleasure. I’ve already taken in this year’s decked-out windows, and here are some of my faves. Lord & Taylor Lord & Taylor decided to go … Continued

Fab Feet: Top Picks for Fall Boots

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve already shared my secrets for how to keep your winter coats looking chic. Now let’s chat fall boots. I practically live in the style staple! It’s tough to narrow down just a few that I love, but these are the chicest that capture some of my favorite design elements. Hard and soft … Continued

Glam Protectors: Top Picks for Artistic Coasters

Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is approaching quickly, so I’m prepping my home for entertaining. I like to get my home ready slowly so I’m not in a mad rush right before Thanksgiving. The details are very important when entertaining. They make all the difference! One thing I notice when I visit friends and family … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Gourmet Candy Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! I can’t believe Halloween is here. It’s the one day of the year we’re allowed to eat tons and tons of candy with zero guilt! While I know I’ll be seeing the typical store-bought candy in my neighborhood, I’m planning on mixing it up this year. I’m going to make some gourmet candy … Continued

Step Inside: Top Picks for DIY Welcome Mats

Hello Fabulistas! All of this talk of curb appeal and decorating for the holidays has me thinking about ways to step up entry ways year-round. You’d be surprised by how much a fresh, chic welcome mat will improve your entry way. What a chic shortcut! (It’s also a great addition to prep your home for holiday … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Hot Chocolate

Hello Fabulistas! Although I’m starting to miss the heat of summer, I’m excited for fall and winter. That’s because it’s hot chocolate season! Hot chocolate is one of my favorite cold weather drinks. It’s sugary, delicious and makes me feel like a kid again! There are several places to get a fab hot chocolate in … Continued

PreFAB: Top Picks for Faux Pumpkins

Hello Fabulistas! Carving a pumpkin is a time-honored Halloween tradition. However, I do love having decorations to hold on to year after year. I’ve been on the hunt for some preFAB pumpkins that I can buy at the last minute for a glam Halloween bash I’m throwing. Here are some of my top contendors. Silver … Continued

Product of the Week: Breaking Surface Table Lamp

Hello Fabulistas! I’m never one to turn down a fab metallic accessory, whether it’s in fashion or interior design. Bringing a little bit of glam into your home is even easier this season because metallic accessories are oh-so-hot. They’re the perfect option if you want to make a small change in your surroundings. A metallic piece … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Surprising Pumpkin Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mainly because pumpkins are readily available. I love everything about pumpkins: picking them, decorating with them, and definitely eating them! I’ve been searching for some new and surprising pumpkin recipes so I can make the most of the pumpkins I’ll be picking. Here are my faves! … Continued

Product of the Week: Rugged Nesting Trays

Hello Fabulistas! I’m busy transitioning my home into a cozy fall retreat. It seems like I’ve barely been home all summer, and when I’ve been at home, my time has been spent entertaining. Sure, I have lots of entertaining planned for the fall season, but I’m also setting aside a lot of time for some … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Food Trucks

Hello Fabulistas! One of the best parts about living in New York City is that there’s always something fab to eat or drink. You could say that the City is a foodie’s paradise. But there isn’t always time to sit down and eat in a restaurant. That’s why I adore food trucks. They’re so easy … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: October

Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite months of the year is finally here! I love so many of the things that come with fall and can’t wait to indulge in all of them. Saturated orange ‘Tis the season to go all out when it comes to orange. It is the color of fall and I plan on … Continued

Product of the Week: Woodland Side Table

Hello Fabulistas! The beginning of fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s brisk but warm enough to spend some quality time in the park. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to switch up some of your home’s decor. So much non-Halloween fall decor calls upon some of nature’s most beautiful elements. We … Continued

Top Picks: Fab Fall Wreaths

Hello Fabulistas! Fall has finally arrived, and I’m loving the brisk weather and excuse to wear cozy sweaters. Of course, there are the decorating opportunities, too! One of the first things that I think about when the cool weather rolls in is what kind of wreath I’m going to hang on my front door. Here … Continued

Product of The Week: Radiate Small Globe Pendant

Hello Fabulistas! You may think that I talk about lighting a lot. I can’t help it, it’s just an essential that transforms a home! No one–including yourself–is going to admire well-planned home decor if it isn’t well-lit. However, lighting shouldn’t be solely for function. It should also add to and improve a space’s atmosphere. I … Continued

Off The Rack: Top Picks for Magazine Storage

Hello Fabulistas! I don’t know about you, but I’m a voracious magazine reader. Fashion, pop culture–and of course–design mags all fill my mail every month. I find entertainment and lots of inspiration from the glossy pages. I keep lots of file folders full of tear sheets to use as references while I’m designing for clients. … Continued

Product of The Week: Gunmetal Heath Vase

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I absolutely love vases. They’re the ultimate transitional home decor piece. I love to play musical chairs with the vases in my home when I’m bored–or simply inspired to look at my surroundings in a different way. Speaking of transitions, the seasons are changing … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Quinoa Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve come to love quinoa for its ease and health benefits. It’s a whole grain that has both fiber and protein, and is also filled with vitamins. Here are my top picks for quinoa recipes. Red Quinoa Salad I love finding new and refreshing salad recipes. This red quinoa salad recipe is really … Continued

Product of The Week: Gold Metal – Set of 4

Hello Fabulistas! Have you ever heard the saying, “It doesn’t feel like home until you’ve put something on the walls”? It’s one that I find myself constantly repeating. It doesn’t take a pro interior designer to figure out it’s true. A room just doesn’t feel right until you hang up at least one piece of … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Iced Coffee

Hello Fabulistas! Now that Labor Day has passed, the gorgeous hot weather will be ending soon, too. I’m a huge fan of iced coffee and a little sad that iced coffee season is on its way out! I’m doing my best to enjoy as much iced coffee as possible before it’s time for spiced lattes … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: September

Hello Fabulistas! I hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day vacation. There are so many exciting things going on this month and I’m ready to dip into fall! Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week September is always a fabulous and fashionable month in New York City with the arrival of fashion week! This year’s spring shows last … Continued

Product of The Week: Earth Vase in Aqua

Hello Fabulistas! If there’s one home decor item that I can’t get enough of, it would be the vase. I never seem to get enough of them and whenever I grow tired of one, I switch it out for another one. They’re a great way to keep your decor fresh! My favorite vase of the … Continued

Lunch To Go: Top Picks for Chic Lunchboxes

Hello Fabulistas! I always get a little nostalgic when it’s back-to-school time. It makes me think of fab, exciting things like choosing backpacks and lunch boxes. Very important things! For kids, these two school must-haves are the primary form of self expression. Lots of adults take their lunches to work, too. So why not do … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Best TV/Movie Apartments

Hello Fabulistas! I was watching a movie the other night that featured a few fabulous NYC apartments. When you see these places you don’t realize that although they are gorgeous, they’re not always realistic spaces for New Yorkers. However, we don’t care, we love the escapism. That’s why we watch film, isn’t it?! Here are … Continued

Product of The Week: Turbulence Mirror

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been working on a project recently that has required me to pick out some creative mirror options for a client. She wanted lots of mirrors in her space, specifically some with a major dose of personality! I was thrilled to hear–and fulfill–her request. Sometimes it’s so easy to buy things for your home … Continued

Product of The Week: Watercolor Table Lamp

Hello Fabulistas! Part of making a space feel like your own is finding pieces that speak to you! Sometimes you just find a piece that feels right.  When I was using my interior designer’s eye to curate must-haves for my store, I knew this Watercolor Table Lamp had to be included. So often lamps simply blend … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Fab NYC Desserts

Hello Fabulistas! New Yorkers are always looking for the next best thing: bars, restaurants, fashion and even food. There’s always a new restaurant to try, a new cocktail we MUST have and of course a new dessert hot on the scene. I’ve put together a list of some fab desserts here in NYC that I’m … Continued

Stylish Bookworm: Top Picks for Chic Bookends

Hello Fabulistas! Accessories are the key to adding personality to your space. The easiest way to dress up your space are by adding fab pieces to your bookcases. I love to fill my bookcase with books that represent me. With a few chic bookends, you don’t even need a bookcase. You can turn almost any … Continued

Make a Splash: Top Picks for Backsplash Materials

Hello Fabulistas! Around this time of year many of my clients start thinking about revamping their kitchens. Summer’s about to end and the holiday season will be here before we know it. So, we have to have fab kitchens for entertaining! The kitchen backsplash may seem like a small detail, but it can make a … Continued

Product of The Week: Textured Block Vase

Hello Fabulistas! It’s easy to make the best of your surroundings by elevating them with a standout piece. Browse the fine art and antiques in Shop Robin for outstanding, stylish accents like this week’s featured product! Display a beautiful bouquet in a new light, or let this textured vase stand alone and speak for itself. … Continued

Top Picks: Unusual Chandeliers

Hello Fabulistas! I love searching for unusual chandeliers for my clients. A chandelier is a statement piece. It can speak volumes about you, your personality and your home! A well-lit room feels happier, and a room lit by a gorgeous chandelier feels FAB! I like to find the most unique chandeliers around. Here are a few of … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: August

Hello Fabulistas! The end of summer is within site, so that means that it’s time to get in lots of fun before it cools down. H&M Home online! I’ve heard rants and raves about H&M home goods available in other countries, but we unfortunately haven’t had access to these things until now! H&M e-commerce went … Continued

Top Picks: Sophisticated Wall Decals

Hello Fabulistas! Have you tried decorating with wall decals yet? I’m really interested in them because it’s a quick way to fab up your space. You can easily apply them and change the look of your room in seconds! The trick is finding the right decals for your space. I found some fabulous sophisticated wall … Continued

Product of the Week: Circles of Life 1

Hello Fabulistas! Need an interior designer’s touch? Be sure to check out Shop Robin for my hand-selected interior goods and do your place a favor! Breathe life into tired walls with organic shapes of Kelly Ingram’s beautiful “Circles of Life 1”. How would you hang this in your space?

Product of The Week: Lime Cubby Vase

Hello Fabulistas! There’s great things going on in the Shop Robin section of my website and here’s just one of my current faves! Check out this fab piece and get the shopping info below! Highlight the vibrancy of your favorite summer garden pickings with this zingy lime-accented vase. It’s sure to become your new classic! … Continued

DIY of the Week: Send Me Your Submissions!

Hello Fabulistas! I’m making some changes to Simplifying Fabulous to help get you more involved! I want to introduce you to a weekly feature I’m going to start posting on my blog. Don’t worry, I’ll still be writing as many posts as usual! I’ll just be highlighting one fab reader’s DIY project each week. Now … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Top Picks for Fruity Lemonades

Hello Fabulistas! It’s hot out there! I find the best way to beat the heat is to relax with a nice chilled beverage. Right now, I’m obsessed with lemonades. Regular lemon-y lemonades get boring, so I’ve started mixing it up with fruity lemonades. Still iced and refreshing to survive this hot weather, and fruity and … Continued

Product of The Week: Floral Bouquet Table Lamp

Hello Fabulistas! I’m excited to share a new feature on Simplifying Fabulous, the Product of The Week! Sometimes you just need that one accent to complete a room’s look. Shop Robin is filled to the brim with just those accents! So I’m going to highlight a fab piece from my shop each week. Bring a … Continued

Top Picks: Playful Storage Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

Hello Fabulistas! One of my favorite rooms to design are kids’ rooms. When designing for kids, you get to use your imagination, experiment with wild color combinations, and play with several geometrics. I feel kids’ spaces should be inspiring and kids should want to be in their space at all times! In order to keep … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top Picks for Brunch Spots

Hello Fabulistas! If you live in New York City or if you’ve been here to visit you know that New Yorkers can’t live without brunch. It’s like our sport! It’s more than a meal here in New York, it’s a time for friends to get together, catch up on events the night before, catch up … Continued

Top Picks: Fab Nurseries Worthy of Royalty

Hello Fabulistas! Will and Kate’s royal baby will be born any day now. We’re all dying to know, will it be a boy or girl? What will they name their new babe? How will they decorate new baby’s room?! So many questions, and hopefully we’ll find out in just a few days. In the meantime, … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Healthy Summer Popsicles

Hello Fabulistas and happy 4th of July! I’ve been looking for cooling summer recipes to get me and my guests get through this heat. I’ve turned to popsicles, but not just any popsicles. I found a few recipes that are healthy with complex, delicious flavors. I’m really going to enjoy this summer! Coconut milk and … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: July

Hello Fabulistas! We’re in the full swing of summer and I’m fully embracing this heat and humidity. (My hair is another story, though.) In the nature of that, so many of the things I’m loving right now have to do with the outdoors and seasonably warm weather. from Pinterest Mother of Pearl What’s old is … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: All About Avocados

Hello Fabulistas! Do you love avocados as much as I do? I recently realized that I look for avocados on menus whenever I eat out, they’re constantly on my grocery list, and I try to use them in every meal! While overeating is never good, avocados have so many health benefits, including containing Omega 3. … Continued

Top Picks: Fab Summer Place Settings

Hello Fabulistas! We’ve been talking a lot about bright, summer colors, which can be used throughout your home. You can use them not only to decorate your interiors but also in your summer place settings. A well decorated table makes food taste better, don’t you think? Summer is a great time to play around with … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Best Rooftop Bars

Hello Fabulistas! Summer is one of my favorite times of year! I love being outside, hanging out in the warm weather. Winters are very long here in New York, so we have to embrace the warmth while we can! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is visit rooftops. On NYC rooftops … Continued

Top Picks: Plants for Late Summer Color

Hello Fabulistas! I love to get my color in before fall arrives. Late summer plants are vibrant and so colorful! I love to plant colorful plants in my garden and bring them into the house whenever I can. I have a few faves, of course. These are my go-to late summer plants that are brightly … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Summer-y Sangrias

Hello Fabulistas! Spring (and summer) are in the air, and that means it’s time to put away the winter drinks! When the weather is this nice and the breeze is warm I like to sip on something cool and refreshing. There’s nothing like a nice, cool sangria to get me in the summer-y mood. Do … Continued

Top Picks: Hot Beach Reads

Hello Fabulistas! I’m SO excited for beach season! It’s finally getting warm here in New York City and I’m ready to hit the beach with my new tote, flip flops and a pile of HOT beach reads! Like you, I need a vacation. I can’t wait to get some sun, sip on a mojito and … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Memorial Day Recipes

Hello Fabulistas! I love Memorial Day Weekend! It marks the beginning of summer and it’s the perfect time for friends and family to get together and hang out! The long weekend is the perfect time to hang out with loved ones, eat delicious food, and make memories. When I have my family over, I like … Continued

Top Picks: Outdoor Furniture Suppliers

Hello, Fabulistas! Last week I shared a few tips on how you can create your own outdoor room. Today I’m focusing on the outdoor furniture. If you’re not in the design business, you may not know where to turn when shopping for furniture. Outdoor furniture is even more difficult to find because it’s seasonal. Here … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Great Gatsby Style Hangouts

Hello Fabulistas! I’m just dying to The Great Gatsby! The scenes and outfits look so extravagant and elegant. When I see period films I leave the theater wanting to live in that time period and visit the places the characters visited. Does that happen to you to? I’m prepping for the movie by listing NYC’s Great Gatsby … Continued

Simplifying Life: Organize Your Beauty Products

Hello Fabulistas! While spring cleaning this season, I thought I’d tackle my beauty products. I have so many lipsticks, eye shadows and creams that I don’t use, I’m overwhelmed every morning! Last weekend I finally sat down and sorted through everything and finally got organized. I feel so much better and my mornings are going by much … Continued

What’s Hot This Month: May

Hello Fabulistas and happy May! It’s finally feeling like spring here in New York and I’m so excited for everything this month has in store. There are so many fabulous things going on as a warm-up to this summer! Runway-worthy bicycles You can buy just about anything from your fashion designer nowadays, even down to … Continued

Design on a Dime: Recap

Hello Fabulistas! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I used mine to recover from the whirlwind that was Housing Works Design on a Dime 2013! I had a fabulous time, met some great designers and took in all kinds of amazing design displays! Here’s mine before the big event right after I finished setting … Continued

Design on a Dime: Come and Join Me at The Event!

Hello Fabulistas! The time has come for me to finally unveil my presentation at Design on a Dime! I’m so honored to be included in the benefit along with so many other fabulous designers. Now after all my hard work, I’d love for you to join me! The opening night reception is tomorrow night, April … Continued

Earth Day Decor: Organic Furniture

Happy Earth Day Fabulistas! I’m a huge fan of Earth Day, are you? I’m constantly looking for ways to save energy, checking that everything around me is being recycled, just trying to be a good global citizen. It doesn’t take much time to be sure we are taking care of this precious Earth, does it? … Continued

Simplifying Delicious: Fab Low-Calorie Spring Salads

Hello Fabulistas! Spring is in the air and like all of you, I’m thinking about getting ready for bathing suit season. While I love to hit the gym, my schedule doesn’t always allow it. So I really have to watch what I eat. Warmer weather means more events, which means more eating! Before I leave … Continued

Design Access: My Favorite Pieces from Ankasa

Hello Fabulistas! The thing I love most about being an interior designer is the hunt! I LOVE shopping for my clients and finding all of these amazing products in New York’s showrooms. One of my favorites is ANKASA. No shopping spree is complete without stopping by their showroom to check out the newest collection of pillows, bedding, … Continued

Urban Gardening: Get your Green On!

Spring is in the air, everyone! It’s the most natural time of year to think about awakening your spirit and reconnecting with nature so let’s talk about urban gardening, shall we? Beautify your surroundings with colorful plants and add some energy and air improvement to your home and workspace. You can start small with houseplants … Continued