BEAR HILL INTERIORS

Interview with Susan Walsh or Bear Hill Interiors

PHOTOS BY RETT PEEK AND NANCY NOLAN

Bear-Hill Interiors is a gorgeous little design boutique tucked away in quaint Little Rock, Arkansas. They pride themselves on taking a fresh approach to traditional interior design, creating finished spaces with classic forms, timeless sensibility, a balanced color palette, and a glamorous yet comfortable style. Bear-Hill Interiors opened its design studio and furniture showroom in 2000, and has since built its clientele to include projects from around the country.
Do you have any best sellers?
SW: Nothing sells as quickly as our vintage Murano lighting, and our artwork! They are gone faster than you would believe!
Are there any restaurants or shops in the area that you like to visit?
SW: Absolutely! Big Orange, One Eleven at the Capital Hotel, Boulevard Bread company, and Bossa Nova, to name a few!
HAVING A PERSONAL FOCUS ON EACH CLIENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL, AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH CLIENTS ON EVERY STEP OF A PROJECT FROM SPRUCING UP A SINGLE ROOM TO DESIGNING FROM THE GROUND UP, NOT ONLY ENSURES THAT THE END RESULT IS FREE OF UNPLEASANT SURPRISES, BUT ALSO CREATES A CLOSE AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP.

-SUSAN, ON HER TAKE ON CUSTOMER SERVICE

What is your favorite entertaining or design tip?
Susan Walsh: Fresh flowers and a great candle can completely transform your environment; never underestimate the power of the little details!
Do you have any favorite pieces in the store right now?
SW: Bone inlay tables, Ikat pillows, and our blue and white pottery. It’s hard to choose, but those would definitely be in my top three!
What is your favorite quote?
SW: HASTE MAKES WASTE! Simple, yet to the point!
Tell us about your team members.
SW: We are a small operation with 6 employees, including: 2 senior interior designers (siblings -Kevin Walsh & myself, Susan Walsh), a junior designer: Chandler Blank, a design assistant: William Lendermon, an office manger: Kathy Goromboly, and an office assistant: Kay Cooper. They are all wonderful people, and I am lucky to get to work with such a dedicated team!
avatar-defaultBEAR HILL INTERIORS
Little Rock, AR
(501)907-9272

Bear-Hill Interiors takes a fresh approach to traditional interior design, creating finished spaces with classic forms, timeless sensibility, a balanced color palette, and a glamorous yet comfortable style. Bear-Hill Interiors opened its design studio and furniture showroom in 2000, and has since built its clientele to include projects from around the country.