Knack can trace its beginnings to furniture makeovers: spotting a piece and being able to see beyond the dust and grime into its heart. Then, with careful prep work, thoughtful design and a myriad of original features like unique knobs and paper-lined drawers, the furniture emerges more beautiful than it ever was. This attention to detail has blossomed into an entire shop filled with functional yet beautiful finds and gifts, from kitchen wares like napkins and cutting boards to personal effects such as locally made zip pouches and handkerchiefs.

Launched in 2007, Knack finds its home in the Village of West Greenville in sunny South Carolina. The area teems with stories of days gone by, evidenced by its old mills and colorful storefronts. Slightly off the beaten path, the Village possesses a gritty resilience as it grows and continues to beckon local artists to set up shop.



BARB BLAIR: Owner & Designer

1. Describe your ideal meal, including the setting.
I know this is going to sound really crazy but one of my very favorite things to eat is the Blue Ribbon burger from Red Robin! I get it without tomatoes (not a tomato fan!) and with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun. Seriously....I never eat burgers, but I crave this one. I'll be the first to admit that a chain burger joint like Red Robin may not be a romantic or unique setting at all....but it is always perfect because my family is there. The perfect setting for me is wherever those I love are.

2. What is your favorite color?
Indigo or deep royal blue

3. What is your favorite thing in the shop?
Basil Saipua soap

4. What was the last song you listened to?
Josh Garrels "Born Again"

5. Favorite Greenville hangout?
The Village Grind





KAITLYN: Shop Keeper & Gift Specialist

1. Describe your ideal meal, including the setting.
My favorite meal always changes based on the season-right now for summer it would probably be salmon patties with squash and a tomato salad, of course with watermelon on the side and iced tea, of course!

2. What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is white, nice and simple!

3. What is your favorite thing in the shop?
Right now I am enamored with our concrete teacup planters.

4. What was the last song you listened to?
Kishi Bashi-Bright Whites; it is so sweet, and you will never stop dancing.

5. Favorite Greenville hangout?
I love being able to sit and relax in Falls Park, and there is usually something going on that is fun you can join in or watch.