Absolution is the newest store at The Mall of Green Hills. In fact, it opens Friday Oct.14th at 10AM. It’s locally owned and unlike any “mall store” you will ever enter. Opened by the company umbrella behind Private Edition, Cosmetic Market and Therapy Systems, you might expect cosmetics to be the central theme. No. Think home accessories, one-of-a-kind antiques and gorgeous jewelry. With $5 items and $3400 items, it covers a wide range of price points. This well-curated store will draw you in and keep you coming back.
These pictures were all taken pre-opening, so you can actually expect an even more refined, richer experience than what we have pictured here. Get ready….
The amazing decor behind the store is the work of none other than Rodney Simmons, a Tennessee native who many know through his Chattanooga store, REVIVAL uncommon goods. We have fallen so in love with his work that you will see some future posts featuring Rodney’s eye and aesthetic. But, today, it’s all about Absolution. Enjoy these pictures and enjoy shopping — it’s a store you might expect to find in Historic Franklin, but will gladly embrace in the center of Green Hills.
The store gives you the feeling that everything is candlelit, so don’t expect bright. It’s dark and romantic with a little bit of honky-tonk for good measure.
An entire corner of the store near the front is dedicated to jewelry by Shannon Koszyk from Seattle. While the jewelry was not yet set up, a few things have us already primed for a new jewelry obsession. The first is this chandelier that Shannon created for Absolution:
The second is this picture from Shannon’s website. Hello gorgeous beauties.
The fact that Absolution will have an abundance of her one-of-a-kind pieces has us thrilled. And, just because we can’t get enough, here is two more examples of her jewelry:
But, back to the store and what to expect. There is furniture: the perfect chair, a rustic table, an old bookcase. The use of the antiques to display items throughout the store is beautiful. Check out these antique taxidermy cases from Belgium, used to display pillows, glassware and gifts.
Mercury glass, throws, original apothecary jars, and pillows by Sferra round out this store.
Absolution promises to be a store that will continually evolve and change, the type that draws us back in, time and time again.
And one more close up of that Shannon Koszyk chandelier…
Absolution kicks off its grand opening Friday at 10:00 AM with champagne on hand. If you are not out of town for Fall Break, be sure to stop by. It’s located where Betsy Johnson used to be, on the first level of the Mall, near Nordstrom and the Anthropologie Accessories store.