I lived in my condo apartment for four years. As the months turn to years I realize all I had was a couch and a TV. I had tons of ideas in my head but just didn't know how to execute them without overcrowding the space or making it look like my mother's house!
My determination began I knew I had to do something with the space. I browsed the web daily for idea and decided to look at interior designers thinking a girl can dream. I came across quite a few designers and its funny to see what some call "interior design"!!! Daily I would visit Rhobin's page something about it captured my eye. I just loved each and every photo I saw.
It took weeks for me to call but when I did, I now know it was one of the best decisions I have made concerning my home and my life.
Rhobin took my list of ideas and transformed my house into a chic, modern, sexy, pleasant home! Throughout the design process Rhobin's idea resonated with me and I got to the point where my input was no longer needed "he got this" and put the reins in his hands. I was done. I knew I was working with an artist and professional. Every phase had me more and more excited anticipating the final reveal.
I watch Rhobin and his team work many hours into the night on the space and just the passion and determination they had to make everything PERFECT reinforced how good he is and how he pays attention to his clients. He captured my personality and style and married colors, patterns and texture like nothing I could have imagined. Everything from the carpet to the pillows to the wallpaper and even the art in the bathroom reflects me!
Everyday I open my door I'm now in another world, I leave the day behind and come "HOME". I could go on about the details of this whole process but everyone knows what it entails, I wanted everyone to know the personal attention I received from Rhobin. His professionalism, attention to detail, was well worth the time and process his mind is an artistic machine....Rhobin has a true gift and is able to capture your vision big or small!
I look forward to working with Rhobin again!
I believe that a re-decorating/renovating partnership is successful when you meet a person with similar values, exhibits certain styles that appeal to you, and most of all, you get along with.
Having said that, I began my search for a decorator to refresh my living room to accommodate the new spouse as well as our adopted four-legged brood and I am so happy I came upon Rhobin.
A few of my concerns were:
1. Budget. We were looking for a "bigger" living room versus being able to just move out into a larger apartment
2. We don't live in Manhattan. We aren't far away but nonetheless, not being in Manhattan scares away vendors.
3. Too small of a project for anyone to bother with.
I came across Rhobin's site and saw that he actually did a project in Hoboken so I got to work on drafting a very detailed email. Worst comes to worst, he can ignore me like some of the firms I reached out to or he could respond and politely let me down. But he did not. He responded and thanked me for my detail in describing our situation and detailing what we were looking for. We met with Rhobin and Chi to go over the presentation, agreed that we wanted to take on this project with his firm and that was it from there.
Having never done a decorating project before, I think I learned a lot working with Rhobin. First off, you don't have to micro-manage. He has it under control. I think that the areas which gave me anxiety such the electrician, the painting, installation, etc., he took care of and I really didn't have to worry at all. This is an evolving process and ultimately you have to remember why you hired him. You trust him. You trust his professional experience, you trust his taste, you trust his vision.
When I see the reactions of guests that come by to our place, it makes us realize that our apartment (living room) looks completely different. The statement pieces, the accessories, wall shelves - they all take a part in creating a bigger living space for us.
This was phase I. I am hoping our bedroom next year will be phase II!!!
Rhobin is a genius designer. He helped to make my alcove studio feel much bigger and luxurious than I could afford, living in New York City. He listened to my needs and took it all to the next level, creating something I could have never imagined. His attention to detail and personal shopping services certainly exceeded expectations. I'm a busy working professional, but his work made me love coming home. He made my NYC home fabulous, comfortable, reflective of my personality and a place to entertain guests!