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My Name is Brittany Fentress

Welcome to the heart of SpiritThread, where design transcends aesthetics and becomes an intimate journey of self-discovery. I'm Brittany, the soul behind the stitches, and I invite you to explore the essence of SpiritThread – a haven where your spaces become a reflection of your innermost self.

In the tapestry of our lives, every piece has a story to tell. SpiritThread is more than a studio; it's a sanctuary for kindred spirits, seekers of harmony and authenticity in their living spaces. As an artisan, my passion lies in breathing new life into forgotten treasures, in stitching together narratives that resonate with the very fabric of your being.

Here at SpiritThread, we dance on the intersection of mindful design and conscious living. Our journey unfolds in the delicate balance of creating soulful interiors and curating handpicked treasures that echo the whispers of your heart. Together, let's embark on a design odyssey where each thread weaves a tale of empowerment, self-expression, and the pure joy of coming home to yourself.

Welcome to SpiritThread – where the art of living meets the soulful stitch of design. Let’s create spaces that not only reflect your style but nurture your spirit. After all, your home is an extension of the beautiful, intricate story that is uniquely you.




Brittany at Home

"I have always LOVED playing with and layering textiles, patterns, and colors."


"The 1st Arm Chair"

The Chair (pair actually) that began it all. 

How it all Began:

In the backdrop of 2012, against the bustling canvas of Washington DC, I found myself in the midst of early motherhood, seeking a refuge from the constant rhythm of breastfeeding, diapers, and the perpetual mess at home. It was then that I stumbled upon an upholstery class, a haven that would unknowingly set the course for my creative journey.

Learning to reupholster an armchair became my escape, a nearly meditative process that allowed my mind to unwind while unveiling the hidden intricacies of craftsmanship. The joy of unraveling the old, understanding its structure, and then recreating it into something even more enchanting became an art form that captivated me endlessly.

At the time, I was also at the helm of a home staging and interior design company, navigating the delicate dance between personal and professional pursuits. The winds of change blew us back West to The East Bay in 2014.


With the doors of my DC business closed, I once again found solace in the craft of upholstery, unknowingly laying the foundation for a new venture – Curio Furniture.

As the sun set over Oakland, my journey took a new turn. I began showcasing my carefully crafted furniture pieces in local Oakland shops and fairs, each piece a testament to the passion and dedication woven into its fabric. The community embraced Curio Furniture, and the joy of seeing my creations find new homes fueled my commitment to this artistic endeavor.

A decade later, this journey has evolved into the essence of SpiritThread Studio & Stitches. Combining my background in interior decorating and design, home staging, the artistry of upholstery, and the innate talent for curating home goods, this space is a reflection of a decade's worth of passion, growth, and an ever-evolving story of creating spaces that are not just adorned with beauty but resonate with the spirit within.

Welcome to SpiritThread, where the threads of creativity and life weave together into a beautiful tapestry of self-expression and soulful living, rooted in the rich soil of The East Bay's vibrant community.

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"In the world of design, imperfections are not flaws; they are the fingerprints of character and the echoes of a rich history. SpiritThread believes in embracing the beauty of each unique piece, celebrating its journey and the stories it carries within its stitches."


Why we are different


Women Owned & Operated

SpiritThread takes pride in being a women-owned business, bringing a unique perspective, creativity, and passion to every design and upholstery project.


Local Artisan Craftsmanship

As a locally-owned establishment in the vibrant East Bay of San Francisco, SpiritThread is deeply rooted in the community, supporting local artisans and contributing to the rich tapestry of The East Bay's creative scene


Small Business, Big Heart

SpiritThread thrives as a small business with a big heart. Our intimate scale allows us to provide personalized attention, ensuring that every client's vision is not just met but exceeded.


Sustainable Practices

Committed to a greener future, SpiritThread embraces sustainability in design and upholstery. From eco-friendly materials to minimizing waste, our practices reflect a dedication to both beautiful interiors and a healthier planet.


Holistic Interior Design

SpiritThread believes in the holistic approach to interior design, creating spaces that not only look beautiful but also nurture well-being and reflect the essence of those who inhabit them.


Empowering Creative Community

SpiritThread is not just a studio; it's a space for creative expression. Through workshops, collaborations, and bespoke creations, we empower our community to explore their artistic inclinations.

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Get STarted

Embarking on a creative journey with SpiritThread Studio & Stitches is a seamless and joyous process. Whether you're yearning for a unique upholstered masterpiece, seeking inspiration through workshops, or desiring an expert touch for your interior styling and design, we're here to bring your vision to life.

  1. Explore Our Services: Dive into the realm of SpiritThread's offerings by exploring our three core services:

    • Workshops and Classes: Immerse yourself in the art of upholstery and design through our engaging workshops and classes. Unleash your creativity, learn new skills, and connect with like-minded individuals in a supportive and inspiring environment. Explore Workshop Opportunities.

    • Upholstery: Transform your furniture into cherished pieces with our expert upholstery services. From vintage revival to bespoke creations, each stitch is infused with craftsmanship, care, and a commitment to storytelling. Learn More about Upholstery.

    • Interior Styling and Design: Elevate your living spaces with SpiritThread's holistic approach to interior styling and design. Our expert team combines aesthetic finesse with a deep understanding of your unique vision, curating spaces that reflect your individuality. Discover Interior Styling.

  2. Share Your Vision: We believe in the power of collaboration. Share your vision, preferences, and aspirations with us. Whether you're looking to attend a workshop, have a cherished piece upholstered, or transform your entire living space, we are here to listen and understand.

  3. Contact Us for Consultation: Ready to take the next step? Reach out to us for a personalized consultation. Let's discuss your project, explore possibilities, and outline a plan tailored to your needs. Whether through a quick message or a detailed form, get in touch to begin the creative journey with SpiritThread.

At SpiritThread Studio & Stitches, every engagement is an opportunity to create something extraordinary. Join us in weaving the threads of inspiration, craftsmanship, and creativity into the fabric of your unique story.

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Temporarly, Located in a private studio in El Cerrito. 



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