O'Fallon Progress

That Finishing Touch and AR Interiors in O’Fallon

That Finishing Touch and AR Interiors, 629 West Hwy 50, O’Fallon, held a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon Tuesday, March 31.

“We’re happy to have both That Finishing Touch and AR Interiors in their beautiful new building. Their businesses are very unique and we’re excited to watch as consumers find out just how special they are,” O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commence Executive Director Debbie Arell-Martinez said.

Ricka Kreider is proud to announce the Grand Opening of “That Finishing Touch, Ltd.” in a 1,500 square foot storefront in O’Fallon Centre. People will find room vignettes displaying reused and re-purposed furniture, unique home decor, rugs, textiles, florals and mirrors. A wide variety of artwork is available ranging from quality reproductions to originals by local artists in a wide variety of price ranges starting under $20. Gift merchandise is available with most items available for under $15 for last minute gifts for friends or hosts.

Interior Decorating services are available through both “That Finishing Touch” and Amy Ramsey of “AR Interiors.” Both Kreider and Amy Ramsey developed their interior decorating prowess separately while traveling the world as wives of military members. Moving over 40 times between them presented new decorating challenges in creating a new “home” and anchor point for their families.

Tight budgets, reusing, repairing, and re-purposing of items acquired along the way also became the “norm” for both of them. It wasn’t long before friends and acquaintances were actively seeking out their assistance and advice and both businesses began. Ramsey and Kreider started working together after they teamed up to help decorate an open house for a charitable event two years ago which went so well that both located to the same consignment shop. Once Kreider decided to rent a new storefront, Ramsey relocated and runs Amy Ramsey Interiors out of That Finishing Touch’s location.

As in her past locations, Kreider will continue a tradition of transforming her location into a “Christmas Shoppe” starting in October. Decorated trees, a wide array of reasonably priced tree ornaments and Christmas décor of all types will be available. Wreaths, garland, pre-made bows are all offered as well as custom bows and tree toppers with a variety of ribbon to choose from.

Kreider and Ramsey would like to invite all their customers from their previous locations as well as anyone interested in experiencing a wide array of decorating ideas on display to drop by, enjoy a complimentary beverage and peruse the store for inspiration and hopefully find that “special” item to complete their home. New items are added weekly and the room displays are changed and updated at least twice a month.

People can reach That Finishing Touch, Ltd at (618) 726-7811. The store is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Current room displays and new items can be viewed at their website which is updated weekly: http://www.thatfinishingtouchltd.com.