It began with event planning and floral design. Robert Bardin (standing) and Robert Palomo discovered that they had a talent for transforming ordinary spaces into dazzling backdrops for lavish weddings and society soirees. Their résumé includes beautiful surroundings and floral arrangements for such clients as Bergdorf Goodman, party planner and TV host Colin Cowie, the New York City Ballet, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
This past winter, the design duo decided to use their knack for devising alluring event environments to convert part of their Manhattan studio into a chic loft-like retail showroom.
By Jenny Bradley
Photographs by John Bessler