Laura Bass, owner of Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, opened her first retail location in The Heights last month.
The shop is located at 5910 R Street in Little Rock. Laura, one of AY’s Faces of Arkansas, started her business out of her home in 2005. She says she decided to open a storefront so that the interior designers and clients she works with could have a place to “relax, spend time and focus” while looking for the perfect drapes and fabrics.
She specializes in draperies, shutters, blinds, Roman shades, valances, upholstery, custom bedding, wallpaper, slipcovers, shower curtains, table skirts and more.
“Custom draperies really, truly are an investment,” Laura says.
In this new space, Laura can give her customers a more realistic idea of the end result and more confidence in that result.
Many of Laura’s clients are based in The Heights or Chenal, and she feels that this location will provide access to a more diverse clientele.
Her favorite things about the business are the creative aspects of the work and the long-lasting relationships with clients.