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Refuge Designs Ribbon Cutting

NEWTON, N.C. (Aug. 24, 2017)—Newton welcomed Refuge Designs to the city during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 18. The new store is located at 24-A East 1st St.
Refuge Designs ribbon cutting
Refuge Designs is a collection of unique items that have either been handmade or repurposed. Owners Kristen Teague and Ian Rhyne enjoy finding windows, doors, and pallet wood to remake into quality items for their customers’ homes.

“We’re always looking for interesting things that we can add to fit into the store,” Teague said.

In addition to repurposed items made into coat hooks, signs, and artwork, the store features handmade jewelry, custom stationary, clothing, linens, vintage furniture, and antiques.

Refuge Designs also offers custom design parties where people can make their own creations and offers space for direct sales.

“We’re just excited to be here and hope that we can make a successful business,” Teague said.

“I want to welcome you to the city of Newton,” Mayor Anne P. Stedman said. “We’re glad that you’re here, and we’re here to help you.”

Photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony are available on the city of Newton’s Facebook page.

Refuge Designs is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit Refuge Designs’ Facebook page or call 828-461-7495.