Robyn Kleffman | Interior Designer
robyn at fusearchitecture
Master of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture & Design - Academy of Art University, San Francisco
Since 2012, Robyn has worked on a variety of high-end residential and commercial interiors projects in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, including Aptos, Atherton, Belmont, Danville, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Orinda, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Saratoga. Her experience lies in the following fields:
· Interior drafting
· Space planning
· Cabinetry design
· Appliance, plumbing, lighting, and hardware specification
· Storage solutions
· Finish and material sourcing and specification
· Lighting design (layout and custom fixture design)
· Custom furniture design
· Furniture, lighting, rugs, window treatments, and accessories sourcing
· On-site furnishings installation management
Why did you join Fuse? After 7 years in the interior design industry, I wanted to work for a company that was experienced in architecture and construction. I believe it’s important for a project to have one complete vision in order to have a cohesive and streamlined design, from the inside out. This strategy makes the design process more efficient and fun for the client and everyone involved in the project. Joining Fuse allowed me to work as an interior designer and be a part of the entire design process, from the first meeting to the client’s move in day, and beyond.
Interiors you like the most? I am inspired by spaces that are well curated, thoughtfully designed, have a unique personality, and incorporate items from a variety of cultures, eras and styles. I gather inspiration from Steven Harris Architects, Rees Roberts and Nate Berkus. I also look to fashion in my work, especially Alexander McQueen.
Why do you love what you do? I love creating spaces that bring joy and ease to people's lives, while reflecting the client's individual personality and complimenting the architecture. I believe that the environments you occupy have a direct effect on your quality of life, therefore it's important to surround yourself with environments that support you and your goals. Working with a variety of clients, vendors and contractors is incredibly rewarding and educational.
Your cliffnote Bio? My first love was design, but after many years in gymnastics I decided to study nutrition in college. After my undergraduate at Cal Poly, my love for design took over and I decided to get my Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Design. I know I made the right choice of design as my career, as I crave the creative outlet and working on a variety of design projects in such a collaborative environment. Living in Santa Cruz and working as a designer is a dream come true!