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february 2010


Missy Lipps


The rose of Cabbage Rose Winter blues make rooms happy

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curiosity shop (n.) Derivation of ye olde curiosity shoppe, our section featuring an unusual find or curiosity.


’ll just be honest, I’ve got the blues real bad—and I’m not talking Seasonal Affective Disorder. I’m talking paint—wall-to-wall blue. Not to play favorites, but this color, in its various hues, can do no wrong in my eyes. It never offends, works with any style and instills calm. What more could you ask? We check out rooms about town. This month marks a special By Design in which we sing the praises of clothes designer Missy Lipps, and we’re not just paying lip service. Those who dig Anthropologie will definitely appreciate her look. The first time I met Missy, she was clomping around in some bad-ass cowboy boots and a delicate vintage dress, and I thought, “I think I like this gal.” She’s got the kind of graciousness and charm you might expect of a southern woman, plus a great eye for fashion and just enough of an edge. We also catch up with (and play catch with) a plucky Jack Russell—or try to, she’s really fast. Included, too, is a trend forecast in Inspired Buy in which we proclaim our ardor for arbors—specifically woodsy wallpaper and Lucite faux bois tables.

Katherine H. Wyrick, Editor


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edItor Katherine H. Wyrick art dIrector Erica Schaffer photographer Brian Chilson productIon manager Sheryl Kee adVertIsIng desIgners Patrick Jones, Mike Spain, Rafael Mendez adVertIsIng coordInators Roland Gladden, Mikaltodd Wilson adVertIsIng dIrector Phyllis Britton account executIVes Tiffany Holland,

long and drawn out Architectural renderings—whether historical, vintage or contemporary—can make great art for your walls. Those of the vintage variety are especially dear to our hearts—and pleasing to our eyes. Before the advent of computer aided design, architectural firms often employed gifted illustrators whose work is now considered valuable and collectible. Are these illustrations art? Draw your own conclusions.

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in house (n.) A section in which we peek into homes of the chic and stylish that you probably won’t see elsewhere.


Cornflower Blue from SherwinWilliams complements a striking painting by local artist Laura Laser in Barbara Miles’s dining room. Purchase Laser’s work at the Tobi Fairley Gallery.

“Blue, I love you.” — Joni Mitchell


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ot the winter blues? So do we! We’ve recently been spotting many a beautiful blue hue about town. The following pages show a sampling of some of our favorites. But first, a few blue notes: As you know, color can attract your attention and change your mood. It’s one of the first things you notice when you walk into a room. Color also sets a tone and reflects your style. Blue in particular invites relaxation and a sense of well-being. From a style perspective, blue is universally f e b r ua ry10


BY Katherine Wyrick Photography Brian Chilson

flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. That said, it should come as no surprise that Pantone, “the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries,” just named turquoise the Color of the Year for 2010. Congratulations, Turquoise! You’re parents Green and Blue must be so proud. This is, after all, like the Oscars of the color wheel. (Sorry, Fuchsia! Maybe next year.) Not to toot our own horn, but please let

the record show that we at Cue have been into blue long before blue was cool.

Take me away, turquoise

Turquoise is a soothing, luminous hue that combines the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green. Go to your happy place, and turquoise is probably there— tropical waters, clear sky. With both warm and cool undertones, turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. It is one of those colors that plays well with others; it adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic nautical look when paired with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and makes a trendy statement when coupled with yellow-greens. An aside: In many cultures, turquoise is believed to be not only a healing color but a protective talisman that wards off evil spirits. (In coastal South Carolina and the Caribbean, many houses have variations of this color painted around the windows and doors.) Wards off evil spirits, instills calm, looks great, what’s not to love about blue?

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A painting by local artist Eleanor Dickinson, purchased at Boswell Mourot Fine Art, offers a cool, modern twist on the timehonored “chicken-in-the kitchen motif� and looks great against Aqueduct from Sherwin-Williams


In this elegant dining room, a stirring portrait by J.O. Buckley looks stunning against Dutch Tile from Sherwin-Williams. Find Buckley’s work at Greg Thompson Fine Art.

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by design (n.) A place we check in with tastemakers about town, from decorators to clothes designers and others in between.

Seams and southern


Missy Lipps hits the mark


issy Lipps is one of Arkansas’s most original and creative designers. Back in the day, she’s the kind of gal you’d call a real pistol. Her new line, available at Box Turtle, is feminine, edgy, elegant and uniquely its own. We catch up with this wildly talented, charming mother of three in her natural habitat—her studio. Tucked away in the attic of her downtown home, Miss Missy’s workshop feels like a place from a bygone era—an old radio crackles in the background, vintage dresses await transformation on a rack and sewing patterns and tools of the trade lay scattered about. We get down to the business of chatting. CUE: When did you get interested in making clothes? Missy Lipps: My BFF Christa gave me a machine when I was 27. Never touched one in my life. Turned it on, learned how to thread it; nine hours later I had turned a size 20 dress into a size 6—deconstructed it, dyed it and reconstructed it. Somebody bought it right away, and I was hooked, lined, and sinker’ed!  Cue: ... and stitched and embellished and zipped ...

 i Familia 1➜ M 2➜ Good news  y smart girlfriends, good conversations 3➜ M 4➜ NPR  y Frye boots 5➜ M 6➜ Naked Juice 7➜ Privacy *What? The Rick Springfield concert T didn’t make it?

The designer, pretty as a present and fit to be tied, in a vintage silk shirt.

changing. My clothes reflect that. I work with all things reused and recycled and use new sustainable materials for the reconstruction process—again, layered and forever changing. My dear friend [painter] Kathy Strause also inspires me. She shows me how to navigate through the business and pleasures of being an artist. CUE: In what environment or under what conditions do you do your best work? ML: In the words of Queen, “Under Pressure.” CUE: If your clothes were a food what would they be? ML: Classic French Croquembouche (a pyramid tower of mini cream puffs, all glued together with caramelized sugar and surrounded with spun sugar). CUE: So funny! Because I was going to say mille-feuille! (a delectable, multi-layered pastry that’s both crispy and creamy). Or something sweet and salty, like you—a chocolate covered pretzel, maybe?

ML: Yes, m’am. CUE: What inspires you? ML: The Planet Earth and its many colors: coral deep in a reef, the deep hues in the sky before a storm or just around sunset, dirt when you dig deep down, the greenest grass ever ... It’s all layered and forever

CUE: What kind of tunes are you listening to these days up in that studio of yours? ML: Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, The Clash, JAY-Z and books on CD. CUE: Word. Cue: And a final word. What are you working on now? ML: I’m workng on the spring and summer collection which is going to be all monocrhomatic. I’m so excited!

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BY Katherine Wyrick Photography Brian Chilson

inspired buy (n.) In these pages we choose an item that inspires us and run with it, finding others that also inspire and assembling a pleasing assemblage accordingly.

A wint ry mix I

f you suffer from seasonal affective disorder, or just love good design, these items will give you a lift.

Here’s our 2010 forecast: all things natural, whether they be tree, animal or textile. In this spirit, may we suggest the following activities for the remaining days of winter: visit the World of the Pharaohs exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center, cook up a pot of soup and bed down in stylish new linens. Using traditional dyeing and printing techniques, textile designer John Robshaw works with artisans across Asia to craft his unique bedding and textiles. Find these romantic and sophisticated sheets and pillowcases at Vesta’s.

Ancient Egyptians used canopic jars during the mummification process to store and preserve organs (but you can just put mints in these). Discover at the Museum Shop.

Classic, handsome, and perfect for a pot of stew, Le Creuset pots come in many colors and last a lifetime. Find at kitchen co.


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Sumptuous Yves Delorme bedding and accessories like this grizzly pillow inspire hibernating.

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Branch out. This Ecochic wallpaper from Sandpiper Studios, available at Cynthia East FabriCs, would make a tree hugger out of anyone.

In keeping with the wintry woods motif, this Argentum silver wood frame, also from Cynthia East FabriCs, is picture perfect.

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Bullseye! We’ve all got hang-ups, but none as cool as these Dart Coat Hooks from box turtlE.

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2 8 3 1 18KT white gold Iolite citrine and pearl necklace at Kenneth Edwards. 2 Jersey dress with crisscross skirt by BCBG Max Azria at Beyond Cotton. 3 Leopard print heel with patent flower by Betsey Johnson at Solemates. 4 Convertible bra with clear straps by Felina, high waisted shaper by Wacoal, both at Barbara Graves. 5 Black halter dress by Eliza + Axel at Box Turtle. 6 Faux silver and pearl deco rose ring at Beyond Cotton. 7 Metallic fuschia studded clutch by Deux Lux at Tulips. 8 Beaded belt at The Arkansas Art Center Museum Shop. 9 Sterling drop earrings at Argenta Bead Co. 10 Dolce & Gabbana leopard heart leather tote at Barbara Jean.

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Whether it’s a four-course dinner or drinks and a movie, put together a sweet and sexy outfit for the perfect Valentine’s date night.






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1 60’s inspired dress by Diane Von Furstenberg at Barbara Jean. 2 Satin party shoe by Chinese Laundry at Solemates. 3 7 for All Mankind “The Skinny” second skin legging jean at Tulips. 4 18KT yellow gold J. Han diamond black spinel necklace at Kenneth Edwards. 5 Betsey Johnson Intimates bra and panty at Vertige Lingerie. 6 Black party bag by Lorren Bell at Solemates. 7 18KT yellow gold J. Han diamond hydrangea basket earrings at Kenneth Edwards. 8 18KT white gold citrine diamond drop earrings at Kenneth Edwards. 9 BB Dakota Chelsey cardigan and Michael Stars embellished tank at Box Turtle. 10 Heart-shaped diamond ring at New Orleans Antiques.



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In House — Blue

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shop dogs (n.) A new feature profiling our canine friends in retail. (Not just limited to dogs. Other species—cats, canaries, lizards—will appear here, too.)

Jojo of Cabbage Rose: The belle of the (rubber) ball


he French have a long-standing affection for their canine companions— fitting then that Ellen Golden’s French Antiques/Cabbage Rose should have its own resident “chien.” On any given day, David Kirkpatrick, florist extraordinaire and owner of Cabbage Rose, and his three-year-old broken-coated Jack Russell Terrier Jojo may be found working side by side. Like the bouquets David creates, it’s a beautiful arrangement. David says that Jojo (nicknamed “Jolie”) loves coming to work and embarked (pun intended) on her career path at eight-weeks-old. On the day of our visit, Jojo, encircled in a nimbus of white fur, selects a damp hamburger from her enormous, overflowing toy basket and offers it with a playful “grrrrr.” Changing toys as the mood strikes her, she’s currently partial to a pig, Christmas tree and the aforementioned burger. Of this wealth of playthings, some given by customers, Betty Hearn, David’s aunt and co-worker for eight years, laughs, “You should see the collection she has at home.” Cabbage Rose shares space with Ellen Golden Antiques and Allied Bank in a beautifully renovated space on Kavanaugh. This means that Jojo has a lot of business to attend to during the course of a day. Her morning ritual includes making her rounds at the bank, where she hits up each desk for a treat and a pat. She then waits not so patiently by the back door for her morning constitutional around the block. Other duties include greeting customers, visiting individually with each employee, playing chase around the shop and, weather permitting, making floral deliveries. Jojo is a dog with many loves. Among them: David says, “She loves getting gifts, especially if they are in a

According to Betty Hearn, floral designer David Kirkpatrick is “the best kept secret in Little Rock.”

Jojo stops and smells the roses (and an arriving customer).

gift bag. She goes nuts anytime someone comes in with a bag because she thinks it’s for her!” She also loves the postwoman who comes bearing treats (but isn’t fond of deliverymen who come wearing hats). Dearest to her heart, however, is her brother Chevy (owned by the Landers family). She cocks her head and perks up her ears at the mere mention of his name. She often visits him in the countryside, where they run in the fields much as their ancestors did along the English moors circa 1800. David describes her personality as “very laid back,

but very much a diva! She loves to get her way and doesn’t mind telling you about it.” Case in point: while we’re there, Jojo approaches Betty with a tail wag and low growl, which Betty tells us is a lunch request (or rather demand). What can we say? She’s a girl who knows what she wants—and how to get it. Cabbage Rose 1916 N Fillmore St. Little Rock, AR (501) 664-4042

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Arkansas Times’ monthly publication CUE presents

The Most Energy Efficient Home in Arkansas. J

oin us and the Best Interior Designers in Arkansas (as chosen by our readers) as they each decorate a portion

of this remarkable home. An Opening Presentation Reception benefiting the Arkansas March of Dimes is planned for March 12, and the home remains open for touring for 6 months.


njoy the March 11th issue of CUE to see the final results along with complete information about the home, the

builder and the energy efficient details. Each room will be photographed and interviews with each designer will reveal their work and how they were able to incorporate new furnishings along with “green” and recycled pieces.

Issue Date: March 11, 2010 Ad Closing Deadline: February 19, 2010

Laurie McFarland

Larry West

Tobi Fairley Laura Bullock

Tuck & Cover

Interiors West

Tobi Fairley Interior Design Laura Bullock Interiors


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All proceeds of the events and tours benefit the Arkansas March of Dimes.


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