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Talk of The South – Lee W. Robinson 

Check out this months Garden & Gun! The Olmstead designed gardens of Lee’s home are featured!

Traditional Home – July 2013

Pattern Play – Lee W. Robinson 

Immediately setting the tone for pattern play is the foyer decorated by Kentucky-based designer Lee W. Robinson. Here, bluegrass meets coastal serenity. Large-scale horizontal stripes in the hues of the Hamptons coastline set the palette, while fabrics and accessories give an unequivocal nod to Kentucky’s equestrian influence. A framed Hermés scarf hangs as art over the stairwell. An upholstered bench with equine legs adds whimsy. Says Robinson of his studied mix, “All of these elements allow one to transition from those things steeped in tradition to those associated with the insouciant life of the Hamptons.”


The Art of Refinement – Lee W. Robinson

Perhaps you read his contemplation on the similarities between perfume and paint in The Wall Street Journal. Maybe you admired the room he designed for the Evelyn Lauder Showhouse on Fifth Avenue in New York featured in Traditional Home. Certainly you coveted his hospitality if you read about the four days of Derby festivities at his home, Malvern House, in last month’s issue of Town & Country. It seems everyone wants a slice of the Lee W. Robinson lifestyle these days.



Town & Country Magazine

In Town & Country’s current May issue, guest Whitney Tower, Jr. writes about Derby weekend 2012 hosted by Babs and Lee Robinson. He captures the spirit and color of enjoying the festivities at Malvern House, the Robinson’s estate, and at historic Churchill Downs.

Holiday House – New York, New York

“Malachite” Wallpaper from Fornasetti for Cole & Son ( draws every eye into Lee W. Robinson’s Chinese New Year room in the 2012 Holiday House Designer Showcase.  “Malachite worked perfectly with pops of red coral to achieve a look that is cozy yet opulent,” says Robinson. A custom bar with a dragon motif complements the barrel-vaulted ceiling.


Southern Charm – Avenue Magazine

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2012 Holiday House Committee

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Lee Robinson Today’s Woman Men’s Edition


2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse First Look

Saturday evening, Traditional Home magazine hosted several bloggers to get a sneak peek at their Hampton Designer Showhouse. What a treat! This marked the twelfth year of this wonderful event benefitting the local Southampton Hospital and we were graced with a gorgeous evening to stroll through the house, meet the designers and celebrate at the festive preview party. This year s subject is a new 8,500 square foot, shingle style house in Water Mill built by Grande Design Residential.Upon entering, you are greeted by a handsome double story entry designed by Kentucky designer Lee W. Robinson. With a soothing color scheme referencing the coastline location, Robinson took full advantage of the height of the space with a fabulous Osborne & Little stripe wallpaper, the horizontal direction effectively enhancing the soaring ceiling.VIEW COMPLETE ARTICLE

Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. is led and operated by a dynamic team of experts from the worlds of marketing, public relations, fundraising and special events production. This is the twelfth year that they have combined their talents to produce what is now recognized as one of the country s most successful showhouses. Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) corporation.