I totally get this :: Jimmie Martin

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When it comes to furniture design, I am super picky about looking to others work and drawing attention to their designs. I want to call attention to, and put my stamp of approval on originality and uniqueness…someone who is pushing the envelope of design and doing something that is truly their own.

I have admired Jimmie Martin’s furniture for quite some time and am all about it…..all over it…..totally diggin’ it.

Hallelujah for this kind of work and creative independence.

 

Small Business Saturday

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Have you heard of Small Business Saturday?  It’s a nation-wide initiative that spotlights the little guys and champions small businesses everywhere.  Well, we are proud to be one of those small businesses.  In honor of the day, we are hosting these special sales this coming Saturday, November 29:

  • 40% off on all Peg & Awl wood boards and plates
  • Buy one get one 50% off on all Milk Paint
  • A free Knack tote with a $25 purchase (while supplies last)

These deals are exclusive to Small Business Saturday, and available only in our brick and mortar location at 11 Lois Ave, Greenville SC.

See you this Saturday!

book news || a few secrets revealed and the title

secretbook3 secretbook2 Well, as you all know….I have been working away on my second book for the last year. In one way it seems like the year has taken forever, and yet in another way it seems like a very fast and vivid dream.

To say that I am excited about this project would be the worst understatement of the year…..I am STOKED! I am thrilled that with every passing day, we are closer and closer to the release of ……..wait for it….. FURNITURE MAKES THE ROOM!! You see what I did there? So, we go from my first book which is called Furniture Makeovers, to my second book which will be called Furniture Makes the Room.

There will be many new and exciting aspects to Furniture Makes the Room….for instance….we shot in actual peoples homes….we styled furniture multiple ways in order to show the versatility of color, we amped up the technique and really created some out of this world designs, and I do a lot of heart to heart sharing about the concept of home and what that looks like to me.

I am super proud of this body of work and cannot wait to share it with you all! Thank you for your friendship and support throughout this entire journey. I am truly thankful for your words of encouragement.

Things are looking really really good and I am in the world of editing and copy editing at the moment. This is the hardest phase for me since writing takes much effort for my feeble little mind, but I am thankful to again be working with the super thorough and talented team at Chronicle Books!

It wont be too long now….and I promise to keep you posted along the way!

xo,

Barb

(gorgeous photos by Paige French)

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When you look at a Knack furniture piece, it’s important to look closely.  Take a step back, take in the whole piece.  Take a step in, take in the sweet details.  Great care is taken in our design process to enhance the beauty of the furniture’s form and to tell a complete story, from top to bottom.  Hardware, color, finish, drawers, fabric – there’s beauty in every inch.

Spoonflower love

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We are all about some pretty patterned paper here at Knack, and no one does it better than Spoonflower.

Spoonflower offers custom fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap.  There are thousands of designs to choose from on the site (including more patterns from the designers of our favorites above), and you can even upload your own patterns.

We recently tried Spoonflower’s newest product – peel and stick wallpaper.  The rolls can be customized to whatever size you desire, and hanging the paper couldn’t be simpler.  Not to mention the lush, woven quality of the paper – it looks and feels beautiful.

The possibilities are endless with Spoonflower at your fingertips. Check ‘em out!

stay sparkley

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Sometimes, in the heat of the moment it can be hard to not let the pressure boil over and out and onto those around us. It is in times like these that it is important to remain humble, exercise mind over matter, stay focused on the task ahead, and know that life is full of seasons….that all come to an end.

Let your sparkle and joy be the thing that others remember about you, and may we not wound others because of our own discomfort or frustration.

Love.