Karmal-Skillington was founded in 1996 by lifetime Tennessean Leigh Skillington in an old warehouse building on 8th Avenue South in downtown Nashville. Leigh started in the furnishings business as an art wholesaler in 1989, supplying fine art to dealers and designers throughout the South. In 1995 she opened a small gallery named Art Is Heaven Gallery in the once active 3rd Avenue downtown furnishings district. That exposure and success enabled her to launch Karmal-Skillington one year later with an emphasis on eclectic, high quality, one of a kind pieces-very different to most of what was available in Nashville at that time.
The store experienced instant success thanks to good timing, a great location and a great staff and Leigh’s desire to amaze her customer’s with unexpected treasures they wouldn’t see anywhere else.
Around 1999, a small vendor began supplying Karmal-Skillington with farmhouse tables made from old reclaimed pine. As customers begin to request special sizes, Karmal-Skillington custom table business was born. Years later, Karmal-Skillington's team of artisan builders and finishers led by Leigh Skillington, design and create one of a kind and custom, tables, sideboards, vanities, media cabinets, doors, coffee tables, beds and more for very happy customers. We guarantee 100% satisfaction with our exclusive Karmal-Skillington pieces. Visit our showroom and see why KS is the number one custom furniture builder in Nashville.