Industrial Strength Style

Working at Spruce has really provoked me to start questioning what exactly is my style of design.  I have never been able to put a defining label on my aesthetic or declare a favorite era.  Lately, I’ve been flipping through design books on my lunch break, and as I drool over the astounding rooms, I…

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From Baby to Big Girl (or Boy)! Children’s Décor

I’m really excited about this post.  No, I do not have any children, but I do have nine nieces and nephews. Therefore, I have had access to many children’s catalogs for a while now, and I must admit that they are pretty fun to look through. I revert to my child-like self and start picking…

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Do It Yourself…With the Help of Spruce!

[pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery]   I’ve always considered myself to be a do it yourself-er.  I find little to be more gratifying than being able to say, “Yep. I did that myself.”   I was super eager when Amanda asked me to be the proverbial guinea pig and test out the new DVD.  I was perfectly qualified for…

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Top 5 Ingredients for the Perfect Custom Piece

Perhaps the best part of custom upholstery is the “custom.” And whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer like I am, or a “custom”er, there are five important ingredients that make a delectable recipe for the perfect custom piece. 1. The Frame Have you had your eye on Grandma’s sofa or a flea-market bargain? Before you inherit or…

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Collaborative Blog Series THIS WEEK!

I am excited to announce that thanks to the leadership and coordination of Lia Fagan, designer and owner of Mod Nest, I will be joining forces with four lovely ladies who share my affinity for vintage and antique furniture. Each day this week, we’ll take turns sharing useful tips and tricks that turn our flea-market-finds…

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Upholstery Video Tip #3: Threading Your Sewing Machine

Hope you all are staying warm wherever you are! It is colder in Austin than we like it to be, that’s for sure. Threading your sewing machine can be a time consuming chore, especially if you have an industrial one. Thanks to this helpful tip from Clar, you’ll be saving yourself loads of time and…

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Upholstery Video Tip #1: Labeling Your Chairs

Get excited, because starting now Spruce is going to offer you the tricks of the trade! We will posting upholstery video tips from Spruce periodically, giving you the need-to-know info when it comes to redesigning your furniture. These tips will vary from furniture to fabric and tons more! With as many projects as we have…

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