Archive for the ‘Richmond Symphony Showhouse’ Category

KATV Design Time: I’m Speaking Greek!

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Of course you already know all about my LOVE for Greek Key. To me it isn’t a trend, but a pattern that’s as classic as a Chanel suit! That’s what I talked about today, on Good Morning Arkansas!

Greek Key can be masculine and stately, but it’s also so clean and geometric and versatile!

It can give a design structure, like in the Richmond showhouse project I’ve shared with you before… (how many Greek Keys can YOU find?!)

(photo credit: John Magor; design: Tobi Fairley)

(photo credit: John Magor; design: Tobi Fairley)

And it is also gorgeous as a delicate detail, like on this glamorous tableskirt in my Lenox Hill tabletop design!

It makes a lovely border on these outdoor rugs!

And did someone say…Chanel?

And here’s my segment if you missed it so you can hear exactly why I love Greek Key and how to use it…

Tobi Fairley: Decorating with Greek Key.

Here are some of my past posts on Greek Key goodies, for your enjoyment!
p.s. If you love Greek Key, you should check out my Athens line of pillows and fabrics (sold by the yard) over at Tobi Fairley Home!

Coming Soon to Richmond…

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Hi Friends!
If you live in the Richmond, Virginia area I’m happy to say I’m headed your way on September 27!

I’m honored to be the featured guest speaker at the Richmond chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) event. This “Day of Design” is going to be a treat for anyone who loves design and beautiful homes.

The “Day of Design” will feature a champagne lunch, a presentation on trends from me and a tour of the 2012 Richmond Symphony Designer Show House. This is an event that’s especially dear to me since it was just two short years ago that I designed this room (below) for the 2010 show house.

If you live in the Richmond area or you are able to make a quick trip up for the event, I hope you’ll join me! It’s going to be a fun-filled day!!

Richmond IFDA “Day of Design”

September 27, 2012

Purchase your tickets today!

See you in Richmond!
xo, Tobi

Red, White & Blue with Ivy & Piper

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Happy Memorial Day!


Since red, white and blue are the theme colors of the day, I thought I would share a room I designed in this palette for the Richmond Showhouse. Ivy & Piper, the beyond-amazing Australian e-publication, featured this showhouse and a few of my thoughts on the design and the color scheme in their most recent issue.


I hope you’re relaxing by the pool and enjoying this feature now!!



Traditional Home Features My Richmond Showhouse Project

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Wow! I am so excited to be featured in the most recent issue of Traditional Home. The Richmond Symphony Showhouse was one of my favorite projects and I’m so happy to see this project gracing the pages of the April issue.

 I loved this project, because I had a chance to expand my horizons and use many of my own fabrics, as well as some lighting! The large red lantern hanging over the entry table is the Rothesay lantern from my home line. I chose red for this particular scheme, but it can be ordered in any custom shade to match your decor.

I was also thrilled to use fabrics from home line in this entry room. I selected the Athens print in Sky for the sofa to set the tone for the Greek influence you see throughout the space.

I also used this Marrakech pattern in Sky and Ruby for the rolling ottomans you see by the entry table. Isn’t this a fun pattern? I love it in every color combo!!

Finally, I used a custom red-white-and-blue Bistro stripe on a small footstool to echo the room’s overall color scheme.

It is truly a dream to be able to use my designs in a space like this and I am so grateful to Traditional Home for including this space in their April issue.



P.S. If you are in Arizona for spring market, don’t miss my presentation this morning at the Arizona Design Center!! Hope to see you there!