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11 Stylish Finds Textile Techniques 18 Design News What’s new and notable in The Natural State 21 Collections A Little Rock purse collection leads to a lasting legacy for women 25 Before & After Designers turn a dated condo into a relaxing retreat for their mother

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32 Livable Luxury Designer Debi Davis updates a stately Pleasant Valley home 38 Modern Glamour Hollywood Regency influenced this historic Fayetteville home

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OUT & ABOUT 47 Special Section: Fall in Love Bold jewel tones and ladylike silhouettes set the tone for autumn’s amorous styles 65 Out & About Spotlight on Conway 71 What’s in Store 72 At Home with NWA Fashion Week co-founder Danielle Vaughn

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As little girls, we imitate our mothers by playing dress up and applying gobs of makeup. I did my best to look as pretty as my mom, and loved stomping around the house in her shoes, lipstick smeared across my face. The thrill of playing dress up hasn’t waned with age, whether for date night with my husband or a girls’ night out. Though, as an adult, the hours spent in front of my mom’s mirror are now diminished to pulling on a favorite dress while brushing my teeth and slipping into a pair of confidence-boosting heels. You leave the house feeling like a million bucks until you do a quick lipstick check and realize you’ve put on two different earrings! In this issue, our very talented editorial team has simplified dressing up for adults. Don’t miss our fall fashion feature, complete with beautiful clothing, jewelry and accessories that will make any girl feel like a princess, no matter the occasion. With all this focus on fall fashion, it’s only appropriate that we would feature a collection of purses from Little Rock artist Anita Davis. This collector has handbags from every decade in any style. I wish I had one of those purses in my closet. Yet as many At Home readers know, great style isn’t limited to your closet. The Northwest Arkansas home of Jane and Ben Meade is elegant, yet comfortable and timeless—like a Chanel jacket or a perfect white button-down. Little Rock designer Debi Davis is no stranger to the power of fashion. She says herself that the Hargis home, featured on page 31, is a classic mix of luxury and affordability—a Dolce & Gabbana top with Gap jeans. And the cozy condo Susan and Kevin Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors renovated for their mother? Proof that the right accessories can amp up any space.

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STYLE FILES {WHAT’S NEW IN THE NATURAL STATE} TEXTILE TECHNIQUES

Bedrooms become blissful with plush fabrics in luxurious palettes that will inspire your sweetest dreams. From sumptuous bedding to posh pillows, textiles are a quick and easy way to create a cozy space.

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BROODING BORDEAUX

Rich, velvet Bordeaux paired with soothing grays from Bella Notte Linens create a tranquil retreat. Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine. com; House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com; Sara Kathryn’s Ltd., Fayetteville, (479) 4449991; Vesta’s, Little Rock, (501) 375-7820, vestasboutique.com

JEWEL BOX

Create a bejeweled bedroom with the Athena throw in regal purple. Yves Delorme, Little Rock (501) 513-1719, yvesdelorme.com. Or add richness with this brown pillow with gold oval accents. Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333

Fabricut’s Dimensional Dots in gemstone and RM Coco’s tourmaline ikat pattern add haute hippie style. Interior Creations, Searcy, (501) 2682311, searcydesigncenter.com Deep purple geometric fabric. Interior Fabrics and Design, Fayetteville, (479) 444-0222

ORIGINAL OTTOMAN

Hand-made, hand-stitched and lavishly embroidered furniture pieces made from vintage Suzani fabrics stand out from the crowd. Haus Werk, Little Rock, (501) 6635251, shophauswerk.com

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Take inspiration from one of nature’s most exotic creatures with touches of teal and gold like this Waylande Gregory vase and Nancy Price velvet and turquoise pillow. Bear Hill

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This gold accent is a fresh take on wall art.

Exude elegance with a combination of lush styles such as Brunschwig & Fils leopard velvet and the blue and gold patterns in Farnese by Fortuny. Barbi

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Deep teal silk iridescent fabric. M.Grace at Home,

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The Iosis square pillow in silk honey makes a charming accent. Yves

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Glam up a groovy pad with this gold and cream throw pillow. Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333, obsessionsinteriors.com

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DIVINE DAMASK

Peacock Alley’s Marcella bedding collection mixes dramatic damask with subtle ivory and mist colors. Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; Vesta’s, Little Rock, (501) 375-7820, vestasboutique.com

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We love the chevron print in this Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics, Inc. Gopala style. Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com The daring chevron pairs well with this subtle Clifton cotton striped fabric from Schumacher, and Candice Olson’s cream and gold patterned style. Designer Effects, to the trade only, Little Rock, (501) 661-4070

FRENCH SCRIPT Rest easy on the Romagosa pillow in gray by The Royal Standard Collection. White Goat, Little Rock, (501) 6039460

BEAUTY SLEEP

Drift off in Pine Cone Hill’s ruched linen platinum bedding with appliquéd duvet cover and shams in a café au lait color palette. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434, searcyboutique.com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; Lewis Lighting & Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400, lewislightingandhome.com

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This Company C rug adds miles of style. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434, searcyboutique. com; Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; The Full Moon, Little Rock, (501) 6634367; M.Grace at Home, Bentonville, (479) 715-6050, mgracenet.com

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This brown and cream fabric mimics botanical shapes. The Warp and Woof, Conway, (501) 932-0300, warpandwoof-fabrics.com Pair with Swavelle/Mill Creek Fabrics’ Sumachi ikat. Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com

HAUTE HUES GREAT OUTDOORS

With basketweave patterns, stripes, velvet and natureinspired crewelwork, the Haute Lodge bedding collection from Pine Cone Hill offers outdoorsy details. The Boutique, Searcy, (501) 268-3434, searcyboutique. com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine. com; Lewis Lighting & Home, Benton, (501) 315-2400, lewislightingandhome.com

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DESIGN NEWS

A DECADE OF STYLE

TULIPS TURNS 10 WITH PHILANTHROPIC FLAIR

BOTANICAL BOUTIQUE Recently, the doors of Tanarah Haynie’s new floral and curiosities boutique opened to a crowd of eager shoppers. Located in Little Rock’s design district, Tanarah Luxe Floral offers an intriguing mix of home goods and flowers by the stem, in addition to Tanarah’s in-house floral and event design services. 2220 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, designsbytanarah.com.

OPENING NEW DOORS

The team at Royal Overhead Door has made the move from Bryant to Little Rock, opening a new fireplace and garage door showroom on Otter Creek Boulevard. The new location offers Heatilator and Heat & Glo fireplaces in an economical range of designs. The expansive showroom also includes showpieces from Windsor Door and Mid-America Door. 10725 Otter Creek East Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 943-3667, royaldoors.com.

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On October 4, Tulips, the Little Rock fashion and family boutique, will celebrate 10 years of business in the Heights by giving back. Owner Emily Brown will host an evening of fun and freebies, from 6-9 p.m., to benefit Women & Children First (WCF). Bring something from WCF’s list of top ten needs—items such as toilet paper, paper towels and household cleaning products—and you’ll be entered to win one of a bevy of prizes, including products from Juicy Couture, Free People, Ella Moss or a $500 Tulips gift card. Drawings will be held every ten minutes and a portion of all sales from the event will be donated to the shelter. For more information or a list of WCF’s top ten needs, call or stop by the store. 5817 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, (501) 614-7343, tulipsarkansas.com.


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COLLECTIONS

In Pursuit of Purses PHOTOGRAPHY: NANCY NOLAN/STYLING: MANDY KEENER

A LITTLE ROCK PURSE COLLECTION LEADS TO A LASTING LEGACY FOR WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES GROWING UP IN MURFREESBORO, Anita Davis learned how to spot a diamond in the rough in no time. A collector by nature she has long been passionate about flea markets and searching for vintage hankies, accessories and jewelry. However, she seems to love the hunt for a purse more than anything. “As a child I was always intrigued by both my mother’s and grandmother’s purses. I remember my grandmother kept her small pocketbook close to her at all times,” says Anita. Similarly, she remembers the importance of her mother’s handbag and how it was a reflection of who she was. After leaving the state’s diamond capital, Anita spent several decades in Camden and clearly remembers seeing a white lace

purse in one of the town’s store windows. This would become the first true piece of her collection. However, it was nearly 20 years later before she began to augment the group, which has now grown into a wide and varied array of more than 2,500 bags. “I don’t always go for the most elegant or prestigious purses. I’m usually drawn to the ones with a fun theme or bright color,” admits Anita. Among her collection she has everything from plastic purses to a cat-themed bag. Almost every time period of the 1900s through present day is represented, too. Whether it is a magazine clutch from the 1970s, a 1950s Lucite bucket purse or a Cinderella-pumpkin-inspired evening bag from the 1960s, a range of dates and styles are included.

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For Anita, the collection came to be about the importance of the purse and all that it symbolized. “A woman’s purse shows a lot about her,” she says. “It can show her interests, how she carries herself and her style. Each individual purse can be a reflection of its owner’s identity,” she adds. As she began to gather the purses she discovered many people who had similar feelings about their own or a loved one’s purse. These conversations coupled with her passion for seeking out the bags led to the idea of an exhibit with purses from every decade, 1900-2000. She began the project in 2004 with the help of two other women she found through Kent State University. Through their diligent search for handbags, and the stories that accompany them, a traveling exhibit known as “The Purse and the Person: A Century of Women’s Purses” was born and has visited numerous cities around the U.S. including a two-term run at the Historic Arkansas Museum in 2006. One of her favorite pieces that appeared in the exhibit was a basket-style purse she carried in high school. There was even a small battery-powered fan she remembered using as a 13-year-old girl. This

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piece traveled along with the purse as one of the accessories, as did odds and ends from some of her mother’s purses. With a collection this large, it may be unfathomable to think Anita doesn’t carry a different bag everyday. In past years, she did change out her handbags frequently; however, she admits she is quite attached to a small black, triangular-shaped bag that has been her pocketbook of choice for several years now. Currently Anita is on the hunt for a denim bag from the late 1960s or early 1970s. “I’d love to have one with some original patches from the war protests era,” she says. “I would also love to have one of the fringed purses from that time period. We had these in the exhibit and I would love to add one to my personal collection,” she says. As for the rest of her collection, Anita has plans to recreate a portion of the exhibit, including accessories and images of Arkansas women, to showcase in a gallery downtown. As owner of The Bernice Garden and an avid supporter of Little Rock’s South Main area, Anita feels this will be the perfect complement to the neighborhood’s recent renovation, as well as a lasting legacy for the women of Arkansas.


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BEFORE & AFTER

SINGULAR SENSATION A LITTLE ROCK DESIGN DUO TURNS A DATED CONDO INTO A RELAXING RETREAT FOR THEIR MOTHER By Ronda Swaney

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A petite Lee Industries sofa with Kravet ikat pillows and vintage armchairs recovered in Kravet fabric sit below Lauren Lachance botanical prints. Previous page: Schumacher wallpaper creates a dramatic accent wall in the dining room. A vintage table is surrounded by recovered Hickory Chair chairs.

As the proprietors of Bear-Hill Interiors, brother-andsister design team Kevin and Susan Walsh enjoy what they do. However, it took a move by their mother, Anita Creviston, to push them to design extremes. Susan recalls, “On the same day that the contractors were finishing up, carpet was being installed, drapes were being hung. Kevin was in Hot Springs packing up all of our mom’s things. It was a whirlwind, just like the TV show, ‘Extreme Makeover’.” In four short weeks, the siblings had completely remodeled and updated their mother’s one-bedroom condo. At the same time, they also managed to pack her belongings and relocate her from Hot Springs to Little Rock. Naturally, it was a labor of love. The brother-and-sister design duo wanted Anita closer and the condo provides exactly the space she needs. While the entire unit was remodeled, the dining area, living room, and bedroom showcase the highlights of this before-and-after project. “Mother wanted to use things that she already owned and she wanted some color, so that inspired us,” explains Susan. Shades of green provide vibrancy to the soothing palette. For the dining room, Anita already owned two Hickory

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In the bedroom, the Walshes added texture to the luxurious bed with faux bois silk pillows by Oly Studio and a coverlet by N.C. Souther. The bright blue is carried across the room with a Quadrille fabric cushion on a Chinese Chippendale armchair. The walls are painted in Neutral Ground by Sherwin-Williams.

“Who wouldn’t love it? It’s what every woman dreams of.” —Designer Susan Walsh

Chair dining chairs. Two more were ordered to round out the set and all were recovered in soft blue with a contrasting ivory cord. The plates hung on the wall were part of their mother’s pottery collection. The chandelier, an old gas lamp, was converted to electric and painted a warm neutral. In addition to providing design services, Bear-Hill Interiors also has a great retail selection. The Walshes used finds from their shop to complete the design, including the dining table, which they repainted to match the room’s decor. Aquamarine Schumacher wallpaper and mushroom gray carpet provide the perfect canvas to let the individual pieces shine. In the living room, a compact Lee Industries sofa was paired with chairs Anita already owned. The rattan coffee table opens up to provide storage. Robin’s egg blue pottery was converted into matching lamps for the end tables. Lauren Lachance botanical

prints display against the back wall, and Anita’s glass and crystal accessories twinkle on the bookshelf. Ikat-fabric pillows add another pop of blue to the sofa. A brighter shade of blue shines against the upholstered headboard and luxurious bed linens used in the bedroom. The solid faux bois silk pillows by Oly Studio pair nicely with the intricately patterned oblong cushion. The silken sheen of the lampshade adds more texture and the Chinese Chippendale armchair provides a delicate contrast to the solidity of the bed. A vintage sketch and artwork from a local artist add to the corner vignette. Was Mom happy with the result? Says Susan, “She was very pleased. Who wouldn’t love it? To have someone remodel and decorate your new home and then pack you up and move you in... it’s what every woman dreams of.”

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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.

At Home in Arkansas: The overall feel of this home is opulent and elegant, without seeming too feminine or fussy. Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the design? Designer Debi Davis: My clients, David and Linda Hargis, are the seventh family to occupy this stunning Georgian-style home. The house had been modified and updated over the years, but the architectural integrity had always been protected. When David and Linda purchased the home, it had an “Old World” look, with dark cocoa walls and beautiful antiques. We wanted to lighten the space and encourage the rooms to flow together, while still showcasing the character and intent of the architect’s original design. It makes sense, then, that you chose such a fresh, neutral palette. We really wanted something that would stand the test of time. I prefer for colors to whisper instead of shout. Even though a monochromatic palette like this one—warm creams, butter, and very light beiges—is more difficult to execute, it’s something that will never go out of style. It’s like clothing: orange or turquoise might be “in” now, but you won’t see them anywhere next year. Instead of something shocking, we chose to wrap all of the walls in our custom color—a soft, yummy cream—and then accented with complementary shades. The home has plenty of intricate, architectural millwork, which looks to be hued in the same creamy colors as the walls. Did you paint the trim the same color? All of that gorgeous trim was already in the house, but we wanted it to blend in more seamlessly. Instead of making a giant statement, painting it the same color as the walls let the millwork’s beauty come through more subtly. It’s not as predominant now, which feels right, since I don’t like rooms to look like a jigsaw puzzle. 33


We understand that every room in the home—from the entry to the pool house—was freshened up. Were there any specific lifestyle needs that had to be taken into consideration when planning your design? Though David and Linda are empty-nesters, they have four grandchildren who visit on a regular basis. They’re also big entertainers and host many fundraisers and social events at their home. Linda wanted a design scheme that was timeless and pretty, but that was also extremely livable and durable. Any fabric or finish had to be able to stand up to kids, dogs and lots of visitors. And it looks like you used a lot of fabric. Tell us how you were able to find beautiful materials that could still sustain a little wear and tear. Elegant and comfortable can most definitely coexist. We used durable cottons and linens in more casual spaces like the kitchen and the den, and saved dressier

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“It’s the décor equivalent of a Dolce & Gabbana top with a pair of Gap jeans: when it’s done right, it looks absolutely fabulous.” —Designer Debi Davis

In the sitting room, the owners’ collections are displayed alongside strong, architectural pieces and sculptural mirrors for added interest. A hand-painted Italian chest from Bonnie Blackmon Antiques holds court between the windows. Facing page, clockwise from left: In the formal living room, a sculptural French panel from Davis’ line of Reborn Relics hangs above the fireplace. The monochromatic scheme continues into the sitting room. The scale of the grand entryway required an equally grand chandelier: a striking brass piece Davis imported from Italy.

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The more casual kitchen features cotton toiles and breezy linens in a warming buttercream. Family pottery hued in cobalt blue adds a pop of color to the updated cabinets. Facing page: Custom bedding made by Nancy Osborne graces the serene master suite, while the twin guest beds are layered in linen coverlets from Horchow.

fabrics for the draperies. That being said, we still tried to keep the draperies simple and understated—just because something is silk doesn’t mean it has to be formal. You can stick a casual pattern on a silk curtain, or wrap a comfy sofa in lush, soft chenille. Similarly, a damask pattern on cotton is interesting and textural, yet still functional and accessible. We noticed a similar mix of materials in the light fixtures and furnishings you chose throughout the house. Was it difficult to make these feel cohesive from room to room? It’s definitely possible to mix gold patinas, bronzes and irons without feeling like you’re in the Louvre, but it has to have a purpose. For instance, if I used an iron curtain rod, it’s because an antique Italian chest in the room had ornate, iron hardware. The chandeliers are a mix of carved wood, crystal and bronze, but they all work together because we kept the coloration and the style consistent. I wanted to avoid that “around the world in 20 rooms” phenomenon, when each room is designed as its own entity. Even in the guest room, we took into consideration the overall look and feel of the other rooms so that it wouldn’t seem out of place. We love the artwork and accessories you’ve combined in vignettes throughout the house. Are the homeowners art collectors? They collect both contemporary art and Art Deco glass. David also paints in his spare time. Their desire to place their favorite pieces in prominent places inspired a lot of the design. In the living room, we brought the glass pieces out of cabinets and set them on the bookshelves, offsetting them with antique books in cream and caramel colors. We mixed the paintings with antique panels, as I always want a combination of art and architectural elements. You’ve effortlessly combined old and new, formal and fun. What’s the draw for mixing these different styles? It’s just so much more interesting. A house should talk to you—it should tell your story. I love to see old, vintage things combined with something luxe and shiny, and then a terra cotta pot next to it all. It’s the décor equivalent of a Dolce & Gabbana top with a pair of Gap jeans: when it’s done right, it looks absolutely fabulous.

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Design Resources Interior design Debi Davis, Debi Davis Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 221-2032, danddinteriordesign.com Contractor Tom Allen Construction, Little Rock, (501) 225-0346 Accessories Bonnie Blackmon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 352-4704; Ellen Golden Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 664-7746; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, marshallclements.com; Trianon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 663-5502 Carpet C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 399-9909, candfcarpet.com Lighting Bonnie Blackmon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 352-4704; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, marshallclements.com; Trianon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 663-5502 Mirrors Bonnie Blackmon Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 352-4704 Rugs Martinous Oriental Rug Co., Little Rock, (501) 224-0313, martinous.com

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In the living room, armchairs, a sofa and an ottoman from Tecnosedia create a cozy seating arrangement. Curved elements in the bookcases and doorway are original to the house. Jane had them finished in Venetian plaster.

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Jane’s love of art is evidenced throughout the home, including a sculpture created by Little Rock’s Diana Ashley from Boswell Mourot Fine Art. The vintage movie projector in the sunroom sits atop a CTH by Sherill Occasional mother-of-pearl chest. A curved staircase recalls the elegance of Hollywood’s black-and-white era with a banquette that was custom-built to fit the space. Facing page: In the formal dining room, a table and chairs by Baker sit below an eye-catching Ironies light fixture. A neutral Moattar rug anchors the space.

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At Home in Arkansas: What was the home like before the transformation? Homeowner Jane Meade: The house had been redone beautifully five years before and was in excellent shape. My quandary was finding the style I wanted the house to follow.     This home has quite a history of past owners. The home was built by a well-known physician from the Hathcock family in the 1930s. Through the years it has been home to several notable citizens including G. David Gearheart, chancellor of the University of Arkansas, who grew up in this house, and Frank Broyles who lived here with his family when they first moved to town in the early 1960s. I always love to know who has lived in our homes previously. What did you want to change about the home through the redesign? Since my children are grown, I decided to have a formal house. I used a lot of whites and creams and more fragile fabrics than I would have used in the past.  

What influenced the redesign? I saw this house like the black and white movies my mom watched on Saturday afternoon when she ironed—those movies set in the 1920s, where the women wear ivory gowns and the men wear tuxedos. My husband Ben is an independent filmmaker and was in academic film for 20 years. He spent time in Hollywood working for Universal Pictures early in his career. The house reminded him of an Orson Welles-style home where the world is in black and white. Ben also believed some influence in design came from German Expressionism, the film structure that preceded film noir in the States during and following WWII. This structure is known for stark black and whites, natural shadows and artistic lighting. Were there elements original to the home that you wanted to make sure were preserved? I always like to keep a home’s original elements, if I can. I tried to use as many of the original light fixtures as I could, and I like to keep original tile. I did replace the tile in one bathroom and in the kitchen. I love old tile 41


An Ochre Light Drizzle chandelier by R Hughes adds to the high-drama feel of the kitchen. In the breakfast room, Precedent chairs by Sherrill Furniture surround a dining table from Room & Board. Damask Dedar wallpaper makes a comfortable space feel high end.

patterns and it was easy with the designs available now to put in new tile that could have been here since the 1930s. I used the existing cabinets and countertops, and added a backsplash and new floor to pull it into the era. I love all the arches in the house and the curved walls, so I kept those and had them finished in Venetian plaster. The fireplace is also original to the home. I took off some trim and had it painted high-gloss black. What else was important to you in redesigning this home’s style? I love beautiful fabrics, and draperies don’t get any wear, so it is a good place to use fabrics you love but wouldn’t have on upholstered pieces. In the living room and dining room, I wanted the drapes to be like a bride’s ivory wedding dress. There are small covered buttons that act as the trim. 42

Because the home had been redone five years earlier, was there anything that was difficult for you to let go? It was the hardest to tear out and replace the floor. It was a tile that went beautifully with a more French design. As nice as the tile was, the kitchen had to be changed to fit the new 1920s’ look. In addition to this home, you’ve redone two historical homes in Little Rock. What different choices did you make for this home than you have in the past? I usually use a lot more antiques, but I couldn’t use many old pieces here. The look needed to be really sharp. I did go to New York to an antique dealer who specializes in pieces from the 1920s and 1930s. I bought a pair of chairs that I use in the den and the secretary in the living room that are authentic pieces from that time.


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Design Resources Interior design E. Dale Trice, Kati Lockley, Brad Speight, Design Services of Florida, (850) 231-6842, designservicesfl.com Contractor Tim Janacek, Janacek Construction, Rogers, (479) 621-0565, janacekconstruction.com Art Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, (501) 664-0030, boswellmourot.com Cabinetry Timber Mill Wood Products Inc., Rogers, (479) 621-0049 Mirrors Cutting Edge Glass and Frame, Springdale, (479) 595-0535, nwastainedglass.com

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DANIELLE VAUGHN

OCCUPATION: Wife, mom, and Director of Professional Relations at Oral & Facial Surgery Center BEST KNOWN FOR: Co-Founder of NWA Fashion Week LIVES IN: We just purchased our first home last year. Located in west Fayetteville the home has 20-foot vaulted ceilings that provide the perfect space to display our art collection. My brother is a local artist in Fayetteville, and both my husband and I enjoy painting, so our home has become quite the gallery. MY FAVORITE PART OF MY HOUSE IS: Our dining room and my bedroom. Our dining room table is special because it’s the first piece of furniture we purchased together and I love the mid-century modern style. We always make a point to eat dinner every night as a family, which is the highlight of my day. Our bedroom is another great space where we spend a lot of time together as a family. Since we invested in a king size bed, we spend a lot of evenings piled up in the bed watching movies together. I’M MOST AT HOME: On Sundays. After church, we always have family dinner in the afternoon. My husband and I cook a great meal and enjoy time with our daughter, my brother and any friends or family who happen to show up. I grew up in a large Italian family and we always spent Sunday afternoons at my grandparents’ house, so it’s special to be able to carry on that tradition with my family and friends. Photography:Rett Peek 72

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