I found out recently about a new store that just opened up here in Birmingham in the last few months, called I.O. Metro. Had never heard of it, but it’s a bounty of eye candy, so take a peek at all the offerings in this very fresh and unique store. Headquartered in Bentonville, AR, I wondered if they were affiliated with Walmart (not that they looked remotely like Walmart, but how many companies come out of Bentonville AR?), and he assured me they were not. I just checked locations and they are in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. How about that? So, if you live in one of those states, you may very well want to check them out. I was very pleased with what I saw, even though I’m more traditional, I just love the fresh fabrics they were using and some of the furniture styles were so pretty.
They even had fabrics by the yard for $9.95/yard and some super looking ones to choose from.
Accessories were VERY large and unique. You wouldn’t need a lot of these to make a statement.
Lots of lime green, which I always love!
Great looking slipcovers too for parson’s chairs.
Loved this linen dining chair for $199, great styling and fabric.
Hope you get a chance to check out an I.O. Metro store too! I think you’ll enjoy it.
Patti VZ says
Looks like a store made just for you! Nice stuff!
The Brewers says
We have an IO Metro (I live in the Little Rock area) and I LOVE IT!!! Our store has free design consultation services too. So if you ever get stuck (not that you would) just call them and request a consult!
Still Learning says
Their stuff looks a lot like IMAX and another store at the Atlanta Mart I used to buy from. Pretty things. Oh, how I miss the Atlanta Mart since I had to close my store. It was like heaven for shoppers. Sigh.
Have a great day,
Becky K. says
Hope they come North soon. It looks like a very fun place.
I'm pretty sure this could be my favorite store of all time. I wanted something in every picture!!
I can see why you like this place!
Your colors for sure! I'll have to check it out one of these days…
[email protected] Porch Musings says
Looks like a fun place and here's the best part!! There is a store in Columbia, MO…easy peasy drive! Will certainly have to check it out.
Vanilla Lavender says
I juts loved the giraffe bedding!!! The cheetah chair is so beautiful… Sounds like a very nice store to visit Rhoda. Too bad I'm far away… 🙁 Wishing you a great day! Vanessa
Wow…looks like my kind of store. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm in B'Ham.
Just came back by to pick up your link. My friend, JoAnn, is spending a few days in Columbia. I'm sending your link and the store location, just in case she wants to check it out. I do intend to get over there, too.
What a great store! I love the fabrics – especially the slipcovers. I'll live vicariously through your photos since Ohio isn't on their list!
We have one of these stores here in Tulsa. I need to check it out soon. Looks like a great place for inspiration & shopping!
Sandi McBride says
Eye candy indeed! Should I venture into that shop, Mac would remove all forms of ID from my grasp, up to and including the check book!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
That linen dining chair is great!!! 🙂 Sounds like you found a favorite new store!
Why, why, why can they not have a store in Florida?! The goods are divine! Thanks for the preview.
Robin @ Be Still and Know says
No stores in my area, loved those big green vase looking things. I am totally decorating challenged, but loves the bold but simple prints.
Looks like a great store. Some really pretty things, and gorgeous fabrics. Hugs, Marty
Embellished Bayou says
Looks like a super cool store, wish we hd one in Louisiana!
Darlene - Our Creative Life says
I'm in Arkansas but I've never heard of that store. I'll have to find out where they have it. Looks like a store I would love! The color on their walls looks like SW Sassy Green. I like their philosophy using big accent pieces that make a statement! I've been doing that for years….the bigger the better! That way things don't get cluterry looking like it does with abunch of small size accents.
I recently was at Patton Creek and saw the store but did not have a chance to run in. I will definitely make sure I stop in next time!