Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming events

Every year as we approach the fall season things here at the store go into over drive! In October I will be going to Virginia on a vision quest. If you have never tried one, look in to it! They are exhilarating and terrifying all rolled into one! Also, in October I will be installing our room at the Southern Living Show case home, located here Nashville. But probably the most coveted event for AB HOME is our annual Warehouse SALE! Every November we hold a huge sale in our warehouse (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and everything is half-off. Each year year gets bigger and bigger, and this year won't be any different! So if you are looking for great gifts, or designer furnishings at half-off, this is a sale you don't want to miss!

We will also be offering decorating classes for the holidays. If this is something you are interested in, please contact us, as our seats fill up fast. We already have seats filled with only a few left...and it's only August!

Owning a store is a challenging endeavor, especially when you have to wear many hats! What are some of the challenges you face as a business owner?

Monday, July 25, 2011

New items at AB HOME Interiors

Just got back from Market and I am excited about all the great things we have added to our inventory for the fall. Here are just a few items that will grace our shelves for the fall season!

Paddywax candles

From their new eco green collection, paddywax introduced a smart collection thats made from recycled wine bottles, with awesome wood tops. A wonderfully guilt free indulgence, and they have a burning time of approximately 60 hours. The best part? They are made in the USA and made of scented soy. Good all around! We now carry their six best selling scents, Thyme and olive, Bordeaux fig, Mediterranean Rosemary, Pomegranate Current, Verbena lemongrass and Mandarin Lavender. Click here to purchase

SID Dickens memory tiles

One of our favorite lines, Sid Dickens tiles make wonderful gifts and art collections for your home. Their unique and often imitated memory blocks are made of plaster, and hand crafted by artist, Sid Dickens, out of Vancouver. Many buyers collect them for years, and one of our favorite things about SD tiles are that the collections are limited. Once a tile has been retired, it is no longer produced and the value increases, which collectors love! We have a huge shipment coming in at the beginning of September. We have already pre sold many of them so if you are interested in purchasing one, or are interested in a particular style, please contact us, or drop by our studio located at 7104 Crossroads Blvd, ste 108, Brentwood TN. 615-750-2763

Elly Preston

Another line we are super excited about, Elly Preston. New to AB HOME Interiors, we have stocked up on some wonderful pieces from her latest collection, just in time for fall. Sophisticated, simple and fun, her jewelry offers high style at an affordable price. Using choice gemstones, fresh water pearls, crystals and shells, combined with silk threads, ribbons and leather, Elly's jewelry is unique pieces of art. All handmade, with no pre made components each piece is unique and individual.

For more info, or to place an order please contact us at
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Elizabeth's trip to Savannah

So as all of you know, I haven't been on this blog for a VERY long time. But Elizabeth recently rendezvous'd in Savannah, Georgia and wanted to share with you, her travels, and exciting finds. Here are a few of her wonderful pictures.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Design Strategies 101

Here at AB HOME we have been working on developing various workshops that benefit graduating students coming out of design school, homeowners who would like simple design solutions at an affordable price, and workshops that help the D.I.Y's jump start their home projects. After months of preparation and considerations, we are very excited to introduce AB HOME Interior's:
1. Collaborative Design Workshops

Offering you the opportunity to achieve quality home design by teaming up with one of
AB HOME Interior's interns, at a fraction of the cost; all while under the guidance and supervision of an experienced design professional.
Our mission with this workshop is to provide new design professionals with "real world" experience in a nurturing environment, and you the homeowner with a room that truly reflects "who you are",
at an unbelievable price.

2. D.I.Y. Decorating workshops

Like doing your own home projects, but don't know where to start? Let us teach you
AB HOME Interior's award winning design strategies, to help you achieve design success.

AB HOME Interior's introduces Design Strategies 101 for the do-it-yourselfer.
Our mission is to provide the homeowner the necessary tools and expertise needed to complete the job on their own, all with our proven interior design techniques.

We are thrilled to finally be launching these exciting new programs.
If you would like more information,
or would like to sign-up for our classes starting in August,
please contact us @
You can also contact us @

If you are a Design graduate or Design Senior in our area,
and would like to sign up for our Bootcamp workshops
for the opportunity to work in the Collaborative Design Workshops,
please email Christian @


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Diva event, April 24th!

Come join AB HOME Interiors April 24th, from 10am-12pm for our first ever, DIVA event.
Conveniently located in Cool Springs
7104 Crossroads Blvd Ste 108
Brentwood TN 37027


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Art for the sake of Art

I remember a year ago my hair stylist telling me she didn't understand the "hype" over art, and she did not understand the concept of spending thousands of dollars on an art piece. I told her that every piece was unique and each piece doesn't effect everyone in the same way. While on a trip to Arkansas my stylist went to a small folk town and visited the local shops. She was immediately smitten with a sculpture in an art studio totaling more than three thousand dollars. She had never encountered anything that moved her so much. She said her knees went weak, and she had tears in her eyes. She said the emotion, movement, and feeling it gave her was indescribable. At that moment she joined the obsession, Art for Arts Sake. To this day she admires that piece in her bedroom. The feeling has not changed, and she is so respectful now of all things art.

One of my most passionate obsessions is art. I can't exactly afford this obsession, but luckily I can admire it from afar. Art can take on so many meanings, and so easily move you, simply because of the color, movement, or arrangement. I have started commissioning local artists to show their work in my studio. Two of my favorites are Marabeth Quinn and Kirk Seufert.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Being an entrepreneur

Being a business owner, designer, shop manager, janitor, accountant, and everything in between can be a daunting task. I often wonder how other women do it, especially when they have children. I tend to hone in on one thing and I am ruthless in my endeavors to make it succeed. So how is it that other women can be a loving wife, mother, business owner and friend before calling it a day?
I choose to make lists. I feel more organized by doing this. They don't always work but I make the effort to be as organized as my counterparts. But as I sit here and think about all the things I wish I had in order to morph into wonder woman, I realized that the best thing about this blog is our connection.
What do you do to make each day easier?
How do you stay on track and stick to your "to-do's"?
What is your best quick tip for running your business?
What do you do each day to break away for a few moments of peace?

Let us know your thoughts on what makes your day tick.