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.
Pablo Picasso Etching from 347 Suite
Signed Peter Saenger "Design II" Nested Tea Set
Tessellated Bone Tile Nightstands by Enrique Garcel
Kristina Taherzadeh Abstract Oil Painting "Which Way is Up?"
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.
Reticulated Wrought Iron Nursery Fire Screen
Gilou Brillant Abstract Embossed Etching on Paper
Paul Chidlaw Abstract Expressionist Pastel Drawings
Vintage Printers Cabinet 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 Dorothy Thorpe "Silver Band" Martini Glasses
Wegner Style Folding Rope Chairs, Late 20th Century
Shepard Fairey Offset Print "Make Art Not War"
Figural Brass Andirons
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!
Signed Morgan Willenbrink Rookwood Hand-Thrown Vase
Angelo Savelli Abstract Serigraph "#2"
"Black Diamond" Three Tier Palladium Chandelier
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.
Victorian Cast Iron Planters
Antique Iron Doorstops and Vintage Hooks
Kristina Taherzadeh Abstract "Silver Bubbles" Oil on Canvas
Arts and Crafts Style Full/Queen Size Bed by American Signature
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.
Joan Miró 1967 Double-Page Lithograph for "Derriere Le Miroir"
Acrylic Painting of Abstract
Brass Side Table by John Widdicomb
Stefan Georg Acrylic Painting "Promise"
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!
Ascher Abstract Oil Painting "Iambic Pentameter"
Frank Barry Modern Still Life Oil Painting
Sessions Mission Style Wooden Wall Clock
Antique K Diamond Cast Iron Letter Holder and Crank Bridge Metal Spectacles
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.