Keys to the City: Nashville, TN, Kidd Epps
Kidd Epps’ interior design and furniture fabrication is easy to spot around Nashville: just looks for clean lines, minimalist shapes and sleek pieces crafted with durable, mixed materials. His Art Shop, located in the Buchanan Arts District, is testament to Epps’s distinctive aesthetic and the timelessness of his pieces, whether they are walnut floating shelves or graceful light fixtures. “Buchanan is a wonderful neighborhood with a unique vision to become a hub for manufacturing great products and involving the community in the process,” he says of the up-and-coming area, where he’s among like-minded creatives. Here are some of Kidd’s favorite stops in the Buchanan Arts District and greater Nashville.
I met the team behind this socially conscious fashion brand when we became neighbors last year, and then was thrilled to make the display racks in their store. They create a beautiful and ever-expanding line of useful and well made goods that are manufactured in impoverished parts of the world. I have a great pair of their boots.
Restored 1981 GMC C1500 Red Pickup Truck
1972 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
Peter Max Acrylic Painting
Francois Aguiard Original Acrylic Painting "Audrey Hepburn"
I always see Melody Greer when I stop in to this small welcoming atmosphere, which will leave you looking fresh and beautiful, and feeling like family.
Ann Gardner Contemporary Oil Painting on Canvas of Abstract River Scene
Salvador Dalí Limited Edition Lithograph on Arches "Time and Space"
Robert Wyland Signed Bronze Sculpture
Mission Style Oak Chest of Drawers
There are so many great coffee shops in Nashville these days, but Steadfast seems to offer a bit more when it comes to craftsmanship. Get the breve or butterscotch latte.
Mid Century Modern Walnut Dresser
Diane LaTorre Abstract Oil Painting "Layla"
Vintage Hand-Knotted Arts and Crafts-Style Wool Area Rug
Louis Papp Oil Painting on Canvas Abstract Composition
Slim & Husky’s Pizza & Beeria
Stop in here for the best pizza in town, not to mention amazing local beer, and 90’s hip hop! Our shop provided all of the furniture, lighting, windows, doors, and design!
Large Group of Antique to Modern U.S. Coins, Mainly Silver and a Key Date Nickel
Philips Respironics Portable Oxygen Unit and Mobile Cart
La-Z-Boy Sectional Sofa
Reverse Painted Glass Balloon Scene
This is definitely the top dinner spot in town! I classify the menu as Italian-Southern fusion with a variety of well done dishes designed and executed by James Beard Award winning chef, Tandy Wilson. You can’t go wrong with the Belly Ham Pizza.
Peter Keil Acrylic Painting on Masonite of Sailboats
1968 Alexander Calder Galerie Maeght Exhibition Poster "Fleches"
Mid Century Modern Style Ekornes Recliner
Jim Dine Serigraph "Two Red Boots on a Black Ground"
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
This is where my wife and I bring the kids to blow off steam after a long day of being in the shop. It has a great walking trail, and lots of cool granite features, including the Court of 3 Stars, a plaza encircled by 50 columns with carillon bells inside.
Erté Patinated Bronze Sculpture "Duetto"
Trailmate Adult Tricycle with Huffy Women's Bicycle
Erté Patinated Bronze Sculpture "Flora I"
Wall Street Signed Gliclée Print "Protect Mother Earth"
Going to a Nashville Sounds baseball game is always a great bang for your buck and fun for everyone, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the sport. Plus they have Dippin’ Dots in miniature helmets!
Vintage Walnut Coffee Table
Lucy Baker Acrylic Painting on Canvas "Stallion"
Mark Kostabi Limited Edition Serigraph
Vintage Signed Handel Arts and Crafts Style Table Lamp
The most well-designed and well made handbags in the world reside in our neighborhood at this beautiful atelier. Every single piece is made by hand, in-house, and it shows. Much like our company’s designs, these are pieces that you can buy and enjoy for a lifetime.