ELEVATE YOUR SPACE
If this time spent inside has inspired one thing, for many, it’s been an interior revamp (because who wants to spend a surplus of time in a space they don’t enjoy). Lucky for Nashville, we’ve had some of the best homeware retailers touch down in Nashville at the perfect time. Arhaus recently opened its 11,000+ square foot space in July, specifically curated to reflect the “vibrant streets and thriving creative scene” of Nashville. Arhaus’ team of highly skilled design consultants exists to provide any of their many customized design services to all customers, for projects of all sizes. Another exciting addition for Nashville’s clientele is the 10,000+ square foot Euro-inspired haven, Ballard Designs. The brand is renowned for its impeccable ability to look at classic designs, and reinterpret them in a stunning, modern fashion. Their furniture has resonated with Nashville for many years, and the company is excited to finally be able to pander to the city’s needs and eye for interior design. If you’re in the market for changing not only interiors but homes entirely, the acclaimed Austin Pennington of Barlow Builders has a new project up his sleeve that may be of interest: Monroe. The development consists of 31 pristine luxury homes in what was formerly the Monroe-Harding campus. Spruce up your space with the help of one of Green Hills’ newest stores, and invest in the home of your dreams while you’re at it.
CALLIE SHELL’S GUIDE TO GREEN HILLS
Callie Shell has made her name here in Nashville as a nutritional wellspring of sorts between her health coaching and personal chef ventures. She’s been in the Green Hills/Forest Hills area for the past 12 years and has enjoyed watching it grow and evolve with new businesses throughout the years. If there’s one thing she (and we all) can do without, it’s the traffic, but the great food and great shopping that comes with the area makes up for it. While there are many notable faces often spotted in the area (Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban grabbing groceries at Whole Foods), the area is very family-friendly and experiencing tremendous growth with new concepts popping up what seems to be weekly!
For brunch, I love Noshville on a Saturday morning or I’ll go to The Food Company and grab their ham and brie biscuits and whip up some eggs and pancakes in my kitchen. For just coffee, I go to The Perch. For a date night, I usually opt for Etc. or North Italia. Also, Cava and Chopt are two great healthy eating spots where you can run in and get a very nutritious lunch or dinner on the go. Whenever the kids get their way, we find ourselves either at Brixx Pizza, Shake Shack, or Emmy Squared. The best casual place to grab a drink or watch a game is definitely Corner Pub (our favorite) or Crow’s Nest.
NOT SO SECRET HIDEAWAY
Being able to go to the Bluebird Cafe and listen to the most talented and famous songwriters in the world is truly special and is such a wonderful reflection of our beloved Music City. This is where we love to take friends when they come into town (if we can manage to get tickets). I also love Crest Foot Spa. There’s nothing like an amazing foot massage and then head upstairs to El Palenque for a margarita. For the perfect quiet, rainy day, my kids and I love to go to Brushfire Pottery and paint pottery. On a rainy day without the kids, Nail Bar and cocktails with friends at Char would be on my itinerary. For the best workout, definitely Iron Tribe. I also love Cyl Sauna Studio to detox and help press the reset button!
FRESH SPOTS AND NEW IDEAS
Nashville continues to amaze me with our growth. I love popping into the mall to see all the new stores. Some of my favorite additions are Golden Goose, Gucci, and for homeware, Crate & Barrel or Arhaus. I am very excited about a new kids’ store, Patch. Ballard Designs is another great home resource for our area. I recently traveled to Denver and went to a place called Avanti. It’s a modern-day food hall with several different restaurant concepts, housed in modified shipping containers. It was super eclectic and very affordable. We sat on the rooftop and I kept thinking how great this would be in Green Hills. Speaking of rooftops, Restoration Hardware has the best view in Green Hills (RH Café is my top pick for cocktails). While I love scouting all the new stores, The Perfect Pair, H. Audrey, and Hemline are my go-to’s when I need a cute outfit!