Kevin Walsh owner of Bear-Hill Interiors in beautiful Little Rock, Arkansas is one of our design stars that just keeps rising. We had the best exchange with Kevin as he was flying back from New York where he was selected for TraditionalHome’s New Trad 2016. Almost every image you see from any of Kevin’s project has that wow factor. The degree he uses color in his art is perfect every time. He keeps with that classic feel of a room but then adds just that right amount of sparkle to always make us take that second look.
Bear-Hill Interiors takes a fresh approach to traditional interior design, creating beautifully finished spaces by incorporating classic forms, timeless sensibility, a balanced color palette, and a glamorous yet comfortable style. Bear-Hill Interiors openedits design studio and furniture showroom in 2000, and has since built its clientele to include projects not only in Arkansas but around the country.” Traditional Home Magazine
What manufacturer would you love to team up with and why?
Kevin Walsh: Urban Electric Company: lighting is the jewelry for rooms, and no one does lighting better than UEC
Who is the designer that you admire and how have they influenced your design work?
Kevin Walsh: Timothy Whealon I have been a huge fan for years and adore the bedroom he recently designed for Kips Bay. His style is classically modern, rooms are thoughtfully edited, warm and inviting. His work inspires my design work with his modern nuance and masterful assemblage of decorative arts and sublime color palettes.
What is a design tip you live by?
“Haste makes waste” Great rooms evolve over time
What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
This is easy Roxy (west highland terrier and Ruby (toy poodle) that and a French press of Petes French Roast..
What is your favorite vacation spot and can you recommend a place to visit or stay there?
What happens in your initial meeting with a client?
In a initial consultation we discuss fee schedule, timeline, budget and review project. This is also the time to decide if the project is the right fit for all.
How do you communicate your vision to the client?
Various ways-floor plans, elevations, furniture placements. I also rely heavily on visual aids i.e. Pinterest is also a great source.
Describe what you like most about your home.
Kitchen-hands down the room that we spend the most time in and get the most enjoyment from..
How would you describe your sense of style?
I would say my style is traditional modern. I like a mix of antiques and modern furnishings, beautiful color palettes and thoughtfully curated collections of decorative arts.
Do you have a favourite colour scheme?
Blue with anything..
Photography Credit and Contact Information
1420 Rebsamen Park Road
Little Rock, Arkansas
501 907 9272