Rebecca's Furniture

Rebecca's Furniture has a little something for everyone. In the beautiful town of Franklin, TN--just a few miles south of Nashville--this store is worth paying a visit.  Carrying a variety of items (home accessories to furniture and fabric) this is a place where customers with big or small budgets can be satisfied.  Rebecca Burns, the owner and primary designer at the store, is no novice to furnishings or design.  It's been part of her family's history for quite some time.  We were so impressed with not only the variety, but with the quantity and quality of the items in Rebecca's Furniture, we knew we had to share this fantastic place as well as Rebecca's fascinating background with our readers.   Hi Rebecca and thank you for talking to us today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. I worked in the film industry on the East and West Coasts..I started out reading scripts for Francis Ford Coppola after I graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in English and Art History. That was a great introduction to the film world and later I went on to work in feature film development for Nickelodeon Movies.  I’ve always been obsessed with art direction in film. After growing tired of the 6-10 year process on a feature film, I decided to return to the South and start something I could call my own. My shop turned 10 in September. What do you define as your style and how does that translate into your store's inventory? I’m very influenced by history and by the various cities I’ve lived in. I grew up with only antiques being allowed in our home in Alabama and then fell in love with more modern and minimal styles later. I love William Morris’ quote, "Have nothing in your home that is not either functional or beautiful."  Purchasing inventory is one of my biggest challenges..I try to buy what I love but also try to think about what would work for someone who walks in off the street…Design clients are easier because we can order and pick and choose and measure. You never know what will strike a chord with the general public. I love a lot of styles so  I think that actually works in my favor! Tell us about your father's furniture company and the pieces of his you continue to carry in your store.  Do you have a few favorites? Can custom pieces be made? We offer mostly dining tables, bookcases, and some bedroom pieces from my father’s plant. My favorite piece started out as a classic dresser and now we take quite a few orders on it as a changing table. We have a finish called smock white which is my personal favorite. We will make a piece for someone based on the dimensions they need as well as entertain completely custom pieces…as long as the piece has clean simple lines. We’re not the place for heavier baroque furniture. Tell us about your bedding, floor coverings and fabric lines. At the moment, we carry Pine Cone Hill Bedding. We also have a workroom which makes custom bedding for our clients. Our rug lines include Surya, Dash and Albert, Chandra and Merida. Several of these lines will do custom if the client is willing to wait 12 weeks. My favorite is Dash because we have all the samples hanging on our showroom walls and they offer a great selection of standard sizes and wonderful color. We offer most of the major fabric lines. While we do have a great selection of fabric books in the store, we do a lot of online searches for our design clients. Most of these companies’ inventories are so large this is the only way to get exactly what we want. You have a new slipcover line...tell us about it! We partnered with a company who is already making  a line of slipcovers and we were able to design a handful of styles that will have our name on them and be exclusive to us. I went with more transitional style arms..updates on rolled arms but nothing you would look back on and say wow, that looks like 2012.  Unless it’s a fabric on a pillow, I avoid trends as much as possible!   On an ending note, we thought you'd be interested to know that  Rebecca's Furniture garnered national attention earlier this year when the HGTV show, "My First Place", shot part of an episode at the store.  The new homeowners who were featured on this episode listed Rebecca's Furniture as their favorite place to shop!  Thank you Rebecca for allowing us to speak with you and share your fantastic business with our readers!  For more information, please read below:  

Rebecca's Furniture & Design

341 Main Street / Franklin, TN


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