Blog: On The Fringe

Well-known Sweetwater gift and antique shop Bobby Todd Antiques is relocating to its sister store, “UPSTAIRS” at 4514 Old Kingston Pike, in Knoxville. Bobby Brown and Todd Richesin announced today that they will be moving the store following the sale of their current building in Sweetwater, initially opening a “Pop-up Shop” for Bobby Todd in

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What a great way to end the year and start out a new one! Please enjoy this feature of a farmhouse in East Tennessee that we recently completed. Thanks American Farmhouse Style Magazine for the amazing feature!

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Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, has announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2016 in North America, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry or roofing pros to painters. The Best Of Houzz is

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Todd Richesin Interiors has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The interior design firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors

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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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It has been about 10 days since my last update. We have been working at a couple of out of town markets, and honestly, the progress has been really slow.

Honing the counter top

One good thing happening was that the kitchen island marble did get honed, and it looks amazing. When we originally put the marble top on the island, I let the installer talk me out of honing the stone.

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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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