Business expands services in historic downtown Martin

Business expands services in historic downtown Martin

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 7:01 pm

Business expands services in historic downtown Martin | Warner Pace, Kirkland's Gifts and Interiors

Kirkland’s Gifts and Interiors is much more than just an antiques shop and gift store. After taking over the former location of Ben Franklin dime store on Lindell Street in downtown Martin, designer and business owner Warner Pace
Some people can walk into an empty room and envision its purpose. Others would prefer to let someone else take the color wheel and create something that is unique and inviting for them.
That is where local business owner Warner Pace and his design team come in.
During the early 80s, Pace started fielding his interior design ideas to friends and family members. From there, his life and role in the local community took on a new meaning.
Pace said he has always enjoyed the challenge of creating the perfect harmonious space for his clients.
“I can always see the end result,” Pace said. People may notice his design aesthetic when they frequent local offices within downtown Martin as well as homes throughout the community.
As style and demand have evolved, so have Pace’s business ventures. In the early 90s, Pace joined with the Kirkland family and Kirkland’s Bridal and Gifts on Lindell Street in downtown Martin was created. The shop located in historic downtown Martin offers a wide array of unique gifts for any taste.
From interior design to gift shop, Pace hasn’t stopped there.
He has expanded the former location of the Ben Franklin shop on Lindell Street. The space adjacent to Kirkland’s now hosts furniture lines, accessories, lighting fixtures as well as ideas for draperies, rugs and countertops.
Pace and his team are now equipped to provide everything needed for small remodels for the home or office.
He utilizes local decorators and contractors to provide clients with interior home improvement projects.
“I wouldn’t have anyone on a job that I wouldn’t use for myself,” Pace said.
His team can recommend colors, lighting, countertops, window treatments, flooring and furniture.
Not only can Pace and his crew recommend those features, through the Kirkland’s expansion, he can also special order the perfect piece through the downtown shop.
“I have the customer do homework and come up with what he or she would like to see from the space. My favorite part of the process is accessorizing after the furniture is staged,” Pace shared.
In addition to the wide products available at the downtown shop, the expanded business also offers a layaway service.
“It is important to be diversified in this economy,” Pace added.
Pace announced Kirkland’s is now the only shop between Memphis and Nashville that offers specialty lighting.
The store even boasts a line of furniture that is made in East Tennessee. The Paula Deen, Fairfield, Hooker and Better Homes and Gardens lines of furniture are also available through the downtown shop.
To celebrate the expansion, Kirkland’s Gifts and Interiors will host a ribbon cutting/grand opening Thursday afternoon at 4.
There will be special pricing, extended shopping hours and door prizes to be given away during the event, which is a kick-off to the early holiday shopping preview set for this weekend in downtown Martin.
To learn more about Kirkland’s Gifts and Interiors, call 587-6910 or visit the store in historic downtown Martin at 232 South Lindell St.

WCP 11.08.11

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