A stainless steel stove, a white tile backsplash, granite countertops and wood cabinets bring a traditional look to this kitchen from designer Robin Lamonte. Under-cabinet lighting provides extra illumination.
Robin LaMonte designed this bedroom featuring contrasting yellow walls and red window treatments. A French toile fabric is the foundation for the color scheme while custom drapes, a chaise and bedding complete the design.
For a coastal-inspired living room, the accessories can easily be replicated at discount home decor stores, says designer Robin LaMonte of Rooms Revamped Interior Design. Look for colorful bowls and plates for under $100.
Designer Robin LaMonte uses a large window and mirrored wall to fill this traditional dining room with plenty of natural light. The custom upholstered chairs complement the white marble dining table and the white sheer window treatments.
Tall ceilings and walls of windows make this sitting room perfect for showing off the family tree. To ensure that everything looked festive yet cohesive, designer Robin LaMonte decorated the tree with blue and cream ornaments, which complement the room's tasteful furnishings.
Designer Robin LaMonte used more ornaments and even place settings to carry those beautiful blue and cream hues into the dining room. Here, the soft shades help balance the dark wood of the dining table and chairs, keeping the space light and airy.
Robin LaMonte designed this bedroom with striped window treatments and antique elements, including a sleigh bed frame and framed artwork. Mixing and matching furniture pieces adds interest to the bedroom. The custom silk window treatments were positioned behind the bed to hide the small window.
Though her clients downsized to a smaller home near their children's school, designer Robin LaMonte managed to give the family a formal entry using a beautiful wood sideboard and a chic chandelier. Two watercolor paintings add subtle color to the walls, while Daisy the dog waits to greet visitors.
Double doors shine all on their own, but designer Robin LaMonte paired these beauties with bright red bows and matching wreaths to make her client's front porch even more special. A doormat monogrammed with an "I" nods to the family's last name and keeps the elements at bay.
Add a fluffy white cushion to an antique chair, or any wood or metal seat, to give your room an instant touch of snowy elegance. Atlanta designer Robin LaMonte also placed glittery snowflake cutouts in the built-in display cabinet and filled in the spaces with greenery and jewel-toned items.
Art on canvas, instead of framed masterpieces, can be a lower-cost option to personalize a room. Designer Robin LaMonte says many of her clients hang artwork by their children prominently in their home. To start with, you can find a blank white canvas packs sold at arts and crafts stores.
Designer Robin LaMonte loves bringing travel items into rooms, and it doesn't have to be a souvenir you picked up on vacation. Instead, buy an atlas (you can find used ones at flea markets) and cut out the states where you vacationed or where you have family, and put them in simple black frames.
Casual and cute? That's a definite check for this townhouse near downtown Atlanta. Wanting to give her clients a space where they could unwind as a family, designer Robin LaMonte paired a sophisticated white sofa and two chairs with fun teal throw pillows and a comfy armchair. A large area rug keeps the floor soft for the family's dog, Daisy.
Update bland bathroom walls with a vibrant message. Just one piece of colorful artwork with a message does the trick for an instant bathroom update in this metro Atlanta home. Robin LaMonte, owner of Rooms Revamped Interior Design matched an eye-catching piece of children’s wall art, found at a home decor discount store, with brightly colored hand towels in her clients’ bathroom.
Take your pick, or do all of these things in one weekend. Add comfort and style to plain metal or wooden bar stools by crafting cushions, like these in a beachy blue. Then, attach them using double-sided Velcro, says Atlanta designer Robin LaMonte. For the island top, she purchased a wood trough at a discount home store and filled it with decorative balls from a craft store. You also could wrap styrofoam balls in assorted textiles, securing the fabric with a glue gun.
Start with a theme, even in a small bathroom. Robin LaMonte, owner of Rooms Revamped Interior Design, continued the travel motif from a nearby bonus room into this bathroom, by using framed photos of planes and a faux propeller from a discount home decor store. For an interesting background, she covered the walls in grasscloth. While grasscloth can be expensive, you can find it at a discount if you look around -- this one was $45 for a roll and more than half off the usual price, she says.