315C millburn avenue

Today was a BIG day on the furbish front. Movers packed up and emptied out our space on Springfield Avenue. It was bittersweet, but seeing the space empty reminded me of how the space looked just before opening, and how exciting that time was for us.  So as soon as the last box was loaded, we headed off to sign our new lease! We took Aadi along to be our little good luck charm as we signed. Furbish will officially be moving into 315C Millburn Avenue in Millburn, NJ!

A few things really excite me about this space. It is directly across the street from the entrance to the Millburn park, and I will have a great view of lovely trees and greenery from my front window. The ceilings are embossed tin and 14 feet high, which compensates for a very narrow space, width wise. The space is bigger and we will be using the extra square footage for a really nice design studio!

The MOST exciting thing, though, is how this move is allowing me to rethink this business from top to bottom. It’s like a “take two,” and I am really grateful for this opportunity to revisit what my initial vision for furbish was. I will be perfectly honest here, though, as this blog is the real deal. I have spent the last four months searching for and negotiating for a new space for the business, and every few days would wonder, what if I just didn’t do this anymore? After all, when I launched furbish I didn’t have a baby. Managing both has been a tremendous challenge, and Aadi has brought so much joy to my life that I know I could be happy without anything else.

But every night after little Aadi goes to sleep, I have been kept awake with ideas about what I could offer…I couldn’t let go of my idea of furbish! Not just as a store, but as an outlet for the joy I feel everyday at what life has to offer us in terms of beauty, depth of experience, and sheer variety. I just want to share that with as many of you as I can. Read more here to see what is inspiring our plans for the furbish redux.

I will be adding photos of the new space to this post soon, plus updates on how we are progressing towards a reopening date. Stay tuned!

furbish goes underground

Well. It’s official. I booked the movers. We are moving out of our Springfield Avenue space on September 10 to…..a temporary storage facility while I wait for my new lease to finalize, and then several weeks of work to get done on the new space.

I can’t believe it has taken this long to negotiate a new lease! It has been months. I never expected to be on the verge of moving without a new address to advertise. But if all goes as planned we WILL be in Millburn, as rumor has it, and open in October.

Many of you have asked why we are moving. The real answer is just a simple one: to grow, in many senses of the word. And growing is both exciting and scary, and takes you places you didn’t expect…like storage facilities. Ah well. MBAs everywhere are in agony at how our growth plan is executing itself. But we are going with the flow!

A favorite scene from the original furbish.

A favorite scene from the original furbish.

In the meantime, our phone lines will be up and running. I will still be carrying on the interior design business. And I will be planning amazing, fun, and beautiful things for the furbish redux. The blog will be active, and the first source of information about what is happening.

Here is some of what you can expect:

1. Design-wise I’m going back to my roots. I’ll be carrying several Indian-inspired pieces and new Indian-styled textile lines. And there might be just a touch of french rococo accents woven into our look. I really do feel that ornamentation styles from around the globe are coming back in bits and pieces and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

2. We will be offering a regular roster of events for you, as well as seminars and design tours. Yay!

3. We are bringing in a new line of upholstered seating that will provide you with 100s of new sofa and chair frames to select from. Yes, more options. But don’t worry because I will also be paring all of the new choices down with a list of “UMA’s PICKS for the SEASON.” This will be a select offering of fabrics, sofa and chair styles, accent pieces, and gift items that I believe are both classic and of the moment.

So this is just a preview. Stay tuned! I hope to announce a new address in the coming days and will be telling you more about the exciting new directions we are moving in! Be well.

Opening night in the original furbish. Now another one awaits!

Opening night in the original furbish. Now another one awaits!