My Projects

It has been a full four weeks since my last update on the progress on our home. After many tedious punch list items, we are fully complete inside, and have moved back in. Home Choice came through! Marvin Windows sent one of their factory technicians to go through the entire house and tweak everything. They

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Progress is moving a little slowly since the last post…..but the work that has been done is amazing!  We have our new tv cabinet in the office 90% installed…..minus about two days worth of electronics installation.  At this point, in my opinion, BIGGER IS BETTER!  Wow!  What a difference 17′ of glossy black cabinetry can

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LOTS of progress over the past week.  The mess seems to have grown today….but that is part of the progress.  Great strides have been made in the former office space.  The random width V-groove ceiling is completely installed, and the painting is well under way.  We have crown molding now in the office space, and

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Lots of great progress today! The first “layer” of parquet was pulled up in the den. Evidently, the way this product was produced, there was a thin layer of wood over a plywood base……and this thick layer of black tar that joined the two together. It went down in one piece, but it comes up in two! Tonight, we have the black tar layer exposed, and tomorrow that should be gone.

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So after 7 years, our home, Casa Real was ready for a little facelift.  Thanks to a horrible hail storm in April of 2011, we ended up with a long list of things that needed to be done.  The major projects were to replace all the windows and exterior doors, as well as the slate

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Traditional Home is one of my favorite magazines.  I have had a subscription since I was in college.  Their outlook on design is much the same as mine.  Classic interiors that are timeless.  There are ways to make them feel fresh, and that is exactly what we do at Todd Richesin Interiors!  They have just published

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Storage is always a consideration when designing a home.  We live in an older home where closet space is at a premium.  Recently, we had Closet Solutions in Knoxville makeover our guest room closets with their closet organization system.  It was a quick, easy, and affordable project.  Within a matter of two hours, we had

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  Traditions are a huge part of my family Christmas celebration.  My mother and I have made a Williamsburg style cone arrangement every year since we visited Williamsburg when I was 10.  This is an easy and versatile centerpiece, and a great Christmas Eve tradition.  To start with, you need the green painted wooden cone

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  An easy way to really freshen a room is to update a few decorative pillows.  I always encourage investing in quality pieces of furniture that will stand the test of time.  When it comes to upholstery, I want to use materials that will be durable as well as beautiful.  Our den sofa was custom built

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Rail Cap Detail For the perfect deck railing, you should consider how the deck will be used.  Most decks are used for entertaining, and that involves drinks and food.  Sometimes there is not enough seating space for guests on a deck, so the rail is a great extra spot for guests to sit drinks and

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