Photographer Mel Cole

Hope everyone is off to a great start in this new school year! It seems that we have been just as busy here at Spruce gearing up for our fall season of bookish work. Lots of things to plan and study for, which includes an upcoming new website for Spruce, as well as our exciting…

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New Spruce Custom Ottomans

We wanted to take a moment to share with you two triumphant new retail pieces up for grabs here at the shop. They are sick (the awesome kind of sick, of course)! Please, marvel at their beauty. Spruce’s Pippin Tufted Ottoman   Darby Tufted Ottoman   These pups are 36″ in diameter and 18″ tall…

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Our 5th Annivarsary Party In Pictures

Thank you friends, family, loved ones, clients, Austin, and all of those who visited with us last Friday evening! You made it a warm and blissful 5th Annivarsary party. Below is 2/3 of the Spruce crew…Frank left early with his brood and evaded the papparazzi. (Katherine made the fringy festoons from our scrap fabric and…

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Fabric Finds: Larry Laslo for Robert Allen!

Wheeee! What exciting new patterns and textures we just received from Larry Laslo via Robert Allen! Larry Laslo (an interior designer, product designer, regular guest fabric designer for Robert Allen) has contributed yet another collection of unique, singular, and totally original textiles for the aforementioned manufacturer. I can’t get enough of his fabric! We have…

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Back to School and New Retail At Spruce!

Hope all is well with everyone and that you’re getting back into some school spirit. We certainly are! This year the return-to-school season puts me in such a nostalgic and playful mood, which seems to be the feeling overriding at Spruce. I recently joined Meredith and her roomies for some killer kid-like fun at Jumpoline,…

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40 years of Upholstery!

Have you ever wondered what 40 years of upholstery looks like?  Well now you know.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the gentleman above, allow me to introduce you to Frank Barnhouse.  Yesterday, (August 15th) Frank celebrated his 40th anniversary as an upholsterer.  FORTY YEARS!  That is incredible!  Frank has been particularly special…

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Adventures in Cushion Stuffing!

If you’ve ever attempted to stuff or un-stuff a seat cushion by yourself, you know what a difficult task that is. Readers if you’ve never tried this, go find the largest seat cushion in your home and take the foam out. Then put it back in. Take it out again, and then you shake it…

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Spruce Night: At Long Last…!

Greetings all! Summer has kicked into full gear and we have been busy! Thank you all so much for your support. We finally took a break from the shop to get together for a much-needed Spruce evening this Tuesday last. It has been some time since we all collected to indulge in great food and…

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Spruce: In the Press and Around Town!

We are so pleased to toot our horn about being included in the current issue of Austin Monthly Magazine! We are listed as number 5 in the article, “112 Fun Things to Do in the Summer.” HOT DOG! Awesome sauce! We hope you’ll include us in your to-do list for summer and take a class,…

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