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Interior Designers #GivingBack : House Warming Central Texas Table of Grace

My friend and fellow interior designer, Kelly LaPlante, invited me to join a team of Interior Designers for a great cause.  The project is to create a beautiful environment for a new group home for kids, ages 6-17, in Round Rock.  All the designers met at the home, Central Texas Table of Grace (CTTG) to kick off the project on September 9th. 

Nurseries becoming 'sophisticated extensions' of the home

Nurseries today are versatile with modern designs, gender-neutral décor and creative storage solutions to transition baby well into the toddler years and beyond.

“Clients are looking for their nurseries to function appropriately for their newborns, but are also aware that kids grow so quickly that the look and function that they need for a newborn changes pretty quickly,”  said Robin Colton, interior designer with Robin Colton Studio.

Just me and.... Liberace

You may not know this about me... I was an accomplished pianist back in the day.  I learned how to play on my parents upright piano.  I wish now that I could remember if they had it and I started playing it, or if they bought it specifically for me.  What I do know, is that I actually really loved to play - through mandatory daily practice sessions and all! 

Robin Colton Studio Recognized by ASID at Texas Legacy of Design Awards

I love my clients.  I love design.  I love finding solutions.  I love to craft spaces that inspire and elevate people.  The work that I do satisfies me in every way every day.  but. then. again. It is FABULOUS to be recognized for the work I do! 

Ah Parìs (can you hear my french accent?)

I realized this morning that one year ago, we were making final preparations to head out on our longest and most extravagant family trip yet ~ we were headed overseas to Europe!!!  My daughter had spent the Spring semester of 2014 studying abroad in Angers, France.  Well, I missed her terribly (thank you Skype for existing and keeping us in touch) and we thought what better excuse to head to Europe than to pick her up at the end of her semester.  My husband Mykol had never been out of the country (only Vancouver BC on our honeymoon when we lived in Seattle, but that’s not that far out of the country…), and I had not been to France since my high school exchange trip to France.  Needless to say, I think we are both reminiscing about our trip these days as our dinner conversation last night revolved around the European lifestyle and how different it is than the American lifestyle.  This got me to thinking