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NOVEMBER 2012 STYLE FILES 11 Stylish Finds Fall Furniture Trends 18 Design News What’s new and notable in The Natural State 21 Favorite Spaces Contest Winners Our editors’ picks from the 1st Annual Favorite Spaces Contest 25 Collections A Keo antiques dealer builds a collection of century-old Wedgwood pottery 29 In the Kitchen Local resources and enlightened design come together for a Little Rock kitchen renovation




FEATURES 33 The Secrets of Style Arkansas’ design professionals share their tips and tricks to make any room look better 38 A Contemporary Classic A Northwest Arkansas designer’s home is a modern riff on tried-andtrue traditions 50 Special Section: Arkansas’ Best Interior Design Professionals

OUT & ABOUT 59 Special Section: All that Glitters Glisten in fall’s richly-hued assortment of stunning showpieces 66 Out & About Spotlight on the Delta Region 70 What’s in Store 72 At Home with Central Arkansas artist Bob Snider

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Get weekly design advice from local experts on the At Home Blog! Antiques & Entertaining with Providence Design Color Coordinated with Tobi Fairley Fashionable Interiors with Meridith Hamilton Living the Good Life with Chris Olsen and many more!

HOW OFTEN DO WE FIND ourselves beginning a home improvement or decorating project only to realize our instincts weren’t quite as spot on as we thought they were? A chandelier that looked perfect in the store seems scrawny above the dining room table. A very fabulous bathroom light fixture is casting very unflattering shadows. A dark room feels too small. It’s times like these we wish we could summon a panel of experts to weigh in on our design dilemmas. Working for At Home in Arkansas doesn’t exempt us from these very same quandaries, but it does give us the ability to pull out our design Rolodex and make a few phone calls. A relatively fresh face to Arkansas’ design scene, Melissa Haynes’ personal home is a testament to decorating piece-by-piece. We were seduced by her impeccable ability to mix old and new, traditional with contemporary, and achieve a curated look that is precisely personal. In her interview on page 38, she offers up a wealth of tips for creating a similarly collected look in your home. And she’s not the only one! We managed to wrangle 33 Arkansas design professionals into sharing their secrets with us this month. We asked each of them to share their trick to make any space look better, and their answers run the gamut—from tile size to landscaping to mixing fabrics. I have to admit I’m more than a little excited for you to flip through the magazine this month because I love this issue! I’m both thrilled and humbled to be writing my first letter to you as editor of At Home in Arkansas. I hope this issue is one you’ll keep tucked away for years to come, plucking it from the shelf and flipping through the dog-eared pages each time you need a bit of design advice or inspiration. I’d love to hear what you think, and I hope you’ll never hesitate to reach out to me. We work to create this magazine for you, and your feedback keeps us constantly evolving and improving.

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A Little Rock couple lightens up their outdated 1940s kitchen, turning it into a welcoming gathering space for family and friends Interview: Diane Carroll Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Mandy Keener

Rosemary Hallmark Editor twitter @rohallma Architect and contractor Chris Milligan of Dwellings, Inc. used white custom cabinetry and vaulted ceilings with wooden rafter beams to give the Fishers’ 1940s bungalow an open, airy feel while maintaining the home’s charm. An island creates a gathering space for family breakfasts or entertaining. 34


A line in September’s “Light & Bright” incorrectly listed Chris Milligan with Dwellings Inc. as the architect/contractor for Sheb and Danny Fisher’s kitchen renovation. Chris was a member of Creative Heights Partners’ team at the time of the project.


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STYLE FILES {WHAT’S NEW IN THE NATURAL STATE} FALL FURNITURE TRENDS Swap out that old table or chair for one of the newest offerings from some of our favorite furniture lines available right here in Arkansas. From rustic modern to chic sophisticate, furniture trends this fall run the gamut on style.



Bernhardt’s Elements collection blends casual and sophisticated, including this queen canopy bed with upholstered headboard panel, made from white oak veneer with textured nailheads for a rustic, organic feel. Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,; Hank’s Fine Furniture, locations statewide,; Dillard’s, locations statewide,

Breathe life into a lackluster room with the daring chevron print of the Elsie slipper chair. I.O. Metro, locations statewide,


A long, tufted ottoman, such as the Delilah ottoman from CR Laine, does double duty as extra seating or a coffee table; or keep things casual with CR Laine’s Pod Square bean bag in Echo Marigold. House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949,; Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333,


The Marlene side table from Aidan Gray Home has a gold-leaf finish and antiqued mirror top that add a chic sensibility when paired with more masculine pieces. Harper Howey, Springdale, (877) 323-4758,; Lewis Lighting and Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400,; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, 11


Charming and versatile, the Shepherd’s Hill writing desk by GuildMaster can be used as a desk or console table. Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,; Harper Howey, Springdale, (877) 323-4758, harperhoweyinteriors. com; Lewis Lighting and Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400,; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828,; Paul Michael Home, Lake Village, (870) 265-3872, paulmichaelhome. com; Vintage Cargo, Eureka Springs, (479) 253-5943,; Vivid Designs, Little Rock, (501) 225-3828


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The neutral Kiernan sofa pairs well with the Moroccan-inspired print of the Sudbury bench and the Sebastian chair when gathered around a vintage patina rectangular cocktail table. All from Bernhardt. Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,; Hank’s Fine Furniture, locations statewide,; Dillard’s, locations statewide,

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Classic, mid-century lines meet exciting color and bold trim in the Boyd chair by Robin Bruce. Cleo’s Furniture, locations statewide,; De Madera Furniture Co., Hot Springs, (501) 520-5712; MertinsDyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 280-3200, mertinsdykehome. com; Swank, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1620,

The Cesar Tray Ottoman by Robin Bruce offers a stylish spot to set your drinks. Cleo’s Furniture, locations statewide,; De Madera Furniture Co., Hot Springs, (501) 520-5712; MertinsDyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 6633200,; Swank, Jonesboro, (870) 3361620,

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The Gustav rectangular dining table and Ilsa side chair from Hickory Chair add timeless elegance that can be passed down for future generations. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 907-9272,; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676,; MertinsDyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 280-3200,; Pollard’s, Jonesboro, (870) 933-9711

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This finely carved and gilded Rococo-style mirror from Jonathan Charles adds Old World splendor. Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400; Pollard’s, Jonesboro, (870) 933-9711


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Organic Appeal Bungalow 5’s Lauren side table in Rosewood makes an eye-catching statement in any room. House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 5204949,

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The Cosmopolitan queen poster bed from Bassett Furniture offers modern flair with elegant curves. Bassett Furniture, Little Rock, (501) 227-0606, Fayetteville, (479) 571-0200, bassettfurniture. com; Swank, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1620,


An old-school silhouette feels modern in masculine gray on the Doyle chair by Jessica Charles. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002,; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523,

Antique details add character to the Artifacts reclaimed glass mirror. Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523, hambuchens. com; Harper Howey, Springdale, (877) 323-4758,; Lewis Lighting and Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400,; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828,; Paul Michael Home, Lake Village, (870) 265-3872,; Vintage Cargo, Eureka Springs, (479) 253-5943,; Vivid Designs, Little Rock, (501) 225-3828

Add instant drama with bold color & pattern!

A bevy of patterns and palettes make the Carmela upholstered headboard from Company C a bedroom statement-maker. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434,


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The distressed finish and unique shape of this metal garden table from Aidan Gray adds chic sensibility to an indoor or outdoor space. Harper Howey, Springdale, (877) 323-4758,; Lewis Lighting and Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400,; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 6631828,

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is celebrating the work of its highly acclaimed architect with Moshe Safdie: The Path to Crystal Bridges. The temporary exhibition traces the fascinating design development of the museum by showcasing four of Safdie’s earlier buildings whose architecture helped to inform Crystal Bridges. The exhibition will highlight Safdie’s aesthetic language of transcendent light, powerful geometric form and metaphoric imagery. Open now through January 2013. 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, (479) 418-5700,

James+James, a Springdale duo creating artisan wood furniture, now boasts a showroom in addition to its 2,000-square-foot workshop. Last September, while James Smith was between jobs and wanting to start a new business, he saw a void in the furniture market for highly customizable, solid wood furniture made in the United States. He enlisted the help of college friend James Eldridge and began creating high quality tables and benches from locally purchased materials. One year later, the duo is shipping orders daily to Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta and all throughout Arkansas. “Every piece is built to order,” Smith says. “You get bored when you build the same thing over and over again.” 2231 N. Lowell Rd., Unit E1, Springdale, (479) 228-4323,

An All-New Chancellor

Fayetteville hotel receives head-to-toe makeover

After nearly a year of renovations, Fayetteville’s Chancellor Hotel is open to the public, offering 207 rooms, 15 luxury suites, a new restaurant and bar, and many more amenities. The hotel’s new look is thanks in part to a handful of local talent, including restaurateur Scott Bowman, proprietor of Theo’s and East Side Grill, landscape designer Chris Olsen and two-time University of Arkansas graduate Tobi Fairley, who gave the luxury suites a sophisticated redesign. “For the Old Main suite, I turned to the tried and true color of ‘Razorback’ red as a jumping off point and University of Arkansas architecture as inspiration for this handsome yet comfortable suite. I wanted those visiting this space to feel a connection to the UofA,” Fairley says. Fairley also designed the Chancellor suite on the hotel’s 16th floor, featuring 1,800-square-feet, a bar, two adjoining rooms, two baths and a balcony overlooking downtown Fayetteville. 70 N. East Avenue, Fayetteville, (855) 285-6162,


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Antiques Grace and intricacy take center stage in a collection of century-old Wedgwood Jasperware


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FOR LEWIS MORRIS, seeking out and collecting rare, vintage pieces is a way of life. As a second-generation antiques dealer and co-owner of Morris Antiques in Keo, he has spent his life searching both near and far for one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, glassware and other collectibles. However, there’s one collection that immediately caught his eye and has managed to hold his attention for more than 30 years—Wedgwood’s Jasperware. These unglazed stoneware pieces were originally created by Josiah Wedgwood of England and were first available publicly in 1775. When Wedgwood began his work the scenes depicted were mainly from Greek mythology. However, as time passed the designs evolved to include everyone from George Washington to Princess Diana. The iconic white reliefs appear on a variety of tabletop and service pieces in a range of colors including light blue, dark blue, yellow, green, crimson, lilac (which often has more of a rosy pink appearance) and even black. While numerous options were produced, the dark blue background quickly became the most popular and is therefore the most common and easiest to find. Like many collectors, Morris found his first piece while traveling. “My family and I would occasionally go on buying trips in England and Western Europe for our shop. In the early 1980s we were there and I saw my first piece of old, original Wedgwood. It immediately drew my eye and since then I have been picking


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up pieces whenever I get the opportunity,” says Morris. That first piece was a dark blue biscuit jar, or as we call them in America— cookie jars. While this piece is fairly common, it led to a passion for Jasperware and a curiosity to seek out some of the pattern’s more unusual finds. “After I purchased a few pieces and began to do a little research, I decided to collect older pieces even though Wedgwood’s Jasperware is still produced today. Maybe it was my love of antiques, but I wanted to focus on collecting pieces that were marked only with the ’Wedgwood‘ stamp, which meant they were produced before 1891, making them harder to find and more valuable,” says Morris. Not too long after this decision, Morris and his family visited Paris and spent some time in the iconic flea markets. He recalls seeing a large green jardinière while shopping. “I remember thinking, please don’t let that be marked ‘Wedgwood’ only,” he laughs, “because I knew I was going to have to find a way to stuff it into my carry on.” As luck would have it the piece was from this period and it is now proudly displayed in his home. While Morris likes all colors of Jasperware, he is eager to add more large pieces to his collection. “Larger pieces that are taller than eight inches are harder to find. Simply because of their size they are more valuable,” he notes. He would particularly like to find a large Portland vase, which has small handles on either side of the opening and is considered to be a signature piece in any collection. Tri-color pieces, which may have areas featuring blue, yellow, green or any other Jasperware color, are also prized possessions among collectors. While his focus lies on finding pieces made prior to 1891, Morris notes the beauty and strong tradition still carried on in the collectibles produced today. “I think everyone should collect something. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it’s something you like and enjoy. It gives you something to hunt for on vacations and trips, plus you never know what you might find,” he concludes. 27


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NATUR ALLY CHIC A Little Rock architect designs a crowd-friendly kitchen


using resources from around the state By Tiffany Burgess

JIM PFEIFER AND DR. ROBYNN ZINSER love the West Little Rock home they share with their young daughter Jade. But the home, which was built in the 1970s and later sold to the family, hasn’t always met their needs or suited their style – particularly when it came to the kitchen. “To put it plainly, nothing worked, nothing was convenient and it was small, dark and ugly,” laughs Jim. Luckily, they didn’t have to look far to find the perfect person to help correct this problem. As an architect who has worked on a number of local projects including the Big Dam Bridge and the Capital Hotel’s 1980s renovation, Jim not only had the technical skills required for the design, he was also in tune with style concepts that could make the kitchen appear larger and full of light. “Everyone ends up gathering in the kitchen, so we wanted ours to be open and welcoming for our family and guests,” he says. 29

To accomplish this, a recreation room next to the home’s existing kitchen was transformed to become the new kitchen. The old kitchen space was then converted to a dining area. To keep with the home’s woodsy setting and rustic exterior, Jim used similar materials in the kitchen. The rocks used on the island’s pillars and in the entry column were matched to the home’s exterior stone. Additionally, the flooring and handcrafted trusses along the ceiling were made from Arkansas cypress, adding to the room’s forest-like feel. In an effort to bring in a touch of color, Jim chose a rich green for the dining area wall and the tile along the kitchen’s backsplash, similar to the green you might encounter on a nature trail. Since light was a major goal in the renovation, Jim knew the area had to be opened up. A combination of skylights, high ceilings, and a wall of windows helped to achieve this. While both Jim and Robynn wanted to be respectful of the home’s natural footprint they also wanted the latest conveniences. They installed new stainless-steel appliances to make the kitchen workable and added a contemporary touch with furnishings and accessories. Radiant heat flooring, which is both cost and energy effective, was installed to provide additional warmth in cooler months. The design results in a style that Jim laughingly calls “rust-tech.”


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It was also important to the couple to use local resources for the renovation. “It’s such a great feeling to use local supplies and local contractors, and end up with an amazing, quality product,” says Jim. As a finishing touch, he also chose to include many of his favorite pieces of Arkansas memorabilia, including a bench from Ray Winder field, a chandelier by regional artist Ed Pennebaker, pieces of local art and pottery, and even a postcard collection, which includes Arkansas as well as other places he has visited, giving the space a one-of-akind Natural State appeal.

Design Resources Architectural design Jim Pfeifer, AIA, (501) 247-1817 Contractor Larry Davis Construction, Little Rock, (501) 663-5984 Appliances Metro Appliances; Jonesboro, North Little Rock and Springdale; (800) 552-1887, Backsplash tile Abbey Carpet & Floor, locations statewide, Banquette fabric Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, Cabinetry Distinctive Kitchens and Baths, Little Rock, (501) 666-7756, Chandelier Ed Pennebaker, Countertops Inside Effects, Little Rock, (501) 954-8866,

Fixtures PC Hardware, Little Rock, (501) 224-1724 Flooring—concrete Flooring Consultants, Sherwood, (501) 835-7892 Flooring—wood Hogan Hardwoods and Moulding, Little Rock, (501) 5622041 Furnishings MertinsDykeHome, (501) 280-3200,; Soho Modern Furnishings, Little Rock, (501) 372-4884 Iron grill in rock wall Fabulous Finds Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 614-8181 Lighting Light Innovations, Little Rock, (501) 223-9026, Paint Sherwin Williams, locations statewide, Stone Bennett Brothers Stone, Little Rock and Hot Springs, (501) 4555040, 31

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Always add VERTICAL emphasis to your space. Whether it’s hanging three pictures in a row or placing a tall plant in an OVER-SIZED CONTAINER, the ILLUSION OF HEIGHT will transform your small space into a grand space. Chris Olsen, Botanica Gardens


Ceiling treatments are very important and under-utilized. We often see crown mouldings at the perimeter of a room, but interior beams, ceiling grid work and unique textures create a completely different feeling in a room. David Stitt, Stitt Energy

BIG IS IN! From fans and chandeliers to pendants for the bar, choose LIGHTING that is FUN and MAKES A STATEMENT.

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY! It is always better to invest in one amazing piece that inspires you than a bunch of meaningless objects that don’t tell a story.

Michael Trevisone, Light Innovations

If possible always work from the floor up. Start with a rug you love and pull the colors from there. David Martinous, Martinous Rugs


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Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group

Replace the doors on your existing cabinets with larger panels in an updated style to give the appearance of a new cabinet. The savings in both time and money are significant. Susan Johnson, Kitchen Tune-Up

WRAP A ROOM IN ONE COLOR! Paint the walls, trim and ceiling all a soft color and see how much larger your room suddenly becomes. Debi Davis, Debi Davis Interior Design

It is easier to live with PATTERNS in fabrics if you place the dominating designs in BOLD COLORS on accent pieces. Use tone-on-tone fabrics, such as a DAMASK, on larger pieces like sofas. Barbi Rushing, Barbi Rushing Interiors

Never underestimate

Take time when outfitting your home. Save up and buy quality pieces you love and that will stand the test of time.

fresh flowers— they add instant life to any room. Kevin Walsh, Bear-Hill Interiors

Metal countertops and iron accents are fantastic complements to any kitchen or bar cabinetry. The juxtaposition of textures plays nice visually.

Lindsey Binz, Lindsey Binz Home

An antique can become a piece of art when placed in a contemporary setting.

Don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new. Ellen Golden, Ellen Golden Antiques

Adjustable shelves, whether they are in a closet, office, pantry or laundry room, will provide more efficient storage for your belongings and flexibility as your needs change. Nila Ciesiel, Closet Factory

Van Meeker, WoodUnique

A combination of art and good light tends to accentuate the color components of any room. Always introduce a blend of traditional and contemporary pieces that reflect the owner’s personality. Courtney Stone and Sydney Murphy, Murphy Long Designs

If you have an overhead vanity bar in your bathroom, do yourself a favor and add sconces on either side of the mirror. The light is better and it will get rid of those unflattering shadows. Meridith Hamilton, MLH Designs, Inc.

How you use light depends on how you are using a room. Always put dimmers on switches. Everyday task lighting isn’t always appropriate for every occasion. Cathy and Gary Pursell, Creative Heights Partners 35

To make the design of all the rooms in your home feel cohesive, choose one color that will appear throughout the house. It makes a subtle connection between all of your spaces and—when handled skillfully—is so subtle, guests can’t quite pinpoint the “echo.” Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley Interior Design

No matter your individual style, the easiest way to bring originality to a room is through art. Most art galleries and showrooms will let you take the art out and try it on for size before you buy. Andrea Brooks, Andrea Brooks Interiors

Add a little color to your kitchen with colored glass pendants. They help to create an inspirational space with a little flair. Angel Harris, ProBuilder Supply

Fabulous rooms are built in layers from the background up. Finish well with unique objects and vintage finds for a beautiful home that appears to have evolved over time. Mona Thompson and Talena Ray, Providence Design

My mother was notorious for painting sub-grade furniture and giving the piece a new lease on life. I use her advice and go to flea markets and antique malls for furniture. I found an antebellum plantation desk from 1830 with a mahogany exterior that was in really rough shape. I bought it for $300 and painted it a sassy blue. P. Allen Smith 36

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Less is more!

I like to create dramatic focal points and fill in the rest in a clean and cohesive manner. I use original art objects and furnishings to make a room inviting and comfortable rather than cluttered and over-decorated. Kaki Hockersmith, Kaki Hockersmith Interiors

Customers always come to me confused about where to start— countertops, floors or paint? I tell them to start with what is most important to them. There are plenty of countertop, tile and paint options to go with all their choices. Leslie Tetrev, Inside Effects

Use the hottest colors and fashion-forward trends as accents, such as pillows, throws or tabletop accessories. They cost less and are easy to change. Julie Wait Fryauf, Julie Wait Designs, Inc.

Every room needs a real live plant. There is something about a real plant that just doesn’t translate into artificial. If you don’t have a green thumb, small plants can be replaced every six weeks for about the cost of a cup of coffee. Beth Davis, Beth Davis Interiors

Add one striking piece with scale and drama! Whether it’s oversized art, a fabulous chandelier, a glamorous mirror or a graphic-print chair, these sorts of items add surprise and bring life to your space. Loren Stanton, Antique Brick Outdoors

It’s always beneficial to first think in simplistic linear form when it comes to landscaping. Analyze the space and think about how you can achieve clean lines to help delineate balance and form. Then think about plant materials to help execute your design. The outcome will be much more structured and balanced. Jordan Parker, Good Earth Garden Center

An inexpensive way to transition your outdoor living area from summer to fall is to switch out your pillows. Put brightly colored pillows away for the season and bring in warmer colors. Add a fire pit and you’re ready for fall! Lawrie Rash, Ken Rash’s Casual Furniture

When grouping small accessories, such as spheres and candles, try to use odd numbers. A group of three or five always looks more interesting to the eye than an even number.

No matter the size of your space, larger tiles will make any room look bigger. Lori Pitcock, ACME Brick

One amazing object can make a greater impact than four that are lacking. Restraint is powerful.

Sarah Arnold, Cantrell Furniture Design Center

Tami Risinger, Risinger Interiors

When furnishing an outdoor living space, the most important factor in achieving a comfortable and sophisticated look is to mix and match materials. There are far too many options to simply plop down a standard patio set and call it good! Daniel Keeley, DK Design 37

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In the living room, a sisal rug grounds a mix of old and new, from an Andy Warhol screen print of Mick Jagger to a boho bench by Hickory Chair. A collection of vintage ashtrays from luxe labels like Gucci and Ferragamo crowns a vellumtopped cocktail table by Julian Chichester.


At Home in Arkansas: Your home is so pulled together, which hints at years of careful editing and accessorizing. We have to know: new build, or renovation? Melissa Haynes: It’s a new build in Fayetteville’s Clear Creek neighborhood, but I love that you thought it might have been a renovation. One of the things that was really important to me in designing this house was to draw from the classics—French influence, Mediterranean design, British architecture—and create a house that was timeless and would age gracefully. It would appear that you succeeded. How did you arrive at a classically inspired look that still feels fresh and fun? I wanted it to be cool, light and airy. Adding height was a good way to accomplish that. The doors are nine-foot-tall French doors, which is something that you’d see in a home that was built a century ago. With the layout, we wanted there to be a flow, but not this newer conception of super-open spaces. Instead, we went for a series of smaller rooms and vignettes that flowed and worked off of each other. In older homes, you get that sort of purposeful appeal. Was it difficult to achieve that feeling of “flow” when working with a more traditional floorplan? How did you ensure the design would carry over from room to room? Rooms flow a lot better when they aren’t broken up by bold colors on the wall. We used offwhite, grays and blues throughout the house; in the formal spaces we used a warmer cream, and in the more casual living spaces, an alabaster. In the bedrooms, however, we went with something a little more saturated. I think a bedroom can stand on its own, since you want to be enveloped in a soothing color that will stimulate your mood. In rooms that you’re constantly walking through, you want neutrals that will blend together seamlessly. Even though you’ve used a lot of soft colors, your rooms pop with personality. Any tips for how readers can add a bit of their own personality to their spaces? Character comes out in layers of pattern, color and texture. Some people might go more neutral if they are a little more reserved, and others might go full-on color. Either way, to make it work, it’s important to keep a mix in mind: modern with antiques, patterns with textures, neutrals with bolder colors. There’s a magical combination of these elements that can speak to your personality. Similarly, when you walk through a space, you should see your special things: an heirloom, a piece of art, something that reminds you of a moment with your family. Getting a 40

A pair of creamy Lee Industries sofas in the formal living room serve as a blank canvas for a mix of textural materials and finishes. Facing page: The neutral palette that continues throughout the house begins on the exterior.

Nail-head trim and carved wooden accents add a dose of masculinity to damask-covered chairs and heirloom china. Facing page: European antiques, contemporary art and a mix of iron and gilded patinas mingle in the dining room. The luxe Scalamandre silk on the custom window panels is tempered by an understated, cream-on-cream palette. Previous page: In the formal living room, Davis softened a traditional sofa with cozy chenille by Mark Alexander.

“You should relate to the things that are going into your home, period.” —Melissa Haynes


Blue-grey subway tiles by Waterworks add a subtle pop of color to the kitchen’s clean lines and soft palette. Facing page: A six-arm chandelier goes mod care of a draping of faceted mirrors and petite gold balls. Vintage Murano lamps flank a sculptural buffet by Oly Studio. Dupioni silk curtains get a dose of texture from a Greek-key trim by F. Schmacher.

collected look instead of that “back the truck up and deliver the furniture” feel is always what you want to achieve. You should relate to the things that are going into your home, period. We couldn’t help but notice the interesting textural vignettes you created on the floor. One of the ways to create flow from room to room is to use sisal rugs, and then add in pops of pattern with smaller accent pieces. Sisal rugs have that natural element, and they’re solid in color but provide great texture. If there’s a certain space in your home where you can get away with doing something a little bit different, I suggest layering over a sisal with an inexpensive rug that’s current or trendy. That gives you a pop of pattern and color, but it’s something you can easily change out. After all, it’s a rug, and you walk on it—no need to overly invest. Speaking of texture and pattern, talk to us about the wallpaper you used in the dining room. It’s a mix of modern and traditional, and is somewhat glamorous. It makes sense in a dining room because it’s not a space you use every day. It has a dressier feel and gives a lot of drama and impact to the space. 43

“In rooms that you’re constantly walking through, you want neutr als that will blend together seamlessly.” —Melissa Haynes


For the countertops, Haynes chose Carrara marble for its classic appeal and ability to age gracefully. Industrial pendants by Visual Comfort hang in a trio over the island workspace.


Haynes chose breezy sheers by Fabricut and a cast-resin fixture by Oly to add lightness and whimsy to the family room. A mix of custom pillows clad in fabrics by Lee Jofa and Highland Court mingle with West Elm throws and a Surya accent rug.


A lot of people are intimidated by wallpaper. How do you choose from all of the options? Most importantly, it’s got to be something that you absolutely love, because it’s not something you’re going to change out frequently. If you’re somewhat shy, find a pattern that you’re really attracted to that is neutral in color, especially if you plan to use it in a larger space. In smaller spaces—places that you rarely enter into, such as a guest bath—you could choose something that’s a little funkier. Apart from the lofty doors, there are a lot of architectural elements in your home that feel like they’ve been around for a while, for example the fireplaces. Did you bring in antiques? They’re not antique, but they’ve been drawn from historical surrounds and were casted to look as if they were old marble or limestone. The boxes themselves are herringbone-bricked, and are larger in

scale to draw the eye up. A lot of current fireplaces have a 24-inch box, but these are larger. They have that grand scale, but are also simplified. It’s so important to look back at history and pull elements from the classics. You can simplify and modernize, but maintaining that original integrity is important. Your living room seems the perfect example of a traditional look that’s been modernized (Exhibit A: the Warhol print of Mick Jagger hanging next to antique brass sconces). Would you say that’s characteristic of your design sense? My aesthetic for that room was really a mix of the things I love: Midcentury pieces, French antiques, Lucite, quartz and antique brass. The painting works in the space because it carries through on that “mod” theme. And yes, what makes a space interesting is a mix of old and new, classic and current, as well as traditional lines juxtaposed with modern elements.


A soft blue—“Westerly Wind” by Glidden—punches up the walls in the master bedroom. A canvas by Aaron Fink resides above the fireplace, which was designed by Haynes and cast by James Michael Kelley. In the master bath, a screen covered in Kelly Wearstler fabric offers privacy while still allowing light to flow in from the wall of windows.

Design Resources Interior design Melissa Haynes, MH Design, Rogers, (479) 286-2244, Contractor Preston Bacon, Preston & Company, Rogers, (479) 273-2266 Landscape design Travis Brooks, Brooks Landscape Architecture, Fayetteville, (479) 387-1769 Accessories French Metro Antiques, Fayetteville, (479) 587-0804, Cabinets Oak Grove Wood Products, Springdale, (479) 466-8325 Lighting—master bedroom and bath Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 907-9272, Paint Benjamin Moore, locations statewide,; Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide,



Arkansas’ Best Top 11 Interior Design Professionals Ready to add a dose of style to your home, but not sure where to start? In an online survey, At Home readers recommended their favorite interior design professionals statewide. Their top picks listed alphabetically include: Andrea Brooks Interiors, El Dorado

Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock

Goddard Design Group, Springdale

Harper Howey Interiors, Springdale

House to Home Interiors, Hot Springs

Lindsey Binz Home, Little Rock

MH Design, Rogers

Providence Design, Little Rock

Sandy Sutton’s Interior Spaces, Hot Springs

Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Little Rock

Vivid Designs, Little Rock

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VIVID DESIGNS A lifelong passion for design becomes a full-fledged furniture and accessories store that caters to any style, from contemporary to French Country Vivid Designs OWNER: Amber Herring-Doggett


TRADEMARKS: At Vivid Designs, we believe that the gift of seeing an individual client’s style—whether contemporary, transitional or, our personal favorite, French Country—helps us give each client a personalized look. It brings us joy to stay up-to-date with the current trends and search for that unique piece that will add character to each individual’s home. HISTORY: Growing up in the furniture business that her grandfather began in 1943, Amber continued to pursue her passion for design through studies at the University of Central Arkansas, in addition to working in furniture stores throughout the state. Amber’s most treasured experience is the opening of her store in 2002, when she began to showcase what she believed in: loyalty, customer service and a goal of reflecting clients hearts in their home. DESIGN ADVICE: Use your space to its fullest potential by incorporating different shapes into each room for a warming effect. Also, try using various textures to comfort the eye. Each and every client is different, and your personality always reflects your home.

Vivid Designs • Pleasant Ridge Town Center • 11525 Cantrell Rd. • Little Rock • 72211 (501) 225-3828 •

TOBI FAIRLEY INTERIOR DESIGN Nationally acclaimed interior designer Tobi Fairley is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to her clients at many levels.


Tobi Fairley Interior Design TRADEMARKS: Tobi Fairley creates interiors that are bright, bold and tailored. Her vision for a given space is always grounded in an ethic of problem solving; the results of which are always beautiful as well as functional. This signature aesthetic earned her recognition as one of Traditional Home’s Top 20 Young Designers of 2009. Tobi’s luxury residential clients, her InBox Interiors e-design clients, the interior designers she mentors through her design consulting business, attendees of Tobi’s popular Design Camps and buyers of her Tobi Fairley Home Collection all agree that Tobi’s results are second to none. HISTORY: Tobi founded her design firm more than a decade ago, and her exquisite interiors span the US, from New York City and the Hamptons to Charleston and Los Angeles. Her award-winning designs for high-profile and celebrity clients have been featured on HGTV, and her work has been published on the cover of House Beautiful and showcased in the pages of Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens and Southern Living. Tobi’s projects have been featured on the cover of At Home in Arkansas ten times. So singular is her approach to design, Traditional Home magazine predicts: “Tobi will be like Cher. Or Oprah. One of those women for whom one name says it all.” DESIGN ADVICE: Try wrapping a room in mostly neutrals and add that WOW with pops of color through artwork and accessories. Tobi Fairley Interior Design Tobi Fairley, ASID 5507 Ranch Drive, Suite 103 Little Rock • 72223 • (501) 868-9882 •


An interior designer and business-savvy entrepreneur join forces to offer clients an exceptional design experience Harper Howey Interiors OWNERS: Kimberly Harper, Allied Member ASID, and Cynthia Howey Tune TRADEMARKS: Harper


Howey Interiors is known for using a mixture of traditional pieces with modern, clean lines. Kimberly Harper’s ability to emulate her clients’ personal style in her designs combined with Cynthia Tune’s business-savvy skills makes this duo a design success. HISTORY: Kimberly graduated with a degree in interior design from the University of Arkansas and now has nearly 20 years of experience in residential and commercial design. Her residential work has been featured in At Home in Arkansas, Southern Living and Better Homes & Gardens. Her commercial work includes Mason’s Boutique in Fayetteville. Cynthia Tune’s 20 years of accounting experience, combined with a previous partnership in a natural stone countertop and decorative tile business, gives her a strong head for business and a passion for design. The two joined forces to create Harper Howey Interiors and opened their first showroom in May of this year. DESIGN ADVICE: Choose pieces that you really love and build your design from there. With the help of an interior designer, the finished product should reflect your personality. Harper Howey Interiors 4306 S. Thompson • Springdale • 72764 • (877) 323-4758 •

ANDREA BROOKS INTERIORS This El Dorado designer creates original, layered interiors with a personal and sophisticated feel company name: Andrea Brooks Interiors owner: Andrea Brooks trademarks: Offering interior style with an original spin, An-

drea’s design projects vary from traditional to rustic, farmhouse to modern, but all boast her unifying signature style of layered color and texture, a focus on original art and a dash of the unexpected. Her interiors always exude the confidence of a carefully curated home that is remarkably connected to its owners. history: Andrea has spent more than 20 years in the fashion and interior design business developing her own unique style worthy of national attention. Her work has been published in At Home in Arkansas magazine multiple times and featured on high profile blogs, including “House of Turquoise,” “Colour Me Happy” and “The Pink Pagoda.” design advice: No matter what your individual style, the easiest way to bring originality to a room is through art. Your love for a piece of art will long outlast your current furniture or room décor. Become friends with your local galleries, and ask to “try your art on for size.” Take home the piece you love and make sure it works for your space. Andrea Brooks Interiors 1811 N. Madison Ave. • El Dorado • 71730 (870) 314-1334 •

House to home

A versatile designer tailors her work to clients’ individual personalities, offering examples of her own style and aesthetic with a retail location in Hot Springs

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House to Home owner: Jennifer Huett House to Home aspires to enhance the individual style of each client. Owner Jennifer Huett is known for incorporating various styles, from contemporary chic to French country, into new and unique design concepts. She is on the cutting edge of design and is always looking for that special piece that expresses her clients’ individuality. history: Huett shares her love of design with clients through interior design services at House to Home. Here she also offers furnishings, gifts, fine bed linens and much more, creating a full-service design store since 1997. design advice: Huett asks each homeowner a simple question: “How do you want your home to work for you?” Resolving clients’ widely varied decor dilemmas requires keeping these answers and individual tastes in mind. Let Huett and her team assist you in planning and implementing your projects. trademarks:

House to Home 4328 Central Ave., Ste. K • Hot Springs • 71913 (501) 520-4949 • 54

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SANDY SUTTON’S interior spaces, LLC

A seasoned designer with more than 25 years experience emphasizes the client-designer relationship, promising a beautiful space where you can relax, unwind and entertain name: Sandy Sutton’s Interior Spaces, LLC owner: Sandy Sutton history: With more than 25 years experience in the interior

design business, Sutton is an allied member of ASID and has garnered numerous awards. Whether residential or commercial, big or small, Sutton enjoys projects that promise the opportunity for artistic expression. She truly appreciates the continued support of her clients and is honored to be voted one of Arkansas’ Best yet again! design advice: Be true to yourself. You don’t want your home to reflect your neighbor or friend’s tastes. Let them try to imitate you! Also, seek good advice before purchasing, and if you are buying pieces for the long term, then buy the best quality that you can afford. Always concentrate on buying American-made products; there are many great, quality furnishings that are made right here in the United States. Sandy Sutton’s Interior Spaces, LLC Temperance Hill Square 4330 Central Ave. • Hot Springs • 71913 (501) 624-6700 • (501) 520 -4646 Follow our blog:

Goddard design group

For this celebrated designer with a nationwide footprint, design is truly in the details company name: Goddard Design Group owner: Chris Goddard trademarks: Goddard Design Group’s more than 20-year

design philosophy is based on what the French call “la forme.” Their goal is to epitomize everything that is remarkable in design—savoir fair and l’art de vivre—the arts of knowing and living well, where no two projects are ever alike. This group’s design style encompasses every design philosophy from classically traditional to ultra-contemporary. While tailoring to their clients’ needs and their environments, they place an emphasis on details in the pursuit to create an “inheritable house.” At Goddard Design Group, they believe a life worth living is a life lived well. history: Chris Goddard has been published in over 60 national and regional magazines, and currently hosts an international talk show on design for Voice of America and World Wide Radio. Goddard Design specializes in both residential and commercial projects. Thanks to the addition of architect Britt Gremillion to their team, they can design any project from inception to completion, no matter the scale or scope. design advice: Bring in a design professional on your project at the beginning, whether for an hour or through the entire project. It is money well spent to make your design vision a reality. Goddard Design Group 3906B Kelley Ave. • Springdale • 72762 (479) 521-2592 • 55

MH Design, inc. A designer blends modern and traditional styles with vintage and contemporary pieces for a one-of-a-kind look company name:

MH Design, Inc. owner: Melissa Haynes MH Design’s work is grounded in classicism and symmetry, using a mix of modern and traditional forms to create interest, personality and contrast. While utilizing a timeless neutral palette with colorful and understatedly glamorous details, and employing a mix of vintage and contemporary pieces, MH Design’s result is clean and chic. history: Since 2007, MH Design has been a full-service residential and commercial design firm working on all aspects of interior design— from drawing custom homes to overseeing the details of the décor. MH Design has experience in a wide variety of projects including historical renovations, new residences, urban condominiums, rural farmhouses and upscale commercial spaces. design advice: Take the time to wait for the right pieces that you love and that will last. You can find balance by mixing the important investments with more cost-effective items. This is one of many ways to impart your own style into the space and insure that you will love it for years to come. trademarks:

MH Design Inc 599 Horsebarn Rd. Ste 102 • Rogers • 72758 (479) 286-2244

PRovidence design

Two sisters join forces to create traditional spaces infused with modern and European influences company name: Providence Design owners: Mona Thompson and Talena Ray trademarks: These two designers are sisters,

business partners and best friends. The pair has always had a special relationship and shares a passion for beautiful interiors and antiques. Their aesthetic is traditional design paired with soft modern and European influences that incorporate strong architectural elements into the mix. Their designs are clean, modern expressions of the past. They love to use found objects that will stand apart as unique, yet the most important thing they do is help clients interpret their own personal style. history: Selling antiques and designing since 2002, Providence Design also specializes in new construction projects and loves to work with clients who are interested in incorporating found architectural elements into their home. Two years ago they added an online store, and will launch an all-new site in November 2012. You can also shop a portion of their inventory at Fabulous Finds Antique Mall on Cantrell Road in Little Rock. design advice: Providence Design is constantly sharing design tips online. Simply search for “Providence Design” on Pinterest and Facebook, or visit our blog at and you’ll learn something new every day! Providence Design 2905 Cantrell Road • Little Rock • 72202 (501) 952-1456 • 56

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Murano Collection by Marco Bicego jewel-toned mixed stone earrings and pendant necklace set in 18-karat gold, and rough cut pink sapphire ring surrounded by .15-carat diamonds set in 18-karat gold from Jaipur Collection by Marco Bicego. Cecil’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 2255068,

18-karat yellow gold necklace with whisky quartz and black onyx stones, 18-karat yellow gold bracelet with whisky quartz stones, and 18-karat yellow gold ring with whisky quartz accented in brilliant round diamonds, all from Italian designer Bizzotto. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock, (501) 663-0066,


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CECIL’S FINE JEWELRY A sincere love for the jewelry industry gained Cecil’s a reputation as a top jewelry store for quality, satisfaction and one-of-a-kind designs COMPANY NAME: Cecil’s Fine Jewelry OWNER: Becky Whelan TRADEMARKS: “Come feel the love.” Focused on quality and

satisfaction, Cecil’s Fine Jewelry is a family-owned, fashionforward business with a self-purchasing point of view that wants customers to genuinely enjoy their time spent in the store. Marco Bicego, Ivanka Trump, A.Jaffe, Gregg Ruth, Slane, Mémoire and Alex Sepkus are just a few of the fine lines offered. HISTORY: For owner Becky Whelan, what began as a part-time job at Cecil’s developed into a full-fledged love affair with the jewelry industry. When she purchased the store nine years ago, Whelan garnered her business background and interior design experience to maintain the fine reputation of the 35-year-old company. Today, along with her expert staff, she is able to give Cecil’s an up-close-and-personal touch that few stores can offer. JEWELRY ADVICE: As usual, bridal is still all over the board, but rose and yellow gold are making a strong showing in our fashion jewelry. Colored gems and diamonds work equally well set in these luxurious metals, as featured by designers Marco Bicego and Alex Sepkus. Cecil’s Fine Jewelry 10720 N. Rodney Parham Rd. • Little Rock • 72212 (501) 225-5068


A diamond and bridal destination, this Arkansas jeweler offers over 40 years of experience in the finest jewelry and exceptional service COMPANY NAME: Sissy’s Log Cabin OWNER: Sissy and Murphy Jones, Bill and Sharri Jones TRADEMARKS: Renowned for their

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selection of Rolex watches, diamond and diamond fashion jewelry, and as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on estate jewelry, Sissy’s Log Cabin now offers selections from Brazilianborn designer Christo Kiffer. With beginnings in architecture, Kiffer fused his passion for architectural and construction techniques with jewelry making, to create three-dimensional objects that range in style from geometric to organic. In his original “Floating Channel” setting, the stones appear to float above the metal securing them, optimizing their reflective qualities. HISTORY: Founder Sissy Jones opened her first store in Pine Bluff in 1970, appraising and selling antiques. Now more than 40 years later, the award-winning, family-ownedand-operated business continues to provide Arkansas with exceptional fine jewelry and customer service. The company’s three locations—Pine Bluff, Little Rock and Jonesboro—are each filled with diamond engagement and wedding rings, estate jewelry, fine gifts and antiques. Sissy’s Log Cabin 2319 Camden Rd. • Pine Bluff • 71603 • (870) 879-3040 1825 N. Grant St. • Little Rock • 72207 • (501) 663-0066 2900 Parkwood Rd. • Jonesboro • 72401 • (870) 336-0066 61

18-inch strand of 10.5-11mm South Sea pearls with 18-karat yellow gold diamond clasp, 12.33-carat smokey quartz ring with a .14-carat diamond surround mounted in 14-karat white gold (below), and 77.26-carat citrine gemstone surrounded by 3.65 carats of diamonds on a 14-karat yellow gold omega necklace. Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart, (870) 673-4441, wilkersons. com

Circle pendant necklace with black, white and champagne diamonds in 14-karat yellow gold, 4.30-carat sliced diamond earrings in 18-karat white gold with black rhodium, and 6.84-carat sliced and brilliant cut diamond bracelet in 18-karat yellow gold, all from the Lauray’s Collection. Lauray’s The Diamond Center, Hot Springs, (501) 321-2441,

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INSTANTLY Beautiful Furniture • Lamps • Accents • Area Rugs Huge Selection! New Shipments Arriving on the Floor Daily Professional Interior Consultants In-house Deliveries 7619 Cantrell Rd. (near Mississippi) Little Rock, AR 72227 501.225.0002

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Three-band 18-karat yellow gold ring with amethyst, quartz and tourmaline, yellow quartz in 18-karat yellow gold earrings and 36-inch necklace with mixed colored stones in 18-karat yellow gold, all from the Jaipur Collection by Marco Bicego. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville, (479) 443-9289, romancediamond. com

Roberto Coin 18-karat gold link necklace (above); rutilated quartz and citrine multi-strand necklace and one-of-a-kind laguna agate ring with bronze beetle, both by Stephen Dweck. Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 664-9000,

Rose gold smokey quartz ring with .51-carat diamonds set in 18-karat sterling silver, smokey quartz cushion stud earrings framed in 18-karat rose gold and set in 18-karat sterling silver and 38-inch sterling silver thin chain with smokey quartz cushion enhancer framed in 18-karat rose gold from Tacori 18K925 Collection. Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 224-3433, 64 At Home in Arkansas


A renowned doctor and his team draw on decades of experience to give patients an improved quality of life DR. JIM ENGLISH IS A RENOWNED SURGEON based in Little Rock. Having served patients throughout the state of Arkansas and the surrounding states for almost 30 years in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. English works closely with his staff to exceed patient expectations, make patients feel comfortable, cared for and rewarded, and ultimately boost each patient’s self confidence and quality of life. In addition to Dr. English’s extensive experience and wide reputation for giving each and every patient a beautiful, improved and natural appearance, his myriad of qualifications include three board certifications by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. English has also been giving of his time in donating services to children in need in Third World countries. Dr. English and his competent, highly trained and qualified staff, including his sister and registered nurse Diane Orrell, put patients at ease the moment they make their first call to the office or walk through the door, tailoring the experience to each patient while guiding them through the process every step of the way—from first consultation to the final happy result to follow-up appointments. “I’m very blessed in being able to have a certain skill set that allows me to participate in changing people’s lives,” Dr. English says, “and to have a team of highly trained individuals to participate with me in that.” Dr. English now offers a gallery of before and after images on his web site showing many of the dramatic transformations—from breast augmentations and facelifts to liposuction and tummy tucks—he has made possible throughout his career. Understanding that the majority of his patients are female, Dr. English and his staff afford female patients all the dignity and respect possible by allowing a female nurse to consult first when nudity is involved, before calling in Dr. English to determine what procedures they should undergo and for what reasons. What’s more, Dr. English and his staff are forever trying to improve on what they do each day. “We try to stay as humble as possible,” he says. “We have to be willing to learn and change so that everybody feels heard, respected, listened to.” The entire process—consultations, procedures and follow-up appointments—take place in one complete, state-of-the-art medical facility to maximize care and convenience. Dr. English offers a full range of facial plastic and cosmetic procedures that include facelifts, eyelifts, brow lifts, rhinoplasty, chin augmentations and neck liposuction, just to name a few. Dr. English offers a full range of procedures for the body as well, including breast implants, breast reductions, breast lifts, liposuctions, tummy tucks, arm lifts, leg lefts, body lifts and more. In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. English’s repertoire also includes medi-spa procedures through his sister, Diane Orrell, a registered nurse and one of the most sought after experts in her field in the state of Arkansas. “Some people don’t have the time and/or resources to undergo surgical procedures,” Orrell says, “and will opt to have a temporary procedure.” These procedures include Botox, Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and more. If you’re curious about any or all of the procedures, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and ask questions. Whether you’re interested in a surgical procedure or a medi-spa procedure, one thing’s certain: the experts at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center and SurgiSpa will help you put your worries aside and make it an enjoyable and worthwhile experience from beginning to end. Dr. English and his team look forward to meeting you.

—Dr. Jim English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center

Call for an appointment 501.227.9556 or 1.800.390.3223 • Make your Appointment 9501 Lile Drive #950 • LittleTODAY! Rock, AR 72205 800.390.3223 or 501.227.9556

*Dr. English is tripled board certified and a Full Fellow of: AAFPRS, ICS, ACS, AACS, AAOHNS, Accredited by The Joint Commission.


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HUGGING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER and spanning the state from north to south and as far west as Little Rock, the Arkansas Delta is rich in culture and crops. From rice and cotton to soybeans and peaches, its agriculture is expansive and its parks, forests and refuges offer scenic views. The Delta’s musical and cultural heritage makes it a hub for local festivals, and the entire area is dotted with Arkansas craftsmen and shop owners whose businesses are a must-see for natives and travelers alike.

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As seen on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” Miller’s Mud Mill pottery is also available at:

Catering To You, 8121 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock Flowers and Home, 4000 Hwy 5 North, Ste. 3, Bryant Fabulous Finds, 2905 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock New Leaf Florist, 210 Court Square, Dewitt Panache/Aromatique Gift Gallery, 302 Ray Lane, Heber Springs Peabody Hotel, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Downtown Little Rock Private Collection, 245 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs Shepherd’s Florist, 910 W. 29th Ave., Pine Bluff The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Gift Shop, Petit Jean Mountain The Lower Deck, 1320 Stadium Boulevard, Jonesboro

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MORRIS ANTIQUES 306 Hwy 232 West, Keo, (501) 842-3531,

With a brick-laying father and a mother who owned a ceramic shop, it wasn’t long before Gail Miller would find herself drawn to creating with clay. What began as a hobby with one pottery wheel in her garage is now, 35 years later, one of the Delta’s most notable stops for Arkansas-made pottery. Offering high-fired stoneware bowls, vases, trays and dinnerware, Miller’s Mud Mill was featured on Diane Sawyer’s “Made in America” and is an Arkansas DeltaMade certified business, with pieces on display in the Peabody Hotel and the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.


Whether you’re hunting the perfect antique or browsing for vintage finds, Morris Antiques is a must on any collector’s list of haunts. Dean Morris opened this Keo gem in 1967, with his children, Lewis Morris and Terrie Collins, later joining the family business. An expert on antique styles, history and restoration, Morris has more than 50 years of experience with American, French, English and Danish furniture. The family-owned business boasts an astonishing 60,000 square feet of showroom space filled with furniture, glassware and curiosities dating from the late 1700s to the 1970s, and a friendly staff that is knowledgeable in the history and origin of each piece.

MILLER’S MUD MILL Hwy 65 South, Dumas, (870) 382-5277,

THAT FRENCH SHOPPE 456 Southwest Dr., Jonesboro, (870) 336-1435,

The welcoming, well-appointed showroom at That French Shoppe features everything you need for the home, including upholstery, lighting, linens and accessories from lines such as Lee Industries, Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic, Visual Comfort, Bella Notte, Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert. One of the newest additions to That French Shoppe’s inventory is Chalk Paint, decorative paint by Annie Sloan that adheres to furniture with very little prep work. Owner Leigh Montgomery seeks out timeless pieces with a traditional European flair that could complement any room. Shop the store or ask the friendly staff about their interior design services. 68

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THE PAUL MICHAEL COMPANY 3696 Hwy 65 & 82 South, Lake Village, (870) 265-3872,

Chock full of furniture, accessories, unusual collectibles and oddities, the Paul Michael Company is bursting at the seams with high-quality goods at low prices. Established in 1993, this familyowned Delta attraction also offers their very own line of furniture and accessories designed by Paul and made in the United States from mostly reclaimed wood and recycled architectural salvage. Owners Debbie and Paul Michael invite you to hunt for treasures in one of their four locations, confident that your inner entertainer, host or decorator will find the perfect pieces for any lifestyle.

One of two nine-foot-tall sideboards commissioned in 1870 for England’s Thoresby Hall from renowned cabinetmakers R. Tudsbury and Son. Only two exist in the world and both can be found at Morris Antiques.

THE GIFT SHOP 535 E Farmer St., Dumas, (870) 382-6907

For 13 years, The Gift Shop has offered high-quality apparel, accessories, home accents, gourmet food and gifts in a festive and engaging environment. Heather Lawrence purchased the store in 2011 and has made it her mission to provide women with a local boutique that offers a variety of unique products and exceptional customer service as well as bridal and baby gift registries. With lines such as Ugg, Vaneli, Hobo, Brighton, Miss Me and Minnetonka, The Gift Shop is the only upscale clothing boutique in Desha County and a can’t miss stop for anyone shopping in the area.

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ARKANSAS DELTA BYWAYS P.O. Box 2050, State University, (870) 972-2803,

It’s festival season in the Arkansas Delta Byways! Blues, harvest, terrapin, rice—you name it, this 15-county region is celebrating it, with duck-calling contests, chili cook-offs, owl fests, ghost tours and more. Drive two National Scenic Byways—Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and the Great River Road, and see the most beautiful natural and cultural heritage in the state. Bed and breakfasts, museums, civil war sites and special attractions dot the entire route. In addition to 11 state parks, three wildlife refuges and the St. Francis National Forest, the area is rich in musical heritage, gospel and the blues. Go to www. to learn more or request a brochure. 69

WHAT’S IN STORE {Great finds from around the state}

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Make a statement in this hand-crafted show-stopping necklace, $107, from Accessory Gallery, Hot Springs, (501) 321-9168

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With a solid pine frame and soft, woven script-printed burlap, the Bresselle armless chair from Uttermost will do all the talking. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434,

Don’t miss two million lights shining nightly at Garvan Woodland Gardens from November 17-December 31, 5-9 p.m. Festive red “Holiday Lights” t-shirts are only $10. Purchase tickets online at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, (501) 262-9300 (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days)

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Stackable and versatile, these sterling silver and 14kt yellow gold Alwand Vahan bracelets make a stand-alone statement or dazzle when grouped. Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart, (800) 631-1999

Brave the cold winter months in high style with this Herno quilted vest from Baumans Men’s Fine Clothing, Little Rock, (501) 227-8797,


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These decorative Christmas plates by Sullivans, $11.99$29.99, are the perfect gift to give or receive. Milk & Honey—A Gift Boutique, Little Rock, (501) 664-3200

Rainy days won’t cramp your style when you don these stylish UGG boots. embellish, Stuttgart, (870) 673-1831

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Handmade in Arkansas, these decorative signs, $40-$55, help show your holiday or team spirit, or act as a conversation piece in any room, with a variety of messages to choose from. FutterBly, GRC, Drasco,


Hand-loomed beaded cuff bracelets with Italian leather backing, $55-$187, make for the perfect accessory to wear this fall. Box Turtle, Little Rock, (501) 661-1167,


This is true creative license. Also available as just the shade or base, each made from recycled materials. Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock’s River Market, (501) 748-0400,


Hand-fired earthenware pottery from an Arkansas Delta native adds one-of-akind beauty. Miller’s Mud Mill, Dumas, (870) 3825277,

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OCCUPATION: Retired investment banker and full-time artist BEST KNOWN FOR: That depends on whom you ask. Some people think of me as a singer due to my many years on the worship team at Fellowship Bible Church. Others know me for my art—mainly the large and splashy horse paintings (see for yourself at And a few know me as a struggling golfer. LIVES IN: Journeycake, a home named for my wife Martha’s great-, great-, great-grandfather, Charles Journeycake, who was the chief of the Delaware Indian tribe. The house was a wonderfully satisfying collaborative project between our builder, Carl Hinson, Martha and me. It’s located on four acres of land in Roland, with beautiful views of Rattlesnake Ridge and Pinnacle Mountain. MY FAVORITE PART OF MY HOUSE IS: The back deck that looks out over the pool, waterfall and spa to a view of Rattlesnake Ridge. It’s a great place for entertaining and watching the kids jump off the waterfall into the pool. I LOVE SPENDING TIME: In my studio. Martha doesn’t like the smell of oil paints, so when I presented her with a napkin sketch of a barnlike structure for my studio, she approved. Being an artist, I upgraded the basic design several times to include an outdoor shower, a sleeping loft for my grandkids and a gallery for my art. I’M MOST AT HOME: Working outdoors with Martha, digging in the earth and riding my four-wheeler around the property. Photography:Nancy Nolan 72

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