Behind the design with Robin Titus
How would you describe your aesthetic? Did living in Palm Beach influence your color palette or approach to your designs?
Over all I’d say my style is traditional with a lot of texture and pattern. The setting has been set since I was a young girl playing barbies in my mother’s “formal” living room. Since that time the traditional floor plan has always stuck with me. Both being born and raised in Florida as well as getting my start with Interior Design in Palm Beach have influenced me greatly. I have always been in love with the colorful but my Palm Beach clientele gave me the floral/shell/birds/pink addiction for sure! I’ll never forget my first male client telling me "more pink in the design".
Tell us about this gorgeous bedroom you recently designed!
Well first of all this is my favorite client. (Don’t tell the others I said that) This Master Bedroom is a vacation retreat for a lovely Lady from the South. The starting point for this room is the beautiful Quadrille China Seas fabric that we used for the drapery. The fabric is a hand printed linen that while soft in person is still very colorful. The accents and furniture flowed from there. Like your brushstroke lamps. The chair was an antique, once loved chair we had painted and reupholstered. After picking the paint for that chair I immediately pictured your lamps. The room is on the West side of home so it doesn’t get a ton of natural light. The pops of bright color are perfect for this.
Top design tip for the non-professional?
Whatever space you are designing, have a jumping off point that you always refer back to. Such as, a vintage plate in which the pattern or colors sing to you. When you start selecting items for the room keep that plate in mind. If it meshes for you then you will love it and your room will feel cohesive. Don’t be afraid to go overboard because you can always edit. Actually editing is a must!
My little pagodas are so fun I love them! I was searching for finials and wanted pagodas but could not find any. So I went on a mad hunt and found a source for the little buildings. My hubby and I have a bad habit of “if you can’t find it make it”. So far the gold have been the most popular. Any color is possible though just ask. And of course they look perfecto on a Jana Bek Lamp;)
Any favorite home décor stores in South Florida or Boston you can recommend to our readers?
In South Florida I love Circa Who. The shop is in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach which has several rummage, vintage dealer shops and cute restaurants. Of course there is Antique Row in WPB which is never a disappointment.
In Boston I love all of the vintage fairs. There are a ton like Brimfield, a huge antique show twice a year. The Mill in Norwood, MA and Adam’s Farm in Walpole, MA both are weekend markets.
We are delighted that Robin could share her insights & tips with us today! You can peruse Robin's beautiful portfolio here and you can find her on Instagram here. Also, Robin is accepting wholesale accounts for her adorable finials! Email her if you are interested!)
Robin recently moved to Chicago so if you are in the area & in need of design help, you're in luck!