If you were devastated when the much-beloved Bradford’s closed its Green Hills doors late last year, we’re here to cheer you up. Part of the Bradford’s team has opened a new business, Bradford Design Resources, which is up and running near Nashville’s newly established design district. Though the new business is in no way affiliated with the original Bradford’s, this to-the-trade warehouse resource for interior designers does offer top-quality rugs, antiques and special-order items. Consumers gain exclusive access to uncommon finds only by way of their designer. “Our goal is to please the designer by providing them with unique products and exceptional designer services,” says Billy Rowland, owner. “We’ve got the time and the expertise to fulfill their specific needs.”

Curious to see the new space, we stopped by Bradford Design Resources and while, we were there, we asked the team about what interior design trends are hot right now. Here’s what they said.

5 Interior Design Trends with Bradford Design Resources

The rug makes the room.

Embellish your floors with quality pieces. Neutral rugs have been on-trend for the last six to eight years, and that’s not changing. Washed, muted colors and Oushak styles are both very popular. But traditional carpet styles, in hues of red and orange, are also in demand. Most in fashion now are abstract rugs — striking floor coverings with well-placed bursts of color that look like modern art.

Washed, muted colors and Oushak style rugs, like this 8-by-10-foot rug found at Bradford Design Resource, are both very popular.

Washed, muted colors and Oushak style rugs, like this 8-by-10-foot rug found at Bradford Design Resources, are both very popular. Image: Bradford Design Resources

Painted pieces add panache.

Add flair to any living space with painted antique goods. Whether it’s a bow front chest circa 1850 England or a zinc top pine table from France, painted antiques and fine reproductions are very en vogue. Simple pieces that aren’t heavily carved, with very little sheen, add personality. And whether or not they’re original, they should look old.

Regardless of whether a piece is original, it should look old.

Regardless of whether a piece is original, it should look old. Image: Bradford Design Resources

The accent is on the tables.

There’s an accent table solution for every room. A super chic console or a rustic bistro table can perform double duty by complementing your style and providing functionality at the same time. A well-chosen accent table gives you space to showcase your treasures. Accent tables are easy to change out, making them the go-to piece for decorating after a late-night HGTV binge.

When in doubt, make it custom.

Shop special-order pieces to breathe new life into any room. Create your own unique look by selecting custom fabrics, available in a variety of patterns in every color imaginable. Be dapper, not drab, with ’50s- and ’60s-inspired chairs — the look that’s all the rage, now. Let your imagination run wild. After all, your furniture should reflect who you are and how you live.

Transform any space with accessories.

Accessorizing pieces can really pull a room together. Personalize your space with items that you love — a pair of antique iron sconces, a set of provincial metal planters or a carved oak mirror. Right now, there’s a trend towards pieces that are vintage, rustic and very French. Items like late 1800s champagne bottle carriers and bottle stands fly off the shelves, and decorative bottles and vintage hat racks never go out of style.

Personalize your space with unique items, such as this pair of antique iron sconces. Image: Bradford Design Resources

Personalize your space with unique items, such as this pair of antique iron sconces. Image: Bradford Design Resources

Make your house stand out from the rest by curating unique furniture and pieces that tell your story. If you’re working with a designer on a home refresh, make sure you point them to Bradford Design Resources to source the best in-home design products.

To learn more about all of the offerings available at Bradford Design Resources — including specialty delivery options, art handling and furniture installations — please visit their website or call (615) 499-4851 for more information.

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