At Home in Arkansas readers will recognize a familiar face when they tune in to HGTV on February 24: Chris Goddard, designer and principal of Goddard Design Group in Springdale, is one of eight contestants participating in the network’s Design Star: Next Gen. Inspired by the original Design Star, which aired from 2006 to 2013, this series features real designers and social media influencers from all over the country competing in design challenges for the chance at a $50,000 prize plus their own show. The show is hosted by Allison Holker Boss, and all six episodes will be available on Discovery’s streaming service, discovery+.…
Fayetteville homeowner Erin Bridges called upon designer Chris Goddard’s expertise after old man winter caused an unexpected bathroom renovation. Goddard, owner of Goddard Design Group, was already familiar with Bridges’ “classic, but with a twist” personal style, so he created a chic, sleek space with a transitional style. “I repeated several variations of three shapes–a circle, a twist, and a graphic line–to give the space layers and keep the eye moving,” Goddard explains. Pops of gold along with bold artwork add a touch of yellow—homeowner Erin Bridges’ favorite color—to the otherwise gray and white bath. The room’s style factor increased exponentially after this renovation, thanks to Goddard. Follow the links to shop the look with us. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
At Home in Arkansas: What are your three must-have items for the new year? Chris Goddard: Cerused Oak in any color, leathered stone and rock crystal or any other natural stone element
AHIA: What is your favorite paint color at the moment? CG: Sherwin-Williams’ Edgy Gold (SW6409) paired with F. Schumacher’s Zimba wallcovering in chartreuse
AHIA: What is the last thing you purchased for a client? CG: Amazing tiles from Exquisite Surfaces’ Medina Collection. We are obsessed with all the amazing tiles out there and unique applications.
AHIA: Is there a design trend or product you are dying to try or purchase for a client in 2014? CG: The return of color!! We just used China Seas Sigourney wallpaper in yellow for a clients bath, great scale and color.
AHIA: What is one design secret you can share with our readers? CG: Collect something, a collection injects your personality into a space and opens conversation. Personally, I love collecting antique murano glass and everything tortoise shell.
Chris Goddard is the principal designer of Goddard Design Group in Northwest Arkansas. Find Chris and Goddard Design Group online and follow along on facebook, twitter, and instagram for design inspiration, projects and to see what’s new.
At Home is excited to welcome designer Chris Goddard and event stylist Bartus Taylor of Goddard Design Group to the blog, with an update on the stylist scene they’re creating for NWA Fashion Week (events begin next week, and we’re beside ourselves with anticipation!). The duo’s theme for this grand event?Â A Stylish Week in the Park!
And, for your chance to win two free tickets, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post! The deadline to enter is Monday, March 5th.
We’re creating a park like setting in Fayetteville’s East Square Plaza building, and infusing the furnishings with fashion inspires textiles.
The space is divided into 5 main areas:
1. Runway: a tent like space with an elevated runway covered in an imported glazed glitter fabric to reflect light and add a bit of drama. The room is being set up as a true fashion show. To showcase all the amazing clothes and spotlight each charity, Apollo Event Group is providing specialty lighting throughout the event space.
2. Atrium: This space is for the primary bar and food service, as well as seating areas that will be slipcovered in denims, plaids, linens and stripes all in vibrant spring colors, inspired by this year’s trends on the runway. The room will be filled with live trees, and huge arrangements of cherry and almond blossoms as well as lanterns with candles to help set the mood.
3. L’oreal beauty lounge: Dedicated to the wide range of beauty products supplied to our event by L’Oreal. We have teamed with them to provide a beauty bar for our guests to try. The room continues our park concept with amazing seating, display and bar areas, also a photo wall for paparazzi style pics.
4: Mertins eye accessory lounge: The lounge will have a more contemporary feel to complement the sleek styles of eye ware provided by Mertins Family Eyecare for the event. Guests will be able view the latest styles at the eye ware bar and consult with professionals on the latest looks.
5. VIP lounge: the plushest of our spaces will be wrapped in metallic striped silk taffeta walls, contemporary seating, exotic lighting and extravagant florals, all to provide a truly couture experience.
For today’s Room of the Week…the bathroom, especially one with a freestanding tub, like these two in our Waterfront Homes issue (visit here and here). What makes the look work so well? It’s all in the details….a spacious room, a sculptural tub, and an eye-catching chandelier.