Fayetteville showroom Christopher Allen reopens in August under the name Donna Hanna Interiors/Christopher Allen Décor. Designer Donna Hanna had previously been the in-house designer for Christopher Allen before buying the store earlier this year. The store’s new location at 1814 N. Crossover Road will provide a similar collection of transitional furnishings as well as a designated space for other designers to use while meeting with their clients. Find more information at donnahannainteriors.com.
Clarksville florist Vase & Vine has expanded its floral studio to Little Rock with the opening of a new storefront at 2901 West Markham St. in Stifft Station. Manager Gabrielle Schryver says full-service wedding design in central Arkansas has been “taking off” in the past year, which led to the decision to put down roots in the capital city. “We wanted to bring something completely different to the Little Rock area,” Gabrielle says. “We are very versatile with our design, but we thrive in natural and organic style.” Gabrielle’s mother, Gina Schryver, has owned and operated the Clarksville location for 14 years. In addition to wedding design, Vase & Vine also offers fresh arrangements and delivery. Find more information at facebook.com/vaseandvine.…
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.…
The growth spurt in downtown Little Rock’s South Main district doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. Reinvented Vintage, which specializes in updated and repurposed furniture, announced a move from Breckenridge Village in west Little Rock to 1222 S. Main St. The new location has an opening planned for early summer, and the move will enable the shop to offer more classes and events, according to their website. Current SoMa staple The Root Café has announced the opening of a second restaurant, a Latin venture called Dos Rocas Beer & Tacos, down the street at 1220 S. Main Street, also slated for a summer opening. Rock Town Distillery and Core Brewing also have SoMa locations in the works. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a new mixed-use development at 15th and Main, where AMR Architecture has plans for a structure that will offer pedestrian-friendly apartments and retail. Keep up with SoMa happenings at somalittlerock.com.
This post was originally published in the May 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas
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.”…
Make plans to attend a gardening workshop with Mark Cain of Dripping Springs Garden at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on March 3. Cain will discuss organic gardening, landscaping, and cut-flower gardening in the Bellows and Cassatt rooms in the lower level of the museum from 10-11:30 a.m. The program is part of the museum’s ongoing Discover the Grounds series, which is free—just be sure to register online. 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, (479) 657-2335, crystalbridges.org
Art Exhibition in El Dorado
Asheville artist, Kathryn B. Phillips, who grew up in the Delta of Arkansas, will show her watercolor exhibit “Contraptions” in El Dorado. The exhibit will include 20 to 25 large-scale watercolor paintings of machinery parts reconfigured to create a contraption full of personality.
“I find real freedom in redesigning a perfectly fine tuned machine with specific function into an expression of humor that hopefully delights the viewer as much as it does me to create it. I choose for the most part agricultural equipment to launch my ideas, simply because that subject speaks of my home and my familiarity. My contraption series embodies this concept.”
The exhibit will be displayed at the South Arkansas Arts Center (SAAC) in El Dorado, September 3 – September 30, 2016 with a reception on September 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visit saac-arts.com for more information; kathrynbphillips.com
Vesta’s to Open Soon in Rogers
Northwest Arkansas will soon have a new resource for women’s fashion. Vesta’s, the well known and loved Little Rock fashion boutique will be the latest addition in Rogers opening in mid to late September. Vesta’s will offer Northwest Arkansas women a beautiful place to shop for any and all occasions. The women of Vesta’s, led by owner Melissa Tanner, bring a unique array of clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories to their clients that invite effortless, feminine, and intriguing looks. Look for grand opening events and specials coming soon. Vesta’s, 5100 Pauline Whitaker Parkway, Suite 105, Rogers, vestasboutique.com
Now Open in Sherwood
The Painted Tree Vintage Market recently opened an additional location in a newly constructed building on Hwy 67/167 and Kiehl in Sherwood. An upscale vintage market housed under one roof, The Painted Tree offers shopping for unique furniture décor, antiques, boutique clothing, and gifts all in one place. Many of their same vendors, which consist of interior designers, decorators, artisans, and craftsman, are represented at this new location as well as many new ones. They are open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. -6 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. -6 p.m. The Painted Tree, 8550 Landers Road, Sherwood, (501) 205-4540, thepaintedtreevintage.com