I have had several people email me when they are coming into Nashville for a weekend wanting to know what home decor shops they should hit up. I have lived here for 3 years and still feel like I'm being introduced to new stores. But, for what it's worth- I have compiled a list of my favorites.
First of all, if you want to know hot spots in this town you need to visit my trusty Nashville blog- Style Blueprint. You'll find everything you need to know about the hip spots in this town. I basically stole most of these pictures from their blog so a big THANK YOU to them for doing all the busy work and going above and beyond.
(And because I feel for all of you who are directionally challenged like myself -I linked the titles to the maps of each place. If you click on the name it'll take you to the spot on google maps.)
Now, let's go shopping!
In Green Hills you'll need to go to Bandywood Drive...
Owned by Meg Turner and Becky Webb, Digs Interiors recently opened their very own retail store. You'll see beautiful antiques, lighting, and other unique finds. (I've always been jealous of the name they chose for their interior design firm- Digs. So clever and catchy!!) Oh, and they're also on Taigan.
Then right across the street you'll find AshBlue
It's a really cool store that has everything from furniture to jewelry. Great gifts! You can also shop online- here.
And before you leave Bandywood go by The Perfect Pair. My good friends, Casey and Whitney, own it and they have the coolest shoes in town. Seriously, you can't leave Nashville without a good pair of cowboy boots!
Now on to Berry Hill...
Gilchrist & Gilchrist
shabby chic, vintage, charming
You walk in and feel like you're in a winter wonderland. Gina, the owner, is so helpful and sweet. You've seen her fabulous house before in this Christmas post!
Seriously- you can't help but smile when you walk in. Especially when the face that greets you at the door looks like this:
Next door to G&G you'll find an equally charming store-
Amy and her husband Earl Smith have an eye for style. Their taste is spot on! If you love this blog you'll love this store. Trust me.
On 8th Avenue...
A la Maison
French style with New Orleans flair
This store always has something to offer. Lots of quirky antiques, beautiful artwork, and unique accessories- and I find that they are very affordable!
Down the street you'll find....
Full of architectural antiques that will make a statement in any room... old salvaged doors, chandeliers, mantles, newel posts, hardware, the list goes on... I love to add pieces like this to a home. It adds instant character!
If you like this sort of thing then you'll LOVE
Garden Park Antiques
It's kind of off the beaten path but only because it's attached to their giant manufacturing facility. Think goggles and propane torches.
But what's better than a hidden secret resource? (Consider yourself an insider:)
Everything is grand, large in scale, and jaw dropping.
Keith Merry, the owner, is a master artisan. And he has the eye to go with it!! He's also really fun to collaborate with. Here's a custom outdoor coffee table he just finished for one of my clients...
(shop online here)
If you have time and you really like to shop you need to venture out to Franklin, TN. About 30 minutes south of Nashville, this quaint town has SO much to offer!
When I first saw the outside of this store I knew it would be one of my favorites.
If you've ever been to a flea market you've probably felt overwhelmed at some point and thought "Gosh, I just wish someone would pick out all the good stuff FOR me." Well, good thing Scarlett has done it for us! She has such a unique sense of style... and is sweet to boot.
(why yes, that would be me in the background- from when I went shopping with Liza. I told you I stole her pictures! :)
Next door is the Arbor Antique Mall.
If you're the type that likes to sift through junk to find quirky things (ME, Me!!) then you'll love the antiques stores like this one. There are several great ones on that same street that will keep you entertained for HOURS. (i.e. leave your husband at home for this one).
A funky old typewriter?
or a creepy clown mannequin? Yes please.
The Iron Gate
This is probably my favorite store in the Nashville area. If you want to know what my style is... this is it. I will gladly take anything in that store and put it in my own home.
You can atleast come home with one of their amazing candles.
I'm SURE I left out some great stores but these are the ones I go to most often.
I think you'll like them too...
Happy shopping, Y'ALL!
I have been working on this post for a while and just got around to finishing it- so I apologize if you emailed and I didn't get back to you in time! (first picture is from Hatch Show Print, others by Style Blueprint and the stores websites)