“I’ve always believed that a person’s home should reflect their personal expression,” Hargrove said. “To find that perfect sofa or chair, you have to forget about the latest trends and think, ‘Will this chair make me happy?’”
As the shop’s only employee, Hargrove said she has devoted the last decade to curating her store in Green Hills with one-of-a-kind decor and furniture. Although the shop is filled with sofas, lamps, pillows, bed frames, wall decor and other items for the home, she said what customers see on the floor is only a fraction of her overall inventory.
However, once a particular item leaves the store, she said customers will always see a new piece of furniture in its place.
“When something leaves the store, I go to my warehouse and replace it with something completely different,” Hargrove said. “I want clients to leave with an item 100% unique to them, not something they would find in a showroom or at their neighbor’s house. If they don’t like one fabric, we can swap it out for another.”
With more than 20 years of interior design experience, Hargrove said she advises clients to prioritize high-quality, comfortable items that will hold up for years. From there, she said homeowners can either reupholster the piece or decorate it with new pillows.
“Furniture is an investment, so you’re not buying a sofa that is going to last two years; you’re buying a sofa that’s going to last 20 years,” Hargrove said. “If you get tired of it by then, have it recovered. It still has good and sturdy bones.”
Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike
2205 Bandywood Drive, Nashville
Hours: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.