ROBERT SEPÚLVEDA JR.

Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Activist

 

Season 1 Prince on Logo TV’s Finding Prince Charming (The worlds first all gay cast dating show. 2016) MTV’s Room Raiders constant (MTV’s first all gay dating show. 2006) Founder of RSJ Collection & The Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalk (The City of Atlanta’s first major LGBTQ+ public art project.)

In 2006 Robert Sepulveda Jr. founded RSJdesign, LLC, now an award-winning interior design firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial spaces. Timeless elegance, mastery of the design process, and a love for refinement and the exquisite are all central elements in the RSJ design philosophy.

Robert was born on the Island of Puerto Rico, so naturally his first visions of interior spaces ranged from Spanish Colonial Villas infused with Caribbean colors, to the traditional neoclassical architecture of the mid-18th century. One of Robert’s first design projects was at age ten when asked to help in remodeling the family home, drawing architectural and interior plans, and cultivating in the process what would later become a passionate and ever evolving career.

To hone his natural design skills, Robert entered The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2004 where he graduated summa cum laude. Afterwards he began his career at Valley Forge Textiles, the world’s largest supplier of decorative upholstery fabrics for the hospitality industry. There he would create and execute interior design schemes for ultra-premium hoteliers like The Biltmore, Caesar’s Palace, Mandarin Oriental, Nikko, Le Meridian, W, Ritz Carlton, and Lowes, to name just a few. But in 2008, Robert moved to New York City where he began working with industry leader fashion houses Polo Ralph Lauren, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, OPRAH Magazine, and Kenneth Cole, eventually assuming the role of acting Global Visual Manager of the Calvin Klein “HOME” collection.

Now armed with his considerable fashion expertise and an affinity for period architecture and bygone design styles, Robert is translating his experiences abroad in some of the world’s most prestigious living environments into his own lifestyle brand to produce photography onto canvas with “RSJ Art,” alongside the “RSJ Collection,” which will include candles and luxury home fragrances. He is also the Founder of The Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks, a historic LGBTQ+ public arts project in the City of Atlanta that symbolizes acceptance, unity, and tolerance.

RSJ’s goal and mission is to provide comprehensive design services to clients seeking customized, elegant, and modern living spaces, environments that ultimately incorporate a client’s own personal styles and affinities.