Design Influences

March 8th, 2018

Excavation has started on my new build and I can’t wait to see the building begin. As I’ve been reflecting on the loss of my mother this past week, her influence in my work has been on my mind. Both of my parents were such wonderful influences and role models in my life. My mom among many of her talents had a gift for sewing and wallpapering. I attribute much of my skills in putting colors and textures together to her. And if you’ve been through my homes you’ll know I’ve always loved and used wallpaper (even through the years when it wasn’t as popular). These images are from my personal home I just sold. I even had wallpaper on the back of my closets and on my kitchen ceiling.
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My dad was an electronic engineer and as such influenced the detail and structural qualities in my designs early on. I started designing homes at the age of fifteen and my parents would drive me around to see all the local home shows. My dad loved landscaping and working with and observing him I picked up the important qualities of scale and proportion. What qualities do you attribute to your parents? I’m grateful for the positive influences my parents left with me both professionally and personally.
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2 Responses to “Design Influences”

  1. fred & Isayo

    03/09/18 at 11:23 am

    I’m sorry to hear that loss of your mother. You got a talent from your parents that for sure and more. Thank you for many your design that inspired us !

  2. Elizabeth Gerber

    03/09/18 at 1:52 pm

    Sorry for your loss Robert. I have always loved your designs and use of wallpaper.

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