Shopping in Green Hills 2012
Green Hills is something of a mecca for those seeking home design. From modern furnishings at Mitchell + Gold to the finest antiques at Marymount Plantation, this area offers the most varied possibilities.
Start this shopping trip at the south end of Hillsboro Pike at the Green Hills Antique Mall, where you’ll find tables, armoires, and some fun nostalgia pieces.
Less than a block north, Harpeth Gallery specializes fine smaller-scale antiques and gift items, including lighting, pillows, art, decorative items, and more.
Almost next door, Bradford’s Interiors offer furnishings, oriental rugs, antiques, and interior design services. Representing Baker, Henkel Harris, Sherrill, Stanford Furniture, and others, the store features three levels.
And for the ultimate in accessories, gifts, and “gorgeous things,” walk next door to Obelisk where you’ll find not only the latest in seasonal decor and gift items, but the work of Jonathan Adler, Vietri, Ayala Bar, Chilewich, Jan Barbogio, and others.
Proceed a couple blocks north to a right on Richard Jones Road, then turn immediately left into the parking lot where you’ll find LeQuire & Company. Here you’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts for all occasions. including oils, watercolors, wood, ceramics, glass, jewelry by local artisans.
Across the parking lot, Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, the store is part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States
North on Hillsboro Pike just past the mall, turn left on Crestmoor and then turn left into the parking lot at Bennett Galleries. Bennett Galleries represents artisans from across the United States and features paintings, sculpture, lamps, clocks, pottery, and jewelry can all be found.
Next door is Color At Home which is a repository of beautiful things from candles and table decor to seasonal items and gifts. The affordable, beautifully displayed items make this home boutique a must-stop part of the trip.
Tagged furniture with a soul, Nadeau’s inventory is ever-changing. Rustic, unique, handmade, shabby chic pieces from India and Indonesia are offered at wholesale prices. You’ll find painted wood, natural wood, tin, iron, and vintage washed mirrored pieces.
Back on Hillsboro Pike, turn right and past the mall turn into Grace’s Plaza. At Corzine & Co., you’ll find china, flatware, silver, stemware, antique silver and porcelain, jewelry, and gifts. If you’re looking for something unusual and elegant, try Corzine’s.
Circle around to the back of the shopping center to park and then walk to Marymount Plantation. Many years ago, owner Kathy Fitzpatrick began hosting invitation-only sales in the carriage house of her family home, Marymont Plantation. Word spread about the rare and exceptional objects she was collecting and soon the Marymont Plantation Shop opened. Arranged in chic, custom vignettes, the selection from the 17th through the 20th century, have included 18th-century dining room chairs and garden décor from the storied Château de Groussay outside Paris, pieces from the estate of Doris Duke, and canvas panels from the Waldorf Astoria.
On the back side of the shopping center, The Dotted Line has settled into its new location and continues to offer the gifts, decor items, and more for which the store is known. This shop exudes a youthful enthusiasm and if you love sparkly and pink, don’t miss it!
Next door, Bella Linea, the area’s quintessential linens store, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Bella Linea offers the ‘European Sleep Style’ concept of down comforters, pillows, and featherbeds. It has evolved into a fine linen store specializing in quality linens from all over the world, including bath linens and accessories, gifts, and furniture accents.
At the far end of the shopping center, The Oriental Shop is owned and operated by one of North America’s oldest oriental rug families. Founded by Mr. A.S. Harb, the company is now operated by his grandson Robert F. Howell. In the shop, you’ll find an extensive inventory of about 700 rugs.
On the second floor, you’ll find Nasir Oriental Rugs, which features rugs, many antiques, that are hand selected by the owner and shipped from a number of countries.
Across the hall is Richland Fine Arts which features art—traditional and contemporary oil paintings—from a variety of artists including Everett Raymond Kinstler, Dawn E. Whitelaw, Gavin Brooks, Holly Metzger, and others.
Downstairs, turn left onto Bandywood Drive. About midway down the block, look for AshBlue, founded by Susannah and Zulu Scott-Barnes and filled with everything from fine handcrafted jewelry to furniture, from garden accessories to lamps. The merchandise reflects Zulu’s travels in South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Borneo, England, Ireland, and Hawaii.
At the end of the block, you’ll find J. Craighead & Co., one of Nashville’s most eclectic and interesting shops. After having spent the past 30 years acquiring fine art, shopping the auction houses of New Orleans, estate sales in the Tidewater, and out-of-the-way shops across the country, John and Sally Buntin have gathered an amazing collection of art, antiques, and specialty gifts.
Next door is Digs which highlights an ever-changing collection of carefully selected items for the home ranging from an eclectic collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century European antiques to custom lighting, handmade pottery and unique gifts, including fur pillows made from upcycled old furs.
Almost next door is The Lamp Gallery, founded in 1979. Selling only lamps, this store features a large selection of lamps and shades, as well as its own one-of-a-kind creations.
Up the block lies Margi’s Chair & Chair Alike, a retail boutique offering eclectic home furnishings and gifts for those who want to create a personal environment that inspires the “I’m home” feeling. You’ll find large hand-carved cabinets, unique hand-forged iron lamps and fire screens, cozy sofas, hearty reclaimed wooden tables, and hundreds of fabrics and leathers for creating your own style.
At the end of Bandywood, turn right on Hillsboro Circle and then left on Abbott Martin and right on Bedford Ave. to find B. Wilker & Co. on the right. Headed by owner Barry Wilker, B. this is a full-service interior design firm with a retail showroom.
You’ll find unique accessories, gifts, lamps, chairs, tables, and original paintings among the many exceptional items.
Return to Hillsboro Circle and turn right to find the Curtain Exchange across from Hillsboro Drive. New owners Laurel and TJ have been designers and fabricators in the window covering and bedding industry for over 20 years. The Curtain Exchange stocks designer window treatments and customers can take ready-made curtains home to try before they buy them.
Proceed north on Hillsboro Circle to a right on Warfield Drive, where you’ll find Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ sophisticated store full of contemporary furnishings and plenty of fabric choices. You’ll find sofas in numerous styles, chairs, ottomans, as well as beds, dressers, and tables.
Take Warfield east to Hillsboro Pike and turn right. Before you reach Hobbs Road you’ll find Zia and Rug Expressions tucked into a small shopping center with minimal parking. Zia Art, Antique, & Flowers is a usual floral, antique, and gift shop. You’ll find seasonal decor, amusing signs, original art, and a few antiques mixed in with floral arrangements.
Next door, Rug Expressions offers a select assortment of fine Persian & decorative rugs at what the owner reports are “carefully trimmed prices.” His spacious showroom offers a comfortable way to see a variety of fine rugs.
There are a number of shops in the Green Hills area including:
2170 Bandywood Dr.
b. wilker & co.
3824 Bedford Ave.
2133 Bandywood Dr.
2014 Crestmoor Rd,
4100 Hillsboro Rd.
Color at Home
2104 Crestmoor Rd.
Corzine & Co.
4003 Hillsboro Rd.
Curtain Exchange, The
4103 Hillsboro Circle
2225 Bandywood Dr.
Dotted Line, The
2141 Bandywood Drive
J. Craighead & Co.
2225 Bandywood Dr.
Green Hills Antique Mall
4108 Hillsboro Rd.
4102 Hillsboro Pk.
Lamp Store, The
2213 Bandywood Dr.
LeQuire & Company
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 34
Margi’s Chair & Chair Alike
2205 Bandywood Dr.
Marymont Plantation Antiques
4009 Hillsboro Pk.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
4015 Hillsboro Pk. #101
2104 Crestmoor Rd.
Nasir Oriental Rugs
4009 HIllsboro Pk. Suite 200
4096 Hillsboro Rd.
The Oriental Shop
2121 Bandywood Drive
Richland Fine Art
4009 Hillsboro Pk. Suite 203
4113 Hillsboro Pk.
Ten Thousand Villages
3900 Hillsboro Pk.
4115 Hillsboro Road