Monday, September 5, 2011

Next Design Capital: Nashville

Have you heard? Nashville is the next big thing in design. Oh yes. First off, there's this fabulous event coming soon . . . 
That's right, the Tag Sale I've been teasing all these weeks has finally been set. Mark your calendars and plan your road trips accordingly. This is a don't-miss sale with goods from some of the most savvy Nashville bloggers out there - Me, You and a Wiener, ModFruGal and SquirrelPearl/Acorn + Archer (oh, and me too). It will be in a parking lot (I know, fancy), so hopefully the weather will cooperate.

In other news, while watching HGTV last night (which I don't do very often, so excuse me if this is old news), I saw a preview of a "sneak peek" of a new show that will debut next year (I think) called Interiors, Inc. It was so brief, I couldn't tell much about it, like where it was based. My curiosity piqued, I, of course, looked for more information online. It turns out, it's set in Nashville! Oh yes, the new design mecca. After further investigation, I found out it follows the crew at Pierce & Co. on their decorating escapades around town. I used to stop in Pierce & Co. when my hair salon was next door (my stylist moved a while back so I don't drop in like I used to). Here's a clip from the show . . .

It's a very cool store (not sure why they feel the need to call it a gallery) with some interesting things - all a bit pricey. If memory serves, they carry Jonathan Adler, Oly Studios, Lee Industries and maybe Arteriors Home, among other lines. After doing a little further digging on owner Jonathan Pierce, I found out he used to be a Christian Music artist (there are a lot of those around Nashville because it is Music City and all), then decided to open his design business about 10 years ago. As you might expect, he has some connections and thus some bigwig clients.

So, the sneak preview premieres tonight at 10/9, Central on HGTV right after Design Star (yikes). I'll be tuning in if nothing else to see my city featured.

Hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


Sources: HGTV, Pierce & Co., Wikipedia

14 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

So wish I lived in Nashville!1 I would be at your sale bright and early..good luck!!

ModFruGal said...

Yay sale...and big news on Pierce..I had no idea! I'll have to watch just from a local perspective.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

please keep me in the loop about the design sale--might be the perfect opportunity to take a little trip up to n-ville from atlanta!

dayka

Melissa Crochet said...

Nice research girlfriend! Can't wait to watch.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Hi Kathy! So excited to live so close to Tennessee's design mecca. I hope to get up there to see you for the Tag Sale!

Emily | Recently said...

I wish I lived closer because I would SO be there! You Nashville girls know how to pick some vintage goodies. Glad the rest of the design world is finally catching on to what we knew all along! ;)

Jessie said...

I wish I lived closer! Looking forward to watch the show!

P/S: Come enter my newest giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from My Urban Child (BONUS: plus two other websites to choose from to spend your $50 if you win).

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Don't miss it! Have a wonderful week!

Jessie

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

I can't wait to come by!! So excited! Take care, Caroline

CRICKET said...

I will be there!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

How fun to see a show take place in your area!
Good luck with the sale. You KNOW I'd be there if you were within a 4 hour drive. My spontaneity caps off at 4 hours.

mb said...

Thanks for your comments on Head over Heels about my house photos yesterday. Nelya is the best.

mb from Dallas

Kim said...

Very cool! WIsh I could come. Nashville is a bit far though. :(

I'll have to check out that show. I don't watch much HGTV either, but I did just find a super fun new show. Picker Sisters. I think it's on Lifetime though. HAve you heard of that one? They go out and find junk, Bring it back and have this one guy work all kinds of magic to turn into uber $$ furniture. Now...to only find the magician to help me out. I'd love being the picker!

Ashley said...

Wowee, this is going to be a massive success with you talented folks behind it. Will there be an e-sale, too? You know you have people across the nation dying to partake in your sale (like me, duh!).

Stephanie Sabbe said...

the show looks super interesting!