Always torn between creativity and logic, Robin majored in both Fine Arts & Religious Studies at McMaster University. By the end of that chapter in her life, she had chosen Residential Interior Design for her future and pursued this dream at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, Canada. Her focus on sculpture in university allows her to see visualize 3D spaces in a unique way. Her travels through Asia, Europe and Central America have nurtured her love of pattern and colour, and have taught her how to incorporate both of these elements in every interior she works on.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
I draw most of my inspiration from my client. I think it’s important to get to know their personality and lifestyle, as well as everyone else who will be using the space I'm designing. Everyone has something unique about them, and I like to focus on one quality of theirs in my design to ensure that the finished product is exactly what they were after.
We know you love designing, but what about it do you love most?
I do love designing! My favourite part about design is probably the problem-solving. Whether it is choosing colours that work well together, or furnishing a tight space, there are challenges that come with every project. I get a lot of satisfaction from solving these problems for my clients.
Describe your ideal project:
My ideal project would be to assist a client who has traveled the world, and has picked up treasures all along the way that they would like to incorporate into the space. Not only would it be a challenge (which I love), but the stories that these pieces would each tell in the space would make it very dynamic and would serve as inspiration for the rest of the space.