Robert Stilin is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture and modern and contemporary art to create casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and very livable. With over 25 years of experience running his own design firm, the New York and Hamptons based designer has built a solid reputation as a highly versatile interior designer whose classically modern work is custom tailored to the needs of each client and project.
Completed projects include a duplex penthouse on Fifth Avenue, a family compound in Louisville, Kentucky, an oceanfront beach house in the Hampton’s and duplex penthouse in the West Village for a young family. Current projects include an oceanfront home in Palm Beach, a farmhouse in Connecticut, an executive office in Seattle and a contemporary estate in Bel Air.
Robert has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, W, House + Garden, Food & Wine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Hamptons, Hamptons Style, Palm Beach Cottages and Gardens, Traditional Home, AD España, AD France, Galerie, DuJour, Beach, New York Spaces, House & Home, espAces Contemporains, as well as design books, Hamptons Havens, Design in the Hamptons, The Big Book of the Hamptons, and Dealer’s Choice: At Home with Purveyor’s of Antiques and Vintage Furnishings. Robert designed the 2009 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year at Rockefeller Center. He was the Design Director for the 2005 Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Idea House in Bridgehampton and has also participated in the House and Garden Hampton Designer Showhouse, The French Designer Showhouse, The Traditional Home Built for Woman Showhouse and The Palm Beach Red Cross Designer Show House. He was also named one of Elle Décor’s top 25 A-List Designer’s in 2010, and each year subsequently. He participated in the 2011 + 2017 Kips Bay Show House and Hampton Designer Show House. Robert was named to Architectural Digest’s Top 100 designers in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Robert is an avid art collector and serves on the Director’s Council at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
In October 2019, Robert released his first monograph, Robert Stilin Interiors, published by Vendome Press and edited by Mayer Rus with photography by Stephen Kent Johnson. Fifteen of his finest projects are featured in this lushly illustrated volume, ranging from city townhouses, apartments, and lofts to beach houses and country abodes. Whether the architecture is traditional or ultramodern, Stilin’s interiors exude a casual, comfortable elegance that he expertly tailors to the specific needs and taste of each client.
Photo by Richard Phibbs.