Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike in Green Hills offers long-lasting pieces

After working in interior design for several years, Owner Margie Hargrove opened Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike in August 2009 as a way to consult with customers who want unique items for their homes. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
After working in interior design for several years, Owner Margie Hargrove opened Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike in August 2009 as a way to consult with customers who want unique items for their homes. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

After working in interior design for several years, Owner Margie Hargrove opened Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike in August 2009 as a way to consult with customers who want unique items for their homes. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

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When helping customers furnish their homes, Margi Hargrove, owner of Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike, said she is in the business of breaking the rules.

“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

615-463-3322

www.margischair.com

Hours: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 1-5 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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