Acme Brick Company, the largest brick maker in the country, recently opened a new, larger showroom in Springdale. The company had outgrown its former location at 1607 N. Thompson St. and celebrated the opening of a new 6,256-square-foot showroom at 4877 N. 54th St. with demonstrations for architects, builders, and landscapers. Founded in 1891, Acme opened its first Springdale location in 1978. According to a press release, drastic population growth in Northwest Arkansas led to increased brick production and demand for a larger showroom and warehouse. In addition to brick, natural stone, and other masonry materials, this location offers fireplace systems, iron doors, grills, and more outdoor living products. Showroom hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit brick.com.
Chef and author Toni Tipton-Martin will speak at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on July 27 as part of the museum’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Toni is the winner of a 2016 James Beard Book Award, and she will discuss and sign copies of her book The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbook. A signing will take place following the lecture. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at crystalbridges.org.
This post originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.
Greg Campbell and Erick New, owners of Garden District in Memphis, have been working together for 25 years. They source flowers from all over the world, including two farms in Arkansas: Delta Sol Farm in Proctor and Wilson Gardens in Wilson. The Memphis natives have now released an inspirational coffee table book, Florists to the Field, which features a behind-the-scenes look at the designers as they conjure breathtaking tablescapes inspired by and created in the settings of each of their source farms. Other farms featured in the book include locations in Louisiana, Wisconsin, Oregon, California, and Holland. For a list of upcoming signings and to purchase the book, visit southerlymedia.com.
This post originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.
This spring, Tipton & Hurst launched a bridal registry program at its Heights location in Little Rock. According to bridal registry consultant Grace Hoffman, the store has expanded its gifts and entertaining pieces to include china, crystal, and flatware, including popular lines Juliska, Casafina, Anna Weatherley, Skyros, Vietri, and Pickard. “We have added lots of accessories and bridal gifts in the store, and we are developing our online registry now,” Grace says. This is a natural addition for Tipton & Hurst, which opened in 1886 and has long provided wedding floral design for brides. Find out more about Tipton & Hurst’s bridal registry at tiptonhurst.com.
This post originally appeared in the June 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.
Little Rock boutique Beige recently moved from downtown to the Heights neighborhood. While owner Ashley Peeples says shoppers will find the same minimal aesthetic and well-curated stock they’ve come to expect from the store, they might notice a few changes in the atmosphere from the shop’s original location. “Some of my favorite stores are modern, but they also have traditional aspects in the design, which I feel makes them more inviting,” Ashley says. “The new location is definitely going to feel very homey. I want our customers to feel invited and comfortable when they visit.” To achieve this feel, Ashley worked with local designer Jill White to incorporate arched doorways, raw linen fabrics, and soft colors to warm up the space. “Jill has been a customer of ours since we opened, and I have always admired her work. I was on the phone with her as soon as we signed the lease. I knew that she would get my vision for the new space,” Ashley says. For more information, visit beigelr.com.…
The concept behind Fayetteville’s recently opened City Supply Homestead Provisions & Goods is one that husband-and-wife team Kirsten and Chase Morman have had for “well over a year,” Kirsten says—it was just a matter of waiting to find the perfect spot for it. “We didn’t want to venture too far away from the downtown square,” she explains. When the location next door to Kirsten’s first brick-and-mortar store, Riffraff, became available, the Mormans pounced on it. Kirsten describes City Supply as a “modern-day mercantile” that carries gifts and home goods inspired by a sense of nostalgia, from T-shirts to candles to frameable prints. Exposed brick and a “media wall” featuring classic ’80s and ’90s movies adds to the store’s throwback vibe. “The Sandlot, Princess Bride, and 8 Seconds have been three of our top crowd favorites so far,” Kirsten says. For more information, visit citysupplyfayetteville.com.…
When owner Merry Kline decided to open an updated location of her beauty and cosmetics boutique, Belle & Blush, she approached one of her customers known for her design savvy to help with the project. “Tobi and her daughter actually shopped in our store before this project,” Merry says. “Because we cater to women and so many mother-daughter duos love our store, I felt like Tobi would really understand Belle & Blush and the experience we want to provide.”
“We really wanted to create an inspiring and comfortable shopping experience rather than just another store,” Merry adds. “We also focused on making sure that it felt fun and interactive but, at the same time, upscale.”…
LET THERE BE LIGHTS: The west Little Rock location of Cobblestone & Vine is the first store in Little Rock to offer clients a Visual Comfort & Co. lighting gallery wall, allowing them to see the styles in person before making an order and stocking more fixtures available to buy off the floor. Stuart Thalheimer Davis, a designer with Cobblestone & Vine, says the store has stocked all their favorite styles from Visual Comfort’s best-selling collaboration collection, including fixtures by Kelly Wearstler, Aerin Lauder, Suzanne Kasler, Thomas O’Brien, and E.F. Chapman. Cobblestone & Vine, 11525 Cantrell Road, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com
This post originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas. Image courtesy of visualcomfort.com.
BIGGER IS BETTER: Little Rock designer Sha Davari recently moved her store, Art of Design, in Capital Park’s Design District (in front of Cajun’s Wharf) into a larger, air-conditioned showroom within the same complex. “I wanted more space, and now I can carry a lot more of everything,” Davari says of the update. “I’m so excited that I can display my things in vignettes. I finally have room to display merchandise in a way that helps people say, ‘Oh, this and this could all go together.” Davari’s store showcases a range of styles, from traditional to contemporary with transitional pieces that fall in between the two. “We can work with a lot of different styles, needs, and price points,” she adds. Art of Design, 2200 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 425-3776
This post originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.
Spring is quickly approaching, and–if you’re like us–you’re happily anticipating being outside enjoying your garden, deck, or patio in the warmer weather. On February 20-22, the Statehouse Convention Center, in Little Rock, will play host to a gardener’s dream weekend that is sure to inspire you. Featuring speaker presentations, display gardens, how-to demonstrations, silent auctions, floral competitions, shopping, and more, the event is a perfect way to prepare for spring. Don’t miss family day on Sunday, which includes special activities and workshops for children. Tickets, $10; 3-day pass, $15; Children 12 and under, free. To learn more, call (501) 821-4000, or visit the show website at argardenshow.com