We love a good collaboration - we love it even more when it's two Feliz friends teaming up. So for a sponsor spotlight twist, we thought we'd tell you guys about a workshop we're pumped about. Local furniture deisgner Kelly Dewitt of KKDW is partnering with Spruce Upholstry, our sweet sponsor & the go-to spot for creative upholstry in Austin, to teach a special Ottoman Class on Saturday November, 8. Fresh off Feliz, Kelly will be on hand teaching you the tricks of the trade. Not only will you head home with a gorgeous KKDW piece - a 24" wide by 24" deep by 18" tall ottoman to be exact - but it will be upholsterd to your heart's content. Just bring along a couple of yards of your favorite fabric & you're set to go! Learn a little more about Spruce and the workshop here. There are still a few tickets to be had, so act fast kiddos!
After a stint as the Development Coordinator at the Austin Symphony in 2007, Amanda Brown found herself craving a more creative outlet. Through college and adulthood, Amanda always picked up old furniture, refinished, and reused it. A deep interest in history lent itself to collecting old furnishings, each one with its markings and layers of paint that told the story of its past owners. Nothing like embracing the past & breathing a little new life into it.
With that passion in mind, she left her day job and started Spruce, a furniture redesign studio in Austin,Texas. Her fresh aesthetic for interiors has garnered acclaim from publications including the New York Times, Metropolitan Home, and Southern Living -- not too shabby! As if that weren't enough, she produced her first instructional DVD, Spruce at Home , in 2011, as the first in a series. Amanda is the author of the “Upholstery Basics” column for Design*Sponge and writes regularly for HGTV.com. She lives in Austin, Texas.
KKDW is the creation of Kathryn Kelly DeWitt (Kelly for short). Specializing in wood, Kelly designs and builds furniture that is thoughtfully constructed and engineered to last a lifetime and beyond. This one-woman business began in Austin, TX, and now rotates between Kelly's woodshop inside Austin and her 3-acre homestead just outside of the city. KKDW pieces focus on the natural character of the wood, paying special attention to bringing out the innate beauty of the grain with a variety of hand-rubbed natural oils and waxes. Influenced by traditional American design and Shaker furniture principles, Kelly is proud to build pieces that are beautiful, deep-rooted in cabinetmaking, and grow more perfect with everyday use.