Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Present Perfect

Karen Robertson has created a collection of beautiful gifts and decor for the marine-themed wedding. From purses to paperweights, her lovely creations are elegant and clever.

Visit One Kings Lane September 24th - 26th to view and purchase these limited edition works of art.

To view the full Karen Robertson Collection, visit our website.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Beautiful Installation of our Sea Fans.

Thank you Leslie Williams and Laura Dalmau of Before & After Homes for sharing these photographs of our artworks in their client’s beautiful home.

We always love to see the wonderful and creative ways our art is showcased by your clients.

Share you images with us for a chance to be featured on our blog.
Send images to emily@karenrobertson.com


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Award Winning Shell Art

"We wanted to do something really creative and very different from what we normally do, so we entered a competition for fun," Karen Robertson said.

Robertson and Grott Shell Artist Frieda Jenkins collaborated on the design and execution of Vous revex d’un Jardin de Coquillage, or “Dreaming of a garden of Seashells.”

The intricate work was entered in the Northeast Florida Seashell Art Cometition and took two prizes. 

Made entirely of seashells, the masterpiece even includes a working water fountain.

"The working fountain was a last minute addition, and it really put it over the top," Jenkins said.

To view the piece in action, visit Robertson and her team at the New York International Gift Fair, Pier 94 - Location #41006, August 18-21. 

Jenkins left and Robertson right claim their awards.


Visit the Karen Robertson Collection website for more about her art works.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Adventures of a Shellatier™

Karen said shelling at Sanibel Island is her idea of the best vacation because she gets to learn so much about sea shells and experience actually searching for them herself and sorting them by species. She also loves creating original pieces with the collected shells when she gets back home to her studio.

Karen and her fiancĂ© and President of Karen Robertson Collection, John, spent four days on the island collecting rare and beautiful shells and meeting artists who use them to create intricate works of art. 

Karen collected pounds of shells from the mounds that create the beach and island.

Karen with Bill Jordan, an award winning shell artist. Jordan has taken "Best in Show" at many of the world's most prestigious Shell Shows. His unique designs and exquisitely detailed mosaics take shape as Sailor's Valentines and in pocket watches.

Pocket watch shell art by Jordan, designed for Karen Robertson.


Shellatier is a trademark of the Karen Robertson Collection

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Our second show at High Point Market Week went better than we could have hoped for. We enjoyed seeing old friends, making new ones and hearing all of your wonderful feedback. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us, we owe it all to you and your business.

A special thanks also to all those who attended our party Monday night. We had fun sharing cupcakes, champagne and our knowledge on dynamic walls with you. 

The demonstration by the lovely ladies from Casart was fabulous. Ashley, of Casart Coverings - our partner and provider of the Karen Robertson Collection line of removable, reusable wall coverings - demonstrated how quick and easy the product is to install (she did it in heels!).

John served as our handsome bar tender for the evening.

He filled our glasses with champagne alongside an adorable cupcake display 
shaped like an anchor!

Karen scaled a ladder in her gown to grace us with her words of gratitude and a lecture on dynamic wall design.

Ashley transformed a blank wall into an interesting landscape for Karen's art.

 The beautiful lades who won Karen's raffle gifts!

 The whole crew!
From left to right: Lorre Lei, Elizabeth and Ashley from Casart
with me, Karen and John from Karen Robertson Collection


Visit the Karen Robertson Collection website for more about her art works.
Click here for more about Casart Wall Coverings

Monday, February 27, 2012

See our work, it's out to sea!

We were so excited to receive these images. 

Yacht design firm Marty A. Lowe has created an inviting and striking environment on this luxurious yacht.

We just love seeing the creative ways our art is used. If you have any images of our work in action, please send them my way!

24 x 24" Natural Black Seafan in the guest quarters.
Ivory Gator Turtle Shell in the living room.


To see more work by Karen Robertson visit our website.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beauty surrounds us.

Over Presidents Day Weekend I went to The Villages, Fla. to see my grandmother and her sister, my Great Aunt Flo, who was visiting from Saratoga, NY.

While there, I made a visit to The Village's luxrious recreation center, Captiva, where Karen's work was recently placed by the Village's interior design group.

The center is beautifully done in a very-Florida beach theme.

Aunt Flo and Grandma with Karen's Collection.
Me and my beautiful Grandma.
 Sand Dollars, Starfish and a Seafan in the lobby of Captiva.


For more information about the Karen Robertson Collection visit our website.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Karen's 3 Fav. Exhibitors at NYIGF

In the moments of free-time Karen found at NYIGF she hurried through the aisles of Pier 94 to get a glimpse of what's new in the world of interior design. Three artists caught her eye:

Inspired by old Tole pieces he saw and restored,  self-taught artist Tommy Mitchell began creating his own botanical art ten years ago.

Mitchell, with the help of his wife, operate what they proudly call "a small and simple business," Tommy Mitchell Company Toleware & Beautiful Things

Each piece of art is created and hand-signed by the artist himself and shipped from its birth place, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

NYIGF was the Mitchell's first show and Karen was delighted by his work.

"I love each and every piece, the work is so fun and beautiful. I now own a pair of Auricula which I have in my bedroom," Karen said.

Mitchell with his artwork at Pier 94 for the January 2012 NYIGF.
Mini Auricula

No novice to the design world, Lisa Jarvis has owned an interior design business for most of her life. But when she woke one morning with the idea to design her own line of furniture and accessories, her design talents turned from table arrangements to table legs. 

"I've always said, if I can't find it, I'll make it," Jarvis said. 

So that's what she did. A week after her early morning epiphany, Jarvis was sending her drawings out to get prototypes.

Her designs are elegant and edgy, perfectly merging old world and modern elements to create a comfortable yet high-style feel.

After years of being an NYIGF shopper, Jarvis is proudly exhibiting her own work.

Karen loves her style and the fact that she works so seamlessly with her husband of 14 years.

"They have so much in common with John and I. Together they have created a beautiful and successful business."

Lisa Jarvis and her husband with their new line of furniture and accessories at Pier 94, January 2012 NYIGF.
The design for these graphic side-tables came from her diamond wedding ring. 


Michele Varian, of Michele Varian Collective, has a knack for bringing nature-inspired art into the home is what caught Karen's eye.

"Her twist on nature and ability to make something new and funky from something old is so inspiring and fun," Karen said.

The inspiration for Michele Varian's geometric pillows and graphic wallpaper comes from American Indian designs and the flora and fauna that surrounded them.

All Varian's work and the work of artists she represents in her store in Downtown NYC are made in the USA.


See Karen's new products at www.karenrobertson.com

Monday, February 6, 2012


New York was warm and sunny, the compliments on new products overwhelmingly positive and seeing old friends and making new ones the highlight of our trip.

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and saw us at the show. We couldn't do it without you.

At left Neutral Sand Wall Covering by Casart, and at right Ocean Aqua Stripe by Casart behind Starfish Anchors.

Karen's favorite husband/wife design team, Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler Interior Design, came by to see our new work. They were one of our first customers.

 Karen licensed reproductions of her Pressed Seaweeds offered by Trowbridge Gallery.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Creativity Runs in the Family

Over the holidays Karen was delighted to meet a member of the Gambardella family, Aunt Theresa, who is an excellent painter. Aunt Theresa just turned 90 and is perfecting the art of oil painting. She particularly loves painting water scenes. 

Her remarkable talent and shared love for the ocean was too wonderful not to show-off.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Faux Tortoise

Karen and her team of artists have painstakingly perfected the art of faux tortoise, which will be available on finials, obelisks and the 4" moulding of a 32 x 40" beveled mirror.

We will be showing our new hand-painted faux tortoise finial at NYIGF.

Contact us for more information and to place an order