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AT HOME WITH THE PROS 34 Built by Design In West Little Rock, a custom home with French country charm for a builder and his family 46 The Art of Refinement A Little Rock interior designer edits and mixes collections to create an eclectically elegant home
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FINE JEWELERS OPENS IN WEST LITTLE ROCK Walls of windows invite shoppers into the open and airy new Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers shop in The Promenade at Chenal, a second location for the Little Rock-based business. The elegant interiors are matched with exclusive selections from noted jewelry designers, including Chad Allison, Penny Preville and Stephen Webster. At this true one-stopshop, on-site jewelers can perform repairs while customers peruse the offerings or stroll through The Promenade. 17717 Chenal Pkwy., Ste. 103, (501) 312-7477, kennethedwards.net
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Walk through the front door of designer Lorie Miller’s new shops in the Heights neighborhood, and discover European-inspired spaces showcasing clothing, accessories, furniture and more. At Krumphet Buttons, the latest looks in children’s clothing, including lines from London, France and Spain, mingle with unique furnishings as well as candles, lotions, bath goods and more. Step through the French doors into Le Jardin Antiquities, and peruse booths from ﬁne antiques vendors around the state, including local favorites Providence Ltd. Interior Design and Pﬂugrad’s Antiques. 5024 Club Rd., (501) 603-0010
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A miniature silver collection marks the memories that deﬁne a Fayetteville antique dealer’s life By Paulette Pearson
Each piece in Renee Hunt’s miniature silver collection is a reminder of an important moment or person in her life. As owner of French Metro Antiques in Fayetteville, Hunt lovingly describes the story behind each one. Some were passed down, others she found abroad, but one thing remains certain: they all have meaning. “I believe antiques come into someone’s life for a reason,” Hunt says. “They have a purpose, and then they move on.” Her ﬁrst was a petit point perfume bottle with a crystal stopper, paired with a tiny silver funnel. It was a gift from Hunt’s husband, Terry, when they were newlyweds. “That it’s still here, that someone so carefully loved it,” she says, “is amazing.” Years later, after having four children, Hunt would add an Art Nouveau baby pin to her collection as well. “It caught the mother side of me,” she explains. The large monogrammed cigarette case was a gift from Hunt’s mother, Luci, to her father, Rennie, before he left for World War II. They were high school sweethearts, and shortly thereafter he was shipped to Europe for two years. He would return, and they would be married for 57 years. Renee recently inherited the case from her mother.
Then there’s a book with photos illustrating the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux, which Hunt purchased in homage to her sister, Therese. And a plaque with a young girl praying will, one day, go to Hunt’s daughter, Camille. “I want to have a box made for her, inlaid with the plaque,” she says. Another touching example is a cylindrical box once used to hold holy water. Hunt happened to be overseas during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. “It was such a strange time, because we were so far away from our family and our country,” she remembers. She discovered it while wandering through a French street market. “It gave me spiritual strength,” she says. Much of the silver ﬁts into Hunt’s daily routine, including a magnifying glass with lyre handle, and small case where she keeps her sewing needles. On special occasions, Hunt carries a 1920s mesh bag that once belonged to her aunt, and her silver compacts, one of which still contains the original powder puff, can be worn on a chain as a necklace. One of Hunt’s favorite pieces is an elegant caviar scoop with black handle, circa 1850, while one of the most unique is a slotted absinthe spoon. “There are people who collect nothing but these spoons,” Hunt notes. “It’s the only one I’ve ever found in 12 years.” Another rare ﬁnd, a miniature Louis XV chest, has a cleverly disguised function—its drawer opens and the top lifts to reveal a surface designed for striking a match. “That’s the signature of the French,” Hunt explains. “If we have to have function in our lives, why not make it beautiful?”
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Elise accent chair. Bassett Home Furnishings, locations statewide
Donovan sofa by Robin Bruce. De Madera Trading Company, Hot Springs; Swank, Jonesboro; Cleo’s Furniture, Mertinsdyke Home, Little Rock
Jonesboro; Bear-Hill Interiors, Cobblestone & Vine, Mertinsdyke Home, Little Rock
Vanucci Eclectics Striking Elements desk by Theodore Alexander. Dean’s Furniture, Alma; Brashears, Berryville, Springdale; Pollard’s, Jonesboro
Marcourt banquette by Bernhardt Interiors. Arkansas
Collector’s Classics Zachary end tables by Ethan Allen. Ethan Allen, Little Rock
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Uday wine cabinet. I.O. Metro, locations statewide
Danielle accent chair. Ashley Furniture HomeStore, locations statewide
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When Bill Parkinson of Parkinson Building Group and his wife, Jessica, built their new family home, adding timeless details, such as arched windows, doors and hallways, was a priority. A slurry coating was applied to the exterior to give the new brick an antiquated appearance. In the foyer, built-in shelving, an ornamental ironwork banister and antique lighting carry through the custom details. A painting of a Parkinson ancestor ďŹ‚anks the staircase.
Features such as exposed beams and brick stairs set the tone for the home’s country estate style. Designer Mona Thompson of Providence Ltd. Interior Design worked with the Parkinsons to meld the interiors with the style of the architecture. In the dining room, she blended the Parkinsons’ table and chairs with a pair of custom skirted benches covered in Pindler & Pindler fabric, and brought in an antique mirror, sconces, crests and lantern. Walls and trim throughout the house are painted Benjamin Moore’s Sparkling Wine and Lady Finger, respectively. The rug is from Martinous Oriental Rug Co., Inc. 36
Crossbeam windowpanes, a custom concrete mantle plus stained and scored concrete ďŹ‚oors add substance to the living area. A pair of wooden chairs from Marshall Clements mixes with a side table and ottoman from Providence Ltd. Interior Design. The sofa is from Bassett Home Furnishings, upholstered chairs are from Hanks & More Fine Furniture, the bookcase is from I.O. Metro and the armoire (which discreetly holds a television) is from Cobblestone & Vine. In the breakfast room (above right), the chandelier is from Providence Ltd. Interior Design and an I.O. Metro table blends with heirloom chairs.
At Home in Arkansas: You’ve been building custom homes for others since 1999. What did you envision for your own home?
Bill Parkinson of Parkinson Building Group: I’ve learned a lot from my clients’ builds, and since all of our homes are custom, I’ve been fortunate to see a variety of styles and executions, which helps when planning your own place. You get an idea of what works and what styles you can see yourself living with for a long time. AHIA: Did you have a speciﬁc ﬂoor plan or layout in mind? BP: This is the ﬁfth house that my wife, Jessica, and I have built, so we brought some ideas and lessons from our past experiences. We actually used a modiﬁed version of our last home’s ﬂoor plan as a starting point. We also opted to get rid of the formal living room and create larger, more casual rooms. In our previous homes, we put a lot of emphasis on features for resale, but this time we wanted to add a few unconventional things, like built-in shelving and exposed brick, which are really a part of our style. AHIA: You and Jessica have three children, so even though you put your own spin on the house, it also had to be practical. BP: Yes, we deﬁnitely wanted it to have a somewhat casual feel where the entire family could enjoy being together. Our extended family also likes to hang out here, so we wanted to make sure it was a place where everyone could relax. Making the rooms larger and creating a ﬂoor plan that ﬂows really allows everyone to enjoy being together, whether someone is cooking in the kitchen or relaxing in the den. AHIA: You mentioned a few unconventional features throughout your new home. What inspired these elements? BP: Some of the inspiration came from clients who incorporated similar elements like exposed beams and brick in their homes, and a lot of it came from houses we visited in both Dallas and Memphis that were built in a similar style—many with curved archways. My wife is also a big fan of designer Betty Lou Phillips and reads her books. We were fortunate to work with our own talented designer, Mona Thompson, to emphasize the architectural features with décor that’s in the same style. Whether you have a vision for a space or not, I’d deﬁnitely recommend working with a designer who can help you achieve a uniﬁed look with the home’s architecture. AHIA: As to architectural features, the large windows throughout the house are eye catching. BP: Our subdivision, Water View Estates, is located along a ridge in West Little Rock with amazing views. We installed large crossbeam windows in almost every room to take advantage of this. From the master bedroom, you can see 40
part of the Arkansas River. I love that each season brings a new view. In the summer, we are tucked in with lots of green foliage, but by the end of fall, we have a new view of the river and its landscape. AHIA: With that great view, you must spend a lot of your time outdoors. BP: We do. In fact, our back patio is everyone’s favorite place to be. There’s a lawn for the kids to play and we added ceilings fans, a ﬁreplace and lots of comfortable chairs so we can enjoy it almost any day of the year. It also has a pretty great view, which you see immediately when you enter the foyer and look through the living room’s back windows. AHIA: Anything you would do differently in your next house? BP: If I could change one thing about the house, I’d make our outdoor area larger simply because we all enjoy it so much. Other than that, it’s a perfect house for us.
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While planning the home’s layout, Parkinson carefully considered different vantage points throughout the home and incorporated arched doorways to draw the eye to focal areas. Custom details including cabinetry and a range hood hand glazed by Angelﬁsh Studios, vintage shutters, iron brackets, antique corbels and a brick backsplash give the efﬁcient kitchen an Old World feel. Jessica and son, Witt, ready snacks for the family to share.
“When you’re building a house, think about your next stage of life in addition to where you are now. If you can envision your life ﬁve or six years down the road and make common spaces have multiple functions, you’ll thank yourself later.” – Bill Parkinson
Bill joins his daughter, Caroline, son, Thomas, and the family’s dog, Daisy, on the back porch, where the rolling hills of West Little Rock are a picturesque backdrop for the family’s comfortable outdoor space. Thanks to ceiling fans and a ﬁreplace, they are able to spend time outdoors almost year-round. Pottery Barn furnishings mix with a custom coffee table and skirted ottomans, as well as antique ornamental ironwork and accessories from Providence Ltd. Interior Design.
In the master bedroom, an upholstered headboard and window treatments are from Mountjoy’s Custom Draperies, and the coverlet is from Bear-Hill Interiors. Thompson converted a French table into two bedside tables sporting skirts, and topped them with lamps from Cobblestone & Vine. The bathroom features an open walk-through shower and travertine ﬂoors, walls and counter top. Final touches for Old World effect include cabinetry glazed by Angelﬁsh Studios and antique light ﬁxtures and art from Providence Ltd. Interior Design.
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Designer Scott Paterek of Massimo enters the Georgian Revival home he shares with his partner, Jon Norcross. The duo accented the foyer’s formal marble ﬂoors and white paneled walls with an antique French burl wood table from Sweet Home Furnishings, a pair of family heirloom chairs, estate sale barometers and art, and a Pottery Barn light ﬁxture. A bench from Massimo surrounded by antique Neoclassical prints and a statue from Marshall Clements ﬂanks the staircase, which sports a collection of industrial artifacts and paintings by Missouri artist Mark Koch.
A master at mixing styles, Paterek paired a former conference table from LaHarpe’s Ofﬁce Furniture with modern wingback and Chinese Chippendale chairs from Massimo. Jon’s painting, “Roots,” hangs above an estate sale chest topped with family heirloom silver. A painting by Arkansas artist Jeff Horton hangs on an adjacent wall. 48
At Home in Arkansas: Last time At Home visited, you were living in a 1950s contemporary home, and here we ﬁnd you in a Georgian Revival residence. What inspired the design shift?
Scott Paterek of Massimo: This house. I’ve lived in a lot of different types of homes, and I’m not after a particular style—it just needs to be a good example of that style. Even though this home is totally different than my contemporary place, its symmetry and clean lines really grabbed my attention. AHIA: As a design pro, is there advice you give your clients that you made sure to put into practice at your own place? SP: I tell clients to shop around and not be afraid to mix it up. Just because you’re contemporary or traditional, don’t be afraid to mix in another style. I think that’s the secret to this house. It’s very traditional, and certainly many of the furnishings have traditional elements, but we tried to give it a twist, to tweak it and make it our own. AHIA: You kept most of the walls neutral. Did this help with decorating decisions? SP: That’s a personal preference. Some of it was the style of the house; I thought the classic styling lent itself to light neutrals. Because my partner and I collect different kinds of art with a lot of color, we lean toward a neutral palette. AHIA: The wall paneling in the den adds an interesting layer of architectural detail to the space. SP: The paneling was here when we bought the house, and it certainly attracted me to it. I love the detail, and while we didn’t add it here, it’s just the sort of thing we try to use at clients’ homes if a space is very plain. We try to beef up the details a bit. AHIA: The ﬂoor in the foyer is eyecatching as well. SP: We love this black geometric inset pattern on the ﬂoor, so we painted the staircase banister black. The strong hits of black punctuate the light ﬂoor and walls and add contrast. AHIA: The art and artifacts are arranged beautifully along the staircase. SP: This collection has been growing for more than 10 years. In one house, the art portion was collected in one room and the objects were in another room. When we moved here, I wanted to mix it up and add some dimension because it’s such a large, blank wall. I began by placing everything on the ﬂoor to get a general feel of what related to what. It’s really a matter of mixing your horizontals and verticals and ﬁlling in from there.
AHIA: What role does lighting play in your home? SP: I don’t try to brightly light every room, but rather to add just enough light to be comfortable. Since it’s an older home, we don’t have much recessed lighting, so we use several lamps with different types of shades. The den is fairly dark with the paneling, so we used six lamps, two hanging ﬁxtures and ﬁve recessed cans. If you use all of that on dimmers, it really gives a nice feeling. AHIA: You have so many wonderful accessories. SP: I enjoy the collections, but my partner is the true collector. I love textiles and furniture, but by the time I’ve shopped for clients all week, I’m not as prone to run out and hunt for certain objects. It’s been a very interesting collaboration, a reformed minimalist and a collector putting a house together. AHIA: There seems to be a good balance between form and function. SP: That can be a tough combination. Our friends have said that the house looks put together, yet they’re not afraid to sit down. And I think that’s because of the way things have been collected and purchased. It’s obvious we didn’t just go to a retail outlet and begin buying color-coordinated accessories. These are estate sale and ﬂea market ﬁnds, and items from our travels—all of those things give it a personal element, which is so important. It’s giving it your own signature, whatever that might be. Design Resources Interior design Massimo, Little Rock Art Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock Bedding Vesta’s, Little Rock Draperies Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock Framing Hillcrest Gallery, Little Rock Furnishings, accessories LaHarpe Ofﬁce Furniture, Marshall Clements, Massimo, Rock Paper Scissors, Sweet Home Furnishings, Little Rock; Paul Michael Company, Lake Village Hardwood ﬂoor, rugs Arnold’s Flooring America, Little Rock Lamps Lamp Shades, Etc., Little Rock Paint Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide Rug-bedroom Hadidi Oriental Rug Comapany, Little Rock
A sculptural chandelier from Currey & Company mingles with lamps Paterek designed and Lamp Shades, Etc. created and a mirror from Marshall Clements. Chinoiserie elements contrast with modern and include Thibaut fabric on the side chairs and prints framed by Hillcrest Gallery. The rug is from Arnoldâ€™s Flooring America.
Clockwise from above: In the living room, art found at a ﬂea market in New York enlivens walls painted Sherwin-Williams’ Windsor Griege; chairs from Massimo are covered in Highland Court fabric and paired with a chinoiserie table from Marshall Clements; round mirrors from Paul Michael Company mix with collected artifacts. On the opposite side of the room, a coffee table and sofa are from Massimo. A painting from Haiti mingles with a Philippe Starck for Kartell lamp with a custom shade and a glass sculpture by Kyle Boswell of Boswell Mourot Fine Art. Collections create an intriguing bar. Coral and pottery contrast with one of Jon’s contemporary paintings.
The den sports original late 1950s wood paneling, which Paterek enhanced with neutral furnishings, geometric patterns and unusual accessories. Furnishings are from Massimo, light ďŹ xtures are Visual Comfort and draperies are by Cynthia East Fabrics. An abstract painting in shades of green is a family heirloom. The wooden deer head is from Rock Paper Scissors; nearby, a Lisa Renz painting is from Boswell Mourot Fine Art.
In the master bedroom, a Vanguard Furniture bed is topped with linens from Vestaâ€™s. An antique desk holds favorite collections and is paired with a bench from Massimo and a printed cowhide rug from Hadidi Oriental Rug Company. Bedside lamps from Hobby Lobby, which Paterek allowed to oxidize, exemplify his philosophy of mixing styles and provenance. The walls are covered in Sherwin-Williamsâ€™ Windsor Griege. 57
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Bear-Hill Interiors, Little Rock Beth Davis Interiors, Searcy Debi Davis Interiors, Little Rock House to Home, Hot Springs Lindsey Binz Home, Little Rock Red Chaise Designs, Conway Sandy Sutton’s Interior Spaces, LLC, Hot Springs Statements Interior Design, Hot Springs Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Little Rock Providence Ltd. Interior Design, Little Rock Vivid Designs, Little Rock Cast your vote for other Arkansas’ Best professionals at www.athomearkansas.com/arkansasbest a special at home in arkansas promotion
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TOBI FAIRLEY INTERIOR DESIGN A nationally published and recognized designer with a ďŹ‚air for large-scale prints and classic style emphasizes beauty and function in her widely coveted designs
Tobi Fairley Interior Design TRADEMARKS: Tobi Fairley has a signature look that is fresh and simple, combining colorful, large-scale prints with classic furniture styles for a beautiful and functional result. HISTORY: Tobi Fairley Interior Design is a luxury residential interior design firm that has been serving clients in Arkansas and nationally, from Charleston, SC, to Los Angeles, CA, since 1999. Tobiâ€™s work has been published regionally and nationally by prestigious design magazines, gracing the March 2010 cover of House Beautiful, in addition to features in Southern Living, Traditional Home and At Home in Arkansas. Tobi was selected by Traditional Home magazine as one of the Top 20 Young Designers in America in 2009. Tobiâ€™s popular blog is read in more than 111 countries world-wide and her Design Camps and InBox Interiors online design service, which both cater to do-it-yourselfers, have been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home and Southern Living magazines. DESIGN ADVICE: â€œA home should be as functional as it is beautiful, so paying careful attention to the architectural detailing, the flow of space, and the furniture layout prior to selecting the dĂŠcor can be the determining factor in whether a design is a success.â€? Tobi Fairley Interior Design 2ANCH $R 3TE s ,ITTLE 2OCK s (501) 868-9882 www.tobifairley.com s WWWTOBIFAIRLEYCOMBLOG
LINDSEY BINZ HOME A passion for interiors encourages a seasoned designer to add real estate services to her portfolio as well NAME:
Lindsey Binz Home Company OWNER: Lindsey Binz Lindsey Binz is an experienced interior designer and Real Estate Broker. HISTORY: A decade after earning her degree in interior design, Binz is a seasoned professional whose passion for home design encouraged her to become involved in real estate in 2006. In addition to assisting clients who are buying and selling homes, Binz offers a full service design company. DESIGN ADVICE: Stay true to who you are when buying or designing your home. Make it personal yet livable. TRADEMARKS:
Lindsey Binz Home (501) 350-6811 www.lindseybinzhome.com
A lifelong passion for design becomes a full-ďŹ‚edged furniture and accessories store that caters to any style, from contemporary to French Country NAME: Vivid Designs OWNER: Amber Herring-Doggett TRADEMARKS: At Vivid Designs, we believe that the gift of seeing an individual clientâ€™s styleâ€”whether contemporary, transitional or, our personal favorite, French Countryâ€”helps us give each client a personalized look. It brings us joy to stay up-to-date with the current trends and search for that unique piece that will add character to each individualâ€™s home. HISTORY: Growing up in the furniture business that her grandfather began in 1943, Amber continued to pursue her passion for design through studies at the University of Central Arkansas, in addition to working in furniture stores throughout the state. Amberâ€™s most treasured experience is the opening of her store in 2002, when she began to showcase what she believed in: loyalty, customer service and a goal of reflecting clients hearts in their home. DESIGN ADVICE: Use your space to its fullest potential by incorporating different shapes into each room for a warming effect. Also, try using various textures to comfort the eye. Each and every client is different, and your personality always reflects your home. Vivid Designs Pleasant Ridge Town Center #ANTRELL 2D s ,ITTLE 2OCK s s WWWVIVIDDESIGNSFURNITURECOM
DEBI DAVIS INTERIOR DESIGN An interior designer with a wide-ranging repertoire personalizes each project to suit her clientsâ€™ lifestyles NAME:
Debi Davis Interior Design OWNER: Debi Davis TRADEWeâ€™re known for taking an individualized approach to each project. Rather than a signature style, we work in a broad range depending on our clientsâ€™ preferencesâ€”from transitional modern to Tuscan to Old World. One element that unifies most of our design work is our preference for a soft, timeless color palette. HISTORY: My business has been based in Little Rock for 20 years, and we now work on design projects throughout the United States. DESIGN ADVICE: Decide how you want your house to function for you and your family and use that as the basis for your design decisions. As a result, your choices will be well suited to your lifestyle. DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2012: Less is more, and fewer but more beautiful accessories are being used. Weâ€™re also seeing softer color palettes like cream and gold, with a pop of color added through art and accessories that can be easily changed. Weâ€™re known for timeless dĂŠcor and give clients a color palette theyâ€™ll enjoy for years. Sophisticated colors are timeless and add value. MARKS:
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STATEMENTS INTERIOR DESIGN GROUP, INC. An award-winning design group with AutoCAD capabilities assists clients in Arkansas and beyond NAME:
Statements Interior Design Group, Inc. OWNERS: Julie Nichols and Ashley Campbell TRADEMARKS: Julie and Ashley apply their talents to new construction homes, businesses and remodels, for clients statewide and beyond. They also support charities, including the Hot Springs Heart Ball, Boy Scouts of America and First Baptist Church Womenâ€™s Ministry, in addition to co-chairing the 2008 Designers Vision House, which coordinated volunteer efforts to build and furnish a dream home in an upscale Hot Springs neighborhood. Recently earning the 2011 Sentinel Record Readerâ€™s Choice Award for â€œBest Interior Design Firm,â€? Statements was also honored as a top 10 design pro by At Home in Arkansas readers. HISTORY: A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Julie has assisted clients with residential and commercial projects for more than 38 years. Ashley, an interior design graduate of University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, joined Statements eight years ago, and her expertise with AutoCAD technical drawings is invaluable. DESIGN ADVICE: Consulting an interior designer for any remodel or new construction is a proven asset, to avoid costly mistakes, manage the project, project budget and time frame, etc.. The end result should be a satisďŹ ed client who enthusiastically recommends working with Statements to family and friends.
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BEAR-HILL INTERIORS A celebrated design ďŹ rm with a widely dedicated following wins over clients with a refreshing approach to traditional interior design COMPANY NAME:
Bear-Hill Interiors OWNERS: Brett Pitts and Kevin Walsh TRADEMARKS: Bear-Hill Interiors takes a fresh approach to traditional interior design, turning out beautifully ďŹ nished spaces time and again by incorporating classic forms and a timeless sensibility, a neutral color palette with a punch of color, and glamorous yet comfortable style. HISTORY: Bear-Hill Interiors opened its design studio and furniture showroom in December 2000, and has since built its clientele to include projects not only in Arkansas but also around the country. Widely sought for its fresh aesthetic and glamorous accents, Bear-Hill has been widely published in design magazines and also on highly inďŹ‚uential design blogs. DESIGN ADVICE: Hire an interior designer, ask lots of questions and get involved in the design process. This will help assure you achieve a ďŹ nished product that reďŹ‚ects your personality.
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SANDY SUTTONâ€™S INTERIOR SPACES, LLC A seasoned designer with more than 25 years experience emphasizes the client-designer relationship, promising a beautiful space where you can relax, unwind and entertain NAME: Sandy Suttonâ€™s Interior Spaces, LLC OWNER: Sandy Sutton HISTORY: With more than 25 years experience in the interior design business, Sutton is an allied member of ASID and has garnered numerous awards. Whether residential or commercial, big or small, Sutton enjoys projects that promise the opportunity for artistic expression. DESIGN ADVICE: Be true to yourself. You donâ€™t want your home to reďŹ‚ect your neighbor or friendâ€™s tastes. Let them try to imitate you! Also, seek good advice before purchasing, and if you are buying pieces for the long term, then buy the best quality that you can afford. Always concentrate on buying American-made products; there are many great, quality furnishings that are made right here in the United States.
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RED CHAISE DESIGNS An energetic designer creates gorgeously functional spaces with a focus on client satisfaction COMPANY NAME: Red Chaise Designs OWNER: Helen Lockhart TRADEMARKS: Red Chase Designs is a full-service interior design ďŹ rm striving to ensure that every clientâ€™s space is uniquely their own, reďŹ‚ecting their life and how they live it. Whether the client is building or renovating, Red Chaise works to understand the complexities of their life, incorporating that into a cohesive and beautifully functional design. HISTORY: Lockhart has been in the design industry for more than a decade. Working with a nationally recognized designer and at the trendsetting Indianapolis Museum of Art in her hometown, Lockhart gained the experience needed to begin her own business upon relocating to Conway two years ago. She has participated in three designer showhouses, writes a monthly article for a local magazine, and was recently voted a Top 10 Kitchen and Bath Professional by the readers of At Home in Arkansas. DESIGN ADVICE: Take time to make a design plan for your space, then purchase for that plan as time and ďŹ nances allow, resulting in a cohesive design that complements your home. Donâ€™t hesitate to hire a designer; the expense at the beginning is well worth it when you see the ďŹ nished space. Red Chaise Deisgns 0/ "OX s #ONWAY s WWWREDCHAISECOM s HELEN REDCHAISECOM
HOUSE TO HOME A versatile designer tailors her work to clients, offering examples of her style and aesthetic with a retail location in Hot Springs COMPANY NAME:
House to Home OWNER: Jennifer Huett Huett gathers inspiration from various mediums, including nature, fashion, pop culture and history. Her talent for melding together various stylesâ€”from contemporary chic to French Countryâ€”into new and unique design concepts sets her apart. HISTORY: Huett holds degrees in interior design and education, and now shares her love of design with clients through her interior design services and retail offerings, including furnishings and gifts, at House to Home. DESIGN ADVICE: Huett asks each homeowner a simple question: â€œHow do you want your home to work for you?â€? Resolving clientsâ€™ widely varied dĂŠcor dilemmas requires keeping these answers and individual tastes in mind. Let Huett assist you in planning and implementing your projects. TRADEMARKS:
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Up the fashion quotient in your fall ensembles with a hand selected assortment of jewelry and accents in the season’s favorite shades.18-karat gold Grand Cushion pendant with 1.72 total carat diamond weight on 18-karat two-tone twisted handmade necklace. Newton’s Jewelers, Fort Smith; 10-carat cognac topaz dinner ring framed with 32 brilliant diamonds in 14-karat yellow gold. Lauray’s The Diamond Center, Hot Springs; Trish McEvoy Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes and Marc Jacobs handbag. B. Barnett, Little Rock; Chanel gloss in Sexy Petal. Dillard’s, locations statewide; Essie nail polish in Carry On. Glo Limited, Little Rock
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From Goldman Kolber Caerleon Collection: Oval cut blue topaz Hemera ring with .30 total carat diamond weight, and lariat style mesh necklace with blue topaz and diamond interchangeable bezel, both in sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold. Murphy-Pitard Jewelers, El Dorado From Bellarri: Sterling and 18-karat rose gold necklace with .63 total carat diamond weight, 10 carats of blue topaz and 7.85 carats of multi-color stones on 14-karat rose gold chain, and 18-karat rose gold earrings with diamonds, topaz and multi-color stones. Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock One-of-a-kind bracelet with nine precious gemstones framed in 3.59 carats of brilliant cut diamonds in platinum, silver and gold, and ring with 10-carat oval cabochon cut turquoise stone framed in .5 carats of brilliant cut diamonds in 14-karat white gold. Laurayâ€™s The Diamond Center, Hot Springs
AMETHYST ACCENTS From Pianegonda: Trait D’Union long sterling silver circle necklace, and Pure Nature long strand amethyst earrings. Romance Diamond Co. Jewelers, Fayetteville From Gurhan: Pink sapphire and iolite necklace and earrings set in 24-karat yellow gold. Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
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From Denoir: 18-karat yellow gold ring and earrings with smoky and rutilated quartz. Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers, Little Rock 18-karat yellow gold bracelet with 11.50 carats of citrine, and 18-karat yellow gold ring with 3.52 carats of yellow sapphires and .36 carats of diamonds. Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart One-of-a-kind 18-karat two-tone necklace with 16.31-carat Scapolite and 1.74 total carat diamond weight on 18-karat two-tone twisted handmade necklace. Newtonâ€™s Jewelers, Fort Smith From Tacori: Sterling silver and 18-karat clear quartz over green onyx briolette station necklace with 44.95 total carat weight, and 9.60 carat clear quartz over green onyx French hook earrings. Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
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ROBERSONâ€™S FINE JEWELRY A leader on the jewelry scene for three decades emphasizes customer service and stays current with fashion-forward designer names and exclusive lines COMPANY NAME:
Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry OWNERS: Steve and Trish Roberson TRADEMARKS: Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry is renowned for housing top designers in the fashion industry. In addition to lines such as Armenta, John Hardy, Roberto Coin, as well as Breitling time pieces, Robersonâ€™s is the exclusive Little Rock dealer of Hearts on Fire diamonds and diamond jewelry. HISTORY: Owner Steve Roberson founded Robersonâ€™s as American Gold and Silver in 1979, and, in 1981, decided to venture into the jewelry business, opening as Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry at its former location in the Heights in Little Rock. In 2009, Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry relocated to the bustling Pleasant Ridge Town Center in West Little Rock, and his wife and co-owner, Trish, joined the business full time, pulled together her dream team and transformed Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry into the fashion forward, brand conscious jewelry store it is today. JEWELRY TRENDS FOR 2012: Favorite upcoming trends include layered bold gold necklaces, large retro-inspired rings and leather bracelets. Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry #ANTRELL 2D 3TE s ,ITTLE 2OCK s (501) 664-9000 WWWROBERSONSFINEJEWELRYCOM www.athomearkansas.com 71
CECILâ€™S FINE JEWELRY A sincere love for the jewelry industry gained Cecilâ€™s a reputation as a top jewelry store for quality, satisfaction and one-of-a-kind designs COMPANY NAME:
Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry OWNER: Becky Whelan â€œYour jeweler for life.â€? Focused on quality and satisfaction, Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry is a family-owned, fashionforward business with a self-purchasing point of view that wants customers to enjoy time spent in the store, with a large portion of business gained through referrals. Ivanka Trump, Simon G, Bellarri, A. Jaffe, Memoire, Furrer-Jacot and Rhonda Faber Green are just a few of the lines offered. HISTORY: For owner Becky Whelan, what began as a part time job at Cecilâ€™s developed into a full-ďŹ‚edged love affair with the jewelry industry. When she purchased the jewelry store eight years ago, Whelan garnered her business background and interior design experience to maintain the ďŹ ne reputation of the 35-year-old company. Today, along with her two daughters, Whelan is able to give Cecilâ€™s an up close and personal touch that few stores can offer. JEWELRY TRENDS FOR 2012: Bridal, as usual, is all over the board, but black is back with fashion jewelry. Coupled with diamonds or rich yellow gold, black always makes a statement. Black gold, enamel, onyx, pearls and diamonds are equally fabulous. TRADEMARKS:
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MURPHY-PITARD JEWELERS A renowned jeweler with decades of experience handselects diamonds from around the world COMPANY NAME: Murphy-Pitard Jewelers OWNERS: Toddy and
Amanda Pitard. Toddy began working for what was then Murphyâ€™s Jewelers in El Dorado in 1981. He learned the company from the ground up, training under a master jeweler and graduating from Trenton Jewelry School. In 2000, he purchased the store, changed the name to Murphy-Pitard Jewelers, and has guided the store through triple volume growth in the past decade. TRADEMARKS: â€œBecause ďŹ ne jewelry is for life.â€? HISTORY: In 2004, Murphy-Pitard Jewelers joined the elite International Jewelers Organization united for education and buying power. Through IJO, Murphy-Pitard began traveling overseas to buy diamonds directly from diamond cutters in Antwerp, Belgium, and Tel Aviv, Israel. As overseas relationships developed, Murphy-Pitard emerged as a diamond center, specializing in diamonds of all shapes, sizes and colors, some not readily available in the states. In the three years since ďŹ rst traveling to Antwerp, Murphy-Pitard has sold several million dollars worth of the worldâ€™s most beautiful diamonds, including a rare vivid blue diamond worth $1.2 million and a set of four matched vivid pink diamonds worth $600,000. If collectors of rare gems trust Murphy-Pitard, shouldnâ€™t you? JEWELRY TRENDS FOR 2012: Investors are making gold and gemstones part of their ďŹ nancial portfolios. Whether proposing, upgrading, or collecting investment grade diamonds, Murphy-Pitard is your source for diamonds handselected in Europe and offered at a savings of up to 35 percent. -URPHY 0ITARD *EWELERS . *EFFERSON !VE s %L $ORADO s s WWWMURPHY PITARDCOM 72
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SISSYâ€™S LOG CABIN A legendary jewelry company specializing in Rolex watches, diamonds and diamond fashion continues to expand after 40 years
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Sissyâ€™s Log Cabin OWNERS: Sissy and Murphy Jones, Bill and Sharri Jones TRADEMARKS: In addition to our motto, â€œLifeâ€™s too short for ordinary jewelry,â€? Sissyâ€™s is known for Rolex watches, diamonds, diamond fashion, and as one of the nationâ€™s foremost authorities on estate jewelry. HISTORY: Sissyâ€™s Log Cabinâ€™s humble beginnings date back to 1970, when founder Sissy Jones opened Sissyâ€™s Log Cabin in Pine Bluff, appraising and selling antiques. As word spread, Sissy shifted her focus from antiques to jewelry. Today, more than 40 years later, the award winning, family-owned and operated business continues to provide Arkansas with exceptional fine jewelry and customer service, including the largest selection of loose diamonds and mountings in the South. Along with friends and family, including her son, Bill, who is president of the business, Sissyâ€™s creates a memorable experience for each customer. â€œOur customers are our friends,â€? Bill says. â€œ Our team is here to entertain and provide an incredible experience. We want them to leave our store with a smile.â€? The companyâ€™s three locationsâ€”the original in Pine Bluff, the second in Little Rockâ€™s Heights neighborhood, and the newest, in Jonesboro, set to open in the spring of 2012â€”are each filled with diamond engagement and wedding rings, estate jewelry, fine gifts and antiques. Sissyâ€™s Log Cabin carries many fine jewelry lines such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Lagos, Mikimoto, Pandora and more. JEWELRY TRENDS FOR 2012: Sissyâ€™s expects growing demand for larger diamonds, in the three to five carat range, as well as white gold and the return of rose gold, in addition to the continued popularity of estate pieces, says Little Rock store manager, Jason Richard. Sissyâ€™s Log Cabin #AMDEN 2D s 0INE "LUFF s s . 'RANT 3T s ,ITTLE 2OCK s s www.sissyslogcabin.com
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DESIGN IN THE DELTA At Home in Arkansas gets a local account of where to shop, eat and stay in Helena
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At Home recently caught up with native Helenian Cathy Campbell, who, along with friend Bennett Sanders, co-owns the widely heralded Helena shop, Handworks (227 Cherry St., 870-338-4340, www.handworkshelena.com). Located in a historic building downtown, complete with high ceilings and exposed brick walls, Handworks offers a well-edited selection of handmade pottery (including Etta B Pottery, Three E Designs and Peter’s Pottery), glassware, jewelry, original art and more. A testament to the store’s welcoming atmosphere, we could have plopped down on the comfy sofas and gazed at the unique wares all day. As we followed Campbell to her favorite hotspots, it became quickly apparent just how much she loves the community where she works and lives.
WHERE TO SHOP The HANDWORKS duo, Campbell and Sanders, also opened CITY LIMITLESS (229 Cherry St., 870816-5891, www.city-limitless.com). Located next to Handworks, it’s full of architectural antiques and eccentricities for the home. COAL HOUSE SHOPS 430 Ohio St. (870) 338-4330 A building constructed in 1892, which was once Helena’s primary source of heating coal, now offers homemade foods, antiques and handsewn gifts by owner Shirley Cleek.
COTTON & KUDZU MALL 413 Cherry St. (870) 338-8339 A leisurely stroll leads to booth after booth of everything from antiques and art to small gifts and even local foods. Campbell makes a beeline to the HAUTE PARÉ space (www.hautepare. com), containing delicately beautiful, French hand-sewn baby clothing by Maureen Jones. Down the way, BILLY’S BRIC-A-BRAC is another of Campbell’s favorites, offering fun collectibles with a retro vibe.
IMAGINE THAT DESIGN 302 Cherry St., Ste. 313 (870) 338-6500 For interior design services, Campbell turns to Mary Ann Hollowell, whose shop is located down the street from Handworks. Furnishings and accessories are displayed in a homelike setting that reﬂects the designer’s traditional with a twist aesthetic— think fun fabrics on classically shaped chairs.
ART WALK: November 12th Will Staley and Terrance Clark of the non-proﬁt design ﬁrm, Thrive, organized Helena Second Saturdays to showcase Delta culture and local arts. Join artists including Misti Staley (firstname.lastname@example.org), whom Campbell recommends for revamping furniture, as they showcase their talents at the Art Walk downtown on November 12. Handworks
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WHERE TO EAT BLUES BAYOU RESTAURANT & BLUES CLUB 115 Cherry St. (870) 338-8839 Campbell’s favorite hamburger place brings in local, regional and touring blues acts.
WEST HELENA FISH MARKET 101 Plaza Ave. (870) 572-5513 A local favorite, this ﬁsh market specializes in catering shrimp, frog legs, fresh ﬁsh and alligator—with all the ﬁxin’s.
BURGER SHACK 372 N. Sebastian St. (870) 572-2271 In addition to burgers, fries and soft-serve ice cream, it’s famous for soft drinks. Campbell’s favorite? The chipped cherry vanilla Diet Coke.
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THE CORNER MARKET 345 S. 7th St. (870) 572-4355 Located in a neighborhood grocery store and serving every deli sandwich imaginable—turkey, pastrami, roast beef, ham and much more. EL RIO LINDO 101 Missouri St. (870) 753-9466 “Great chicken soup, guac, cheese dip, salsa and chips,” says Campbell. 76
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EDWARDIAN INN 317 Biscoe St. (870) 338-9155 www.edwardianinn.com This stately historic home turned bed-and-breakfast overlooks the city. “It’s absolutely beautiful,” Campbell says. “Lynn and Dana Chadwick are the owners and will give you a true taste of Southern hospitality.” Design aﬁcionados will love the expansive front porch, transoms, original mantles and quarter-sawn oak paneling used throughout.
DELTA GYPSY 509 Cherry St., (870) 753-9403 Detour to this darling gift boutique, helmed by Sam Elardo and Gloria Higginbotham and renowned for its one-of-a-kind Patience Brewster ornaments and gifts. Down the street, Elardo’s Gracious Living Antiques (306 Cherry St.; 870-7539420) features gorgeous artifacts and antiques in a New Orleans-style setting. SOMETHING SPECIAL 610 Oakland Ave. (870) 338-7277 Stop here for James Hayes Art Glass, Seda France candles and potions, delectable Prairie Thyme grilling glazes and dipping sauces, as well as baby gifts.
Delta Favorites, Farther Aﬁeld CHEZ WEENIE 624 E. Garland St., Forrest City (870) 633-8100 A trip to east Arkansas isn’t complete without a trip to Chez Weenie! In a charming white house, this wonderfully unique gift shop carries Waxing Poetic Jewelry, Razorback gear, Vera Bradley wares, handbags by Hobo, Shiraleah and much more. WILKERSON JEWELERS 222 S. Main St., Stuttgart (800) 631-1999 http://wilkersonjewelers.com One of our favorite jewelry stores is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Helena. If you’re in the market for a sparkler or gorgeous gems, including Pandora, stop in and have a gander.
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WINTER ACCESSORIES 1. W.E.L. DRESSED, A KID’S BOUTIQUE “Chewbeads” non-toxic brightly colored necklaces are worn by moms for babies to tug, touch and chew. Brilliant! Available at W.E.L. Dressed, Bryant. (501) 847-9595
2. BY INVITATION ONLY Cable knit clutches by Mudpie, $34.50, put a textural spin on an evening necessity. Available at By Invitation Only, Little Rock. (501) 975-8902 3. HANDWORKS Winter calls for warm layers, and this stylishly functional woven scarf, $55, has pockets to boot. Available at Handworks, Helena. (870) 338-4340
4. TILLMAN’S ANTIQUES Recently acquired from a large estate in Washington, D.C., this eggstravagant piece, $475, is one of a rare collection of highly jeweled and hand-painted real egg jewelry boxes. Available at Tillman’s Antiques, Hot Springs. (501) 624-4083 5. CLINTON MUSEUM STORE This cozy red plaid fringe scarf is a never-fail holiday favorite. $44.95. Pair it with these hip ﬁngerless gloves that keep your hands warm even while you’re texting or dialing. $29.95. Available at the Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock’s River Market. (501) 748-0400
6. DELTA GYPSY Two Turtle Doves, 1 of 12 by Patience Brewster’s 12 Days of Christmas Collection. Only available at Delta Gypsy in Downtown Helena. (870) 753-9403
7. SPARKLE! ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE Big Buddha’s Penny Lane handbag, $90, is a tasteful take on the season’s hot fringe trend, while the wedged Gibbes boot, $129, from Charleston Shoe. Co. melds style with comfort. Available at Sparkle! Accessories Boutique, Hot Springs. (501) 321-1965
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OCCUPATION: I’ve imported English antiques for more than 30 years. BEST KNOWN FOR: English Antique Imports, our 1,200-square-foot booth at I-40 Antique Center, and the temporary showrooms we set up when shipments arrive. LIVES IN: A two story, 1929 Georgian home in the Hillcrest neighborhood in Little Rock, surrounded by the gardens that my husband, Tom, and I have created over the years. MY FAVORITE PART OF MY HOUSE IS: Our kitchen and den. It’s the heartbeat of the house, where our family gathers when our children are home. We’ve incorporated antique pieces we’ve collected over the years, items we love from England that we were able to include in our home. I’M MOST AT HOME: In my kitchen, because that’s where I end up spending much of my time, either cooking or taking care of my ofﬁce work; and in my garden, tending to plants. Photography: Nancy Nolan