Robert Rionda's appreciation of the creative arts drew him into his second career as an interior designer. A first generation Cuban-American, he was exposed to a wide range of cultural and artistic influences through his mother and design partner, the late Cecile Sanchez Peeples, with whom he established Robert Rionda Interiors in 2005.

Robert earned his B.A. from Northwestern University, during which he lived in Paris for a year studying art history and architecture. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of California and spent 10 years practicing law in San Francisco and New York City before he turned toward his passion, and earned an A.A. from the New York School of Interior Design. Robert has traveled extensively abroad absorbing an appreciation for classic design principles, which guide his practice today.

Although academically trained and continuously exposed to the world of art and design, Robert's innate instinct and ability to understand his clients define his design sensibilities. He works and has homes in Miami and New York City, and also has completed projects in California, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South America. Robert is multi-lingual in Spanish and French.