Booth 1000 Pulls Décor Together
By Jason Parker-Counce
Dealers, designers and customers alike are abuzz about the "new look" of Booth 1000 located at the front entrance of Gas Lamp Antique & Decorating Mall.
Based on the current vogue in interior design for "Paris Flea Market Chic,” which incorporates industrial styling with antique and retro modern furniture, concrete and iron garden items, and vintage fabrics, Booth 1000 is a collaboration of dealers whose goal is to recreate this sophisticated style in an intimate setting. Since GasLamp prides itself on experimenting with new ideas, it makes sense that the store would adopt such a forward-thinking approach to merchandising.
Each piece is carefully chosen, based on its design merits, from booths throughout the antique mall. These pieces are then beautifully arranged and artfully displayed in order to appeal to the well-traveled Nashvillian, who is up-to-date on the latest trends shown in design magazines and catalogs. The result is eclectic chic with a European edge; like a Paris flea market, it’s elegant while being effortless.
With the economy being where it has in the past two years, it appears that the savvy shopper has rejected large retail outlets full of brand new, "fresh out of the box" pieces for more casual, vintage, recycled, and even flea market furnishings for their homes. Aiming to meet this need, the booth has already sold more than 10 strong, statement-making furniture pieces just within its relatively short existence of a few weeks.
Booth 1000 brings together dealers from Nashville’s number one antique and decorating mall for one great purpose ... to create a design aesthetic that brings to the table the best that each dealer has to offer with a look that is easily identifiable and accessible to the customer who wishes to purchase, take home and enjoy.
Based on foot traffic and sales, customers seem to love the idea. It gives them a chance to see the various GasLamp vendors’ wares, which may be from various eras, in a home-like context together. This helps customers get ideas for decorating their own homes. For customers who don't want to exclusively use one genre, mixing in a variety adds texture and interest.
This fresh approach of blending styles offers customers an opportunity to turn on to antiques by showing them how to use them. And all antique lovers know how much more interesting a room can look when a variety of items from the past blend to create a beautiful tableau.