Robin Rains takes great pride and joy in her surroundings—especially in regard to the people on her team. Their diverse backgrounds—from fine art to architecture to project management to antiques—combine to provide every RRID+A client a space that welcomes and delights. Robin is pleased to introduce you to her team, each of which contribute to making her firm a success.
As an artist and antique restorationist, Alexander Brindley has found a unique—and perfect—fit at Robin Rains Interior Design. His deep appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry of antique pieces began in childhood and eventually led him to explore antique construction and restoration techniques. Extensive time living and working in Europe sharpened Alexander’s eye, skill, and passion for the natural world and historic architecture. Whether working as an artist, restoring and repairing antique furniture, or being part of the final design installation, Alexander finds inspiration in the variety of creative opportunities client projects offer him each day.
“As a lover of art, antiques and history, it’s been a wonderful experience working with pieces from Europe on a daily basis and seeing them incorporated into beautiful design projects.”
When it comes to design, Evan Gibbs employs a fearless, hands-on approach. She takes pride in bringing unusual solutions to life, often testing daring ideas in the Robin Rains showroom for clients to see firsthand. From initial concept to final installation, Evan loves every aspect of the creative process. Collaborating with clients to re-contextualize their family heirlooms or beloved pieces is especially satisfying. Evan sees this tension as the unique trait that draws people to the Robin Rains team.
“I love hearing how our work inspires clients to change the way they view their space.”
Jenna Miller finds joy in beautiful surroundings, which inspires each one of her client projects at Robin Rains Interior Design. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design from Indiana University, Jenna spent five years as a lead designer and key contributor to a high-end boutique interior design center. She brings a keen knowledge of fine furniture, experience with space planning, and ability to blend form with function to our team. In particular, Jenna appreciates the freedom to create spaces with signature, impressive elements that endure a striking design. Her aim is to give purpose to a space, where people share and create memories with loved ones.
“Antiques are so grounding and calming. Their natural materials—like stone, wood, leather, linen, and wool—automatically infuse comfort and calm to a space.”
Jennifer Bair’s design portfolio echoes a fascination with art history and an appreciation for beautifully crafted pieces. Each project is guided by her belief that living in a beautiful, thoughtfully laid-out environment - surrounded by things the client loves or finds inspiring - brings peace and inspiration to all aspects of life. Clients appreciate Jennifer’s winsome, collaborative approach and her eye for sourcing the perfect fabrics to complement signature pieces, whether antique, vintage, or contemporary.
“My aim is to design spaces of beauty with substance and soul“
Although some might assume art and math are diametrically opposed, Jill Ritchie blends them effortlessly as Director of Business and Operations Manager for Robin Rains Interior Design. Clients and staff alike appreciate the order Jill brings to the business of creating beautiful interior spaces. She takes pride in maintaining accurate accounts that boost client trust and enhance the client experience. From invoicing to inventory to project management, Jill is an invaluable member of the Robin Rains team.
“Do what you like, like what you do“
Mackenzie Cox’s entry into Interior Design and Antiques has been anything but linear. At a young age, he’d find himself obsessing over fashion trends and clothing designers. After graduating with a degree in marketing from Duquesne University, he began to notice the overlap between apparel and interior design, and decided to fully immerse himself within the world of Interior Design and Antiques as a part of Robin Rains’s team. With an understanding that each person that steps foot into the Robin Rains showroom has unique tastes and desires, Mackenzie takes pride in his ability to listen and understand as people share what is most important to them.
Design is more than beautifully placed lines, shapes and color. It’s a thoughtful expression of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go.“