Paying attention to how your home makes you feel has become more important in these past few months. We have now all become homebodies because of the situation with COVID. One west side business is helping people create living spaces where they can pull themselves together and live comfortably. Nave is a home decor store with unique finds that has set up shop on Rozzelles Ferry Road.
It is run by mother, daughter duo Beth & Griffin. Beth used to be based in a barn in Davidson where she sold refurbished furniture and wrought iron. Her daughter Griffin grew up watching and helping her mother Beth with her design work. Griffin eventually developed an eye for design too. The design aesthetic of the two is conveyed in the way they have laid out the store.
At Nave the goal is to create a welcoming environment where unique decor pieces can draw in customers. Beth & Griffin want the pieces they select to speak to customers' personal style. They want Nave to have items that call to their future owners. The store offers a range of styles and price points so customers can have the freedom to explore items and bring interesting new pieces into their personal collections.
The items offered in the store are a mix of international imports and work from local artists. The rugs tend to come from Turkey or Morocco. The lighting sold in-store comes from Indonesia. Woodwork found in the store is done by local artists. They also provide a collection of antiques gathered from various sources for customers to browse through. They also do custom furniture. They work with Lee Industries to provide this custom option. Customers can pick the frame and the fabric of furniture pieces to create something that is uniquely for them.
Nave just opened its doors this past September. They are still in the process of diversifying the merchandise they offer. They are looking to bring in more work and items from local artists. One item on the top of the list is locally sourced honey. Nave plans to open a coffee shop in the future and would use the honey in their drinks. They also want to bring in sustainable works to share with the community. Anything local, like candles, jewelry, and local clothing brands are welcomed at Nave.
To tighten ties with local artists Nave has future plans to add artists studios to their side lot. They currently have containers and have drawn up plans to transform them into studio spaces. They would rent them out and then sell the artists work in the store. They would also like to use the side lot as a place for food trucks to gather and to host monthly farmers’ markets. With these future plans, Nave owners want to create a space where community building can happen.
The store and future plans like the coffee house, art studios, and multipurpose lot help the business live up to its name. A nave is the central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of the congregation. Nave in the West End has plans to become a place where the community can congregate and take that feeling created in the space home by purchasing a decor item.
To experience that unique Nave vibe stop in at 2928 Rozzelles Ferry Road from Thursday to Sunday from 11am-5pm. You can also set up an appointment to visit the location during closed hours. For more information about Nave visit www.NaveFinds.com.