Rob has 37 years of experience in the residential kitchen design business. He relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2012. As a resident and designer in the Aspen to Vail, CO corridor from 1999 -2012, Rob recognized a need to offer and accommodate any style or concept, with a strong following of the Mountain Rustic theme. He also noticed, however, an overwhelming absence of, and desire for, European design and furniture quality cabinetry.
This realization led him to travel to Germany and Switzerland to study and become an importer and designer of custom European cabinetry and design elements.
Rob says “While many of our clients in the Western North Carolina mountain atmosphere may not be completely ready for the minimalist fundamentals of European design, they are gradually warming up to the idea. That being said, the introduction of a more Transitional approach (the integration of European and North American elements) has also become a growing and recognized design trend in the Western North Carolina area, just as it did in the Aspen to Vail market.”
Rob’s approach is to offer unique solutions, however in a subtle way, and enjoy introducing pleasing, as well as functional, elements of interest throughout his designs. Many times, these subtle details and design elements go unnoticed without the observer’s attention to detail. My passion and excitement in creating a design comes with the introduction of qualities you’ll find unique. I believe I can offer a concept, detail, or style you’ve never seen or considered.
Through personal experiences, and European design study, Robin often implements the minimalist design approach of accessible, functional stations (or zones), in planning for Aging in Place clientele. Robin says “What makes Capstone Lifestyles, Inc. unique is our concentration on designing for the client’s future of living comfortably in their home. We have the ability, if the client desires, to consider existing, unrealized, and potential physical and mobility impairments in our designs, as well as the access to all living areas of the home as well as future marketability.”
A North Carolina native, Rebecca grew up in Asheville, NC.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Housing and Interiors, as well as a minor in Business, from Appalachian State University.
One of the highlights in her 26 years of experience includes a position as Project Manager and Designer for renovations at the historic Grove Park Inn.
Rebecca possesses a vast knowledge of the commercial and residential interior design industry, cabinetry and countertop design and sales, job site management, and customer relations.
“Having had relatives go through difficulties living in a space that was unsuitable to their physical needs has inspired me in designing for Aging in Place. It is rewarding to be a part of designing spaces to help others in their daily lives. Satisfied, happy clients are my goal.” Rebecca looks forward to customizing spaces with Rob to make life more comfortable for others.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys cooking, gardening, crafts, exploring new places and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
Madeline is a born and raised North Carolinian and a rising senior at Western Carolina University in their Interior Design program. Since beginning her college education, she has not only been on the dean’s and chancellor’s list, but has also completed each semester with a 4.0 GPA!
Madeline has been interested in learning Aging-in-Place and Universal Design since beginning her educational journey in design. She found that Capstone Lifestyles, Inc. would help her make a difference with her career plan.
As an intern with our company, she hopes to learn more about design concepts to help clients create a better future for themselves. Madeline knows that she is working for a purpose, not only designing to make homes beautiful. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her pets, reading, dancing, and finding new crafts to enjoy.