Before and Afters!

Other than getting to hang out with my super cool co-workers everyday, seeing the before and after shots of our work is my favorite part of the job.  It’s like the Jenny Jone/Ricki Lake makeover shows only its furniture…and it’s not televised.  Taking furniture that wouldn’t have been looked at twice and making it a…

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Changes at Spruce!

Hello lovelies, hope you had a great weekend! I spent all yesterday afternoon packing for a trip (to the Grand Canyon!!) that I don’t leave for until Thursday. A bit overzealous :). In the last few weeks we have had some changes to the shop that are OH-SO-AMAZING! Amanda and I have been daydreaming about…

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A lesson from our elders

  A few weeks ago our intern Gabrielle brought us a great treat: she found these cool and super old upholstery books.  As you would imagine we were all quite engrossed with it.  We geek-ed out as only true upholstery/furniture lovers could.  The first book, Essentials of Upholstery, was written by Herbert Blast in 1928. …

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Summer Sale at Spruce!

Happy Wednesday! It is blazing hot here in Austin, but still feels refreshing at this point. Come August I will be singing a different tune! Exciting changes happening here at the shop that we will fill you in on later. But for now, we have exciting news for you! As of today, we are having…

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Before and Afters: A Turquoise Moment

There has been a theme for the better part of a month now: all things upholstered in TURQUOISE! Not every and all, but dang near a whole lot! Have a look at some of our clients’ best teal/blue/turquoise/cerulean/azure affirmations! Next, a pair of chairs for one client that are just scrumptious! Before… The reveal…! The client’s…

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Inspiration: Eleanor Young

Ah yes!…another random internet find.  I stumbled upon the work of Eleanor Young and thought I would share her with the Spruce audience.  Eleanor Young is a Glasgow based textile designer that specializes in bold, geometric upholstery work.  Her design studio, fun makes good, offers custom upholstery services as well as retail pieces.  I admire…

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Fabric Finds: Kirk Nix from Robert Allen!

I think there are times when an “inspiration detox” is necessary. Clearing your head of all the ideas swirling around in there can be beneficial for figuring out what it is you really like. Memorial Day weekend was a good time for me to stop scurrying about wondering what the next project I am going…

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May Upholstery Basics is Live on Design*Sponge!

Last month we finished up our beautiful boudoir. Now we take on the office! Spruce’s May Upholstery Basics post is live on Design Sponge, go check out here  how to build from scratch your very own room divider!

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All things needlepoint!

You may have noticed a trend in the past 10 years.  It seems that anything your granny did is now becoming cool!  It started with the knitting craze, then crocheting, and now we are seeing needlepoint all over the place.  I am not one to be above trends.  In fact at the beginning of the…

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Nugget of the Week: Canadian Tuxedo

Have you ever heard of a Canadian tuxedo?…No?  Well neither had I until Meredith enlightened me.  For those of you who are uninformed, a Canadian tuxedo is when one wears denim on denim or a “denim sandwich”.  Typically these are known as a fashion faux paus but Clar has been known to rock this ensemble…

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