Alexis Cox and Elizabeth Poynter celebrate the opening of their new women’s apparel shop, Blythe, in Fayetteville on March 1. The pair have been friends for decades; in fact, they have their hometown, Blytheville, to thank for inspiring the shop’s name. “I’ve worked in retail for about 10 years, and Alexis and I have always talked about doing something of our own,” Elizabeth 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
Learn from local creatives at one of these Arkansas classes
Using Local Flowers to Create Beautiful Bouquets
Bella Vita Jewelry | Little Rock | June 13
From 3-5 p.m., join Kim Doughty-McCannon of Bell Urban Farm at Bella Vita Jewelry to learn how to combine local flowers into beautiful bouquets. Registration is $45 and includes all materials. Visit bellavitajewelry.net to register and for more information.…
The January/February 2019 issue features the home of Andrea Brooks, an interior designer herself who teamed up with Ashley Cardiel Interiors to makeover her Fayetteville home. “We challenged each other to always push ourselves creatively and at least share ideas aloud,” Ashley said of the collaboration. Throughout the process, the two coined the turn “aristo-boho” to describe the project: “It’s the marriage of preppy, aristocratic colors and textures with the art and accessories of a more bohemian traveler,” she said. Scroll below to see the before-and-after photos, and click here to read the full story.
The shop was named so because a milk carton is a “seemingly insubstantial object, yet it evokes a feeling of nostalgia,” says April Rae Mallord, who owns the store along with Lauri Matisse and Wally Phillips. “Everyone remembers sitting at lunchtime with their friends through elementary, middle school, and high school with at least one milk carton present on the table. … The Milk Carton is meant to evoke that childlike curiosity, contentedness, and wonder that we all had as children—when we could find joy in the small, seemingly insignificant things,” April explains. “The building itself seems small and insubstantial, but once you open the door, just like a milk carton, you enter a world of enchantment, never knowing what magical finds will delight you.”…
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.…
In the article “That’s a Wrap,” in our December issue, three leading designers offered gift wrapping inspiration and ideas. Now, we’re giving you the how-tos! PLUS, we’re asking these designers a few quick questions about their personal holiday style. Next up is Andrea Hadfield, of Fayetteville. Her chalkboard-themed wrapping and gift ideas are so whimsical and fun! Now she’s giving you a step-by-step guide to recreating this look:
STEP ONE: “Wrap your present securely in matte black paper.”
STEP TWO: “Decorate with chalk or chalk marker.”
STEP THREE: “Once you have finished your holiday masterpiece, use a setting spray or even hairspray to ensure your piece is lasting. Spray it evenly on the package.”
STEP FOUR: “Add bow and tinsel.”
Other Ideas from Andrea: “You can even wrap your present, leave it plain, add a bow with an attached piece of chalk, and let the recipient decorate! Everyone will love this giftwrap! It’s a really cute way for kiddos to participate!”
Here’s what Andrea had to say about some all-important holiday preferences:
Bags or wrapping paper? It depends on the present and the amount of time you have! Ha!!!
To peek at Your Presents or Not? I’ve peeked and wished I wouldn’t have!
Favorite Christmas Carol: I have two! Silent Night and, of course, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!
Cocoa or egg nog? Of course, egg nog!!!
Thanks, Andrea! See more images of Andrea’s gift wrapping in the article online.
[photography: Rett Peek]
Harper Howey Interiors brings a casual, shore-inspried style throughout this Fayetteville home. We’re showcasing the family’s formal dining room this week. The home is designed with inspiration from the homeowner’s favorite beach spot, Rosemary Beach, which is along Florida’s Scenic Highway 30A. Homes in the area often feature a cool palette of ocean-inspired blues and greens, slipcovered furniture, and weathered wood. Used for holidays and special gatherings, the dining room’s more formal design still ties in with the overall look of the home. The upholstered bench is the perfect perch for children and brings a sunny yellow into the room’s palette. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
Well, I guess my hopes for nice, mild spring weather were a bit premature! The cold, rainy weather I lamented last month simply changed into violent storms with even more rain and, unfortunately, destruction. My house and I have been fortunate enough to avoid harm, but my heart goes out to all the victims of the recent tornadoes.
Because of all the bad weather, we have not made much progress on the exterior of the house. Inside, however, things are getting to a point where you can almost imagine someone living here! Electrical, plumbing and painting work are basically finished.
And the wood floors have been refinished and sealed.
Looking from the main living room into the den, you can see how dramatic the barn wood accent wall is.
Same goes for the tile wall in the bathroom shower. I love how the light bounces off the dimensional tile to create shadows and highlights. Here, we are just waiting for the floor-to-ceiling glass shower wall and the mirror that covers the wall above the vanity.
In the kitchen, we still haven’t gotten as many appliances installed as I would have liked.
But the rest of the granite counters and backsplash are in.
And details like the built-in wine rack above the doorway and the bar area are taking shape.
Elsewhere, other details are going in nicely, too, such as the built-in shelves inside the laundry closet. Switching from the old hot water tank to a new, tankless unit freed up a lot of useful space!
So, there you have it. Plenty of transformations just in time for spring. Check back next month to see if we can beat the heat and get the new A/C unit installed (among other things!).