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 intermingled with elements of contemporary living + interior design services + antique road tours + curated pop-up fairs.
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 10 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
Twice a year, Kim and David produce the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs in downtown Franklin, Tennessee – highly curated shows of antique and vintage exhibitors, known for drawing both country music stars and private collectors alike. Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon Sheryl Crow as a vendor, selling from her own personal collection – because that’s happened before. The Fairs have been named one of the top five events to attend by Flea Market Style, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, and Romantic Country magazines and "worth the trip" by Country Living.
In 2017, the City Farmhouse brand licensed the production of the popular events to White Oak Farms in Medina, Tennessee and The Gilded Sparrow in Gonzalas, Louisiana.
“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
Kim and David's location in The Factory at Franklin in downtown Franklin, Tennessee is the flagship piece of the brand. Fresh antique and vintage picks are unloaded off the trucks and into the old warehouse style building. Here you''ll find a curated selection of antiques and vintage home decor intermingled with popular contemporary lifestyle brands.
The couple has sold their finds to museums, private collectors and celebrity clientele like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Sheryl Crow, Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman (members of the multi-Grammy Award winning band Little Big Town) and others. In 2017, Kim and David will hit the road to meet up with like minded farmhouse style enthusiasts from coast to coast.
On occasion the brand’s wares will be showcased in a vintage airstream decked out in true City Farmhouse Style. In late 2017, lovers of the brand will have the opportunity to shop online when the City Farmhouse Online Store opens for business.
“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...