Mister Robert partners with Visual Comfort & Co.

Mister Robert partners with Visual Comfort & Co.

Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design has a new gallery partnership with Visual Comfort & Co., showcasing lighting designs from AERIN, Kelly Wearstler, Kate Spade New York and others.

“Our Visual Comfort Gallery adds a new dimension to shopping at Mister Robert,” designer Steve Simpson said. “It showcases a great selection of lighting from one of the industry's hottest companies.”

President Steve Calonkey said, “Whether you are building a new home or freshening up an existing space, the gallery provides our customers with the tools they need to make a statement for their home or office.”

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Lighting designs from Visual Comfort & Co.

Lighting designs from Visual Comfort & Co.


Home decor trends for 2017 are all about ease, comfort

Home decor trends for 2017 are all about ease, comfort

Current trends reflect an eclectic look with design notes that capture individual personality and style.

Current trends reflect an eclectic look with design notes that capture individual personality and style.

A room should reflect a homeowner's life and loves. Typically, that's not just one design style, said Katelynn Calonkey, vice president and designer at Mister Robert's in Norman.

“It can be a little of everything. Buy what you love and build your room around that,” Calonkey said. “Pieces are meant to be flexible. Mix and match different pieces together to create your personal look. It doesn't have to be a set off ‘Mad Men.' ”

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From the Desk of… Give your workspace an upgrade

From the Desk of… Give your workspace an upgrade

The Einstein quote says, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” His cheeky implication is clear, but perhaps even worse, what if you have no desk at all? While the desk is not considered an essential in comparison to seating or dining room tables, don’t we all need somewhere to write letters or pay bills?

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405 Magazine: Design Elevated at The Show House

405 Magazine: Design Elevated at The Show House

The Symphony Show House has been a showcase for the combined talents of the metro’s star furnishers, designers and decorative pros for four solid decades now – and even after all that time it’s as vibrant and inspiring as ever. In fact, the 2014 Show House takes style to a whole new level: the 18th floor of the landmark Founders Tower. You’re invited to the home design version of high fashion May 3-18 as over a dozen top-tier decorative professionals present “A View to a Thrill.”

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Our Story & Heritage

Our Story & Heritage

Read the full article from Norman Living's A Family Affair: Celebrating a Half Century of Excellence

Read the full article from Norman Living's A Family Affair: Celebrating a Half Century of Excellence

The story of Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design began October 1, 1958, with a single storefront at 109 East Main Street in downtown Norman, Oklahoma. It has since become a landmark, expanding over half a city block, of furniture stores for over five decades, bringing quality furnishings, design and workmanship in furniture to much of central Oklahoma.

The business continues to grow and thrive and Mister Robert has acquired its reputation for quality design and merchandise. Today, three generations work full time at Mister Robert, including founders Robert "Bob" and Sara Jean Calonkey. They were joined by their son Steve in 1975, and their daughter Keven Calonkey Carl, ASID in 1980. The third generation is represented by Katelynn Calonkey, daughter of Steve, who joined the family business in 2011. 

Mister Robert strives for the very best in each piece we select and the total complete look of an entire room or home. 

In its original location since 1958 and still going strong, the three-generation business represents a family tradition characterized by an appreciation for craftsmanship and exemplary quality, a history of exacting attention to detail, elevated design talent and time-less style. Mister Robert strives to bring customers the very best in each select piece, utilizing top lines like Henredon, Maitland-Smith, Theodore Alexander and E.J. Victor as well as one-of-a-kind and distinctive items, accessories and works of art chosen for their “wow” factor. For the ideal combination of comfort and elegance, choose detailed statement pieces from the showroom or take advantage of complimentary design services from an expert team of designers.

Mister Robert is a barometer of fashion with a keen eye to social trends and the newest palettes, fabrics and styles. While the fashion pendulum can swing from traditional to contemporary, Mister Robert dabbles in the edgy, but stays true to customer desires for transitional, timeless pieces that blend and flow with both traditional and modern, nuanced silhouettes. With a wide spectrum of styles, Mister Robert nods to modern classics for a distinctive feeling of luxurious and livable comfort, design and quality that will endure through the ages.

Its permanent location, filling six well-stocked historic buildings in downtown Norman, is a vast and captivating collection of original oil paintings, vibrantly colorful rugs, polished and intricately carved wooden tables, dressers and armoires, inviting chairs of every style and upholstery, large high-end leather pieces (Mister Robert is a premier purveyor of fine leather upholstery for a lifetime) and much, much more.

When Dad is also ‘The World’s Greatest Boss’

When Dad is also ‘The World’s Greatest Boss’

Steve Calonkey and daughter Katelynn Calonkey work together at Mr. Robert Fine Furniture and Design on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Steve Calonkey and daughter Katelynn Calonkey work together at Mr. Robert Fine Furniture and Design on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

For some Oklahomans, spending time with Dad on Father's Day is just another day at the office.

When Joe Ford took over as president of Shawnee Milling Co. from his father on May 11, he was following in the footsteps of three generations of Fords that preceded him, including his father, Bill.

The Shawnee Milling Co. was started in 1906 by J. Lloyd Ford, and the family has been passing it down father to son ever since.

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Designers transform mansion into 2016 Symphony Show House

Designers transform mansion into 2016 Symphony Show House

Steve Calonkey of Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design treated the entryway leading to the grand staircase in the Symphony Show House. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Steve Calonkey of Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design treated the entryway leading to the grand staircase in the Symphony Show House. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Kathy Funston first saw the Johnson-Hightower mansion as a first-grader accompanying her mother to a charity event in the stately home that towers over the corner of Walker Avenue and NW 16 in Heritage Hills. 

Funston recalled being “spellbound” by the home's grandeur — its marble floors and grand staircase. In the third-floor ballroom, her eyes “became the size of platters” when she saw what waited for her there: an indoor swing!

More than 50 years later, Funston, owner of Kathy Funston Design at 3515 N Classen Blvd., is among 26 interior designers who have transformed the distinctive home at 439 NW 15 into the 2016 Symphony Show House.

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405 Magazine: On With the Symphony Show House

405 Magazine: On With the Symphony Show House

PHOTOS COURTESY OKC ORCHESTRA LEAGUE

PHOTOS COURTESY OKC ORCHESTRA LEAGUE

Timing is crucial in life. The 2016 Symphony Show House was planned for a different property east of I-35, but all the pieces didn’t come together on schedule – and for a brief time it seemed dreadfully possible that this luxury-laden annual event wouldn’t take place at all – but a property that hadn’t been previously available came up as a possibility and the results could hardly be finer: The grand Johnson-Hightower home in Heritage Hills is the site, and the Show House must go on.

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Keven Calonkey Carl wins interior design award

Keven Calonkey Carl wins interior design award

Keven Calonkey Carl, of Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design in Norman, has been awarded first place in the 2014 ASID Excellence in Design competition for her library in the Oklahoma City Symphony Designers Show House. This is the 13th Excellence in Design award Carl has won.

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Norman designers at heart of show house

The first time Steve Calonkey of Mister Robert Fine Furniture and Design saw the expansive, about 1,380-square-foot living room in the 2011 Oklahoma City Orchestra League’s Show House, he remembers being impressed by the size.