About Me

Hey there, I’m Renee...

I’m reluctant to be boxed...professionally, creatively, personally.

Never have I viewed changing careers, hobbies or much else, for that matter, as a deficit to anyone, including myself!

The folks who bravely take a creative leap inspire me. So do those who tweak convention just enough to make life more interesting. So here’s my leap!

Thankfully my crew at home- husband Eric, my three teens, along with our pup Stewart and Olive Cat-support my deep dive. Previous careers as a teacher and a 9-5’er in corporate, along with hobbies as a beekeeper and a master gardener provide my springboard to here and now.

Creative inspiration found its way into all my endeavors, and I must say, I’m where I belong! I’m a big believer that the creative process cultivates pride and joy. BIG JOY!

Meet Tusk Abode...

Here it is! A big piece of who I am. Here you’ll find custom painted furniture, design elements, creative workshops, home staging services, and the very best products on the market for creating your own amazing pieces!

Tusk Abode features the extraordinary line of Wise Owl products. Having used almost everything out there over the years, I can’t wait for these premier tools of the the trade to rock your creative vibe!

Jump in on the fun. Join me in the studio for some workshop creativity, find something fresh for your home, or get inspired with the tools and guidance to create something that makes your soul sing! Here you’ll find items that defy any one style.

I specialize in reimagining vintage furniture that works with today’s sensibility. Eclectic blends of old and new will make your heart shimmy and speak to your individual style. Let me help you hone your happy.

Explore Tusk Abode on-line or come to the studio/shop on the beautiful North Shore of Oneida Lake, New York. Come. Come visit.

Let’s tweak convention, together.