Bring your dream home to life with Rich
At Flegel’s Design, Rich Burford and other talented interior designers have the vision and expertise to make your dream home a reality.
With an organized showroom filled with the highest quality furniture and accessories, they can fully custom design any living room, dining room, bedroom, office, or patio. But these are only the beginning of what they offer. Their interior designers have access to an extensive store of furniture, accessories and finishes, as well as artisans who can customize pieces or even design them from scratch.
After an extensive program at Ringling College of Art + Design, Rich enjoyed a successful career in furniture and design. He was fashion director for furniture at Macy’s West before joining Flegel’s as an interior designer in 2002.
He said he recently helped a pair of clients move from a large, very traditional-style estate to a much more contemporary house half the size of the previous one after the clients’ children had left. He kept the furniture they already owned and reworked their decor in the new home, which they decorated with a palette of colors and finishes to match the new style.
“You can make the same rooms look very different in a different room, surrounded by different colors or with different fabrics,” he said.
“It really starts every time with a plan of color, texture and composition,” he added. “We built an entire house from one fabric. Or you can start with a rug that they have and love. I interpret what their wishes are and edit them to make it work for the home.
Another pair of clients, he said, had a specific vision they asked him to achieve: a renovated English country house with a contemporary feel.
“We achieved the contemporary feeling with custom paints, rugs and paint colors,” he said. “We had a very contemporary palette but traditional window coverings. “
They also had an antique Victorian piece of furniture that Rich was able to custom re-upholster in a modern textile and color.
“It has become magnificent,” he said. “The star piece of the play.”
Flegel’s only offers its customers premium brands that can guarantee exceptional quality. Their makers range from reputable American companies like Stickley to Rho Mobili, an Italian family-owned furniture maker who handcraft incredible pieces using artisan techniques passed down since the 1700s. Rich said he had asked several clients. order unique pieces from Rho and design pieces around them.
To learn more about how Rich can help, call him at (650) 326-9661, email [email protected] or stop by the downtown Flegel’s Design showroom. at Menlo Park from Tuesday to Saturday.