There are few businesses that started in Nashville before the Spanish American War and continue to thrive to this day. Bradford’s Interiors is one of them, and I’m not sure how many others belong in this tiny club! Bradford’s is known throughout the Southeast for antiques, Oriental rugs, furniture and interior design. Before you contemplate a purchase from a big box store or catalog, come see why this store has been beautifying homes – at all price points – in Nashville for over 120 years.
First of all, if you have not been into Bradford’s, it’s huge – deceivingly so, based on its outside appearance. 45,000 square feet are filled over four levels with furniture including new, semi-antique and antique. With vignettes throughout that actually mimic a home environment, the store’s displays are a tutorial themselves on paint color, wallpaper, and table arrangements. And, in most cases Bradford’s sells straight from the floor, so the inventory is forever changing.
When I’m in a home decor funk, one of my favorite things to do is to simply walk through Bradford’s and soak it up. I always leave feeling inspired to rearrange my coffee tables and mantles. I have spent hours on the floor of their wallpaper section, too, flipping though books and imagining how my new walls would look.
For price points, expect everything from close-out amazing prices, to custom upholstery for under $1000 to massive, gorgeous antiques, many over 200 years old, that head north of $15,000. Also, you will notice that the new pieces are priced significantly below suggested retail throughout the store.
Bradford’s has Oriental rugs in all sizes that cover a wide range of price points, as they offer new, antique and pre-owned rugs.
For accessories, Obelisk is a home accessories store that is a part of Bradford’s. Here you can find everything from fun, seasonal accessories, to timeless dinnerware and more.
So, before you order from that catalog or big box store, remember to check your local sources. It’s stores like Bradford’s where unique treasures and great values are found. And, even if you don’t purchase, this store will inspire you to look at your home with new eyes.
For more information about Bradford’s Interiors, visit their website: www.bradfordsinteriors.com.