The Iron Gate

The Iron Gate Franklin, TN

Interview with Rozanne Jackson of The Iron Gate

When did you first open The Iron Gate?
Rozanne Jackson: 1996

What do you love about owning the shop?
RJ: Getting to explore beautiful products for the home.

What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of the business? 

RJ: The paper work! Getting to work everyday around beautiful things and meeting such wonderful people is so fun…and then there is paperwork!

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PHOTO: Laura Larson

Rozanne’s Design Tip?

“Always have a mix of old things and new in your home interiors,” she says. “It gives your home a personal and warm feeling.”

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PHOTO: Laura Larson

Do you have any favorite pieces in the store right now? 
RJ: A handkerchief planter, filled with orchids.

What is your favorite quote? 
RJ: “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

What items are your best sellers? 
RJ: Candles! Everyone loves candlelight!

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PHOTO: Laura Larson

“When you enter our store, it evokes emotion within you. That’s something you just don’t get with online shopping.”

– Rozanne Jackson, The Iron Gate


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What inspires you? 
RJ: Music. It opens my mind creatively.

Tell us about your team members. 
RJ: They are awesome and inspire me everyday. They are very committed to what our mission is.

What is the importance of customer service? 
RJ: Without customers we would have no business! They are what keep us doing what we love. They must come first!

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PHOTO: Laura Larson

Do you have a favorite customer story? 
RJ: After 18 years, there are so many wonderful stories. What I like best is that so many customers have been shopping with us since the beginning and I have loved getting to know them.

Are there any restaurants or shops in the area that you like to visit?
RJ: Emmaline Boutique and Haven, both beautiful women’s wear. I also love Gray’s Drugs, a favorite for southern cuisine.

The Iron Gate

PHOTO: Laura Larson

The Iron Gate

PHOTO: Laura Larson

Franklin, TN

(615) 791-7511

The Iron Gate will help you create the space you've always wanted, whether you need a special focal piece or new decor for every room. A well-appointed space should not feel decorated, it should feel familiar upon first viewing.

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