The Style Files: Kevin Walsh

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Kevin Walsh is the talented interior designer and proprietor of the design firm and design store, Bear Hill Interiors in Little Rock, Arkansas. Over the years, we have gotten to know each other on trips to High Point and through social media. In fact, Kevin is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Kevin has beautiful taste and an impeccable eye for style. I love seeing glimpses into the beautiful home he shares with his partner Brett and their two dogs, Ruby and Roxy as well as sneak peeks of his latest projects, whether they are completed or in progress. Kevin’s work a fresh, pretty, tailored spin on traditional interiors, has been featured extensively in magazines including Luxe, Southern Living, HGTV, and At Home in Arkansas. Just last summer, Kevin received the distinction of being named one of Trad Home’s 10 New Trads of 2016. Kevin is one of the kindest people in the design industry. Enjoy!Snip20170116_8

Paloma Contreras: How would you describe your style?

Kevin Walsh: Tailored, collected, and a little bit understated.

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PC: Has living in Little Rock influenced your aesthetic in any way?

KW: Absolutely! I am surrounded by Arkansas’s natural beauty everyday and face it– southerners know a thing or two about beautiful homes, architecture, and how to make you feel warm and welcome.

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PC: What does your home say about you?

KW: I have a penchant for being pretty tidy. I love fresh flowers, lots of books, and original art. I also have two dogs that rule the roost and have total access to every piece of upholstery.

Style Files Kevin Walsh Instagram{Kevin’s Sweet Dogs, Ruby and Roxy at Home in their Chic Living Room via his Instagram Account, @kevinbearhill}

PC: Where do you turn for inspiration?

KW: Books, travel, Instagram (obsessed!) and numerous dealers across the country including 214Modern in High Point.

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PC: Who are your personal style icons?

KW: For interiors– Bruce Budd, Albert Hadley, Jan Showers, Windsor Smith, Timothy Whealon…this list could go on forever! For fashion– Michael Bastian, Maxim Lundh, Johannes Huebl.

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PC: What trait do you most admire in a person?

KW: A great sense of humor.

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PC: What is your guilty pleasure?

KW: Haribo Gummy Bears

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PC: Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?

KW: My partner, Brett Pitts. He is extremely supportive and encouraging– and is a straight shooter!

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PC: What is your idea of “living la dolce vita”?

KW: A sunny day spent at home working in the garden with music in the background and amazing aromas coming from the kitchen.

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PC: What can we look forward to next from you?

KW: I recently photographed a home here in Little Rock for Southern Home magazine slated for next December. I recently joined Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Sunset‘s exclusive group of interior designers. I am currently working on a beautiful home on the May Rive in Bluffton, South Carolina a well as a classical home here in Little Rock with architect C. Brandon Ingram. I am also working with At Home in Arkansas magazine on a series of entertaining features.

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Go-To Outfit: Jeans, blue and white stripe button down, navy blazers, and Alden Loafers without socks

Style Mantra: Less is more

Scent: Currently loving Maison Louis Marie Candle No. 4 Bois de Balincourt

Piece of Jewelry: Rolex Submariner

Color I Never Tire Of: Blue

Flower: Peony

Indispensable Design Element: Great Architecture

Era for Design: 1920’s

Dream Project: I would love to design a small, beautiful French bistro here in Little Rock

Fabric/Textile: Hand-Printed Textiles

Hostess Gift: Fresh Flowers

Meal: Fried chicken, fried okra, homegrown tomatoes, and lady peas prepared by Brett Pitts

Drink: Jean Charles Boisset Brut Rose

3 Things I Love About My City: People, landscape, and my beautiful neighborhood

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Weekend Destination: Lake House in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Lake Hamilton

Hotel: Le Meurice in Paris

City: New York and Paris

Museum: The Met in New York

Artist: Ellsworth Kelly

Song that Always Puts Me in a Great Mood: “Pause” by Pitbull

Actor: Eddie Redmayne, Kevin Spacey, Viola Davis, Kate Winslet, Judy Dench

Prized Possession: Untitled Painting by Ray Parker, 1960

Risk Worth Taking: Pursuing a career path that speaks to your heart

Greatest Extravagance: Travel

Go-To Color Palette: Blue with anything

Rule to Break: White jeans are good year round!

Movie Set Design: It’s Complicated

I can never have too many… Cashmere Sweaters

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