Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses

Photo: Charles Siler
Photo: Charles Siler

FILTHY GORGEOUS  A brother-and-sister interior decorating team have moved their Filthy Gorgeous store from Walnut Creek to 1987 Ashby Ave. in Berkeley. The shop sells a wide variety of home decor items — including chairs, sofas, art, tables, storage, lights, and accessories —  and offers upholstery and personalized home design services by appointment. Clients’ homes have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens and Sunset Magazine. According to the store’s website, the pair strive for design that “incorporates unique and personalized blends of old and new, function and elegance, budget and beauty, creating timeless looks while accommodating the inevitable evolution of life.” Filthy Gorgeous joins the Adeline Corridor neighborhood’s large number of antique and vintage furniture stores.

Photo: Facebook
Photo: Facebook

NAILETTE  Nail-polish subscription service Nailette has moved its headquarters to Nextspace Berkeley at 2081 Center St. in downtown. Nailette is a mail-order service that sends out monthly or bimonthly shipments of a variety of nail-polishes. According to the company’s Facebook page, they will “curate the best nail colors for you each season based on your style and skin tone so you can always be the one wearing the latest and greatest, effortlessly.” They currently carry Essie, OPI and Orly brands.

Photo: Rise Bodyworks
Photo: Rise Bodyworks

RISE BODYWORKS  Rise Bodyworks is opening at 2808 Adeline St. across from Berkeley Bowl. The fitness studio will offer “mat and reformer Pilates, TRX, boot camps, yoga and kettle bell classes fusing practices to provide functional training opportunities for all levels and lifestyles.” Rise has two other locations, one in Alameda and one in Walnut Creek. “Rise Bodyworks approach just made sense,” said Lynn Matthews-Reifsteck, a founder of Rise Bodyworks Berkeley. “ I realized staying active and mobile requires you to take care of yourself in a holistic way. Rise helped me to achieve my best. I want to create that opportunity for as many people as I can.”

Shop Talk is our regular column in which we post updates on Berkeley businesses. If you’re a Berkeley business with news, or a Berkeleysider who has spotted a change in your neighborhood or on your travels, shoot us an email with the details. Read previous Shop Talk columns, and check out Bites for the latest East Bay restaurant news.