Design on a Dime: What’s It All About?

Hello Fabulistas! I’m thrilled to share with you that I’ll be participating in Housing Works Design on a Dime benefit later this month! Those of you in the design world are probably already familiar with the fabulous annual event. For the rest of you, I can’t wait to tell you all about it. from Housing Works … Continued

April: What’s Hot This Month

Hello Fabulistas! It’s April and New Yorkers are getting restless for spring. It seems like this month is dedicated to grumbling about still having to bundle up in the mornings. However, there are many exciting things happening right now! Here are just a few of them: Mad Men Any “what’s hot right now” list wouldn’t … Continued

Simplifying Life: Easy Tips for Spring Cleaning

Hello Fabulistas! Finally, we were able to enjoy some warmer weather here in NYC over the weekend! It’s time to refresh the home, toss out the old, and get ready for spring. I enjoy spring cleaning very much, it allows me to get a fresh start. Confidence starts at home. When you feel great in … Continued

Design Insider: Top 10 Interior Design Books

Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been working on updating my library, and looking for fab design books to have on hand. Books are a great source of inspiration for me, especially design books. What do you do when you have an inspiration block? I turn to books that show fabulous settings and sometimes tell me how to achieve those … Continued

Bringing The Outside In: Top 10 Green Indoor Oases

Hello Fabulistas! While it doesn’t feel quite like spring warm weather is right around the corner. I’m so looking forward to seeing green outside my window! I love gardening, but here in New York City there isn’t much outdoor space to create a garden of my own. I’ve been looking into creating an indoor area … Continued

Weekend Recap: AD Home Design Show Highlights

Happy Monday, fabulistas! What a weekend it’s been…I’ve been busy mingling with fellow designers at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show. It’s always fun to catch up with industry friends while learning about the latest ideas in home decor and furniture. That said, the real treat this time was the spectacle of table designs … Continued

March: What’s Hot This Month

Hello fabulistas! I’m ready to step into spring, although in New York City we’re a little ways from spring-worthy weather. However, I’m still excited about a lot of new things this month. Here’s what’s on my radar: Oz the Great and Powerful The Wizard of Oz is a classic with saturated color, amazing costuming and … Continued

Let There Be Light: Top 10 Floor Lamps

Hello Fabulistas! I always use floor lamps in my designs. Floor lamps are a FAB way to light specific parts of the room! I love to place floor lamps at the ends of sofas or in corners with reading chairs. As I always say, well-lit rooms feel happier! My favorite thing about floor lamps is … Continued

Oscars 2013 – Red Carpet Fashion

The 85th Academy Awards concluded in a star-studded night with unexpected winners, emotional speeches and, of course, beautiful red carpet gowns. On the most glamorous night of the year, Hollywood’s leading ladies donned big fashion such as Armani, Dior and Versace. It was a tough decision this time, but I’ve picked my five favorite dresses from this … Continued

Spotted: Top 5 Fab Celebrity Homes

Hello Lovelies! I was catching up on my magazine reading this weekend and came across the latest issue of Architectural Digest. Have you flipped through yet? I love Architectural Digest because not only does it share new trends, it also let’s us look inside celebrity homes. I love seeing how the celebs live! Today I’ve … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top 20 NYC Thrift Stores

Hello Fabulistas! Today’s finds are specifically for my fellow New Yorkers, but it really is something everyone should think about it. Thrift shopping. It gets a bad rap! Yes, some things can be kind of…gross…but some finds are fantastic! If you look in the right places, at the right time, you can get one-of-a-kind pieces, … Continued

MBFW New York Fall 2013: First Impressions

Hello lovelies! Right now Lincoln Center and other parts of the city are overrun with fashionistas braving all this frigid and slushy weather we’ve been having for New York Fashion Week! It’s all worth it in the name of fashion, though. (Or at least that’s what we all keep telling ourselves.) Like I’ve said before, … Continued

Europe Roundup: Top 10 Cities in Europe

Hello lovelies! When it’s this cold out all I can think about is vacation! I adore Europe…the architecture, the culture, the food! I just can’t get enough! There are so many fabulous cities in Europe, I want to go everywhere and see everything! It’s hard for me to narrow down my top 10, let alone … Continued

Apartment Therapy’s Homie Award!

  Hi lovelies, The voting for Apartment Therapy’s Homie is still on and I would love if you voted for me! Here’s the link: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/best-home-design-inspiration-blog-the-homies-2013-183531. The voting ends on Friday at 11:59pm…so hurry over to Apartment Therapy’s website and leave your vote! Thank you, guys!! xoxo, Robin 🙂  

February: What’s Hot This Month

Hello lovelies! I can’t believe that we’re already in February! January went by so fast! I’m looking forward to all the FAB things coming up this month. Are you?! All About The Stairs So many of my clients and readers overlook their stairways as a place to really express their style. I’ve seen so many … Continued

Help me win a Homie!

Help me win a Homie! Apartment Therapy is celebrating their fifth annual Homie Awards, which consist of six categories that highlight the best Design, DIY, Recipe and Inspiration blogs. Simplifying Fabulous! is nominated under the Best Home Design and Inspiration category, and I would love your support! Please head over to Apartment Therapy’s website and … Continued

Fashion Alert: MBFW Autumn/Winter Berlin

Keeping up with all the fashion weeks that go on around the globe is almost like a full-time job! What a fabulous one that would be! I kept an eye on the Mercedes-Benz Autumn/Winter 2013 Berlin collections and saw some amazing designs. Fashionistas always keep an eye on the Paris collections, but they should also … Continued

Jewelry for the Home: Top 10 Chandeliers You Can Afford

Chandeliers are jewelry for the home. They add a nice little bling to your space, similar to how earrings add a little sparkle to your outfit! Lighting is very important. I always like to light all four corners of every room. Well-lit rooms feel happier. And chandeliers add more than just sparkle, they add a nice light … Continued

70th Golden Globe Awards: My Favorite Red Carpet Looks

Yesterday’s Golden Globes officially kicked off 2013’s awards season. The crème de la crème of Hollywood came together to celebrate some of cinema’s most noteworthy work, and filled the red carpet with glamorous gowns and fashionable frocks. Check out my favorite looks of last night below. Jessica Alba donned a coral Oscar de la Renta gown…but her $5.8 … Continued

Double Dose of Fab: Dual Purpose Furniture

I LOVE when things have more than one purpose. It saves space, time and energy! This is especially important in interiors, and very important in New York City! If you live in a small space like many of my fellow New Yorkers you MUST come up with creative ways to stay comfortable. Even many with … Continued

Simplifying NYC: Top 10 NYC Interior Design Blogs

Hello Lovlies! NYC is a great city filled with talented people and so much inspiration. There are some fab interior designers here in New York…and some FAB interior design blogs! I love my blog community and I’m especially proud of so many NYC interior design bloggers. Today I’m going to share my top 10 NYC … Continued

January: What’s Hot This Month

January is one of my favorite months of the year. (No, I’m not just really into blistering winds and bundling up.) I love all of the new things going on in the world. It’s AMAZING what a new calendar year will make people create! There are lots of things that have grabbed my attention this … Continued

Office Chic: Top 10 Fab Office Spaces

It’s the beginning of a New Year and you know what that means…time to freshen up our spaces! I adore my home office but I think it’s time for a new look. Whenever I start to design a new space, I look for inspiration. I try to pinpoint what I love, and what I don’t! … Continued

Party Prep: Last Minute New Year’s Eve Party

Sometimes it’s so easy to get busy being fabulous that you forget to properly prepare for holiday festivities! My holiday season has been one huge FAB whirlwind and now I’m left putting together a New Year’s Eve party at the last minute. I’m always ready to pull some especially sparkly inspiration from Pinterest. It’s All … Continued

Perfect Pairings: Patterns and Colors

Hello Lovelies! Many of my clients and friends are scared of too many patterns and colors in one space. Do you feel the same way? Many designers tell us to only use one type of pattern or one color in a room…but I say, take a chance, step outside the box! Today I’m going to … Continued

Christmas Gift Guide: Top 10 Last Minute Gifts

If you haven’t bought all of your holiday gifts yet, don’t worry! I know a lot of you are panicking right now, but I’ve put together a fabulous list of 10 last minute gifts. So take a deep breathe, grab a martini, and start reading! If your loved one is a design lover like you, … Continued

Transform Your Home from Every Day to Holi-day

I’m all about the holidays right now! Not only are they a fab chance to get together with loved ones…they’re also a great chance to find a fresh take on your regular décor. My favorite holiday decorations are the ones that are easily transformed from your normal décor. Want it even better? Lots of these … Continued

Remembering the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary

My heart goes out to the community of Newtown. There are no words to describe my feelings for the loss of these precious little souls. The victims are in our thoughts, and we want to extend our condolences to all of the families affected by this tragedy.

Christmas Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts That Give Back

Christmas is in just two weeks…have you done all of your shopping yet? This year, I decided to invest in gifts that give back. My families and friends get fabulous gifts, and a portion of what I spent on the gift goes to charity to help those in need. Fantastic, right? You get to shop, … Continued

On the Rise: 10 Designers to Watch in 2013 (Part I)

If you make it in New York, you can make it anywhere…that goes the same for interior design, too! This fresh crop of young designers, featured in Vogue, are making a mark on some fabulous homes in our great city and I can’t wait to see what they have coming up next! Anastasia Ratia The … Continued

I’m featured in New York Magazine!

I’m so excited to share this with all of you…I’m featured in this month’s New York Magazine issue! See my Robinisms in print and pick up a copy form your local newsstand to get my tips on how to brighten your apartment! “You can take a dark floor in a dark room and light the … Continued

Holiday Special: Deck the Halls

Hello lovelies! It’s time to start decorating for the holidays! Are you ready? Decorating your home is so important this time of year. We all get so busy shopping, wrapping, planning, and cooking! It’s nice to come home to a festive environment. As I say, confidence starts at home…holiday spirit starts at home too! Stockings … Continued

Christmas Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts For Him

It’s already December, so we need to get shopping for holiday gifts! As much as I love shopping for myself, I love shopping for others even more. There’s something rewarding about finding gifts for people you love… and knowing they’ll love what you’re picking out for them! Men are the hardest to shop for. They … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving!

The entire Robin Baron Design team wishes you and your family a fabulous Thanksgiving! May your holidays be filled with love, harmony, and happiness!

Thinking of those affected by Hurricane Sandy…

My thoughts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. The last couple of days have been a devastating tragedy for so many fellow East Coasters, and reading the stories of how people lost their lives and homes truly breaks my heart! I hope that the chaos will soon come to an end, and we … Continued

My Top 10 Glam Handbag Picks

What’s a girl without a handbag? Okay, maybe that’s a bit shallow…but seriously, can you imagine leaving the house in the morning without one? Not only are they essential for carrying everything from our makeup to our laptops to our pets (Oreo’s gotten a LITTLE too big for mine, unfortunately), but they are a part … Continued

My Top 10 Songs to Wake Up To

I’m a morning person. Give me my decaf soy latte, my blackberry, and a fresh coat of gold nail polish and I’m ready to go! I was shocked to learn that there are people in the world who have trouble getting out of bed in the morning (ha-ha!) and knew that I had to find … Continued

My “A-Ha” Moment

My “aha” moment? It’s something I look for in every project. It’s when my expertise and talent meets the inspiration and excitement of a client. I never know how long it’s going to take, or what the stimulus for it will be…but that’s the fun of it!

Translating Trends: The Monogram

Embroidered, stamped, woven or sewn, no matter the method, monogramming is an extra special way to personalize items for your home and life. Have a great pillow that’s been passed down through the years? Add your initials, or your grandmothers, in a lower corner! Below, a round-up of my favorite monogramming resources to help you … Continued

Translating Trends: Gaga for Glitter

There has always been something magical about glitter. It always makes a shimmery presence this time of year, on holiday party outfits and part of festive at midnight on December 31st. But why should we limit this decorative element to the holidays? Surely we could all use a bit of magic in our homes year … Continued

Pinning the Holidays on Pinterest

I finally did it…I joined Pinterest. I had heard SO much about it from other blogger friends and creatives who rave about the site as a great way to categorize and organize visual inspiration by pinning images of things you like. I’m using Pinterest to share photos of my interior design work as well as … Continued

How Do I Make a Low Ceiling Seem Taller?

How high off of the dining table should a chandelier hang? How large should an area rug be? What is the best way to integrate antiques with modern furniture? Have your design questions answered…Ask Robin! Your question will be answered here on the blog, added to our Ask Robin archive, and posted on Facebook! “My master bedroom … Continued

Sunday Morning Mantras

In the words of Robin Baron….Oh. Em. Gee. I have SO much inspiration to share from this amazing Blogtour2011 London design extravaganza that my head is just spinning! Because there is still so much more to do, see and absorb, I must get back out there! Before I go, will leave you with a few things … Continued