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AT HOME STYLE 12 Stylish Finds Colorful cooking gear 14 Design News What’s new and notable in The Natural State 18 Collections At Your Service: Sterling silver serving pieces 23 Before & After A modular home built by University of Arkansas students 29 In the Garden What’s growing in the governor’s garden 36 Design Kitchen & Bath Notebook: Traditional to modern products

AT HOME KITCHENS & BATHS 44 Old World Update European details in a Little Rock kitchen and bath 52 Transitional Transformation A Little Rock kitchen and bath are renovated with streamlined style 60 Modern Makeover In Rogers, a dark kitchen becomes spaciously light 66 Designers in Demand

AT HOME OUT & ABOUT 70 On the Town Your guide to uptown style 72 On the Road A Shopper’s Mecca: West Little Rock 79 What’s in Store Tabletop wares 80 Last Look Family Scrapbook

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Long live design diversity! Traditional, modern, or the mix of contemporary with classic elements that’s come to be known as transitional—no matter your tastes, we aim to show you great examples of all these design styles and the myriad of looks in between. Design is all about personal preference: what you like and what fits your home, your lifestyle and your family. In a state as diverse as ours, variety abounds, from classic Southern estates to charming hillside bungalows to modern urban and rural retreats. Our goal is to show you how intriguing and comfortable each of these styles can be, and to help you appreciate the design strengths whether or not the look suits your tastes. As a designer friend of mine says, “What’s good is good.” You can enjoy the look of a well-designed room, even if you wouldn’t choose it for your own space. Our editorial team embodies that “best of every style” philosophy too, and in meetings you’re as likely to find us swooning over a photo of a tapestry on an aged wall or a pitcher full of roses on a farm table as you are a sleekly mod chair in a loft setting. When we set out to find inspiring kitchens and baths for this issue, we had variety in mind. As a result, we’ve included three distinct examples: a modern makeover, a transitional transformation, and a renovation with an old worldly elegant result. Along the way, you’ll find suggestions for the latest fi xtures and appliances that complement those looks, to help you outfit your own dream space and suit your personal taste.

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1. Green oval, red round and teal square casserole dishes by Tag. Rose Cottage, Conway 2. Le Creuset stock pots and French ovens in multiple sizes. Kitchen Co., Little Rock 3. Imperia pasta maker. Williams-Sonoma, Little Rock, Rogers 4. Melamine mixing bowls. Williams-Sonoma, Little Rock, Rogers 5. Viking professional mixer in red. The Kitchen Store, Conway 6. Oven mitts and pot holder by MU Kitchen, Gripperboard cutting board by architec. Eggshells Kitchen Co., Little Rock


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Growing information for 50 of the most popular vegetables and herbs, dozens of recipes, container combo ideas and garden projects are at your ďŹ ngertips with the new iPhone app by designer and garden guru P. Allen Smith and Bonnie Plants. From your iPhone, visit www.pallensmith.com/bonnieapp.

Culinary Occasion Wildwood Park hosts 13th annual Wine & Food Festival

Grape stompers and roaming musicians will transport guests to wine country at Wildwood Park for the Arts’ annual Wine & Food Festival. Along with an international selection of wines, the festival features offerings from the area’s ďŹ nest restaurants, including Lulav, Forty Two, Acadia Restaurant, Ferneau, ZaZa, Boulevard Bread Company, and The Blue Cake Company. A silent auction and cork pull round out the evening. For more information, call (501) 821-7275 or visit www.wildwoodpark.org.

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Little Rock retailer raises funds for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Kitchen & Bath Concepts is gearing up for its annual Home Expo, where design pros and renovation resources set up booths in the showroom and offer info on appliances, surfacing, cabinetry, energyefďŹ ciency and more. Along with free food and refreshments, the highlight of the event is a silent auction in which bidders can win items ranging from retail gift certiďŹ cates to interior design makeovers to kitchen remodels. Kitchen & Bath Concepts sponsors the event so that all proceeds can go directly to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit www.kbc1.com or call (501) 225-5221.


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Habitat for Humanity Restore & After Silent Auction Lafayette Building, 523 S. Louisiana St. Little Rock Thursday, September 30 6:30 to 9 p.m.

42nd Annual Camden BPW Barn Sale Each year since 1968, the tree-shaded grounds around the historic Tate Barn have hosted what has become south Arkansas’ largest arts-andcrafts fair. The Camden Business and Professional Women’s Organization sponsors the event, where you can watch a potter or woodcarving artist at work or purchase a newly made treasure from one of the hundreds of craft booths. All goods are original and handmade, and you can expect to find ceramics, paintings, seasonal decor, clothing, jewelry, stained glass, baskets and much more. For more information, visit www.bpwbarnsale.org.

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One-stop eco-friendly retailer opens in Fayetteville Mystified by low-flow faucets, no-VOC paints and sustainably harvested wood? A new resource now offers the know-how and the goods to help sort it out. Natural Building Solutions’ 4,000-square-foot showroom features environmentally-friendly building products ranging from flooring, fixtures and surfacing to building materials and cleaning supplies. The experienced staff, including owners Sam Muffoletto and LEED accredited professional John Allen, are available to guide homeowners and professionals in choosing the most efficient renovation or building materials, with most items warehoused on-site. 3244 N. College Ave., (479) 527-0500, www.GetNaturalUSA.com

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The trick to enjoying your sterling silver serving pieces, says Cindy Staley, co-owner of English

Antique Imports in Maumelle's I-40 Antique Center, is to keep it readily accessible. Staley doesn’t hide her sterling away for safekeeping, or to use only for special occasions. And she advises clients not to fret over it either. “What many people don’t realize is that the more you use silver, the less high maintenance it is,” she says. Kept within easy reach, sterling silver can become a part of your daily routine, and even enhance your everyday life—gravy ladles can be used to serve barbecue sauce, champagne coolers can hold fresh flowers, and toast racks can double as letter holders. “Be creative,” Staley suggests. Since each piece was made with a prescribed function, like biscuit barrels and pastry servers, silver is ideal for easier entertaining. Plus, the act of regularly washing and drying it with a soft cloth will buff away tarnish, caused by sulfur in the air, and lessen the need for tedious polishing. Several times a year, Staley and her husband travel to England to hand-select antiques, including silver for clients seeking to expand their own collections. Often on the lookout for clients’ requests, such as grapefruit spoons, they hit the ground running, sifting through quaint shops and booths at local fairs, from Brighton to Bath to Oxford and beyond. Their strategy is to bring home the highest quality, most uniquelooking varieties they come across. “I’ve learned that if it catches my eye,” she adds, “it will catch someone else’s.” Staley especially admires the artisanal qualities of silver; that the artisans producing it so long ago, in the very regions of England she visits, “were so proud of their craftsmanship and what they did,” Staley explains. She much prefers these older versions because they have a heavier weight of silver and a more beautiful patina. “I like to see darkness in the crevices,” she says. And since it’s rare to find multiples of old patterns, Staley suggests not being afraid to mix and match. Their hallmarks are also a telltale sign of craftsmanship, as well as quality. In the 12th century, laws regulating silversmiths led to an elaborate system of hallmarking, so that each piece bears a mark indicating the year, the maker’s name and the place of assay, or where the fineness or purity of metal was determined. As a result, hallmarks are a good way to denote authenticity, so forgery is uncommon. These marks are numerous and have evolved over centuries, and pocket guidebooks are available which Staley keeps close at hand. No doubt Staley, a self-described Anglophile, has another trip to England in the works very soon. “Sometimes,” she laughs, “I don’t know what piece I need until I see it.”

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Sustainable, affordable and stylish living combine in a new downtown Little Rock home designed and built by University of Arkansas students By Diane Carroll

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Four modules were fabricated in a Fayetteville warehouse, trucked to the site and placed via crane onto a foundation the students had created. The modules were then connected and finished; the completed home features oak floors, an expansive translucent glass window in the living area, and concrete kitchen and bath counters.

In the Pettaway Park neighborhood in downtown Little Rock, a simple and sleek new home on a corner lot breaks from convention. Although it qualifies as affordable housing, ample windows and a slatted wooden exterior convey high quality materials. While it appears nestled into the lot, mere months ago it was built in a Fayetteville warehouse and trucked to the site. And though the streamlined appearance suggests professional design and construction, the home was created by a group of students from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. The 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bath home is a collaboration between the University of Arkansas, the non-profit Downtown Little Rock Community Design Corporation and mentors from the construction industry. For more than a decade, the Downtown Little Rock CDC has been working to revitalize the neighborhood, which is east of Main Street and south of MacArthur Park, with affordable and sustainable housing. That concept, says University of Arkansas associate professor Michael Hughes, who led the design/build project, was a natural fit for the student program. “Our goal is to create good architecture, not just architecture that’s good for having been built by students,” says Hughes. “We carry that respect over to the neighborhood as well, creating top quality work despite the fact that it’s an affordable home.” Since the students needed to remain on the Fayetteville campus for other classes, the team opted to construct the home in a local warehouse and have it delivered in prefabricated modules via truck to the Little Rock location. The design had to fit affordability criteria, size limitations for highway travel, structural needs for installation by crane onto a foundation, as well as the time limit of being completed in one academic year. “It was an incredibly complex set of logistics,” says Hughes, “that went surprisingly well, thanks to industry mentors and the students’ dedication.” The couple that prequalified for the affordable home had expressed an interest in modern design, and the students obliged with an open floor plan featuring one expansive main room with an integral kitchen, plus two bedrooms with a shared 24

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bath in between. For additional living space, the design team included porches on the front and the back of the home, and large windows overlooking the spaces aid cross-ventilation. “We used passive strategies to cut down on electricity use,” says Hughes, noting that a cedar wood screen system on the sides of the house works as a sunshade, and that a white roof deflects heat as well. Other sustainable elements include a high-efficiency furnace, an on-demand hot water heater, soy-based spray foam insulation and energy-star appliances. With the positive reception the completed home has received, the groups involved are considering future collaborations and the role of prefabricated modular homes. “This project offered an alternative to conventional construction,” says Hughes, “and that could translate to affordable housing throughout the state.” Design Resources ABC-Central Block & Brick, Springdale ACE Glass Co., Little Rock Arkansas Rebar Inc., Benton Ash Grove Packaging Corp., Little Rock Barbee Equipment Inc., Rogers Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Little Rock Darragh Company, Little Rock Harrison French & Associates, Bentonville Hugg & Hall, Springdale Hum’s Hardware & Rental, North Little Rock Ironman Fabrication, Fayetteville

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A bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables makes its way from the garden to the governor’s table, thanks to a dedicated group of master gardeners By Lila Ashmore Roasted autumn vegetables, feta puffs with fresh spinach, and pinwheels with beets, goat cheese and pistachios have become first family favorites at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion, made all the more delicious because the main ingredients have been grown on-site. The mansion sits on eight-and-a-half acres in the heart of the historic Quapaw Quarter in Little Rock, and an organic vegetable garden is nestled in the southeastern corner of the property, surrounded by a distinctive picket fence and encircled by flowering crabapple, holly and magnolia trees. The bucolic setting in the heart of the city was created as part of garden designer P. Allen Smith’s overhaul of the mansion grounds in 2005, and over the past few years the 3,600-square-foot plot has produced bountiful harvests under the guidance of the Pulaski County Master Gardener program. www.athomearkansas.com 29


The plot contains seven symmetrically grouped raised beds, with a line of espaliered Gala apples on the east and an entry gate on the west. Each vegetable bed is filled with a blend of topsoil, compost and other amendments, equipped with a just-below-ground irrigation system, and rimmed with wide ledges that offer a place to sit while sorting seeds, cleaning greens or trimming onions. The crops range from asparagus to zucchini and everything in between: beans, squash, corn, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, onions, peas, potatoes, garlic, radishes and more, with a dedicated group of master gardeners tending to it weekly. Last year, the fruits of their labor were recognized as the vegetable garden was honored as one of the Arkansas Master Gardener Project of the Year award winners. The kitchen staff, led by chef Jay Baxter, and first lady Ginger Beebe, who is also a master gardener, take a very active interest in the program, helping to select the crops planted in any given season and proudly pointing to the vegetable garden as an important contribution to their daily diet. When their hectic schedule allows, Governor Mike Beebe and the first lady enjoy cooking their own meals and utilizing the fruits and vegetables from the garden. “We are healthy eaters,” says Mrs. Beebe. “We enjoy making different sauces, and by using fresh tomatoes and herbs from the garden, the main dishes we concoct are always complemented by organically-grown, tasty produce.” The first lady credits the master gardeners for their hard work and devotion in making the renovated vegetable garden a family and visitor favorite. “The garden is a year-round project,” she says. “The governor and I are grateful to them and laud their efforts in encouraging Arkansans that our state is one of the most bountiful in the union.” 30

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Beet, Goat Cheese and Pistachio Pinwheels INGREDIENTS: 1 T. olive oil 3 fresh beets (trimmed and scrubbed clean) 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 pkg. small flour tortillas 1 cup goat cheese (herbed is preferable) 1 8 oz. pkg. fat free cream cheese (room temp.) 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 T. chopped fresh chives 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. black pepper 1/4 cup shelled pistachios RECIPE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss clean beets in olive oil, place on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with coarse salt. Place in oven and bake until tender, approx. 30-45 minutes. Pierce with a fork or knife to determine tenderness. When fully cooked, remove from oven and let cool. Meanwhile, in a food processor bowl, combine cheeses, lemon juice, chives, garlic powder and pepper. Blend until smooth and spreadable. Add pistachios and pulse for a few seconds. When beets have cooled, slice as thinly as possible into chips. Microwave flour tortillas in package until hot and pliable, 30 seconds to 1 minute. One at a time, remove tortilla from package and cover with cheese mixture to desired thickness; 1/8 to 1/4 inch is best. Next place beet chips on top of cheese mixture, covering completely, and roll up as tightly as possible. Repeat with remaining ingredients until finished. Place rolls in refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour. Slice into pinwheels of desired thickness. Bite sized or small sushi roll size is best.

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2OG:RUOG8SGDWH A Little Rock design team pays attention to details and creates a traditional kitchen and bath worthy of the European countryside Interview: Paulette Pearson Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Mandy Keener

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In Little Rock’s Hickory Hills neighborhood, designers Reggie Marshall and Jim Clements renovated a 1970s home for a pair of antique-loving clients. They outfitted the kitchen backsplash with terracotta floor tiles found in Hungary and embellished the hood with architectural elements. An antique painted armoire hugs the corner. Facing page: A Swedish grandfather clock guards the arched brick-lined entry; flooring throughout is limestone.


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Reggie Marshall of Marshall Clements: Livable European country house.

AHIA: Does that show through in the kitchen? RM: Yes, it does, through the materials Jim Clements and I used. The backsplash, which is made from terracotta floor tile, the architectural elements for the hood, a bronze sink, a bead-board ceiling, which we mottled to appear painted a number of times. It feels like an old, warm European kitchen with bread baking and soup on the stove. AHIA: What was the style of the home originally? RM: Very 1970s, with low ceilings and small rooms. We didn’t change the height of the rooms. What we did change was pretty much everything else. We started with color. The homeowners wanted something European, and we wanted it to be, for the most part, more country feeling. It looks like an English country house with French overtones. We used architectural elements and, in the kitchen in particular, they challenged us to create a space that wasn’t ordinary. AHIA: The European country house feeling seems to carry over from the kitchen to the bathroom as well. RM: We try to design so that you could take a chair out of any room, place it in another, and it would still work, colorwise. We also try for our designs not to be dated. If you stick with the classics, just like a good black dress, you’re going to be safe. AHIA: What dates a house? RM: Color, trendy things and even floor covering. In the bath, we did limestone floors, but in a different way by insetting red Indian onyx. That red shows up in the French gothic revival altar from Avignon, which we used as a vanity. AHIA: You used an interesting cabinet in the breakfast room as well—it’s a showstopper. RM: It’s from an old dry goods store in Eastern Europe, and the whole space came together around it. We wanted

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to complement the blue, which is how the terracotta in the kitchen came about. Then we found the Portuguese rug ottoman, the farm table, and the Swedish grandfather clock, which has blue. The blue just started coming into play. AHIA: What about the old wives’ tale that big pieces make a room feel smaller? RM: When rooms are small, with no natural light, you have to push the envelope with scale. If you have something in a small room that’s massive, it reads “big” and it can make it look less busy. AHIA: The gilded molding adds a regal quality to the bathroom. RM: Many of the pieces we found were gilded and dark cerulean blue. From that, the homeowner wanted the space to be more like a chateau, a little more elegant. That gilding is something that’s just very French. AHIA: Love the freestanding bathtub, set at an angle. RM: We wanted it to appear old, as if it needed to be filled with water by hand. And the faucet is in the middle so you can lie on either end of the tub and look out over the balcony. That allowed us to take advantage of the wall space and to approach the bathroom in a different way. If it were my house, I’d enjoy a glass of wine there every evening. Design Resources Interior design, furnishings, tile backsplash Marshall Clements, Little Rock Bath tub, kitchen hardware PC Hardware, Little Rock Brick Antique Brick & Block, Little Rock Glass-kitchen cabinets Soos Stained Glass, Maumelle Kitchen appliances Metro Appliances & More, Little Rock


In the well-appointed laundry room, silk taffeta draperies frame a French, early-19th century limestone basin and a French antique iron chandelier with amethysts and rock crystals. Facing page: The kitchen island is inset with a single basin, extra-deep, bronze sink.

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Accommodating the large pine armoire, which stores linens and atware, in the butler’s pantry required tearing out and rebuilding a wall. The English painting dates to the early 19th century. Facing page: A large-scale chandelier and wall cabinets from Eastern Europe were used for dramatic impact in the breakfast room, which features an antique farm table and an ottoman covered with a Portuguese rug.


A 1920s iron and crystal chandelier from the south of France hangs above a freestanding tub in the Chateau-inspired bathroom, which overlooks the gardens. An armoire formerly used in a bedroom was refurbished to hold bath towels. Facing page: A Gothic Revival altar from Avignon was adapted for use as a sink, pairing with a Venetian mirror and cut-crystal 50 At Home in Arkansaspendant lamps.


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In Little Rock, a thoughtful renovation turns a series of small spaces into an airy kitchen and bath with streamlined style Interview: Diane Carroll Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Mandy Keener


Scott Paterek and Rus Venable of Massimo reconfigured a series of small rooms in Dr. Jake and Cheryl Jaquiss’ home into an open kitchen. New dark-stained wood floors mix with white woodwork and soft green walls covered with Benjamin Moore’s Sweet Caroline. Stainless steel appliances include a Thermador microwave oven and warming drawer.


At Home in Arkansas: This kitchen and bathroom seem so organized and efficient, and those big windows make the areas extra bright. What were the rooms like before you began the renovation?

Scott Paterek of Massimo: The opposite of that! It’s a 1980s house, and the rooms were more formal and closed off.

Rus Venable of Massimo: The open kitchen you see now was once three separate rooms: a cooking area, a breakfast room and a bathroom. AHIA: Sounds like making the spaces less formal and more open were top priorities? SP: Yes, the homeowners, Dr. Jake and Cheryl Jaquiss, have three kids, and they were looking for more casual rooms where the family could be together. They thought they would need to add on to the house to gain open space, but we were able to show them how we could work with the existing footprint and make it more functional. RV: It’s a good question to consider before you add on—look at how you really live in your home and whether you can make better use of the space. We use a pretty specific computer program where we take the floor plan of a house and see if we can make it more efficient with a few changes. Here, we worked with the builder so that the structural support systems could stay in place while still revamping the flow of the rooms. AHIA: Did the homeowners have other wish list items for the kitchen renovation? RV: Cheryl is a great cook, and she wanted a space that’s easy to work in while the family is around. So we created zones within the open area. There’s a cooking zone around the range, a prep zone on the island, and a storage and serving zone alongside it. The breakfast room doubles as a beverage serving area, with a wine cooler, icemaker and refrigerated drawers for drinks. SP: We made the island extra functional as well, building storage space into it and making it a gathering place by adding seating on three sides. It’s difficult to carry on a conversation if everyone is sitting on one end looking straight ahead. We made the island T-shaped, so bar stools fit on the sides and people can interact. AHIA: What else did the homeowners have in mind? RV: They definitely wanted rooms with more light, and we spent a lot of time making the window rhythm correct around the house. It lacked symmetry, and this is a very traditional house with white columns out front. Adding the pair of windows in the kitchen with the range in between gave the room a sense of order. SP: Clean lines were also important, a more modern approach, and we went for a balance between the traditional look of the house and the simplicity they wanted. The breakfast table had been custom built for them for another house, and its style defined their look— simple lines, good materials.

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AHIA: So you used a transitional style, classic elements with a modern aesthetic. How did you carry that through your design? RV: We chose a Mission-style door for the cabinetry in the kitchen and carried it through to the bathroom. The cabinet doors are flat paneled instead of no panel or overly ornate. We added crown molding, but it’s a curved, smooth line with no detail. Window and door trim is a simple flat band. The island is topped with more traditional granite but the surrounding counters are a more contemporary Caesarstone. The concept of simple yet traditional kept coming up. SP: Our goal was that you would walk through the door and the look would still feel in keeping with the style of the house, that nothing would feel harsh or incongruent. That’s important for resale too. Right now, the Jaquisses are in the process of relocating out of state, so we’re glad we kept that goal in mind. AHIA: How did the mix of materials carry over to the master bath? SP: It began with the floor plan again, turning a smallish bath and closet into one enlarged and open bathroom. Then we used the same style of cabinetry, trim and molding as the kitchen. For surfaces, the basketweave floor tile and marble counters are traditional, while the shower tile feels more modern. RV: The homeowners also were able to pare down what they wanted in the room so it could have simple lines and feel very orderly. They wanted a big tub and a large shower, but separate vanities weren’t a priority. That allowed us to introduce symmetry into the space, balancing the shower with the water closet, and the tub lined up across from the vanity. Between the design of the room and the materials used, the house feels balanced.

Design Resources Contractor Chris de Bin Construction, Little Rock Interior design, art, lighting Massimo, Little Rock Appliances Metro Appliances & More, locations statewide Cabinetry Moody Cabinets, Benton Countertops, shower enclosure Advanced Bath & Kitchen, Little Rock Paint Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide Plumbing fixtures The Plumbing Warehouse, Little Rock


A Sub-Zero refrigerator and beverage service area (refrigerated drawers, wine storage and icemaker) mark the transition between the kitchen and breakfast room, which features a handcrafted table the Jaquisses had custom-made in Wisconsin. Stainless steel industrialstyle pendant lamps are from Massimo. “They’re large, but the open room needed this scale,” says Paterek, “and they’re a good mix of traditional but simple.”


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Between the design of the room and the materials used, the house feels balanced. —Rus Venable

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Ann Sacks tile plus a marble tub surround and countertops from Advanced Bath & Kitchen set a shades-of-gray color palette in the master bath. Walls are Sherwin-Williams’ Repose Gray, ďŹ xtures are from Kohler, and the painting is by Patrick Phillips through Massimo.

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In Dennis and Marcia Davis’ renovated kitchen, designer Susan Latta contrasted the warm tones of a cherry-wood island with bookmatched maple cabinets. The breakfast table and chairs are from Lacuna Modern Interiors; the barstools are from Brashears. Floors made of brick pavers were refinished with Sherwin-Williams’ Tile-Clad Epoxy with a custom tint.

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Removing the peninsula of cabinetry that separated the breakfast room and kitchen created a spacious work area that now includes GE Monogram appliances and a Zephyr hood. Latta accentuated the window above the sink by framing it in stainless steel, matching the appliances and lighting.

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At Home in Arkansas: The adage that a picture says a thousand words definitely applies to the before-and-after photos of this kitchen. I can see that the layout of the room is the same, but the transformation from dark and traditional to light and modern is dramatic. Designer Susan Latta: I’m finding that many of my clients want to go that direction, with less clutter, more calm, cleaner lines, subtle shades, and an orderly, easy-to-clean space. AHIA: Was that the case for these homeowners? SL: Yes, that was a top priority. My clients, Dennis and Marcia Davis, were newlyweds and emptynesters when I began working with them. Marcia had moved into Dennis’ house in Rogers, and they wanted to redesign the kitchen to be more open, orderly and functional. AHIA: What were some of the issues they were having with functionality? SL: They both like to cook wonderful gourmet meals and they’re wine connoisseurs. They enjoy having friends and family over and cooking and entertaining. But when they cooked together, they kept bumping into each other, and the space felt very inefficient. We all know guests always congregate in the kitchen, which the peninsula discouraged. And aesthetically, the Davises felt that the dark cabinetry, dark trim, and dark floors didn’t create the atmosphere they had in mind for entertaining. AHIA: How did you manage to make the room feel so much larger without adding to the space? SL: We took the entire peninsula out so that the kitchen is totally open to the breakfast space, and we removed portions of walls separating the kitchen from the living room so there’s more light entering the area and a better flow for guests. We also lengthened the kitchen by accessing several feet of unused space under a stairway. Those few moves gained enough additional room to create more functional work zones. The reconfiguring made it necessary for us to replace the cabinetry, and I extended the new cabinets all the way to the ceiling. That creates a cleaner look—if the cabinets stop short of the ceiling, people think they need to decorate up there. I used a dark band of trim at the top of the cabinets, and that draws your eye up, which enhances the sense of openness. 64

AHIA: The light color palette you chose also adds to the spacious look. SL: It does, and when they showed me some magazine images of rooms they liked, I could see that they were interested in light cabinetry with rich accents, like the glass mosaic tile we chose for the backsplash. We used book-matched maple cabinets with a light finish—they were meant to look like bleached wood. We lightened up the walls and painted the crown molding in the breakfast room the same color as the walls to create a neutral backdrop. Same for the floors: we took them from dark to a light neutral by painting the pavers with a durable finish. AHIA: Are the two cooks now able to work together in the kitchen without bumping into each other? SL: Designing the room to incorporate two sinks was a key element in solving that issue. We added a sink on the island and created a prep zone, so Marcia can be chopping vegetables while Dennis is cooking on the range. The improved flow makes this a virtually bump-free kitchen now. Design Resources Design Susan Latta, CKD, CBD, CGP, Susan Latta Design, Fayetteville Contractor Precision Custom Building, Inc., Bella Vista Appliances Metro Appliances & More, locations statewide Barstools Brashears, Springdale Cabinet hardware Hearth & Home, Lowell Dining table, chairs Lacuna Modern Interiors, Fayetteville Lighting Lewis Lighting & Home, Benton Painted finishes-cabinetry, floor Johannessen Painting, Springdale Plumbing fixtures, sinks Plumb Perfect, Springdale Tile-backsplash, fireplace surround Deco Pro, Fayetteville


Clockwise from top left: Latta extended the kitchen into unused space below a staircase, which made room for a pull-out pantry. The Kohler porcelain sink has a semi-circular section for filling or washing pots; the backsplash is glass mosaic tile. A corner cabinet holds a home office. The granite-topped island with a Kohler sink and Brizo faucet flanks a fireplace wall covered in travertine marble.

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BETH DAVIS BETH DAVIS INTERIORS 3532 E. Race | Searcy, AR 72143 | 501-305-3139 blog.bethdavisinteriors.com | beth@bethdavisinteriors.com Beth Davis, a certified interior decorator, has been designing homes and businesses in central Arkansas for 16 years. She also owns Beth Davis Interiors, a lifestyle store in Searcy. “The retail side has been great for the design business,” Davis says. “Customers can come in and see what is possible.” “Some people have preconceived ideas about interior design or interior designers,” she says. “The shop provides a comfortable atmosphere for potential clients to get a sense of my philosophy. Clients quickly become friends who stop in to have lunch or a cup of coffee.” The retail side of Beth Davis Interiors features a well-edited mix of home furnishings, antiques, original art, accessories and gifts that appeal to a wide variety of decorating preferences and budgets. A remix is one of Beth Davis Interiors’ most popular design services. In as little as half a day, Davis brings a fresh look to a client’s existing furniture and accessories. Davis’ full-service design extends to lighting, redesign and help with new construction and remodels. She also works with the trade, and encourages designers to bring their clients by the store for one-stop shopping. She woks with budgets large and small on short-term and long-term plans. In addition to residential, her portfolio includes commercial offices, medical centers and schools. “I want to leave my clients with a space that they and others feel is warm, inviting and beautiful,” says Davis.

VIVID DESIGNS AMBER HERRINGDOGGETT Pleasant Ridge Town Center | 11525 Cantrell Rd., Ste. 304 | Little Rock, AR 72212 | 501-225-3828 amberherring@yahoo.com At Vivid Designs, you’ll find a wealth of home décor options in a wide variety of styles, from contemporary to transitional to eclectic and, Vivid Designs’ specialty, French country. Each piece of beautiful art, furniture and all accessories are carefully hand-selected to represent only the very best in quality and style, and are tailored to the personal tastes of each client. With the goal of making the design experience unique to each customer, Vivid Designs invites them in as family to offer a completely customized experience. Owner Amber Herring-Doggett opened Vivid Designs in 2002 after attending the University of Central Arkansas and working with some of the top furniture stores in central Arkansas. Amber and her family have been a part of the furniture industry for three generations, gaining invaluable experience along the way. Their overall goal is to know each client on a personal level, allowing an understanding of their lifestyle in order to fully realize the client’s personal taste. This allows Vivid Designs to not only successfully provide its full line of design services, but also bring out the client’s personality in their home for timeless results.

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A weekend’s worth of sensational shopping, deluxe dining and relaxation await in West Little Rock

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THE CHIC BOUTIQUES OF WEST LITTLE ROCK beckon as a unique destination for a wardrobe-update shopping trip. Beginning west of the Heights neighborhood and extending all the way to Chenal Valley, you’ll find everything from upscale shops to alfresco dining to uber-relaxing day spas, sure to help you enjoy the waning days of summer in sizzling style.

IN AND AROUND PAVILION IN THE PARK WHERE TO SHOP Barbara/Jean Ltd. 7811 Cantrell Rd. (501) 227-0054 www.barbarajean.com This upscale women’s store is lined with contemporary designer clothing, accessories, shoes and cosmetics. Bauman’s 8201 Cantrell Rd. (501) 227-8797 Personal service reigns at this fine men’s clothing and accessories destination.

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B. Barnett 8201 Cantrell Rd. (501) 223-2514 www.bbarnett.com Meander through rooms of high-end designer clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty and fragrance lines. Book a facial and stay awhile.

Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers 7811 Cantrell Rd. (501) 312-7477 www.kennethedwardsinc.com Stop here for world-class jewelry, including original designs, exclusive lines and the latest in fashion. WHERE TO EAT

Catering to You 8121 Cantrell Rd. (501) 614-9030 www.cateringtoyouinlittlerock.com A variety of gifts and home accessories, from kids’ toys to kitchen gadgets.

Taziki’s Greek Fare 8200 Cantrell Rd. (501) 227-8291 Casual, family-friendly atmosphere and delicious Greek food.


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Trio’s 8201 Cantrell Rd. (501) 221-3330 www.triosrestaurant.com A mix of bold flavors and comforting classics. We dare you to resist the dessert platter. PLEASANT RIDGE TOWN CENTER

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WHERE TO SHOP Beyond Cotton 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 221-1539 Friendly service and contemporary and casual clothing and accessories abound at this chic women’s store. Cobblestone & Vine 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 219-3676 www.cobblestoneandvine.com Beloved for beautiful gifts, art, accessories, and classic home furnishings with a European flair.

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Cupcakes & Caterpillars 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 224-4747 www.cupcakesandcaterpillars.com A classic boutique with baby and children’s clothing, shoes, gifts and more. Faux Pas 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 716-2548 www.fauxpasjewelry.com Fine and faux jewelry, plus unique accessories and gifts. Kitchen Co. 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 663-3338 Top names in cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories, plus gourmet foods and gadgets. M2Gallery 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 225-6257 http://m2lr.com Great contemporary art, including Arkansas artisans. 74

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Moda 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 227-8844 Catering to all styles and budgets with a large selection of dresses, denim and accessories. Roberson’s Fine Jewelry 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 664-9000 www.robersonsfinejewelry.com A fashion-forward jewelry store known for unprecedented service and exquisite designs from designers like John Hardy, JB Star, Elizabeth Showers and many more.

: Saunter in the new serve-yourself yogurt joint, Orange Leaf (11525 Cantrell Rd.; 501-227-4522; www.orangeleafyogurt. com), then grab a cup, fill with desired flavor (they change daily) and add a favorite topping—may we suggest cookies and cream with crushed Oreos?


Scarlet 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 223-8585 www.scarletclothing.com This boutique stocks top-name designs with a romantic/rock ‘n’ roll feel.

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Solemates 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 716-2960 Of-the-moment shoes, plus handbags and accessories. Hank’s & More

Thread 11601 Pleasant Ridge Rd. (501) 223-8188 The latest styles in a range of prices, from cocktail dresses to work attire. Tuck & Cover 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 225-8825 www.tuckandcover.com A must-visit for high-quality and stylish furniture, bedding and accessories for children and adults.

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Bonefish Grill 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 228-0356 www.bonefishgrill.com Deliciously prepared fish and more served in a big-city atmosphere. Capi’s Restaurant 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 225-9600 www.capisrestaurant.com Enjoy wine with tapas and entrees made from locally-produced organic ingredients. WHERE TO RELAX Glo Limited 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 224-8222 Skilled estheticians and makeup artists pamper with beauty treatments—facial, massages, makeup applications—and lines like Laura Mercier and Chantecaille. CHENAL VALLEY AREA

Vesta’s 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 375-7820 www.vestasboutique.com Unique gifts, jewelry, fun clothing and luxurious bedding, plus pet accessories, handbags, bath and body products and home decor.

WHERE TO SHOP

Vivid Designs 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 225-3828 Art, furniture and accessories from contemporary to Old World French to transitional.

Hank’s & More Fine Furniture 1000 S. Bowman Rd. (501) 954-7130 www.hanksfurniture.com Design inspiration abounds in this gallery-based location, where rooms feature classic furnishings mixed with unique textiles and accessories.

Warren’s 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 225-3515 Handbags and shoes from BCBG, Donald J. Pliner, UGG, Tom’s and more.

Cleo’s West 11121 W. Markham St. (501) 217-8900 www.cleosfurniture.com Find luxury furniture and home accessories at lovely prices.

WHERE TO EAT

Kid’s Furniture 12111 W. Markham St. (501) 978-5439 http://kidsfurniturelittlerock.com Arkansas’ one-stop locale for infant, preschool, tween and teen furniture.

Bar Louie 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 228-0444 www.barlouieamerica.com A casual-cool new restaurant specializing in signature cocktails and oversized sandwiches.

Phoenix Interiors 12315 Chenal Pkwy. (501) 225-0400 http://phoenixinteriors.webs.com Mirrors and wall art, unique accessories, accent pillows, a variety of lighting options and more.


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Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa 11125 Arcade Dr. (501) 228-4545 www.rejuvenationclinicdayspa.com Shop ‘til you drop, and then indulge in a lavish spa package that includes salt scrubs, pedicures, massages, facials and more.

B-Side 11121 Rodney Parham Rd. (501) 554-0914 From the owners of Lilly’s Dim Sum, Then Some comes a scrumptious new breakfast/brunch place next door. Smoked gouda grits and beignets with lemon curd? Go ahead, it’s the weekend.

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THE PROMENADE AT CHENAL WHERE TO SHOP Just Dogs! Gourmet 17711 Chenal Pkwy. (501) 821-5774 www.justdogsar.com Pick up all-natural treats for your pooch. WHERE TO EAT YaYa’s Euro Bistro 17711 Chenal Pkwy. (501) 821-1144 www.yayasbistro.com A mouth-watering menu of European/ Mediterranean cuisine, a full bar and an outdoor patio. RODNEY PARHAM ROAD WHERE TO SHOP Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry 11121 Rodney Parham Rd. (501) 224-3433 www.jonesandson.com Little Rock’s oldest family-owned jewelry store carries celebrity-favorite designs from Tacori and Pandora. 78

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Tobi Fairley Gallery 5507 Ranch Dr. (501) 868-9882 www.tobifairleygallery.com The designer’s new location features a top-notch gallery representing artists from Arkansas, Los Angeles, New Orleans and across the South.

FARTHER AFIELD ON CANTRELL ROAD WHERE TO SHOP Companions 14810 Cantrell Rd. (501) 868-8484 www.companionsboutique.com Mothers and daughters alike shop this hip upscale clothing store, also well known for fabulous jewelry and accessories. The Good Earth Garden Center 15601 Cantrell Rd. (501) 868-9464 www.thegoodearthgarden.com A huge plant selection, pottery, fountains and colorful displays in a park-like atmosphere. I.O. Metro 12911 Cantrell Rd. (501) 217-0300 www.io-metro.com Known for cutting-edge furniture, art and accessories, this locale also premiered the company’s collection of one-of-a-kind Eastern imports.

Capers 14502 Cantrell Rd. (501) 868-7600 www.capersrestaurant.com An award-winning cuisine and wine list coupled with excellent service will keep you coming back. WHERE TO RELAX Salon DeVal 8201 Ranch Blvd. (501) 868-3076 www.salondeval.com Show your locks some love with a professional shampoo, cut and blow dry before hitting the town, and peruse the boutique for jewelry, scarves, handbags and home décor. Salon Frisor Mina 11610 Pleasant Ridge Rd. (501) 219-2360 www.frisormina.com Consult with the experts to trade your classic cut for something more trendy, or simply enjoy a much-deserved mani/pedi.


SET THE TABLE 1. CATERING TO YOU Add the Calaisio brand to your entertaining repertoire. Rectangular casserole dish holders, $48; square, $36; and set of four coasters with red beaded edge, $21. Available at Catering to You, Little Rock. (501) 614-9030.

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Retirement looks good

Woodland Heights is a special place for people in their later years. It’s a place where a hundred or so retired people live together in a healthy, happy environment; a place where friendships abound and friendliness is everywhere. It’s a place where the food is delicious and very nutritious, and eating arrangements are entirely optional. Living at Woodland Heights has been an unexpectedly happy period of our lives. We participate in many very enjoyable social activities everyday, including exercise programs, water aerobics and others. In a nutshell, Woodland Heights is a wonderful place to live, to be healthy, happy, and live independently and feel good about the closing years of your life. It’s much better than you ever dreamed it could be!

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