For the past six years, Kim and David Leggett have offered downtown Franklin shoppers a wide selection of vintage and antique items–”picked” by trusted sources from honeyholes across the country–through the City Farmhouse store on Bridge Street.
This week, the nationally recognized “pickers” and interior designers announced that their brick-and-mortar shop will be permanently relocating to The Factory at Franklin, located at 230 Franklin Road.
Kim Leggett said the versatility of the space is what first drew them, followed by the Factory’s community.
“We’re thrilled with the fresh opportunities and new creative vision we’ll be able to implement now,” Leggett said. “There are already several impressive antique stores here, and we’re proud to be part of that little district. There’s a very cool energy happening at The Factory right now.”
Housed in a 4,000-square-foot repurposed warehouse located just off the Main Commons in the Factory, the new space will serve the Leggetts’ desire to create an occasion in whatever they do: each vignette within the space will be arranged to reflect City Farmhouse style, using the merchandise to create unique settings that will inspire shoppers.
City Farmhouse will open the new location on Thursday, August 27. Store hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 615-268-0216 or visit http://www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com.
With 20 years of antiquing experience to their credit (including boasting a clientele the likes of Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan, just to name a few) the Leggetts are celebrities in their own right these days. By way of their “picking” adventures, the duo has attracted fans from around the globe who love to follow the hunt–so much so that their brand, City Farmhouse, has gained national recognition in the likes of Architectural Digest and accumulated more than 100,000 fans on Facebook.
It was in Williamson County that locals saw City Farmhouse evolve from an informal decorating taste reference, to a brick-and-mortar shop–and in a few short years, a distinctive lifestyle brand.
“Farmhouse style is the fastest growing trend in decorating today. It’s conversational–each piece has a history, which means the room tells a tale too,” Kim said. “We were one of the first designers to start talking about the style, by sharing with shoppers our passion for old pieces through our design work, the store and social media.”
In addition to running their brick-and-mortar store, the Leggetts will have three City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs under their belt by the end of the year. The design and shopping shows host dozens of curated vendors, all of whom provide the most unusual in handpicked selections spanning all eras and styles: farmhouse, French, architectural, garden, lighting, industrial, Americana and much more.
The Fall antiques and vintage show, happening October 16 and 17, will once again take place at the stunning “lost-in-time” mansion of the late music publisher Buddy Killen, located off Old Hillsboro Road. City Farmhouse’s holiday pop-up fair, which will round out the series for the year, is taking place November 13 through 15 at Liberty Hall at The Factory at Franklin.
For more on the lifestyle brand or the pop-up events, follow the City Farmhouse Facebook page at facebook.com/cityfarmhousetn.
More about City Farmhouse
City Farmhouse is a popular antiques and vintage shop located on at The Factory in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., that offers modern farmhouse style for urban and rural living.
Owners Kim and David Leggett have been “pickers” for more than 20 years, and their trained eye and vivacious personalities have earned them national acclaim, from individuals interested in following popular vintage trends to interior designers.
In addition to curating the store and the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs, the Leggetts exhibit at major vintage and antique events throughout the U.S. Kim is a sought-after expert for guest appearances and as a host of guided tours at fairs around the country, appearing in shows the likes of Marburger Farms, the Country Living Fair, The Nashville Shows, and more.
As a freelance interior stylist, Kim’s projects have been featured in a host of major publications, from Elle Décor and Architectural Digest to Gatherings Magazine. She also sells her finds to museums, private collectors and celebrity clientele like Ralph Lauren, Meg Ryan, Tommy Hilfiger, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and more.
The Leggetts’ recently crossed a social media milestone, amassing more than 100,000 Facebook fans. Follow them at http://www.facebook.com/cityfarmhousetn.com.