Happy Friday Fabulistas! Today’s Friday Finds are beautiful floral arrangements you can use to freshen up your home. I love using unique vases to make every arrangement more personal. Have a fabulous weekend!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi Fabulistas, The home is a reflection of your life and where you are in that journey. What happens when you decide your next venture is going to take place at a different locale? When it comes to selling your home and transitioning, the focus is often just about the real estate. But last … Continued
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
Hi Fabulistas, The weather’s slowly going up while I’m making my way down south! Take a wild guess where? One hint: think High. High Point Market that is! I’m proud to (finally) be able to announce that I’ve been selected as one of TEN design bloggers to be a part of the ‘High Point … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
Fashion Fabulistas, As some of you may know, I started my career as a fashion designer — so, fashion is always near and dear to my heart. Often I relate interior design to fashion because both industries creatively employ beautiful colors, patterns and prints to make unique statements. Ah, a game of charades. From Hollywood … Continued
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
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
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
Fabulistas, At last night’s insightful event moderated by Charles Pavarini III at CF Modern, I looked around the room and was inspired by the energy and creativity at the NYDC! Honored to have been on a panel of designers as fascinated by design as myself, I was thrilled to share ideas with my fellow panelists … Continued
Fabulistas, Showhouses are the galas of the design world. To be able to be a part of them is both an honor and the project of a lifetime! As part of the Live on 5 celebration at 200 Lex hosted by all of the fifth floor showrooms, today at 6:00pm Charles Pavarini III will be leading … Continued
Fabulistas, Marché aux Puces de Paris / St-Ouen was beaming with art, antiques, and Americans! Beginning the day with the Antiques Diva, Brunch we had delicious French cuisine, champagne and headed out into the grand streets of the flea market! The Flea Market is a shopping experience that works just as it did when it … Continued
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
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
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
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, Check out a couple photos from the ASID President’s Forum!
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
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
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
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
Fabulistas, Want to know my prediction for design in 2016? “Rich and luxe effects will take center stage…” Check out my quote over on the Beyond Stores blog!
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
Check out the photos from the ASID 2015 Holiday Party at Newel Antiques!
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.
Fabulistas, Tis the season…for fireplaces! Catch my quote in The Wall Street Journal Off Duty section tomorrow, and online now! Check it out here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/one-fire-please-hold-the-soot-1449170833
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
Fabulistas, How much fun did we have at ASID night at Holiday House NYC? A LOT! Check out the photos below, with Rio Hamilton, Drew McGukin, James Rixner and Darrin Varden.
Fabulistas, Join me at Theodore Alexander for a Holiday Gathering on December 3rd, and learn about all things upholstery! To RSVP, see info on flyer…
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!
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!
Fabulistas, Want the scoop on decorating for the fall? Then check out my advice on About.com!
Fabulistas, A great time was had by all at the 40 years of ASID celebrates 50 years of the D&D event! Check out the photos below!
Fabulistas, Check out my wonderful 9 page spread ‘New York State of Mind’ in Homes & Interiors Scotland Magazine!
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/
Hi Fabulistas, Just wanted to share some photos with you from the 2015 Stars of Design & Stars on the Rise at the D&D building! It was truly a fabulous occasion!
Fabulistas, The time has come… the Robert Allen Dwell with Dignity Auction is ready to go live with the chair and sofa auction today at 12:00 Noon EST / 9:00 AM PST. Here’s the link… http://www.robertallendesign.com/custom-made-easy-designer-series There are bid now buttons by each piece (my black and white chair is top row center in the above … Continued
Fabulistas, I attended Bilotta Art of the Table, and boy, were there some decadent tables – the most amazing table settings I’ve ever seen! Check out the pics below!
Fabulistas, Look who was quoted in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend! The topic is incorporating inherited furniture into your space. Check out the article below!
Fabulistas, Needless to say, I had a BLAST at High Point Market! Here are some highlights…
Fabulistas, I attended a fun, star studded event recently. It was the Friends of Hudson River Park 2015 Gala, honoring Martha Stewart! I had to share some pics with you…check them out below!
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
Fabulistas, I’m over the moon… Five of Vispring’s favorite designers were invited to create bedside table vignettes in their showroom inspired by their favorite bedtime story… And I’m one of them! 🙂 For the upcoming High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, I’ll be creating a vignette for Vispring…and, it features a nightstand from … Continued
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
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)!
HUGE congrats to Ryan Serhant on this marvelous coverage in the New York Post! It’s no surprise to me, as Ryan & Emilia’s interior designer, that they picked such a fabulous penthouse to live in. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two terraces, it was the perfect place for them to express their hip and … Continued
Fabulistas, My quote about sprucing up that boring living room is on the Men’s Journal website! And yes, it’s a men’s journal but the tips are for everyone! Check it out below…
Fabulistas, Are you ever inspired by design in movies? Well check out my piece on the This Old House website! Here’s a sneak peek at the chandelier from the movie Auntie Mame that inspired me, along with a modern option!
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
Fabulistas, An exciting event is on the horizon…on October 1st I’ll be officially installed as President of ASID NY Metro! Join me to help me celebrate! More info can be found on the flyer below. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1VjvOPw
Fabulistas, What a night! Our panel (featuring myself, Corey Damen Jenkins, Jamie Drake & Alan Tanksley), sponsored by Traditional Home, was a HIT! It was held at Theodore Alexander, and HUNDREDS of people attended! Good times! Check out photos from the event below…
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
Fabulistas, My quote about classic tiebacks is in the October of Traditional Home magazine! Check it out below, and look for it on the shelves right now!
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, 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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
Arch entryways frame each room and add a touch of history!
Textured walls add an eye-catching design to walls, without the overwhelm.
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
Create the feeling of being in the countryside of Paris or Italy with a wall mural. It’s amazing how paint and color can transport you!
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…
Hi Fabulistas, Exciting news! My interview on Rock House Style’s radio talk show, At Home with Cheryll & Sam, is coming soon. Stay tuned for more details!
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: http://bit.ly/1HzQxIp
Ok Fabulistas, if you haven’t heard the news… That’s right, my client, Ryan Serhant, and his team were named the #1 TEAM by Sales Volume in New York and #6 in the ENTIRE COUNTRY by the Wall Street Journal! And, this happens a few days before his 31st birthday! Talk about a great gift! Congrats, Ryan! #TeamBarhant … Continued
Tonight’s the night, fabulistas! I’m going to be on the season finale of Million Dollar Listing New York, along with my dear friend Cliff Young! The show airs at 9pm/8pm CT on Bravo, but check your local listings!
Hey Fabulistas! We celebrate gay marriage here at #RBD!!! #gloria #oreo #robinbarondesign #gaymarriage #equalrights http://roygbiv.jezebel.com/internet-absolutely-losing-its-shit-over-scotus-gay-mar-1714178543
They’re great, everyone loves them, but boy do your beauty products take up space! So many people see the shower as an afterthought — why not be purposeful with design elements in the shower?
Hey there, Fabulistas… Miss my appearance on Open House? Not to worry! Here’s the clip:
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!
Fabulistas, I’ll be on NBC’s Open House this Sunday, 6/21 at 8:30am on NBC4NY! #OpenHousetv www.openhousetv.com
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
Coming soon…my appearance on Open House! Stay tuned for details on date/time, fabulistas! #OpenHousetv www.openhousetv.com
Those of you who planned to watch me on MDLNY tonight, I won’t be on this episode. Thanks SO MUCH for your support! Stay tuned for more details about when you can catch me on the show! #MDLNY #TeamBarhant
Fabulistas, in this post I’m featuring pictures of all my favorite moments in the Kips Bay Showhouse. If you haven’t read my post about my colleague Charles Pavarini, III’s room, then, please give it a read and take in the sights! Meanwhile, I’ve carefully curated everything that caught my eye and put all the images together … Continued
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
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
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
Fabulistas, guess who has been featured in the USA Today Home Magazine — I’ll give you ONE guess! 🙂 In the article, “Broad Strokes”, from the Spring 2015 issue, I discuss 2015 trends in paint and wall treatments. Unfortunately the article is not online yet, but you know that doesn’t stop us! My team has … Continued
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
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.
Please join me this Thursday, May 14th @ 11:00am in the de Le Cuona showroom where I will be on a panel with Alan Tanksley and Allen Frechter speaking about “How to Bring Your Business to the Next Level“. To RSVP, please call: 212-702-0800
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:
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
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
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! 🙂
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
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, 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
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…
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, these days I don’t know if I’m coming or going — in a GOOD way! There is so much happening and so much going on from my participation in Design on a Dime to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala. And, drum roll, you know we also recently started working with Ryan Serhant and … Continued
Meet the brains behind Marks & Tavano — and check out the bright, fun “Pop Art” fabric from JAB Fabrics, I’ll be using to cover the Cliff Young chair I revealed to you in my other sneak peek video. This chair is going to be used in my #DOAD2015 space for Housing Works’ Design on … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fabulistas, sometimes I really do have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! I get to do work that I love, with clients I love and with the best team in the business. I’m ever so grateful! I’m especially grateful that last night loads of my colleagues and industry pals poured themselves into … Continued
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
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
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
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
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
Hello Fabulistas! Closets are one of the first places to get organized, but not everyone is lucky to have a sprawling walk-in closet. In a city full of apartments divvied up in beautiful old buildings, I know many people that do better than “making do” sans closets. Here are some of the most creative ways … Continued
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
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
Hello Fabulistas! The way that you start your morning can determine the rest of your day. So I say start it with something that’s beautiful and will make your life easier. One smart addition to fulfill that would goal is a chic little breakfast nook where you can pause before you start the day. Here … Continued
Hello Fabulistas! Every detail in a room counts, from the consoles to the curtain tiebacks. When you need a shock of personality, you can bring in a chic occasional chair, (or two!), for an amazing upgrade that will make your room. Here are five examples to inspire you take the plunge with a new perch. … Continued
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
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
Hello Fabulistas! Resolutions are meant to be broken… until now. This year why don’t we start off small for a big impact? These interior design resolutions will get you off to the right start for a fab 2015 and beyond! Organize Your Closet for Better Mornings It’s important that your closet works for you. Clever, … Continued
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
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
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
Hello Fabulistas! Almost nothing makes a person feel as special as a beautifully wrapped gift. I always say that great design is in the details… that goes for gift giving, too. Printable holiday gift tags are one of my favorite ways to make a present feel even more thoughtful. Up the gift-giving ante this season … Continued
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
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
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
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
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: TerrysBlinds.co.uk
Hello Fabulistas! The holiday season is upon us and that means dinner parties and holiday celebrations. This time of the year is a great opportunity to really show your creativity by bringing something special to your friend’s home. If you think ahead of time, you can find some truly fabulous, one-of-a-kind gifts and save money … Continued
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
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
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