new year, new store

A night-time peek into furbish, the day before we opened.

A night-time peek into furbish, the day before we opened.

The new location of furbish has opened very quietly on Millburn Avenue. It is a place of peace, and a very beautiful one too! It is airy and light-filled.┬áThe view of Taylor Park is amazing.┬áThose of you who have been in have commented on the “good vibes.” Thank you, by the way, and I agree. I felt them before we even moved in and I worked to enhance them.
The view of Taylor Park.

The view of Taylor Park.

It is peaceful now, but it has been a whirlwind three months! I haven’t had the chance to update you all during the renovation process so now is my chance to get you all caught up. Here is a bit of a blow by blow.

For a little while we had a boarded up storefront as we waited for new glass.

For a little while we had a boarded up storefront as we waited for new glass.

The space seemed cavernous before lighting, furnishings, and partition walls went in. But those tin ceilings!

The space seemed cavernous before lighting, furnishings, and partition walls went in. But those tin ceilings!

We put in distressed black walnut floors, added track lighting, left the 14 foot height open with duct work exposed to give a glimpse of the original embossed tin ceilings above, and painted in my new favorite color, Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake. The result is a gallery style space with some industrial touches left in.

Track lighting is in. Duct work is in. So is all of our merchandise and furnishings piled up 10 feet high. We had such a mountain to dig ourselves out of.

Track lighting is in. Duct work is in. So is all of our merchandise and furnishings piled up 10 feet high. We had such a mountain to dig ourselves out of.

It slowly started to shape up. Here is a glimpse of the new floors.

It slowly started to shape up. Here is a glimpse of the new floors in need of a wash.

My design studio space in the back is not functional yet. The skylight is still on order. And I am going to need to fully furnish it over this coming year! Ah, “a little bit of patience.” Not just a Guns n Roses lyric, but also the key to extraordinary design outcomes.

The storefront, however, is ready for you! Here is a preview:

If you haven’t come to see us yet, please plan to come for our Grand Opening on January 15. Hope you love it as much as we do!