Name: Karen Wilson
Business Info: Furniture: Restyled
Name three words that describe you. Creative + Nurturing + Innovative
What items do you specialize in? I have a wide variety of interior items in my booth. For the most part I work with furniture. I love giving new life to old things!
What is your favorite place to source antiques? I mostly go to estate sales and auctions. I also love getting to go to Canton.
What is your most prized possession that you've "picked" over the years? A few years ago I was lucky enough to find an amazing Broyhill Brasilia bedroom set. It is one of the most unique sets I've had - I even kept it at home for a long time because I wasn't ready to part ways with it just yet! I eventually brought it into my booth at The Nat, and it found a new home from there!
Where do you find inspiration? Mostly through Pinterest. I have family and clients who live in Austin, so we get to visit fairly regularly. I always make it a point to stop in clients' stores to see what their selling, what displays catch my eye, that sort of thing. Any time I'm in a bigger city, I like to check out their antique stores to find more inspiration.
How do you spend your time when you aren't at The NAT? I retired not too long ago, so I get to spend a lot of time with my grandkids! If I'm not chasing my grandkids around, I'm usually found painting. There aren't many days now that I'm not covered in paint!
What's your personal motto? Honesty is the best policy! I've found over the years that telling the truth, even when it hurts, is a great lesson to follow.