“I recently designed a home with my husband and needed some fresh and unique pieces for our new space. Fresh and unique are just two words that describe what I found at knack. We purchased a grey wardrobe with sunny, yellow knobs; two generously-sized side tables that we are using as night stands; and a desk for our office. The pictures of the pieces on the site were presented well and looked exactly as they did when I saw them in person. Each piece has unmatched character and exudes a warmth that you just can’t find in a cookie cutter piece of furniture. Barb has carefully taken these used pieces and transformed them into stylish and beautiful works of art. Delivery to our new home was seamless as well. I recommend knack to anyone who is searching for a one-of-a-kind piece that will be loved for years to come.”
“Owning a piece of Knack is like owning a piece of art ~ it’s timeless, perfectly imperfect and truly one-of-a kind. Barb has a way of transforming found pieces to magical treasure! My home is a special place and I feel privileged to own Barb’s lovely EAT table set and countless cake-stands. Her creations look effortless but her attention to detail and knack for color and print combination is priceless! Who said you can’t have the cake and EAT it too? I certainly can and it’s all because of Knack.”
Founder & Chief Buyer, Pink Olive, Inc.
New York, New York
“My experience with KNACK started about 3 years ago. I was in search of the perfect dresser for my child’s nursery. I stumbled upon the booth at Augusta Road Antiques, and the love story began…
Knack is an experience. Each piece is like a person — each piece has a name. A Knack piece is sought out because it has something special that needs to be brushed off, and reinvented. After I commissioned Barb to do a few tables for me, I knew I wanted her to be the one to refinish the dresser that belonged to my grandmother.Jewel aka “pistols and panties”. She kept her pistol in the top right drawer with her undergarments. Barb is such a precious person, and secretly I covet her talent. I knew she would bring Jewel to life, and I would be happy every time I looked at her. That is precisely what happened. Barb’s work at Knack is a labor of love. She exudes excitement for each piece and its story, and relishes in your enthusiasm as well. KNACK takes me to that happy place, it always makes me smile, and for Barb..I think that is mission accomplished!”
“I discovered knack so long ago that i can’t even say how… and have coveted each and every piece i’ve seen since. after stalking one particular little dresser for at least a month – visiting her every day online, at least twice a day! – i finally took the plunge and emailed barb to find out a little more info. within 24 hours the purchase was set, and within the week my new piece was winging its way to the northeast. i don’t think i’ve ever been so excited about three drawers and four legs! the dresser looks perfect in its new home. it’s like a little piece of colorful art. and now i’m back to stalking and coveting and waiting for a sideboard that’s just the right skinniness to come along!”