Spruce Upholstery Tip: Hanging Velvet

Tip time! At Spruce, we often cut out many or all of the fabric pieces for a project before we start upholstering, which helps us be efficient with our time. When working with fabrics that crease or scar when folded, such as velvet and leather, it’s handy to set up a spot where you can…

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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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Recent Before and Afters! (Go Big AND Go Home!)

Hey hey hey!  Loading your eyeballs now with some recent ‘before-and-afters’ of awesome proportions. We’re endlessly impressed and sometimes surprised, frankly, about some of our clients’ bold decisions and adventurous design attitudes. Take a look at some of these babies – get inspired! The client chose a lovely cut velvet on neutral woven ground, a very…

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Newly Spruced Before and Afters!

Hope everyone is having a great week! We are busy busy around here making sure we get all our work done so we can party like it’s 1999 on Friday. And if you don’t remember….it’s our Anniversary Party wahoo!! Over the last few weeks we have been working on some great customer furniture AND new…

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Inspiration of the Week: Spruce’s New Space and Break Room Ideas!

Our first musical number from the balcony in our…. NEW SPACE!! [pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery] Surprise! Spruce is moving, but don’t worry, we’re going right next door. A few months ago when Rick’s Auto Repair moved out, we were drooling over the possibilities of 6611. For a while, we’ve been feeling the growing pains at our current…

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Spruce’s Latest Before and Afters!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! We had a Sprucette BBQ that was loads of fun, and I am sure you will see photos from those shenanigans later. It has been a while since we shared before and after projects, and there are tons and tons to show you. We have had some…

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Inspiration: Kazumi Yoshida!

I am tickled to talk about Elle Decor’s February/March 2011 issue, featuring a story about Kazumi Yoshida’s NYC loft! YAAAY! I have been such a fan of this gentleman’s work for Clarence House, and have had the textile site, as well as his personal site bookmarked for ages! The photo tour gives us an eyeful…

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Nugget of the Week: Headboard Central

The most exciting part of our week has been our first round of custom headboards booked during our sale a few weeks ago. This has been one of the most diverse groups of headboards we’ve made. From velvet to Marimekko, rectangular to round, smooth to diamond tufted, we’ve done it all this week. Here are…

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