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By 7/25/2011

movingonup


young people, furbish is moving.


we have rented a tremendous old industrial warehouse in downtown raleigh and we're going to attempt something that is so fabulous in scale and donkeytastic in scope that it's likely to change the entire ballgame.  (if i was a rapper, this would be lyric worthy)

in the fall, we're moving into 3500 square feet of concrete floors, brick walls, wooden beamed ceilings and turn of the century windows.

we hope this flagship store becomes a mecca for design lovers and trend setters all over the country.

we're going to have art installations, inspiration boards bigger than a whale, pink sofas, glitter on the floor (literally! ke$ha - do you really have glitter on your floor?), crazy wallpaper you've only dreamed about, awe-inspiring vignettes, walls and walls of custom pillows, artwork that might complete you, so much more loved up vintage furniture, lucite goodness, golden nuggets hanging from the ceiling, lacquer, chrome, bamboo, spots and flecks and stripes and velvet sofas.  there will be more jewelry, we're adding a carefully edited selection of clothing, a pink silk dressing room, whole walls of designer fabric, new lighting must-have accessories for your home and yummy old rugs.  plus we'll be able to most more events, classes and general get togethers where we could just waller in piles of pillows.

possibly not as exciting for you, but positively THRILLING to me: i'll have an office of my own, a huge organized storage room, a wireless printer!, a full time furniture painter, a KITCHEN!, a parking lot with 25 spaces, and rowdy can romp from one end of the space to the other in sheer dog delight.

i'm putting every ounce of myself into this endeavor and i hopehopehope you'll make a plan to come visit once we open the new doors this fall!

92 comments

  1. Awesome! Hope all this new goodness will be available online as well!

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  2. what amazing news. I think I need to plan my first trip to Raleigh just so I can see this amazing-ness in person! Congratulations... what an exciting adventure! I have no doubt it will be fabulous.

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  3. So exciting! It's all happening! I can't wait to come waller in pillows at the new store. Where is this "new" old space?

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  4. Congrats on turning your dream into a big reality! So happy for you and home my travels bring me to your area someday to check it out in person!

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  5. nancy - it's the JB Long building -- on the corner of harrington and johnson - it's right off peace street!

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  6. How exciting! I've always wanted to visit your store, but now it sounds like it's going to be special trip worthy for sure!

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  7. that's such great news! congrats and can't wait to make my first trip to NC to see it!

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  8. I did not make it past the glitter floor and crazy wallpaper...this sounds AMAZING. When?

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  9. This is so exciting! I have been curious with the other cryptic tweets and posts! I was worried it may not be in Raleigh. Fantastic! Also dangerous b/c I drive or walk by that location every day on the way to and from work.

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  10. awesome! congrats! hope i can come visit. and i wish i could be the one to paint your floors in glitter.

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  11. This sounds amazing. Congrats! I'll def haul ass from ATL to Raleigh.

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  12. This is so exciting! Congratulations, Jaime! Wishing you all of the success in the world. XOXO

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  13. I am really genuinely thrilled about this. And I can't wait to visit. And maybe do a choreographed donkeybutt dance for you.

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  14. Exciting news! I am only 25 minutes outside of Raleigh so I will be making a trip to check out your new digs as soon as you open!

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  15. OMG Jamie! I feel like I raised you since I've been reading your blog for ages and ages. I'm so proud! I will have to find a way to get to Raleigh. This is seriously exciting!

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  16. So exciting! Congratulations! Can't wait to see photos - and hopefully get there in person!

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  17. Glitter floors? I already love it! Congratulations and good luck!

    Come by and my Hello Mellow giveaway if you like!

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  18. SO PROUD OF YOU!! Congratulations girl!!

    xo, Kelie

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  19. Wow! Congrats. I will pay my friend Judy a visit just to see the place when it opens!

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  20. YAYYAYYAYYAY!!! Been holding my breath waiting for this announcement! Absofrigginlutely thilled for you! Can't wait to visit!!!!!

    Congrats!!!

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  21. WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!! So happy for you!

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  22. So exciting- so happy for you that your dream keeps getting bigger and bigger.
    And going to ask my husband for a ticket to Raleigh for Christmas...

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  23. oh my gosh, congrats. I really will have to come from Charlotte for this.

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  24. Incredible news! So happy you've finally revealed it and SOOOOO happy for what you're going to do for the Raleigh design scene. I will be there everyday (exaggerating...but seriously probably only slightly).

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  25. That's it, I'm coming to Raleigh this Fall! So excited for you!

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  26. Congratulations! I'm already so excited to see it. Will the original Furbish stay open until the new store opens?

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  27. hellacool: (adj) Beyond cool. The pinnacle of coolness.

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  28. dude. brian is going to bring the wrath and slam it in your face. it'll be like the grasscloth episode....but worse.
    good luck with that.

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  29. Wow! SO very exciting for you! :)

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  30. Amazing! Love that our community here in Raleigh is supporting you so strongly!!

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  31. Dude Balls, I'll see you on Saturday and give you a big ol smack on the tooshie,you know football player style, and tell you HerFuckinRAh!!!!

    So stoked....

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  32. Congratulations this is so exciting!! I wish you all the best!

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  33. Congrats! I hope to drop by while visiting the in-laws some time :)

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  34. Look up Mayme Baker Studio, her website or on Facebook, I think you will like her store and style. It's in Greenville, SC. Congrats!

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  35. I could not be any more thrilled for you!!! I've been following and adoring you since you dreamed of opening a store...and now a mega-store!!! you're the bomb and everyone knows it.

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  36. Your success just keeps on growing. I so admire the self made woman that you are. You decided to do all this and you have done it well from the beginning. I'm very excited for you.

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  37. Congrats to you! I can't wait to follow your build out. Fun!

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  38. So exciting! All the best! I wish I lived closer so I could see this splendor in person!

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  39. Congrats! Can't wait to come see the new store!

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  40. WOW! SO exciting! I need to get to NC asap! I can't wait to see photos, I know it's going to be fabulous! Congratulations Jamie!

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  41. Congrates Jamie - you are an inspiration to all of us burgeoning entrepreneurs. I wish I could come to Raleigh to visit. Oh, and very fun chopstick painting.

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  42. This is AMAZING news!!! We can't wait to have an event their and maybe host a photo shoot for sure!!! LOVE FURBISH!!

    Viva L'Event

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  43. W0W WHEE!!!!!!!! SO MEGA EXCITING, I don't even know what to say. I may have to take a "business trip" haha, can see my husbands rolled eyes now down to Raleigh for the big reveal. This is sooooo exciting. I cannot wait to hear more as things start happening, congrats and the best of luck. I love seeing someone go for their dream. I have always believed that if you can dream it you can do it!

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  44. You know I'll come..and bring friends too. Maybe I'll rent a bus, charge admission, serve drinks and head to Furbish for a day of shopping. Oh, this is going to be fun.

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  45. I cannot even wait!! Congrats Mrs. Furbish!!

    Love, Andrea
    MrsLovesLife.com

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  46. I said "wa-pow"!!! Woohoo!!

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  47. THIS IS SOOOOOO EXCITING! I'm so happy for you.
    I just experienced giant move with Worlds Away from a 30,000 foot warehouse space to an 80,000 warehouse space. It was ridiculous! I wish you all the luck in the world, I can't wait to read (as an avid follower) about the progress! Many congratulations!

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  48. awesome!! how exciting!!
    i'm moving to NC soon, so i'm definitely going to make it a point to visit!!

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  49. So excited for you (an us)! Can't wait to see the space.

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  50. Whoop whoop! Very exciting news. Though I am not in North Carolina I'm stoked. I think I'm most excited for Rowdy.

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  51. This is so exciting, Jamie! I am thrilled for you and wish you all the best-can't wait to visit the superstore!

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  52. i have NO DOUBT that you will hit it out of the park!

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  53. Jamie, congratulations! That is going to be absolutely amazing!

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  54. this is FANTASTIC news. I am so there!

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  55. Sweet sauce!!! I am SOOOO excited for you! Now I just need a reason to hit up the East Coast so I can stop by and shop till I drop.

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  56. Roadtrip! Party bus leaves from Boston, who needs a ride?

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  57. Congrats! I hope you will be offering more of your items online!

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  58. AMAZING! Congrats! I have always aspired to stopping by Furbish when I travel through NC...now I look forward to seeing the new digs!

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  59. This is design awesomeness! Been lurking around for awhile now, and have visited the flagship Furbish. I hope all this goodness isn't available "to the trade only" or some other ugliness:)

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  60. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!! So excited for you, congrats Jamie!! I can not WAIT to come visit!!!

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  61. LOVE. So excited for this new adventure!!!

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  62. What exciting news!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to see how this space plays out.

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  63. Awesome! So exciting. Let us know if we can come help. We're pretty good with glitter. Seriously.

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  64. jamie, i am so thrilled for you! wishing you success as big as the warehouse! can't wait to make a furbish pilgrimage and see it all.

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  65. sounds wonderful! if i am ever in the area i will definitely stop by!

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  66. Congrats, this is great news! How exciting!

    By the way, I just host a new giveaway so stop by and enter for a chance to win a piece of fabulous jewelry of your choice. :)

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  67. Congrats! Can't wait to see the new space and vision.

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  68. Congratulations and best wishes!! Can't wait to see photos of this space on your blog as you put it all together...

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  69. Freaking fabulous! I am only a few hours away and been planning a visit but now I know to plan for the fall! So excited!

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  70. OHEMGEE!! This is SO exciting! So happy you're fulfilling the dreams that you so hap-hazardly stumbled upon! God works in mysterious ways! Can't wait to visit!

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  71. Sounds completely awesome, Jamie! I'll have to plan a trip to Raleigh just to see the new place. Can't wait to hear all about it here on the blog!

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  72. I'll have to plan a trip!! It sounds fabulous! I think you need this pink glossy headboard for your new shop that I found on Etsy!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/72293194/raspberry-high-lacquer-antique-headboard

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  73. Sounds like a dream come true! Wish I lived closer... :)

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  74. I am so happy for you!!! I can't wait to visit the new store next time we're in NC!

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  75. What great news! Love me some glittery floors!!

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  76. How do we snag an invite to the opening bash (I know you'll have one!)? Wonder how much it would cost to fly from Seattle to Raleigh... Yes, I'm serious!

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  77. Fantastic news ! Please let me know when Bailey comes cause I wanna see her donkeybutt dance. I might even drive to Wilmington so I can come on Sissy's party bus !

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  78. Congratulations, Jamie - you know I'm a big Furbish fan, and I can't wait to see the new store (I think I can see some REDECORATING in my future . . .)

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  79. RAD and congrats! so stoked for you!

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  80. CONGRATS!!!!!! I will def make a special trip just for that. Best of luck! I know it will be fawesome!

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  81. I cannot wait to see! This is awesome for you but also fantastic for Raleigh. Woop Woop Congrats!! ;)

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  82. well if this isn't reason enough to come from Boston to Raleigh I don't know what is.

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  83. We cannot wait to visit!! Cannot!

    www.sadieandstella.blogspot.com

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