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12 Stylish Finds Setting a seasonal table 14 Design News What’s new and notable in The Natural State 17 Collections Storybook Ending: Collectible bookends 20 Before & After Woven with Style: A designer’s own bedroom in Fayetteville 22 In the Bath A Healthy Glow: An updated Little Rock bathroom for a pair of medical pros 26 In the Garden A Cottage with Character: The renovated exterior and grounds of a Fayetteville home 32 Design Fall Furniture Favorites: Designers’ top picks

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62 All that Glitters Favorite new jewels and gems from jewelers around the state 70 On the Town Cocktail Chic 73 On the Road Seasonal shopping in Conway 79 What’s in Store Fall Accessories 80 Last Look At Home with antiques expert Davis Tillman Vol. 15, No. 10 © 2010 by Network Communications Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. At Home in Arkansas™ (ISSN 1540-8914, USPS# 020-999) is published 11 times a year (January/ February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December) by Network Communications, Inc., 2305 Newpoint Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-962-7220. Periodicals Postage Rates are Paid at Lawrenceville, GA and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to At Home in Arkansas™; P.O. BOX 9002, MAPLE SHADE, NJ 08052-9652. Canada Post PM40063731. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Station A, PO Box 54, Windsor ON N9A 6J5.

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Nancy Nolan “From the first time I held a camera in my hand, I knew that was what I was going to do with my life,” says Nolan, who was 15 at the time, living with her family in Virginia Beach where her father, who was in the Navy, was stationed. That first camera led to experimenting with photography and darkroom production while in high school, which earned Nolan entry to The Art Institute of Atlanta. After school, she began working for a fashion photographer, eventually opening her own studio representing national accounts. The search for a slower work pace and a comfortable setting in which to raise a family brought Nolan to Little Rock, where she taught photography at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School and began professionally photographing a wide range of subjects—portraits, interiors, architecture, gardens, food, lifestyle and more. “I immediately felt right at home in Little Rock, with the initiative people have here and the support for the arts,” says Nolan. She lives downtown with her sons, Park and Henry, and works out of a loft studio a few blocks from their home. Her favorite part of photographing for At Home? “Being able to record the aesthetics of each room,” she says, “and working with the composition and light to document each homeowner’s personal style.”

Rett Peek A native Arkansan, Peek was born in Fayetteville, raised in Little Rock, and later returned to Fayetteville to study at the University of Arkansas, where he received a fine arts degree with an emphasis in photography. After college, Peek moved back to Little Rock, where he began assisting photographers whose work ranged from portraiture to fashion to architecture and interiors. “Working in such a diverse range, you become a jack of all trades,” says Peek, “which was great training in lighting and problem solving.” After a decade in the industry, the past year has proven pivotal for Peek—he launched a photography studio of his own, and he and his wife, Keiko, purchased their first home and celebrated the birth of their daughter, Luca. He credits the years spent seeing his architect father build models and work on floor plans at the kitchen table as being a formative force in his gravitating towards photographing architecture and interiors. “My mother is a speech pathologist, and there’s an orderliness and precision to her work too,” says Peek. “I think spatially, looking at the geometries of fitting something that is three-dimensional into a two-dimensional image.” His favorite part of photographing for At Home? “Being involved in a creative process every day,” says Peek, “traveling around the state, meeting new people, and ultimately translating their habitat into a visual story.”

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Global Goods Asian antiques mix with classic decor at Red Door Living in Fayetteville

23 Edgehill Rd., Little Rock April 15 – May 8, 2011 Benefiting the music education programs of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Changing Spaces Corazon moves to a larger home on the downtown Fayetteville Square

The home decor boutique Corazon, known for furnishings and accessories with a Latin flair, has moved from the west side of the downtown square to new digs in the One East Square Plaza building. The new location, says owner Tess Gibbs, “offers more visibility, larger showroom space and greater placement opportunities for wall art and lighting.” The shop’s expanded offerings include custom furniture, hand-blown glass, unique copper accessories, stone carvings, patio seating and much more. One E. Center St., Ste. 150, (479) 587-9294, www.corazonhome.com

FRENCH INFUSION That French Shoppe brings Europeaninspired wares to Jonesboro Owners Leigh and Victor Montgomery have brought a mix of classic furnishings, local art and elegant gifts to their new 3,200-square-foot retail space in Jonesboro. Room vignettes throughout the shop offer décor ideas, showcasing upholstered pieces, accent tables and chairs, beds, bedding, and an assortment of pillows, rugs and other accessories. Residential design consultation is also available. 456 Southwest Dr., (870) 336-1435

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“After making numerous trips to the Far East, we decided to bring certain elements we loved home with us,” says Betsy Harding, one of the owners of the recently opened Red Door Living. “We’ve searched the globe for unique pieces so that everyone can add something extraordinary to their home.” The new shop offers wares ranging from Asian antiques to hand-made glass accessories, artwork, and a wide variety of home furnishings. 2826 #2 Joyce Blvd., www. shopreddoorliving.com

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Architect Mauricio Rocha of Taller de Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico, visits Fayetteville and Little Rock to discuss the process of creating art and architecture.

H Boxes November 1, Fayetteville 5:30 p.m. University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series Shollmier Hall, Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas. http://architecture.uark.edu November 2, Little Rock 5:30 p.m. reception; 6 p.m. lecture Art of Architecture lecture series at the Arkansas Arts Center http://www.arkarts.com/calendar_ events Artist and professor Kendall Buster, “Architecture By Way of Biology,” Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Nov. 8, Fayetteville 5:30 p.m. University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series Shollmier Hall, Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas. http://architecture.uark.edu

History unfolds on the tables in artist Kathy Thompson’s Fayetteville studio, where family heirlooms and mementos brought in by clients are soon to be transformed into oneof-a-kind works of art. Carefully culled through and collaged, then mounted in a handmade metal shadowbox frame, the assorted remembrances become what Thompson calls an H Box—the H stands for history—preserved for current and future generations. Thompson, an Arkansas native who has been a studio artist for more than 30 years, developed the concept as a means of showcasing regional artifacts in commissions she undertook for Arsaga’s Espresso Café and Bordinos restaurant in downtown Fayetteville. The idea evolved into a way to help clients turn storage bins of family goods into something they could see and enjoy on a daily basis. “We all end up with boxes of cherished items sitting in our basement or closets,” says Thompson. “They become a responsibility, knowing you should do something with them but never getting to it.” Her solution involves clients bringing in their boxes and letting her do the work of sorting through the accumulation. “I have to look at the materials,” she says, “touch them, see what they’re telling me they need.” She then creates a custom collage of the items she feels tell a tale, an artistic representation of family history encapsulated and ready to be installed. “The elements you knew were there but hardly ever looked at become a work of art and a visible part of your life,” says Thompson, “and ultimately, pass down from generation to generation.” 3 E. Mountain St., (479) 521-1502, hboxes.com www.athomearkansas.com 15


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A Maumelle antiquarian’s bookends deserve the award for best collection in a supporting role

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As the son of a librarian, Jim Rule developed a passion for antique books at an early age. In the nearly 30 years since he began his collection, it naturally evolved to include bookends, which may play a supporting role but have a rich and interesting history all their own. Rule’s Antiques and Fine Books, located at I-40 Antique Center in Maumelle, now features upwards of 60 pairs. Quite simply, their main function is to hold up books. At the beginning of the 19th century, when books were printed on an industrial scale and the public’s libraries began to grow, so too did their desire for different means of displaying and accenting them. In the United States, factories like The Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company responded, adding bookends to a line of products that already included clocks and sewing machines. These first varieties were often made in the Arts and Crafts style, an important architectural and decorative movement through the first few decades of the century. Many were cast iron with busts of renowned authors, politicians or philosophers, and engraved with quotations. They had an inspirational quality that helped “to put you in mind of some greater idea or meaning,” Rule says, as readers sifted through their libraries. With the 1930s came the rising Art Deco influence, evident in the stylized form of a pair of horse heads in Rule’s collection. Others are Art Nouveau, many of which, including the Mayflower, were produced by art metal manufacturer Pompeian Bronze Co. Varying production techniques throughout the industry included wrapping metal over plaster, and utilizing spelter, a substitute for bronze. True bronze bookends, made in very limited numbers, are rare and valuable collectibles today. A savvy collector, Rule keeps an eye out for the work of artists commissioned by these companies to design bookends that were as beautiful as they were functional; one such notable artist was Maxfield Parrish. Rule also notes that many were designed in keeping with the topics of the genres of the works they enclosed. Philosophical pieces, for instance, might have bookends related to weightier matters or ideas, while children’s were more playful. Rule, whose bookbindings feature supple leather and gold engraving, is a firm believer that you can in fact judge a book by its cover. But bookends have a story to tell too. “They don’t require the upkeep that books do,” Rule says. “They have a job to do, and they do it very quietly.”

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Ornate raffia-covered ottomans and a sleek Italian-designed bed are equally at home in designer Cynthia Smiley’s bedroom, a space she describes as cottage meets contemporary. “I lean toward the homey, comfortable feeling of a cottage,” she says, “but with an edge of sleek, shiny and simple.” When she and her husband, Dennis, purchased an under-construction new home in Fayetteville, she put that mix into practice and converted the bare bones bedroom into an inviting oasis of tranquility.

Professional Advice from Cynthia Smiley Your bedroom has to be highly functional as well as pretty. Design it to fit your life: in our case, the bed is easy to make, we prop up on the pillows and they’re all washable, plus we have places on our bedside tables for stacks of books and baskets underneath for the overflow. Design Resources Builder McMahon Brothers Construction, Fayetteville Designer Cynthia Smiley, Fayetteville Armchair, lamps, ottomans, pillows, rug Lighting Emporium, Springdale Bed Lacuna Modern Interiors, Fayetteville Bedding Dillard’s, locations statewide Chest Hank’s Fine Furniture, locations statewide Draperies Interior Fabrics & Design, Fayetteville Floor Wood Floor Gallery, Springdale Lamp-wood I.O. Metro, locations statewide Paint Benjamin Moore, locations statewide Window shades Glinda Avey, Springdale

+HUVWHSE\VWHSWLSV IRUKRZVKHGLGLW Begin with a soothing shade: Benjamin Moore’s Coastal Fog Define the key design elements: In this room, a pair of windows created an ideal space for a bed in between. “The symmetry of the windows influenced me to use pairs of furnishings—bedside tables, lamps, ottomans at the foot of the bed,” says Smiley, “which is a look I find orderly and calming.”

Choose a focal point: A contemporary platform bed in cherry wood stays fuss-free, with no box spring or bed skirt needed. The bed’s lower height creates space for a large mirror above. “The area over a headboard can be awkwardly empty if there’s not enough room to hang art,” says Smiley.

Add texture: Elements that appeal to the senses abound, including woven bedside tables, a mix of quilted and smooth silk bedding, a shimmery silk shag rug, raffia-covered ottomans, a rugged wood lamp and a sleek silver-leaf chest. Dress with details: Fabric shades screen sunlight while sheer draperies hung at ceiling height emphasize the windows. An acrylic on board painting by the Smileys’ son, Joe, adds color and texture. “And, of course, it’s our favorite element in the room,” she adds. www.athomearkansas.com 21


A Little Rock designer turns an outdated master bath into a sparkling, spa-like retreat for a pair of health pros By Diane Carroll

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Wellness is not just a buzzword for Dr. David Lipschitz, a geriatrician, author and awardwinning television host of programs on aging, and his wife, Dr. Francie Wilson, an otolaryngologist. Following the advice they give their patients to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle, they sought to create their own spa-like space in their inefficient master bathroom. Once a sunroom adjacent to the master bedroom, the area had been converted to a bath by previous owners of the couple’s early 1900s-era home in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood. While the bones of the converted room appealed to the physicians—abundant windows, adequate space, and tile walls that blended with the historical style of the house—functionality was an issue, with little storage, an unused vanity seating area, and an outdated shower and tub. The pair enlisted the help of designer Garry Mertins, seeking his advice for freshening up the room and creating a more soothing retreat. Mertins began with the color palette, creating a custom wall color to match the existing tile and cover the room in a tranquil shade. Keeping the molding and other architectural details of the space intact, he opted for a more modern builtin vanity with contemporary hardware and fixtures, including Lefroy Brooks square countermount basins. “Clean lines, elegant, not fussy or ornately detailed,” says Mertins. “That kind of straightforward and simplified look is soothing in its orderliness.” Topping the vanity with travertine marble to match the existing floor kept a narrow color palette—another secret to a soothing space, notes Mertins—and he added a wall of mirrors above to reflect the soft shades of the walls and ceiling, enhancing the play of light through the space.

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Reworking the existing shower with a seamless glass surround increased the room’s airiness, and removing a small bathtub and replacing it with a spa-like soaking tub provided the final means for rest and relaxation. “It’s the kind of room that is easy to decompress in now,” says Mertins. “Having a functional master bath that takes advantage of some of the features that are out there is an important way to take care of yourself.” Design Resources Interior design Garry Mertins Design, Little Rock Contractor/cabinetry Distinctive Kitchens & Baths, Little Rock Counter, tub surround Advanced Bath & Kitchen, Little Rock Fixtures, tub Falk Plumbing Supply, Little Rock Light fixtures Light Innovations, Light Rock Paint Pratt & Lambert, locations statewide


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After updating their early 20thcentury home, renovation expert Mark Zweig and his wife, landscape designer Katie Zweig, created curvaceous garden beds to unify the house and the grounds and ďŹ lled them with perennials.

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The renovated home features cedar shingles covered with Olympic wood toner in Canyon Brown, siding and trim painted Sherwin-Williams’ Roycroft Vellum and shutters in Roycroft Bottle Green.

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“Every house has a story of how it evolved over time,” says renovation expert Mark Zweig, who has a passion for purchasing dilapidated homes and thoughtfully restoring them with a nod to the past mixed with present-day innovations. Such was the case at his own home in Fayetteville, which he shares with his wife, Katie, a landscape designer, and their four-year-old daughter, Olive. The house began in turn of the 20th-century Victorian style, when it was a mere four-room cottage. It was added onto in the 1930s with a porch and garage, gaining a dose of Arts and Crafts detailing, followed by occasional upgrades over the next several decades. By the time the Zweigs purchased it, the look was “pure hodge-podge,” says Mark, prompting the couple to devise a cohesive, historically-inspired design plan for the home’s restoration and a family-friendly addition. Cedar clapboard siding and shingles were chosen as key materials, with the siding painted a cottage-style buttery yellow and the shingles stained an Arts and Crafts evocative deep brown. Windows were upgraded for energy efficiency, with multi-paned wood models selected for their historical integrity. Functional shutters were built on-site, featuring an evergreen motif “to add a bit of personality,” says Mark, and painted a deep green that became an accent color. Dormer windows were added to increase natural light inside and accentuate the pitched roofline outside, and the home’s original front door was restored. The sagging front porch required complete rebuilding, and in doing so the Zweigs added a beadboard ceiling, stone floor, enlarged stone and wood columns, as well as copper gutters and downspouts. Alongside the porch, a new chimney made from locally quarried stone created a focal point. “My goal is to fit the vernacular of the


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Katie created a trio of spaces in the backyard to accommodate each family member’s recreational favorites. A consistent palette of colors and materials help a new addition on the back of the house blend with the original home.

Professional Advice from Mark and Katie Zweig Taking design cues from your site is critical. For home exteriors, base your colors on elements you can’t change—such as complementing existing stonework or brick. For gardens, getting to know the nuances of sun, shade and drainage on your lot are the key to creating a maintainable landscape.

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area, and to use materials and colors that blend a house within its setting,” says Mark. One of the elements that had originally enticed the couple to buy the house was its large lot, which allowed the Zweigs to add on 1,500 square feet of living space with enough room left over for a new patio surrounded by gardens and play areas. Adhering to the design scheme created for the original parts of the home, a mix of clapboard siding, shingles and stone form the exterior. “It’s consistent, and it looks like a house that has been added onto over time, with a cottage style façade in front transitioning to an enlarged house in the back,” says Mark. Katie surrounded the refurbished home with curved garden beds filled with informal plantings of azaleas, perennials and evergreens that “fit the historical style,” she says, “and give us different colors or blooms in each season.” She divided the remaining rectangular backyard into three design features—a playground, a gazebo with a nearby water fountain, and a vegetable garden—as an enticing retreat for each member of the family. “We can all be out there together, relaxing, playing or gardening,” says Katie. With the gazebo sporting the yellow paint color and cedar shingles of the main house and the garden rimmed in stone, Mark notes that they tied all the elements together. “You can add new spaces and ideas,” he says, “and still be cohesive.” Design Resources Project development Mark Zweig, Inc., Fayetteville Landscape Design Katie Zweig, ASLA, Fayetteville Landscape installation Northwest Arkansas Lawns, Bethel Heights Doors, siding, windows Meek’s, Fayetteville Fountain Westwood Gardens, Fayetteville Garden growing medium Nitron Industries, Johnson Gutter system Sheet Metal Plus, Fayetteville Irrigation system Kenneth Roberson, Goshen Paint Sherwin-Williams, Fayetteville Painter Miguel Contreras, Springdale Paving Kenny Price, Springdale Roofing Pickett Construction, Fayetteville Shutters, window boxes, rail systems Mark Zweig, Inc., Fayetteville Stonework Jody Skaggs, Goshen


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Fall Furniture Favorites Natural leather chair and ottoman by Henredon. “These pieces feature aniline-dyed leather in lustrous tones.” Cathy Browne, Hank’s & More, West Little Rock Regency display cabinet by Kindel Furniture Company. “I love the exquisite finish details and elegant proportions, which would make it a statement piece in any location.” Kaki Hockersmith, ASID, Kaki Hockersmith Interiors, Little Rock Melbourne sofa by Rowe Fine Furniture. “It’s a great transitional piece, mixing traditional lines with contemporary flair.” Tamara Criswell, Cleo’s Furniture, West Little Rock

Monroe chair from I.O. Metro. “With its charcoal velvet fabric, this chair could be used in a modern setting or to update a traditional room.” Lee Anne Stelte, I.O. Metro, Fayetteville

Trebbiano coffee table by Thomasville. “With a 52-inch round top, the scale would work well in a large room.” Linda Flint, Gary Thorson’s Furniture, Hot Springs

Denizen cabinet by Coalesse. “This flexible line of components accommodates an electronic lifestyle—TV and media, computer and closed storage, all in one sculptural piece.” Julie Wait Fryauf, ASID, Julie Wait Designs, Rogers Wing chair by Henredon. “The exaggerated back and wings offer support, and an extra deep seat makes it even more comfortable.” Debbie White, White Furniture, Benton

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From designing, building and outfitting their homes, to living and working in them, these pros have learned a few tricks-of-the-trade along the way. Join a pair of architects and an interior designer for a tour of their own favorite spaces.


In husband-and-wife architects Jeff Horton and Jennifer Herron’s newly built home for their family of four, open living spaces and clean lines create a contemporary atmosphere. The pair worked with interior designer Eric Ford to select family-friendly furnishings in a mix of warm neutral tones, including sofas from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The painting is by Horton, whose art studio is also located in the house.

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How did you select the lot for your home? Were there any special considerations for finding the right area?

Jennifer Herron of Herron Horton Architects: Zoning was actually one of the biggest factors. We needed an area that was zoned for urban use and allowed us to have an office and our home together.

Jeff Horton of Herron Horton Architects: We love the historic district and being downtown, so when we found this lot in the heart of the city, we knew it was right. AHIA: What were a few of the top priorities for the space? Horton: Our main goal was to build a sustainable structure using low-maintenance materials that have a long lifespan. Things like metal roofing and a geothermal heating and cooling unit were tops on our list. Herron: And because we plan to stay in the home for a number of years, we knew the lowmaintenance materials would pay us back down the road. AHIA: Not only are you married, but you are also partners in your architecture firm. How did you decide to split the work for a project that was this close to home? Horton: Our practice is based on collaboration and this project was no different. We passed the plans back and forth to each other for a full year before we began building. AHIA: Part of building a sustainable residence involves selecting materials that are environmentally friendly as well as local. Are there any specific products that come from Arkansas? Herron: Yes, the metal roofing material was fabricated in North Little Rock at McElroy Metal and our red oak flooring was milled in the Ozarks. AHIA: Your business is also housed in this space. How do you keep balance at work and in your home life with the combined areas? Herron: That’s a good question! No, seriously, having it all together has made life less stressful. Our lives are fluid with architecture and this space makes it much easier. If I’m in the kitchen and I have an idea, I can come to the office, jot it down or sketch, and then go right back to what I was doing. Horton: Our kids also keep us balanced. We can take a break to play or help them with homework, and then come right back to a project with a new perspective. AHIA: You mentioned your two children, Jake, age 12, and Ava, age 9. Did they have any input in the design? Horton: When they saw the plans, their first question was, “Where’s the soccer field?” Herron: We didn’t fit that into our lot, but we did include lofts in each of their bedrooms to give them a retreat. Every child needs a little place of their own, and these lofts are ideal for them. 38

AHIA: Jeff, as an acclaimed painter, how did you carve out space in the house for creating art? Horton: Before we built, I had a studio outside our home. My hours are sporadic, so the idea of having it all in one space was very attractive. The second floor space above our office seemed like a natural fit. I love that I can take a break, foster my creativity in the studio, and then bring that energy back to the office when I’m tackling more technical things like building codes. Herron: In the studio, the only parameters he has are the ones he places on himself, so it’s amazing to see the creativity that flows when he begins a painting. AHIA: Design and sustainability are at the forefront of your work. How did you use this knowledge when it came to building your own home? Herron: For us it was a great way to explore all the components of an environmentally sound home. Jeff is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and sustainable practices are a way of life in our business, but building a space for yourself can teach you so much. Horton: We really tried to use all the knowledge we have and build a home that will last for years to come. Design Resources Architect Herron Horton Architects, Little Rock Builder AMB General Contractors, North Little Rock Interior design Eric Ford Design, Little Rock Landscape design Ecological Design Group, Little Rock Appliances Metro Appliances & More, North Little Rock Brick Acme Brick & Tile, North Little Rock Cabinetry, wood flooring installation Crowning Achievements, Cabot Countertops Advanced Bath & Kitchen, Little Rock Flooring-concrete Innovative Concrete Systems, Little Rock Flooring-wood Standfill Floor Company, Bryant Furnishings Lacuna Modern Interiors, Fayetteville; Soho Modern, Little Rock Lighting Malmstrom White Co., Little Rock Pillows Cynthia East Fabrics, Mertinsdyke Home, Little Rock Plumbing fixtures Westlake Plumbing, Cabot Roofing McElroy Metal, North Little Rock Staircase railing, steps Architectural Iron Works, Little Rock Tile C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Little Rock


Herron and Horton designed the kitchen and living areas with an open oor plan that allows the entire family to hang out—no matter whose turn it is to cook dinner. As part of the environmentally responsible design, they used wood milled in Arkansas for the stairs and hired Architectural Ironworks of Little Rock to produce the custom metal railing.

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Open shelving, crisp white walls and a high-gloss island maintain the modern look throughout the kitchen. Counters are LivingStone solid surfacing from Advanced Bath & Kitchen, the oors are polished concrete with a LEED-certiďŹ ed sealant, through Innovative Concrete Systems. A variety of mid-century designed chairs are from Soho Modern.

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In the master bedroom, large triangular windows bring in light, reducing the family’s dependence on overhead fixtures and lamps. Custom built-in cabinets take the place of freestanding chests for a streamlined look. In the master bath, low-flow faucets and showerheads along with a dualflush toilet carry the sustainable lifestyle throughout the home. In Ava’s room, an IKEA canopy bed, complete with flowing curtains, is a favorite feature. In Jake’s room, one of Horton’s paintings makes an eyecatching statement.

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Clockwise from top left: Built-in shelving keeps the family’s collection of books and other prized possessions in order. Galvalume metal walls and standing seam metal roof mix with brick and abundant windows to comprise the home’s exterior. Herron and Horton at work in their home office. The cabinetry and file drawers were originally part of one large sideboard they found at an estate sale; they separated the upper and lower cabinets and added a countertop to give the piece a new life and purpose. Skylights and several large windows provide plenty of natural light in Horton’s art studio, housed above the couple’s office.

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An interior designer outďŹ ts her West Little Rock home with a well-curated combination of colors, materials and textures Interview: Paulette Pearson Styling: Diane Carroll Photography: Nancy Nolan

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In the living room of Mona and Don Thompson’s West Little Rock home, a fireplace features custom cast stone by Pinnacle PreCast Company with an aged finish by Angelfish Studios. Parkinson Building Group created a series of arched doorways with Honduran mahogany doors leading to the patio. The furnishings and paintings are antiques Thompson has collected through the years.

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A terracotta relief worked into the backsplash sets the tone in the kitchen, where Thompson’s preference for muted tones shows in the Texas limestone walls, dark-walnut stained hickory wood floors and faux-finished island with a granite countertop, which holds refrigerated drawers on both sides. The range is by Viking and the barstools are upholstered with an antique rug. Black-and-white tile in the bar area is by Walker Zanger. Facing page: Corner bookcases in the family room hold built-in window seats.

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What plans did you have for the home you and your husband, Don, built in Little Rock’s Valley Falls Estates?

Mona Thompson of Providence Ltd. Interior Design: I wanted it to feel European but not dressy; just open, warm and comfortable. AHIA: As a designer, did you have a difficult time settling on a look for yourself? MT: The look I had no problem with, but I completely agree that it’s easier to make decisions for a client. I am fortunate to have a mentor in designer Tom Chandler, who helped when we were deciding how the house would be situated on the lot. My sister and business partner, Talena Ray, is also a source of inspiration. If we’re not designing for a client, we’re working for ourselves. We love finding things to incorporate into the home. AHIA: In terms of this project, where did you begin? MT: I actually drew up the initial plans, and our builder, Bill Parkinson, worked with a draftsman to see them through. Thinking about the design, the kitchen is where I started. I knew I wanted a screen door that would lead to an herb garden and let in the breeze. I also wanted open shelving and a big kitchen window. AHIA: Textured walls and stone play prominently throughout. MT: The walls are a sheet rock texture that’s been painted and glazed, so it varies from room to room, from wall to wall. The rock is a Texas limestone. Once we fell in love with it, we had a hard time saying no. I like its softness, color, texture, cut—it plays so well with everything, whether the colors are neutral or rich. I wanted the rock accents, and once we found a complementary paint color, everything just kind of fell into place. AHIA: Arches seem to be a recurring theme as well. MT: Especially with the solid mahogany doors. They’re 10 feet tall and three inches thick, and we had them special ordered from Honduras. They were one of the first things we purchased for our home. AHIA: Moving from the larger main living spaces to the master bedroom, how did you manage to give it such an intimate, cozy feel?

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MT: The last thing we wanted was extra space, so we decided to have a smaller bedroom. It’s not really large, but it’s big enough. At one point, the whole wall was going to be windows, but when we ended up with two small windows I decided to do draperies all the way across. The headboard was custom-made with an antique rug I found on a buying trip. The rug was beautiful but it had holes, so I used it to upholster the headboard and the pillows. AHIA: Any last tips on how you achieved your home’s elegant yet comfortable design? MT: Focus on the color and texture. I prefer warm, muddy colors to brighter colors, and I mixed materials like plaster, wood and stone. I love to place something really dressy next to something that’s not. It’s a definite mix of things, but it’s a planned mix. Design Resources Interior design Providence Ltd., Little Rock Builder Parkinson Building Group, Little Rock Landscape design Landscape Architecture, Inc., Little Rock Landscape installation The Good Earth Garden Center, Little Rock Appliances Aimco Equipment Company, Little Rock Bulletin board, custom bench, upholstery Howard’s Upholstery Shop, Little Rock Fabric Cynthia East Fabrics, Interior Tailor, Larry’s Inc., Little Rock Faux finishing Angelfish Studios, Little Rock Flooring Aloha Hardwood Flooring Co., Bryant Furnishings Cobblestone & Vine, Fabulous Finds Antiques, Marshall Clements, The Accessory, Little Rock Garage doors, fireplaces, central vacuum Royal Overhead Door Inc., locations statewide Lamps The Shade Above, Searcy Lighting Light Innovations, Little Rock Slipcovers Slipcovers and More, Benton Stone-bathrooms Acme Brick & Tile, North Little Rock Tile Acme Brick & Tile, Elder Distributing, North Little Rock Window treatments, bedding Mountjoy’s Custom Draperies, Mabelvale


Thompson embellished the dining room chandelier with hanging crystals and had draperies made with a blend of two silk fabrics from Larry’s Inc. Facing page: Thompson and her dog, Cappi, tend to business in the cozy home office, equipped with a custom bulletin board by Howard’s Upholstery Shop.

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Floor-to-ceiling velvet draperies add texture to the master bedroom, featuring a Currey & Co. chandelier, a headboard upholstered with an antique rug, custom bedding, including a foot warmer, and a pair of hand-painted chests.

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Left to right: Concrete side tables flank a custom-made bed in the guest room. Thompson’s dressing area is outfitted with a kidney-shaped vanity, electrified candelabras from Cobblestone & Vine, and a 19th-century mirror from Fabulous Finds Antiques. The soothing master bathroom features a terracotta relief set in mosaic tiles, as well as a vintage tub.

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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.

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PROFILES Top jewelers across the state share their insights on jewelry trends, timeless style, serving customers and community, and more.

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Wilkerson Jewelers OWNER: Bobby Wilkerson Largest selection of diamond jewelry in-house with solitaires up to 6 carat. HISTORY: In 1970, Wilkerson Jewelers opened in downtown Stuttgart offering a large inventory of diamond jewelry that ranges from solitaires and bridal jewelry to all types of diamond fashion jewelry, color stone jewelry and watches. High-end jewelry lines include Hearts on Fire, Charles Krypell, Caerleon Jewelry, Odelia, Pandora, Seiko and Citizen, and custom design services are part of Wilkerson’s day-to-day business. Wilkerson Jewelers takes pride in providing the highest level of customer service to its clients, but ďŹ rst and foremost wants every visit to Wilkerson’s to be an enjoyable experience. They recently remodeled their showroom from the ground up, doubling its size. If you are in the market for diamond or diamond jewelry, a trip to Stuttgart will be well worth your time. JEWELRY TRENDS: Bigger is better! Big, heavy, and bold pieces are all the rage right now. Wilkerson Jewelers always keep up with the latest trends with professional buyers traveling world-wide. TRADEMARKS:

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Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry Darrow Jones & Jacob Jones TRADEMARKS: Known for beautiful jewelry lines such as Tacori, Verragio, Scott Kay, Ritani, Alwand Vahan, Caerleon, KC Designs, Makur and Pandora. HISTORY: Jones & Son was founded in 1986, 25 years ago, by Darrow Jones, and today is Little Rock’s oldest family-owned jeweler. Through the years it has evolved from the original store to a new state-of-the-art 3,000-squarefoot showroom featuring some of the hottest brands in the business. Darrow’s son, Jacob, joined the business ofďŹ cially in 2006, and they are both present in the day to day operations assuring that the quality is second to none. This year has been the best year in the history of Jones & Son, which has been selected by Tacori to become a Tacori “Platinum Partner,â€? the highest honor one can achieve from Tacori. Walk in Jones & Son and you are greeted with a full-sized Tacori and Pandora boutique to make the shopping experience extra special. Tacori and Jones & Son have also partnered to provide the new Apple iPad technology in the store with the Tacori iPad app, allowing you to search and view the entire Tacori collection literally at the touch of a ďŹ nger! If Jones & Son doesn’t have the ring or ďŹ ne jewelry in stock, you can quickly locate and determine price, variations and lead times. PHILANTHROPY: The father-and-son team at Jones & Son is not limited to their specialty of engagement rings or ďŹ ne jewelry, and has been thoroughly involved in the community. Both Darrow and Jacob personally give their time, as well as resources, to some of Central Arkansas’ ďŹ nest charities. Jones & Son was recently selected as the jeweler for Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Ball and was honored as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Patron’s sponsor for the second year in a row. Jacob Jones was asked to chair the Wolfe Street Foundation’s Oscar Night America 2011 at the Peabody Hotel and has been on the board of the Wolfe Street Foundation for the past three years. Darrow has a personal involvement in the Taste of the Mediterranean Bash at the Greek Orthodox Church and has been involved with this exciting spring event for the past few years. â€?Our goal after 25 years of success is to try to make where we live a better place,â€? says Darrow. OWNER:

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COCKTAIL CHIC Celebrate the season in an embellished dress and notice-me-now accessories Purple Reign

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EARRINGS Companions, Little Rock

NECKLACE, EARRINGS AND COCKTAIL RING Masons, Fayetteville

SEQUIN DRESS French Connection. Lola Boutique, Fayetteville

COMPACT Estee Lauder. Belk, Dillard’s, locations statewide

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FRAGRANCE Chanel No. 5. Dillard’s, locations statewide HEELS Jeffrey Campbell. Masons, Fayetteville

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DRESS ABS by Allen Schwartz Collection. Masons, Fayetteville

EYE SHADOW Chanel. Dillard’s, locations statewide

HEELS Butter. Companions, Little Rock


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Conway for a Cause Get a head start on your holiday gift buying with a festive fundraiser and some seasonal shopping DAZZLE DAZE, THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISER for the Conway Regional Women’s Council benefitting the Conway Regional Health Foundation, is scheduled for November 18-20 at the Faulkner County fairgrounds special events center. The shopping extravaganza brings more than 80 merchants from around the country to one location, offering gourmet food, holiday items, jewelry and much more. While you’re at it, stick around and check off more items on that holiday shopping list with an excursion to these stores around town. Mary’s Boutique

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{ YOUR SHOPPING GUIDE } A Very Merry Christmas Store & More 923 Front St. (501) 548-6177 www.averymerrychristmasstore.com Prepare to entertain by stocking up on holiday essentials like ornaments and festive dishware. Bevy’s 1022 Oak St. (501) 329-4530 Take your pick from a bevy of gifts and accessories as well as custom draperies and monogramming.

Conway’s Classic Touch 2850 Prince St., Ste. A (501) 327-3004 www.conwaysclassictouch.net Not just a flower shop, Conway’s Classic Touch offers a wealth of décor options for the home, plus coveted Razorback gear. DeBoard Electronics 415 Oak St. (501) 329-6308 www.deboards.com The men in your life would love a new plasma television, stereo system or more, from DeBoard’s.

EM Jeans 1100 Oak St. (501) 329-6253 www.emjeans.com Known for designer jeans—including Citizens of Humanity and Seven for all Mankind—EM Jeans is a great source for women’s holiday dresses, men’s suiting and so much more. Fletcher Smith’s Jewelers 1115 Oak St. (501) 329-2842 www.fletchersmithjewelers.com The jewelry store glistens with lines like Konstantino Treasures, Rembrandt Charms, Citizen Watch Co. and Andrea Candela.

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The Village at Hendrix A new community is underway across from Hendrix College. Designed by Miami-based architects Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, acclaimed for their development of Seaside, Florida, it features stately townhouses and mixused apartments, shops and restaurants lining quaint treeshaded streets. Village Books and the full-service bakery-café Panera Bread are already moved in, and Little Rock’s beloved ZaZa Fine Salad + Wood-Oven Pizza Co. is opening a location next door. Stop by and see what the buzz is all about. www.hendrix.edu/village

Fountains, Pots, Plants & More 1120 Hogan Ln. (501) 339-5000 Give your outdoor spaces some TLC with a trip to this garden center, with pots and fountains as well as birdfeeders, garden décor and more. Hambuchen Home Furnishings Harkrider & 2nd St. (501) 327-6523 www.hambuchens.com Accent your lovely abode with an accessory from Hambuchen, including clocks, area rugs, office and outdoor items, and art.

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Lefler’s 1114 Oak St. (501) 329-3424 From classic to contemporary, clothing and accessories from Lefler’s will be a welcome and lasting addition to your fall and winter wardrobe. Mary’s Boutique 1110 Oak St. (501) 329-5600 Mary’s specializes in denim, clothing and accessories for the hip fashionista. PK’s 830 Front St. (501) 329-3722 Plan a mid-day shopping spree at PK’s for women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories.

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Rose Cottage 1101 Oak St. (501) 327-4111 Surprise your loved ones, or pamper yourself, with china, crystal or silver from Rose Cottage. SoHo Photography 1107 Oak St. (501) 339-4139 www.sommerholdenphotography.com Bring out your inner photographer by stopping in the gallery at Sommer Holden’s new studio space, open Monday-Friday, 11a.m. to 2 p.m. The talented artist’s work spans the genres, including weddings and portraits. Something Blue Paperie 1014 Oak St. (501) 327-4258 www.somethingbluepaperie.com More than just a great stationery store, Something Blue is filled with totes, custom frames, sweet-smelling bath products and more. The Kitchen Store 704 Locust St. (501) 327-2182 Peruse kitchen accessories, tableware, cooking ware, gifts and more at this locally owned shop, and you’ll be a domestic goddess in no time.


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The Plant Outlet 827 Hogan Ln. (501) 513-0080 www.arkansasplantoutlet.com A gardener’s oasis, The Plant Outlet carries plants as well as garden accessories, pottery and iron products. The Warp and Woof 911 Oak St. (501) 932-0300 www.warpandwoof-fabrics.com Spruce up your home for the holidays with a trip to this 5,000-square-foot showroom with more than 1,200 bolts of quality fabric. Walk This Way 920 Locust St., Ste. 101 (501) 32-SHOES www.wtwshoes.com Sashay into Walk This Way for the latest trends in shoes and accessories. Wilkinson’s Mall 1212 Harrison St. (501) 329-7463 www.wilkinsonsmall.com With one of Arkansas’ largest selections of shoes and boots, Wilkinson’s appeals to the most discerning of shoppers. 76

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Shop ‘til you drop, then reboot with a relaxing meal Michelangelo’s Italian Ristorante 1117 Oak St. (501) 329-7278 www.michelangelosconway.com Plan a holiday get-together with family and friends, complete with pasta dishes made only from the finest ingredients, in a big-city atmosphere. Mike’s Place 808 Front St. (501) 269-6453 www.mikesplaceconway.com Gather a group at this Deep South-inspired restaurant for chicken, hand-made sauces and prime rib.

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