ROBINSON INTERIOR DESIGN
MEET THE TEAM
Yvonne has honed her craft as an interior design professional since 1981. Her father John L. Robinson and her uncle Peter G. Robinson, were both pioneers in the interior design industry in Toronto since the early 60’s. Both were well known and highly respected for their designs in hospitality, retail, exhibit, condominium and other commercial projects both here in Canada and internationally. Also, they were a strong influence in Yvonne's early years as she worked with them and went on to study graphic design and commercial art followed by an Applied Arts Degree in Interior Design from Ryerson University, (BAAID).
During the first 10 years of her career, she worked with a large design firm in Toronto as well as independently on many commercial projects including hospitality, retail and high end executive office spaces.
For the past 25 years, Yvonne has been consulting and collaborating with architects, builders, developers, real estate agents and private clients primarily in high end residential interiors, as well as occasional small commercial projects throughout the west GTA.
Deb Richmond - Senior Designer
Having grown up in a household devoted to the manufacture of high end bespoke soft furnishings, Deb has always had a love of fabrics and colour. She went on to earn a degree in Textile Design and Design Management in the UK followed by a 10 year period working with John Lewis Department Stores in Visual Merchandising & Design. There, her eye for design, attention to detail and planning expertise was put into effect creating eye catching window displays and managing a team of Visual Merchandisers.
After moving to Canada in 2004 Deb soon began working alongside Yvonne on many high end residential projects combining her knowledge of fabrics and sensitivities to design to collaborate on the décor elements of all projects.
Yvonne and Deb share a common aesthetic making the process extremely rewarding as each result is unveiled!
Lisa Earl - Associate Designer (Intermediate) & Administration
Lisa came to Robinson Interior Design initially as an intern while studying Interior Design at Sheridan College in 2007 and soon became a key member of the team with her calm, organized approach to every situation.
She quickly translates our visions into detailed CAD drawings. Bathroom, kitchen and millwork designs, furniture and lighting layouts, construction details and finishes specifications are completed in office providing our clients with the full design package.
Lisa will liaise with all clients and trades to ensure a seamless transition throughout the project.
We were in the process of remodeling our home when Yvonne came on board and it truly was a relief to have her. Yvonne has an amazing gift for design and an exceptional eye for detail. We feel very... Read More
Amazing service! My husband and I started with Yvonne in 2000 when we built our custom home and needed to paint/furnish and decorate the entire house. Over the years, we have used Yvonne to design/fur... Read More
I have been using Yvonne's services for almost 20 years. She was first recommended to me by a friend. I trust her judgment completely. She understands my style, likes, dislikes, budget when choosing f... Read More
Yvonne recently completed design plans for our basement project. Project is currently in progress. She is a pleasure to work with and full of wonderful ideas. I would definitely recommend Robinson ... Read More
We had the pleasure of working extensively with Yvonne in the design/decorating of our new family home constructed in 2012. Yvonne was instrumental in revealing the potential of our home; she drove... Read More
Great ideas and guidance as we design our new condo space in Owen Sound at The Sydenham. We are so excited to be working with an experienced professional. Read More