Monthly Archives: October 2010

Nightmare on Nightwood!

Hey everyone! We’ve all been gearing up for the holidays around here…first up is Halloween! We’ll scramble to complete our costumes, wrap up production in time for the weekend, and pass out some candy! I wanted to share some edgy upholstery stories with you, courtesy of Nightwood in New York. Shine a flashlight under your »

Nugget of the Week: Design Sponge and Elizabeth Carrington!

Hope everyone has had a great Friday! It has been a whirlwind of a week over at Spruce. We have had such great response to our first episode, thanks to everyone who commented on how much they loved it! Our friends at Design Sponge were able to write about Spruce TV, which was great! We »

Sprucette Featured as ‘Style Maker’ in Luxe Magazine!

Our very own Amanda Brown has been named one of three STYLE MAKERS in the current issue of Luxe Magazine currently being distributed in the Texas market!!  In the article, Amanda reveals how Spruce grew from an idea to a full-service upholstery and furniture redesign studio where customers can entrust their most treasured pieces with »

Spruce Party This Week!

We are so excited about our PARTAY this week! We hope you have blocked off your calendar for Friday evening, the 15th, from 6pm to 10pm. We are going to have food, drinks, and exciting things to show you including the new website, our new Spruce-mobile, and the pilot episode of Spruce TV! Feel free »

Nugget of the Week: New Landscapes

We’ve been busy getting ready for many upcoming events at Spruce. We’ve finished up the website, set to launch early this week! The bus is going through the last stage of system checks before arriving to the store later this week. And we’ve been sprucing our space for the party on Friday! This week, we »

Rue Magazine: Give it a look!

I hope this becomes a theme for me writing about new digital magazines popping up, because the more the merrier I say! I haven’t gotten a chance in a while to give a shout out to the new and exciting addition to the design editorial community. Rue Magazine was founded by a few Chicago bloggers, »

Nugget of the Week: Fresh ‘For Sale’ at Spruce!

Longtime friend of Spruce, Jemima, has delivered some spectacular pieces to the shop. New items for sale include these scrumptious throws made from vintage saris. They have a great hand and appealing weight, and are truly beautiful! Jemima’s sister,  Charlotte Johnstone, is also a talented artist and has privileged us with some of her beautiful »

Before and Afters: September Class

This past weekend kicked off the Fall 2010 Bring Your Own Chair Classes. We had a full workshop with six lovely ladies who share our love for getting your hands dirty. One of the students even came all the way from Louisiana to take the class. Here are the before and afters of their chairs. »