Mark your calendars for Taigan’s Holiday Party!!

Dec. 3rd, 9am-8pm 

416 Jackson Blvd. Nashville, TN – Home of Taigan CEO, Elizabeth Nichols

We are excited to announce Taigan’s third pop up shop this year in Nashville, the week after Thanksgiving on Dec. 3rd from 9am-8pm! There’s no better way to kick off holiday shopping than with our special, small business designers who are coming in town to present their goods just for you. Not only will you meet all 13 designers and learn about their refined skills and creativity, but this will give you the chance to give gifts that truly are special and unique.

So save the date for this festive, holiday affair- you’ll be able to shop for your mom, dad, sister, brother, friends, etc! Bring your friends for a glass of wine and we are sure you’ll enjoy your time with us.

See below the list of designers participating-

 Glamourpuss, based in New York City, is a fashion line of chic, easy accessories and apparel that any woman can wear throughout the day for all occasions, from the morning errand run to business meetings to drinks with friends at night. Founder of this fashion line, Courtney Moss, will be here herself showing their fabulous fur vests, funnels, scarfs and more!

Sarah and Sally Hovis, designers and owners of S. Carter Designs, have an eye for making nature and organic lines stunning with their jewelry creations. This mom and daughter duo can turn snake vertebrae into a fabulous accent accessory by simply adding gold and diamonds. These pieces are those you can collect and continue adding and layering as you go on. You won’t want to miss these Atlanta natives!

Goshwara is a fine jewelry designer out of New York City. Their pieces are stunning and colorful! Any piece from this line is a great gift to yourself or a close family member as these pieces are timeless and elegant.

Cal Breed of Orbix Hot Glass hand blows all his beautiful glass creations. His studio is based right outside of Huntsville, AL, where he creates these beautiful works of art for the table, desk, kitchen, etc. by hand. Whether you put flowers in your stunning pitcher or serve drinks out of it, his pieces will certainly spark conversation at your next entertaining affair.

In 1887 Peter Nappi was born in Italy where he learned the craft of boot making. Eventually, he settled in the United States at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Phillip Nappi and his wife, Dana, carried on his legacy, carefully crafting leather goods made of the finest raw materials. They fabricate in small, limited-edition batches from the highest quality leather, ensuring each pair of leather boots, each leather bag, and all Peter Nappi products have their own unique character.

 Res Ispa – Latin for “the things speak for themselves” – is a men’s line based in Atlanta of shoes and dop kits cut from ancient Turkish rugs; therefore, each pair or bag are one-of-a-kind. They are comfortable, stylish and are perfect gifts for upcoming graduation and Father’s Day.

 LEN Belts, based in Franklin, TN, presents the most extensive variety of luxury belts made of animal skins and leathers in today’s marketplace of menswear. Their belts are stunning and each are handcrafted one by one through a twenty-five, individual step process. These are fantastic Father’s Day, groomsmen or wedding gifts for that special guy.

Hailing all the way from Kansas, Sharyn Blond Linens features exquisite, hand embroidered Madeira linens for the table, bed and bath. Her designs are always a talking point for any party as each of her pieces are beautiful and of the best quality. Come add to your collection by viewing her festive napkins at our show!

The tremendously talented Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design not only has his successful interior design business but he has also opened up his own retail shop on Taigan with many hard to find home goods like Christian Tortu candles and Antica Farmacista and his own private label of linens. At this show he will be presenting a plethora of fine home goods that will add that extra bit of charm to your kitchen and powder rooms.

Lexie Armstrong from Franklin, TN, is a wonderful watercolorist. We can’t wait to share her whimsical pieces depicting painted plants and sweet animals in so many forms – original works of are as well as holiday themed place cards!

Mau Conceptual Clothing is sure to be a brand you’ve never experienced before. Mau produces a collection of contemporary street wear that is nomadic in nature: 4 season adaptable, water and wind resistant, imminently packable and featherweight. These jackets are so cool and definitely will catch people’s eye as you walk down the street.

Brooke Seraphine, designer and founder of Seraphine Designs, is innately inspired by the raw stone and its beauty. “I’ve always been so impressed by what Mother Nature can do on her own. I love to find a rock or mineral that’s a true natural beauty- that doesn’t need any help to look exquisite,” says Brooke. She melds raw stone and wire into elegant pieces that are at once strikingly modern and simply classic that you will definitely want to add to your wardrobe.

 Blessings in Disguise, jewelry designs from Santa Rosa Beach, FL, represents a passion for objects of history that are symbols of culture and tell a story. Melissa Rovner, the creator, gathers old medals, crosses, symbols and stones to turn them into fashion pieces for everyone to enjoy.

 

STYLE ICON: Bunny Williams

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Bunny Williams’ genius as a designer is to create comfortable, welcoming spaces that invite you to relax and enjoy the good life. Her superbly trained eye makes the eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories she places in each room seem effortless. The same holds true for the collection Bunny has curated from Taigan. Bunny’s imaginative style allows you to discover how easy it is to live with beautiful things that are classic, but never predictable.

Cheese Crisps 2 Pack: For cocktail parties, John and I like to place food around the house so guests can pick up something wherever they are. Bowls of nuts and olives, platters of crudités and cheese crisps, like these, can be on small tables. I like to keep cheese crisps in the pantry so I’m ready for guests at all times.

Handkerchief Planter: A large scale object, like this planter, immediately catches the eye and adds stature and excitement to a room. I’d fill it with ferns, succulents or fruit.

Calais Bedding Collection: My favorite sheets are made of four-hundred-to-six-hundred-thread-count cotton percale. I mostly use white sheets, sometime with embroidered detail coordinating with the color of the bedroom. I love the whimsical scalloped edge on this set by Julia B.

Pillow Cambodian Silk Ikat Caramel Amethyst: I believe in investing in quality upholstery in basic solid fabrics you will not get tired of quickly. Then have some fun with colorful throw pillows like this beautiful ikat.

One Man’s Folly: I think everyone can learn so much from Furlow Gatewood – a man of great style – I know I have.

The Bella Café Au Lait Necklace: I love this necklace because it makes a statement, but it lies flat, so it’s comfortable to wear.

Earrings of Faceted Green Amethyst and Clear Quartz: These earrings are my favorite colors – green and gold – they go with everything! And, I love that they can come with a clip backing.

Oblong Scarf: I’m always looking for a great scarf like this to take an outfit from day to night.

The Shoreditch Clutch in Aegean Blue & Python: I’m so sick of carrying bags! When I go out at night, I love that this clutch would be able to hold all I need – my cell phone and lipstick.

Woven Leather Standard Architect Slate/Cognac: The perfect bag to keep my iPad, measuring tape and fabrics samples – and much more chic than the standard canvas tote.

Lafco Soap: Fresh Cut Gardenia: I stock every bathroom with special scented, natural and mild soaps. My preference is for scents flower based scents like gardenia.

Ladies Wool Loafer 8 10: From site visits, to the upholsterer, to the auction house, etc. – I’m constantly on the go – it is essential that my shoes be comfortable. These loafers covered in Turkish rugs could be worn all day and have such character. And, they can dress up black pants and a sweater for dinners in the country.

The Best of Men’s Accessories

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Calling all guys: we’ve got the best accessories that you cant live without… You just don’t know it yet!

La Matera’s Mendoza Polo Belt is ideal for a day on the farm or a preppy night on the town. How can you go wrong with a look that Prince William is constantly seen sporting?

They say home is where the heart is, but we think it looks just as good on your shirt cuffs. Karen Hemphill’s States Pride Cufflinks make a great gift for the man in your life!

Classic Boots are an absolute wardrobe necessity. We’re smitten with Peter Nappi’s Rocco Boots in Cognac.

Show some love for your sport with Harding Lane’s Golf on the Green Cap.

The Bobby Duffel is about as sharp as it gets. Go ahead and toss your beat up college duffel and opt for this clean lined, grown up version instead.

Navy socks are boring. Spice up your sock game this year with some of Bird Dog Bay’s new collection.

 

Holiday Correspondence

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Tis the season… for writing lots of thank you notes and sending holiday cards to dear friends. Order your notes from one of our lovely stationery companies today and stay on top of holiday correspondence!

Karen Adams: Beauty, style and whimsical sophistication are descriptive adjectives used by Karen Adams’ discerning  customers who appreciate good humor, unique design and delicate details. Everything that Karen touches has a fairy tale quality that is perfect for the holiday season.

Petal Press: Paper with a punch. Petal Press combines a passion for thoughtful correspondence, the finest 100% cotton paper, the luxury of letterpress, and one-of-a-kind hand-drawn designs to bring you quirky paper products fit for a queen (or king)! From stationery and correspondence cards to sweet hostess gifts and artful greeting cards, Petal Press answers your every fine paper need, all while making you smile.

The Dotted Line: The Dotted Line is serving up a scrumptious buffet of paper goods and decadent delights for all your needs and wants! They can help you select the perfect invitation for your next party of any flavor. Whether it’s savvy stationery, engraved notecards, or lush letterpress notes, The Dotted Line has your next correspondence covered.

The Lettered Olive: Founded by Tara Guérard, one of the nation’s leading event designers and tastemakers, Lettered Olive provides the finest in luxury letterpress. After fifteen years of designing extraordinary events and producing custom pieces for her clients, Tara launched Lettered Olive as a way to provide the highest quality paper and stationery designs to discerning clients.

 

 

 

 

We’re thrilled to introduce souchi on Taigan! 

The talented Suzi Johnson personally designs and hand-looms souchi’s luxurious line of knits made from cashmere, Italian merino wool, organic cotton, silk, and bamboo. If you love beautiful, original knits, you’ll love souchi!

Why we chose souchi:

Suzi’s sophisticated eye, keen fashion sense, and attention to detail has created throngs of loyal clients. Coveted souchi favorites include gorgeous cashmere sweaters, sexy dresses, cozy hoodies, and accessories like the signature Clinton head wrap, knit leggings, and an extravagant cashmere blanket. Because souchi is made from the finest fibers in the world, you can expect impeccable quality and detail. Dress your souchi up for dinner, or lounge in it at home. It’s a beautiful, distinctive, and sophisticated wardrobe to treasure and love.

Dinner Party Style

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Everyone wants to be known as the consummate hostess, but few can pull it off. We think it’s pretty simple with the right tools, so shop this collection of dinner party essentials to be a pro in no time.

 

The Lettered Olive’s Wadmalaw Placecards are a limited edition set of 12 letterpressed place cards with matching menus. We think the rust color is ideal for Harvest entertaining. 

This Taupe Hemstitch Tablecloth is incredibly  rich in texture. It is the perfect backdrop for any table setting at any gathering.

 

Create a traditional setting with these beautiful Antique Ginger Jars. Fill them with amaryllis, winterberry and evergreen for a classic look.

This handsome ice bucket is an heirloom piece that every host or hostess should own. It gives an effortless vibe to the party that you’ve slaved away on for weeks.

Go all out with Julia B’s custom Louvre Table Setting. Everything about this screams refine elegance.

Set the stage for a good time with this set of 6 beautifully handcrafted shotglasses. Your guests will immediately know that they are in for a night to remember… or even forget!