July 17, 2020

Robert Rufino

Design editor Robert Rufino has had a long and storied career in the design world. He is a man of impeccable style and immeasurable kindness as he has been quite supportive not only to me, but to many burgeoning designers in our industry. He is currently Style Director of House Beautiful where he oversees the style and design esthetic of the brand, leading partnerships with designers, managing the coverage of interiors, and overseeing all photography.” Prior to joining House Beautiful in this current position, Rufino was Style Director of  ELLE DECOR and held positions as interiors editor of Architectural Digest and senior editor-at-large at House Beautiful. From 1996-2009, Rufino was at Tiffany & Co., first as vice president of visual merchandising and then vice president of creative services, where he oversaw the brand’s global image, with responsibilities including store design and visual display, exhibits, and the company’s famous window displays. He began his career as visual planning director at Henri Bendel, worked as a freelance stylist, for clients including The New York Times Magazine and held editorial positions at a variety of titles, including Harper’s BAZAAR. Rufino takes great joy in helping to mentor young designers, sharing his insights on photography and styling to help them build a strong portfolio