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AUGUST 2012 AT HOME STYLE FILES
11 Stylish Finds Family Fun 16 Design News What’s new and notable in The Natural State 19 Collections A Little Rock collector’s assortment of snow globes 23 In the Garden A multipurpose rooftop garden for a Fayetteville family
AT HOME FAMILY LIVING 28 The New Traditional Designer Tobi Fairley transforms an antique-ﬁlled house in Monticello into an accommodating family home 40 Blended Spaces Designer Kimberly Harper creates a pair of colorful rooms designed to last into teen years and beyond 44 Outside the Box A Fayetteville homeowner uses do-ityourself ideas and innovative resources to design creative spaces for her young family 48 Will in the Wild A Fort Smith couple creates a vibrant, adventurous escape for their newest addition 50 Blue Belle Soothing blues and whimsical watercolors set a sophisticated tone in a Little Rock nursery Special Section: 56 Arkansas’ Best Real Estate Companies
AT HOME OUT & ABOUT 56 On the Town Kid City: Urban styles and hip designs give kids’ fashion an edge 60 Out & About Spotlight on Fayetteville and Springdale 71 What’s in Store 72 At Home with Writer Kyran Pittman
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HAPPINESS BEGINS AT HOME!
DID YOU NOTICE THE PHRASE “Happiness begins at home” emblazoned on our cover? That concept is exactly what we’ve tried to convey with this issue, showcasing the multitude of ways that families turn their houses into nurturing, supportive, invigorating homes. Take the case of Carita and Bennie Ryburn in Monticello, who moved into a lovely, heirloom furniture-ﬁlled home handed down to them from Bennie’s grandmother. With two young daughters, Carita and Bennie’s challenge was to make a previous generation’s family home feel fresh and comfortable for a new one. Enlisting the help of designer Tobi Fairley, furnishings were curated, colors were updated and an occasional space remodeled, resulting in rooms that cherish the past yet embrace this active family’s vitality. For the families highlighted in this issue, creativity was the key to creating their own, unique spaces. We share the stories of two couples, one in Fort Smith and another in Little Rock, who used imaginative colors and creative concepts to design inviting nurseries without knowing the gender of their babies. Then there’s a young Fayetteville family that took a do-it-yourself approach and painted furniture and walls to create unique spaces for their toddlers. And another Fayetteville homeowner who decided that one spare room could serve many purposes and worked with a designer to devise a guest bedroom/ofﬁce/craft space. Highlighting the inﬂuence that creativity and design can have on our lives, individually and as a family, has been my focus since I joined At Home. It seems ﬁtting then that this Family Homes issue marks my last with the magazine, as I move to a new position with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. I’ll be involved in sharing the news of this Arkansas gem and all it has to offer as a world-class museum, continuing to promote how art, architecture, design and the creative process can enrich our days. It’s been my honor and pleasure to bring you unique stories each month from around our state, and to get to know the homeowners, design pros and resources that make it all possible. I’ve also been fortunate to work with a talented team of writers, editors, art directors, photographers and sales staff, who will continue to carry forth in sharing inspiring design stories. My thanks to all of you, as during my tenure here, you’ve helped me feel very much At Home.
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