Designing Mom: Robin Johnson

By Leslie Moore

Designing Mom: Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson, Urban Interiors

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m originally from High Point, North Carolina, but moved to Murrells Inlet seven years ago after marrying my husband, Winfield, who is an attorney with Bellamy Law Firm. We started our family immediately after we married and now have a gorgeous six year old daughter, Hanna, in first grade at Waccamaw Elementary. We’re also members of Belin Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. Most of my family still lives in North Carolina, and I go back a good bit for holidays and furniture market.

Winfield and I were married outside, on the water, in McClellanville, one of our favorite places. I love fabric and had Amy Butler prints made into table runners to add a modern twist of color for the big day. Several of the photos were published in two bridal magazines! When we can, we spend weekends in McClellanville and love to spend Thanksgiving there.

What is your favorite way to spend your birthday? What was one of your best birthdays?

I love spending my birthday surrounded by family, crab legs and lemon icebox pie – occasionally the festivities will extend to an entire birthday week! The best birthday ever was the year I found out I was going to be a mom.

Do you collect anything? What? Tell us about your collection.

I don’t really collect anything, but I do have a soft spot for hand painted Italian dishes. I have my grandmother’s collection that she had shipped back from a trip to Italy, and I cherish them. She also passed along her family genealogy research that she had worked on for years. I have some wonderful old family photos and letters dating back to the 1800s. These are some of my favorite possessions.

What’s your favorite photograph in your home?

That’s easy – a beautiful black and white portrait of Hanna taken around the age of four.

What’s your favorite thing about creating beautiful design? Why do clients keep coming back to Urban Interiors?

For me, interior design is a creative outlet that when executed correctly thrills me on every level. There is no better feeling than seeing an excited client who enjoys the design process and loves the results. I think a lot of women today feel pressure to have the perfect home reflecting a catalog or website page they see on Pinterest or Houzz. As design ideas have exploded on social media, so have our expectations. My job is to create a space that meets the client’s design aesthetic while also considering kids, pets, husbands and budgets! With so many design choices in the market, I source products from all over to meet my customer’s needs. In addition to interior design, I also love event design – to me, creating the perfect dinner party or special event is very rewarding. These special occasions are memories that will last a lifetime.

I started Urban Interiors in 2003 after spending the first ten years after college working for large furniture and textile companies and have learned that design is a very personal process. I do have a lot of repeat business, and I think clients keep coming back because I have earned their respect and trust for a job well done.

To see samples of Robin’s work, find her on Pinterest or Houzz, (a social media interior design site), or visit her website at www.urbaninteriorsinc.com. To schedule a consultation, call 843-209-7851.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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