By Meredith Lane


One of the perks of my job as a real estate agent is that I get to visit amazing homes every day. I love seeing what inspires homeowners and all the little things from fun pillows to wall groupings of artwork to unique pieces of furniture that really make someone’s house feel like “home”. 
Home decorating is one of my favorite past times. I’ll buy a cool piece of furniture over a designer handbag or pair of shoes any day. Thankfully, I get lots of ideas of things to do in my own home every day when I go to work. That, and I rely on the experience and expertise of my friend (and interior designer), stuart hurt. 
Recently, my fiancé Blake and I moved into our new home, which means—hurray—more home decorating! Stuart took us around town to a number of stores including Lexington Furniture and its sister store, Market on National. We ended up with a couch, a set of nesting tables, two leather lounge chairs and a new bed. 
Market on National is locally-owned by Hugh James and run by the store’s in-house interior designer, Clare Henson. In fact, Clare helped us customize our new couch and bed with size and fabric options. She’s amazing and definitely knows her stuff!
Market on National reminds me of Restoration Hardware, with a lot of modern and transitional pieces. The store offers furniture, lighting, rugs, lamps, wall art, pillows, throws, candles, gifts and other home decor. They have many Kentucky-inspired items too, calling to mind the bourbon and equine industries that make our region so special. Market on National carries brands such as Catstudio, Forty West, Spicher and Company, Robin Bruce, Four Hands, Precedent, Dovetail, Surya and Class Home Villa.
We love all of our new goodies from Market on National and can’t wait to go back for more awesome finds to make our own house a cozy and stylish home. Clare is helpful and knowledgeable, and the production selection is fantastic. I’ve been telling all my friends and clients to check it out! Market on National is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p and is located in the Warehouse Block directly off Walton Avenue. You can find them online at or take a peek at their Instagram page.