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Nell Hill's, Atchison

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Meet Mary Carol Garrity

Home interior retailer and interior design specialist Mary Carol Garrity has garnered national attention, with Forbes magazine dubbing her "one of the hottest little retailers" in America. She has been featured on CBS’s The Early Show, NBC’s Today show, and in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Midwest Living, Country Living, Victoria, and many more publications.

Her landmark retail stores, Nell Hill’s in Atchison, Kans., and Kansas City, Mo., and Garrity’s Encore in Atchison, have become legendary in the decorating world—more than 95 percent of Nell Hill’s patrons travel more than 100 miles to visit Mary Carol at her flagship store.

Mary Carol is known for her elegant but practical tips on everything from holiday decorating to stylish ways to entertain at home, setting tables and displays that wow guests with their creativity and affordability. As one of today’s most sought-after lifestyle resources—with her own series of books, a column syndicated weekly throughout the U.S., a line of home accents carried by 750 stores, and custom paint colors—Mary Carol is always available to answer her customers’ questions and offer real-life decorating solutions.


Nell Hill’s Atchison

Located in the quaint downtown of historic Atchison, Kans., the original Nell Hill’s store is filled with layer after layer of home furnishings, lamps, dishes, artwork and decorative accents, including an ever-changing selection of seasonal decorating tools. The shopping experience is like a treasure hunt, where shoppers are rewarded with one-of-a-kind finds and amazing prizes. You’ll soon discover why the loyal fans of Nell Hill’s travel from all over the country to visit this unique store several times a year.


501 Commercial St., Atchison, Kansas 66002

Phone: (913) 367-1086


Monday –Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Nell Hill’s Briarcliff Village

The largest and newest of Mary Carol Garrity’s home interior stores, Nell Hill’s Briarcliff in Kansas City, Mo., is a treat to visit, with its 16,000 square feet of realistic room settings that are arranged in lifelike setting including area rugs, upholstered furnishings, lighting, artwork and accents. You’ll find a vast selection of upholstered pieces, larger case goods including bookcases, armoires and entertainment units, and several sumptuous beds displaying Nell Hill’s unique, custom bedding ensembles. Nell Hill’s also offers custom design services.


4101 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 64116

Phone: (816) 746-4320


Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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  • When Mary Carol Garrity opened her original Nell Hills store in Atchison, Kan., in 1981, it put the small northeast Kansas town on the map, drawing people from all over. After Garrity consolidated the...  more »
  • This place is amazing. They have an amazing fabrics, furniture and accessories. A great place to fine unique pieces for your house.  more »
  • One of my favorite stores in KC! They have such unique and quality pieces. I always have to stop in when I'm nearby.
  • My absolute favorite store in Kansas City. Everything you bring home feels like a treasure that you will hold on to forever. Even if you don't buy anything that particular time, you are encouraged to take photos for inspiration. You are greeted so kindly at the front door. Love this place.

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