Blog: On The Fringe

  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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A couple of weeks ago, I posted the start of a before and after project, called “The Ultimate Before and After.”  It can be found further down in the Blog.  I have spent the past weeks formulating a plan for what to do with the space, and following is a photograph of the floorplan we

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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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I have had some requests to see how our home looks during the Christmas season.  This morning, we awoke to the season’s first snowfall, and the view from the bedroom window inspired this post.  Nothing says Christmas like snow.  It was so beautiful here this morning, I had to share.  The first photos are of

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Decorating the Christmas tree can be a daunting task.  By breaking the process down into a few simple steps, it becomes a much more fun and manageable project.  Following is a series of photographs I took while decorating the tree at a clients house.    First, it is great to set the mood.  Christmas music

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Having great Christmas deocrations doesn’t mean that you have to put away your everyday accessories.  Lamps are a wonderful place to have fun with your holiday decorations.  A simple bow on a lamp turns an every day object into a Christmas decoration.  The chest above features a pair of antique majolica lamps and an antique

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A great opportunity for a stunning Christmas decoration can be a staircase.  Many people ask me the best way to do stairs for Christmas, so I wanted to share what I believe is the best solution.  Following are a series of five photographs showing the foyer stairs in our home from before we start through

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Local designer featured in national magazine We were so excited to see this Advocate and Democrat article about Todd Richesin being featured in House Beautiful’s “Next Wave of Top 20 Designers” by Tommy Millsaps. When you think of hotbeds for great interior designers, glamorous places like Beverly Hills or New York City probably come to

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One of my big credos on design work is never to pre-judge anything.  When someone calls me to do work, I never think before hand about the type of job it will be.  You simply cannot do that.  If you do, you will build something wonderful up in your head only to be disappointed; or

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I had some appointments today in Sweetwater, and there were a few minutes left for me to visit the store.  Bobby does such an amazing job with the shop.  It was so festive today, and everything was in the perfect spot, clean, and beautiful.  If Bobby Todd at Christmas doesn’t get you in the holiday

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