Next Wave: Meet Designer Robin Henry

The former Brooklynite fills elegant rooms with a lively mix of contemporary and traditional touches.

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Henry in the entry of her house in Connecticut. She designed the chair balusters, which are painted in Benjamin Moore‘s Dragon‘s Breath.
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Former Brooklynite Robin Henry now calls Connecticut home. Her lively, elegant rooms mix contemporary and traditional touches and fit in effortlessly just about anywhere.

Below, a glimpse at one of Henry's projects. This living room in a prewar Manhattan apartment had good bones but was dark. To accomodate her clients, Robin Henry also need to make the space as multifunctional as possible. She chose neutral hues for the walls and curtains, then brightened everything up with a sofa in an electric blue Designtex mohair and an embroidered rug by Fedora Design. A Robsjohn-Gibbings card table and Ward Bennett chair provide a work station and a dose of modernity.

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Eric Piasecki

The upholstered armchair swivels for ease of conversation between the room's different zones, and a settee in Norbar Fabrics linen, finished with a central Quadrille patterned panel, is an extra place to chat. "The differences in scale, pattern, and texture are what make a room come alive," the designer says.

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Eric Piasecki

Hear about what inspires her:

This article originally appeared in the June 2015 issue of Miescisko.

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