Style Blueprint posted “Everything You Need to Know About Palladio, a One-of-a-Kind Memphis Brand” featuring Palladio Home & Garden.
The large, arched, stained-glass windows gleaming on the front of Palladio Home & Garden’s flagship showroom call directly to its roots. Andrea Palladio was a 16th Century Italian architect considered one of the most influential in his field, and he is the namesake of both the classic arched window style and the retail complex flowing through multiple buildings in the heart of Midtown Memphis.
The windows, designed by Memphis artisans Mickey and Ralph Laukhuff, were part of what drew interior designer Amy Howard to the building. After her sister and brother-in-law, Mindy and Frank Roberts, joined the business and added to its retail offerings, Amy eventually relocated her design studio, and the building at 2169 Central Ave. became Palladio Antiques.
Although the expansive showroom comprises wares by roughly 175 exhibitors, it is not, by any measure, what you would consider an antiques mall. Each vignette is created with a designer’s eye and is aimed at the style-savvy shopper. Although the shop initially leaned heavily toward antique and vintage pieces, the retailers now follow market demand and have an impressive mix of old and new.