Photography: Karen E. Seagrave, Courtesy of Shayla Copas Interiors and Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau |
Home to a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and home décor retailers, West Little Rock is a hub for shopping—whatever your need may be. Read on for a few of our favorite destinations.
Start your day at Pleasant Ridge Town Center, located on Cantrell Road. For the latest in women’s fashion and accessories, check out Beyond Cotton II (501-221-1539). Give your wardrobe a refresh for fall with new denim styles, booties, and accessories—including jewelry and handbags. Among their most recent additions is the Adina Reyter jewelry line, which is a celebrity favorite thanks to its contemporary-meets-classic style that is perfect for everyday wear. Stop in to let the friendly, trendsetting staff help with your wardrobe needs.
For all of your skincare and cosmetic needs, step just next door—or through the shared interior doorway—to Pout (501-224-8222, poutoflr.com). In addition to the shop’s first-class selection of makeup (including their new Chantecaille line), skincare products, cosmetic bags, gift items, and more, they also have an in-house aesthetician. Make your appointment for a facial, peel, waxing, or airbrush tan session—all done onsite in the convenient and welcoming location. What’s more, they also offer makeup application for weddings, proms, and special events. Pout is truly a neighborhood gem for women of all ages and skin types who want to look and feel their best.
From there, head just across the parking lot to another of the center’s fabulous stops, Embellish (501-223-6965), where you’ll find a huge selection of furnishings, art, and accessories—perfect for your own home or to give as a gift. Whether it’s a large piece of art, an upholstered chair, a colorful rug, or just a few decorative items to give your space personality, Embellish is a must-visit shop for what you seek, with a range of styles and price points.
Continue down Cantrell Road to Obsessions Interiors (501-868-9333). As a premier store for home décor and furnishings, Obsessions can help you outfit your home with everything you need—whether your style is timeless or trendy. The 6,300-square-foot showroom features lamps, original art, accessories, side tables, chairs, sofas, and more. Their in-house designers can work with you to create a fully furnished dream design or to help you find a few new pieces to update your look. Follow them on Facebook for their latest arrivals.
Next, head over to Rodney Parham Road to Bamboo (501-228-0063, icmbamboo.com). As a part of Independent Case Management (ICM), which is a non-profit that provides support for individuals with developmental disabilities, Bamboo serves a need in the community and provides stylish home wares and gift items. Visit them and you may find an ICM client staffing the store as a part of a paid internship program that helps develop job skills and training. Be sure to check out their seasonal arrivals for fall, including frames, throw pillows, and wall hangings. The store is open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 p.m.
Last but certainly not least, Reinvented Vintage (501-350-4769, reinvented-vintage.com) is a true treasure and a destination not to be missed. Visit them in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center to see their new arrivals, including tees from Charlie Southern and cozy, rewashed flannel shirts for fall. Known for their amazing selection of painted furniture pieces—as well as all the paint supplies for your own milk- or chalk-paint DIY project—Reinvented Vintage also has a great new selection of rugs, throws, pillows, and original artwork. Check out their hands-on paint classes, offered twice per month.
If you live in the West Little Rock area or are planning to move there, you’ll need a solid list of resources to keep your home running at its peak and looking its best. We suggest starting with a consultation with designer Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas Interiors (501-258-7396, shaylacopas.com), who can help you make your house a home. Whether you are starting from scratch with a new build or you need help with personalization, Copas has the experience and style to set your home apart with timeless, eye-catching design elements.
If you’re looking for a local showroom that also offers interior design consultations, visit Phoenix Interiors (501-225-0400) where the talented staff can assist you with everything from space planning and furniture placement to selecting a wall color or looking over blueprints to help make design suggestions for a fully functional and beautiful home. The recently expanded showroom—located just off Chenal Parkway—features 9,000 square feet of gorgeous pieces from lines such as Century, CR Laine, Sherrill Furniture, and other American-made upholstery companies—all ready to go home with you after purchase. In addition, you’ll find a well-stocked selection of accessories, art, glassware, pillows, candles, jewelry, and gift items.
From there head down Cantrell Road / Highway 10 to the newly opened Kaufman by Design West (501-673-3995, kaufmanbydesign.com). The recently built shopping center is an extension of one of Arkansas’s most-trusted names in the building industry, Kaufman Lumber. This location was created with a focus on all the design elements you need for your home, from flooring and lighting to home décor. Visit the store’s spacious showroom to see all of the furniture, fixtures, and fantastic finds. For more information on their opening and offerings, see the feature in this issue’s “Latest” section.
Continue west on Highway 10, and you’ll find The Good Earth Garden Center (501-868-4666, thegoodearthgarden.com)—the perfect stop for all of your landscaping, nursery, and outdoor needs. For more than 40 years, the garden center has been a go-to source for Arkansans looking to enhance their home’s curb appeal, spruce up their backyard, or just grow a few favorite plants. They offer everything from bulbs to vegetables and pottery to fountains. In addition, you can also call on them for landscape design and installation services, Mosquito X misting services, lawn maintenance, and irrigation services. Visit them to see why they were named as one of the 13 Great Garden Centers to Visit by HGTV Gardens.
To continue your hunt for great home finds, head to Rodney Parham Road for a number of stops, including Fabrics, Etc. (501-224-6040). Located in the Market Place Shopping Center, the shop offers a great selection of in-store bolt fabrics that can be cut to your desired quantity and taken home that day. If you have a certain swatch or look in mind, search their large inventory of special-order textiles to find the custom fabrics to complete your space. They carry both indoor and outdoor textiles in a range of hues and textures. Fabrics, Etc. also offers monogramming, custom upholstery, headboards, draperies, bedding, and more. In addition, you’ll find drapery hardware, blinds, and shutters. They also make house calls to offer design help.
Just across Rodney Parham Road in Pleasant Valley Plaza, you’ll find one of Arkansas’s best sources for outdoor furnishings, Ken Rash’s of Arkansas (501-663-1818, kenrashsoutdoorfurniture.com). The spacious showroom is filled with outdoor furniture lines such as O.W. Lee, Brown Jordan, Kingsley-Bate, and Lloyd Flanders (see the “Contempo” collection featured in the image above). They also offer a huge selection of grills (including the Big Green Egg) and gas logs. For the interior of your home, don’t miss their large assortment of indoor barstools. Let the friendly staff help you outfit your space.
Continuing down Rodney Parham Road to the intersection at Markham, you’ll find a fabulous resource for all your lighting needs. Light Innovations (501-223-9026, light-innovations.com) offers lamps, wall and ceiling fixtures, light controls, LED fixtures, exterior and landscape lighting, and more. Not only is their showroom stocked with numerous options, they also have special-order catalogs to help you find just the right piece for your home.
Conveniently located in the same space as Light Innovations, you’ll find PC Hardware (501-224-1724, pchdwe.com). Stocked with much more than just cabinetry and door hardware, the retailer is a must-visit source for anyone who is building or remodeling. You’ll find faucets, sinks, tubs, fire pit and fireplace materials and accessories, and more. Their knowledgeable staff can assist you with your upcoming project—no matter the size or style.
Finally, when you are ready to kick back and relax, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (501-376-4781, littlerock.com) has a few ideas in mind for September fun, including the kick-off of the city’s cultural institutions’ new fall season. Take a trip to the theatre by attending Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at The Rep, which runs September 11–27, or “Puss in Boots” at the Arkansas Children’s Theatre September 18–October 4. Indulge in a few hours with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at the “Grieg’s Piano Concerto,” on September 26 and 27, or get a taste of a variety of arts at the ACANSA Arts Festival to be held September 16–20 in Central Arkansas.