Northwest Arkansas welcomes a new gallery to its ever-growing art landscape with the opening of Sutton Hylton in Bentonville. Owner and curator Allison Hobbs plans to offer a large selection of contemporary works through the gallery’s website (suttonhylton.com), while some pieces will be showcased in a new event venue called Third on Second. Sutton Hylton celebrates its kick-off with a launch party February 15.…
The Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock presents the 68th annual Home Show February 15-16 at Simmons Bank Arena. This event gives those interested in building or remodeling a home access to hundreds of vendors and professionals related to the industry.
Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, military, and children 6-12, and free for children under 5. hbaglr.com
On January 31, Ronald McDonald House celebrates the grand opening of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at UAMS to provide respite for families with infants in the NICU. “Wesley Walls, architect with Polk Stanley Wilcox, and his team have designed a beautiful space that will provide four overnight rooms for NICU families where they can stay steps away from their babies,” says Janell Mason, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. “The room also has a day-use space for all NICU families to enjoy a sense of normalcy. We interviewed past families of the NICU and they said, You’ve just got to be able to get away from the beeping monitors.”…
Arkansas native Ashley Childers, who is the designer behind the Emporium Home furnishings line, recently launched a new jewelry line. The eponymous brand features necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, all of which have been hand-sketched by Ashley in her Little Rock studio. She then partners with artisans around the globe to create the designs and personally selects all the semi-precious stones used. “Jewelry is personal, and it’s a reflection of our style. Most women have signature pieces they wear almost every day—pieces that have special meaning to them or that make a statement and show off who they are. I designed the Ashley Childers collection with those things in mind,” she says. The collection is currently available exclusively online at ashleychilders.com until February 2020 when it will be available in boutiques nationwide. ashleychilders.com
This story appeared in the December 2019 issue of At Home in Arkansas
On November 16, husband-and-wife team Niki and Jesse Weegens opened the first retail space for their custom furniture brand, American Estates. The couple have been crafting furniture for local coffee shops, restaurants, and retail stores since 2015 but have recently expanded their staff to make pieces more readily available.…
Christen Byrd, owner of central Arkansas balloon-installation company Just Peachy, announced the opening of a new studio space in downtown Little Rock. Christen created her first balloon installation in July 2017 for the grand opening of Loblolly Creamery, where she was creative director. “I started getting occasional requests after people saw that first piece, but then decided to really start pushing it this year,” Christen says.…
Mona Thompson and Talena Ray, owners of Providence Design, will host an anniversary party celebrating six years in business on October 24. The event is 5-8 p.m. and will feature live music and refreshments. “We’ve really enjoyed growing the business over the past six years and our relationships with our customers and clients,” Talena says. Join the party at Providence’s showroom, 2314 Cantrell Road. providenceltddesign.com
Custom Roman shade made by Draped & Tailored. Bathroom design by Jill White Designs. Photo by Rett Peek.
Callie Bullock, owner of soft furnishings studio Draped & Tailored, has opened her first workroom since starting her business a year and a half ago. The 1,300-square-foot studio in midtown Little Rock has a small showroom where clients and designers can see examples in person, feel textile samples, and “discuss all of the custom possibilities,” Callie says….
Four years into owning Fayetteville-based retail store WITH Home Supply, sisters Rebekah and Sarah Fess have announced they are now offering design services. The WITH brand features organic materials, a mix of modern and vintage pieces, and “products paired down to the essentials.” After years of working on side projects as the store was starting off, Rebekah and Sarah are excited for this next step. The duo will be working together on various design projects under the WITH brand. “We work well together and feed off one another creatively,” Sarah says. “We’ve had many inquiries from customers since the shop opened, so it just feels like an organic addition.” Design services include three-hour refresh sessions, small projects, and larger projects upon request. For more information and to view pricing, visit withhomesupply.com.
WITH Home Supply is located at 7 E. Mountain St. in Fayetteville.
The “Golden” gown by Scout Bridal, available at Joon Bridal. Photo by Freckled Fox Photography.
Fayetteville bridal boutique Joon Bridal was born out of owner Beth Talebi’s desire to bring Arkansas brides more options for chic, unconventional wedding gowns. After opening and operating for a year on College Avenue, the shop announced its move to the Fayetteville Square into the space formerly occupied by Savoir Faire. “Although we didn’t intend to move into a new space so quickly, an opportunity arose that we couldn’t pass up,” Beth says. “It’s thrilling to know that Joon will be surrounded by the buzz of the Square, yet will continue to provide an intimate and exclusive experience for our brides.”
Joon is open by appointment only at 1 E. Center St., Suite 170. JoonBridal.com