Sourcing Color Palettes From Photos

Since I began working at Spruce, I have seen my fair share of people who are super excited about redecorating their homes but are absolutely overwhelmed by all the options available to them! What pattern is the right pattern? I like all the colors; how do I commit to one? Does blue match with purple? The options…

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Inspiration of the Week: Pineapples!

You want to know what’s all the rage this summer? Pineapples! Clarisa returned from Alt Summit (see post here) with reportage that pineapples are on trend! I’ve collected some of our fabric offerings that feature pineapples, or conjure ideas of  the juicy fruit in color or texture just for you, dear readers! One of my favorites…

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Designer Spotlight Series: Katie Kime

At Spruce, we’re fortunate to work with a number of talented interior designers who create beautiful spaces. We want to celebrate our favorite Austin designers by re-launching our Designer Spotlight column, a series that highlights some of their work and creations.Today we turn the spotlight on Katie Kime, a prolific and well-traveled lady who came to Austin via…

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Nugget of the Week: Sources of Inspiration from the Sprucettes

One of my favorite things about working at Spruce is having the opportunity to work with people who bring a different set of skills, interests and creative ideas to the table. Each of us Sprucettes frequently informs each other about our favorite designers, artists and makers, food, boutiques and blogs we’re obsessing over. Together, we…

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Nugget of the Week: Our Favorite Movies!

We (the Sprucettes) are visual people. Paying attention to fine details is part of each of our job descriptions, considering we work with designer fabric and all of the elements that go into beautiful pieces of furniture. And since we gather inspiration from everything we’re looking at on a regular basis, we thought it would…

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DIY Honeycomb Fabric Ornaments

Hello readers! I am so excited to be back in Austin. Amanda and I had so much fun on the Spruce book tour, but I was really eager to be home so that I could get into holiday mode.  I have a really fun afternoon project for you! I found this adorable DIY ornament project…

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Clar’s Land O’ Likes!

It’s been awhile, blogging audience! If you’ve been watching, there has been an overwhelming amount of changes and activity going on at Spruce! Add to that: it’s our busiest time of the year. I’ve been out of touch and I miss talking with ya’ll! Here’s a little light reading, a fluffy list of likes on…

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Inspiration of the Week: Rattan Furniture

Is it just me, or do you guys have a soft spot for rattan furniture, too? I love it! Perhaps it’s nostalgia: a hold-over from too many episodes of Golden Girls as a kid? Perhaps it’s a part of my Floridian past that just won’t quit!

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Inspiration of the Week: Confetti

Confetti…symbolic of fun, happiness, and celebration.  Inspiration is everywhere, but leave it to me to find it in a slice of Funfetti birthday cake.  I am usually a stickler for making things from scratch, but “if it ain’t broke…”  It is undeniable that this cake is yummy, but if you think about it, it really…

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Inspiration: Psychedelic Patterns

It seems that we’re hitting a fever pitch of 1960s-inspired style all across the board these days! Music has been slowly and surely picking out some good old DIY, garage-rock,  and experimental sounds since its original ’60s inception. Pointedly, the last few years have seen the growing popularity of Psych Rock. Austin even has dedicated…

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