Lamps and Lighting #2

Lamps and Lighting #2

There is a difference in the lighting choices you make for your homes. Quality lamps start with…

Lamps and Lighting

Lamps and Lighting

As a complete interior story, Mister Robert provides a wide array of options to light your home. We carry designer lighting from Visual Comfort and others. People sometimes ask…

Fabric – The Bottom Line

Fabric – The Bottom Line

Almost every day, some manufacturer comes up with a new name for a fabric that promises strength, durability, and easy clean up.

Synthetic Fabrics

Synthetic Fabrics

Ads for furniture often feature a host of fabrics all espoused to provide low cost durability. There are a number of common fabrics used in furniture that could be either blended with a natural fiber or used exclusively on its own.

Fabric Options

Fabric Options

Fabrics for furniture can be divided into two distinct groups – Natural fabrics, and synthetic ones. Let’s look at some natural fabrics which you could use in your home.

Fabrics

Fabrics

When you walk into a furniture store the covering on the furniture is what you see. Whether it’s leather or fabric the first thing to know is that all upholstery is not the same.

Meet Keven Calonkey Carl, NCIDQ, ASID

Keven Calonkey Carl, NCIDQ ASID heads a design team at Mister Robert which includes individuals with more than 80 years of combined design experience. Her knowledge and attention to detail has won her the Oklahoman’s Reader’s Choice Award for best Interior Designer 6 years in a row.

Cushions #4

Cushions #4

Nothing sleeps like down.  These inner feathers give cushions a plush feel and for that reason, they are sometimes called “down plush”. 

Meet Carrie

Carrie is excited to become a part of the team at Mister Robert, fulfilling her passion and love for design. Carrie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and has been practicing for over 20 years. In addition to loving her profession she has enjoyed using her considerable skill and natural eye at design to beatify homes in Oklahoma and Colorado. 

Carrie's career as a caring and compassionate person for others, has enriched her ability to listen and help clients. " I am such a people person and am so thrilled for this opportunity to help inspire customers to create their dream home. Growing up in Norman, I couldn't be prouder to be a part of the team at Mister Robert and work closely with my dear friend Keven who is my personal inspiration to design!"   Carrie is a talented and eager designer who has the skills to help our customers with all their needs. 

Carrie and her husband met at OU and after completing college decided to resonate in the beloved town of Norman to raise their two boys. Corbin a senior and Colin a freshman who are both attending the University of Oklahoma. They love their family time and embrace their adventurous side in Crested Butte, CO whether it is snow skiing, camping or celebrating the holidays!

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Cushions #3

Cushions #3

Spring down cushions are found in many items in our store.  Why? Because we believe spring-down cushions offer the perfect balance between the comfort of down and the convenience of foam. 

Meet Starla Van Winkle

Mister Robert welcomes back Starla Van Winkle to the design staff.  Starla has worked in design for decades ands experience in a variety of furniture stores and design studios.  Her clients know her attention to detail and her warm and winning personality.

Over the years Starla has remained active in interior design, going as far to develop her own company.  She designed, and hand crafted the furniture and accessory pieces which gives her a unique perspective on furniture construction and design.  

“I am thrilled to return to Mister Robert” she says.  “It is one of Norman’s landmark businesses and coming back to work here is a great opportunity.”

A Normanite all her life, Starla’s a die-hard Sooner fan and loyal to her home town.  “Norman is the best little town around”.   While she loves her town and the many relationships that design has brought her, she is most proud of her family, children, and eight grand-children.  

Starla is another high-quality designer with knowledge of the field.  Starla is ready and eager to assist you in making your home beautiful.

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Cushions #2 (Foam)

Cushions #2 (Foam)

All foam cushions are not created equal.  In foam cushions, there is a great variety of options open to manufacturers. 

Meet Cassidy Brunsteter

Cassidy returns to Mister Robert after 10 years.  Cassidy earned her degree in Interior Design from the University of Central Oklahoma and came to work for Mister Robert Furniture.  She quickly distinguished herself as a valuable member of our team.  

She moved to Seattle Washington where she continued to work in Interior Design and fine furnishings.  There she worked in a variety of settings further honing her design skills and knowledge of the market.  

“My mission is to create spaces around things which mean the most to my clients” she says.   Whether it’s a family heirloom or a favorite piece of artwork, Cassidy will draw inspiration to create a personal and stylish place you will love to call home.    

Cassidy offers her expertise both in the store and in your home or office.  Come meet her and let her help you make your home beautiful.  

In her spare time, Cassidy enjoys time with her husband and daughter Murphey.  Exploring the outdoors, new restaurants, and traveling are a few of their favorite things to do together.

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Cushions #1

Cushions #1

When people come to Mister Robert they often notice an immediate difference in our furniture from that found at other stores. 

2018 Best Interior Designer

2018 Best Interior Designer

We are proud to announce that Keven Calonkey Carl, ASID, NCIDQ has been voted the 2018 Best Interior Designer by The Oklahoman’s readers for the sixth year in a row. Keven has grown up surrounded by style, and she credits her own cultivated sense of design to her fashion forward parents. From them, she learned to keep a watchful eye on the latest trends while using her knowledge of historical styles to create beautiful interiors for clients.

Keven is honored to have received this award, and she views it as a tremendous validation of her life’s work. Interior design is truly a passion for her, and she is grateful to be recognized for the hard work she has put into the profession. We could not be more proud of what she has accomplished.

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Suspension Continued

Suspension Continued

One final point on suspension.  Just like your car, what you don’t see is more important than what you do see and…

Suspension continued

Suspension continued

 If you’re looking for quality suspension in your furniture there are three options that are found in quality furnishings.  

Suspension

Suspension

Just like you would find on a car, furniture has a suspension system and just as you would find in your car, the comfort of the ride has a lot to do with your suspension system.

Frames #2

Frames #2

Quality furniture is built with hardwood frames but also uses proven consent methods of construction.  Quality upholstery uses corner blocks and dowelled, screwed joints.

Frames

Frames

Fine furniture like a fine car is built on a solid frame.  You wouldn’t buy a car with a plastic frame, so why would you buy a sofa made with it?  Quality upholstered furniture is built with strong hard wood frames.