From the stately historic homes and cottages of downtown to the stunning estates dotting the surrounding countryside, Franklin is known in interior design circles for having some of the most beautifully decorated homes in the nation. Wondering where the area’s professional decorators and design-loving homeowners go to get the decor that sets their abodes apart from the rest? Here’s a list of some of our favorite home decor and furniture shops in Franklin and why we love them.
This locally-owned home decor and gift shop have locations in Arrington and downtown Franklin. It features a wonderfully curated selection of furniture, found collectibles, vintage pieces, interesting locally-made gifts you won’t find anywhere else, and flowers and garden accessories. Style-wise, Mercantile 1858 has an upscale country farmhouse feel.
If you like a cleaner, more streamlined aesthetic, head to Storehouse No. 9 on Fourth Avenue near downtown Franklin for furniture, gifts, and home decor with a modern farmhouse appeal. Here, you’ll find simple, standout pieces that add interest to your home without adding clutter. If you love clean lines and light, bright spaces, Storehouse No.9 is the destination for you.
Hester & Cook
Best known for its gorgeous paper placemat pads and table runners, Hester & Cook products can be found at more than 3000 stores nationwide – but you’ll only find two actual Hester & Cook stores – one in Nashville and one in downtown Franklin. The Franklin location includes Hester & Cook products as well as other interesting and inventive home decor products that fit the Hester & Cook vibe. Consider this shop a must-visit when you’re in downtown Franklin.
Rooted from Yarrow Acres
A home decor shop specializing in houseplants? Yes, please! Located on Main Street in downtown Franklin, Rooted from Yarrow Acres carries not only a wide array of indoor plants but also gardening accessories, terrariums, and lovely planters. Every home looks better with a little greenery – This is where to get it.
Billed as “a general store for the modern-day tastemaker,” White’s Mercantile is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Holly Williams. It now has seven locations across the country, in addition to its flagship location on Franklin’s Main Street. Holly has worked hard to make White’s a one-stop shop for all things awesome, from Bloody Mary mixes and organic dog treats to handcrafted leather bags to original artwork, antiques, and carefully chosen home decor treasures.
Onyx & Alabaster
Located in downtown Franklin’s Square, this upscale interior design studio and market include furniture, home decor, art, accessories, and more, plus a coffee lounge featuring signature lattes! Owner Tanya Hembree has a modern design aesthetic and hopes Onyx & Alabaster inspires its customers to “live a lavish life.” Expect streamlined furniture and accessories here with clean lines and a distinctly modern vibe.
You’ll find City Farmhouse inside an 1815 historic home in downtown Franklin. It’s the brainchild of Kim Leggett, author of the best-selling books City Farmhouse Style and Home Stories, and her husband, David. Kim and David have combed the countryside for vintage and antique furniture, using it to decorate homes and selling it at their antique pop-up fairs. Now, you can shop their finds at City Farmhouse! Their store offers authentic vintage farmhouse furnishings and accessories that will make your home truly stand out.
This downtown Franklin staple includes furniture, lighting, home decor, accessories, and vintage finds, all of which have a relaxed sense of luxury and refinement. Owned and operated by fifth-generation Williamson County resident Lynda McGuire and her husband Tom, this is the place to go if you want your home to have a classic, upscale Southern appeal.
Patina Home & Garden
Renowned interior designers Brooke and Steve Giannetti have now set their sights on Leiper’s Fork, buying a 100-acre farmstead and opening Patina Home & Garden in the town’s old general store. Their shop includes a curated collection of furniture, antiques, gardening items, apparel, farm-to-table provisions, locally farm-grown flowers, and much more. The Gianettis think of Patina as more than a store—It’s a gathering place.
On Main Street in Spring Hill, you’ll find Vintage 615, Margaret Ziegler’s boutique containing furniture, home decor, gifts, apparel, and items from more than two dozen local vendors. Expect to find vintage farmhouse-style furniture and home accessories here with a relaxed, comfortable appeal and unique gift ideas you won’t see anywhere else.
David Arms Gallery
I’ve always said if I were a man, I’d want to be the kind of man who does his serious shopping at David Arms Gallery in Leiper’s Fork. The renowned artist’s gallery offers far more than his original paintings and prints. It also contains a sumptuous display of home decor, gifts, antique furniture, and accessories that any turn-of-the-century Vanderbilt heir would envy. Think leather-bound journals, antique crystal decanters, silk ties, and impeccably-selected books, and you’ll get an inkling of what makes this shop a truly unique experience.