Monday, July 25, 2011

tap tap :: is this thing on?

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:

Meredith said...

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

the tichenor family said...

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.

Nancy said...

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?

Gina said...

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!

i suwannee said...

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

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

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!

jessykah said...

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

Jessie said...

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

i suwannee said...

october!

Sarah Wilson said...

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.

Kristen said...

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

Martha said...

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

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

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

Lisa Lilienthal said...

If you build it, we will come!!

bryn alexandra interiors said...

YAY!!!!! I cannot wait to see it!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

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

Jenna said...

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!

Kelly said...

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!

Elise said...

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

Elizabeth .: Have Your Cake Blog said...

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

Come by and my Hello Mellow giveaway if you like!

Maison Luxe said...

SO PROUD OF YOU!! Congratulations girl!!

xo, Kelie

H.G. The Countess said...

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

Andi said...

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

Congrats!!!

Wanting What I Have said...

WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!! So happy for you!

Colette said...

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...

tarheel said...

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

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

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).

Vanessa said...

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

southernsahm said...

I will be there! Can't wait!!!!

Kathy Higgins said...

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

Beth said...

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

i suwannee said...

Yes we'll stay open!

Erin said...

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.

Beth said...

Wow! SO very exciting for you! :)

Brand New and Beautiful said...

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

Amber Interiors said...

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....

Jenn said...

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

Feisty said...

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

shannon s. said...

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!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

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.

Karyn said...

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.

jess@birdhouse said...

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

Stacy said...

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

layersofmeaning said...

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

Meg said...

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!

Nest Studio said...

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.

Stephanie said...

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

The enchanted home said...

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!

bluehydrangea said...

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.

Andrea said...

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

Love, Andrea
MrsLovesLife.com

Jen said...

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

Hilary Dow-Ward said...

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!

jessica said...

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

Christiana said...

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

Rachael Anne said...

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

Susan said...

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

cristin said...

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

traci zeller designs said...

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

Jenn said...

this is FANTASTIC news. I am so there!

meemers said...

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.

Danika said...

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

Christine said...

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

Kecia said...

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

monica said...

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:)

i suwannee said...

it's available to errbody!

Studio 13 said...

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

Momma Nicholson said...

LOVE. So excited for this new adventure!!!

Lindsey said...

SUPA exciting!

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

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

Amy @ TriangleHoneymoon said...

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

mrs. jones said...

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.

laura said...

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

Jessie said...

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

heather said...

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

bettina24 said...

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

autumn said...

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!

Welcome to DIVA STYLE! said...

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!

Caroline @ Between Your Ears said...

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!

Allison said...

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

Jill Browning said...

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

Mango Gal said...

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

jlm said...

What great news! Love me some glittery floors!!

Maggie Rose said...

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!

Tammy@InStitches said...

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 !

Lyndsey said...

Get it, girl!

Leanne said...

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 . . .)

julia wheeler said...

RAD and congrats! so stoked for you!

Eclectic said...

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

Niki McNeill said...

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

Jennifer hill said...

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

Sadie + Stella said...

We cannot wait to visit!! Cannot!

www.sadieandstella.blogspot.com

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