It Takes Two: New Nadeau Store in Charleston

Name: Nadeau Charleston II

D.O.B.: July 2015

Place of Birth: 709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464

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Nadeau furniture opens second store in Charleston

One is good but two is even better, which is why we are happy to announce the opening of a second store in Charleston at 709 Johnnie Dodds in Mt. Pleasant. The brand new location promises to bring even more unique items curated by Nadeau from India and Indonesia. Make sure to stop by and help us celebrate the grand opening on July 24th between 5pm and 7pm with a variety of special guests who will be joining the festivities. RSVP here.

Charleston’s love for Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul is so big it needs a second store to contain it! This new location follows in its predecessor’s footsteps to deliver beautiful solid furniture at affordable prices. Each item has its own story and its own individual character; no two pieces are alike. The furniture pieces at Nadeau are handcrafted out of solid wood and metal, beautifully designed and made with exquisite craftsmanship.

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Carly Greeley, our Charleston store manager says: “With the ever changing demand and growth in Charleston, the request for more choices has become apparent. This is the perfect time for an expansion,   and I am personally excited about all the possibilities and adventures the new location will bring to our community.”

To help kick off our new store in Mount Pleasant we have invited a few of our friends to celebrate with us on July 24th. Artists Karen Velasquez and Amy Elizabeth Bork will showcase their beautiful art work, award-winning musician Eric Vaughn will be performing at the event, while Stox & Co. will display a few of their favorite pieces of jewelry.

Get to know our guests:

Karen Velasquez

Nadeau opens second store in Charleston!

In the midst of cancer treatments and multiple operations, Karen went to art school where she studied photography and media design. Karen’s art is a glorious mixture of new school digital technology and old school classic oil painting. Karen seeks to have her art plant a seed of hope; her fascination with the sky has led to a body of work inspired by the colors of sunrise, the beauty of creation and hope for another day.

Amy Elizabeth Bork

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Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Amy Elizabeth Bork settled in Charleston, South Carolina, in early 2014. She is a graduate of Penn State University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. If a space needs to be filled, she discusses color pallet and size with clients to create one-of-a-kind paintings. In 2015, she began what is called #FreeArtFriday where two or more times each month, Amy leaves a piece of art in the surrounding areas and posts clues on her social media to help followers search for the free painting.

Eric Vaughn

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Eric fell in love with music at an early age, receiving his first drum set at age 3. In high school, he performed nationally and internationally with both choral and band ensembles; performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and Giants Stadium to name a few. During the summer, he toured for 3 years with the DCI (Drum Corps International) Circuit, serving as a drum major for Carolina Crown and winning the World Championship with the Cadets in 2000. He received a Bachelor’s in Music Education from USC where he specialized in trumpet and instrumental music. Eric has worked extensively as both an instructor and consultant to high school marching bands such as Irmo, Sumter, and Gilbert. Over the last 12 years, he has worked as a performing drummer, guitarist, and trumpet player.

Stox and Co. Spa

Nadeau opens second store in Charleston

Stox & Co. is an award winning Health and Wellness Spa and Salon in Charleston. For over 20 years they have offered exceptional services which include a variety of holistic therapies, from luxurious facials, aromatherapy massage, prenatal massage, body treatments, Pilates, yoga, customized airbrush tanning, nutritional guidance, hair & nail spa and a boutique with a wide selection of products to choose from. The benefits are soothing and life enriching with each experience tailored for each guest.

Join us on Friday July 24th between 5pm-7pm at 709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464 and check out our brand new store! Make sure to RSVP here.

See you soon!

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We Made a Video! Learn How to Transform Your Living Space in Minutes

We are so excited about our new video! As some of you already know, we have a shiny new pop up shop at Tysons Corner. We invited one of our favorite designers, Sherilee Cronin, to join us at Tysons for a two minute tutorial on How to Create a Focus Point on a Blank Wall.

Ever wondered how to bring balance to a room or how to fill awkward spaces? Hit play and watch as Sherilee and our very own Elizabeth create some instant magic.

Psst…We just extended our stay at Tysons Corner for a couple of extra months! Come visit us before summer is over at 8020L Tysons Corner Center, on the Lower Level between PR Fresh Look & Bebe. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 9:30 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm. Or check out one of our locations countrywide.

Would you like more tips and videos? Let us know in the comments.

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Visit Nadeau at Tysons Corner until August 31st

Yes, you read that right…you asked and we listened:  Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul will stay at Tysons Corner until the end of August.

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul extends its stay at Tysons Corner until the end of August.

Our pop up store in Washington DC has proven so successful, we’ll keep bringing you unique furniture and decor at wholesale prices for a little longer. To be the first to know when new shipments come in, sign up for our mailing list. We promise not to send any spam, only 2-3 emails per month to alert you when new unique finds come in.

Come find us at 8020L Tysons Corner Center, on the Lower Level between PR Fresh Look & Bebe. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 9:30 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm.

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul extends its stay at Tysons Corner until the end of August.

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul extends its stay at Tysons Corner until the end of August.

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul extends its stay at Tysons Corner until the end of August.

And don’t forget to check out our other DC locations, Alexandria and Georgetown. Happy treasure hunting!

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San Antonio: Get Ready for Furniture with a Soul!

Name: Nadeau San Antonio

D.O.B.: 19-06-2015

Place of Birth: 999 E. Base Road, San Antonio, TX, 78209

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Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul opens in San Antonio

Our Texas family is expanding; after Austin, Houston and Dallas, we are excited to announce the opening of Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul in San Antonio. The store is already open for business so stop by anytime and make sure to come help us celebrate the official Grand Opening on June 19th, between 5pm and 8pm at 999 E. Base Road, in San Antonio. Alongside our amazing furniture and one-of-a-kind pieces you will get to meet our store manager Kaitlyn and her assistant Samantha, all while enjoying a glass of wine or two.

Located at 999 E. Basse Road, our new store brings an eclectic touch to the heart of San Antonio while staying true to the values of its fellow Nadeau stores all over the country. Each Nadeau location has its own unique flavor, just like each one of our pieces of furniture has its own story and character; no two pieces are alike, nothing is mass produced, what you see is what you get.

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul Opens in San Antonio

It was through word of mouth that Nadeau came to be. The simplicity that started it all is still implemented to this day at all our 25+ stores across the US, and we are still growing, thanks to our loyal fans. If you haven’t had the opportunity to come into the store, check out our list of locations here to find a Nadeau store near you. And what better way to experience Nadeau than coming to our San Antonio’s Grand Opening?

Join us on Friday June 19th between 5pm-8pm at 999 E. Basse Road, #161, San Antonio, Texas, 78209 and check out our brand new store while enjoying light refreshments! Make sure to RSVP here.

See you soon!

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul Opens in San Antonio

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul Opens in San Antonio

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NADEAU WELCOMES SOULFUL PAINTINGS TO CHARLESTON STORE

Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul in Charleston is excited to host artist Karen Velasquez’ new work, a mixture of new school digital technology and old school classic oil painting, alongside its unique items for a limited time only. The official opening of the show is May 15, 2015.

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The Artist: Karen Velasquez

Says Karen Velasquez: “I am inspired by the colors of a sunrise, the beauty of God’s creation, and the hope of a new day. That’s my tagline on everything!”

Karen’s story is an inspirational one; nineteen years ago she was diagnosed with cancer and was told she had a few short months to live. In the midst of battling her illness, Karen’s love for life was awakened and she was prompted to go to art school where she studied photography and media design.

Karen’s work is the perfect blend of tradition and technology.  She begins with a photograph that she edits for color and palette selection before using  an artist’s program to digitally paint over it.  This process is done with a digital paintbrush and a large digital canvas pad that is separate from the computer screen.  The process includes mixing the colors in a similar way as with traditional painting, just in digital format.

Karen’s new look on life and faith ignited a love affair with the sky, an inspiration visible in most of her work.

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Nadeau – Furniture with a soul

Nadeau curates one-of-a-kind beautiful furniture from around the globe. For over twenty years we’ve kept our promise to bring unique items at affordable prices, no shipping  and no assembly required. Over at our Charleston location our managing team consists of Carly and Eddie, who have been with us for about 5 years! The two are like a well oiled machine with Eddie being the technology savant to Carly’s designing knowledge. Their friendship and work relationship makes Nadeau a fun work environment for anyone there, make sure to stop by and put them to the test!

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Come help us welcome Karen to our community on May 15th between 4pm-6pm and witness the unveiling of her new, never-before-seen pieces all while enjoying light refreshments and Nadeau’s own furniture gems! Our soulful eclectic assortment of furniture pieces goes hand in hand with Karen’s beautiful and edifying work. We are located at 640 Coleman Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 and you can RSVP for the event here.

Karen will also be present to share her beautiful art as well as her inspirational story, see you soon!

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Design, Drinks, Décor!

Nadeau Chicago is now bigger and better than ever. We expanded and revamped our place and we want you to come celebrate with us! In the spirit of community togetherness we’ve decided to team up with our soon-to-be neighbors at Band of Bohemia, three of Chicago’s top designers, and our helpful mover friends at Schlep. We are bringing together brew and décor under one roof, for one night only, on Friday, May 8th, from 6:30pm-9pm at 4433 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. Join us!

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Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul

With the simple idea that great furniture should be attainable by everyone, Nadeau came to be over 20 years ago. We pride ourselves on having an eclectic assortment of coastal, industrial, French farmhouse and contemporary items to name a few. We are more than just your average furniture store: Nadeau is all about soulful pieces and special experiences; it’s impossible to walk into a Nadeau store and not feel the energy of exquisite furniture. With 25 stores all over the United States, the expansion of our Chicago location made room for more one-of-a-kind items showcasing our commitment to beautiful furniture pieces at our larger than life store.

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Ravenswood’s Latest Addition – Band of Bohemia

Our new favorite brewery lands in Chicago courtesy of Michael Carroll and Craig Sindelar, the innovative and acclaimed men behind it. Band of Bohemia will be nestled in the center of the upscale Ravenswood Corridor. More than just a bar, it will be a culinary brewhouse offering an outstanding level of cuisine.

band-of-bohemia-1On May 8th, you will be able to sample Band of Bohemia’s progressive, in-house brewed ales and future menu items while browsing our unique furniture. Nadeau and Band of Bohemia will be a match made in heaven – for one night only – in Chicago. Be there!

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Our Dream Team of Guest Designers

To kick off our newly enhanced space we’ve enlisted the help of the city’s best designers who will be available throughout the event to answer your design questions, give you some makeover tips, and tell you about their favorite pieces at the store! The design team includes Kevin Grace, Desirée Denoyer and Layne Jones.

Kevin Grace

A native of Chicago, Kevin’s unique design sense seamlessly blends his love of color, fashion and pop culture. Kevin has always had a passion for transforming spaces; his early work, bridging both fashion and design, was seen by millions peering into Marshall Field’s iconic State Street windows. Life suddenly changed for Kevin when he was cast on HGTV’s Design Star Season 6,  giving him a national and international stage to share his distinct vision with the rest of the world. The show’s biggest blessing is arguably Kevin launching his own brand, Kevin Grace Design, in 2011. Kevin likes to credit his success and support to a simple mantra:

Always be aware of your client’s needs, but never be afraid to push comfort zones and open doors to fresh ideas. Ultimately, stay true to your design soul. – Kevin Grace

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Desirée Denoyer

Desirée’s design studio, DM Design Solutions, is an award winning, nationally recognized interior design firm located in Chicago. The firm has been awarded the prestigious Best in Houzz – Design and Customer Service award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Blending an extensive background in corporate sales and business development with a passion for interior design, Desirée M. Denoyer merges impeccable design vision and attention to details with superior project management skills. This unique combination results in cutting edge design and passionate work.

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Layne Jones

Chicago’s Layne Jones is a home stylist, furniture designer and blogger. Her mission is to beautify spaces, establishing relationships with her clients while exceeding their expectations! Jones’ work stems from the heart and soul as she enjoys finding the beauty in unusual settings. Layne pours her heart into anything she does!

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Our Moving Buddies

Nadeau’s items require no assembling, however, you still need to take your furniture home. If you’ve never heard of Schlep, come meet the founders in person on May 8th. Schlep is a friendly and secure marketplace for people to link up and get things moved. If it’s too small for a move but too big for your car, Schlep is what you are looking for! They connect people who need stuff moved with a neighbor with a truck.

Come join us on Friday, May 8th, from 6:30pm to 9pm at 4433 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, for an opportunity to view our new, unique items and get your design skills put to the test! You can sign up for a complimentary ticket to the event here, see you soon!

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NADEAU BRINGS UNIQUE AND AFFORDABLE FURNITURE TO TYSONS CORNER

We are beyond excited to announce the opening of our new Pop-Up shop in Tysons Corner Center, making it a cool addition to our 25 stores around the U.S., including our stores in Georgetown and Alexandria. What better way to celebrate this special occasion than by featuring a variety of items ranging from dining tables to chairs, bookshelves, and more? You name it, we’ve got it!

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul opens Pop-Up shop at Tysons Corner Center

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul brings one-of-a-kind items to Tysons Corner Center for a limited time only

We pride ourselves on having exquisite one-of-a-kind pieces at incredibly affordable prices so come make your heart and your wallet happy by visiting us at Tysons Corner Center for a treasure hunt! We are open Monday through Saturday between 10am and 9:30pm and our Sunday hours are 11am to 7pm. Did we mention the best part? There is no need to assemble or wait for shipping; our unique and handcrafted furniture comes ready to be picked up, so you can walk out with your favorite pieces in hand.

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul features unique items curated from all around the world at pop-Up shop at Tysons Corner Center

Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul's pop-Up shop at Tysons Corner Center brings exquisite unique items.

As some of you might well know, Tysons Corner Center is huge! To find Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, park in Parking Garage A, close to the Purple Loading Dock. Our store is on the lower level between PR Fresh Look & Bebe at 8020L Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, VA 22102.

We are all looking forward to seeing you at our first ever pop up store! And don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list to know when new furniture arrives at our Tysons Corner location.

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The coming year is going to be big for Nadeau as we evolve to better serve our customers! As we close the door on 2014, we have decided to discontinue our blog but we will continue to bring you insightful information on our other social media channels including Pinterest.

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Its November! DIY Thanksgiving

Even if you only use your dining room table for special occasions, get ready, because Thanksgiving is just around the corner! There is nothing quite like having friends and family gathered for Thanksgiving dinner, so this year make it extra special with a DIY centerpiece.

We looked through Better Home and Gardens’ list of beautiful table displays and picked our favorites:

Image via Better Home and Gardens

Image via Better Home and Gardens

Try using an unusual storage piece as the focal point of your table. It adds a rustic-chic touch and leaves plenty of room to stage grasses or gourds. Plus, with this look you can’t help but brag about your do-it-yourself skills!

Image via Better Home and Gardens

Image via Better Home and Gardens

If you prefer a more colorful look, try pairing flowers with the earthy hues of fruits and vegetables. Not only does it look stunning for your guests, but it really provides a sense of abundance that we associate with the November holiday. Decorated candle holders always provide that extra detail that takes your setting to the next level.

Then there is our all-time favorite holiday centerpiece, FOOD.

Image via Better Home and Gardens

Image via Better Home and Gardens

Of course what good is a centerpiece if you don’t have a table to put it on? At Nadeau, we have a wide variety of dining tables, even if it means you have to accommodate an odd aunt or two.

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From Halloween to Thanksgiving: A Transformation

If you aren’t sure how to decorate for Thanksgiving, or if you feel guilty throwing away fifty pounds of pumpkins – don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

If you didn’t carve your pumpkins then you are in luck because their uses are just about endless. A quick coat of metallic paint is all you need to change up the holiday. Stage your Thanksgiving table with your Halloween leftovers, no one will ever know!

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Image via Better Home and Gardens

Even if you don’t want to keep pumpkins on display you can easily turn them into our favorite Thanksgiving treat, pumpkin pie!

Check out this recipe from The Food Network which utilizes real pumpkin, just remember that prepping it takes a little longer than using canned.

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Image via The Food Network

As long as you’re at it you can start changing out some autumn pieces for a more wintry look. Utilize white and pale blue washes to accentuate that snowy feel:

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