It is no surprise that ELLE DECOR Interiors Editor Robert Rufino knows beautiful designs. Through working at multiple different publications, as well as famed jewelry brand Tiffany & Co., beauty and design have followed him since day one. See what he had to say about all things interior design…
Viyet: What has been your favorite ELLE DECOR design feature?
Robert: A house in Wales, owned by designer Penny Morrison, from the April 2015 issue. It is, in all senses, the “perfect” environment. (Above photo.)
Viyet: What designers are on your radar now?
Robert: Maine Design, Ken Fulk, Nick Olsen, and Christopher Noto.
Viyet: What do you like about Viyet?
Robert: The great mix of home furnishings—from carpets to furniture, lighting, and accessories—all in one place!
Viyet: What are your top 3 favorite Viyet pieces and why?
Robert: Patina Queen Canopy Bed echoes the past and would allow one to wake up feeling as though they were royalty. Theodore Alexander Decoupage, because it offers the perfect combination of whimsy and masculinity. Vintage French-Style Chairs, which I could add to my own collection of French chairs.
Viyet: What trends are you seeing for 2016?
Robert: Classic, and a lot of coloring and layering. There is definitely a mix of taste out there.
Viyet: What is your personal approach to design?
Robert: Be true to yourself and live with the things that you love.
Viyet: How has your style evolved over the years?
Robert: I’ve become more interested in living with less, but living with the “right” pieces.
Before being named Interiors Editor of ELLE DECOR, Robert Rufino worked as Interiors Editor for Architectural Digest, Senior Editor-At-Large at House Beautiful, and Vice President of Visual Merchandising as well as Creative Strategies at Tiffany & Co. He has also held positions at Harper’s BAZAAR, worked as a freelance stylist at The New York Times, but started his successful career in luxury retail as a visual planning director at Henri Bendel.