The new model of Interior Designer is that of editor and curator of what I term the Culture of Design that combines all available resources and involves clients in every aspect of the design process. Modern Interior Design is an authentic lifestyle concept with design schemes that are honest and reflect client aesthetics. It’s true collaboration.
By Robin Lechner Designs
Today’s interior design experience is modern,
accumulation of meaningful experiences with a
depth of understanding of the end product,
resulting in engaging and functional interior
design schemes that reflect the unique needs and
lifestyles of clients. Modern Interior Design is an
authentic lifestyle concept with design schemes
that are honest and reflect client aesthetics.
The new model of Interior Designer is that of editor and curator of what I term the culture of
design that combines all available resources and involves client in every aspect of the design
process. It’s true collaboration.
As Interior Designer, I include the client in on select
meetings with contractors and trades people. The
client experiences the collaboration of the inspiration
of the designer with the talent of the artisan, and
technical product development of the manufacturer.
The experience instills confidence, builds trust and an
understanding of product creation and development.
You can read more about getting involved in the design
process in the piece I wrote: The Culture of
Collaboration see http://slidesha.re/1b8PPkw.
Having moved from NYC three short years ago, I was
concerned about the quality of design I could deliver to
clients in south Florida. Fortunately, there’s DCOTA
(Design Center of the Americas) and the satellite
showrooms in the Dania Beach area as well as the Miami
Design Center. I’ve been able to of expand my own
knowledge, skills, and expertise through programs for
professionals that brings worldwide innovations to a single
central location. Having the opportunity to talk one on one
with designers renown in their respective fields of
expertise has proven invaluable.
DCOTA and its environs, provides the perfect venue to include clients. A day at DCOTA never fails
to inspire, excite, and revitalize. It's a unique and upscale resource, where many showrooms offer
seminars and events to educate and entertain professionals and the public. When scheduled, I
attend showroom presentations, seminars for continuing education, and other events to expand my
knowledge and skill sets.
I’ve had the opportunity to speak with Johnathan Adler
(on right), internationally recognized as the creator of a
lifestyle brand with free standing stores located
worldwide. His emphasis is on modern forms in bold
colors and graphics.
Thom Felicia’s (below) role on HGTV’s Queer Eye For
The Straight Guy has launched his career as one of the
most influential Interior Designers. His redefinition of
American Design brings the American look from an Early
American stereotype into the 21st century with its own
unique modern image.
David Bromstad focuses on
the meaning and power of
color, its emotional and
and how to use them to
resolve the challenge in
determining color palettes
His wit, energy, and ability
to entertain are only
surpassed by his talent and
Eric Cohler emphasizes the expression of the individual’s
personality and lifestyle in his design. It’s the responsibility of
the designer to use their skill to integrate personal taste and
passion yet making the result modern and extraordinary.
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Robin Lechner Designs is a full service interior design firm, serving South Florida, NYC, and the
Hamptons for over 15 years. As founder and Principal, I have been recognized by professional
organizations for design excellence, hard work and dedication, and contributions to family, career,
and community. My design style is influenced by years of international travel, love of history, and
appreciation of design, art, and architecture.