Tennessee Dream Home
“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” Amy Moore has applied this quote from well-known decorator Billy Baldwin not only in her store, Resort Resale, but in her own homes. She has been a house-flipper, home stager, renovator, and retailer. She’s equally at home doing any or all of these things on the Gulf Coast or in the rolling hills of Tennessee. Recently, Amy has moved from her dream home in Sumner County, outside Nashville, to Santa Rosa Beach. “I’ve been running my business, Resort Resale, here in Florida, for a while, and the time was right for me to stop running up and down the road and live here full time. Now it’s time for the Tennessee house to be enjoyed by another lucky family,” she says.
Amy and her husband Shane had planned for the Tennessee house to be their forever home. Amy admired it for years, and when it came on the market, she convinced Shane that it could work for them. “Then the real work started,” she remembers. “We moved into the basement, with our two children, young teenagers, and totally renovated the main floor. The kids spent a lot of time at Nana’s, believe me!” The four-bedroom, three-bath home is on 5.4 acres and has fabulous panoramic views at every hour of the day. “We loved living there, in our dream-come-true country home that beautifully reflected our interests and our lifestyle. We enjoyed views of rolling hills and tall trees, and we witnessed glorious sunrises and sunsets from indoors and out,” Amy says.
The eclectic furnishings in the Tennessee home came in large part from Resort Resale, as did many of the things in her current home near Santa Rosa Beach. “People come in the store and ask about my own home, and this is just an example of how I’ve used things from Resort Resale in both places. We get wonderful items from people moving in or out of the community, and we are particular about what we accept. Our customers know they can find something they love, and they can take it home right then, wherever home may be around the country. So many of this market’s vacation homes – and primary homes as well – are sold fully furnished. Inevitably, buyers want to change out a few things, or many things, to make it reflect their own tastes. This is where we really can help!”
Purchasing Resort Retail brought the Moores to Florida for this next stage of life. “We finally made the commitment to the Emerald Coast after years of going back and forth,” Amy says. “The store gave us the motivation to do that, and our family was at a place where it worked, and we’re all thriving on the change. We love our Tennessee getaway because it is a reflection of all that has brought us to this point – to our life in Florida and to Resort Resale. It’s time for us to move on, and we can do so knowing that some lucky family will be happy to live and grow and thrive in it as we did.”