Vignettes of Italy Part 1: Life and Design

How do you honor a friend that has passed? By remembering them? By understanding who they are? By holding their names in your brain and hearts with a reverence, maybe.

And what do you do with a home that has been redone for a person that has recently passed? Well, you talk about it and […]

By |July 4th, 2018|RRF Design in Progress|0 Comments

Design Week Milan Trend: Cabinet Doors

image above: stone cabinet doors from Next125
Design Trends

I have just left Milan – heading back to the states with my head full of design inspiration.  Here I sit on the plane just organizing my photos into trends that I saw at Salone de Mobile. Over the course of the next weeks – I plan […]

By |May 6th, 2018|Design Week|0 Comments

Design Week Milan: Rohl Luxury Faucets

Well – we made it! After 2 full days of flying–including 13 hours in NYC–we arrived in Italy!

Our first stop was to Lago d’Orta – a lovely village north of Milan in the Piedmont Region. Picturesque and lovely! In the distance are the snow topped alps! Just beautiful.

We arrived and immediately were whisked away […]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Design Week|0 Comments

Design Week Milan: Day 1

This is my first trip to Design Week in Milan. My focus is Salone De Mobile and Eurocucina. Eurocucina occurs every other year and is the European counterpart to our Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. Since it is European, and in Milan—I expect to see high fashion and to have “my socks knocked off.”

One […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Design Week|0 Comments

Rose City Renovation Part 2: Design Solutions

If you haven’t, check out our first post about the Rose City Renovation, here. The Rose City Renovation used to be a run on sentence, but now it has punctuation. There is space to stop and take in the design. It isn’t overcrowded, and it has an incredible use of bold color and unique […]

By |April 7th, 2018|RRF Design in Progress|0 Comments

Rose City Renovation Part 1: Design Challenge

The Rose City Renovation project began as a run on sentence. There was no punctuation, no space left to see any one design element in particular. Wooden cabinets were everywhere and it was just a bit too “blah”. The prominent colors were brown and white. But the family who lives in the Rose City […]

By |March 19th, 2018|RRF Design in Progress|0 Comments

Zen Kitchen Part 1: The Design Challenge

Renovating an Outdated Kitchen
Kim and Jeff had an outdated kitchen. It was from 1982 and had been only cosmetically updated once in that time. When asked about what she didn’t like about her kitchen before, Kim stated, “It was just ugly.”

The rest of the home is a beautiful collection of art and an incredible […]

By |February 17th, 2018|RRF Design in Progress|0 Comments

Stress-Free Entertaining in Your Home

The holidays can be a lot of work. And if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to entertain more and stress less, here is a handful of advice to make entertaining easier. If you’ve recently purchased or finished renovating your home, it can be really exciting to host your friends and family, so […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Food|0 Comments

A Rad, Colorful Condo Part 3: The Living Room

Living Room Design Philosophy
“Just live in your house.”

Robin shared the story about working with Robe and Kris on The Rad, Colorful Condo, and adamantly believes this about every project she works on: in the interior design industry, often clients insist that they are going to have different habits in their new space–they’re going […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|RRF Design in Progress|0 Comments

A Rad, Colorful Condo Part 2: Kitchen Design Solutions

You may remember the first post introducing A Rad, Colorful Condo and its particular design challenges and intricacies. Now we’re letting you in on all Robin’s secrets! Read the design solutions and view the finished product: a rad, colorful condo that is as fun and exciting as the couple who inhabits it.
The Design Philosophy: […]

By |December 3rd, 2017|RRF Design in Progress|0 Comments