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April 2021 // The New Traditional Issue

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ON THE COVER A west Little Rock family’s kitchen and dining space. Design by Providence Design. Photography by Rett Peek. See page 52.

HOME 41 MODERN FAMILY, CLASSIC STYLE

In Little Rock, designer Jonathan Parkey infuses color and style in a traditional family home.

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A natural setting, down-to-earth details, and a neutral palette make for a timeless, comfortable west Little Rock home.

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striking a balance Last fall my parents embarked on the dreaded task of downsizing. Their two-story house and vast amounts of storage had made sense when they moved in 15 years prior, but as they’ve eased into retirement and their roles as grandparents over the past few years, they’ve been eager to simplify. So, at the end of last year, they found a smaller house just a few miles away, enlisted the help of daughters and sonsPhotograph by Rett Peek in-law to help pack, and made the move. While the new place ticked many of their wish-list boxes—less square footage, a more manageable yard, and one-story convenience—they are still working toward making that house feel like home. My parents’ style is traditional, with antiques, collections, and family heirlooms in every room; this house was built in 2014, and there are newer elements to the design that need to be reconciled with their classic preferences. It’s a challenge I’m sure many of our readers will recognize: How do you strike the perfect balance between new and old? With our New Traditional issue, we hope to inspire solutions that do just that. In our two features this month—one recently remodeled to look anything but recently remodeled and the other a brand-new build—the designers desired to put a truly timeless spin on their clients’ livable styles. Modernizing traditional design can mean mixing furniture styles, updating paint colors, or choosing new frames for artwork; and sometimes you don’t know what works until you try it. Finding that equilibrium can take a while, but in the meantime, have fun with it! If you get stuck, I hope you’ll turn to At Home for ideas.

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SOUTHERN STYLE I love your magazine. I’m originally from Louisiana but moved to the Midwest many years ago. I am a Southerner and love Southern designs, and I first discovered your magazine on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing your photos on other platforms—otherwise, I would never have known about your magazine. Please give my compliments to your entire staff! — DEE DEE C.

PAINT COLOR REQUEST Could you tell me the paint color of the kitchen cabinets in the “Happy House” feature, page 60 in the January/February 2021 issue? I love the magazine and have been a subscriber for years! —MARY BETH M.

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Thanks to designer Kevin Walsh for passing along this info for us to share: The kitchen cabinet paint color in “Happy House” is “Stepping Stone” by PPG.

your magazine, but moving back down to the South from outside Chicago recently, I notice everyone who is advertising furniture or design is always showing the same styles and same designs and colors, especially white, white, white. White can be beautiful, but it seems like everyone in the South seems to hold on to that style without deviating. … I love diversity and color for my personal style and would love to see a little more of a mix in décor. I love to see things a little out of the box and not just what’s in style. … Thank you, and again, I do subscribe to your magazine, and it’s done quite well. Just a suggestion for a little more diversity in tastes.

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D E S I G N

Photo by Rett Peek

“Kale Green” by Sherwin-Williams

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“Mulholland Yellow” by Benjamin Moore

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Inspired by Nature While travel may still be a dream for many, you can bring the look of your favorite destinations to your décor with a quick and budget-friendly paint update. Whether you’re inspired by rolling waves or lush greenery, use these hues to spruce up a chest or side table, or go all in to enliven your walls PRODUCER TIFFANY ADAMS

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Desert dreams

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“Mink” by Benjamin Moore “Coral Clay” by Sherwin-Williams

Play up the rich hues of the rocky terrain and big skies

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“Backdrop” by Sherwin-Williams

“Firenze” by Benjamin Moore

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“Palladian Blue” by Benjamin Moore “Innocence” by Sherwin-Williams

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“Wishful Blue” by Sherwin-Williams

“Muslin” by Benjamin Moore

“Tidewater” by Sherwin-Williams “Blithe Blue” by Sherwin-Williams

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S T Y L E

R E F R E S H

BEFORE & AFTER

Classic Made Current Inspired by grandmillennial design trends, Heather Krijt updates a Little Rock bedroom

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This framed artwork once belonged to Elizabeth's mother and holds sentimental value.

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hen Elizabeth and Mike Johnson decided to update one of their home’s guest rooms, they turned to Heather Krijt, owner of HK Designs. Wanting to create a space perfectly suited for their daughter, Kate, to enjoy when she visits, they sought to blend classic with contemporary. “The rest of the house is traditional, so we wanted to give this room a bit of a grandmillenial feel with fringe, toile, and a monochromatic palette,” Heather says, referring to the design trend inspiring millennials to embrace traditional styles. The update was meant not only to give the room character, but also to make it feel larger. “The room is very big, but a dark brown accent wall and ceiling made it feel confining,” Heather says. A coat of white paint on the ceiling and light blue for the walls and trim remedied this. While wallpaper was considered for both the entire space and as an accent wall, the designer and her client opted for two large panels, which feel more like artwork. As for the furnishings, Heather chose a mix of new pieces and antiques to achieve a layered look. “Liz’s house is a treasure trove, and she let me walk through to find just the right things for this room,” Heather says pointing to a small side chair, which they recovered, and a full-length bamboo mirror. A new custom headboard with a matching bedskirt was paired with coordinating bamboo nightstands, while a contemporary swirl pattern flows from the bedside lamps to throw pillows and a pair of ‘X’ benches to keep the look current.

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R E F R E S H

“This is not your grandmother’s traditional. Changing just a few things and keeping the color palette fresh can make a huge difference in a space.” —Heather Krijt, designer

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Now in her 20s, Kate has loved toile since she was a little girl, so it was a no-brainer to incorporate it here. Two panels of Schumacher’s “Persian Lancers” pattern in Porcelain were framed with paneling to create a custom look that is also budget friendly.

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Pillows in three fabrics— including a fretwork pattern, a contemporary swirl, and a velvet trimmed in grosgrain to match the bedskirt—bring an inviting yet chic look to the bed and nearby window seat.

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Rather than start from scratch, Heather updated the room’s existing neutral drapes with a blue trim. “The details really make the room, and this makes the drapes feel very custom,” she says.

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CHINOISERIE CHIC

From the scene on the toile to the frame of the nightstands and full-length mirror, the space has a chinoiserie influence that carries throughout many of the pieces for cohesiveness.

Design Resources INTERIOR DESIGN Heather Krijt, HK Designs ACCESSORIES, ART, FABRICS, FURNITURE, AND RUGS HK Designs FRAMING Louie’s Unique Framing & Gallery MILLWORK Tony Carmack PAINTING Color Me Bad UPHOLSTERY Brockington Upholstery and Interior Creations WALLPAPER Designer Effects

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Life

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BRIGHTER DAYS

Spring in Your Step Fresh looks and stylish accessories to put on this season’s wish list— all available from local boutiques PRODUCER & STYLIST STEPH SMITH PHOTOGRAPHER RETT PEEK

Blue shagreen clutch with adjustable chain from Kristin Chase. Gucci sunglasses with gradient lens from Barbara Jean.

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Girls Night Glam

Black leather, rhinestone-studded stilettos, and metal details bring an edge to a flirty, ruched-and-ruffled dress. Boskemper “Kiko” dress in Ginger, Chaser puff-sleeve vegan leather moto jacket, “Selena” black suede pumps with rhinestone ankle strap, “Moxie” chain necklace, and “Fraser” necklace. Indigo, Little Rock, shopindigo.com

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FA S H I O N

Classic Mix-Up

Mixed-metal jewelry is perfectly timeless yet also currently on-trend. David Yurman “Origami Crossover” ring with 18K yellow gold, David Yurman 3mm “Crossover” hoop earrings, David Yurman “Helena” bracelet with diamond accents, and Roberto Coin “Venetian Princess” 18K yellow gold and diamonds pendant necklace. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Conway, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Memphis, and Pine Bluff, sissyslogcabin.com

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L I F E

FA S H I O N

Garden Party Chic

This spring we’re embracing florals, ruffles, tassels, and texture—and this bright and happy look has it all. Farm Rio “Mary’s Garden” frilled-top midi dress and round leather bag in Camel. Blythe, Fayetteville, buyblythe.com. Striped mules from Kristin Chase.

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FA S H I O N

Day to Night

Take your look from the morning meeting to happy hour with an elevated casual look. Green top and black pants from E. Leigh’s. Bottega Veneta “Padded Cassette” bag from Barbara Jean. Pearl cluster statement earrings from Cynthia East Fabrics.

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It’s time to look ahead to summer getaways! Planning a weekend (or longer) at one of these family-friendly local destinations is a natural choice

Lakeside lodging at Mountain Harbor offers sweeping views of Lake Ouachita.

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LAKE OUACHITA

Experience the natural beauty of one of Arkansas’s largest lakes, Lake Ouachita, with a stay at MOUNTAIN HARBOR RESORT & SPA . Founded and family-owned since 1955, Mountain Harbor has served as the backdrop for generations of gatherings; because of that history, creating a family-friendly atmosphere is a priority. The resort’s luxury cabins are complete with kitchens, hot tubs, and large decks offering breathtaking views of the lake, and the opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors are endless. At the Mountain Harbor marina, you can store your boat or rent one to spend the day out on the water. Because of its size, the lake never feels crowded, leaving plenty of space to slip into hidden coves to swim, tube, and ski. There are also mountain biking trails, horse stables, and kayaks available for rent, meaning even more opportunities to get outside and make memories. Need a parents’ retreat? Enjoy a break from the kitchen at the Lodge restaurant, or book a relaxing couples massage at the resort’s Turtle Cove Spa. After your visit, you’ll understand why Mountain Harbor has become a home away from home for generations of Arkansans. Find more information and book your stay at mountainharborresort.com.

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THE WHITE RIVER

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, the White River is considered a world-class destination for trout fishing. That’s no surprise, given the nearby Bull Shoals Dam makes for consistently cold waters and the perfect conditions for fishing year-round. For ultimate comfort and convenience when visiting the White River, plan to stay at GASTON’S WHITE RIVER RESORT. Here, you can book a fishing trip with one of Gaston’s guides, rent a boat for a half or full day to enjoy the waters on your own, or fish from the banks on the resort’s 400-acre property. Gaston’s provides equipment rentals, too, as well as fly-fishing school for aspiring anglers. A range of accommodations means you’ll find something to suit any size group, from cozy one-bedrooms to the large River Villa cottage, which offers 10 private bedrooms, a kitchen, meeting room, patio, and more—so whether you’re planning an intimate getaway or your next family reunion, Gaston’s is a fit. Additionally, the 60-year-old resort has grown to be so much more than a fishing destination: You’ll find an award-winning restaurant, tennis court, playground, nature trails, and swimming pool on-site, too. Find more information and book your stay at gastons.com.

Photos courtesy of Gaston’s White River Resort and Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa.

Clockwise: The restaurant and marina at Gaston’s. Fishing on the White River. A bedroom in Mountain Harbor’s new four-bedroom cottage.


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HOT SPRINGS

While Hot Springs National Park celebrates its centennial in 2021, the city of Hot Springs has been attracting visitors from all over the United States for well over 100 years. To see why, visit Bathhouse Row and tour the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, which now serves as a museum and visitor’s center showcasing the Spa City’s heyday in the early 20th century. While several of the bathhouses are still operational spas, a couple have been repurposed, such as Superior, home to Superior Bathhouse Brewery, and Lamar, which houses the park’s gift store. Another reason for the town’s reputation as a summer getaway is its proximity to Lake Hamilton, one of the most popular residential and recreational lakes in the state. Here, houses and condos are available for rent right on the water, so you can enjoy swimming, boating, tubing, and skiing, or simply taking in the view. Whether you’re in town to explore the city or stay close to the lake, HOT SPRINGS CONDO RENTALS has properties that will suit your location and party size. Find more information and book your stay at hotspringscondorental.com.

There’s one name in trout fishing, and it is Gaston’s. America’s #1 trout fishing resort is legendary, luring anglers from coast to coast for the ultimate White River experience. First-class guide service, lodging and one of the South’s finest restaurants continue to over-deliver every time. There’s also a private club, tennis courts, swimming pool, nature trails, conference lodge and landing strip for fly-in guests. It’s a special place that makes you feel special. All you do is fish – in style and comfort and as part of the Gaston’s family.

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Modern Family, Classic Style Designer Jonathan Parkey instills a sense of playful sophistication in this Little Rock family home

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A custom Chippendale-inspired bannister and built-in baby gate help this home function for a young family while adhering to its polished design. The front door is “Denim Wash” by Benjamin Moore.

n early 2020, Lauren and Nate Steel started looking for a house that would suit their needs as a growing family. “Our previous home had some great outdoor living, but the family living room was very cramped and didn’t have very much light,” Lauren says. “We needed more space, and I also wanted it to be more open with plenty of room for kids to move around.” When the couple happened upon this home for sale in the Heights, Lauren invited designer Jonathan Parkey—who had helped her pull together several rooms in her previous house—to see it. Jonathan, who also owns a namesake store in the neighborhood, immediately saw potential in its classic bones and easy flow. “Lauren is pretty traditional, as is Nate, and I wanted to help them create a home that felt fitting for the older neighborhood, but also fresh and modern,” he says. To achieve this, he juxtaposed traditional elements such as antiques, stripes, and chinoiserie with clean lines and a bold combination of patterns. “We were

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playing off the idea of someone walking in here and not knowing for sure whether this was once Lauren’s grandmother’s or great-grandmother’s house,” Jonathan says. “It was that feeling of blowing the dust off something old and making it new again.” Because the Steels have three children under the age of 5, keeping the look playful was also a priority. “I wanted it to be bright and fun in a way that the kids would enjoy, but also worthy of the history of the home,” Jonathan says. “This design feels timeless, and they still have the space to grow into it and entertain.” The mix of color and pattern was a welcome source of joy in a year where the family ended up spending so much time at home. “We bought this house in February 2020 when I was 8 months pregnant. I had the baby on March 12, which happened to be the day after everything shut down due to COVID,” Lauren says. “I’ve been working from home, and I spend my days pacing between the office, the dining room, and the living room. All the color just makes it really happy and interesting.”


The colors found in Schumacher’s “Lotus Garden” fabric, especially green and blue, set the tone for the entire project. “We also pulled out some of the berry colors and hot pinks to keep it a little punchier,” Jonathan says.

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MASTERFUL MIX

Because the Steels had recently redecorated their previous house, they had several furnishings that served as a starting point, including a set of four deep armchairs. To incorporate the pieces in a new way, Jonathan broke up the set and recovered one pair in a blue velvet performance fabric for the living room. Similarly, the sofa is covered in a Crypton fabric. “Kids were really taken into account even though this is a formal room,” the designer says. A leather and iron chair balances out the room’s more feminine elements, and a convex mirror over the mantel pays homage to classic federal style.

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“Jonathan pushed me with color and patterns, and I’m so glad he did.” —Lauren Steel, homeowner


MADE FOR MEMORIES

In the dining room, Jonathan was tasked with finding a table large enough to seat 12, making the room a central spot for family gatherings and supper clubs alike. Clean-lined chairs bring contemporary flair to the flame mahogany set, which Lauren plans to pass down to her oldest daughter one day. Even in this traditional room, Jonathan paid mind to the balance of sophistication and comfort that’s apparent through the home. “We went with this pasty blue color on the walls and ceiling to balance out the weight of the table,” he says. “The lucite lamps have really classic shapes with a more modern appeal, and even the gilded mirror has something a little funkier about it.”

“Athabasca” by Benjamin Moore

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“Inland” by SherwinWilliams

WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

An energetic green coats the walls of the office while also appearing in various applications throughout the room, from the cut-velvet bench to the windowpane pattern on the drapes. “There’s a real mix of high and low in this house,” Jonathan says. “The plaid is almost cabinlike, then with the sisal rug, rattan chair, and an old French-style table used as a desk, it just feels really happy and collected.”

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SWEET SET-UP

Woven bistro chairs are lightweight and easy to wipe down, making them a perfect perch for young ones around the breakfast table. Here, the homeowners’ children (Mary Ashley, 4, Graham, 2, and Ellen, 1) are able to stay within view of the kitchen while they snack or color. The sleek tulip table and piece of abstract art help modernize the traditional setting.

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“It’s important to me that the whole house tells a story.” —Jonathan Parkey, designer

“Denim” by SherwinWilliams

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CLASSIC CUISINE

In the kitchen, Jonathan and his clients decided to keep the existing cabinetry and update the countertops, backsplash, and hardware. To make the island feel more like a focal point, they painted it blue and installed glass and nickel pendants overhead. Repetition of the cooler metal is balanced by the warmth of the hardwoods, barstools, and antique runner. “The kitchen at my old house was cut off from everything, so I cooked less,” Lauren says. “Now, with the way this one is open to the family room, the kids can be in there while I cook, and it makes life so much easier.”

The colors found in a Roman shade (Schumacher’s “Citrus Garden”) tie the neutral kitchen to the home’s bright, cheery palette.

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Behind the sectional are the two remaining chairs that once coordinated with the pair in the formal living room. The comfortable seating, now covered in a preppy stripe, provides a spot for the Steels to sit and sip coffee in the mornings with a view of the backyard.

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COZY CUSTOM

Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious family room complete with an oversized sectional the whole family can pile onto for movie nights. However, the star of the show is a custom painting by Little Rock artist Bryan Frazier depicting Lauren’s hometown and family farmland. “The blue line running vertically is the St. Francis River. On the left side is Wynne, and on the right side is Parkin, which is where both sides of my family are from,” she says. Also depicted in the abstract map are the church where Lauren and Nate were married, her grandparents’ homes, and a beloved lake house. “I love art that means something in respect to where I’m from. That’s just an important part of who we are,” she says.

Design Resources INTERIOR DESIGN Jonathan Parkey, J. Parkey ACCESSORIES Cobblestone & Vine, J. Parkey, and Providence Design ART J. Parkey and M2 Gallery COUNTERTOPS Countertop World FABRICS Cynthia East Fabrics, Designer Effects, and J. Parkey FIXTURES, LIGHTING, AND MIRRORS J. Parkey FURNITURE Cantrell Furniture Design Center and J. Parkey MILLWORK Keomany Poth PAINT Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams PAINTING CertaPro Painters RUGS C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Hadidi Rug Gallery, and J. Parkey TILE The Tile Shop UPHOLSTERY Leon Hawkins and Professional Touch-Up April 2021 | athomearkansas.com 51 WALLPAPER AND WINDOW COVERINGS Designer Effects


Southern CASUAL Parkinson Building Group and Providence Design team up to create a classic, livable home his is our forever home, and we wanted to get it right,” one of the owners of this west Little Rock house says. Having raised their now college-age son in a tight-knit neighborhood, the couple looked forward to wide open spaces and natural views for their next phase of life, along with a home that would complement their down-to-earth, Southern style. After finding the perfect lot with a view of a pond and a natural hillside, they turned to Bill Parkinson and the team at Parkinson Building Group to get the ball rolling. “We knew we wanted an open plan; we aren’t a formal family,” the homeowner says, noting the dining room in their previous home was underused. After seeing another home Bill had built, they fell in love with its floor plan and made a few tweaks to customize it. “It’s really helpful when a client can walk through a previous build we’ve done and use it to help visualize their home and gain inspiration,” Bill says. As for the aesthetics, “traditional yet casual” was a phrase repeated again and again. “We wanted something that would stand the test of time. I do not want to redo this in 10 years,” one of the owners says. The owners of Providence Design, sisters

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In the foyer, a wooden interior door was designed to mimic the exterior glass one so the two align perfectly, yet light can stream into the space when desired. Draperies frame the door, softening it and turning the area into more of a room rather than an entry.

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Cedar box beams, constructed onsite and finished with a decorative blending treatment, are seen throughout the main living space as well as in the master bedroom.

Talena Ray and Mona Thompson, helped them achieve the look. “Everything is about the setting here, and the entire design is oriented toward that,” says Mona, who took the lead on this project. “They wanted a timeless, classic home that was not trendy but still current—and everything had to be comfortable,” she says. Part of this lies in the neutral palette, which is accented with the traditional pairing of blue and white

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throughout the home. “The palette was easy to come up with because she loves blue and white, and has a collection of pieces she wanted to display and mix with new ones as well,” Mona says. These calm, natural hues point back to the reason the couple fell in love with the setting initially. “We enjoy sitting outside, fishing, and just the quietness of this property,” one of the homeowners says.


BALANCING ACT

In the kitchen, the island’s stained cabinetry is topped with marble, while the painted perimeter cabinets have a soapstone countertop. “The contrast of the two is really pretty together, but it’s also a good balance for functionality,” Mona says, noting the marble requires more caution and care while the soapstone can stand up to pans straight from the oven. The home’s only dining space is located between the kitchen and living room. Upholstered host and hostess chairs and an eye-catching chandelier help to define the area in the open floor plan.

Reclaimed brick floors and wooden doors leading to a working pantry off the kitchen give the room the feeling of having been in place for decades. “If we have the opportunity, this is a space we try to incorporate in every home because it is just so versatile,” Mona says of the area, which includes both a wine fridge and coffee bar as well as an abundance of storage.

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“They wanted a timeless, classic home that was not trendy but still current—and everything had to be comfortable.” —Mona Thompson, designer

WELL PAIRED

“Obviously, this room is set up for symmetry,” Mona notes. “In long living rooms, you often have so much space in the middle that you can’t get the perfect sofa or coffee table, but you can do pairs.” The focal point, a wood-burning fireplace, heats the house efficiently. “Since I work from home and like to split wood, this was a musthave for me,” one of the owners says. “Because it’s sealed you can keep it going all day and the heaters will rarely come on.” Leather-bound books and commissioned pieces by local artist Tanya Sweetin fill the custom built-ins on either side of the fireplace and help artfully balance the television on the right side.

The back porch offers an unobstructed view of the property’s pond, which can be taken in from a swing bed or rocking chairs.

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REFINED RETREAT

“This room is just so serene,” Mona says of the master bedroom. A Providence Design custom iron bed is complemented by an iron bench that was powder-coated to match. A mix of linens dress the bed. “The look we were going for wasn’t just beautiful; we didn’t want something that was stiff and formal. The bedding had to be cozy and comfortable,” Mona says.

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ELEGANT ESCAPE

In terms of space and materials, the master bath is one of the most luxurious rooms. Largescale Calacatta porcelain tile gives a seamless presence on the floor and leads the eye to the tub where elegant draperies frame the window. “This started out as shutters because they were worried about privacy,” Mona says. “It took some convincing for us to go with the drapes, but it has turned out to be a favorite spot,” one of the homeowners says.

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TAILORED TO HER

One of the changes the couple made to personalize the floor plan was the addition of his-and-hers master closets. “This was a must-have for me,” says the wife. “I love fashion, and when I come in here to get ready, I can see everything at once. It’s almost like I’m shopping my closet each morning.” Bill notes the addition of the Putnam rolling ladder was a “fun touch” for his team to add. “We planned for this from the beginning to ensure it could be installed without issue at the end of the build,” he says.

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“It is hard to say what is a favorite in this house—even the laundry room is amazing.” —Mona Thompson, designer

Design Resources CONTRACTOR Bill Parkinson, Parkinson Building Group INTERIOR DESIGN Talena Ray and Mona Thompson, Providence Design ACCESSORIES, BEDDING, FURNITURE, LIGHTING, MIRRORS, AND WALLPAPER Providence Design APPLIANCES Metro Appliances & More ART Providence Design and Tanya Sweetin CABINETRY Duke Custom Cabinetry COUNTERTOPS Triton Stone Group OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS Antique Brick PAINT Benjamin Moore and SherwinWilliams PAINTING (DECORATIVE) Phinality Design RUGS Hadidi Rug Gallery and ProSource of Little Rock TILE ProSource of Little Rock WINDOWS Lumber One Home Center WINDOW COVERINGS Mountjoy’s Custom Draperies

PRACTICAL MADE PRETTY

True to the home’s form, everything in the laundry room is oriented to take advantage of the view outdoors. The reclaimed brick floors seen in the pantry and soapstone countertops from the kitchen are repeated here alongside workhorse features like an apron-front sink, individual pullout baskets for each person’s laundry, and plenty of hanging, drying, and storage space. A custom-built table on casters can be used for folding clothes and also rolled out to the adjoining porch when entertaining. A vertical shiplap accent wall and café curtains bring flair to the workspace.

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Parkinson Building Group Inc Parkinson Building Group: Your Custom Home Building Partner—From Start to Finish

THE BUILDER BEHIND THE FEATURE ON PAGE 52

A Chat with Bill Parkinson From a builder’s point of view, tell us about the style of this home. We would classify this house as a Lowcountry home due to its pleasing symmetry, large porches, and broad shed roof. This is one of our favorite go-to Southern Living-style homes. What are some of your favorite material selections and features in this home? We love using Thermador appliances because they pair well with front cabinetry panels for a

customized look. We used James Hardie planks on the exterior; they give the look of wood with little maintenance. We also added Infratech heaters to the screened porch to make it usable almost year-round. Inside, we used a Fireplace Xtrordinair, which can efficiently heat the main body of the home with little effort. What do you feel sets Parkinson Building Group apart? No matter what the client asks, we figure out a

way to make it happen. We like to be involved from the beginning of a project and get to know the clients as well as possible to help them achieve their dream space. That is unique in a world that is often focused on profit over client experience. We are aware our clients are spending a lot of money to build something that they will be enjoying long after we are gone. We hear all the time that we are building a “forever home,” and we take that to heart.

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Photography Rett Peek Architect Rodney Parham, Polk Stanley Wilcox Contractor Nathan Cooper, River Valley Builders Interior design Chandler Bailey, B. Interiors

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ACCOLADES Over $25 million in sales since beginning her real estate career less than 7 years ago, Fort Smith Board of Realtors (FSBOR) MLS Committee, 2018 FSBOR Vice President and MLS Committee Chair, 2017 FSBOR Broker of the Year

SERVICE AREAS The River Valley and Northwest Arkansas

Justina Johnson and Erica Bankston started Heritage Group together in 2019. “Our heart then is the same today: to create a brokerage specializing in real estate marketing and build a highquality team of people who invest in local communities,” Justina says. The innovative, full-service firm focuses on marketing their agents while teaching them to become expert marketers and problem solvers for their listings. The strategy, alongside an encouraging culture, has drawn like-minded agents, creatives, and administrative staff to their firm, allowing them to grow to a staff of five and a team of nine agents. “We endeavor to provide a full concierge experience to everyone involved,” Justina says. “For the agents, this means helping them determine a vision for themselves and their business, then equipping them with the right tools to accomplish those goals. For our clients, this means approaching their transactions with intention, creativity, and top-notch marketing.”

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At the party sampling the food to start and life of the party later. Will dance if Michael Jackson or JT hits. To Clients: “Thank you! I can’t wait to party with our clients again soon! Karaoke anyone?”

Joanna White 501.580.7431 | Instagram: @joannalwhite

At the party laughing with a group of people and probably by the dessert. Will dance if they play Usher! To Clients: “I’m extremely grateful for your support and I miss your face!”

Ana Bridges 501.944.5460 | Instagram: @anacristinabridges

At the party usually the social butterfly who has to say “Hello” to everyone! Will dance if... wait... we aren’t already dancing?? To Clients: “I’m so honored! It’s going to be so great when we can get together again.”

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to all the late-night calls negotiating your offers; to all the sellers leaving for a weekend so your home can be shown non-stop for two days; to all the moms keeping the house spotless while kids and dogs run wild; to all the dads waiting to come home from work

a little later so someone else can see it; to all the group texts, electronic signature fails, paperwork; and to the lenders, title companies, inspectors, and appraisers behind the scenes who make our job possible: CHEERS & THANK YOU!


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At the party standing in the kitchen and talking about life. Will dance if Prince is pop’n. To Clients: “I can’t believe I got voted again. Thank y’all and I miss our dinner chats!”

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At the party on the mic or the piano and making sure everyone is having a great time! Will dance even if no one else is... especially if Shania Twain comes on. To Clients: “Thank you so much! We miss you and we can wait to hang!” Pixel Properties Realty 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 10, Little Rock 501.255.5855 | pixelproperties.com Instagram: @pixelproperties

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Brandy Harp, Jon Underhill Real Estate Founded in 1994, Jon Underhill Real Estate is a full-service firm distinguished by its longstanding reputation and commitment to deliver unparalleled service to clients. As the firm’s principal broker, Brandy Harp provides an exceptional customer experience to ensure clients succeed with their real estate investment. She is a leader in residential real estate and recognized as a top- producing Realtor in Little Rock selling over $32 million in sales in 2020. Harp says customer service is the heart of the company’s mission. “We work to not only meet, but exceed our clients’ goals. We listen, we communicate efficiently and effectively, and we pay special attention to every single detail from the beginning to well past the closing.” With proven results in customer service, financial management, marketing, and advertising, Harp develops and employs unique strategies for her clients. “I am not pushing clients to buy or sell a home,” she says. “I provide them with the information and professional guidance to help them make the best investment for their family and their future.”

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Katie designed this colorful pantry for the 2020 Symphony Designer House.

Smooth Move Headshot by John David Pittman. Pantry photo: Rett Peek

7 Tips to Stay Organized While You Transition

You’ve sold your home and can’t wait to get settled in a new one. Only one big barrier lies between you and all the comforts of your next house—the move. One of the toughest parts of getting settled in a space can be keeping all your belongings organized. To help, we invited professional organizer Katie Buchanan of Little Rock Paper Scissors to share a few tips to keep everything in its place and ready to go upon arrival.

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RESEARCH AND BOOK MOVERS EARLY. Scheduling a weekday move may mean a break in their rates, since weekends are typically their busiest times.

longer serve you so you are not paying to move unwanted goods. Start this process long before your move, and keep it up right until the final packing day. Books should be considered especially, as they are heavy and bulky. And don’t forget to toss expired pantry items and spices!

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DESIGNATE A LARGE CLEAR BIN FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER’S BEDROOM AND LABEL “DO NOT PACK.” This

bin should hold items that are needed right away such as a change of clothes, toiletries, and medicines as well as a set of sheets and one pillow for that bedroom.

DESIGNATE A COLOR FOR EACH ROOM AND USE COLORCOORDINATED PACKING TAPE AND NOTES ON EACH BOX. For example, use yellow duct tape for kitchen boxes

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sure to avoid overly large boxes, as they can become far too heavy to be practical. Empty boxes quickly as they arrive at the new home so they can be flattened and taken out of the way.

IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, ALLOW A MOVING COMPANY TO PACK FOR YOU. This splurge really helps the packing

process go much faster, and it also allows you to work alongside the movers making more complete lists of box contents. For example, rather than writing “Master Bath” on a box label, you can specify “Master Bath: towels and bathrobe.”

CREATE ONE “CENTER OF CHAOS” IN YOUR CURRENT HOME AND IN THE NEW HOME TO USE AS A SPACE FOR PACKING AND SORTING. If your home is two stories,

create one center on each floor. Rather than finding messes in each room, having a central station will help keep you sane. The dining room is a good drop spot because it is likely a room you will not use right away.

EDIT, EDIT, EDIT! Heavily pare down belongings that no

and tape a yellow note with a list of the contents to its side or top. If you’ve hired movers, tape a large yellow notecard labeled “kitchen” on the doorway of the new home’s kitchen in order to direct movers where to place boxes.

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of an exhausting moving day, you will be glad you did it early before your energy was zapped. Aside from beds the most important space to unpack and establish is the kitchen. The kitchen truly is the heartbeat of the home, and having it squared away first will give you a huge sense of accomplishment!

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SERVICE AREAS Northwest Arkansas ACCOLADES I serve on the City of Rogers Public Art Commission, I am a member of the UAMS Northwest Advisory Board also the Rogers / Lowell Chamber of Commerce Board. AFFILIATIONS Licensed broker

Kristen Boozman, Portfolio Sotheby’s International Realty As the principal broker and owner of Portfolio Sotheby’s International Realty, Kristen Boozman is proud to have sold some of the most noteworthy homes in Northwest Arkansas. “We specialize in high-end real estate and have found our niche in the sea of real estate opportunities,” she says. As a fifth-generation Arkansan, Kristen was born and raised in Rogers, and she has been in the area’s real estate industry for the last 17 years. “I have been a part of the unique growth our area has had,” she says. “Our firm doesn’t just sell houses; oftentimes we work with developers as well to help create communities, and I am really proud of that.” Kristen also helps clients looking for larger properties, having brokered

several homes over 15,000 square feet across a range of price points. For clients who are looking to sell, the boutique firm has their own in-house marketing and photography team who work to produce results.

3712 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 101, Rogers | 479.273.6697 | portfoliosothebysrealty.com @portfoliosothebysinternationalrealty (Facebook) @portfoliosothebysrealty (Instagram)

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SERVICE AREAS Little Rock and West Pulaski County ACCOLADES Double Diamond Status for over 2 decades with the Little Rock Realtors Association, a Little Rock Soirée Best Realtor

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The Honea Team Mother-daughter team Lolly Honea and Michelle Honea-Frueauff bring more than 30 years of personal experience to their clients. Both Lolly and Michelle’s husbands play an active role in referrals as well with Ross, Lolly’s husband, owning a successful insurance business and Michelle’s husband, David, being the CEO of the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Additionally, Michelle brings more than 20 years of IT experience to the duo, allowing them to market your home quickly and effectively through multiple social media platforms in addition to newspapers and other mediums. Their firm, Keller Williams, offers the most highly advanced technology-driven marketing and communication applications to its clients. They are extrememly grateful for the customers and clients that have entrusted to them one of their most valuable assets, their home.

Lolly Honea and Michelle Honea-Frueauff | Keller Williams Realty, The Honea Team 12814 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | Lolly: 501.960.4277, Michelle: 501.837.9189 | lollyhonea.com

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SERVICE AREAS Central Arkansas, and statewide per the client’s request ACCOLADES 2016 President of the North Pulaski Board of Realtors (NPBR), 2016 NPBR Realtor of the Year, Diamond level multimillion dollar producer for past 15 years, North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Board AFFILIATIONS Justice of the Peace, District 15

Staci Medlock, Re/Max Elite For more than a decade, Staci Medlock has been helping clients find their dream homes and sell their current residences. She works with clients at all life stages from first-time buyers to repeat customers. Additionally, she is backed by the staff and co-agents at Re/Max Elite, whom she describes as a “family-style” support system. “I genuinely love helping my clients!” she says. “I am a very hard worker and put my all into every aspect of what I do. I love to take care of people and to see the best for them— helping them through the process of buying or selling is one way my passion can shine. I also love assisting with the building process, renovating old homes, and helping my clients find the perfect investment property.” In light of COVID-19, Staci strives to protect clients with masks, booties, and sanitizer on in-person tours while also offering

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virtual tours when needed. “Our industry was already heading toward becoming paperless, which allows clients to e-sign documents, a huge benefit during the pandemic.”

2411 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock | 501.944.8687 | stacimedlock.com

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Engel Völkers NWA

Left to right: Gina Harper, Kim Lindsey, Kevin Maestri, Michelle Dearing, Brenda Compton, Ace Rouse, and Debbie McElroy. Not pictured: Deana Smedlund and Rich Murtha.

SERVICE AREAS Northwest Arkansas with offices in downtown Bentonville and downtown Springdale ACCOLADES 2017-2020 Triple Platinum Award from the Northwest Arkansas Board of Realtors CERTIFICATIONS Michelle Dearing, Principal Broker and License Partner; Ace Rouse, Executive Broker and License Partner; Deana Smedlund, Managing Broker

“Our focus is on connecting Northwest Arkansas, one family at a time,” Michelle Dearing, principal broker, says. To do this, Engel Völkers NWA have put together an elite group of real estate professionals who truly care about their clients and community. “Our agents all work together for the better good of our clients. We spend a great deal of time introducing Northwest Arkansas to people who are considering relocating,” she says, noting they work with local hospitals and other businesses to help new hires through the moving process. They even have a hospitality director (Kate Butler) to ensure everyone entering the offices has a bespoke experience. “We are passionate about Northwest Arkansas, and it shows in all that we do.” Throughout the pandemic they have adapted to offer virtual showings and open houses along with many online meetings with clients. “We make sure all COVID safety precautions are in place, both for the sellers we represent when showing their homes as well as when we are working with buyers and showing in person,” Michelle says.

211 S. Main St., Bentonville | 101 W. Johnson, Suite C Springdale | 479.268.5170 | nwa.evrealestate.com | @engelvolkersnwa

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Coney-Campbell Team Tina Coney and Angie Campbell have been close friends for more than 25 years. After several years in real estate with Keller Williams, they decided to join forces in 2018 as an official team. “As former teachers, we have a lot of patience, the ability to problem solve, and can work with all kinds of people for a calm, smooth transaction,” Angie says. “We are very relationship-oriented. We see our clients as more than just a paycheck, but also as new friends.” The duo especially enjoys working with first-time homeowners and seniors transitioning out of “memory-filled homes,” they say. “We always want to make those processes as easy as possible under difficult circumstances,” Angie says. Both are executive brokers and are passionate about supporting small businesses. “We’re ambassadors for a new movement called Keep Local Alive, which supports local businesses in our community,” Tina says. “It can also drive more tourism, increase overall home values, and bring a much stronger sense of community.”

SERVICE AREAS Central Arkansas within a 1-hour radius of Little Rock ACCOLADES 2020 Double Diamond Level in Little Rock Realtors Association; 2018 and 2019 Diamond Level in LRRA. Agent Leadership Council members, which is chosen from the top 20% of producers from Keller Williams.

Tina Coney and Angie Campbell | Keller Williams Realty, the Coney-Campbell Team 12814 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | 501.217.3208 | coneycampbellteam.com

Congratulations! JENNIFER MCCARTY REBECCA SMITH CATHERINE LANGLEY SHANNON TREECE SUSAN REYNOLDS CASEY JONES CONLEY GOLDEN DONNA DAILEY DEBBIE TEAGUE BOB BUSHMIAER MARGARET KING

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ACCOLADES Diamond level status with the Little Rock Realtors Association, a Little Rock Soirée Best Real Estate Agent, and a top producer in The Janet Jones Company

SERVICE AREAS Little Rock Metro area

For Margaret King, real estate is more than buying and selling homes. “I like to do business where I live and with people who trust my expertise and experience,” says the Realtor. “I work with clients in a wide range of neighborhoods, life stages, and price points, and my loyal customers generously refer me to all of their friends and family.” Margaret’s love of real estate and helping people has been integral during her 13 years in the business. “I am constantly researching neighborhoods, schools, and comparables, both locally and nationally. I enjoy sharing that extensive understanding of the market,” she says. As a part of The Janet Jones Company, Margaret’s clients have the benefit of a fullservice team and support staff. “Our agents are in constant communication, and we work as a cohesive team. When you hire me, you hire our whole firm. Janet Jones founded our company as the ‘Gold Standard’ of real estate. We love our buyers and sellers and work tirelessly on their behalf.” While Margaret is devoted to her business and clients, she’s also a hardworking mother of two precious children and wife to Jake, who operates homeinspection company Vantage Point Inspections. “Home is where our heart is!” she says.

7915 Cantrell Road, Little Rock | 501.650.2820 | janetjones.com/agent/margaret-king | @lavidalandfair

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PATTERNS WE LOVE

A Shine to Shibori Head to any apparel shop, and you’re likely to find the tie-dye trend in abundance. While it may be all the rage today, the pattern is anything but new. A more intricate, detailed technique known as shibori, which means to press or wring, was popularized in Japan during the 17th and 18th centuries. To create the one-of-a-kind designs, a fabric piece is wrapped tightly with thread and then dyed, traditionally with indigo. The textile art produces beautiful fabrics with distinctly repetitive motifs that have become iconic. We love seeing these fabrics used on throws and pillows to add intrigue to a home’s décor. Pieces shown here available through Hillfolk Textile Studio and Shop, Bentonville, hillfolk.com.

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