My New Book Trailer!! Woohoo! & Book Update!

by Mari Robeson


I never imagined how many pieces of the puzzle there are when putting together a book! First of all writing it and illustrating it now seems as if that was the easy part. I had no idea how long the editing process would take. Even with four of us looking at it, I know there there must be typos hiding in there! Then there was uploading all the images in Photoshop and into the final program called InDesign. I spent a few hours watching online tutorials for sure! So now it is off to the printer and I was so excited when they told me the shipping date (to my studio) would be 11/11, which are lucky numbers to me. Yay! The next part of the process is to spread the word. Self publishing and printing requires a certain amount of that good old green stuff - money, so all of you who have pre-ordered already or are thinking of pre-ordering, I can't thank you enough! (Although I do include some fun goodies to show my gratitude!)

Then there are wonderful people who come into your life and help you with your dreams. Enter, Justin Stoner - photographer, videographer, story teller, hand holder, who has the gift of sharing the stories of others through his art. He gained some serious gold stars in heaven for how patient he was with me in creating this video! Thank you Simply Clear Marketing and Media www.inspiredexpos.com !!!!! Justin, you and Lani are the best!

Check out the trailer & let me know what you think!!! xoxo Mari


The New Living Lavishly Magazine Is Out!

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Happy Friday everyone! Have you seen it yet? The New Living Lavishly magazine is out. I have some fun articles in there to show you how simple it is to design and decorate your home. If your not local, you can read the issue online here.

I'm sharing with you simple and easy tricks on how to make your coffee table look amazing!

I'm sharing with you simple and easy tricks on how to make your coffee table look amazing!

This was fun! I was able to show off my good friend and fellow designer, Abbe Fenimore, and this Gorgeous Powder Room she designed as well as share with you some tips on putting the POW! in your Powder Room. Check out Abbe's online shop too! She has A-Mazing taste. 

This was fun! I was able to show off my good friend and fellow designer, Abbe Fenimore, and this Gorgeous Powder Room she designed as well as share with you some tips on putting the POW! in your Powder Room. Check out Abbe's online shop too! She has A-Mazing taste. 

And here I'm sharing with you a colorful and inexpensive Thrift Store make-over. Piece of cake!

And here I'm sharing with you a colorful and inexpensive Thrift Store make-over. Piece of cake!

These are just a few of the fun articles in the latest magazine! Pick one up today! They're FREE. Also, if you like learning these fun decor tips, come see me speak at the Home Expo on Saturday, September 17th at 1:30, Madonna Expo Center! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Master Bath Before & After - Glam Make Over

by Mari Robeson


To say 2016 has been a busy year is an understatement. I'm so fortunate to have had many, many design projects to work on. The down side is I haven't had time to even think about taking pictures or posting them anywhere. So I finally set aside some time this morning to share with you a small part of one of my favorite projects with one of my favorite clients. This house has been in my life since 2011 if you can believe that. I remodeled it back then, then a few years later due to change of ownership I did a few more updates and now this past year it finally became complete with every room in the house, including the yard getting an entirely new look. There are many rooms involved (including a fabulous media room with hidden passages and all!) but for today I'm sharing the before and after of the master bath.

This was after a new coat of paint and styling it for resale when my client decided not to sell the house but to completely remodel it instead.

This was after a new coat of paint and styling it for resale when my client decided not to sell the house but to completely remodel it instead.

And this is the after.

And this is the after.

I loved the lacey feel of the handmade tile and used it as wainscoting throughout the room.

I loved the lacey feel of the handmade tile and used it as wainscoting throughout the room.

Every detail is so pretty right down to the crystal hardware.

Every detail is so pretty right down to the crystal hardware.

And Yes my friends that IS the chandy in the water closet.

And Yes my friends that IS the chandy in the water closet.

There are so many exciting things happening this Fall. I'll be sharing a project that has been very near to my heart Next Week! I'm also speaking at the SLO Home Expo on Saturday, Sept 17th. I'd love to see you there!


A Little Update & A New Adventure!

by Mari Robeson


As you can see it's been crickets over here on my blog! The year started off incredibly busy and is still going strong with collaborations, new clients, and personal projects like the 100 Day Project. I just completed round 2 of the project which was a painting a day for 100 days. If you follow me on Instagram, then you saw all 100 of them! This was the last of the 100, although I'm still painting and posting and will continue while I travel through Italy!

So soon I'll be off on the biggest adventure of my life with my sweet husband, Bill. The girls, my parents and my big brother are all holding down the Robeson compound while we travel through Europe. My businesses will be closed until Mid-May. If you've popped over to my Shop you'll notice I'm doing some remodeling and I'm so excited about my upcoming projects that will unfold later this year.

I have my paints and sketchbook all packed! I hope you'll follow along on my Instagram, @MariRDesign! xoxo Ciao!!! #MissMariTravels


Kicking Off The New Year With A Give Away!

by Mari Robeson


I've teamed up with one of my favorite designers and friend, Kerry Kelly, to  GIVE AWAY two of my 2016 Desk Top Calendars!

Here's the details from Kerry's feed on how to enter! Good Luck!!! xoxo

Happy New Year!! We are headed into #2016 in the only way we know how: with a fantastic #InstagramGiveaway! We’ve partnered up with our design pal @marirdesign to bring you a lovely gift for yourself or a friend. If you’re in need of a gorgeously crafted 12-month calendar for the New Year, follow the directions below:

1.       FOLLOW us (@kerrielkelly) and the wonderfully talented @marirdesign on Instagram

2.       Repost THIS image w/ the hashtag #2016CalendarGiveaway

3.       Tag 3 friends in the comments below who LOVE interior design

4.       For an extra entry, FOLLOW Kerrie Kelly Design Lab and Mari Robeson Home on Facebook!

Giveaway will run from now until Thursday, 11/7 at 11:59PM, winner will be announced Friday, 11/8! Per Instagram rules, entrants agree to all rules and conditions and understand that this giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram. Entrants must be 18+ and have their profiles on PUBLIC view.


Introducing our 2016 Desk Top Calendar! My Labor Of Love <3

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You may or may not know that I participated in a very fun 100 Day Challenge over on my Instagram recently. It was so much fun and I had the greatest support from so many in that wonderful community. I will definitely participate in it again in the new year.

Because I had so many renderings I decided to create my first ever desktop calendar of my favorites. There were friends in the design world that were a tremendous inspiration for a few of my illustrations; Michelle Nussbaumer's incredible Pagoda Daybed for January, Parker Kennedy Living's gorgeous Show House Room for March, and the fabulous chairs and ottoman from Taylor Burke Home for May. The rest of the paintings I just had fun making up.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did in creating it! They make super stocking stuffers, hostess gifts & teacher or office mate gifts too! They come with an optional acrylic easle or you may choose to frame yours in any standard 5" x 7" frame. Happy Holidays!! xoxo


It's Live! Living Lavishly Magazine!!!

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It's Live! LivingLavishlyMag !!! WooHoo! Pop The Champagne!

There's a New Home Decor Magazine in town & I'm honored to have been able to contribute to it! Check out my Design Trends and let me know what you think! If you are local to the Central Coast, you will be able to pick it up around town this weekend -or- read it online! Follow Living Lavishly on FB & @LivingLavishlyMag on Instagram! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!


It's Time For A Give Away On Instagram!

by Mari Robeson


I'm so fortunate to have so many incredibly talents friends that are artists and designers. One of my friends from Blenda Studio introduced me to the #100DayProject. This is a Painting A Day for 100 Days and posted on Instagram. Anyone can jump in with this and it doesn't have to be painting. It can be anything creative; photography, sketches, pottery, jewelry etc.

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If you didn't already know this, I've been writing and illustrating a book so this was great motivation to get my illustrations completed as well as honing my skills. I can not tell you how much I have appreciated the support! I decided to do a Give Away of one of these first six paintings. So if you are on Instagram, follow me there @MariRDesign & tag a couple friends. It's that easy! You might win one of these and it might be one that shows up in print too! I'd love to see you there!! Have a terrific weekend!!!