design trends 2021

Design Trends for 2021

Hi Fabulistsas! Can you believe the holiday season is upon us already? Soon we will be ringing in the New Year, so I wanted to share some of the trends I am seeing for 2021, and tips for home design and office design. 2021 Lighting Trends I was asked by MYDOMAINE to share my take … Continued

Finding Inspiration in New and Interesting Ways

Hello, my fabulous, Fabulistas!  Can you believe that it’s already the end of October? For me, Autumn has always been my favorite time of the year. From the change of the seasons…to watching NYC’s Fall leaves go from green to yellow to red…to finding inspiration in new and interesting ways. This time of year is … Continued

A Sneak Peek into the Virtual Showhouse!

Hello Fabulistas! I promised to share a Sneak Peek into the Virtual Showhouse and a bit about the fabulous room I’m designing for the upcoming Seasonal Living Magazine’s Virtual Luxury Designer Showhouse. While I can’t give too much away quite yet, I can share what room I’m doing and a little about my design process. … Continued

The Future of Luxury Designer Showhouses is HERE!

Breaking News Fabulistas!  I am thrilled to announce that, after months of secretly working on this project, I can finally tell you all about it! The Future of Luxury Designer Showhouses Is Here. Being chosen as one of the eleven featured designers, Seasonal Living Magazine’s very first Virtual Luxury Designer Showhouse is very exciting! The … Continued

Fresh Design for Spring Shopping Guide

Happy Spring Fabulistas! At this time of year, I can usually be found enjoying a crisp glass of wine at a sidewalk cafe or strolling the city streets admiring New York in full bloom, but this spring looks a bit different for most of us. Spending more time indoors means we’re all taking an audit … Continued

Health and Wellness at Home

Namaste Fabulistas! The importance of living well has always been an inspiration to me and my interior design business. My tagline “Confidence Begins at Home” is more than words… it truly reflects my feeling that our homes affect us every day of our lives. The environments we surround ourselves with have the power to influence … Continued

Robin’s Complete Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Hi Fabulistas! Welcome to Robin’s Complete Mother’s Day Gift Guide! In case you’ve lost track of what day or even month it is, Mother’s Day is right around the corner on May 10, 2020! While brunches, outings, and large gatherings have given way to Zoom calls, at-home activities, and intimate celebrations, social distancing can’t stop … Continued

Make Work From Home Work For You

Hoping this post finds you well, Fabulistas! In an unprecedented era when most of us find ourselves spending more time at home than ever, the very definition of the word “home” has changed. It continues to adapt and flex to fit our modern lives, embracing change with each new curveball. Today, it may take on … Continued

The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, Fabulistas! The holiday season is my favorite time of year. There is so much love to be shared, especially with all of the gift-giving! Today I am sharing some of my favorite holiday finds this season under $275 that are the perfect present for that design lover in your life who appreciates anything … Continued

Decorating for the Holidays!

Season’s Greetings, Fabulistas! ‘Tis the season for transforming your home into a festive wonderland! Check out my tips and tricks for holiday decorating that will turn your home into a joyful paradise this time of year. Celebrate With Color! Who ever said Baroness Orange couldn’t be a holiday color?! Have fun with decorating and think … Continued

Robin’s Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas Under $195

When it comes to celebrating the season, take the guesswork out of gifting. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to give, or something to treat yourself with this holiday season, there is something special for everyone.  Here is my top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas under $195 that are sure to make everyone on your … Continued

Robin Baron’s Top 10 Fall Design Trends

Looking to make some stylish updates to your home this Fall? From trending paint colors to furniture choices, there are ideas for every design style! Whether you are looking to make small changes or  completely redecorate,  take some inspiration from my Top 10 design trends for Fall 2018. Florals Create a wall worth looking at! … Continued

Holiday House 2017

Holiday House 2017 opened with a fabulous Gala unveiling my 2 “Spring Equinox” rooms. The house was filled with inspirational design by incredibly talented interior designers all benefiting breast cancer research. Take a walk through my Holiday House Design Show rooms! Pops of metallics created a beautiful vision for my first room featuring the Luna Pendant Chandelier … Continued

7 Stylishly Spooky Halloween Party Decor Ideas

Hello Fabulistas! It’s that time of year and Halloween is just under a week away. Let’s face it Halloween decorations can either get a little grotesque or can be a store bought cliche. If you are trying to avoid plastic pumpkins, icky fake blood clean-up and crepe streamers for your Halloween decor this year, I’ve … Continued

Robin Baron Showroom Opening Day at #HPMKT !

The Robin Baron showroom is officially open at High Point Market!! It has always been a dream of mine to create a home furnishing collection and so I’m happy to participate in this market week as an exhibitor. I’ve been designing custom furniture, rugs and lighting for many years for my private clients and I’m … Continued

My Friday Finds for Mother’s Day!

Happy Friday Fabulistas! Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 14, and  today I’m sharing my Friday Finds that make the perfect gifts for the incredible mom in your life! These are great items she can use around the house for everyday and summer entertaining. Ice Mold/Wine Bottle Chiller A great entertaining piece, just fill the mold … Continued

My Instagram Takeover at Design on High Point Market!

Don’t miss my Instagram takeover for Design on High Point Market | The World’s Home for Home Furnishings next Tuesday April 25th! I’ll be giving you an inside look at my favorite finds, friends, and more. Follow along on Instagram with @DesignOnHPMkt, #DesignOnHPMkt and #HPMKT during the Spring 2017 Market to get all of the … Continued

Spring Spruce Up

Hey Fabulistas!    I have a very exciting event with ASID to share!  Is your home needing a Spring Spruce Up? For a limited time you can hire a top ASID interior designer (including me!) for up to 2 hours for a consultation for only $100/hour.   This event is also for a wonderful cause. All proceeds … Continued

Spring Forward with Fresh Color

Are you staying warm Fabulistas? It may not seem like it here in New York but Spring is coming! Spring forward with new, fresh wall colors to brighten up your home. Making this simple update can change the look of any room! Interior designer Robin Baron knows that bright, bold blocks of wall color could be the … Continued

How to Update Your Backyard for Entertaining.

Happy Tuesday Fabulistas! It’s time to start thinking about outdoor updates you are looking to make to your home for warmer weather. Whether you’re hosting a party outside this summer, or just looking for a serene area to retreat to, these simple updates will turn your backyard into a paradise! String lights and assorted light shapes … Continued

Smart Storage Solutions to Reduce Clutter

Hey Fabulistas! Are you getting ready for some Spring Cleaning? I love the chance to reorganize my home and create a fresh look for a new season. A great way to get started is by decluttering around the house. Adding furniture with optimal storage and finding creative ways to create more space can lead you on … Continued

How to Decorate Your Miami Vacation Home

Hey Fabulistas! With beautiful weather and rich culture, Miami is an ideal destination for a vacation home. The decor of your home away from home should reflect your own unique style as well as the surrounding location. Today Robin Baron show you my favorite decor details to give your Miami vacation home and unmistakable air of luxury! The view from this … Continued

Friday Finds: My Favorite Dining Rooms

Happy Friday Fabulistas! With a long weekend ahead of us, why not host a fabulous dinner party? Dining room decor can take on any look to fit what you’re planning. Here are a few of my favorite Instagram Dining Room Inspirations!      

Red Hot Valentine’s Home Decor

Happy Valentine’s Day Fabulistas! Red, the color of love, is one of interior designer Robin Baron’s favorite colors to use in home decor. It creates an elegant and sexy look and can be the perfect pop of color you’re looking for! Try adding a few red pieces to your home for a vibrant update. Feeling bold? Add red … Continued

Create The Perfect Home Office

It’s the start of a great week fabulistas! Today I’m sharing fabulous designs for your home office. Adding this room can create a beautiful workspace while increasing your storage and organization. But, don’t mistake “office” for bleak and boring! Create a space you enjoy retreating to that helps boost your motivation any day! This open … Continued

Friday Finds: Floral Arrangements

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!

Easy Updates All Around Your Home

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

A Look into the White House Interior Design

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

My Top 3 2017 Design Trends

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

Golden Globe Fashion in your home!

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

2017 Design Color Trends

Happy Weekend Fabulistas! A new year means new trends in home design and decor! Today I’m discussing the newest color trends to start 2017. If you are looking to update your walls or simply add new decor, make sure you look out for these hot new colors!   Dusky Blue A color that goes with brights and … Continued

Thursday Finds: The Best Fireplace Designs

Hey Fabulistas! The snow is falling in NYC and temperatures are too low to look at!  Start feeling the warmth with my Thursday finds. The Fireplace is an appealing architectural structure in the home that can have so many purposes. Here is my list of top Fireplace designs from Pinterest. A neutral color palette with surrounding furniture creates a cozy … Continued

Transitioning Holiday Decor to Winter Decor

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

A New Years Resolution: Organization

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

My 4 Top Table Setting Inspirations

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

Last Minute Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

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

Holiday Gift Guide for Design Lovers!

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

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

Vignettes to Inspire Your Thanksgiving Decor 

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

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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

Stylish Extra Seating for the Holidays

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

Making Sense Of The Color Of The Year

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

Fabulous Apron Styles!

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

The Perfect Coffee Table Book

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

A Kitchen with Pops of Personality

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

Pumpkin Spice Bliss!

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

Making Waves of Creativity!

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

A New Legion of Daydream Fashion!

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

Know Thyself, Designer!

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

Kickstart Your Creativity with Travel!

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

Italians do it Better!

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

Get to Know Poised Taupe!

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

Simply Fabulous Recipes!

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

5 Happy Home, Happy Weekend Inspirations

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

Fashion Inspired Home Decor

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

5 Dorm Room Decor Inspirations from Instagram

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

Breaking Black: Breaking Color Rules

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

6 Steps to Creating the Perfect Summer Tablescape!

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

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Interior Design

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

Contemporary Inspiration from Dwell On Design

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

Let’s Dwell On Design!

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

Michael Berman for Theodore Alexander

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

Design Trends inspired by Brazil

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

5 Fabulous Musts for Memorial Day

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

Fabulous Finishes!

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

High Point Market Inspiration

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

44th Annual Kip’s Bay Decorator Showhouse

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

A Gift to All Mothers

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

Met Gala 2016!

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

Events in May!

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

Design on a Dime: Recap!

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

Design on a Dime: Opening Night Reception!

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

HighPoint Market is Here!

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

Design Director of RBD’s Instagram Takeover in Salone

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


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

Spring Spruce Up. Design for the Future.

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

Through My Eyes: My Podcast Interview on Million Dollar Decorating

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

Through My Eyes: My Design Advice as seen on

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 and see how I use color as a way to play with the scale of a petite … Continued

Through My Eyes: A Sit Down with Suzanne Costa

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

Through my Eyes: Design on a Dime Recap

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

Upcoming! Bailey House Gala and auction

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

Design Insider: Accessories

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

Design Insider: Art

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

Through My Eyes: Carmen Marc Valvo F/W 2016 Collection

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

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

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

Through My Eyes: V is for Valentine

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

Through My Eyes: My Birthday!

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

Through My Eyes: Bold Bathrooms and Living Spaces

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

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

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

Bonjour from Paris!

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

Design Insider: Top Home Decor Trends

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

Through My Eyes: Cozy, Shimmering Spaces

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

Fab Fridays: Je Ne Sais Quoi

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

Through My Eyes: Rounded Furniture

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

Media: My Quote in Life-Styled Magazine

Fabulistas, I’m simply over-the-moon that my 2016 design focus is featured on page 6 of the January “Go for the Gold” issue of Stacy Garcia‘s Life-Styled magazine! Take a look:  

Through My Eyes: The Color Grey

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

Through My Eyes: Window Treatments

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

Media: I Was Quoted In the LG Contest Press Release

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

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

Media: Supporter Spotlight on the Dwell with Dignity Blog

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

Fab Events: #HPMKT Instagram TakeOver

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

Fab Events: Kips Bay Boathouse Bash

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

Fab Events: A Taste of Project Design Benefit Gala

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

Fab Events: The Robert Allen Fall Furniture Launch

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

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.

Design Insider: Glenn Gissler’s Top InCollect Picks

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

Through My Eyes: One Brainy Backyard

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

Design Insider: Glenn Gissler in Introspective Magazine

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

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

Through My Eyes: Shower Elements

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?

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

Through My Eyes: The Best of Kips Bay ShowHouse 2015

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

Fab Events: Kips Bay Show House — Midnight Manhattan

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

Fab Fridays: Beachy Keen Decor

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

Media: Hamptons Magazine

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

Fab Events: Building Your Brand with ASID

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

Through My Eyes: Sharing the Good Times

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

Me + Open House TV = YAY!

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

Fab Events: Building Your Brand with ASID

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

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

Bravo Family Love!

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

Fab Events: Design on a Dime Gratitude

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

Media: Traditional Home Magazine

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

Fab Events: #DOAD2015 Selfies with Ryan for Everyone!

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

NEW VIDEO: Design on a Dime Sneak Peek

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

Fab Events: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

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

FAB EVENTS: Think Green. Think REGREEN.

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

Fab Events: Market Week @ Welspun

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

Design Insider: Man “Caves”

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

Art: The Bread of Life

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

How To: Clutter Cures

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