We sat down with Robin Jones, in-house designer at the Summer Classics Showroom in Pelham, AL, to ask her a few of her favorite things about Summer Classics and designing. Her love for design beamed as she used beautiful, descriptive words to paint the picture she imagines when she sees our furniture pieces. Read below to pick up a few experienced designer tips.
What are your top 5 favorite pieces and why?
The Rustic Collection has such good clean lines and will pop in any place. I love the weave. It is the collection to curl up in and enjoy sunset
I love the Croquet Collection’s deep seating and high back.
The Regent Collection: a true southern touch with that roll-back welcoming feel.
Wesley… Oh my goodness put this in front of a big open den next to the fire place and bring on the hot chocolate!
Helena: such a classic dress it up or dress it down works with anything
What is your design philosophy?
Ask questions get inside your customers head. You have to be able to see the space in your head before you can create a look for them.
What is your favorite part about Summer Classics/Gabby products?
Summer Classics and Gabby will always stand behind the product.
What has been your favorite project to work on?
A home in the Mountain Brook area of town where we were able to use several different collections to bring them together and to bring out a classic look. The whole home flowed really well.
What are your top tips for someone looking into redesigning a room?
Always ask the question what do you want to utilize the space for? What will make you use this space more? What is the happy feeling you want to bring out of it? Do you entertain a lot?