by TJ AndersonThis prediction from Dwell magazine, from late last year, just made its way into my Facebook feed: “Step Aside, Subway Tile — Penny Tile Is the New Classic.” Penny tile,
Kristin Cavallari Brings Uncommonly Stylish Home Goods And Jewelry To Nashville With Uncommon James
by TJ Anderson
The Mediterranean-influenced Nashville villa she shares with husband/erstwhile NFL quarterback Jay Cutler has been one of the series’ non-human breakout stars. (And, lucky news for anyone with the means who happened to fall in love: It’s on the market in Nashville now, listed at just under $8 million.)
The 10,000-square-foot Franklin home she and Cutler reportedly just purchased (for around $5.4 million, according to Variety magazine) is pretty easy on the eyes, too, with lots of upscale farmhouse textures, from reclaimed wood wall cladding to barn-chic light fixtures.
It makes sense, then, that she’d launch a Nashville shop to share that knack for picking homey and cool pieces (or homey and cool homes), right?
Uncommon James steals the show
If you’ve caught Very Cavallari (new episodes Sundays at 9 p.m. Central), you already know about Uncommon James, Cavallari’s new jewelry and home goods shop in The Gulch neighborhood, filled with pieces that the star curates.
I’m not much of a jewelry guy (and Uncommon James stocks women’s pieces, specifically), but what they list on the Uncommon James website is sleek and simple, and apparently popular — a lot of it was sold out as this post was going up.
Home goods are more my passion, and the Uncommon James Home line definitely catches my attention.
The collection — “a curated assortment of home products, designed by Kristin Cavallari, handmade and ethically made in India” — currently centers on incidental pieces, like mugs, serving boards and spoons. But unsurprisingly, Cavallari packs a lot of style into those small accoutrements, with mixed metals, mango wood and classic colors and lines.
Especially if you’re staging a home to sell, small and stylish pieces like the Uncommon James Home Collection selections really pop. Picture these cool Copper and White Measuring Cups pointedly placed on a quartz countertop, or a Copper Detailed Serving Board set out with bright fruit on the kitchen island before a showing.
I’ll admit that I’m hoping Uncommon James branches out to furnishings, since I’m impressed with the “raw and rustic” and “sleek and simplistic” aesthetic so far. With the popularity boost the shop’s getting from Very Cavallari, I’d be surprised if the brand didn’t grow beyond its current offerings, and quickly.
Pieces in the current Uncommon James Home collection currently range from $42 to $88, and you can take a digital spin through what they’re stocking at uncommonjames.com.
If you’re local to Nashville, a better/easier way to explore: Stop by the Uncommon James shop at 601 9th Ave. S., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 to 8 Friday and Saturday, and 11 to 5 on Sunday.
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TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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