Since opening last fall, BRIKA—which offers an array of apparel, art, home wares, and more—has become a much-talked about (and oft-Instagrammed) fixture of the Bentonville shopping scene. This can be attributed in no small part to its artful, inspiring interiors. Ever wanted to know more about the creative responsible for the store’s eclectic look? Enter interior designer and Wynne native Ryan Lawson. “I have known the owner of BRIKA for almost 20 years. When she was approached to open a store in Bentonville, she said she knew a designer who might fit the bill, and it all fell into place from there,” Ryan recalls….
In June, Belle & Blush announced a second location would be coming soon in the Heights. Owned by Merry Kline, the skincare and cosmetics store also provides makeup and esthetician services. Merry opened Belle & Blush in The Promenade in 2013 and expanded that store in 2018. Now, the additional location will be housed in the historic Heights Theatre, with Ashley Childers at the helm of interior design and Ashley’s husband, Garrett Childers of Wiggins and Childers, on board as the contractor….
Sweet Home Furnishings & clement on South Main Street, a veritable treasure trove of furniture, art, and accessories, is a collaboration between antique dealers John Bell and Chris Clement. The two joined forces more than 15 years ago to bring shoppers a unique experience, integrating their eclectic finds into cohesive vignettes rather than separating them out into individual booths….
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+.