Carol and Fred Auger have been operating C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery in Little Rock for 21 years. This spring, they celebrated a new milestone as they re-opened their showroom in a larger location. “We’ve been looking for the right place for a while,” Carol explains. “It felt good to move into the same complex but a bigger space. We have a lot of new products, and we’re excited to have the room to display it in a way that makes you go, wow.” Shoppers can expect increased selections of flooring, carpet, rugs, vinyl plank, and high-end tile products at the new location, Carol says. Visit C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery at 2322 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, next to Tanarah Luxe Floral. candfcarpet.com
Fayetteville home goods store WITH Home Supply recently reopened in a new space at 7 E. Mountain St., just around the corner from their previous location on East Center Street. “We just moved one block over into Flora Fayetteville’s old space,” owner Rebekah Fress says, noting that Flora owner Pam Pemberton is moving her floral design practice to a private studio. In addition to the assortment of woven baskets, kitchenwares, textiles, and minimalist home décor shoppers have come to expect from WITH, Rebekah says you’ll also find Flora’s “gorgeous holiday wreaths and dried goods” at the shop’s new location this holiday season.
Visit withhomesupply.com for more information and to shop online.
This post originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.
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In addition to a tour of the home and gardens followed by lunch, some dates include hands-on demonstrations. $96.75. pallensmith.com…
Interior Design Society (IDS) is a national association of residential interior design professionals that offers continuing education, business resources, and networking opportunities for interior designers and vendors within the design community. While members all over the country can join independent of a local chapter, Little Rock designer and IDS member Shayla Copas hopes to recruit more members in The Natural State with the establishment of an Arkansas chapter.
“I’ve been attending the convention for four years now,” Shayla says. “I went to a leadership seminar that first year and remember thinking this might be something I wanted to bring back to Arkansas. Since then, I’ve immersed myself in the organization, knowing that if I was going to encourage others to join, I wanted to make sure it was something I believed in.”
In partnership with At Home in Arkansas, Shayla will help facilitate a kick-off event October 25 for designers interested in joining IDS. The organization’s national executive director, Jenny Cano, plans to be in attendance. “I’ve heard people say before, ‘I’m scared to join an organization because I’m self taught,’ but IDS is very inclusive,” Shayla says of the organization. “There are different levels of membership based on your experience and education, but they don’t exclude anyone. That’s one thing I really love about it,” she adds.
Join us at 5:30 p.m. October 25 at the At Home in Arkansas offices to learn more about Interior Design Society. The event is open to all interior designers and those in related fields. Our offices are located at 2207 Cottondale Lane, Suite 3 in Little Rock. Email email@example.com with questions.
A new community market is set to open September 15 at 50 Antique Way in Keo, the spot that dedicated antiques shoppers will remember as the former location of Morris Antiques. The Orchards at Keo is compromised of 25,000 square feet of warehouse space, some of which has been turned into booths for art vendors and local makers. “We’re giving businesses the opportunity to have a second storefront,” says Stacy Jeans, who co-owns the business with Karon Weatherford. “For some people who do crafts, this will be their first storefront. They have a place to sell their pieces, and we take care of all the social media and help them sell their product.” Vendors include artists (such as blown glass sculptor James Hayes and Miller’s Mud pottery), furniture makers, and purveyors of local honey and homemade soap scrubs.
Call (501) 519-2957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you are interested in becoming a tenant. Watch their Facebook page for continued updates.
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Hernando, Mississippi-based flooring distributor Forest to Floor has opened the doors to a designer showroom at 8900 Maumelle Blvd. The retailer carries a variety of engineered hardwood flooring in addition to unfinished solid planks, stains, and other flooring materials. Melvin Jordan, the store’s general manager, says that WPC (wood-plastic composite) and SPC (stone-plastic composite) flooring have been recent favorites because of their resilience and long life span.
Showroom hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit foresttofloor.com.
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.