Shopping 8th Ave. S. and 12S
Although the cityscape continues to change, 8th Avenue South continues to be a resource for those seeking antiques, home decor, and more.
At the Downtown Antique Mall there’s a repository of all things home-related. From wood and upholstered furniture to vintage and mid-century decor, and farmhouse chic, the merchants represented here offer an amazing collection of items.
Nearby, Epiphany Design Studio, founded by Julie Goad as an extension of her interior design and renovation business. Here you’ll find large scale furnishings, decorative items, rugs and lighting, and more. In addition, you can talk to the interior designers on staff and ponder solutions to your decorating dilemmas.
Just off 8th Aver. South, Myers Flooring has been providing designer quality flooring products—hardwood, bamboo, wools, sisal, seagrass, wood, custom area rugs, area rugs, and carpet—since 1998. A huge inventory means visitors can often find what they want in stock, and getting a remnant bound is seldom a problem.
While it’s true that All Seasons Gardening and Homebrewing Supply Company offers quality products for organic gardening, hydroponics, and homebrewing supplies, this store also offers a wide selection of gifts for the home and garden. Offering everything from tabletop decor and garden pots to numerous items for bird lovers, All Seasons is a great little store.
Nashville Billiard & Patio is a family-owned game room superstore, offering quality pool tables, home theater seating, kitchen and barstools, shuffleboard tables. and more. In addition, the store features outdoor furnishings including deep seating pieces, dining groups, wicker furniture, fire pits, Adirondack chairs, umbrellas, and more.
Nearby, Habitat ReStore features furniture, lighting, home decor items, and more. From fun to fine style, this store offers something for everyone’s home. Merchandise is one-of-a-kind and changes frequently so check the website or facebook page to see what’s in stock.
Across the street, Remix Furniture Consignment sells used, quality furniture, art, mirrors, table/floor lamps, and other home décor items. Looking for a bedroom set, accent dresser, bunk bed, couch, dining room set, or an antique? Check this store where new treasures arrive daily.
Just off 8th Avenue on Chestnut, Werthan specializes in an incredible array of choices in modern surface design—tile, granite, marble, natural stone of all kinds, manmade solid surface materials, and more. Featuring the most advanced fabrication technology available, Werthan offers full custom design, fabrication, and installation.
Next door, Woodstock Vintage Lumber, founded in 1996, is an expression of Brent Coursey’s passion for the unique character of antique first-growth lumber. Today the business illustrates reclaimed antique lumber including wide plank flooring, decorative beams, and reclaimed furniture.
Hanging Around works with homeowners, interior designers, museums, galleries, artists, corporate entities, local businesses, and the music industry. In addition to framing museum quality and fine works of art, this shop also frames certificates, posters, photos, and more.
Serving as a source for designers’, builders’, and home-owners’ looking for antique lighting and unusual architectural elements is Preservation Station. This store’s proprietors travel extensively to locate the finest architectural antiques including antique and vintage doors, hardware, antique stained glass and leaded glass windows, columns, claw-foot tubs, unusual sinks, and wood, stone, and cast iron antique mantels.
Just off 8th Aver. on Wedgewood, The Velvet Shoestring is dedicated to making furniture consignment a fun and creative way to transition from one home to another. Located in a new 7,246 sq. ft. showroom, The shop features a variety of high end brands at affordable prices.
Eighth Avenue Antique Mall offers a wide array of curios, collectibles, and hard to find items, as well as a mix of vintage pieces perfect for accenting home or office. Look for furniture, bric-a-brac, clothing, dinnerware, and more.
From an emphasis on eclectic, high quality, one-of-a-kind pieces, Karmal-Skillington has grown to offer farmhouse tables made from old reclaimed pine. As customers began to request special sizes, Karmal-Skillington’s custom table business was born. Today, Karmal Skillington, known for its unique designs, quality, and attention to detail, works with over 12 builders and employs 3 full time finishers to create custom-finished dining chairs, sideboards, bookcases, coffee tables, media centers, kitchen islands, and more. In addition, floors or reclaimed antique lumber are available.
Dealer’s Choice serves as the headquarters for Barry Wilkinson’s antique and auction business. Wilkinson deals in antique furniture ranging from Victorian and mahogany to French, Empire and Country. The inventory also includes a selection of high quality reproduction pieces from furniture to bronzes, cast iron, stained glass, leaded lamps, European Imports, and more.
An outgrowth of American Classical Antiques, Classic Modern offers a variety of vintage and retro furnishings, including 50’s style diner decor. The shop features an eclectic selection of furniture, lighting, art, and one-of-a-kind items and is Nashville’s exclusive Elite leather dealer.
Almost next door, Pre to Post Modern is a one-stop shop for pop culture essentials, from clothing and vinyl records to mid-century furnishings and home decor. If you’re looking for a haven for “groovy” things, this is the place.
Bliss Home showcases unique, handcrafted furniture well-suited for bedroom, living room, dining room, outdoors, and office. Offering casual contemporary furnishings, rugs, and inspiring art and accessories, Bliss Home provides a large array of inventory and staff are on hand to help coordinate your entire home.
A few blocks away on 12th Avenue South, which today wears the moniker 12S, White’s Mercantile shows off Holly Williams’ “exquisite taste,” as described by her gal-pal and fellow shopper, Gwyneth Paltrow. Williams is daughter of Hank Williams and has released three critically acclaimed albums. A completely curated shop, White’s Mercantile is stocked with Williams’ favorite items. She describes it as “a general store for the modern-day tastemaker.”
Cadeau offers modern, eclectic, and handmade products including furniture, lighting, art, pillows, decorative pieces, one-of-a-kind collectibles, and gift items. The proprietors hand-select new and refurbished items ranging from couches and tables to art pieces and seasonal gifts.
Long a fixture on 12S, Summer Classics resides in the old Becker’s Bakery building, a Nashville landmark for 100 years. Viewing outdoor space as an extension of the home and a special gathering place for family and friends, Summer Classics is dedicated to helping with designing a space to enjoy with luxury outdoor furnishings—deep seating, dining sets, umbrellas, and more. Hundreds of exclusive outdoor fabrics are available and all-weather furnishings are designed to last in the harshest environments.
NOTE: Many small shops are closed on Monday. Please call ahead to verify store hours, etc.
There are a variety of home-related shops on 8th and 12th avenues south, including:
924 8th Ave. S.
2711 8th Ave S.
2308 12 S
2116 8th Ave. S.
2109 8th Ave. S.
Downtown Antique Mall
612 8th Ave. S.
Eighth Ave. Antique Mall
2015 8th Ave. S.
Epiphany Design Studio
622 8th Ave. S.
1001 8th Ave. S.
1506 8th Ave. S.
2019 8th Ave. S.
641 Division Street
Nashville Billiard & Patio Furniture
927 8th Ave. S.
1809 8th Ave. S.
Pre to Post Modern
2110 8t Ave. S.
1004 8th Ave. South
2600 12 S
Velvet Shoestring, The
811 Wedgewood Ave.
448 Chestnut St.
209 12 South
Woodstock Vintage Lumber
464 Chestnut St.