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Contents D ECEM B ER 2017
40 A FRESH TWIST ON CHRISTMAS
Designer Jill Lawrence dresses her historic home with lemons, greenery, and contemporary accents—all fit for a festive season.
48 PAST MEETS PRESENT
Blogger Alicia Armstrong shares the stories behind her favorite vintage finds for both the holiday season and everyday use.
54 OH, WHAT FUN!
A young Little Rock family decorates their home for holidays with the help of a team of design-savvy friends.
Wrap It Up
Events, Openings & Launches
Deck the Walls
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In Every Issue 8 WELCOME FROM THE EDITOR 72 END NOTES
On The Cover The Armstrong family living room. Photography by Rett Peek. See page 48.
20 GET TO KNOW
Meet Jack Lloyd
Winter Wonderland Calendar
Christmas in the Making
Cheers to the New Year!
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’tis the season
There are few things I anticipate as eagerly as Christmas. Not just the day of, but the entire season. The minute the turkey is cleared from Thanksgiving dinner, I’m ready to turn on the holiday music and whip out the gift wrap. While all I want to do is soak up the holiday spirit, I find that December inevitably turns out to be one of the most hectic months of the year—I reckon it is for you, too. So, this year, I aim to slow down and savor the season a little more. I found inspiration for this frame of mind in working on this month’s feature stories, which highlight families who seem to embrace the phrase “home for the holidays.” For example, designer Jill Lawrence told us about some “serious cookie baking” that takes place in her kitchen with her daughter (page 40). Alicia Armstrong, known for her blog, “Our Vintage Nest,” says that this year each of her children will have their own three-foot tree in their room to decorate (page 48). And Kirstin and Glen Johnson, whose outdoor living space looks so cozy and relaxed, could most likely be found sitting around the fireplace roasting marshmallows as you read this (page 54). As for me? I think I’ll make the most of these precious winter weeks with a few of my favorite things: White Christmas on the TV, a roaring fire in the fireplace, and a spiked hot chocolate in hand. Happy holidays to you and yours!
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Turn on your favorite Christmas movie and grab a treat (or two), it’s time to create pretty packages to place under the tree. Here are our top picks for your holiday wrapping station. Turn the page for sources and more finds.
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Flax yarn with spool and pom pom mini storage bin. WITH Home Supply, Fayetteville, (479) 304-8446, withhomesupply.com
Nest Fragrances “Holiday” scented candle. Bella Boutique, Little Rock, (501) 603-5373
Rifle Paper Co. and Paper Source printed wrapping paper. The Social Type, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929 Grand tailoring shears. Box Turtle, Little Rock, (501) 661-1167, shopboxturtle.com Tony’s Chocolonely dark chocolate bar. Sweet Candy & Gifts, Little Rock, (501) 747-1940, sweetcandyar.com 1 Codify pencil holder. Anthropologie, Little Rock, (501) 821-5228, anthropologie.com 2 Eames molded fiberglass side chair with dowel base. Evo Business Environments, Little Rock, (501) 244-9696, evoarkansas.com
3 White Caché desk. The Container Store, Little Rock, (501) 660-7828, containerstore.com
4 LED table lamp in teal. Light Innovations, Little Rock, (501) 223-9026, light-innovations.com
5 Black and white screen-printed pillow. Electric Ghost, Little Rock, (501) 246-3500, electricghost.com 6 Snip in Style scissors in rose gold. Paperwerk, Fort Smith, (479) 648-0558, paperwerkfs.com
7 & 11 Vanilla Bean stapler and the Zipper Sacs. The Social Type, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929 8 Izard craft chocolate. The Green Corner Store, Little Rock, (501) 374-1111, thegreencornerstore.com 9 Faux shagreen box set trimmed in wood. blu d’or Interiors, Jonesboro, (870) 336-1435, bludorinteriors.com
10 Thimblepress gift tags. Box Turtle, Little Rock, (501) 661-1167, shopboxturtle.com
12 Hand-marbled gift wrap and cotton-woven, Italian ribbon. Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville, (479) 521-1778, shindigpaperie.com 13 Starlight gift wrap. gingiber.com
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ARRIVALS, OPENINGS & LAUNCHES NEWS FROM AROUND THE NATURAL STATE
POUT GETS A REMODEL
Cosmetics and skincare shop Pout recently revealed a store remodel designed by Beth Davis of Beth Davis Interiors. Owner Ashley Harris says the new look gives the space, which is located in Little Rock’s Pleasant Ridge Town Center, an “overall brightness.” “The one thing we look forward to the most for our customers in the newly remodeled store is a better traffic flow with a light feel,” Harris says. In addition to makeup, skincare, and gifts, Pout also offers facials, makeup application, and lash extension services. Pout, 11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 224-8222, poutoflr.com
LAURA’S DRAPERIES & BLINDS OPENS STOREFRONT
After a decade of experience working with designers and clients on window coverings, wall coverings, and upholstery, Laura Bass has opened a storefront in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood. Complete with outdoor draperies framing the entry, the shop is a space where clients can meet with Bass and employee Monica Smith, and peruse fabric samples and drapery hardware. “I am most excited to have a storefront to meet with my clients because it will offer them an opportunity to see, touch, and feel a tangible item,” Bass says. “So much of the decision making process is based off a ‘vision.’” Bass hopes that the opportunity to see a range of options in person will allow clients to feel more confident in their decisions. Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, 5910 R Street, Little Rock, 501-256-6725, laurasdraperies.com
Like most people, we love celebrating the holidays, and have a number of traditions we enjoy doing each year. Whether attending the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, attending a performance of the Nutcracker at the Robinson Center, or enjoying the Nog-Off at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock is a city that has lots of holiday activities for you to enjoy. For a complete listing of Little Rock holiday offerings and special events, go to LittleRock.com and find one to share and enjoy with your family and friends. There’s nothing better than spending time together to make your holiday season bright.
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UPDATE YOUR CORNER OF THE WORLD WITH FRESH LOOKS IN TILE AND WALLPAPER P R O D U C E R : T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: C O U R T E S Y O F V E N D O R S
“Clara” in White Thassos / Nero Marquina from Ann Sacks’s Benton Mosaics collection is a contemporary take on traditional black-and-white backsplash tiles. Available to the trade.
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5 1 Daltile’s “Idyllic Blends” in Tranquil Snow harmoniously blends cool undertones and warm shades for a look with mass appeal. C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kaufman By Design, kaufmanbydesign.com; Lumber One, lumberonehomecenter.com 2 The “Catalyst” collection by Emser features an eye-catching mix of textures, including porcelain, glass, and stone materials. C&F Flooring, candfcarpet.com; Holmes Tile & More, holmestile.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kaufman By Design, kaufmanbydesign.com 3 Bring a burst of energy to your backsplash with Walker Zanger’s “Ellington” decorative stone, which features brass and copper inlays. Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com and Inside Effects, insideeffects.com
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4 Each piece of “Carolina 1” from the LiLi handmade cement tile line is 100% environmentally sustainable. Acme Brick Tile & Stone, acmebricktileandstone.com 5 Walker Zanger’s “Chevron Mosaic” from the 6th Avenue collection (shown in Ink Matte) is a fresh take on traditional lines and is available in six patterns and five colors. Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com and Inside Effects, insideeffects.com
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1 From York’s Dwell Studio collection, the “Miyuki” pattern—which commonly means beautiful happiness in Japanese— features a continual repeat of leaves and landscape. Available in five other colorways. 2 Also from York’s Dwell Studio collection, the “Medici Marble” pattern is an abstract, organic vision that can add interest to the smallest or largest of spaces. Available in three other colorways.
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3 “Concertina” from Osborne & Little’s Nina Campbell collection is touted as a trompe l’oeil stripe that mimics pleated fabric. Available in six other colorways. 4 Cowtan & Tout’s “Century” wallpaper is a cork-based paper with the look of marble veining. Shown in Ivory and Blue; available in four other colorways. 5 “Shiva” from Cowtan & Tout is a softly shimmering print on jute and cotton. Shown in Silver; available in two other colorways. 6 “Interweave” from Quadrille features an intricately connected basketweave of brushstrokes. Shown in Dark Grey; available in eight other colorways.
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Smoked salmon on toast points is just one of the tasty creations designer Kevin Walsh whipped up for his New Year’s Eve fête. Turn to page 28 to read the full story.
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AS THE CREATOR OF LEATHER GOODS BRAND DOWER, THIS LITTLE ROCK ARTISAN IS SETTING THE BAR FOR HANDMADE BAGS, WALLETS, AND MORE I N T E R V I E W : T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K
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AS AN ART FORM, IS THERE SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR THAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT WORKING WITH THE LEATHER AND YOUR HANDS? Yes, definitely—the fact that it’s all me. My hands and I are the only ones responsible for beginning, finishing, and then guaranteeing the product. IS THERE A PARTICULAR TYPE OF LEATHER YOU USE? Most of the leather I use is from a tannery called Wickett & Craig. They’ve been around for 150 years. I prefer their English bridle leather; it’s vegetable-tanned, incredibly durable, and ages beautifully with minimal care. For my wallets, I use another vegetable-tanned leather called Buttero, which is from the Conceria Walpier Tannery in Italy. It’s by far my favorite.
YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING. IS THERE ANYONE WHO WORKS ALONGSIDE YOU? Right now, I’m the only person physically creating the pieces. However, I do have massive financial and moral support from my wife. You will see her anywhere I’m selling the products. She is my champion and the reason I can do this full-time. She is also a far better salesperson.
TELL US HOW YOU GOT YOUR START IN LEATHER WORKING. HAVE YOU ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN THIS CRAFT? Though I have a fashion design degree, it is something I have only been interested in recently. I had no idea leather crafting on this level even existed. Several years ago I began working with the late Joe Brogdon making belts from repurposed leather and saddle tack. He began developing his own designs and needed some sewing done. To keep with his rustic handmade feel, I began teaching myself how to hand sew with two needles and thread. It creates what is called the saddle stitch. It’s the same stitch I use on everything. He is definitely the one who originally got me interested in this craft.
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SPEAKING OF THAT, WHERE CAN OUR READERS GET THEIR OWN DOWER BAG OR WALLET? You can purchase directly from my website (dower.co) or at any of the shows I attend. I will be at Art of the Bar at South on Main on December 10. Stay tuned to our social media for other possible pop-upshop dates. DOWER, Little Rock, dower.co
MY HANDS AND I ARE THE ONLY ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR BEGINNING, FINISHING, AND THEN GUARANTEEING THE PRODUCT.” —Jack Lloyd The Alie Handbag
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Winter Wonderland Calendar THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS, SIGHTS, AND FESTIVITIES IN THE NATURAL STATE THIS MONTH. CHECK OUT A FEW OF THESE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS. SEE THE LIGHTS
EXPERIENCE THE STATE’S FINEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS
HIT THE STREETS
CHRISTMAS CHEER CAN BE FOUND AT PARADES AROUND THE STATE
Dec. 1 // Rogers’ “A Hollywood Christmas” Parade // mainstreetrogers.com Dec. 2 // Little Rock’s Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade and Capitol Lighting // holidaysinlittlerock.com Dec. 2 // Siloam Springs’ “Red, White & Who” Christmas Parade // siloamspringsheritageleague.com Dec. 4 // Hot Springs’ “The Magic of Christmas” Parade // hotspringschristmasparade.com Dec. 5 // 60th Annual Jacksonville Christmas Parade // cityofjacksonville.net Dec. 7 // El Dorado’s “Christmas Through the Ages” Parade // goeldorado.com Dec. 9 // Bentonville’s “12 Days of Christmas” Parade // downtownbentonville.org
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Nov. 17 through Jan. 1 // Lights of the Ozarks // Fayetteville, thelightsoftheozarks.com Nov. 18 through Dec. 31 // Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens // Hot Springs, garvangardens.org Dec. 1-30 // Sherwood’s Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights // Sherwood
SHOP TILL YOU DROP STILL STUFFING THOSE STOCKINGS? SHOP LOCAL AT THESE HOLIDAY MARKETS
Dec. 9 // Mistletoe Madness // Conway, conwayarkansas.org Dec. 10 // Art of the Bar at South on Main // Little Rock, southonmain.com Dec. 16 // The Little Craft Show // Bentonville, thelittlecraftshow.com Dec. 17 // MagArts Holiday Handmade Market // Magnolia, magnoliaarts.net
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ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES
GRAB THE KIDS FOR HOLIDAY EVENTS WITH A HISTORICAL BENT
Dec. 2 // Christmas Forest Tree Lighting Ceremony at Crescent Hotel // Eureka Springs, christmasatthecrescent.com Dec. 3 // 50th Annual Christmas Frolic at Historic Arkansas Museum // Little Rock, historicarkansas.org Dec. 3 // Old State House Holiday Open House // Little Rock, oldstatehouse.com Dec. 3 // Mosaic Templars Holiday Open House // Little Rock, mosaictemplarscenter.com Dec. 8 // 13th Ever Nog-Off at Historic Arkansas Museum // Little Rock, historicarkansas.org
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Dec. 2 // Eureka Springs Preservation Society Christmas Tour of Homes // Eureka Springs, eurekaspringspreservationsociety.org
GET YOUR TICKETS
KICK OFF THE SEASON WITH A HOLIDAY-THEMED PERFORMANCE
Dec. 2 // “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at Walton Arts Center // Fayetteville, waltonartscenter.org Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 // “Miracle on 34th Street” at Pocket Community Theatre // Hot Springs, pockettheatre.com Dec. 6-24 // “Santaland Diaries” at The Rep Annex Theatre // Little Rock, therep.org Dec. 8-10 // Ballet Arkansas presents “The Nutcracker” at Robinson Center // Little Rock, balletarkansas.org Dec. 15-17 // Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays” at Robinson Center // Little Rock, arkansassymphony.org Dec. 17 // “Home Free: A Country Christmas” concert at Murphy Arts District // El Dorado, eldomad.com Dec. 21 // Moscow Ballet’s “The Great Russian Nutcracker” at Robinson Center // Little Rock, robinsoncentersecondact.com Dec. 26 // Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at Robinson Center // Little Rock, robinsoncentersecondact.com
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FLORAL DESIGNER CHRIS NORWOOD OF TIPTON & HURST TEACHES US HOW TO LAYER COLORFUL ELEMENTS—MANY OF WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN YOUR YARD—TO CREATE A SEASONAL WREATH. HERE’S HIS STEP-BY-STEP FORMULA TO BRING A LITTLE CHEER TO YOUR FRONT DOOR. S T O R Y: T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K
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START WITH A GRAPEVINE BASE
“Many people try to use floral forms, but grapevine wreaths are versatile and make a great base that can be reused,” Norwood says. He also notes that they allow for elements of your design to be easily woven into the scheme without the aid of wire.
ADD A LAYER OF MAGNOLIA
“Magnolia is so big right now,” Norwood says of the popular evergreen leaf that has lasting power for the season. You can clip these from your yard, and they will continue to look fresh for weeks. Norwood left the stems of these leaves long to allow them to be inserted easily into the space between the grapevines. Work your way around the wreath until it looks full and evenly distributed.
EMBELLISH WITH HYDRANGEA
Continuing with the theme of native flowers and plants, Norwood added several hydrangeas. “We used preserved green hydrangea, but you could use dried as well. Hydrangeas can also be sprayed if you want to bring in a different color; gold is a favorite of mine for the season,” he says. 26 At Home in Arkansas | December 2017
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DOT WITH YARROW
For a burst of red, Norwood used dried yarrow that he notes mimics the look of cockscomb and adds texture to the wreath.
ADORN WITH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
All of the elements need not be natural. Incorporate a few ornaments that hint at your interior décor and give guests a peek at what’s to come.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
READY TO DESIGN YOUR OWN HOLIDAY WREATH? If you can’t find what you need in your garden, Tipton & Hurst carries a large selection of preserved and treated flowers and plants to add to your materials. Norwood suggests these other elements—many of which are native to Arkansas—to personalize your creation. WHEAT STALKS COTTON STALKS
FINISH WITH BERRIES
A layer of berries completes the wreath. Norwood says that if you plan to move the wreath frequently or are concerned about the elements shifting from the base, this final layer can be wired onto the wreath to cap off the design.
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RISE TO THE TOP
“Balloons aren’t just for birthday parties,” Kevin says. Here, the designer uses them to bring a hint of playfulness to the atmosphere and add visual interest to the ceiling. “I wanted it to be festive, and I used both clear and white balloons to mix it up.”
Cheers to the New Year! FOR THE LAST INSTALLMENT IN HIS YEARLONG ENTERTAINMENT SERIES, DESIGNER KEVIN WALSH PAIRS WHIMSY WITH SOPHISTICATION FOR A TRENDSETTING TOAST TO 2018. HERE ARE HIS TIPS TO MAKE IT A FUN AND FESTIVE GATHERING. S T O R Y: T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K
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I CHOSE A COLOR PALETTE AND CREATED ALL OF THE FOOD WITHIN THOSE PARAMETERS TO KEEP IT EYE-PLEASING.” —Kevin Walsh
SERVE LIGHT BITES
To keep guests from getting too full (and fading before midnight!), Kevin suggests serving several small meals throughout the evening. “You might start with a cheese and fruit tray, move to something like the seafood grouping shown here, and then have a very light dinner.” For a round of heavy hors d’oeuvres, Kevin served roasted tomato bisque with fresh Gulf shrimp, smoked salmon on toast points, and blinis with salmon roe and crème fraîche.
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KEEP SWEETS SIMPLE
After several rounds of small bites, most guests will want a sweet treat before ringing in the new year. To save time, Kevin embellished a store-bought cake with fresh berries and a glittering 2018 topper. To keep with the theme of quick-bite foods, he also offered miniature Key lime piesâ€”a favorite for a refreshing palate cleanse. 30 At Home in Arkansas | December 2017
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Make it easy for guests to help themselves to bubbly or cocktails, and don’t forget to add a bit of fun to the scene. Here, sparkling gold stirrers liven up glasses, while a disco ball—a house staple that Kevin found at a Little Rock thrift store—shimmers on the floor.
LET THE GOOD TIMES FLOW
Set yourself up for a good time with a Gatsby-style champagne fountain. Arrange the glasses in a pyramid, pop the bubbly, and slowly pour into the top glass, allowing it to spill down until the champagne reaches all the glasses along the bottom row. Kevin filled his with a rosé favorite.
Design Resources Event design Kevin Walsh, Bear Hill Interiors Accessories Bear Hill Interiors Balloons Balloon Town
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TWO WEEKS OR MORE BEFOREHAND Create your guest list
KEVIN’S COUNTDOWN TO PARTY SUCCESS
Send out invitations (or call to invite friends for a lessformal gathering) Decide on décor and create a list of what you’ll need
ONE WEEK BEFOREHAND Plan your menu Request any special ingredients or cuts of meat Order flowers Shop for any special décor
72-48 HOURS BEFOREHAND Decorate with any non-fresh décor you plan to use Purchase food, beverages, and paper goods
48-24 HOURS BEFOREHAND Arrange your flowers in vases to allow them to open and be at their peak for the party If you are using balloons, have these delivered or blow them up and allow them to settle into your space
24-12 HOURS BEFOREHAND Do as much food prep as possible Get out any serving pieces as well as plates, napkins, glasses, and silverware that you plan to use Lay the serving pieces out on your table; figure out the placement of each one so that all you have to do before the party is fill it with your fare Get a final headcount to make sure you have plenty of supplies, food, and drink
1-4 HOURS BEFOREHAND Complete food prep Plate the food Set up the bar Touch up any fresh décor Turn on a playlist Get dressed and ready to celebrate!
I TRY TO DO AS MUCH PREP IN ADVANCE SO I HAVE TIME TO BE PURPOSEFUL ABOUT MY SELECTIONS AND SO IT’S NOT STRESSFUL ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT; YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY YOUR OWN PARTY.” —Kevin Walsh
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BIRDS OF A PAPER
Designer Jill Lawrence and her daughter, Caroline, crafted origami birds to personalize their familyâ€™s Christmas tree. Turn the page to read the full story.
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DESIGNER JILL LAWRENCE INVITES US ON A HOLIDAY TOUR OF HER LITTLE ROCK HOME, WHICH IS DRESSED FOR THE SEASON IN A MIX OF EVERGREEN CLIPPINGS AND BRIGHT LEMONY HUES
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HISTORY HAS A WAY S T O R Y: T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K STYLING: CHIP JONES
“I think interior design should always complement the exterior of the home,” Jill says. The small nook by the stairwell houses a Duncan Phyfe game table that belonged to Frank’s grandmother and a sketch Jill found at a Roy Dudley Estate Sale.
of weaving itself into the home designer Jill Lawrence shares with her husband, Frank, and their two children. For starters, the house was modeled after a traditional Williamsburg, Virginia home. Second, the original owners— who were the only family to live there before the Lawrences—paid attention to detail in terms of the home’s architectural features as well as its furnishings. These characteristics— along with a “gut feeling” shared by both Jill and Frank—led the family to believe their own history could be written within the home’s walls.
Frank, who often scouted for houses while running in favorite Little Rock neighborhoods, was the one who initially spotted the home. “It went on the market in 2003, and I don’t even think it had been on the market a day before we went to look at it,” Jill says. The former owner showed the Lawrences the house herself. “She and her husband built it out of love, and they put everything they had into this house. Their good friend the late Victor Zanovich, who was a long-time designer here in Little Rock and a lovely human, did most of the design work,” Jill relates. “As the story goes, he also spent a lot of holidays in the house with them.” Whether with everyday furnishings or seasonal décor, Jill honors the history of this home and its previous owners by complementing the architecture with her own style, which she refers to as “clean-lined aesthetics.” Jill says that her number one design priority—in both clients’ homes and her own—is for the finished project to stand the test of time and still look good 10 to 15 years down the road. “We’ve tried really hard not to take the soul out of this house, but to decorate it to make it our own. Since we bought it, we have felt that we are its caretakers. We ask ourselves, ‘What do we need to do to keep it in shape and to make [the former owner] as proud as she could be?’”
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MAKING AN ENTRANCE
“The banister changes every year. It’s been every incarnation you can imagine,” Jill says. This year fresh lemons and greenery mix with contemporary gold starburst accents for a look that is indicative of the designer’s timeless-meets-modern style. Across from the stairwell, a pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs flanks a Baker Sheraton-style chest. A dear friend of Jill’s, who lives in New York, drew the set of blind-contour, continuous-line subjects seen in the frames. The banister’s décor is echoed through an evergreen wreath and cut-glass bowl of lemons.
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STYLE MEETS SENTIMENT
The home’s East Lake Victorian dining table originally belonged to Frank’s grandmother but came to hold special significance for Frank and Jill. “We served our wedding cake on this table,” Jill says. Originally dark wood, Jill painted the table to give it a lighter, more contemporary look. The grape harvest baskets on the wall are vintage pieces she found at Fabulous Finds, while the round mirror on the mantel was purchased through Cindy Staley’s English Antique Imports. “I’ve had it for 20 years, and it’s one of those pieces that won’t ever go out of style,” Jill says. Fresh garland—laden with lemons and yellow ribbon—adds a soft seasonality to the surround. The marble piece on the table also holds meaning. “I picked up this piece at Marshall Clements shortly after Reggie Marshall passed away. It was a sentimental moment for me, and now the statue is a great conversation piece on our table.”
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The family tree also evolves each year. For this rendition, Jill and her daughter, Caroline, crafted graceful, white origami birds. “Our tree is based on the origami tree in City Hall in San Francisco. I thought it was beautiful, and we decided to do our own version,” the designer says of the tree’s inspiration. “I have an ongoing laboratory for Christmas décor. I use the season to try out new things.” 44 At Home in Arkansas | December 2017
THE PLACE TO BE
The library is a popular hangout for Caroline, her brother, Jack, and their friends. “Most weekends, the sectional sofa is lined with teenagers—and you cannot hurt it. Everything in my house is either really durable or slipcovered,” Jill says. The chair’s buffalo check fabric makes an eye-catching statement, while antlers from Frank, Jack, and Jill’s father-inlaw’s hunting trips fill the walls for a personal touch.
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Boxwood wreaths are a subtle, recurring element of the holiday décor that is seen throughout the home. Here, they grace the neutral-hued living room, adding an elegant and understated touch. A series of antique bird prints line the walls for an effect that feels almost like a wallcovering. “I like wallpapering with a series of prints so they run the whole room,” Jill notes.
Design Resources Interior design and Christmas decor Jill Lawrence, J. Lawrence Design Accessories Roy Dudley Estate Sales Accessories—Christmas Park Hill Home and Tipton & Hurst Appliances J. Lawrence Design and Metro Appliances & More Fabrics, lighting, and rugs J. Lawrence Design Furniture Cantrell Furniture Design Center and J. Lawrence Design Paint Sherwin-Williams Window treatments Cynthia East Fabrics and J. Lawrence Design
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GET THE RECIPE READY TO DO “SOME SERIOUS COOKIE BAKING” OF YOUR OWN? Go online to athomearkansas.com/ blog to get the recipe for Jill’s Mimi’s Molasses Sugar Cookies—a treasured treat originally created by her grandmother.
GRAND CENTRAL STATION
As with most houses, the Lawrences’ kitchen plays host to more than family meals. As Jill notes, she and Caroline have done “some serious cookie baking” in the space, but the countertops have also “seen their fair share of hot glue.” The spacious room was originally two areas, a galley-style kitchen and a breakfast nook. Upon moving in, the Lawrences gutted the space and combined the rooms to create this area and give the much-used kitchen an updated but still classic look.
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Stumped on how to style your shelves for the season? Read a dedicated post on Alicia’s blog “Our Vintage Nest” (ourvintagenest.com/ how-to-style-simplebook-shelves) for tips and pointers from a pro.
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Alicia Armstrong is a natural storyteller. Her home design blog, “Our Vintage Nest,” not only showcases her own home, but also illustrates why she’s drawn to decor with a previous life: she loves the stories behind those pieces. “The chippiness and wear and tear they have had over the years tell a beautiful story,” she says. “I love to imagine where it came from and who owned them.” By styling her vintage finds alongside traditional furnishings and modern appliances, Alicia has created a home that feels classic and cohesive. 48 At Home in Arkansas | December 2017
VINTAGE DECOR SPRINKLED SEAMLESSLY THROUGHOUT A MODERN FARMHOUSE SPEAKS TO THIS BLOGGERâ€™S LOVE OF STORIES
S T O R Y: S T E P H A N I E M A X W E L L N E W T O N P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K STYLING: CHIP JONES
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RECIPE FOR STYLE
Alicia was lucky enough to find her home in the framing stage of its construction, allowing her a say in many of the design detailsâ€”including the inset cabinetry, backsplash tile, farmhouse sink, and contrasting paint colors in the kitchen. The neutral palette is consistent with the rest of the house and accented with a light layer of seasonal wreaths and Christmas dĂŠcor, which ties the kitchen to the living areas.
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SET THE TABLE
The kitchen is also home to a breakfast nook with place settings for four around a pedestal table, which Alicia found at Somewhere In Time Antique Mall in Rogers. Like so many of Alicia’s favorite pieces, this one has a story: The owner who sold the table to Alicia told her that its lineage dates back to the home of Louise Thaden, a pioneering aviator from Bentonville. “I met the [previous owner] and she shared stories with me of her and her children sharing breakfast together when they were young,” Alicia says. Now, she carries on the table’s tradition by gathering here with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Ava, 12, and Tyler, 9. MODERN CHARM
Armchairs at either end of the table bring a cozy feel to the formal dining room. The faint blue walls hint at the vintage decor seen throughout the rest of the house, while modern wainscoting streamlines the room, giving it an air of simple elegance—a direction Alicia admits is different from her last dining room. “I used to be drawn to a French country and ornate look, and I didn’t want that anymore,” she says. “Now I look for more classic pieces. I want something I could keep for years to come that won’t seem dated.”
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MAKE A STATEMENT
In addition to seeking out hidden gems at antique malls and estate sales, Alicia is an advocate for supporting small businesses. One of her favorites is Cottonwood Shanty, an Ohiobased online business, whose “Oh Holy Night” scroll hangs in a hallway across from the dining room. The antique German sled is another one of Alicia’s favorite wintry finds.
Tufted-back, upholstered chairs flank the tree and offer prime real estate come Christmas morning, while the tree’s trimmings reflect the creamy wall color, muted rug, and earthy tones of the fireplace and furniture. Holiday accent pillows on the chairs are an easy way to add simple, seasonal flair.
TICKLE THE IVORIES
In the office, a 1917 Story & Clark piano—which Alicia points out is 100 this year— serves as the display for a collection of Christmas signs, spools of twine, and mismatched decorative topiaries. “I found [the piano] on Craigslist several years ago and fell in love with the gold lettering and gorgeous wood grain,” she says. 52 At Home in Arkansas | December 2017
THE PERFECT PIECE
A small wall in the entryway serves as the home for an ever-changing gallery wall of Alicia’s collections. “For me, the biggest challenge I face in decorating is wall space,” she admits. “Oftentimes, I will use something I already have until I can find the perfect piece for that room or wall. I have learned to be patient when finding décor for large spaces.”
Design Resources Christmas décor and interior design Alicia Armstrong Contractor Rob Morgan, Morgan Millworks Appliances Metro Appliances & More Cabinetry—kitchen, fireplace, and millwork Morgan Millworks Countertops—kitchen Verona Marble Company Flooring, lighting, and tile Encore Flooring & Building Products Furniture Somewhere in Time Hardware Hearth & Home Paint Sherwin-Williams
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WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THEIR FRIENDS, THIS YOUNG LITTLE ROCK FAMILYâ€™S HOME IS TRANSFORMED INTO A RUSTIC-MEETS-REFINED WINTER WONDERLAND S T O R Y: T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K STYLING: CHIP JONES
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FUN! IT WASN’T A CHANCE MEETING that brought Kirstin and Glen Johnson together, but rather the help of two close friends—Whitney Lammers and interior designer Beth Davis. “I was a sales rep for Delta faucets at the time and had been trying to call on Beth in Searcy for a while. I was able to meet with her, and almost immediately she asked if I was single,” Whitney recalls. “After a conversation we had, I had been trying to set my friend Glen up with someone,” Beth notes. “Whitney just had such a precious demeanor about her that I knew if she wasn’t single, she must have a friend.” As luck would have it, Whitney did have a friend—Kirstin. She and Glen are now married with three children. Similarly, when the couple moved from Searcy to Little Rock, they had a little help with their home décor. The two women who were instrumental in their meeting, along with another of Kirstin’s dear friends, Katie Henry of Katie Grace Designs, helped to make their house a home. Here’s how the designing trio brought everyday style and holiday cheer to this young family’s space.
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A recent addition to the home, the outdoor space is a favorite hangout for family and friends, including the Johnson girls and Whitney’s daughters (all seen above) who are frequent playmates. The area also serves as overflow for guests during holiday parties. Designed by Katie and built by Mark Caruthers, the space features an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, seating for a crowd, and a television for watching Christmas movies or Razorback football. Drapery panels, made from outdoor fabric, allow the space to be either enclosed or open to the backyard. “This is really a four-seasons space for them,” Katie notes. “It’s comfortable and so cozy.”
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The outdoor fireplace offers more than just warmth; it’s a perfect spot to roast s’mores on a crisp afternoon. The Johnsons keep the essentials on hand—along with sticks for roasting—in case friends pop by for a treat.
THIS IS REALLY A FOUR-SEASONS SPACE FOR THEM.” —Katie Henry, Designer
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The tree in the living room is adorned with ornaments in glimmering shades of silver, gold, and a range of light creams. Whitney added a fur tree skirt to coordinate with the elegant elements, which include packages wrapped in the same palette.
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A set of double doors dressed for the season with a mix of faux and fresh greenery as well as pinecones, magnolia clippings, and cream and burlap ribbon, greets guests. The décor on the front columns’ lanterns also features mercury glass ornaments. “I wanted everything to flow from the front entry,” Whitney says. “The front door has a sort of rustic glam look, and I think that is indicative of the dressy décor on the interior and the more casual, natural elements I used on the back deck.”
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CHIC MEETS COZY
With three children, one can imagine that the Johnsons’ living room is a bustle of activity on Christmas morning. It is decorated in the same serene hues seen throughout the interior and accented with whimsical stockings for Santa to fill. “My husband is constantly on the go, so we look forward to staying at home on Christmas morning, playing with our kids, and really soaking in that time together,” Kirstin says. Beth had the standalone cabinets (seen on either side of the fireplace) custom made for the family. A work by Little Rock artist Amanda Kella (who is Whitney’s sister) rests on the mantel.
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A restful master bedroom was a must for the Johnsons. “I added softness to the space with draperies, which are a Tilton Fenwick for Duralee pattern, but didn’t go overboard on accessories,” Beth says. Whitney added a light layer of Christmas décor, including a magnolia wreath, to carry holiday cheer throughout the home.
SET THE TABLE
The Johnsons also enjoy hosting their extended family for holiday gatherings. Here, Whitney created place settings that subtly convey the spirit of the season. Magnolia leaves, clipped from the front yard’s tree, serve as place cards for each guest.
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Katie helped the couple find complementary furnishings to pair with the dining table they already owned, while Beth selected the drapery fabric and sourced artwork and accessories. “Kirstin and I originally wanted to wallpaper the entire room in this Thibaut wallpaper that I found; however, Glen thought that might be over-the-top, so we instead decided to frame a couple of pieces and hang them as art,” Beth says of the colorful installation at the far end of the room. More pieces from Kirstin’s mercury glass holiday collection add polish to the seasonal décor.
Design Resources Christmas décor Whitney Lammers, Christmas by Whitney Contractor—outdoor room Mark Caruthers, WillMark Homes Design—outdoor room Katie Henry, Katie Grace Designs Interior design Beth Davis, Beth Davis Interiors Accessories Beth Davis Interiors, Katie Grace Designs, and The Bee’s Knees Accessories—Christmas Christmas by Whitney, The Good Earth Garden Center, Kaufman by Design, and Tipton & Hurst Art Amanda Kella
Bedding—master, fabrics, and window coverings Beth Davis Interiors Decorative painting—living room cabinetry AF Decorative Fabrics—outdoor Fabric Gallery Furniture Beth Davis Interiors and Katie Grace Designs Furniture—outdoor Antique Brick Outdoors and Katie Grace Designs Lighting—outdoor Antique Brick Outdoors Mirrors—living room cabinetry West Little Rock Glass
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ARkAnsAs s YMPHonY DesIGneR HoUse
Hosted by the Arkansas symphony orchestra Guild, the 24th symphony Designer House is located in beautiful Valley falls estates. It will showcase one of Little Rock's finest homes and the work of many of Arkansasâ€™ most talented interior designers.
APRIL 13, 2018 - MAY 13, 2018 Closed Mondays.
BARE BONES PARTY
CRESCENDO OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
TRES DE MAYO PARTY
Proceeds benefit the Arkansas symphony orchestra and music education programs throughout Arkansas. Go to
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1 Ultra-soft eco-fleece, “Caffeinated” hand-printed on navy blue unisex hoodie ($56) Milk and Honey Tees, Little Rock, milkandhoneytees.com 2 Dom Vetro Mountain Grey Tortoise Lupetto polarized, anti-reflective sunglasses ($295) Barakat Bespoke, Little Rock, barakatbespoke.com
3 Kantha Stitched Sari Shawl ($54) Handmade in Nepal Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock, clintonmuseumstore.com
4 Reversible faux fur vest ($147) Accessory Gallery, Hot Springs, (501) 321-9168
5 Silver-plated hound shoehorn ($150) Handmade in Italy Barakat Bespoke, Little Rock, barakatbespoke.com 6 Custom, handcrafted bowtie and tuxedo shirt ($318) Barakat Bespoke, Little Rock, barakatbespoke.com 7 “Jonesboro Coordinates” t-shirt. An Odds + Ends exclusive. Also available in a sweatshirt Odds + Ends, Jonesboro, (870) 819-3213 8 Perfect Pout™ in a Box by Sara Happ ($58) Pout, Little Rock, poutoflr.com
9 Green hunting-inspired bird dog and fowl tie ($45) Southern Life, Little Rock, (501) 612-2178 10 Lila + Hayes long-sleeve, pima cotton dress ($48) Avenue Design Co., Rogers, (479) 366-8776
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11 2017 State Capitol Ornament features the Arkansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ($19.50) Arkansas State Capitol Gift Shop, Little Rock, sos.arkansas.gov 12 Locally handmade ceramic Christmas trees Box Turtle, Little Rock, shopboxturtle.com
13 & 14 Gold angel wings on a stand ($59) and flying piggy bank ($39) Embellish, Little Rock, (501) 223-6965 15 Zip-and-flip elephant travel pillow ($24) Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock, clintonmuseumstore.com 16 Jolly Bombs bath fizzers in Winterberry Catering to You, Little Rock, cateringtoyouinlittlerock.com
17 Pastry chef Santa lamp ($98) Embellish, Little Rock, (501) 223-6965 18 100 Days of Scripture card set and â€œAngel Seriesâ€?notecards, both by artist Anne Neilson Catering to You, Little Rock, cateringtoyouinlittlerock.com
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19 Jane Iredale Holiday Collection 2017 ($20-$45) Pearlescent powders and sumptuous lip shades, plus a refillable mirrored compact Rejuvenation Clinic, Little Rock, rejuventationclinic.com
20 14K gold Adina Reyter necklace featuring pavé diamonds Beyond Cotton 2, Little Rock, (501) 221-1539 21 Water Buffalo necklace ($74) Clinton Museum Store, Little Rock, clintonmuseumstore.com 22 Crystal hinged bangle and crystal and silver leather wrap bracelet Box Turtle, Little Rock, shopboxturtle.com 23 Lula ‘n’ Lee Blue Lace agate necklace ($49) The Good Earth Garden Center, Little Rock, thegoodearthgarden.com
24 & 25 PANDORA rose jewelry gift set ($379) and Sparkle + Shine earring gift set ($124) PANDORA, Little Rock, (501) 663-9800 26 Grey druzy and gold earrings ($50) G. Spinelli, gspinelli.com 27 Satin-lined jewelry pouch. Monogram with the recipient’s initials for a personalized touch Mrs. Polka Dot, Little Rock, mrspolkadot.net
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28 Wooden mice cheese knives and wooden serving board Box Turtle, Little Rock, shopboxturtle.com 29 Aervana electric wine aerator ($99.95) Rhea Drug, Little Rock, (501) 663-4131 30 & 31 Acrylic tray ($78) Available in three sizes with blue, black, white, or pink bottom and white hemstitched dinner napkin with monogram (Price varies) fresh i.d., Little Rock, (501) 478-6006 32 Duke Cannon Supply Co. Big American Bourbon Soap Avenue Design Co., Rogers, (479) 366-8776
33 Wooden driver bottle opener ($20-$30) Southern Life, Little Rock, (501) 612-2178 34 Gumball machine with vinyl monogram ($40, includes machine, gumballs, and monogram) Sweet Candy, Parties, and Gifts in the Heights, Little Rock, sweetcandyar.com 35 Lâ€™Occitane holiday advent calendar ($69) Pout, Little Rock, poutoflr.com 36 Nora Fleming mini Sleigh Bells Ring Avenue Design Co., Rogers, (479) 366-8776
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37 Custom gift box featuring bangle flask, The Carry On cocktail kit, and bath tablets ($35-$75) Southern Life, Little Rock, shopsouthernlife.com
38 Natura Bisse Diamond Duo Value Set ($355; retail value of $565) Includes a full-size Diamond Extreme Cream and a full-size Diamond Extreme Eye Cream for powerful antiaging action Rejuvenation Clinic, Little Rock, rejuventationclinic.com 39 Lightweight Santa door hanger Bamboo, Little Rock, icmbamboo.com 40, 41 & 42 Handmade Bavarian Forest fabric reindeer, wooden advent calendar (refillable for year-after-year use), and fair-trade ornaments that are available in more than 20 different designs The Full Moon, Little Rock, thefullmoonlittlerock.com 43 Embellished brag books ($34) Holds 4- x 6-inch photos fresh i.d., Little Rock, (501) 478-6006
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44 Barrington pink quartz obelisk finials (set of two) Odds + Ends, Jonesboro, (870) 819-3213 45 2.6- x 4-foot area rug ($199) Martinous Oriental Rug Co., Inc., Little Rock, martinous.com 46 Kate Spade â€œParkâ€? large candle ($40) Pout, Little Rock, poutoflr.com
47 Colonial Folk Art handmade candle snuffers (may also be used as decorative pieces) Catering to You, Little Rock, cateringtoyouinlittlerock.com 48 & 49 12- x 24-inch Baby Llama floral canvas ($99) and Uncle Grumpy planter ($79) The Good Earth Garden Center, Little Rock, thegoodearthgarden.com 50 Genuine hand-woven oriental rug Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, Little Rock, hadidiruggallery.com
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