Hello, my name is Steve Hobbs and I own ConsignDesign.
ConsignDesign was born from what I saw as a need not being met in our community. While assisting my wife Julie (an interior designer for over 20 years), I recognized a need for an upscale shop where her clients could get a fair price for the items they no longer needed. ConsignDesign started in a 1500 sq./ft space (open 3 days per week) out west of Little Rock on Highway 10. This space allowed me to do a proof of concept to make sure my dream was a viable business model.
Within about 3 months, the space was full and I had 3 large storage units full of items waiting to get in the store. I quickly realized the concept of an upscale furniture store truly was needed in this area.
In March of 2015, I found our current space. I had some concerns regarding the location (I wasn’t sure people could find us off Maumelle Blvd) and I was sure I would never need 7,000 sq/ft. Fast forward to today and we have expanded to 11,000 sq/ft and we have been able to keep it full of amazing items.
Additionally, I have been blessed to have an incredible team who care as much about the business as I do. Together we have built a unique store where our customers can find so many one-of-a-kind items (from original works by local artists to high-end furniture pieces). To date we have almost 2,500 consignors and over 24,000 items in the store.
Just a warning, the first time you visit our store, you will be overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of the items you see here. So please come see us and enjoy the ConsignDesign Experience!