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Jeff Garner, dds Arkansas knows its artists. Countless musicians, actors, writers and others of fame trace their roots back to the Natural State. A different artist of equal notoriety has been creating art in Little Rock for more than 28 years. His name is Dr. Jeff Garner. They call him “The Smile Doctor.”

“They” are the lucky patients for whom Garner has created smiles. That’s more than 45,000 uniquely sculpted bonded veneers and crowns developed with Garner’s unmistakable eye for shape, length, and a custom shade of white per individual. Garner’s artistic process for smile reconstruction is nothing short of a painter with a blank canvas­; he works until a remarkable piece of art has been created. Your smile is his canvas. He is the fabulous designer of perfect smiles that always look naturally beautiful. Garner established his dental practice in Little Rock because of its central location to Arkansans and to the rest of the country. Although his practice could flourish in a competitive city like New York or Los Angeles, Garner notes there’s no other place he’d rather be than in Little Rock. Because of the fair cost of doing business in this area, Garner has been able to keep his fees remarkably affordable. He enjoys the beauty of the Natural State and believes that in some small way, the work he does contributes to that beauty. In the mid-1980s, Garner was among the first dentists to utilize veneer technology. He realized immediately the positive impact that “smile makeover” had on patients and decided to make this meticulous art the central focus of his practice. (top) Jeff Garner, D.D.S. “The Smile Doctor” (middle right) Keith Morrison, right, of Dateline NBC looks on as Dr. Jeff Garner performs an extreme makeover.


“Give me two hours, and I’ll give you the smile of your dreams.” - JEFF GARNER, D.D.S. the art of creAting perfect smiles “It doesn’t matter how great your makeup is, or how great your hair style is or fashionable your clothes, accessories and jewelry are—an unattractive smile just kills all the rest,” says Garner. “I think a great smile is so important on so many levels. It’s many times the first impression you give.” Features on Entertainment Tonight, Dateline NBC, CNBC and MSNBC; and consultations for People Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Health, Pageantry magazine, United Paramount Network and the Learning Channel have driven dozens of patients from out of state—some from out of the country—to “The Smile Doctor” for life-changing restorations. Models who have graced covers, actors and actresses, Nashville recording artists, a presidential candidate, a former Miss America, even a Playboy centerfold and other famous faces have all made their way to Arkansas to visit The Smile Doctor. The dramatic results of Dr. Garner’s innovative work are often published in professional dental publications. His dentistry has been featured many times in Dentistry Today, (the most widely read dental journal in the country) a publication which has named him one of the nation’s top clinicians. Dr. Garner co-authored Current Opinions in Cosmetic Dentistry and serves as a dental products evaluator for several companies. Garner’s opinions are highly respected among his dental peers. Dr. Jeff Garner is a craftsman whose knowledge and talents have earned him recognition as a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry. His scientific precision and artistic abilities allow him to create natural looking smiles that defy detection. In just two visits, Dr. Garner can give you the smile of your dreams. Call him today and have an incredible naturally perfected new smile within days. For more information please call 501.227.0112 | 800.671.0767 or visit n


Photos feature the improved smiles of a few of Dr. Garner’s patients. He believes that there are virtually no dental imperfections beyond the capabilities of his cosmetic dentistry.






January/February 2014 {the design issue} features 34 Relaxed Refinement

departments 11 Style

Scott Paterek of Massimo designs a Little Rock home with a decidedly French flair

Time Wise

42 Inspired by Nature

What’s new and notable in The Natural State

Following cues from the owners and the land Taggart Design Group creates a contemporary, light-filled retreat


14 The Latest

18 Get to Know

Johnna Dobbs, Mastercraft Distribution


21 Design


25 Out & About

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 A Note from the Editor in Chief 79 Marketplace 80 Last Look

29 Collections


53 ASID President’s Welcome 54 2013 ASID Award Winners

61 Architects and Designers 66 Building Materials & Services 71 Home Design 74 Kitchens & Baths 77 Landscape

Palette of the Year Spotlight on the River Valley Star Worthy

33 Recipe

Design by Massimo Interior Design. Photography by Nancy Nolan. Page 34.

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I had a great time chatting with designer Susan Walsh and hanging out with the At Home team at the recent Alex Papachristidis book signing at Bear-Hill Interiors. See page 16 for all the photos.

Believe it or not, you are a designer. We design our world to fit our lives. The objective of At Home in Arkansas is to bring you inspiration to design your own world, and our annual Design Issue helps do this in many ways. You will discover a wide range of products that can be used in creating your design and you will enjoy our feature stories that will prove to you that the process of designing your world can be a great achievement and inspiration to those around you. In this issue, we feature two completely different homes. One, an elegant residence nestled in the hills above the Arkansas River in Little Rock, is an example of gracious, traditional design. Scott Paterek of Massimo Interior Design used his talents to soften the lines of this house and create a home that is timeless. The second is a newly built linear masterpiece designed by Taggart Design Group. Open spaces with windows that allow light to pour inside the home, give this structure a feeling of living as one on both the inside and out. You will discover the overall design is complex yet reads quite simplistic, thanks in part to the subtle details. I hope you will enjoy looking for the differences in the two designs and consider how much thought went into each. We also highlight the 2013 ASID South Central Chapter award winners, a group of highly trained professionals that live and breathe design everyday. I am so glad to have the chance to recognize many of the leaders in the Arkansas design community. As the new editor in chief of At Home in Arkansas, I look forward to bringing you the best in design that our state has to offer. I have had the opportunity to live and work in so many inspiring environments and I am excited to bring you inspiration for your home every month. Although I am not a native Arkansan, Little Rock is now home. It is a perfect fit because I have been able to design my own world here. I look forward to seeing what the new year brings and most of all I look forward to sharing this exciting experience with you.

Chip Jones Editor in Chief Twitter & Instagram @chipjonesAR

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Plan to make 2014 the best year yet with helpful tools to keep your schedule on track and bring your dreams to fruition

Go for the complete package with a 2014 desk calendar with easel by Karen Adams Designs, a pretty and practical guided planner (known as “The Day Designer” by Whitney English), a Kate Spade wall calendar for the office and a coordinating floral “Love It” and stripe “Live It” mini notebook set. Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville, (479) 521-1778,

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1. Give thanks from January to December with the A Year of Gratitude Kit, which features a thank-you note for each week, a journal and tips on writing meaningful letters. Box Turtle, Little Rock, (501) 661-1167, 2. Check the time before flying your coop with a Bird-a-Tude wall clock. The Full Moon, Little Rock, (501) 663-4367 3. A part of the bestselling Life by the Numbers series, What’s on Your Top 10 List? is a quick read that’s sure to have a lasting impact on your life lists and goals. Vesta’s, Little Rock, (501) 375-7820, 4. The men’s Breitling Chronomat 41 and the women’s Breitling Galactic 36 watch will keep you on schedule and coordinate with everything in your closet. Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 664-9000, 5. A favorite for busy cooks, the Time Stick counts up or down and slips around your neck so it’s always close at hand. Eggshells Kitchen Co., Little Rock, (501) 664-6900, 6. A chic, large wall clock by Timeworks Authentic Clocks won’t let time pass you by. Cobblestone and Vine, Little Rock, (501) 6644249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, 7. Your days will be happy and bright with a patterned 2014 gold-foil desktop calendar. The Social Type, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929, 12 At Home in Arkansas | January/February 2014


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Visit your local bookstore to check out a few of the hottest—and most anticipated—design book releases. 1. The Urban House: Townhouses, Apartments, Lofts, and Other Spaces for City Living, Ron Broadhurst, available February 18, 2. Luminous Interiors, Brian J. McCarthy, 3. François Halard, François Halard,

ON THE MOVE Clement and Sweet Home Furnishings have relocated to Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood. The two businesses, which share a retail space, opened the doors at their new larger location in mid-November, and while their address may have changed you can expect to find the same authentic selection of vintage treasures. 1324 South Main Street, Little Rock; Clement, (501) 539-1473, Sweet Home Furnishings, (501) 296-9198,


Featuring fun and fresh pieces, Tuft & Table is the latest addition to Little Rock’s Design District. Owner Dayna Gober brings years of both interior design and event planning to her latest venture, which offers furnishings for parties and social occasions as well as everyday living. Visit the shop to rent or purchase décor for your next event or for your home. 2314 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 366-8715,

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Photography: Luminous Interiors and Clement/Sweet Home Furnishings: Nancy Nolan; Tuft & Table: Mark Mathews; FranÇois Halard: © FranÇois Halard, Rizzoli New York, 2013; Urban House: © Rizzoli New York, 2013.




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Welcome Reception

On November 14, the At Home in Arkansas staff hosted an evening event at their office to welcome and introduce the magazine’s new editor in chief, Chip Jones. Design industry leaders and friends of the publication congratulated Jones on his new position, while mingling and enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.



4 Scott Morris and Susan Johnson welcome At Home editor in chief Chip Jones




1. Keith James and Jon Stone 2. Terry Dilday and Karen Sage 3. Amy Frazier Turpen and Mary Ellen Pyle 4. Emilie Head, Tiffany Adams and Jennifer Hay 5. Mike Spivey, Bill Tarkington and Tiffany Adams 6. Christy and Chris Milligan, Rett Peek and Brooke Duszota

Alex Papachristidis Book Signing

Alex Papachristidis—world-renowned interior designer and author of the new book, The Age of Elegance— was welcomed to Little Rock on Tuesday, December 3. Papachristidis signed copies of his book at a reception held at Bear-Hill Interiors. Guests enjoyed champagne and light bites from Palette Catering while shopping the store. The event was co-sponsored by Bear-Hill Interiors, Tobi Fairley Interior Design and At Home in Arkansas. The following day Papachristidis was a guest speaker at Fairley’s Getting Published event.





1. Kevin Walsh, Susan Walsh, Tobi Fairley and Chip Jones 2. Lori May and Traci Zeller 3. Stacy Naquin, Kara Cox and Tam Stone 4. Amansas Paret and Ashley Astleford 5. Alex Papachristidis and Tobi Fairley 6. Rebecca Kane, Susan Walsh and Christi Oliver

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Johnna Dobbs,

Mastercraft Distribution

THIS JUST IN! Known for their lighting line, Mastercraft recently introduced accessories and home décor accents.

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Johnna Dobbs can put any subject in just the right light. In fact, creating amazing lighting options seems to be in her blood. As a third generation lamp designer and wholesale vendor, Dobbs literally grew up in the business. She spent her high school summers as well as her college days in the factory her father, Jerry, started in the late 1980s. “The factory bell rang at 7 a.m. each morning, so I would sleep in my clothes to save time and make sure I made it here,” laughs Dobbs, who admits it was during this time that she fell in love with the creative side of the business. “When I really started doing the work I found I had a passion,” she says of her experience in all facets of the business. When you meet the spirited and gracious maven, it’s easy to see why success has continued to ensue for both her and the brand. Today she has made Jonesboro’s Mastercraft Distribution a go-to wholesale source for nationwide retailers including Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx. “We try to provide a high-end product at an affordable price,” says Dobbs of the line. From bold pink and lime green to more traditional glass, golds and bronzes, no material is left out of Mastercraft’s offerings. With an eye on current trends in the home design and fashion markets as well as an open-mind, which she allows to be inspired by “anything from magazine clippings to pictures of art or colors I see,” Dobbs brings a new line to life each fall and spring at High Point Market. A true go-getter and successful in her own rite, Dobbs is using the foundation that was originally laid by her grandfather with his small Jonesborobased lamp company, along with the success her dad has built with their current operation, to expand Mastercraft’s offerings. This past fall the company debuted their first line of case goods and accent pieces at market, and received a great response. Her hope is this new addition will allow them to build entire collections around one trend or look, making them a one-stop shop for vendors. Always in search of inspiration and eager to visit with clients face-to-face, Dobbs is often on the go traveling domestically as well as internationally. However, she remains true to the values her family instilled in her and the atmosphere they have created at Mastercraft. “My dad’s built a really great company here. We all do everything together and at the end of the day it feels like one big family,” she concludes.


By Tiffany Burgess Adams

STUNNING SHOWROOM National vendors visit Mastercraft’s Jonesboro headquarters to shop the latest looks.

Go with A PATTERN! Geometric prints are a must have for shades and bases.

We love this Greek key detail. Most Popular Finish for 2014? “Mercury glass and mirrored pieces are big for us right now. Think Hollywood glamour,” says Dobbs.

BEST BASIC! Mastercraft offers their vendors selections for every space.

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s a message that bears repeating. La-Z-Boy offers a whole range comfortable, great-looking furniture, including sofas, sectionals, veseats and more. Trust me, it’s worth taking another look. One more me: La-Z-Boy makes more than recliners.

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pleasing palette Pantone’s color picks for spring inspire a fresh outlook for your furnishings and accessories

purple print

Update the walls of your powder room with “Inner Beauty” in Quartz from the Candice Olson Modern Luxe collection by York Wallcoverings. Aladdin Rugs & Home Décor, North Little Rock, (501) 247-5105,; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, West Little Rock, (501) 954-7900,


Photography: Courtesy of Manufacturers

The “Gala” rug, shown in Thistle, is a playful mix of purple and green. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434, searcyboutique. com; Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 6630460, cynthiaeastfabrics. com; House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949,; Vintage Cargo, Eureka Springs, (479) 253-5943,

plum perfection

The light orchid color of the “Thames” chair from Councill is a contemporary juxtaposition to the piece’s classic form. Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,; White Furniture, Benton, (501) 315-7482,

sitting pretty

The “Florence” bench from Hancock & Moore is a vibrant take on the regal hue. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002,; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,; White Furniture, Benton, (501) 315-7482,

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DesigN Zircon SW7667

Palisade SW7635

paint picks Go gray with Zircon, Collonade Gray & Palisade, all from Sherwin-Williams. Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide,

Collonade Gray SW7641

Hickory Chair’s “Dauphine” mirror casts a silvery glow over any space. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 907-9272,; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 6644249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine. com; MertinsDyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 663-3200,; Pollard’s, Jonesboro, (870) 933-9711

great gray The “Ombre” lamp from Wildwood features shades of smoke and indigo swirled together. Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400,

chic seating

Jessica Charles’ “Lexi” tufted chair can be customized in any fabric or color to fit your style, but the gray shown here is a great match for Pantone’s Paloma. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002,; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,

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neutrally mod The “Eclipse” chair from Jessica Charles is perfect for small spaces. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002,; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,

stately secretary

The Thomas O’Brien “Hallings” secretary from Hickory Chair offers style and storage. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 9079272,; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine. com; MertinsDyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 663-3200,; Pollard’s, Jonesboro, (870) 933-9711


cool colors

Interactive Cream SW6113

Stay neutral with Interactive Cream, Totally Tan and Sand Dollar. Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide,

Sand Dollar SW6099 Totally Tan SW6115

light up the night

Neutral shades reminiscent of Pantone’s Sand grace the bases of the “Fiametta” and “Glass Bottle” lamps, both from Wildwood Lamps. Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400,

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DONE IN A DAY {BEAUTIFUL FOR LIFE} Alpha Counter Tops is your premier Arkansas resource for countertops or complete kitchen/ bath remodeling which includes: Granite, Quartz, Stone, Kitchen and Bath surfaces.

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T h e Ri v e r Val l ey

Follow the winding trail from Morrilton to Fort Smith to experience the best this region has to offer

It’s no secret the western part of our state is a gem for nature lovers. With attractions such as Mt. Nebo State Park, Lake Dardanelle and Petit Jean Mountain State Park, there are numerous opportunities to take advantage of the outdoors. What’s more, you’ll find interesting places and diversions along the way. Make a stop in Atkins to see the town that was once dubbed the “Pickle Capital of the World,” or purchase a bottle of locally made wine in Altus. Whatever your interest, take this quick drive along I-40 to take in the roadside attractions as well as a few of our favorite destinations for jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and more.

Di d y ou kn ow?

In 1923, the initial land for Petit Jean State Park was acquired, making it the first state park established in Arkansas. January/February 2014 | 25

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110 Warehouse Row, Russellville, (479) 967-0229, Since 2005, owners Lucas Moore and Frank Parson have been providing the River Valley and surrounding areas with the latest styles for countertops and backsplashes, including granite, quartz, natural stone and accent tile. Alpha Countertops offers both remodeling and new construction services for all your kitchen and bath needs. Visit their beautiful Russellville showroom and let the trained staff assist you to find ideas that fit your style and budget. If you’re interested in using granite, you can view full slabs of stock and exotic granite in the warehouse that is connected to their showroom—allowing you to fully visualize the finished product.


2725 East Parkway Drive, Russellville, (479) 567-5523 The Leaning Willow is Russellville’s destination for fashionable clothing, accessories, home décor, vintage distressed furniture and more. Known for their huge selection of premium denim including lines such as 7 for All Mankind and Hudson, the boutique has everything you need to create the perfect look. Owners—and sisters—Lindsey Bartlett and Whitney Baker Davison opened the shop in October 2013. Visit them in their convenient location in The Point – Parkway Shopping Center to browse the hottest trends, and be sure to follow The Leaning Willow on Facebook to see their latest arrivals.


701 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, (479) 782-9123, For four generations, Newton’s Jewelers has been the River Valley’s most trusted source for fine jewelry, timepieces and unique gifts. Newton’s certified gemologists travel the world to bring their clients the best stones and lines such as Forevermark, FireMark and Verragio. They are a certified Rolex jeweler and also offer a great selection of Victorinox Swiss Army watches. In addition, you’ll find fine tableware and china including Annie Glass, Beatriz Ball, Reed & Barton, Vietri and Juliska—all of which make the perfect gift for the brides on their in-store registry list. Visit their historic downtown Fort Smith showroom to experience the Newton legacy.


2609 East Parkway, Russellville, (479) 967-9984, Formerly known as River Valley Furniture, The Rack Furniture Warehouse is a long-standing source for the furniture industry’s best brands at the lowest price. Founded in 1995 by Danny Duvall, his wife Darlene and his two sons Leon and Doug (who now run the store), they are the largest family owned furniture showroom between Fort Smith and Little Rock. The 47,000 square foot space features mattresses as well as furniture for every room of the home. Stop by to see the team at their East Parkway location in the heart of Russellville.

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Ellen Golden Antiques

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Salon DeVal

Open Monday - Saturday

Interior Style with an Original Spin

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Star Worthy

Photography: nancy nolan

A local legend garners an impressive collection of Arkansas-themed movie posters By Tiffany Burgess Adams

Produced by Paramount Pictures, this 1938 film starred Arkansas native Bob Burns, and had its world premiere in Little Rock. January/February 2014 | 29

At Left: Made in 1938, “Down in Arkansaw” depicts rural life in The Natural State. Arkansaw was intentionally spelled this way by the direction of Republic Pictures. Below: Produced in part as a country-western musical variety show, “I’m from Arkansas,” actually had little to do with the state. However, one of the female stars, Carolina Cotton, was born in Cash in Craighead County.

“I have always been an aficionado of the movies,” says Ron Robinson. “Movies are memories.” Robinson, who is perhaps best known for his role as an advertising icon and the “Robinson” in local firm Cranford, Johnson, Robinson and Woods (CJRW), has been collecting a variety of items for more than 60 years. However, the Little Rock native, who currently serves as chairman emeritus of CJRW, shares it was his career in advertising that originally led to his love of movie posters. “Posters were the number one way to advertise the early movies,” he says. The melding of these two passions has led to quite a collection. Robinson now owns some 18,000 one-sheet, 27- x 41inch movie posters featuring everything from silent movies to current motion pictures. Of these, 200 have an Arkansas tie—either in the title of the movie, in the location or the storyline. Each of the posters shown here have their own tale to tell, as Robinson has added them to his collection through the years. His passion for the movies and the souvenirs that surround them is no secret, nor is his generosity as a donor. Robinson recently donated 15,000 pieces of Arkansas-related memorabilia including postcards, movie posters (like the ones seen here) and old advertisements to the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, which is a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and is housed on the main library campus in the River Market. Through this donation and the display of the collections, Robinson hopes to provide patrons with a bit of history as well as inspiration for the future. In January, a new 325-seat theater featuring a 26-foot screen to show both new videos and classic films, such as the ones portrayed on these posters, will open on the CALS campus inside the Arcade Building in the River Market. Appropriately, the CALS board of trustees voted to name the new venue the Ron Robinson Theater in his honor.

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“I have always been an aficionado of the movies.”


“Arkansas Judge,” made in 1941, was one of Roy Rogers’ first films before achieving international fame.

Working under the production title of “The Texas Sandman,” this 1948 film about surrey racing was renamed “The Arkansas Swing” before it hit theaters. It featured the Hoosier Hotshots, a popular musical group.

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Jeffrey Alan Marks and Candice Olson to Speak at the Event of the Year for Interior Design Bloggers!

“There is something magical that happens when you bring together a group of kindred spirits who love blogging and design… The conference was chocked full of talented and accomplished people. The lineup of speakers was heaven to any design lover.”

Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and interior design industry leaders for the fourth annual Design Bloggers Conference — the premiere conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. This two-day conference continues the tradition of success since our inaugural event in 2011, and brings you a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow interior design bloggers to attend! Our conference has sold out in previous years and we were forced to turn down registrations, so register sooner than later (and save $100) if you want to be sure to be part of this year’s event.

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SOUL-WARMING SOUP Chef, photographer and blogger Brian Kelley shares a nostalgic favorite family recipe—perfect for cool winter days By Hannah Walter

Growing up in Pine Bluff, Brian Kelley became accustomed to roast, cornbread and other traditional Southern recipes made by his mother and grandmothers. Following in their culinary footsteps, Kelley is now the house chef at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm. Here, he has cooked for hundreds of people and mastered both Southern and French cuisine. In addition to his skills in the kitchen, he is an avid photographer and blogger— writing two local blogs, Life in SoMa Little Rock and Brian’s Style Guide. During the winter, Kelley reverts to his roots and enjoys cooking the recipes his mother once prepared for him. One of his favorites, shared here, puts a tart and tangy spin on a classic dish and conveniently “makes good leftovers,” he says.


Spanish Stew 2 lbs beef stew meat 2 lbs Yukon gold or red potatoes 2-3 yellow onions 1 lb baby carrots 1 (10 oz.) jar of pimento-stuffed green olives 1 (16 oz.) bottle of Catalina dressing kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut the potatoes, onions and carrots into bite-size pieces, and place them in a large Dutch oven. Cube the stew meat into one-inch chunks, season with salt and pepper and add to the pot, along with the drained jar of olives. Finally, pour the entire bottle of dressing over the contents of the Dutch oven along with water to cover. (Kelley suggests using the dressing bottle and filling it up twice with water.) Place the container in the oven on the middle rack and cook for three hours or until meat is tender.

Follow Kelley’s blogs, Life in SoMa Little Rock (, which chronicles his experiences in Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood, and the newly launched Brian’s Style Guide (, which offers up cooking, travel and fashion inspiration. January/February 2014 | 33



A house with brilliant river views gets a POLISHED old-world makeover Story: Jennifer Bonds Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Ellen Scruggs 34 At Home in Arkansas | January/Feburary 2014

Designer Scott Paterek paired the homeowner’s French marble-top buffet with a gilded mirror and pair of sconces from Trianon Antiques. The grand crystal chandelier dates to the 1920s. Facing page: Gothicstyle lanterns flank the front door and hint at the antiquated appeal of the home’s interior.


igh on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River in Little Rock, designers Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver of Massimo Interior Design turned a home into a little slice of Europe. After the home’s reconstruction, the central Arkansas-based design team was brought in for what the homeowner calls “phase II,” the interiors of the home. Paterek and Weaver took inventory of the homeowner’s collection of antiques and set to work to create an elegant, yet relaxed space for family and friends. “Jack Hartsell had just completed the remodel, and it was time to focus on the interior,” recalls the homeowner. One fateful day she accompanied a friend to check on progress at her home. It was here that she met Paterek. “I suddenly connected the dots between my friend’s designer and a magazine feature that I admired on Scott’s home, and the rest is history.” “We wanted to give the house a subtle old-world feel that was updated and not stuffy or period,” Paterek says. To do so, they cleared the main floor of furniture, relocating treasured pieces to other areas of the house, and added seating space to better accommodate guests. “I have been collecting antiques throughout my lifetime,” says the homeowner. “They incorporated what I had, and added some new pieces.” While her previous homes have featured everything from a traditional Colonial style to both Spanish and Italian, this new space is decidedly French in inspiration. In the foyer, an antique French buffet was brought in from the dining room and topped with a gilded mirror and pair of sconces from Trianon Antiques. Overhead, a French crystal

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Walls in the living and dining rooms are painted Beach Glass by Sherwin Williams. A tufted ottoman is covered in a geometric print by Robert Allen, while a slightly more contemporary coffee table by Noir sits atop an antique rug from Hadidi Oriental Rug Company. Facing page: Fabric in a faux bois pattern from Highland Court covers the reproduction French armchairs. An Italian inlaid secretary and French Regency armchair are a nod to the homeowner’s love of antiques.

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Barstools with rush seats and large, rectangular slabs of limestone on the floors give the kitchen a Frenchfarmhouse feel. On the room’s back wall a built-in cabinet, made to resemble a stand-alone cupboard, holds barware.

chandelier from the homeowner’s collection adds refined sparkle. Down a corridor, the home opens up to the living room, dining room and kitchen, all with views to the river valley below. “We didn’t want to compete with the view, so we weren’t going to do anything too strong in this space,” says Paterek. Since privacy is not an issue, the windows were intentionally left bare to allow the homeowner to enjoy nature’s seasonal scenery. Limestone floors set the tone for a soft color scheme of blues and beiges throughout the home. The result is a peaceful, calming retreat, which is also welcoming. Paterek and Weaver maximized seating in the living area by removing a piano and adding a tuxedo-style sofa, a pair of club chairs, a pair of modern wing chairs and a tufted ottoman, all from Paterek’s Little Rock shop, Massimo. “The sofa reminds me of an old classic, but it is an updated version,” says Paterek, who is known for his ability to fuse traditional interiors with more transitional pieces. Beyond the sofa, soft arches and a pair of columns define the dining area. The homeowner’s previous rectangular table was exchanged for a round pedestal one to allow for better traffic flow and dinner conversation. Reproduction chairs are covered in a Highland Court print and an elegant French Regency iron-and-crystal chandelier hangs above the table to intimately illuminate dinner conversations. On the walls, a delicate set of hand-painted plates the homeowner found while vacationing in Ravello, Italy, hangs with a custom still-life painting by Jonesboro artist Nancy Zimmerman. The kitchen marries the home’s old-world style with modern convenience. The homeowner fell in love with a slab of granite with deep blue veining, and it became the starting point for the scheme of the room. Cabinetry by Woodunique feels more like elegant paneling than utilitarian storage. The range hood—which is flanked by windows to display the room’s expansive view of the valley—features a hand-painted mural. Here, Paterek replaced a crystal chandelier with a more casual pair of iron-and-wood chandeliers. January/Feburary 2014 | 39

In the master bedroom, a four-poster bed by Noir is flanked by a pair of round tables from Trianon Antiques with blue ceramic lamps from Bear-Hill Interiors. A low-profile daybed adds space for lounging without disrupting the view. Below: Linen-colored walls, custom bedding and a crystal chandelier transform a once-bland guest bedroom into a luxurious retreat. Facing page: Vibrant patterns add a playful feel to the den, which is located in the home’s more casual downstairs area.

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The master suite—also on the main floor—is swathed in handpainted wallpaper and linen draperies, and features handsome bleached walnut flooring. “They used such a soft palette, and it just complements one of the most beautiful spots here in Little Rock,” says the homeowner. “The bedroom is really my haven.” A dark four-poster bed by Noir lends a slightly more modern and masculine touch, while a daybed and pair of Bergère chairs gather around an ottoman with Lucite legs. “We placed the bed to best view the pool and terrace beyond the doors,” says Paterek. “The retreat is light and airy and largely traditional, but with a little twist.” The home’s downstairs area offers a more casual spot for relaxing, and incorporates brighter punches of the home’s cooltoned palette. Crewel drapes provide color and movement against

the linen-hued walls. To combat unusually low windows, the draperies were hung just below the ceiling and the additional wall space was covered with roman shades. Nearby, the guest bedroom has a pair of upholstered headboards with a Greek key detail below an antler mount. “I don’t think she expected me to find a place to use them,” says Paterek of the wildlife horns, “but I liked the shape with the square headboards.” True to the home’s overall design, another antique chandelier gives the casual room a touch of sophistication, tying all the pieces together. In the end, the design duo gave the homeowner exactly what she desired: a retreat than honors the best life has to offer, including a recollection of memories and past experiences along with a place to create new ones with the next generation.

Design Resources Contractor Jack Hartsell, Little Rock, (501) 376-2871 Interior design Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver, Massimo Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 664-0355, Accessories Bear-Hill, Little Rock, (501) 907-9272,; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, West Little Rock, (501) 954-7900,; Massimo Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 664-0355,; The Accessory, Little Rock, (501) 664-5363 Cabinetry Woodunique, Inc., Mountain Pine, (501) 767-6216 Decorative painting—kitchen mural Bruckman Studios Limited, Little Rock, (501) 650-0304, Fresh floral Tipton Hurst, Conway, (501) 329-6663, Little Rock, (501) 666-3333, North Little Rock, (501) 753-0709, Furniture Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, West Little Rock, (501) 954-7900,; Massimo Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 664-0355,; The Accessory, Little Rock, (501) 664-5363; Trianon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 666-0339, Lighting Trianon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 666-0339, Paint Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide, Rugs Hadidi Oriental Rug Company, Little Rock, (501) 225-8999 January/Feburary 2014 | 41

Features introduced along the façade and at the home’s entry, including the plank ceiling near the door, the Cumaru wood decking and the water features, are all carried throughout the home and onto the back patio for a sense of oneness.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE Taggart Design Group creates an architectural work of art that also highlights the home’s natural surroundings

Story: Tiffany Burgess Adams Photography: Rett Peek Styling: Chip Jones and Mandy Keener January/Feburary 2014 | 43

urt Taggart, Jr. approaches a new home’s design much the way an artist approaches a blank canvas. “For me it always starts with walking the land and letting the land suggest how it should be developed,” says the celebrated central Arkansas architect who coowns Taggart Design Group with his son, Burt Taggart, III. When it came to Patricia and Barry Solomon’s Little Rock home, the process was no different. Taggart considered the site and how the home would impact it for years to come, along with the Solomon’s love of color, their taste in art and perhaps most importantly, their former residence. “The Solomon’s previous home was also modern, filled with color and had an orientation toward their pool,” says Taggart. These were all features the couple liked and wanted to recreate in the design of their new home. As Taggart began to work, what evolved was a concept with a long-winding road that leads to the home’s private façade. From there, guests are slowly introduced to the structure’s soul through the minimal landscaping, round curvature of the exterior and the water features, which appear as you approach the home’s front entry. Additionally, the wooden plank

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ceiling, which begins at the front entry, carries through to the home’s interior and the same walkway you see at the front of the home is carried over to the back patio. The combination of these small context clues prepares you for the home’s interior and its outlook as you move through the entry. While the front exterior may have a subtle, somber presence, the ambience of the home changes quickly as your enter it. “When you open the front door, the view explodes,” says Taggart enthusiastically. “It’s basically a glass box,” he says of the home’s back wall. The structure was built to wrap around the pool at a 45-degree angle, and because of the land’s natural rise and fall, you are 12-15 feet off the ground at any given time, meaning your sight line lies directly in the trees. The effect is reminiscent of a tree house. Rooms throughout the home’s interior include large glass windows to take advantage of the multiple viewpoints. “Some views from inside the home are intimate and more encapsulated, like the one from the tub in the master bath,” says Taggart. However, the public areas of the home feature vast views that are more open and constantly evolving

Riff-cut oak cabinetry sets the tone for the contemporary kitchen. The design and aesthetics of this space were especially important to the Solomons who both enjoy cooking. Facing page: A purple accent wall and a modern painting known as “Progress: Into the Light� by Calman Shemi add color to the living area.

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A custom-built bed and floating bookshelves filled with favorite titles make up the décor in the minimalist master bedroom. “Allegro #7,” also by Calman Shemi, who developed the idea of “soft painting” or working with fabrics and carpets as a medium, hangs over the bed. At right and facing page: His side of the master bath features a walk-in shower, while hers has a jetted tub with views of the property.

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following the pattern of the seasons—making them very private in the summer’s lush foliage and more airy in the winter months. “When a house lives with a strong indoor-outdoor presence, nature becomes the best art,” notes Taggart. With the structure’s overall design and orientation focused on the exterior environment, it’s important to note the interiors were not an afterthought. In both the common and more private areas of the home, the Solomon’s love of color came into play through the use of bright tile, accent walls and art. The dining room, living room and library were designed to function as one linear space. The fireplace separates the living area from the library, but the flow is seemingly uninterrupted thanks in part to wood flooring and a plank ceiling that are both continuous throughout the rooms. In the living area, a purple accent wall adds bold color along with pieces from the Solomon’s art collection. In the kitchen and dining area, the palette is an artistic blend of wood and white. The cabinetry throughout the home is riff-cut oak with a vertical grain to complement the design’s clean lines and horizontal concept. The Solomons both love to cook, so Taggart spent a good deal of time designing and redesigning the kitchen to make it perfect for the couple’s needs and style. “It’s very non-traditional in the sense that your view is almost 360 degrees throughout the space. Because it was so open, I wanted it to be pretty as well as functional,” says the architect.

“When a house lives with a strong indoor-outdoor presence, nature becomes the best art.” —Burt Taggart, Jr.

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The couple’s previous home was built around a pool and they worked with Taggart to develop the same concept at this house. The ends of the structure turn inward at a 45-degree angle to envelope the pool area, while floor-to-ceiling windows throughout much of the home offer views of the space.

The same practical, yet aesthetically pleasing concept was applied to the master bath, which features his and her sides with two vanities that are opposite one another. Patricia’s side has a soaking tub accented by a shimmering mosaic backsplash, while Barry’s side offers a walk-in shower. Sandblasted ribbons along the windows allow plenty of natural light into the space without sacrificing privacy in the shower. When the two-and-a-half year project came to completion, Taggart looked back to reflect on the experience. “When you pour as much of your life into a house as we did this one, you cannot leave the experience without thinking of friendship— and being happy to give them exactly what was right for them,” he says of his clients and friends the Solomons. “That is the reward of designing custom houses—helping a couple accomplish their dream house.” 48 At Home in Arkansas | January/Feburary 2014

Design Resources Architecture, kitchen design and project management Burt Taggart, Jr., Burt Taggart, III, Chris Diamond, Taggart Design Group, Little Rock, 225-4976, Construction consultant Paul Word, Custom Built, Inc., Little Rock, (501) 590-5864 Landscape design Frank Riggins, Little Rock, (501) 246-4632 Landscape installation and maintenance, outdoor lighting Horticare, Little Rock, (501) 407-2727, Audiovisual Audio Dimensions, Little Rock, (501) 223-1115, Cabinets—kitchen and bath, millwork Custom Built, Inc., Little Rock, (501) 590-5864 Concrete design and installation Creative Concrete Concepts, Benton, (501) 315-3713 Countertops Arkansas Granite & More, Little Rock, (501) 315-4500, Deck Twin Brothers, Inc., Little Rock, (501) 912-1756 Flooring Arnold’s Flooring America, Little Rock, (501) 400-7558, Fresh floral Tipton Hurst, Conway, (501) 329-6663, Little Rock, (501) 666-3333, North Little Rock, (501) 753-0709, Furniture I.O. Metro, locations statewide,; Iron Paws, LLC, Little Rock, (501) 580-1334,; Tommy Farrell Custom Furniture, North Little Rock, (501) 375-7225, Lighting Light Innovations, Little Rock, (501) 223-9026, Outdoor furniture Ken Rash, Little Rock, (501) 663-1818, Painting Gary Grimmett, Lonsdale, (501) 625-9470 Pool Grindley Concrete Pools, Cabot, (501) 835-7946, Rugs Martinous Oriental Rug Company, Little Rock, (501) 224-0313, Windows Glass Erectors, Mabelvale, (501) 537-4625, January/Feburary 2014 | 49

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MASSIMO MASSIMOINTERIORDESIGN.COM 5619 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72207 501.664.0355 52 At Home in Arkansas | January/February 2014

President’s Welcome

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is the oldest and most well-known professional association of interior designers in the country. We are more than 30,000 strong and comprised of an almost equal part ratio of residential and commercial designers. Our local South Central chapter, which covers Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, represents nearly 700 design professionals across our region. Little Rock recently hosted our 38th Annual Design Conference with an awards gala to celebrate our “Excellence in Design” recipients. Entries cross multiple categories, from adaptive reuse and historic preservation to sustainable design, custom details, healthcare, institutional and just about everything in between. We represent a diverse and dynamic group of clients! The South Central chapter of ASID has enjoyed a long association with At Home in Arkansas and we are pleased to see our Arkansas designers celebrated on the magazine’s pages once again this year. As you read about the gold award winners on the following pages, please note that the entries are known only by their number and are sent away to other chapters for judging. This year the Florida chapter of ASID judged all of our entries. Projects are scored for aesthetic appeal, design concept, programming/space planning, code compliance (health, safety and welfare for public spaces), scale/proportion and use of furnishings and décor, if applicable. High-scoring entries receive recognition with a bronze, silver or gold award, though many do not receive any recognition due to a very competitive pool of projects. Additionally, there are a few special awards given at the judges’ discretion. These include the “Residential Ovation” and “Commercial Ovation” awards, representing the judges’ selection for the most outstanding project of the year of all residential or commercial entries. Ovation recipients must have received a gold award in their respective categories to be eligible. If you are interested in learning more about ASID or becoming a member, please log on to or for more information. We have membership categories for professionals, allied members, associate members, educators and industry partners. We are always so proud of and happy to celebrate our local design talent and look forward to sharing the award-winning projects from Arkansas designers with you in this issue.

Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID, LEED AP, AIA AFFILIATE, AR REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER 2013-14 President South Central Chapter of ASID

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Residential: Bath

MERiDITH HAMILTON, CKD, ALLIED ASID CRISP RESIDENCE | LITTLE ROCK Renovating this bathroom was a breath of fresh air for Meridith Hamilton’s client. The designer began by replacing the black granite tile in the shower with a lighter, neutral shade. She also opened up the space by surrounding the shower with frameless glass. In keeping with the horizontal lines used throughout the residence, Hamilton created a floating vanity by removing the legs and attaching the piece to the wall. She opted for modern wall-mounted fixtures to complement the clean, contemporary décor and provide an uncluttered look.

MLH Designs, Inc. Little Rock | 501-766-0594

Residential: Kitchen

MERiDITH HAMILTON, CKD, ALLIED ASID CRISP RESIDENCE | LITTLE ROCK Designer Meridith Hamilton restructured the kitchen of this residence to create an open, airy loft feel. To achieve the look, she exaggerated the tall ceilings and big windows by changing the directional lines from horizontal to vertical. Her client wanted a very clean and chic New York City-inspired appeal without making the kitchen too contemporary. Hamilton replaced the space’s previous natural wood cabinets with more modern gray pearwood ones and exchanged the backsplash’s colored tile for a more neutral option, which contrasted nicely against the room’s brick wall and wooden door. At her client’s request Hamilton raised the island’s height by increasing the countertop’s thickness. The island offers ample space to accommodate small groups for dining and entertaining. Seats were placed around the sides to create a more intimate flow of conversation. She completed the look by highlighting the area with a sleek horizontal light fixture.

MLH Designs, inc. Little Rock | 501-766-0594

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Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID

Commercial: Single Space

Southwest Power Pool Break Room | Little Rock

For their corporate campus, Southwest Power Pool wanted a break room that was not as customary as one might expect in a business setting. It was the client’s wish to have the space appear more like a restaurant for employees to enjoy. Utilizing the natural outdoor surroundings, Toni Wyre created a setting to accentuate various views of the landscape, therefore giving the staff a relaxing multi-purpose area. Wyre used very modern pieces accented with traditional finishes and grounded with rich walnut wood paneling. A hub area or “gateway” provides guests with a counter as well as outlets for laptops, phones and tablets. A wood-framed nook offers the perfect spot for coffee and reading. More traditional dining tables and booths are spread throughout the space and onto the outdoor patio, allowing employees to take advantage of the fresh air.

WER Architects/Planners Little Rock | 501-374-5300

Commercial: Single Space

BRITTANY ATKINSON, ALLIED ASID Sam M. Walton College of Business Honors Lounge

University of Arkansas | Fayetteville

Modernization and functionality were key elements integrated when remodeling this student lounge area. Designer Brittany Atkinson was charged with creating a space that encourages students to stay in the building to study and to use available resources, and gives a sense of belonging to the college. In addition, it was important that the space be seen as an incentive to study and perform well since it is available for use to honor students. Contemporary blues and greens along with patterned details were chosen. A variety of seating types were utilized to promote personal or team study. Upholstered sofas with swivel tablet arms and coffee tables allow students to study in a comfortable environment, while seminar chairs at work tables and the computer bar provide desk-like workstations.

WD Interiors, Williams & Dean Associated Architects, Inc. Little Rock | 501-224-1900

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Commercial: Institutional

Lindsey Cornelsen, ASID & Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID Conway public high school | CONWAY The renovation of Conway High School looks very collegiate and is fully oriented to the students, while still adhering to the overall campus design. No longer a pod-style facility, this three-story high school houses classrooms, a laboratory, lecture room, media room and administration offices. The interior features a contemporary learning environment, with patterns and colors creating a dynamic space for students and faculty. The school colors of blue and white were used as a backdrop and vibrant accent colors of red, orange and limegreen were used to give the school a more modern feel. The designers felt the school colors were more impactful when used subtlely. The overall interior design reflects both a nod to the past, with one foot in traditional in regards to the exterior design, and a nod to the future reflected within the interior design grounded in bold, contemporary elements.

WER Architects/Planners Little Rock | 501-374-5300

Commercial: Institutional

JULIE GRISHAM, ASID Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)

Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center | LITTLE ROCK For the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library, Julie Grisham was asked to provide a design that could appeal to children ranging in age from preschool through middle school. The Children’s Library provides programs and hands-on learning activities including cooking, gardening, art, theater set production and a host of other programs geared specifically for young children. To facilitate these needs and the library’s programs, Grisham was asked to create an atmosphere that was colorful, bright, fun, unique and compatible with the building, while also making it enriching for children’s experiences, development and growth. Grisham worked closely with CALS and the architect to adhere to their commitment to sustainable design, and kept the principle in mind when selecting components, including concrete flooring, recycled materials in floor coverings and fabrics, low VOC paints and energyefficient lighting.

Julie Grisham Interiors Little Rock | 501-221-3533

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Commercial: Custom Detail

JULIE GRISHAM, ASID Central Arkansas Library System (CALS)/ Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Grisham was asked to provide a unique design for the circulation desk and shelving end panels within the children’s library. The Central Arkansas Library System has a commitment to sustainable design for all of their projects—whether they are new or a renovation—and requested Grisham incorporate materials, finishes and furnishings, mechanical as well as electrical items that would be consistent with these goals. The solution was to provide a multi-colored Mondrian-inspired design that would allow for an irregular pattern with complementary colors that were used on both the circulation desk and many of the shelving end panels. For the smaller children, end panels and seating that incorporated cutouts of frogs and turtles were introduced, as well as elephant cutouts for computer stations in their area.

Library & Learning Center: Circulation Desk & End Panels | Little Rock

Julie Grisham Interiors Little Rock | 501-221-3533

Commercial: Large Corporate

Lindsey Cornelsen, ASID & Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID Southwest Power Pool OFFICES | Little Rock The overall design for the Southwest Power Pool corporate campus was modern with classic undertones. This approach helped to achieve the rich, inviting feel the client desired. The use of various textures, shapes and warm colors come together to create an overall feeling of welcoming comfort. When developing the color palette, Toni Wyre and Lindsey Cornelsen were inspired by autumnal colors including gold, green, brown and plum, which all complement the company’s corporate color, red. Subtle lines and patterns were used throughout the space. This is meant to be representative of power lines in the sun and shadows, which evoke the idea of power moving and jumping throughout the entire campus and further continuing the play on the company’s mission.

WER Architects/Planners Little Rock | 501-374-5300

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Commercial: Adaptive Reuse Morgan Balmer, ASID

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum | Fort Smith The task was to transform an existing and rundown mid-century modern bank building into a 16,000-square-foot art museum. Designer Morgan Balmer’s challenge was to repurpose the space and lift expectations for a neglected neighborhood, while showcasing the modern art displayed within the museum. A minimalist approach was used in the design incorporating most of the existing elements to preserve the period detailing that was still intact, while still embracing elegance and usability. The existing terrazzo floor was maintained in the lobby. The monumental staircase was also left untouched with the exception of a new guardrail, as well as an ADA cane detection platform below, which doubles as a sculptural art display. For the exterior, the only modifications were new glass and aluminum accents. In order to make the building instantly identifiable, Balmer incorporated a lantern filled with color-changing LED lights to be seen from the street.

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects Little Rock | 501-378-0878

Commercial: Small Corporate

CYNTHIA HAWKINS, ASID ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS and BLUE SHIELD | LITTLE ROCK Cynthia Hawkins transformed 4,600 square feet of unused space into a notable location—known as “Arkansas Blue”—for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Inspired by the company’s new concept to promote client accessibility and create a more personal insurance provider experience, Hawkins opted for distinctively modern décor. The color scheme was drawn from the company’s brand and Hawkins tied the palette and architectural details together to establish a distinctive image that would be easily recognizable. The acoustics of the consultation rooms and conference room are key when it comes to absorbing sound to protect confidential information during discussions. Special attention was also placed on the welcome desk, which successfully integrates Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s image as a true customer care hub. This storefront concept will be translated into future locations around the state, so it was important for it to be adaptable and recognizable as part of the corporate identity. This flagship office location is the state’s first “health insurance store.”

Cromwell Architects Engineers Little Rock | 501-372-2900 58 At Home in Arkansas | January/February 2014

Commerical: Hospitalit y

TOBI FAIRleY, ASID The Chancellor Suite at The Chancellor Hotel | Fayetteville Situated on Fayetteville’s historic downtown square near the University of Arkansas, The Chancellor Hotel is a landmark destination for tourists and locals alike. Thus, the exclusive Chancellor Suite is a jewel in the hotel’s crown. When asked by the new owners to design this luxury suite, Tobi Fairley embraced the opportunity. Her goal was to assimilate a level of sophistication reminiscent of other classic hotels such as The Carlyle in New York City, while infusing her own signature colorful style. Fairley used shades of rich turquoise, charcoal and gold mixed with classic black and white to form the color palette. To add a handsome flair she incorporated a houndstooth fabric as well as a Greek-key border along the drapery panels. The Chancellor’s logo was used in place of a monogram on decorative pillows throughout the suite, giving a “home away from home” aura. Artwork in the suite showcases the university’s architectural landmarks as depicted by Arkansas artist Kyle Floyd and Arkansas photographer Dale Benfield.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design Little Rock | 501-868-9882

Commercial: Healthcare

This new 31,500-square-foot pediatric facility was designed to be seen from a child’s perspective. Pediatrics Plus is a full-service therapy and childcare center that offers physical, occupational and speech therapy for patients up to age 18. In addition, they also have preschool learning classrooms for children ranging from infant to pre-kindergarten. The clinic’s mission for the project was to provide a facility that was safe, nurturing, individualized and specialized for their clients. Designer Brittany Atkinson’s goal was to make the space fun and functional as well as accessible for the clinic’s special needs patients. For example, corridors were required to be wide enough for bikes, walkers, wheelchairs and energetic children. The interiors are playful with combined colors, textures and scales, while also providing appropriate proportions for spatial stimulation in a manner that allows the teachers and specialists to expand the child’s abilities. This new facility features three large therapy gyms, learning labs, a full-scale assisted daily living apartment (for home-simulated therapy sessions), a dozen classrooms, a large training room and two outdoor playgrounds.

Brittany Atkinson, ALLIED ASID Pediatrics Plus | Little Rock

WD Interiors, Williams & Dean Associated Architects, Inc. Little Rock | 501-224-1900 January/February 2014 | 59

ASID SILVER & BRONZE Residential: Bath

Commercial: Hospitality

Silver Crawford Master Bath Andrea Cornwell, ASID iSpace, LLC., Fayetteville

Silver Coffee Corner, Baptist Health Medical Center Lauren Mesker, Allied ASID WER Architects | Planners, Little Rock

Silver Nikpour Master Bath Meridith Hamilton, Allied ASID MLH Designs, Inc., Little Rock

Commercial: Hospitality

Residential: Model Home

Silver NYC Holiday House Tobi Fairley, ASID Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Little Rock

Residential: Small Residence Silver Rife Residence Andrea Cornwell, ASID iSpace, LLC., Fayetteville

Commercial: Custom Detail Silver J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Andrea Cornwell, ASID iSpace, LLC., Fayetteville

Commercial: Custom Detail

Silver Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Stacey Breezeel, ASID SCM Architects, Little Rock

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Bronze Mather Lodge, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Rachel E. Miller, ASID SCM Architects, Little Rock

Commercial: Small Corporate

Silver Arkansas Business Publishing Group Lindsey Cornelsen, ASID Lauren Mesker, Allied ASID Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID WER Architects | Planners, Little Rock

Commercial: Sustainable

Silver Trojan Grill, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Lindsey Cornelsen, ASID Toni Gocke Wyre, ASID WER Architects | Planners, Little Rock

Subtle stripes add interest to the wall.


Add a touch of glam!

architecture & design trends

Incorporate the color of the year, Radiant Orchid, with Obi Lilac by accessories Sherwin-Williams or paint.

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Taking your home from ordinary to extraordinary.

Phoenix Interiors

Specializing in Residential & Commercial Design 12315 Chenal Parkway • Little Rock • 501.225.0400

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Monday thru Friday 9-5 2222 Cantrell Road • Little Rock • 501-221-2032 •

Shop our new warehouse!

Mona Thompson & Talena Ray 2212 Cantrell Road (Cajun’s Wharf) 501.372.1886

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Meridith Hamilton, CKD Allied Member ASID 501.766.0594

architect & designers Andrea Brooks Interiors

1811 N. Madison Ave. El Dorado, AR 71730 870-314-1334 Designers Andrea Brooks and Sarah Wilson of Andrea Brooks Interiors strive to create carefully curated homes remarkably connected to their owners. Andrea has spent over 20 years in the fashion and interior design business developing her own unique style garnering her national attention.

Barbi Rushing Interiors

501-680-4301 Specializing in European fabrics, draperies and wall coverings, Barbi Rushing brings her clients timeless designs using high quality materials that will last for years to come. In business since 1981, Barbi is an expert on all things fabric-related and uses this knowledge as well as an extensive fabric library to achieve beautiful designs for her clients.

Bear-Hill Interiors

1420 Rebsamen Park Rd. Little Rock, AR 72202 Contact: Kevin Walsh and Susan Walsh 501-907-9272 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 opened its design studio and furniture showroom in 2000, and has since built its clientele to include projects not only in Arkansas but around the country.

Debi Davis Interior Design

2222 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72202 501-221-2032 Based in Little Rock for 25 years, Debi Davis tackles design projects throughout the country, boasting a vast design repertoire and individualizing projects to suit each client. And while Davis’ signature is her ability to work in a broad range of looks—from transitional modern to Tuscan to Old World— the final, unifying element is a soft, timeless color palette. For sophisticated décor, turn to Debi Davis Interior Design.

MH Design, Inc.

599 Horsebarn Rd., Ste. 102 Rogers, AR 72758 479-286-2244 Since 2007, MH Design, Inc. has been creating fresh interiors with a modern approach to traditional design and architecture. Characterized by classically tailored forms, a balance of playful color and pattern, and understatedly glamorous details, MH Design, Inc.’s aesthetic is clean and chic.

MLH Designs, Inc.

Little Rock, AR 501-766-0594 Helmed by award-winning designer Meridith Hamilton, CKD, Allied ASID, MLH Designs is a full-service interior design firm producing clean, uncluttered and art-filled spaces. While specializing in kitchens and baths, Hamilton can tackle any project, tailoring it to clients’ personalities, lifestyles and needs, as well as the architecture of the space.


5619 Kavanaugh Little Rock, AR 72207 Contact: Scott Paterek 501-664-0355 Elegant simplicity describes Paterek’s work, and for nearly 30 years, he and colleague Tammie Weaver have worked closely with clients to make the home a reflection of the people who inhabit it. Well-schooled in versatility, Massimo can help you create a beautiful space in which to live, entertain and feel right at home.

Phoenix Interiors

12315 Chenal Pkwy. (Next to Staples and Bed, Bath & Beyond) 501-225-0400 Showroom Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Since 2007, Phoenix Interiors has been working with clients to create spaces that function well, provide comfort and beauty, and reflect the client’s individual taste. Their designers attention to detail and unique furnishings with timeless classic appeal give rooms a collected yet cohesive look.

Providence Design

2212 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72202 501-372-1886 Since 1999, Providence has been creating timeless homes. They uniquely introduce both old and new to projects creating comfortable spaces to live in.

Taggart Design Group

20 Patricia Ln. Little Rock, AR 72205 Contact: Burt Taggart, III 501-225-4976 Founded in 2008, Taggart Design Group is a Little Rock, Arkansas based architecture and construction firm specializing in clients and projects that require a high level of design sensitivity, technical expertise, as well as hands on principal involvement. We offer a skilled set of consultants and professionals who work together to shepherd projects from design to construction to interior decor.

Whiteline Designs

188 E. Township, Ste. 2 Fayetteville, AR 72703 Contact: Lee Anne Henry 479-287-4222 Whiteline Designs has been in business for over 2 years. We are an interior design firm mixing warm traditionalism with crisp calm contemporary style. Let us help you with your commercial, residential, new construction or remodeling project.

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building materials & services trends


Classic columns never go out of style!

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A circle drive is a welcoming feature and perfect for a busy family.

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Building or Remodeling? Come see us!

For all your roofing, gutter & sheet metal needs


WEST LITTLE ROCK GLASS LLC. 1903 Hinson Loop Rd. • Little Rock • 501-223-3034

1508 Scott St. Little Rock 501.375.8229

Providing unsurpassed personal attention to every detail.

2206 Cantrell Rd (In front of Cajun’s Wharf) Little Rock, AR • 501.399.9909 • 68 At Home in Arkansas | January/February 2014

9221 Maumelle Blvd N. Little Rock, AR 72113 (501) 758-5483

From Creative Design Through Custom Fabrication, Experience Our Total Millwork Concept

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building materials & services Acme Brick, Tile & Stone

10921 Maumelle Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72113 501-812-5574 Fax: 501-753-4217 At Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, you’ll find an elaborate range of natural stones, mosaics, porcelains and hardwoods that will enrich the appearance and feel of any new home or remodel.

Antique Brick Outdoors

1609 E. 9th St. Little Rock, AR 72202 501-375-0060 or 800-587-0060 With over 12,000 square feet of showroom space, Antique Brick Outdoors offers one of the largest selections of outdoor/ casual furnishings and accessories in Arkansas. We carry everything from fireplaces and BBQ equipment and supplies, to gas logs and home décor accessories. With an interior designer on staff along with our knowledgeable sales force, you’ll find the help you need to create your outdoor kitchen and living area.

Bray Sheet Metal

1508 Scott St. Little Rock, AR 72202 501-375-8229 Bray Sheet Metal offers all types and styles of stainless steel and copper countertops, gutter, chimney caps and roofing systems. Bray Sheet Metal has recently undergone a significant expansion of our fabrication facilities and has added new state-of-the-art equipment in order to provide almost any product in a timely and innovative way for almost any application or industry.

C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery

2206 Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72202 Contact: Carol and Fred Auger 501-399-9909 Turn to C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery for purchase and custom installation of carpet, wood, natural stone, ceramic tile and laminate flooring, as well as a wide selection of customand ready-made rugs. This ultra-diverse flooring company has worked with designers, commercial contractors and residential clients for 16 years, always offering a reasonable price for high-quality flooring.

C. Cougill Roofing Co., Inc.

10301 Riverview Corporate Dr. Maumelle, AR 72113 Contact: Craig C. Cougill 501-812-9400 Fax: 501-812-9401 For 20 years, C. Cougill Roofing has provided clients with the best products to enhance their homes, including the most professional installation, service and thoroughness available. They pride themselves in delivering the most superior roofing products available as a worthwhile investment in your home. They can work on restoration and renovation projects, and they specialize in slate, tile, shake and copper. Call them today for all of your high-end roofing needs!

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Lewis Lumber

718 South East St. Benton, AR 72015 501-315-6444 The friendly family owned business, Lewis Lumber & Supply, has been the builder supply store since 1920. Find and order quality handmade custom cabinets, doors, windows, and building materials. Let Lewis Lumber & Supply help select the right materials and tools for your next project.

Metro Appliances and More

8800 Maumelle Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72113 501-758-1988 In 1973, we opened our appliance business as a builders supply company. Now, we offer the lowest prices around to all customers with over 40 brands to choose from. We offer a full range of appliances from apartment to professional styles, and we have a highly trained staff to assist you with any of your appliance needs.

TEC Electric

9221 Maumelle Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72113 501.758.5483 TEC Electric provides unsurpassed personal attention to every detail. Their experts are there to assist you with your lighting and electrical needs.

The Millwork Co.

119 West Grand Ave. Hot Springs, AR 71901 501.318.0919 Since 2006, The Millwork Co. has been one of the leading retailers of high-end mouldings and finish products at the lowest prices in Central Arkansas. With direct buying power and access to hundreds of profiles, we have what you need to set your home apart.

West Little Rock Glass

1903 Hinson Loop Rd. Little Rock, AR 72212 Contact: Gavin Higgins 501-223-3034 Fax: 501-221-3112 West Little Rock Glass specializes in frameless heavy glass showers, mirrors, and provides a variety of tabletops. We offer traditional and custom-built showers and specialize in unique glasswork, mirror design, and antique mirror. From commercial storefronts to residential projects, West Little Rock Glass welcomes architectural drawings or a personal visit with you to bid your project.

Woodunique, Inc.

Contact: Van Meeker 501-767-6216 Fax: 501-767-4588 Woodunique was created in 1977 to offer the discriminating client a quality source for architectural millwork and cabinetry. Our specialties include period authentic designs, reclaimed materials, integrated architectural salvage, premium softclose guide and hinge technology, Sico wall beds, zinc tables and countertops. Showroom available by appointment. Contact us for imagineering assistance on your next residential or commercial project.


home design trends Natural finds add a pop of sophistication.

Group collections for added impact.

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home design Closet Factory

2216 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72202 Contact: David Fraiser 501-907-7105 Closet Factory specializes in the custom design, manufacturing and installation of organizational systems for any space. From single rooms, closets, laundry rooms, pantries, garages and nooks and crannies to entire homes, Closet Factory is a one-stop shop for organization. We customize our products to fit the specific needs, desires and budget of each client, and our systems can be configured to fit any style, from modern to traditional. Our staff of professional designers will work with you to create the perfect storage solution. Every Closet Factory system is manufactured from a wide range of the finest woods and finishes and installed by trusted professionals who have more than 135 years of combined woodworking experience. Visit our showroom today.

Embellish Design Center, LLC

Alisa Johnson; Owner/Designer 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 608
 Little Rock, AR 72212 501-223-6965 Whether you need expert design service and quality home furnishings or just a one of a kind gift, Embellish has one of the best selections of custom furniture, draperies, home accessories, fine art, beddings, and linens. In addition, they have unique gifts from around the world and our local area.

Ellen Golden Antiques

5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. Little Rock, AR 501-664-7746 This antique shop carries a collection of French antiques imported directly from France by Ellen Golden as well as a wide variety of gifts in all price ranges. Also included in the mix is original art by local artists Barry Thomas and Arden Boyce.

Hambuchen Home Furnishings

Harkrider and 2nd Streets Conway, AR 72032 501-327-6523 One of Conway’s oldest businesses, Hambuchen Home Furnishings boasts a 40,000-square-foot showroom filled with lines like Thomasville, Broyhill and Lexington, along with plenty of decorative accessories, lighting and appliances.

Ken Rash’s of Arkansas

New location coming soon Little Rock, AR Contact: Lawrie Rash 501-663-1818 Ken Rash’s features a complete selection of exterior furnishings for outdoor living, including wrought iron, aluminum, teak and outdoor wicker, in addition to unique garden accessories, grills and items for your outdoor entertaining needs. Plus, the state’s largest selection of barstools is perfect for outfitting your kitchen or game room.

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Lewis Lighting & Home

201 Edison Ave. Benton, AR 72015 501-315-2400 visit the blog: Start Decorating. Lewis Lighting and Home is your source for home decor and lighting. Discover the newest hand picked trends from industry leaders like Cyan Design, Hinkley, and Currey & Co. Whether your style is contemporary or casual, find a variety of decor to fit your lifestyle. Lewis Lighting and Home offers hand picked collections of area rugs, accent furniture, and home decor. Buy some lighting and decor for your home today.

Lumber One Home Center

682 Highway 365 South Mayflower, AR 72106 501-470-1122 301 East Michigan St. Stuttgart, AR 72160 870-673-3601 Lumber One has all the supplies you need to build or remodel your home, offering a variety of building materials, including windows, doors and floor coverings. Plus, on-staff designers can assist with everything from large projects such as kitchen remodels to smaller-scale items, including hardware.

Marshall’s Cost Plus Furniture Warehouse 4400 South University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204 501-907-7777 Offering a large selection of bedroom, dining and living room furniture, as well as bedding and accents, Marshall’s Cost Plus Furniture Warehouse strives to make the shopping and purchasing process easy and comfortable for their customers. Visit them online to browse a few of the many products they offer, and then visit them in person to see the many products they showcase!

Miller’s Mud Mill

Highway 65 South Brookhaven Shopping Center Dumas, AR 71639 Contact: Gail Miller 870-382-5277 Located in the Brookhaven Shopping Center in Dumas, Miller’s Mud Mill produces some of the most sought-after pottery in the South, hand-thrown with innovative glazes, distinctive shapes and diverse colors. Gail Miller’s namesake items now include free-form platters and bowls, custom dinnerware, complete place settings, and even unique vases and other accessories.

Park Hill Home

1011 Oak Street Conway, AR 72032 Contact: Todd Smith 501-771-4090 The Park Hill collection is a gathering of objects selected that bring happy memories of childhood and things we just fell in love with. Many are exclusive antique reproductions to help satisfy our nostalgic desire for the way things used to be and yet timeless for contemporary living. Combining these objects in various ways will create a personal statement all your own!

Huge 34,000 Sq. Ft. Furniture Warehouse

Have you been to the warehouse lately?

Paul Michael Company

3696 Highway 65 & 82 South Lake Village, AR 71653 800-732-3722 Amazing merchandise at even better prices has made Paul Michael Company a staple on many Arkansans’ shopping lists for years. Whether you are looking for rugs, accessories, indoor and outdoor furnishings, cast iron pieces or holiday décor, you owe it to yourself to check out this vast and enticing store. Don’t miss their storewide sale every January. Creative designs, exceptional quality.

Southern Creek Rustic Furnishings

Contact: Ryan Moody 5730 Blackland Rd. Pleasant Plains, AR 72568 501-345-8888 4330 Central Ave. Ste., H Hot Springs, AR 71913 501-365-2778 Southern Creek carries rustic and western home furnishings for every room in your home, including home décor, bedspreads and mattresses, and featuring reclaimed barn wood furniture, top-grain leather upholstery, Aspen log and salvaged teak furniture. A high level of customization allows Southern Creek to work with homeowners and designers on a personal level.


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Open Daily 9-6pm You’re Going To Love Our Prices! Closed Sunday Open Daily 9-6 • Closed Sunday 4400 S. UNIVERSITY AVE., LITTLE ROCK • 501.907.7777 4400 S. UNIVERSITY AVE.-LR 501-907-7777 FURNITURE WAREHOUSE 400 MLK, MALVERN • 501.229.2895 FINANCING AVAILABLE / MAJOR CREDIT CARDS


2314 Cantrell Rd. (Design District near Cajun’s Wharf) Little Rock, AR 72202 501-244-9041 Since 2008 Tuft & Table (previously TrendStyle Events) has carried the largest selection of event furniture rentals in the mid-south. Recently, with the opening of a new storefront in Little Rock, Tuft & Table expanded and now also offers inspiring furniture and accessories for purchase in addition to event furniture rentals.

Urban Pad

3513 Old Cantrell Rd. Little Rock, AR 72202 501-664-4202 Urban Pad has a collection of fashion forward and exclusive home furnishings, art, and accessories. It is the perfect store to find a piece to accent any space or to create and entire room that is fashionable, affordable and stunning.

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Love to entertain? Don’t forget the beverage cooler.

Go ahead and mix your wood finishes! A central island creates a hub for quick family gatherings.

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kitchen & bath trends

A new year deserves a new kitchen. Come see us today!


BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN TRANSFORMATIONS BIG DIFFERENCE. NO HASSLES. Refacing Specializing in custom residential and commercial cabinet design & sales Serving NWA since 1970 SHOWROOM HOURS: 505 W. Ash in Fayetteville 479.521.1313 M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. SAT 9 a.m. - Noon

Redooring New Cabinets 1 Day Tune-Up

Try Our Online Design Tool 501.223.8888 Kitchen Tune-Up of Little Rock is locally owned & operated by Charlie & Susan Johnson.

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Kitchens & Baths

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Distinctive Kitchens and Baths

kitchens and baths

1414 Rebsamen Park Rd. Little Rock, AR 72202 Contact: Bill Wrape 501-666-7756 Fax: 501-666-7757 DKB is a uniquely licensed remodeling contractor with a beautiful showroom offering the latest in fine custom cabinetry, countertops, fixtures, tile, flooring and more. The professional staff of certified designers brings years of experience and product knowledge into the planning and implementation of your kitchen or bath. DKB is committed to exceeding your expectations in both products and performance.

Inside Effects

4205 S. Shackleford Rd., Ste. A Little Rock, AR 72204 501-954-8866 With 70 years combined experience, father-and-son team, Joe and Scott Knoedl, run a one-stop shop, providing customized, beyond-the-basic installation of everything from plumbing fixtures and kitchen cabinets to carpet, tile, granite, quartz and marble. A committed in-house staff tackles elite residential and commercial projects of any size. Personalized offerings range from design services and fabrication to installation—while staying within budget.

Kitchen Distributors, Inc.

505 West Ash Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-521-1313 Kitchen Distributors, Inc. offers residential and commercial design and sales of fine cabinetry, including Wood-Mode and Brookhaven.

Kitchen Tune-Up

9710 Maumelle Blvd. Maumelle, AR 72113 501-223-8888 Helmed by owners Charlie and Susan Johnson, the national award-winning Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in cabinet refacing and redooring, custom cabinets, and restoring and reconditioning stained wood cabinetry. Kitchen Tune Up also offers countertops, backsplashes and accessories for a freshened up, one-of-a-kind kitchen. If you seek personalized service and a job completed promptly and within budget, turn to Kitchen Tune-Up.

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Mix textures and colors to add visual interest!

landscape trends


Choose a dark concrete for a fresh take on pool design.

Seasonal blooms add color year-round!

Keep it natural with stone hardscaping. Native plants, such as this Ouachita Beebalm, are perfect for Arkansas gardens. January/February 2014 77


21941 Interstate 30 • Bryant, AR 72022

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DK Design


P.O. Box 1423 Fayetteville, AR 72702 Contact: Daniel Keeley 479-443-9002 Founded by exterior designer, Daniel Keeley, DK Design specializes in creating finely crafted gardens and uncommonly livable outdoor spaces for both residential and commercial applications. DK Design’s customized and timeless designs have won numerous awards and have been featured in local, state and national publications. Working throughout Arkansas and beyond, DK Design draws from extensive industry knowledge and resources from around the world to provide clients with the very best in conceptual design, plant selection and outdoor furnishings.

Elite Pools by Scott

53 Sologne Cr. Little Rock, AR 72223 501-448-2053 As one of the premier pool builders in Little Rock, Scott Girner and his team have everything it takes to design an outdoor oasis for you. From family swimming pools to luxurious outdoor retreats, Elite Pools by Scott has worked on a wide variety of pool sizes and styles. See the full scope of their work in their online portfolio.


21941 Interstate 30 Frontage Rd. Bryant, AR 72022 501-847-6990 Since 1988, family owned and operated Jeff Self Pools & Spas, Inc. has been building in ground and above ground pools. They do repairs and service including replacement liners, pool krete floor repair, replastering, and automatic cleaner, pump and filter repair. Their store carries chemicals, parts, toys, pumps, motors, and filters. They also perform water testing and chemical analysis. Open all year, six days a week.


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Add a dose of color to your table with a set of 11-inch shatterproof melamine plates in the cheerful Multiplaid pattern. Dishwasher safe and heat resistant up to 356°F.


Give back while looking chic with a leaf coin purse, wristlet, or silk sari scarf. These handmade, one-ofa-kind items are all from The Red Sari, a fashion design company which set out to create and sustain jobs for women in Nepal. Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock’s River Market, (501) 748-0400


Need more design inspiration? We recommend coffee table reads like Suzanne Kasler’s Timeless Style or Mario Buatta’s Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration to freshen up your home for the new year. Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, January/February 2014 79



“Every child is an artist. The challenge is to Remain an artist after you grow up.” —PABLO PICASSO

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