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48 NOVEMBER 2013 {the best of southern style} features

departments

Natural jewelry looks for fall

Very Verdant

35 Standout Stones

11 Style

39 Off the Beaten Path

14 The Latest

48 A Responsible Revival

18 Get to Know

60 Cabinet of Curiosities

21 Design

A Delta farmstead delights guests while preserving bits of Arkansas history Period-style architecture and décor blend with smart, modern amenities Artful collections and natural décor enliven a Little Rock cottage

69 Industry Experts

Arkansas’ top interior designers

What’s new and notable in the Natural State Amber and Jonathan Perrodin, Perrodin Supply Co. Fall Furniture Update

27 Out & About

Spotlight on Conway

31 Collections Call of the Wild

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Publisher’s Note 79 Marketplace 80 Last Look ON THE COVER

The dining room of Bill Tarkington’s historic Little Rock cottage. Photography by Nancy Nolan. Page 60.

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Perhaps William Cullen Bryant said it best, “autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

Our staff even had time for a few funny faces in the event photo booth.

GIVING BACK I loved hanging out with Habitat for Humanity’s Director of Development, Steve Biernacki, and committee chair, Ashli Ahrens (right) at September’s ReStore & After event. See all our party pics on page 16.

I love everything about this time of year—the start of the holiday season, the changing colors of the leaves, s’mores by the fire pit, the cooler temps and for the men in my house, football and wild game hunting. My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, also happens to fall this month. While the focus at our house is on preparing the perfect holiday meal, we always take time to share treasured memories from the past and create new ones together. Although this will be our second year without my dad, I’ll always remember him in the kitchen carving the turkey and sampling bites with the dressing to make sure everything was cooked “just right” before my mom presented the meal at our table. As Thanksgiving day winds down and everyone is leaving to return to their home or the hunting club, I always look back and know getting up at 3 a.m. to roast the turkey was well worth it. Speaking of gatherings, our editors just returned from a special trip to a rustic farm in south Arkansas—the perfect setting for family and friends to get together for a delicious Southern meal. See the story and find a few of our favorite recipes for fall nights on page 39. What’s more, if you think rustic living doesn’t apply to new construction homes be sure to check out the authentic European revival house featured on page 48. It takes its cues from Old World style, yet manages to incorporate environmentally responsible elements to protect Mother Nature. Finally, if you prefer a more traditional look, you’ll love Bill Tarkington’s historical cottage and the numerous collections he has amassed through the years. We hope you enjoy the remaining days of fall in the company of good friends—and with good reading at hand!

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STYLE

Get the green light with a farmhouse-inspired bottlebase lamp topped with a linen shade. Haus Werk, Little Rock, (501) 663-5251, shophauswerk.com

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1. Add drama to your décor and store keepsakes in a set of stackable malachite boxes. Cantrell Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com 2. Toast Arkansas fall nights with handblown wine glasses made by Pine Bluff native James Hayes. The Full Moon, Little Rock, (501) 663-4367 3. All that is missing from this ceramic leaf vase is a fall bouquet. Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333, obessionsinteriors.com 4. Step up your wardrobe with a pair of dark green suede booties by J Brand. Vesta’s, Little Rock, (501) 375-7820, vestasboutique. com 5. Luxurious verbena-scented foaming bath and shower gels from L’Occitane add a dash of color to the bath. Vesta’s, Little Rock, (501) 375-7820, vestasboutique.com 6. Even coffee-table books with green cover art can add a hint of the hue to your room. Shown here: The Southern Cosmopolitan by Susan Sully and The French Dog by Rachael Hale. Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 663-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com 7. Get the look in your living room or on the patio with a Suzani pillow made for indoor or outdoor use. Embellish Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 223-6965 12 At Home in Arkansas | November 2013

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New to Hot Springs

The same amazing selection of natural and Westerninspired home décor and furniture you find at Southern Creek Rustic Furnishings store in Pleasant Plains is now available at their new 6,800-square-foot location in Temperance Hill Square in Hot Springs. 4330 Central Avenue, Suite H, Hot Springs, (501) 365-2778, southerncreekfurniture.com

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A long-standing favorite source for interior design and furnishings, Providence Design now has a dedicated 2,000-square-foot storefront in Little Rock. Stocked with their signature European-inspired antiques and vintage finds as well as an array of new items, owners Mona Thompson and Talena Ray have curated a selection that appeals to a variety of tastes. Join them for their grand opening celebration on Thursday, October 24th from 5-8 p.m. Cajun’s Wharf Complex, 2212 Cantrell Road, (501) 372-1886, providenceltddesign.com

SEE SANTA COOL EATS

Freddo’s Frozen Treats is literally the coolest place to be in Russellville. Owners Robert Ford and Dennis Overman have transformed the former china display room of a store inside the Russellville City Mall into a charming 1950s-diner-meets-European-style café. However, the décor is not the only thing that’s tasteful. Visit them to try a variety of Italian gelatos and sorbettos, as well as regular soft-serve yogurt flavors along with all the toppings. 407 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, (479) 968-5665, freddos.com

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Join the Committee for the Future, a volunteer organization of young professionals who raise funds to support Arkansas Children’s Hospital, on Saturday, December 7 from 7 a.m. – noon for Breakfast with Santa. Bring the entire family to enjoy a pancake breakfast cooked by local firemen, a picture with Santa, crafts and much more. Admission: $10 in advance/$15 at the door. For reservations call (501) 364-2646 or visit giving. archildrens.org/breakfastwithsanta.


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THE LATEST: PEOPLE

ReSTORE & AFTER

Next Levels Events was the place to be on September 19. At Home joined Habitat for Humanity to sponsor their annual Restore & After event. The evening featured a silent auction of homewares and furniture that were purchased from Habitat ReStores and reinvented by local artists. Guests dined on appetizers, enjoyed the signature cocktail, a Hammertini, and posed in a photo booth.

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Little Rock played host to the South Central Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for their annual conference and awards gala during the weekend of September 20-22. The gala portion of the weekend, which was held at Ashley’s at the Capital Hotel, honored the region’s best designers and top projects from the past year.

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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 facial plastic and cosmetic body surgery, Dr. English works closely with his staff to meet patient expectations, make them feel comfortable, cared for and rewarded, and ultimately try to 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 given time & resources to 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 follow-up appointments & their final results. “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 face lifts to liposuction and tummy tucks ~ he has made possible throughout his career. He has coauthored numerous articles, text book chapters, and written a personal book of his own “Reflections of the Heart”.

Understanding that the majority of his patients including breast implants, breast reductions, are female, Dr. English and his staff afford female “WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO breast lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, arm lifts, patients the dignity and respect when possible LEARN AND CHANGE SO THAT leg lefts, body lifts and more. In addition to by allowing a female nurse to consult first when cosmetic surgery, Dr. English’s repertoire also EVERYBODY FEELS HEARD, nudity is involved, before calling in Dr. English includes procedures through his sister, Diane RESPECTED, LISTENED TO.” to determine what procedures they should Orrell, a registered nurse and one of the most undergo and for what reasons. What’s more, Dr. sought after experts in her field in the state of English and his staff are forever trying to improve on what they Arkansas. “Some people don’t have the time and/or resources to do each day. “We try to stay as humble as possible,” he says. “We undergo surgical procedures,” Orrell says, “And will opt to have a have to be willing to learn and change so that everybody feels temporary procedure.” These procedures include Botox, Radiesse, heard, respected, listened to.” The entire process ~consultations, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and more. procedures and follow-up appointments~ take place in one complete, state-of-the-art medical facility to maximize care and If you’re curious about any or all of the procedures offered, don’t convenience. be afraid to pick up the phone and ask questions. Whether you’re interested in a surgical procedure or a Medispa procedure, one’s Dr. English offers a full range of facial plastic and cosmetic thing certain: The experts at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery procedures that include face lifts, eye lifts, brow lifts, rhinoplasty, Center and surgi~spa will help you put your worries aside and chin augmentations and neck liposuction, just to name a few. make it an enjoyable and worthwhile experience from beginning Dr. English offers a full range of procedures for the body as well, to end.

CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 501.227.9556 or 800.390.3223 9501 Baptist Health Drive #950 • Little Rock, AR 72205 WWW.SURGEONCOSMETIC.COM *Dr. English is tripled board certified and a Full Fellow of: AAFPRS, ICS, ACS, AACS, AAOHNS, Accredited by The Joint Commission.


Amber & Jonathan Perrodin, Perrodin Supply Co. By Jennifer Bonds

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and Amber and Jonathan Perrodin have certainly found that to be the case. Their company, Perrodin Supply Co., was born one Christmas Eve after the pair found themselves in need of extra income and decided to open a shop on Etsy selling Jonathan’s handmade artist canvases and other supplies Amber had on hand. “The shop just kind of rolled out of the situation. We were dreaming big, and it actually paid off,” says Amber. A Springdale native with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Amber had long-desired to make a living creating and selling art. Jonathan came into the woodworking trade only after the couple met and began dating. “I started out making canvases for her to use (her mixed-media works are currently on display at the Springdale Public Library), and basically learned on my own,” he says. “Eventually I started investing in better tools and improving, and then we came to a point where we had to ask ourselves ‘What skills do we have and what can we do to make ends meet?’” Today, the shop sells Jonathan’s handcrafted artist panels and canvases, as well as letterpress prints designed by Amber, packaging supplies, custom rubber stamps and other artistic supplies, all with the couple’s signature clean, industrial aesthetic. Even though their goods are now available in retail shops nationwide from Oklahoma to Michigan, the couple is still dreaming bigger. They recently purchased a 3,200-square-foot warehouse nicknamed “The Hatchery,” and hope to use the space as a creative cooperative for other artists in the area. “We’d been watching a series on public television about people doing handmade crafts and one of its recurring themes was creating a community of makers helping one another,” says Jonathan. “We realize that the process is bigger than just one person, and were inspired to see what that idea could look like for us.” In a region of the state known for its energetic creative community—and now home to a world-class art museum—there is no shortage of projects into which the couple can dip their hands. In addition to their evergrowing online storefront, Jonathan recently loaned his woodworking skills to a local artist who creates solarpowered light-and-sound installations, and Amber is teaching a printmaking class at the aforementioned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. While they are active in the vast craft community on Pinterest, Etsy and Instagram, they hold their local community dearest. “We’re always talking shop with our artist friends,” says Amber. “They are our biggest inspiration, and the drive that keeps us doing what we do.” Perrodin Supply Co., Springdale, (479) 200-7929, perrodinsupply.com 18 At Home in Arkansas | November 2013

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Reinvent your dining room, bedroom or living area with the latest trends from a few of our favorite lines

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Hancock & Moore’s “Channing” bench offers a unique option for low dining table seating. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523, hambuchens.com; White Furniture, Benton, (501) 315-7482, whitefurniturecompany.com

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Branch out with Stray Dog Designs’ “Joe Weeks” round dining table. Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; Harper Howey Interiors, Springdale, (479) 750-7300, harperhoweyinteriors.com; Lewis Lighting and Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400, lewislightingandhome.com

timeless woods

A saddle finish and dark wood inlaid border make the “Huntington” dining table from Bernhardt an instant classic. Dillard’s, locations statewide, dillards.com; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 3276523, hambuchens.com; Hank’s Fine Furniture, locations statewide, hanksfurniture.com; That French Shoppe, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1435, thatfrenchshoppe.net

STYLISHLY DISPLAY YOUR CHINA & BARWARE

classic sideboard Inspired by one of their vintage pieces, the Hickory An antique gold-leaf finish adds polish to Bungalow 5’s “Anton” étagère. House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com

Chair “Artisan Grand” credenza will stand the test of time. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 907-9272, bearhillinteriors.com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; MertinsDyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 663-3200, mertinsdykehome.com; Pollard’s, Jonesboro, (870) 933-9711

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Shown in Serengeti Walnut, a cocktail ottoman from Lee Industries can act as a coffee table or provide extra seating. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 907-9272, bearhillinteriors. com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; MH Design, Rogers, (479) 286-2244, melissahaynesdesign.com; That French Shoppe, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1435, thatfrenchshoppe.net

The slender “Parker” loveseat from Company C is a great fit for small spaces. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434, searcyboutique.com

CR Laine’s “Garrison” sofa with nailhead trim is a well-molded fit for a variety of design styles. Harper Howey Interiors, Springdale, (479) 750-7300, harperhoweyinteriors.com; House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com; Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333; Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400, phoenixinteriors.webs.com; Urban Pad, Little Rock, (501) 664-4202, urbanpad.net

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lay low

Add sophistication to your room with Bernhardt’s “Huntington” leather chest. Dillard’s, locations statewide, dillards.com; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523, hambuchens. com; Hank’s Fine Furniture, locations statewide, hanksfurniture.com; That French Shoppe, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1435, thatfrenchshoppe.net

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Artfully add seating to your space with the “Dasha” ottoman from CR Laine. Harper Howey Interiors, Springdale, (479) 750-7300, harperhoweyinteriors. com; House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com; Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333; Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400, phoenixinteriors.webs.com; Urban Pad, Little Rock, (501) 664-4202, urbanpad.net


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bedside manner Made from leather, its rounded edges and A wooden frame with a Barnwood Gray finish makes the “Ethan” headboard from Aidan Gray stand out among upholstered options. Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; Embellish Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 223-6995; Harper Howey, Springdale, (479) 750-7300, harperhoweyinteriors. com; Lewis Lighting and Home, Benton, (501) 3152400, lewislightingandhome.com; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, marshallclements.com

block-style hardware give Made Good’s “Dante” bedside table a vintage flair. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 9079272, bearhillinteriors.com

The “Collin” tête-à-tête from Jessica Charles is a perfect option to create a sitting area in the bedroom. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com; Embellish Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 223-6995; Hambuchen Home Furnishings, Conway, (501) 327-6523, hambuchens.com; Pollard’s, Jonesboro, (870) 933-9711

stylish seat

A leather chair, shown in Tampa Pewter, from Lee Industries offers a sleek, more contemporary seating option. Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 9079272, bearhillinteriors.com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; MH Design, Rogers, (479) 286-2244, melissahaynesdesign.com; That French Shoppe, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1435, thatfrenchshoppe.net

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Often referred to as the “City of Colleges,” Conway is home to three higher education institutions, including Hendrix, the University of Central Arkansas and Central Baptist College. But, that’s not their only claim to fame. Beautiful city murals, a revitalized downtown area and a large selection of home décor and clothing stores make this central Arkansas city the perfect destination to start your holiday shopping. Park Hill Home

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1011 Oak Street, (501) 358-3537 The charming shop you loved in North Little Rock has found a new home in Conway. Celebrating their grand opening in September, Park Hill Home is now offering their signature homewares at a convenient location in historic downtown Conway. You’ll find a well-coordinated selection of country chic furniture and décor along with seasonal and holiday items to make your home feel irresistibly festive. Need a quick gift? Don’t miss their amazing selection of scented candles. Whether you’re doing a full room makeover or just want to spruce up for the season, visit them today. The Warp & Woof

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911 Oak Street, (501) 932-0300 If you’re looking for fabric in central Arkansas, look no further than Conway’s own Warp & Woof. Centrally located on Oak Street, the store has more than 6,000 square feet of in-stock decorative fabric along with all the trim and accessories you need to make your next project stand out among the rest. Don’t see what you need in stock? The friendly staff will be happy to place a custom order for you. Choose from lines such as Fabricut, Kasmir, Duralee and more. November 2013 | athomearkansas.com 27


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1300 Oak Street, (501) 327-5646, charlottejohn.com The same name you’ve trusted for real estate in central Arkansas since 1982 recently opened a dedicated location in Conway to better serve residents. The Charlotte John Company’s agents work together to help clients buy or sell homes by providing constant communication and using the latest technology to help you reach your goal. The new Conway location has three active agents who will continue to work in conjunction with the agents who sell in Little Rock and surrounding areas. They look forward to helping you find your dream home.

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A Stuttgart native’s duck call collection contains pieces of history worth quacking about By Susan Darcey Kids love collecting, especially when there is a good story behind each item. For John Stephens, growing up in Stuttgart, the Duck Capital of the World and home to the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest, collecting duck calls seemed to be a natural fit. Stephens, a three-time World Duck Calling Champion and president of Stuttgart’s Rich-N-Tone Calls, began hunting with his father at the age of five. The hobby later evolved into an impressive duck call collection, career and eventually a lifestyle. “My grandmother had my granddad’s duck calls and she gave them to me when I was nine or ten years old,” says Stephens. “They are handmade by older call masters.” This gift piqued an interest in young Stephens and he began taking calling lessons from world champion and local legend Butch Richenback, who whittled and created his own duck call which has become the foundation of Rich-N-Tone Calls. It wasn’t long after, Stephens, at the age of 12, began adding to his collection, searching for unique calls and gathering as much information as he could about each one. He spent most of his time in the Rich-N-Tone shop with his mentor Richenback, who passed on everything he had learned from one of Arkansas’ most popular call makers, Chick Majors. According to Stephens, the history surrounding duck calls is just as impressive as the hand-carved pieces themselves. “In the late 1890s and the early 1900s hunters would sit on their boats, and while they waited for ducks they would carve calls with their pocket knives,” he relays. While Stephens’ grand collection continues to grow with a variety of different style calls from different makers, Arkansas duck calls remain a focus in his collection. “I have tried to get calls from all the Arkansas call makers. They are some of the more collectible pieces and the most sought after,” he says.

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1. 1930s hand-carved call by John Jolly of Pine Bluff. 2. Hand-carved by Joe Willingham, this call features a checkered pattern—an art used by many craftsman in the early 1900s. 3. 1930s hand-carved checkered model made by Leonard “Skinny” Pickle. 4. A straight-barrel model by Henry Kenward, who believed duck hunters were more interested in sound quality than aesthetics. 5. “New Beckhart” call made by Henry Kenward. 6. A very early classic model of the “New Beckhart” made by Kenward. 7. Call with a three-piece Arkansas-style end piece from the 1930s-1940s. 8. Call made by Ezra Cochran, whose checkered calls are among the most rare of Arkansas call makers. 9. A checkered call by J.T. Beckhart—one of the most sought after Arkansas duck calls for collectors. 10. Hand-carved checkered call made by Joe Stone. 11. Smooth-barrel model by call maker Claude Stone (father of Joe Stone), circa 1920s. 12. Checkered-barrel call by Claude Stone. 32 At Home in Arkansas | November 2013


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From top right: Fred Sage 18-karat yellow gold malachite and diamond earrings with an 18-karat yellow gold malachite and diamond pendant on an 18-karat yellow gold chain. Bottom left: Alex Sepkus 18-karat yellow gold quartz crystal geode earrings with diamond accents. Cecil’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 225-5068, cecilsfinejewelry.com From the Marco Bicego “Siviglia” collection, ring in 18-karat hand-engraved gold with a single blue sapphire, earrings in 18-karat hand-engraved gold with mixed sapphires and necklace in 18-karat hand-engraved gold with mixed sapphires. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville, (479) 443-9289, romancediamond.com November 2013 | athomearkansas.com 35


From top right: Earrings and necklace with smokey topaz from the Virgins, Saints, and Angels “Magdalena” collection. 14-karat yellow gold smokey topaz and diamond ring by Raymond Mazza. Leslie Jewelers, Searcy, (501) 268-2340, lesliejewelers.com Tacori sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold red onyx and diamond cushion cut ring alongside a sterling silver/18-karat yellow gold red onyx briolette station necklace and a sterling silver/18-karat yellow gold red onyx and diamond cushioncut enhancer on a sterling silver/18-karat yellow gold 20-inch link necklace with toggle. Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 224-3433, jonesandson.com


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There’s something magical about being in the middle of nowhere—away from the noise and the buildings, in a place where you couldn’t begin to count all the stars in the sky or imagine the number of fields growing just beyond your line of sight. It begins before you even arrive at your destination. Traveling from Little Rock toward Stuttgart you can feel the pace of everyday life slow as you exit the interstate and head south on a two-lane road. Commercial 18-wheelers are replaced by grain trucks, and the cityscape gives way to field upon field of corn, cotton, soybeans and, of course, Stuttgart’s most well-known export, rice. It’s along these roads, just after crossing into Arkansas County, where you’ll find McEntire Place Plantation, the weekend retreat of Margaret and Jay McEntire. Upon arrival, in true Southern fashion, a group of beloved, well-fed dogs welcome your car and even if it’s your first time, you feel as though you’ve been coming here your entire life. Twenty years ago the McEntires, who currently reside in Little Rock, purchased this farm in rural Arkansas County. Along with the land, the property included a 1940s mule barn, and a home, which was built in the early 1950s. As a Stuttgart native and part of a family that was farming before the Revolutionary War, McEntire feels fully at home here. In fact, he loved the farm so much he and Margaret began—almost effortlessly and naturally—to add to it with additional buildings and décor of historical significance. Today, they have expanded the gathering area to include, not only the main house, but also a guest house. A camp kitchen area and a boot room, which were part of the orginial mule barn and have been restored using salvaged wood, make the perfect spot for family and friends to store their gear and rehash duck hunting tales from morning shoots on the property. (continued on page 47) 40 At Home in Arkansas | November 2013


Wooden frame walls with naturally built-in shelves hold art, a county land map and artifacts McEntire has gathered through the years. A stuffed bobcat and a pair of bull horns are just a few of the wild-animal pieces displayed at McEntire Place Plantation, many of which have been given to the couple by visiting guests.


As with most duck clubs, when you stay at this farm you eat well. Southern staples, including Duck Gumbo made with Arkansas County ducks, top the menu.

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Duck Gumbo INGREDIENTS:

BROTH 3 ducks 1 onion, sliced celery stalk leaves dash of salt dash of pepper ROUX 6 tablespoons shortening 6 tablespoons flour 2 cups onions, chopped 4 cups celery, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced ½ cup of parsley, chopped

GUMBO 3 cups of water 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons pepper 1 teaspoon accent 1 teaspoon oregano 8 oz can of tomato paste 8 oz can of tomatoes 1 pkg frozen sliced okra 2 pkgs Cajun-spiced sausage, chopped

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For the broth, cover the three ducks with water; add onion, celery stalk leaves, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Strain the broth and transfer to a large stockpot. To make the roux, melt the shortening in a skillet, and then gradually add the flour, stirring until thick and brown. Add the remaining roux ingredients and cook for 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Transfer to the stockpot with the broth, and add the ingredients on the gumbo list. Cook for one hour. Serve over rice.

Classic New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce INGREDIENTS:

Bread Pudding 12 to 14 cups of day-old French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 cups heavy cream 4 cups whole milk 6 large eggs 1 ¾ cups brown sugar 4 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup raisins confectioners’ sugar (for garnish)

Whiskey Sauce 2 cups heavy cream ½ cup whole milk ½ cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch ¼ cup + ½ cup bourbon or any whiskey a pinch of salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

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Preheat oven to 350°. Place bread in large bowl. Grease a 9- x 13-inch casserole dish with butter and set aside. Place cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and raisins in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes and stir to blend together. Allow mixture to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes, occasionally stirring gently with a large spoon to keep combined and evenly moistened. Transfer to the casserole dish and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set, 50 to 60 minutes. To make the sauce, combine cream, milk and sugar in a 1-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Place cornstarch and 1/4 cup whiskey in small bowl, and whisk to combine. Pour into cream mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and gently simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove sauce from heat, add salt, butter and remaining 1/2 cup of whiskey. Serve warm over bread pudding. Garnish with the confectioners’ sugar. November 2013 | athomearkansas.com 43


For the McEntires and their guests, the farm is more than a retreat. It is a place to gather with friends, both old and new, to share meals and swap stories about farming, hunting and life in Arkansas. Facing page: A boot room, part of the farmstead’s original mule barn, provides guests with a place to gear up for morning or afternoon hunts.

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“People love the freedom. They get tired of being cooped up and can’t wait to get out here.”

Salvaged galvanized tin walls surround one of the guest house’s three bedrooms, while vintage plantation-style shutters create a natural headboard. Facing page: From the rocking Adirondack chairs on the front porch to the guest house dining area and the game room located in the main house, the farm has no shortage of gathering spaces for guests to relax.


What you may not notice at first glance is the history of the region flowing through every inch of these structures. You see, Jay McEntire is not only a farmer and a preservationist, he’s also a firefighter of sorts. “Whenever someone tells me about an old barn or farm building that’s about to be set afire I can’t stand it,” says McEntire of his knack for stepping in, salvaging the wood and rescuing it from its fiery fate. If you think his efforts are heroic, know that the story doesn’t end there. McEntire not only rescues the wood, he gives it new life by using it to build and repair structures on his property, thus giving it a collected, historical presence. It doesn’t stop with barn wood either. The walls of the main house and guest retreat are dotted with captivating Native American artifacts including pottery, art and a large collection of arrowheads—many of which were found at the farm. Along the walls of the open, airy breezeway, situated in between the boot room and

the camp’s kitchen, you’ll find a lifetime’s worth of vintage curiosities, everything from a tambourine to an iron pot used to make black powder during the Civil War—all displayed in a eclectic, yet museumworthy gallery wall designed by McEntire himself. As for the guests? There’s certainly no shortage of people who gather to hunt, share stories and even play music at the spacious getaway, which can sleep 24 comfortably. From the first fall chill until the last day of duck season, you’ll find McEntire hosting a gathering of friends, family, acquaintances and people who were downright lucky enough to get a casual invite from someone headed to this private family retreat. “We’ve had everyone we know out here from investment bankers to farm boys and even friends of ours from China,” laughs McEntire. “People love the freedom,” adds his wife Margaret, “they get tired of being cooped up and can’t wait to get out here.”

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A Responsible Revival

IN LITTLE ROCK, A new construction home honors the European architectural integrity and simplistic lifestyle of the Old World, while incorporating eco-friendly elements Story: Elaine Slayton Akin Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Mandy Keener

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Monumental exposed beams and a dramatically vertical stone-clad fireplace on the screened-in porch successfully tie the organic space to the traditional, Old World composition of the rest of the Chenal Valley home. Facing page: Characterized by interior designer Mona Thompson as “European rustic,â€? the style of this family home extends outward and is also represented by the stone façade and life-size, custom-made shutters flanking the front door and windows.

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Some might think that a believable faux finish or the highest quality crown molding is going the extra mile in home design authenticity; if so, they would not be the owners of the arguably most true-to-period, French country-style abode in Little Rock’s Chenal Valley. A fondness of both the European residential aesthetic and a no-nonsense lifestyle led this couple to seek out experts with a similar style and approach when it came to implementing their home’s plan, its construction and the design of the interiors. Starting with T. Douglas Enoch, a popular Memphis architect known for his Old World-inspired designs, the homeowners assembled a team who shared their passion and would remain true to their plan’s European-inspired aesthetic principles as well as the historical accuracy. And while they may have traveled across the Mississippi River to secure Enoch, the remaining three members of the team were just a stone’s throw away in their own city of Little Rock. Contractor Bill Parkinson of Parkinson Building Group and designers Mona Thompson and Talena Ray, who co-own Providence Design, were the missing pieces and driving force behind what Thompson calls the “decorated, but undecorated look,” the homeowners wanted to achieve. Adhering to the couple’s fondness for period-style architecture and furnishings, the home’s plan calls to mind late 17th-century France, when the king and his courtiers moved the palace out of the city of Paris and into a more natural setting, thus pastoral inspiration became common for many homes built during

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Sans the typical decorative baseboards and crown molding used to formalize the interiors of many 21st century homes, the design of this country chic dining room does not sacrifice warmth or ceremony for authenticity. As the grandeur of the exposed ceiling beams peeks in from the adjacent foyer, the space’s mixture of natural finishes along with a neutral and calming palette create an open, welcoming dining area.

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Thompson explains that the design scheme of this great room evolved from a single accent pillow, seen at the far right in the cream-colored armchair. Made from a fabric found locally at Cynthia East, the pillow includes earthy tones such as rusty reds, woodsy browns and vibrant turquoises—which carry throughout the space. The room’s design most notably combines a wide variety of natural materials, including burlap curtains, a cast-iron chandelier, wood beams and a wool rug.

that time. While achieving true-to-period exactness in the 21st century is next to impossible (because, let’s be real—no one’s going to say “no” to air conditioning in Arkansas), the homeowners made every effort along the way to honor the rustic, Old World look, while still keeping it comfortable and eco-friendly. For example, most homeowners opt for crown molding and baseboards to formalize their more trafficked rooms simply because it’s conventional. Not this think-outsidethe-box duo. Using the basic materials of stone and plaster, the homeowners requested Parkinson construct the home’s support walls sans traditional accents, with only the occasional bullnose to round off sharp edges and tie in the hardwood floors. Similarly, when the couple was asked to agree on kitchen furnishings, both husband and wife chose to bypass a faux-finished copper range hood for an actual copper version, and chose a more simplistic white marble countertop over a fabricated option. “They literally verbalized, ‘We want to get this done, and done right,’” Thompson says of the couple’s initial response to tackling the home’s interior design. “A family whose identity is wrapped up in a house—that’s not them.” Thompson took their approach to mean that her clients wanted to stress less over “the little things,” and instead make smart big-picture choices based on their family’s needs and style. A working mother, Thompson’s client enjoys cooking, traveling and entertaining friends, but also tag teams with her husband to homeschool their children. “While a busy lifestyle sometimes calls them away from home, it’s really important for my client that her family members feel at home when they are at home,” says Thompson. That’s why the two collaborated to find warm, welcoming colors in fabrics, tiles and light fixtures that would draw guests into the home. With the home’s European country-style structure in mind, rustic, time-honored décor was almost a no-brainer, and reasonably effortless, considering Providence Design specializes in antiques. Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White runs as the palette’s base tone throughout the home, dotted by blue-gray Kentucky Haze accents. This color combo is prominent in the great room, which also features an impressive mixture of natural materials, including exposed wooden beams, an understated wrought iron chandelier, tightly-woven, high-grade burlap drapery panels and an allwool, handmade rug. Other rooms also successfully mix comfortable livability with a refined rustic aesthetic. The master bedroom features a four-poster bed with an antique finish and luxurious, but washable Bella Notte linens. In the den, an easy-care, textured jute rug is placed alongside an ottoman upholstered in a traditional pattern. November 2013 | athomearkansas.com 53


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Although the lady of the house is an artist in her own right, her husband commissioned a painting of their two boys in a pumpkin patch as a special work. The piece now hangs behind the breakfast table in a nook off the kitchen. An antique light fixture and a v-groove wall surface, installed horizontally at the request of the homeowners, add to the period-conscious ambience.

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The home’s exposed beams continue seamlessly into the kitchen, adding a rustic feel to the room’s painted cabinetry and light-hued palette. When deciding on the details of the kitchen, the couple could have gone the “easy” route with a fauxfinished copper range hood. On the surface, it would have hit all the right notes in French country realism, but would have left the overall design lacking in historical integrity. Thompson recalls the homeowners questioning, “Why do we have to have a faux finish?” Instead, they opted for a more authentic range hood made completely of copper.

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When it came to the home’s inner workings, Parkinson worked closely with the man of the house, who is a green-living aficionado, to include a wide array of ecofriendly features. Many of the bullet points on the check list, including insulated concrete forms, geothermal HVAC, foam insulation and LED lighting, were part of the home’s base. Other features, including a rainwater collection system, a greenhouse for vegetable gardening and a system to monitor energy usage were also helpful additions to make the home adhere to the owner’s responsible lifestyle. “How does it feel to live there? That’s as important as how it looks,” admits Thompson, who along with Enoch and Parkinson helped to make the home as comfortable as it is unique. “It’s so refreshing to work with clients who aren’t caught up in what others are doing; they know what they want and what works best for them,” Thompson confesses. “The casual simplicity of this home is an honest reflection of its inhabitants, its designers and the time period it revives.”

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“My client was sure to emphasize that her home was not to be ‘hands-off,’ but very touchable and ‘lived in,’” confides Thompson. The master bedroom demonstrates the home’s simultaneous balance of luxury and comfort: a stately four-poster bed, painted with an antique finish, is outfitted in elegant but easy-care Bella Notte linens. Facing page: A set of double doors leads in to the master bath, which features durable stone floors and a freestanding bathtub for relaxing soaks. Elongated wall sconces and an iron chandelier give additional Old World flair.

Design Resources Architect T. Douglas Enoch Architects & Associates, Memphis, (901) 685-7636, dougenoch.com Contractor Bill Parkinson, Parkinson Building Group, Little Rock, (501) 954-9700, parkinsonbuildinggroup.com Interior design Talena Ray and Mona Thompson, Providence Design, Little Rock, (501) 952-1456, providenceltddesign.com Landscape design Doug Schneider, Schneider Lawn and Landscape, Little Rock, (501) 821-9929, schneiderlandscape.com Appliances Metro Appliances & More, Jonesboro, (870) 933-7800, North Little Rock, (501) 758-1988, Springdale (479) 750-2200, metroappliancesandmore.com Cabinets Duke Custom Cabinets, Roland, (501) 868-8111, dukecustomcabinets.com Carpet ProSource Flooring, North Little Rock, (501) 758-0801, prosourcefloors.com Countertops Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, Fort Smith, (479) 782-7974, North Little Rock, (501) 812-5574, Russellville, (479) 968-6900, acmebricktileandstone.com Fireplace Antique Brick Outdoors, Little Rock, (501) 375-0060, antiquebrickoutdoors.com Flooring Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, Fort Smith, (479) 782-7974, North Little Rock, (501) 812-5574, Russellville, (479) 968-6900, acmebricktileandstone. com; Champion Wood Floor Design, North Little Rock, (501) 217-9131; Elder Distributing, North Little Rock, (501) 758-4170, elderdistributing.com Fresh floral Tipton Hurst, Conway, (501) 329-6663, Little Rock, (501) 666-3333, North Little Rock, (501) 753-0709, tiptonhurst.com Furniture Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; Ellen Golden Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 664-7746; Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400, phoenixinteriors.webs.com; Providence Design, Little Rock, (501) 952-1456, providenceltddesign.com Lighting Light Innovations, Little Rock, (501) 223-9026, light-innovations.com; Providence Design, Little Rock, (501) 952-1456, providenceltddesign.com; TEC Electric, North Little Rock, (501) 758-5483, tecelectric.com Mirrors Binswanger Glass, locations statewide, binswangerglass.com Paint Benjamin Moore, locations statewide, benjaminmoore.com; Pratt & Lambert, locations statewide, prattandlambert.com Pool Elite Pools by Scott, Little Rock, (501) 448-2053, elitepoolsbyscott.com Tile—backsplash Elder Distributing, North Little Rock, (501) 758-4170, elderdistributing.com Upholstery Howard’s Upholstery, Little Rock, (501) 225-0476 Windows Lumber One Home Center, Mayflower, (501) 470-1122, Stuttgart, (870) 673-3601, lumberonehomecenter.com Window coverings Mountjoy’s Custom Draperies, Mabelvale, (501) 455-2216 58 At Home in Arkansas | November 2013


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Cabinet of Curiosities

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Homeowner Bill Tarkington and his decorating buddy David Kirkpatrick make this cozy dining room work like a dream using smart pattern pairings and artful displays. Built-in shelving houses hundreds of bound plays and gives the room a sophisticated, library feel. Facing page: Framed antique African Kuba cloth samples blend with the red nouveau flower on the dining chair cushions, which Tarkington needlepointed himself. A signed black-and-white photograph by acclaimed dance photographer Kenn Duncan lends a modern touch. November 2013 | athomearkansas.com 61


Most HOmeowners would furrow their brow at the idea of their landscape architect unearthing a meat cleaver in their backyard. However lifelong preservationist and creative soul Bill Tarkington sees it as a piece of historical significance—and a chance to add to his ever-growing collections. Just to clarify, that’s collections with an “s,” prominently displayed, not in a museum, but in a historic MacArthur Park cottage as beguiling as the homeowner himself. A collector of found objects—trinket boxes, flasks, art, mounted horns, binoculars, vintage athletic trophies, antique furniture and much more—Tarkington found the irresistible charm and unique floor plan of his home, known as Kadel Cottage, so appealing he sacrificed square footage to snag the perfect “gallery” space for his collections. In fact, upon return to his native Arkansas, Tarkington did not get past the front entrance of the abode before announcing to his realtor, “This is it.” He was smitten. It didn’t hurt that Kadel Cottage was built circa 1843 by German immigrant and butcher (thus, the cleaver) George Kadel and is wrought with historical intrigue. Believed to be the nineteenth oldest home in Little Rock, it is one of few pre-Civil War

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surviving structures and is the sole example of an antebellum urban cottage utilizing a modified dogtrot plan, which has now been enclosed to create a central hallway. Having once owned a Tudor bungalow in the Hillcrest neighborhood and more recently an American foursquare in Dallas, Tarkington is a pro when it comes to personalizing time-honored spaces. Finding the right spot for the homeowner’s extensive collections required a certain finesse from Tarkington’s pal David Kirkpatrick of Cabbage Rose in the Heights, who creatively utilized the space in the 1,500-square-foot home. Tarkington commissioned contractor John Howland of Dallas to install built-in shelving in the dining room, now home to literally hundreds of bound plays as well as a basket collection in the soffit area. Next—the kitchen. Tarkington had remodeled the kitchen in his Dallas home just months before moving back to Little Rock, and wanted to recreate its down-to-earth, yet contemporary look. To do so, he set the tone with natural-hued cabinets, including a plate rack above the sink as well as a separate, darker-toned cabinet made to look like a crafted piece of furniture, both common features in early American kitchens. For a


Replicating the kitchen design of his former Dallas home, Tarkington transplanted many of its elements into his new kitchen including a neutral background palette accented by an eye-catching, multi-colored backsplash, slate floor tiles and stainless steel appliances. A vivid waterscape by Arkansas artist J.O. Buckley hangs above the sink. Facing page: With its earthy, German roots historic Kadel Cottage in the MacArthur Park district lends itself to an eclectic artistic scheme.

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Tarkington’s master bedroom suite beautifully showcases many of the homeowner’s unique collections, including binoculars, pocketknives and even hats. Inspired largely by Ralph Lauren, this room layers graphic print, as seen in the textiles, with rich woods, including the Shaker-style, four-poster bed made in the Texas hill country.

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A “Cabinet of Curiosities” in its own right, this antique secretary was passed down from the homeowner’s grandmother. Laden with old family photos and leather-bound literary classics along with letter opener and magnifying glass collections, it is a warm, constant memory of days gone by and is a most fitting addition to Kadel Cottage, a homage to the past, present, and future.

modern spin, the look is accented by stainless steel appliances and a multi-hued, subway-style backsplash cut from slate floor tiles. “I liked my slate floors in Dallas so much that I decided to use them throughout the house here, with the exception, of course, of the original heart pine floors in the living and dining rooms and central hall,” Tarkington explains. As a former visual merchandiser for M.M. Cohn, Godiva and, most relevant to his personal aesthetic, Ralph Lauren, Tarkington’s styling emits a preppy, yet eclectic vibe. Kirkpatrick describes his friend’s approach to interior design as “blend—yes, match— no,” which allows this career visualizer to use patternon-pattern so skillfully. Tarkington draws from his professional history to blend otherwise contrasting motifs within the same room—safari, Hollywood and American Western—all representing different periods of Ralph Lauren. Tarkington and Kirkpatrick overlap plaids and animal prints with leathers and wood tones throughout the cottage to successfully balance stark masculinity with familiar comfort. “I jokingly call my house a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ a term I learned when reading a 2002 mystery novel by the same name,” Tarkington reveals. Set in Victorian New York, the storyline follows a series of crimes that took place in a room—a precursor to a museum—that housed objects of natural history, works of art and antiquities. “I thought, oh my gosh, I live in a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ and didn’t even know it!” A no more spot-on name could exist for the home of this lifelong collector, who has continually been attracted to the beauty of “natural things...shells, stones, worm-eaten wood, hunting trophies and taxidermy specimens, while also loving silver and brass pieces, pottery, china, art and sculpture. I will always enjoy mixing them when decorating a room,” he adds.

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A trio of works by San Antonio artist Demetrio Cruz hangs over the fireplace. Tarkington inherited Cruz’s portfolio upon his death and chose to display the special pieces in a prominent place alongside his collection of mounted horns.

Design Resources Contractor John Howland, Dallas, Texas, (214) 336-0980 Design consultant David Kirkpatrick, Cabbage Rose, Little Rock, (501) 664-4042, cabbageroseflorist.com Landscape design—front lawn Joe Barnett, Little Rock Land Design, Little Rock, (501) 952-4127, littlerocklanddesign.com Landscape design—backyard Bob Barker, Little Rock, (501) 352-4767 Landscape design—seasonal and maintenance Greg Stecks, Little Rock, (501) 517-0111 Accessories Ellen Golden Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 664-7746; Fabulous Finds Antique and Decorative Mall, Little Rock, (501) 614-8181; Keith James Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 664-6007; Mertinsdyke Home, Little Rock, (501) 280-3200, mertinsdykehome. com; Pottery Barn, Little Rock, (501) 663-0181, Rogers, (479) 246-0118, potterybarn.com; Roy Dudley Estate Sales, Little Rock, (501) 666-5856, roydudleyestatesales.com; Sweet Home/Clement, Little Rock, (501) 296-9198, sweethomefurnishings.net Fabrics Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com Fresh Floral Cabbage Rose, Little Rock, (501) 664-4042, cabbageroseflorist.com Furniture Dillard’s, locations statewide, dillards.com; Fabulous Finds Antique and Decorative Mall, Little Rock, (501) 614-8181; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, marshallclements.com Paint PPG Pittsburgh Paints, locations statewide, ppgpittsburghpaints.com Rugs Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, marshallclements.com Upholstery Howard’s Upholstery Shop, Little Rock, (501) 225-0476 68 At Home in Arkansas | November 2013


INDUSTRY EXPERTS:

INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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When it comes to fabulous home design, there’s no shortage of style in the Natural State. Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas or your home just needs a quick spruce-up contact one of these leading designers to get the look.

ANDREA BROOKS INTERIORS BARBI RUSHING INTERIORS, INC. BEAR HILL INTERIORS BETH DAVIS INTERIORS DEBI DAVIS INTERIOR DESIGN THE DESIGN CENTER WITH SANDY SUTTON GARRY MERTINS DESIGN GARY MORRIS INTERIORS GODDARD DESIGN GROUP HARPER HOWEY INTERIORS HOUSE TO HOME MASSIMO MH DESIGN PHOENIX INTERIORS PROVIDENCE DESIGN RISINGER INTERIORS SYDNEY MURPHY DESIGN VIVID DESIGNS WHITE FURNITURE WHITELINE DESIGNS

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MASSIMO Working with you to create a vision for a beautiful space in which to live, entertain and feel right at home owner : Scott Paterek trademarks : Elegant simplicity describes Paterek’s work, and he, along with colleague Tammie Weaver, works closely with clients to make the home a reflection of the people who inhabit it. Well-schooled in versatility, Massimo creates the vision to bring you a beautiful space in which to live, entertain and feel right at home. history : For nearly 30 years, Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver have been on the scene in the design arena. Starting with his love of fabrics, Scott segued from fashion into interior design. That influence is apparent in his design aesthetic…elegant with a classically modern feel. Scott saw the demand for transitional, traditional home furnishings and opened his retail store, Massimo, in 1996. Since then, he has worked on projects from Scottsdale to Manhattan and, of course, his hometown of Little Rock. design advice : Take a genuine and personal approach with each client. Working together to assure that the client’s vision is realized in an easy, enjoyable way, so that their personality is always reflected in their home.

Massimo 5619 Kavanaugh Blvd. • Little Rock • 72207 (501) 664-0355 • www.massimointeriordesign.com

VIVID DESIGNS A passionate designer has a vision that appeals to every woman’s eye from transitional to French country— and now even their closets owner : Amber Herring-Doggett trademarks : At Vivid Designs,

the store reflects a love for French Country; however they believe that the gift of seeing an individual client’s style helps them to design each home in its own unique way—whether French Country or transitional. In addition to homes, Herring-Doggett now uses this gift to style her clients’ wardrobes. history : As a third generation furniture-store owner Herring-Doggett has pursued her passion for design in the heart of Arkansas. She showcases her beliefs in loyalty, customer service and a goal of reflecting clients’ hearts in their homes at her store, Vivid Designs, which she opened in 2002. She continues to challenge herself and always go above and beyond to achieve the look. Recently she added another phase to her store, clothing. Amber has always had a distinct style that she now wants to offer to her clients through their wardrobe. design advice : Whether for your home or your wardrobe, use different textures and shapes that are warm to the eye. Color combinations are also an important tool to personalize your style. Each design should be different because each individual is unique.

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


DEBI DAVIS INTERIOR DesIGN An interior designer with a wide-ranging repertoire personalizes each project to suit her clients’ lifestyles owner : Debi Davis trademarks : We’re known for taking an individualized approach to each project. Rather than a signature style, we work in a broad range depending on our clients’ preferences—from transitional modern to Tuscan to Old World. One element that unifies most of our design work is our preference for softer, lighter palettes and the addition of lush, natural textures. history : My business has been based in Little Rock for 24 years, and we now work on design projects throughout the United States. design advice : We tend to stay away from fads or trends. Timeless is key in design. Do not date your house to a certain time period. Decide how you want your house to function for you and your family and use that as the basis for your design decisions. When choosing accessories for your home, less is best. You can concentrate on those few accessories to make them all the more special and unique. As a result, your choices will be well suited to your lifestyle.

Debi Davis Interior Design 2222 Cantrell Rd • Little Rock • 72202 501-221-2032 www.danddinteriordesign.com

Andrea Brooks Interiors Layers of color, original art and one-of-a-kind pieces create a signature look owner : Andrea Brooks trademarks : Andrea’s design projects

vary from transitional to rustic, farmhouse to modern, but all boast her unifying signature style of layered color and texture, with a focus on original art and a dash of the unexpected. Her interiors exude the confidence of a carefully curated home remarkably connected to its owners. history : Andrea has spent over 20 years in the fashion and interior design business developing her own unique style worthy of national attention. Her work has been published in HGTV magazine, American Dream Cottages and At Home in Arkansas multiple times and also featured on high profile blogs, including House of Turquoise, Colour Me Happy and The Pink Pagoda. design advice : The most interesting spaces to me have a mix of textures in them. From smaller vignettes to entire rooms, mix it up—wood, glass and metals—the juxtaposition of varied textures creates a more personal and livable space.

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WHITELINE DESIGNS Celebrating the new traditional style with clean, comfortable and functional designs owners : Lee Anne Henry, principal and designer; Ashley

Odglen, designer trademarks : Our style blends the warmth of traditionalism with clean modern lines. We establish our client’s space using simplified spa-like neutral colors to which we add comfortable, easy lines and soft texture. We believe our clients want a simple, clean, and functional style that will last them for many years. history : Whiteline Designs recently celebrated their two-year anniversary at their current location in the heart of Fayetteville. Their 3,000-square-foot showroom features furniture, works by local artists, fabric, accessories and fixtures—everything that they need to design your residential or commercial space. design advice : Original artwork is an excellent investment for you and our community! Many local artists will be happy to commission that perfect piece to fit your style. We also encourage you to choose a design professional early to help you avoid costly mistakes for remodeling or new construction projects.

Whiteline Designs 188 E. Township Suite 2. • Fayetteville • 72703 (479) 287-4222 • www.whitelinedesigns.com

BETH DAVIS INTERIORS Working with clients on any scale to create personalized interiors that suit your lifestyle and needs owner : Beth Davis trademarks : Beth Davis makes it a priority

to create interiors that reflect the people who live in the home rather than her personal style. She is also known for customizing designs to the client’s lifestyle and needs, taking into consideration their personality, likes, dislikes and the way they live. history : For the past 15 years, Beth Davis Interiors has been offering design services in central Arkansas. Her consulting work grew to a retail store five years ago. Now housed in a large warehouse-meets-showroom location, they offer a variety of furniture and accessories. As a designer, Davis offers consulting in new construction, remodels and space planning. In addition, she will work with you on any level to make your existing home and furnishings what you envision. design advice : Do what you love, and don’t follow trends unless you really like them. Stay true to yourself and you can’t go wrong.

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ow in its 25th year, Goddard Design Group, led by principal designer Chris Goddard, is celebrating this momentous anniversary with a new showroom of the largest fabric, wallpaper and furnishing sample libraries in the state, plus a collection of modern and antique furniture along with arWļDll in Goddard’s signature eclectic style. Goddard and his team have pored over every detail of this dream space, in which they can meet with clients, showcase new products and display samples. 3945 North Vantage Drive, Suite 2, Fayetteville www.goddarddesigngroup.com | 479 521 2592

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Taking your home from ordinary to extraordinary.

Phoenix Interiors

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Marketplace: november finds

{MILK & HONEY}

This blue ceramic pitcher will add a rustic vibe to any autumn gathering. Milk & Honey—A Gift Boutique, Little Rock, (501) 664-3200

{YVES DELORME}

Quack! Welcome the season (duck season, that is) with a nature-inspired throw pillow. Add one to your armchair for a refined rustic accent. yvesdelorme.com

{CLINTON MUSEUM STORE}

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Support fair trade and recycled products in style with this tote made by Malia Designs in Vietnam. Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock’s River Market, (501) 748-0400

Ideal for autumn entertaining, these stone slab trivets are organic, reclaimed and repurposed to serve up any treat. Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com

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With a turquoise color and leather tassel, the “Amelia” necklace made by Julio Designs is a modern fusion of vintage and contemporary. Accessory Gallery, Hot Springs, (501) 321-9168

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