Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010
At Midnight Farms in Cashiers, art doesn’t just imitate life – art is a WAY of life. This extraordinary home furnishings store in the heart of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau promises to “excite your creative senses and meet all of your home furnishing needs”. The masterminds behind Midnight Farms – Jim and Pat Grady offer a unique approach to rustic elegance and traditional décor with their vast inventory of distinctive home furnishings, Adirondack-inspired furniture and unusual accessories. First debuted to seasonal visitors and locals in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1997, the Cashiers location is a landmark and the first of two stores. The Cashiers store offers 4,500 square feet of high-end furniture, artwork, accessories and more. The Grady’s daughter, Rhesa serves as co-owner, manager and buyer of Midnight Farms’ second location – a 100-year-old cabin that is listed on the National Historic Register near Biltmore Estate in Asheville – which opened in 2006. Rhesa and her mother share the same innate ability to merchandise their stores in such a way that gives shoppers a true taste of how Midnight Farms’ goods and design services can transform any home into a cozy retreat.
Husband, father and owner Jim Grady is a consummate artisan and professional woodworker who designs and builds a complete line of elegant rustic furniture on the premises of the Cashiers store. His inspiration comes from “the root of rustic style originating in the Adirondacks”. Natural elements like roots, burls, bark, antlers and organics that abound in the Southern Appalachians are incorporated into each piece. Exciting paint colors and glazes are often added to enhance the beauty of his works of art. No two pieces are exactly alike, and Jim enjoys taking each piece to a new dimension. Visitors to the Cashiers store are invited to see Jim’s creations in the making – his workshop is located behind the cottage showroom. Jim will gladly accept custom orders to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for your home to your specifications with exceptional detail and fine craftsmanship.
Midnight Farms and their design team have often participated in the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, and their work has been featured in several publications including Views Magazine and the book “Rustic Revisited: Innovative Design for Cabin, Camp and Lodge” by Ann Stillman O’Leary (2006).
In addition to Interior Design services and Jim’s complete line of custom rustic furniture, Midnight Farms also presents European antiques, accent furniture, upholstered furniture, cypress and willow porch & patio furniture, lighting, bedding and linens, accessories, window treatments, cabinets, media consoles, tables, and more. Their website at www.midnightfarms.com features an online catalog where visitors can view photos of some of the Grady’s unique stock. Please call them at 828-743-5858 or send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing or to place an order. Midnight Farms now ships nationwide! If you’d rather visit the store and see their incredible inventory firsthand, Midnight Farms in Cashiers is located at 336 Highway 107 North – simply travel 3/10 of a mile north on Highway 107 from the Cashiers Crossroads, and the barn and showrooms will be on the right. Jim, Pat and Rhesa look forward to the opportunity to help you transform YOUR house into a home.