The brick walls and concrete floors of the old Ice House building just off Dickson Street in Fayetteville are a fitting backdrop for the new V.S. Mobley’s General Store, where classic furnishings mingle with modern accessories for a decidedly urban chic appearance.
“I’ve filled the store with the kinds of things I like to live with, which are a mix of practicality and fun,” says co-owner Jordan G. Bartholomew, who explains that it’s a family aesthetic. “My mother, Rebecca H. Garner, is my business partner, and we named the store after my great-great grandmother, Viva Sharp Mobley, who was a trend setter.”
Carrying forth the trend-setting vision, Bartholomew has filled the store with product lines new to the area, including bold lighting fixtures from Arteriors, lively printed bedding from Missoni Home, graphic pillows from textile designer Thomas Paul and eclectic accessories from Roost Home Furnishings. The shop also features a wide selection of gift items and pet products to round out the offerings. “Downtown Fayetteville has become such a shopping-friendly destination, where you can walk from store to store, that we felt it was time to have a home and gift shop as part of the mix,” says Bartholomew. “We’re dog and kid-friendly too; everyone’s welcome.” (339 N. West Ave., Ste. 101, 479-587-1444, www.vsmobley.com).