City Farmhouse is a lifestyle brand curated by Kim and David Leggett. Kim is the author of the No. 1 Best Selling Book, City Farmhouse Style. The brand offers authentic vintage farmhouse furnishings and accessories at Pop-up SHOPS and antique shows across the country.
The City Farmhouse Brand
The City Farmhouse brand is driven by Kim and David Leggett - A husband and wife team who has scoured the country for vintage and antiques for more than 20 years. The couple has designed & decorated numerous Middle Tennessee homes and commercial spaces, and produced 16 highly successful antique pop-up fairs.
Kim Leggett: Style Curator
Kim Leggett’s appreciation for pieces with a past began at an early age when she tagged along with her grandmother to the Peppermint Pond Auction in Dyersburg, Tennessee for Friday night offerings of everything from period country pieces to box lots of dusty junk. Five decades later, the interior designer and style curator still hasn’t lost her passion for "pickin" – traveling to rural corners of the country to source those distinctive & vintage pieces that have pioneered the City Farmhouse brand.
“I am in love with the stories that these old pieces tell, the feel of the time-worn surfaces, the painstaking workmanship and design.”– Kim Leggett
It seems that anything tagged with the name “farmhouse” has been having a moment for a while – but Kim and her City Farmhouse stamp are in leagues all their own, with no evidence of fading with the trends. Resonating with a following that has accumulated devotees spanning the globe and a series of niche projects spun from the brand, the essence of City Farmhouse seems to be in its approachability: a style that invites both sophisticated and simple aesthetics, as much inclusive of family heirlooms as upcycled pieces and industrial accents.
Kim’s breadth of influence backs up the legitimacy of her following: the easily adaptable style can be seen in residential and commercial design projects across the country, adding modern farmhouse touches to the likes of luxurious celebrity homes, urban lofts and rural farm-to-table restaurants. And though she is the originator of City Farmhouse style, Kim is also the face of it – it seems as if her 200,000 social media followers anticipate her daily posts which she provides in a stream peppered with personal stories and authentic behind-the-scenes observations. To the outside observer, that seems to be the secret to the success: design aspirations juxtaposed with the very “real” personality that is Kim Leggett.
Kim's fingerprints are dusted across homes across the Southeast, from log cabins tucked away in deep-seated woods, to tiny storybook cottages, to glorious Antebellum mansions in the heart of the big city. And if you are ever dining in Middle Tennessee’s booming restaurant scene, there is a likelihood that you’ll be taking your biscuits & gravy in a City Farmhouse-designed space – Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, the uber trendy Scout’s Pub, Homestead Manor, and Deacon's New South, to name a few.
Kim's projects have been featured in a host of major publications, from Architectural Digest, Country Home, Prairie Style, Romantic Country, Flea Market Style, and Country Living magazines. In the summer of 2017 Kim was named a Style Maker by Country Home magazine and The Country's 100 Most Creative in January 2018 by Country Living magazine, and received the prestigious Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence in Design for her work on the Homestead Manor Restaurant and Event Venue in Thompson Station, TN. See Kim's portfolio here.
Kim's talents aren't just limited to space design. She is an alumni of the prestigious FlowerSchool New York, where she studied under the direction of famed floral designer, Michael George.
“I love when family and friends walk into a space and feel transported to another time, and then walk away with an authentic experience that they won’t soon forget.”–Kim Leggett
David Leggett: Lighting Designer
In 1998 David Leggett was the first in the industry to design lighting out of found objects - taking the most unexpected pieces and juxtaposing them into stylish interior lighting sources. The collection debuted at the Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top, Texas with a one day sell out. The success at Marburger jumpstarted years of innovative designs featuring unique styles in lighting presented at major antique shows across the U.S. David's creative concepts found their way into the home of actress Meg Ryan, the home stores of Polo Ralph Lauren, ABC Carpet & Home, and in the catalogs of the Thomas Moser American Furniture Maker, to name a few.
Kim has authored her first design book, City Farmhouse Style, released in September 2017 and published by ABRAMS – a project that evolved from the brand and demand from her following. The book – which focuses entirely on transforming urban interiors & creative spaces into farmhouse style – is the first of its kind featuring the city homes of celebrities and farmhouse enthusiasts from all across the U.S. The book rose to Number 1 Best Seller status on Amazon months preceding, and upon its release, and was ranked Number 552 among all books on Amazon on the September 12 release date.
“This book is a celebration of the epitome of City Farmhouse style.” – Kim Leggett
City Farmhouse Pop Up Fairs
Since 2012 the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs, held in Franklin, Tennessee have drawn shoppers from all across the U.S. and abroad. Vintage and antique enthusiasts have flocked each season to the shopping extravaganzas that feature curated vendors from 25 states selected for their quality goods and unique styling abilities.
In 2017, the City Farmhouse brand licensed the hosting of the popular events to include White Oak Farms in Medina, Tennessee and The Gilded Sparrow in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Visit the Pop-up Fair page for details.
“City Farmhouse events are much more than just shopping – they help connect others who are passionate about good design, and pieces that tell a story”. – Kim Leggett
Serendipity shopping experiences are the best!! The retail face of City Farmhouse is now a Pop-up SHOP. The couple, known for their extraordinary and unique vintage and antique finds, is open on occasion at the retail location at the Factory in Franklin.
BIG NEWS … it seems that America’s favorite show, the Country Living Fair is wanting to get in on the latest and greatest shopping craze too! “We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a City Farmhouse Pop-up SHOP at all three Country Living Fair locations in 2019! Plus, we’re bringing along some of your favorite City Farmhouse Fair vendors, and other outstanding curated sellers to pop-up with us too! You’ll find us all together in Rhinebeck, NY, Columbus, OH, and Stone Mountain (Atlanta), GA! We have some exciting plans for our City Farmhouse Pop-ups at the Fairs, and we can’t wait to share more over the next few months”.
PLUS … “Catch us on the road this year exhibiting as vendors at premier shows that have been our favorites for more than 20 years; The Nashville Show (formerly Tailgate-Music Valley), in February, and Marburger Farm in Round Top, Texas in April and October”. Plus find us exhibiting at The Gilded Sparrow presents a City Farmhouse Pop Up Fair in Baton Rouge, Louisiana too.
“City Farmhouse has had success because of the sense of personal connection and authenticity that is associated with every decision we make – the pieces we carry, the relationships we form, the projects we take on.”– Kim Leggett
Public Speaking and Book Signings
Kim is a sought-after expert for guest appearances at events throughout the U.S. She has appeared at the Country Living Fairs, The Nashville Shows, NY NOW, Facebook Business, City Farmhouse Business Workshops, and more.
Schedule Kim for a book signing, speaking engagement, social media postings at markets, events, and more.
Contact Kim via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Leggett: The Story
You know the old saying "it's in my blood?" Well, that's what I say about "pickin," "junkin," "antiquing" – or what ever you want to call it, because it's had plenty of names over the years. It all started waaaayyyyy back when I was just five years old...