This month, we are highlighting 15 swoon-worthy items that definitely fall in the luxe category. While most of these picks are out of our normal price range, we found them to be investment pieces that are worth the dollars. So whether you’re looking to improve your home decor with artfully designed pillows or jazz up your next outfit with a statement clutch, these luxurious finds will add a dash of glamour to your life. Scroll through our list of local goods to see which ones make your wish list!
Pillows + Art
electra eggleston is a line of luxury textile prints that are designed and assembled in Nashville and printed in North Carolina. Andra Eggleston, the designer, launched her line using her father’s, William Eggleston, drawings. On Saturday, Wilder launched Andra’s collection of pillows at its store in Germantown. The pillows range from $240 to $280, and are truly works of art that will tastefully update any room. Find them at Wilder.
19th Century Chairs
Make room in your home for a pair of 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Bergeres chairs. These upholstered French armchairs are sold individually for $2,100 or can be purchased as a pair. The rich upholstery and elegant design of the wood frame are what drew us to them. Stop by R.Higgins Interiors to see how stunning they are for yourself.
If you can do short and sassy, but in an always classy way, you will be the center of many folks’ attention with this flattering dress. The asymmetrical hem, contrast paneling and black and gold detailing add interest. Part of the Sass & Bide Ready-to-Wear line, find it at Hero, an upscale boutique in 12South, for $890.
With Steeplechase and the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, Stacey Rhodes is filling her shelves with stunning hats. Each piece is unique, head-turning and crafted with the finest materials, making every hat a work of art. We especially adore the handmade hats by Carol Carr Millinery. It was too hard to choose only one, so today we are highlighting three, which are accented with pheasant, ostrich and Lady Amherst feathers and hand-dyed silk. They can all be found, along with many other stunners, at Stacey Rhodes, ranging in price from $295 to $579.
Men’s Spring Sport Coat
Gentlemen, look your best this spring in a Samuelsohn windowpane sports coat. Perfect for business or pleasure, this handsome jacket is 100 percent wool Dormeuil cloth. Since the piece has a classic style and color, you can wear it for years to come. Your closet, and the ladies in your life, will thank you. It’s also perfect for upcoming Steeplechase! Find it at The Oxford Shop for $1,295.
Antique writing box
This gorgeous walnut writing box is just the place to keep your fine stationery, along with your favorite pen and stamps. Brass-bound, it’s made with quality craftsmanship circa 1840. Perfect for display on a desk, entry hall table or even a coffee table, this box is practical, functional and enduring in value. Find this and many other antique writing boxes at Bradford’s Interiors. $1,250
Not your typical pearl earrings
These South Sea pearls make a statement on their own or with added gold and diamond details. This collection is found at Cindi Earl. This week’s trunk show offers additional access to a larger than normal selection, just in time for Mother’s Day! These earrings are at once special and great to pair with any wardrobe item. Prices range from $450 to $2,695.
Designed by Dina Mackney, this stunning pendant necklace at AshBlue looks like it was handcrafted for Queen Nefertiti! With an 18-karat gold vermeil chain and a round lapis charm, it’s one of those pieces that really dazzles, even with a casual ensemble. The chain and pendants are sold separately so you can mix and match the components as you please! $465
Stackable birthstone rings
Perfect for Mother’s Day, these stackable birthstone rings can include your own birthstone or those of your kids, your parents, your husband and so on! Stack them up for a beautiful reminder of family. Available at Anatra Jewel, $780 to $1,020 each
This gorgeous white blazer by St. John is a classic cut, but has contemporary accents that really give it an edge. Its lightweight, woven composition make it perfect for spring and summer. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, or pair it with a little black dress for a really polished look. Find it at Gus Mayer for $1,795.
Spring is the time to sport fresh colors and patterns. We love this bright snakeskin clutch, available at Jamie for $1,810. Designed by Mel Boteri, it’s the perfect size and weight to carry on the weekends or to a more formal affair. The foldover flap ensures that all of your personal items stay neatly tucked inside!
English Pine Country Dresser With Chicken Coop
You read that correctly: “with chicken coop.” Found at Northgate Gallery, this piece showcases history and provides functionality. With a wine rack, working drawers and stable shelves, it’s a vintage item that can be your kitchen or dining room statement piece. And no, you don’t need to coop any chickens in the bottom! Call for pricing.
Navy Suede Slingback Heels
Lucchese may be best known for its gorgeous custom cowboy boots, but their women’s collection is equally exquisite. Check out these four-inch Calinda heels, made with navy suede and incredible studding and beadwork. Surprisingly comfortable, they’re all-season showstoppers! $1,195
Art by Mark Bradley Shoup
Add some culture to your month and stop by David Lusk Gallery to behold the work of Mark Bradley Shoup! His work is as identifiable as it is unique. This oil on panel piece, “Restroom Air Pump in Morning Light,” is 34×48 inches for $4,000.
This La Cornue CornuFé Stove is a stunning range that comes in a variety of colors and trims. With two electric convection ovens, five gas burners and a storage drawer, it is as functional as it is beautiful. The elegant French design and styling set this apart from other appliances. Pieces in this line range in price from $7,500 to $10,000 and are carried by Cenwood Appliance.
A really nice bottle of wine
For the “of age” graduate, many of whom have worked close to a decade for their higher education degree (those post graduate degrees take a LONG time!), splurge on a bottle of wine with a note to drink it mid-week, just because. Each day is a special and give the permission to uncork at a moment’s notice! This bottle of Barolo Monprivato 2009, found at RED Spirits & Wine is just the kind of bottle we’re talking about. Produced by Giuseppe Mascarelle E Figlio, this powerful yet elegant wine make for that perfect “wow, you did well!” gift. It’s a great match for hearty meals. $100/bottle
So, are you ready to splurge?!