Well hello there!
By: Rebecca Robeson | September 16th, 2014
Welcome to Live Your Style! My name is Rebecca Robeson and my daughter is Sharrah Robeson. We are a mother-daughter duo who love living life in style. As some of you know, I (Rebecca) own an interior design firm in San Diego called Robeson Design where we specialize in designing high end residential homes. We also have two YouTube channels: Robeson Design and Robeson DIY. This blog is intended to do something special. Sharrah and I wanted to create a place where we could translate my high end interior design principles and secret tricks of the trade into the language of this DIY, budget friendly generation by uniquely bridging the two to hopefully create some pretty inspiring design stuff 😉 Essentially, we want to encourage you to embrace interior design and DIY projects no matter what your budget may be; we want to inspire you to LIVE YOUR STYLE.
It seems fitting to me that I introduce you to my own little design prodigy who I not only created, but who lived her entire life surrounded by my design principals and philosophy. My daughter Sharrah can relate to your dilemmas and challenges as a young person on a budget. She’s been the lucky beneficiary of my designs, starting as a child and progressing as a teenager, a college student, and now living on her own in a tiny studio apartment. Sharrah shares my passion for design, in both interiors and in fashion. Her popular fashion blog, Shar-Style.com, has positioned her as an excellent communicator both in her writing skills and in front of a camera. Sharrah hosts weekly videos with Greyson Darrow on our Robeson Design Studios channel where they answer your design questions, inspire your thinking and equip you to get up and get going on improving your own personal space.
Throughout my 6-year journey on YouTube, I have observed a few things. The first being that the subject of interior design crosses many demographics. Both male and female viewers are interested in knowing how they can improve their living spaces. No matter where you live in the world, most of us share one thing in common: we all have a roof over our heads. Though the desire to “beautify” or “spruce up” ones home may vary from person to person, I think its pretty universal that most of us desire to make our personal spaces actually feel personal, relatable and functional as best we can.
If you are like me, you want to make the right choices when decorating your home and avoid costly mistakes. Every purchase you make should bring you closer to your ultimate goal of a beautiful user-friendly home you can be proud of and enjoy with family and friends for years to come. If so, Robeson Design will likely be your channel of choice as each week we will bring you beautiful home reveals and take you behind the scenes to consider the steps and process necessary to achieve these goals.
My second observation is that age does indeed matter ☺ Clearly, the things I was interested in as a young person were quite different from what I want and can afford in my life as an adult. Nearly 2 years ago I addressed this generational gap by creating our second channel on YouTube, Robeson Design Studios, which focuses on decorating temporary spaces on a budget; focusing on spaces like kids bedrooms, apartments, college dorm rooms and even a young couples first home together. Today that channel has 140,000 subscribers — and has taken off! Robeson Design Studios is dedicated to this unique stage in life with inspiring design and décor but addresses the generational gap accordingly. If you are in middle-school, high school, in college, moving out on your own for the first time or buying/renting your first home, you are likely to want easy DIY projects that inspire you to discover your own personal taste and style. Robeson Design Studios will teach you different affordable and achievable ideas you can do on your own (or with a friend) that will blow your mind and totally impress those who come to visit! That channel will be the perfect source for ideas, tips and inspiration to help you with this phase of your life…loving where you live!
Our new blog, Live, Your, Style is built to be interactive with a plethora of blog posts on all things Interior Design related. These blog posts will take you deeper into the what and why of my design philosophy and lay out the step by step process to achieve the look you are after. In addition, this website will bring you closer to Robeson Design by becoming a part of our inner circle. You will have access to exclusive videos (including advanced views of our new Christmas Decorating videos), tons of blog posts with supportive photos on design details, a place to post your questions, and even have the inside scoop on where to find and purchase specific items shown in our videos. You will be the first to know when my exclusive rug collection is available and when my book is published and available on the market.
As for this new website, you can browse our latest design projects, gain new insights through our Before and After photo gallery and be the first to hear about exciting opportunities the Robeson Design Team will be bringing to YOU!
We invite you to pin our photos to your Pinterest boards, share our videos with your friends, follow us on instagram, post photos of your own design progress on our Facebook page and by all means watch playlists of our video library arranged by subject.
In closing, I want to thank all of you for your loyal viewership of our YouTube channels. Words cannot express how much your video comments mean to all of us. Even with the large number of subscribers we have gained over the past 6 years, we do indeed read all of your comments. Many of you have become my friends through these social media outlets and although we may never meet in person, I feel as though I have come to know you. Thank you for subscribing and helping us put the topic of Interior Design on the YouTube MAP!