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C O N T E N T S

December 2019 // The Holiday Issue

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merry memories Every year in early December as I start to unwrap the tissue around our collection of Christmas ornaments, I’m hit by waves of nostalgia. “Look, my mom gave me this one the year I started sewing!” I say, showing my husband a small gold ornament in the shape of a purse. When I unwrap a wooden figurine of Photography by Rett Peek Mother Goose, I imagine my sister’s coordinating Little Bo Peep that used to hang beside her on our parents’ tree. Probably my favorite of these relics is a shiny iridescent unicorn I picked out at a holiday market when I was about 4 years old; I loved it so much I begged my mom to let it share the bed with me (ouch!). We reached a compromise and the pointy thing stayed the night on my bedside table. There are newer memories represented on our tree as well. And by the time we’ve been married for 20 years instead of two—or when my sister’s kids head off to college—the turtle ornament from our honeymoon in Belize and the baubles painted by our niece and nephews’ tiny hands will hold even more meaning than they do now. One of my favorite things about our December issue is seeing the different ways people celebrate the holidays, whether it’s with Elf on the Shelf hidden in the tree (page 54) or sipping hot cocoa around the kitchen island (page 41). I know I plan to try at least one of the recipes in this issue (page 33)—and who knows, it might become a family favorite! I hope this issue brings you joy as you settle in to celebrate the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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On November 16, husband-and-wife team Niki and Jesse Weegens opened the first retail space for their custom furniture brand, American Estates. The couple have been crafting furniture for local coffee shops, restaurants, and retail stores since 2015 but have recently expanded their staff to make pieces more readily available. “We’re opening the showroom to make our goods more accessible to homeowners and give them the opportunity to set up appointments to talk with us about custom furniture designs and finishes,” Jesse says. The showroom will also have in-stock furnishings for sale as well as décor, rugs, and art—all of which fit the brand’s “urban industrial” aesthetic. From coffee tables to dressers, they create statement pieces built to last a lifetime using wood sourced primarily from the Ozarks. “We love having a connection to our community and celebrating where we live,” Jesse adds. Visit American Estates on the square in Rogers at 103 W. Walnut St. theamericanestates.com

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Arkansas native Ashley Childers, who is the designer behind the Emporium Home furnishings line, recently launched a new jewelry line. The eponymous brand features necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, all of which have been hand-sketched by Ashley in her Little Rock studio. She then partners with artisans around the globe to create the designs and personally selects all the semi-precious stones used. “Jewelry is personal, and it’s a reflection of our style. Most women have signature pieces they wear almost every day—pieces that have special meaning to them or that make a statement and show off who they are. I designed the Ashley Childers collection with those things in mind,” she says. The collection is currently available exclusively online at ashleychilders.com until February 2020 when it will be available in boutiques nationwide. ashleychilders.com

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In October, HGTV premiered Fixer to Fabulous, a home renovation show featuring Bentonville couple Jenny and Dave Marrs and their five children. Jenny and Dave have built and renovated countless houses in Northwest Arkansas since starting Marrs Developing in 2004, but their focus on Fixer to Fabulous is restoring and customizing historic homes. New episodes air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. If you need to catch up on the season, past episodes are available On Demand or for streaming through the HGTV app. Want to know more about the Marrs family, Fixer to Fabulous, and how the Marrses are making their mark in Northwest Arkansas? Visit our blog (athomearkansas. com/blog) for an interview with Jenny and Dave. hgtv.com/shows/fixerto-fabulous


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Jaye’s Studio “Dragon” bowls with checked interiors. Tipton & Hurst, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pine Bluff, tiptonhurst.com Cream plaid throw blanket with fringe. Fresh i.d., Little Rock, (501) 478-6006 Orange blanket scarf. Tulips, Little Rock, tulipsinlittlerock.com

1 & 2 “Lynn” armchair and Loloi Ivory/Charcoal rug from the Klein Collection. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, cantrellfurniture.com

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3 Black and white stoneware pitcher. Weathered Goods, Fayetteville, weatheredgoods.com 4 Barrington Gifts “Gatwick” garment bag in Vintage Chequers. Fresh i.d., Little Rock, (501) 478-6006 5 “Engel” table lamp. The Shade Above, Little Rock, theshadeabove.com

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6 & 7 “Perfectly Plaid” wardrobe on wheels and checkered picture frame. Paul Michael Co., Lake Village, paulmichaelcompany.com 8 Michael Stars “Laura” reversible coat. Companions Clothier, Little Rock, shopcompanions.com

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9 Howard Elliott 20-by-20inch pillows in Oxford Moss and Oxford Chocolate. Lighting Emporium, Springdale, lightingemporium.com Images courtesy of vendors

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D E S I G N

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Wall Power

Add texture, pattern, or color to your walls with these fresh ideas

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D E S I G N

Natural & Neutral

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Bold & Beautiful

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1 Anna French “Mamba” in Pearl from the Watermark Collection. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; Designer Effects, designereffects.net; Draped & Tailored, facebook.com/drapedandtailored; Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com; Fabric Gallery, thefabricgallery. com; Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, laurasdraperies. com; M. Grace at Home, mgraceathome.com 2 “Concrete Washi II – Brushing Up” wallcovering from Phillip Jeffries. Available to the trade. 3 Trend’s Vern Yip Wallcovering collection chagreen wallpaper (30017W) in Sand. Available in two other colorways. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; Designer Effects, designereffects.net; Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com

4 Thibaut’s “Bari Ikat” wallpaper from the Caravan Collection. Shown in Gray; available in five additional colorways. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; Designer Effects, designereffects.net; Draped & Tailored, facebook.com/drapedandtailored; Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com; Fabric Gallery, thefabricgallery. com; Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, laurasdraperies. com; M. Grace at Home, mgraceathome.com 5 Thibaut’s “Starleaf” wallpaper in Yellow. Available in a matching fabric and five additional colorways. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; Designer Effects, designereffects.net; Draped & Tailored, facebook.com/drapedandtailored; Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com; Fabric Gallery, thefabricgallery.com; Laura’s Draperies &

Blinds, laurasdraperies.com; M. Grace at Home, mgraceathome.com 6 “Janta Bazaar” in Flax from Thibaut’s Caravan Collection. Available in five additional colorways. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; Designer Effects, designereffects.net; Draped & Tailored, facebook.com/drapedandtailored; Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com; Fabric Gallery, thefabricgallery.com; Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, laurasdraperies.com; M. Grace at Home, mgraceathome.com 7 Trend’s Vern Yip Wallcovering floral paper (30001W) in Poppy. Available in four additional colorways. Cynthia East Fabrics, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; Designer Effects, designereffects.net; Fabrics Etc., fabricsetclr.com

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D E S I G N

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kaufmanlumber.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com 4 “Sky 4” from LiLi Cement Tile. Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, acmebricktileandstone.com 5 Limited edition “Banana Leaf” tile in Vert from the Made by Ann Sacks line. Available to the trade. In addition to the businesses listed, many of these items are available for order through your favorite local interior designer or design shop. Images courtesy of vendors

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R E F R E S H

BEFORE & AFTER

Creature Comforts Mara Malcolm updates a Little Rock family’s den to add both comfort and style

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R E F R E S H BEFORE

Melody and Judge Chris Piazza asked friend and designer Mara Malcolm to update their home’s family room, she knew it would have to feature elements that catered to the smallest member of the family: the couple’s beloved pug, Pete. “I know how much they love Pete, so when I began designing I put a picture of him on the mood board. He is fawn, gray, and black, and honestly everything just came organically from his coat—and they loved it,” Mara says. Of course, while they loved the reference to Pete, the room also had to feel good to the couple, who recently became empty nesters. “They have very busy schedules, so this needed to be a place where they could truly be comfortable,” Mara says of the “fresh but not too formal” approach. “This is a room that feels as good as it looks— and it wears well,” she adds, pointing to plush carpet underfoot and an abundance of upholstered pieces. For the transformation, Mara updated paneled walls with gray paint. “The paneling was beautiful, and that’s hen

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something I would normally keep, but even after cleaning it, there was an orange tint that couldn’t be removed,” the designer says. Working with the new neutral base, chairs and a sofa in a range of colors and coordinating patterns were selected to provide plenty of seating. Mara also infused the space with polished accessories, meaningful art, and a happy purple hue—seen most vividly on the tufted ottoman, which coordinates with the style of the Chesterfield sofa. “I don’t like predictability in design. I like juxtaposition of color and style and finishes. When done well, I think it adds interest and character and helps a space feel curated,” Mara says.


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“This is a room that feels as good as it looks—and it wears well.” —Mara Malcolm, designer

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“The carpet is a huge part of why this room feels so good,” Mara says. She initially considered wood, but felt you couldn’t get the same comfort underfoot. The transitional print blends with the room’s mix of modern and traditional.

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ALL ABOUT BALANCE

Mara says that even in rooms with cool palettes, she likes to add warmth with a variety of pillows. The animal print option is what she calls “a hint of the unexpected.”

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Patterns and finishes abound in the room, and the hardware on the new built-in is no exception. A floral motif coordinates with the mix of geometric fabrics while also speaking to the numerous finishes seen in the space.

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A range of grays, including the custom wall color, draperies, and hardware blend together harmoniously. “I like to use a solid fabric that is close to the wall color for draperies when possible,” Mara says. “It’s a great way to free up room in the budget for beautiful trim (like the Greek Key option here) and rods.”

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M A K E YO U R S EL F AT H O M E

Life KID-FRIENDLY & FESTIVE

Soldier SoirĂŠe A lively collection inspires a laid-back holiday gathering

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G AT H E R

It doesn’t take much to transform JoBeth McElhanon’s west Little Rock home into a winter wonderland. With a base of neutrals and greens, the addition of a few pops of red and an abundance of nutcrackers make the place come alive for the holidays. However, JoBeth, owner of event styling company Lilias & Olive, hasn’t always leaned on the classic Christmas color palette for the holidays. “I’ve had really neutral Christmas décor for years where everything was gold and white, maybe with some gingham,” she says. But when her 3-year-old son, Harrison, took a shine to her nutcrackers last Christmas, she couldn’t help but go with it. “I had not gotten them all out and displayed them like this in a really long time, but he just loved them,” JoBeth says. “The red in them really dictated the colors I used.” To that end, JoBeth used the collection—displayed both on the entry table in the foyer and on the kitchen table—as a kick-off point for an easy holiday gathering. “I wanted something very simple; something where

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AROUND THE TABLE

you could ask the neighbors over and tell them to bring their kids,” she says. In addition to a nutcracker centerpiece on the kitchen table, she used a paper table runner and placemats for quick clean-up. On the menu are an ice cream-based punch and iced muffins, both of which are perfect for a morning gathering anyone can pull off in the midst of a busy month.

The table and chairs in JoBeth’s breakfast area are indicative of her timeless aesthetic. The classic bamboo-back chairs once sat around a glass-top table, which she recently swapped for this wooden style. “Once we had a toddler in the house, we pulled in a farm table, and I mixed that with a bench that was easy for him to sit on,” she says. “This was also the first year we didn’t use a real garland, but faux. Things evolve once you have a family.”


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SWEET STORYTELLING

For the tabletop, JoBeth was inspired by the classic ballet’s Land of Sweets. “There’s a lot of different candies representing the different dances,” JoBeth says pointing to chocolates, coffee candies, and peppermints scattered on the table. “When I’m planning an event— whether it’s for work or at home—there’s always a story, and I like to hide little bits of that throughout the design,” she says.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

JoBeth’s first nutcracker (seen on the far right of the kitchen table display) was given to her by her mother at age 11. “It was the first year to have The Nutcracker ballet in my hometown, Blytheville, and I played Clara,” she says. Over the years, she has been gifted more soldiers to add to her collection and picked out a few she thought her husband and son might like, as well.

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G AT H E R

Quick-and-Easy Peppermint Mocha Punch

SHOP

1 pint peppermint bark ice cream 1 pint chocolate ice cream 3-4 cups cold brew coffee (Tip: Use decaf for kids!) whipped cream, peppermint sticks, and sprinkles, for garnish

PREPARE

Scoop ice cream into a large bowl and cover with coffee. Stir until slightly melted. Serve topped with whipped cream, peppermint sticks, and sprinkles. Sip and enjoy!

Spruce up store-bought muffins with homemade icing! Find JoBeth’s recipe for Brown Sugar Cinnamon Icing on our blog (athomearkansas.com/blog).

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L I F E

TA S T E

SUGAR RUSH

The Dessert Table

Homemade gingerbread and peppermint sticks are as much a part of the holiday season as Christmas carols and presents under the tree— that’s why we asked three Arkansas foodies to share their recipes for delicious holiday treats. From tried-and-true cookies to tiramisu, here are five ideas for your own table PRODUCER STEPHANIE MAXWELL NEWTON PHOTOGRAPHER RETT PEEK S T Y L I S T L AU R E N C E R R ATO

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TA S T E

Recipes by Sole Icaza, Amarantha Baked Goods

Walnut and Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

SHOP

In addition to ingredients listed below, have extra flour and butter on hand to grease pans 3 cups self-rising flour 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 4 eggs (room temperature) 2½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 15-ounce can solid pumpkin 1 cup canola oil ²⁄3 cup orange juice ¾ cup chopped walnuts ½ cup chocolate chips

PREPARE Yields 2 loaves

Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and salt into one bowl and set aside. Combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla in another bowl and blend at medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until smooth. Mix in canned pumpkin, oil, and orange juice. Fold sifted dry ingredients into wet mixture until well combined, then add most of the chocolate chips and all of the walnuts. Pour mixture into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans, and top with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 5560 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving. Note: You may substitute walnuts for pecans or omit nuts entirely. This recipe can also yield one bundt cake instead of two loaves.

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SERVE SOLE’S WALNUT AND CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BREAD ON CHRISTMAS MORNING WHILE LITTLE ONES OPEN STOCKINGS FROM SANTA.


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TA S T E

Traditional South American Alfajores

SHOP

In addition to ingredients listed below, have milk and extra flour on hand 1¼ cup cornstarch 1¼ cup self-rising flour 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 egg yolk 10 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided 1 13-ounce can dulce de leche (Sole suggests looking in the Spanish food aisle of your grocery store)

PREPARE

Yields approximately 50 alfajor cookies Combine cornstarch, flour, butter, egg yolk, and 6 tablespoons powdered sugar in a food processor and pulse several times until a dough is formed. Consistency should be firm enough to roll out, similar to pie dough. Add 1 tablespoon of milk if necessary; repeat until correct consistency is reached. Cover dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 330°F. Roll refrigerated dough out on a floured surface until ¹⁄8 -inch thick. Using a 1-inch round or fluted cookie cutter, cut dough into circles. Place cookies on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 17 minutes, or until cookies are firm to the touch and a light golden color. Allow to cool. For filling, spread dulce de leche on one cookie, keeping the amount of filling about as thick as each cookie. Put another cookie on top to form a sandwich and sprinkle finished alfajores with powdered sugar.

Sole Icaza, a Chile native, runs Amarantha Baked Goods (@amaranthabakedgoods) from her home in Cave Springs. Find out more about Sole and her confections on our blog (athomearkansas.com/blog).

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TA S T E

Recipes by Abby Turner, A Tabletop Affair

Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Cookies

SHOP

1 box brownie mix (Abby recommends Betty Crocker Triple Brownie Fudge Mix) ½ cup flour ½ cup mini chocolate chips 5 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon water 2 eggs ¼ cup chocolate or vanilla almond bark 8 candy canes or peppermint sticks

PREPARE Yields 12 cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine brownie mix, flour, chocolate chips, oil, water, and eggs in a large bowl. Form dough into 12 cookies and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes, being careful not to over-bake. While cookies cool, crush peppermints in a plastic zip-close bag. Melt almond bark in the microwave for approximately 2 minutes, or until smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Drizzle melted bark on cooled cookies and top with crushed peppermint.

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TA S T E

Gingerbread Forest Cupcakes

SHOP COOKIES

1 16.5-ounce roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough 3 tablespoons molasses ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 1 package white frosting (Abby recommends Wilton Cookie Icing) CUPCAKES

12 vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting 12 sprigs rosemary 1 cup candied cranberries shredded coconut cinnamon

PREPARE

Yields 12 cupcakes To make the gingerbread cookies, crumble cookie dough in a large bowl. Stir in molasses, then remaining ingredients (except frosting); mix thoroughly with hands. Divide dough in half, forming into two discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until thoroughly chilled. Heat oven to 375°F. Take one chilled disc of dough and roll it out to ¼-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut with mini, floured gingerbread cookie cutters. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 7-9 minutes, or until cookies are set and light golden brown around the edges. Let cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes, then move to cooling rack to cool completely. Outline the cookie with your favorite cookie frosting, adding designs and features as desired. To garnish cupcakes, firmly place gingerbread men in the frosting of each cupcake. Add 3 candied cranberries in front and a sprig of rosemary behind the cookie. Sprinkle shredded coconut and cinnamon on top. Note: To make candied cranberries, coat fresh cranberries in a simple syrup. Let cool, then roll in sugar and allow time for them to harden. To simplify this recipe further, Abby recommends store-bought candied cranberries and Pillsbury’s Gingerbread Cookie Mix.

Abby Turner founded her food and entertaining blog, A Tabletop Affair (atabletopaffair.com), as an outlet for sharing recipe ideas and inspiration for gatherings. Find out more about her passion for easy entertaining on our blog.

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Recipe by Matcha Norwood, Cinnalightful Mocha Tiramisu

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In addition to ingredients listed below, have extra cocoa powder on hand for a final dusting CUSTARD

8 egg yolks ½ cup + 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup chocolate chips 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 pound mascarpone cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla extract WHIPPING CREAM

2 cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup cocoa powder SOAKED LADY FINGERS

1½ cup warm water 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 tablespoon instant espresso 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur (optional) 32 ladyfinger cookies

THE ADDITION OF CHOCOLATE TO THE CUSTARD IN MATCHA’S MOCHA TIRAMISU GIVES A HOLIDAY TWIST TO THIS DECADENT DESSERT.

PREPARE

Yields 12-16 servings To make custard, whisk egg yolks and sugar with a stand mixer on high speed until mixture is thick. (Mixture should be pale in color and falling slowly off the whisk.) Melt chocolate chips and heavy cream in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Pour melted chocolate, mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract into egg mixture. Whisk on medium speed until well combined. Pour custard in a large bowl and set aside. To create cocoa whipping cream, whisk heavy cream, sugar, and cocoa powder with stand mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute, then turn up to high until mixture forms stiff peaks. (Pro tip: Put a kitchen towel over the mixer to avoid splatter!) Fold cocoa whipping cream into the custard until well combined, being careful not to stir. In a small bowl, whisk warm water, cocoa powder, instant espresso, and coffee liqueur until combined. Dip ladyfingers one by one into the mixture, then arrange in a single layer in a 9-by-13inch baking dish. Pour half of the custard mixture over the ladyfingers and distribute evenly. Place another layer of soaked ladyfingers on top and distribute the rest of the custard mixture over the second layer of ladyfingers. Use a small sift to dust the whole dish with cocoa powder. Cover the dish, making sure it is airtight, and refrigerate overnight before serving.

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T H E H O L I DAY I S S U E

Paper Santa hats add holiday flair to framed silhouettes ascending the staircase.

CLEAN & CLASSIC

Outdoor Inspiration Minimal design and repurposed pieces go hand-in-hand in Stephanie and Zack Smith’s new construction home

W R I T E R S T E P H A N I E M A X W E L L N E W TO N P H O T O G R A P H E R R E T T P E E K S T Y L I S T L AU R E N C E R R ATO

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“I have been in love with this Hygge & West wallpaper for years, and when we moved in, I knew this would be the perfect spot for just a little peek of it,” Stephanie says. “I love it every day.”

Stephanie and Zack Smith started thinking hen

about building their fourth home together,

they had their eye on a certain piece of property down the road from where they were currently living. “It’s wooded and really pretty, and we could just see the way the lot would flow,” Stephanie recalls. “We left as many trees as

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we could for privacy, and then we decided to build a cottage-style house, which seems suited to the woods.” The couple, who are no strangers to the building process—Stephanie is an interior designer under the name Zook & Pepper Interior Design & Build, and Zack owns Zack Smith Construction—found a plan by Texas architect David Wiggins that suited their needs perfectly. Zack built the house, and Stephanie


Stephanie says she, Zack, and their four children— Carson, 16, twins Cassius and Collin, 14, and Cai, 8— have a tradition of listening to music and drinking hot chocolate while they prep for the season.

SherwinWilliams’ “Inkwell”

got to work picking finishes and details for the interiors to make it their own. The result is an inviting, cabinlike home where the family of six spends time (and celebrates the holidays!) together. “We love the open floor plan,” Stephanie says. “At our last house, all the kids’ rooms and their TV room was upstairs, so they spent a lot of time up there. But here, it’s nice to all be out in the open.”

FAMILY HUB

While all the walls are white, Stephanie painted the kitchen island and lower cabinets black to provide contrast. “I felt like the room needed some depth with it being so open to the living room, and the black really grounds the kitchen,” she says. She swapped upper cabinets for open shelving and chose a classic square subway tile to keep the kitchen’s style clean and linear.

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The Smiths’ oldest son, Carson, helped Zack install the shiplap treatment seen on the dining room ceiling.

MEANINGFUL MIX

The dining room showcases Stephanie’s passion for incorporating sentimental pieces into a home, whether it’s hers or a client’s. “I love taking what somebody has and shedding a new light on it,” she says. The china cabinet, table, and host and hostess chairs were Stephanie’s grandmother’s; she has painted the cabinet and chairs over the years but left the table untouched. “I love the fact that it’s my grandmother’s and she gave it to us, but I wanted to make it mine.” The antiques mix with midcentury-style metal chairs and a modern farmhouse chandelier as a further reflection of Stephanie's personal style.

SIMPLE & SEASONAL

Stephanie notes the two-way fireplace between the dining and living rooms was a major draw to this house plan. For the holidays, she used fresh garland on the mantels and throughout other rooms to bring the feel of the outdoors inside. “I wanted to keep it simple and minimal,” Stephanie says. “And since we have kids, I want it to be pretty, but I also want them to be comfortable here.”

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“I wanted it to be open and light and airy, and it almost feels like a cabin because of all the windows and the woods on our land.” —Stephanie Smith

SherwinWilliams’ “Hunt Club”

MASTER COMFORT

The home’s neutral and woodsy palette continues into the master bedroom, where abundant windows let in natural light and give the Smiths a view of the wooded property beyond. The bedding skirt is another cherished piece from Stephanie’s grandmother, and the prints hanging next to the sliding barn door were a Mother’s Day gift from Zack. In the master bath, Sherwin-Williams’ “Hunt Club” adds interest to the vanity’s Shaker-style cabinetry. “I also did a floor-to-ceiling shower curtain in here to add a little texture and soften the design against all the white and the tile,” Stephanie says.

Design Resources ARCHITECT David E. Wiggins BUILDER Zack Smith, Zack Smith Construction INTERIOR DESIGN AND CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Stephanie Smith, Zook & Pepper Interior Design & Build APPLIANCES Metro Appliances & More CABINETS Speck Cabinets COUNTERTOPS Casa Blanca Granite, Marble & Tile FIREPLACE Royal Hearth & Home FIXTURES Falk Plumbing Supply FLOORING Forest to Floor LIGHTING GW Lighting MILLWORK Zack Smith Construction PAINT Sherwin-Williams TILE ProSource of Little Rock WALLPAPER Zook & Pepper Interior Design & Build

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Family ornaments as well as red, green, and blue varieties adorn the tree that is “planted� in an outdoor potting container turned tree stand.

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W R I T E R T I F FA N Y A DA M S P H O T O G R A P H E R R E T T P E E K S T Y L I S T L AU R E N C E R R ATO

Inspired by her love of traditional design, Searcy designer Amy Williams creates a classic Southern home— complete with Christmas décor— for her family

imeless design has always held

Amy Williams. “I’ve always been interested in classic homes and interiors. In college, I even considered majoring in interior design,” she says. Ultimately, she chose to pursue a degree in elementary education and spent a number of years teaching first grade before staying home with her own children, Grace and Jack. However, her interest in design never left her as she continued to decorate and remodel the family’s homes. “As our kids grew older we decided we needed to move to a home that better fit our family’s needs,” Amy says. After weighing their options, she and her husband, Buddy, decided to build in a nearby neighborhood in Searcy. an appeal for

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DRESSED TO DINE

As is the case with many homes, Amy says her dining room gets the most use during the holiday season. “I wanted the table to be accessible, so having a small centerpiece was key,” she says of the mix of greenery, magnolia leaves, and berries tucked inside a ginger jar. The pairing of blue and white with a festive red-and-green plaid speaks to the home’s holiday color scheme.

During the build, Amy’s love of design was rekindled even more so, and those around her took note. “When we were working on our home, the contractor’s wife liked what I had done and said, I’ll pay you if you’ll help me,” Amy recalls. From there, Amy Williams Design took off and has continued to grow over the past six years. “I have always loved a traditional, family friendly, Southern home,” Amy says of the elements that stand out throughout her house. She points to details such as the tongue-andgroove ceiling treatment in the mudroom, the walnut countertop in the kitchen and coordinating cabinetry in the master bath, the use of lanterns throughout the home, and a neutral color scheme that is accented with a range of blues. “There’s a soft blue gray that runs throughout the house and adds life to the design,” she says. “When we painted the walls,

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my painter laughed and said, You like ‘no color’ color, because of all the neutrals I chose,” Amy relays. “But I wanted the bones of the house to be good, classic elements that I could punch up with color; I didn’t want anything to feel dated.” The same goes for the home’s holiday décor. Since moving in, Amy has called on the talents of Tanarah Haynie of Little Rock’s Tanarah Luxe Floral to help her decorate for the season. “Floral design is not my expertise, so I was happy to have them onboard to help execute the vision,” Amy says. Using the home’s palette and the family’s beloved ornaments and stockings, Tanarah and her team accented the spaces with a light layer of holiday wreaths, garland, and greenery. “I wanted the Christmas décor to have a very Southern, Low Country feel,” Amy adds, “which I think complements our house beautifully.”


“I wanted the holiday accents to have a very Southern, Low Country feel.”

Benjamin Moore’s “Halo”

—Amy Williams

COOKING UP A CLASSIC

“I chose the color for the kitchen cabinetry and walls (Benjamin Moore’s ‘Halo’) because it moves with the light,” Amy says. “Even six years after building, when I walk into this room I think, Man, I like that color.” The lanterns were a favorite piece she had selected before beginning the home. “I love the charm they bring and used lantern-style lights in several other places in the design,” Amy says. Blue and white ginger jars with greenery and tulips give the room a light dusting of Christmas décor and help carry the theme throughout the house.

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Magnolia garlands adorned with solid satin and plaid ribbons bring cheer to the mantel and mirror.

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MERRY DELIGHT

Amy notes she’s not a fan of completely open floor plans, but rather prefers a home with a natural flow. Case in point, you can see a portion of the living room from the kitchen, but there are still walls to separate the two spaces. Features such as the use of marble (Calacatta Gold in the kitchen and Danby on the living room’s fireplace surround) make the rooms cohesive in the overall design scheme. December 2019 | athomearkansas.com 51


“I wanted the bones of the house to be good, classic elements that I could punch up with color.” —Amy Williams

ALL IS CALM

The home’s blue accent color carries into the master bedroom in a lighter form. Here, Amy paired favorite timeless pieces, such as gourd lamps and block-print textiles, with practical design elements like the indoor/ outdoor dog-friendly rug and woven shades, which allow filtered light into the room. In the adjoining master bath, walnut cabinetry and a marble countertop echo the materials seen in the kitchen. Shapely mirrored medicine cabinets add style and function.

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Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter”

IN THE ZONE

During the build, the Williamses vacationed along Florida’s 30A and had the chance to visit a Coastal Living Idea House designed by Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors. “That house had shiplap in the hall and inspired me to use it here,” Amy says of the mudroom and drop zone, which has access to a side stoop entry as well as the garage. Lockers for each family member offer a place to drop backpacks, purses, and outdoor gear.

Design Resources INTERIOR DESIGN Amy Williams, Amy Williams Design CONTRACTOR Connell Construction CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Amy Williams Design and Tanarah Luxe Floral ACCESSORIES Amy Williams Design CABINETRY Bluehole Custom Cabinets CARPET, FLOORING, AND TILE (KITCHEN BACKSPLASH) White River Flooring COUNTERTOPS Triton Stone Group COUNTERTOPS (INSTALLATION) Custom Stone FIREPLACE Congo Fireplace & Patio FURNITURE Amy Williams Design, Bassett Furniture, Ethan Allen, Pottery Barn, Sowell’s Furniture, and White Furniture LIGHTING Amy Williams Design and TEC Electric MILLWORK Connell Construction PAINT Benjamin Moore PAINTING Pierce Painting TILE (BATHROOM) Acme Brick and Tile & Stone

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COZY CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS

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In the foyer, a contemporary circle motif is repeated on the chairs, sconces, and sideboard, while a gold finish adds polish and further unites the design.

From architectural features to holiday décor, designer Tami Risinger kept comfort and durability top of mind when creating this Conway family home W R I T E R T I F FA N Y A DA M S P H O T O G R A P H E R R E T T P E E K S T Y L I S T L AU R E N C E R R ATO

aid-back and comfortable were key directives from this family when they

Tami Risinger of Tami Risinger Interiors to help with their new construction home in Conway. Tami, who worked with the architect to design the house and later selected the interior furnishings, took these words to heart, creating spaces where conversation flows easily and the family of five can gather for game nights, homework sessions, and meals. “They really use every room in their home, so it was important for the design to have elements that reflect that,” Tami says. hired designer

However, she didn’t sacrifice style in the name of comfort. “The architecture and style of this house really called for a lot of custom pieces. We wanted it to look pretty, but everything is also kid-friendly,” the designer says. For example, Tami mixed modern and vintage pieces in the couple’s daughter’s bedroom and paired polished fixtures and original art with durable upholstered pieces in the living spaces. Additionally, she complemented the everyday décor with an understated dusting of holiday accents. Amaryllises, berries, and greenery lightly dot the home, giving a warm Christmas feel without taking the focus away from the original design.

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LET’S GET COZY

Using the homeowners’ directive for a casual and livable home, Tami created a living room with plenty of space and furniture for the family of five to relax by the fire or curl up on the sofa for a movie. The leather and acrylic coffee table is a durable, child-friendly option that can stand up to day-to-day wear and tear. “You can really sit back on the sofa and kick your feet up on the coffee table,” Tami says, noting nothing is off-limits or in need of extra care. Simple additions, such as the bowl of ornaments and a pair of amaryllises, bring a hint of holiday to the space.

Stone seen on the exterior of the home is repeated in the fireplace design to connect the interior to the outdoors.

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O CHRISTMAS TREE!

Elf on the Shelf is a favorite holiday tradition for the family, so it was no surprise to Tami to find two of the characters hiding out in the home’s tree. “The family likes bright colors for Christmas, so I pulled the palette for the tree from the home’s more vivid hues,” Tami says. Under the tree, casual kraft paper and satin bows cover gift boxes.

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“They really use every room in their home, so it was important for the design to have elements that reflect that.� —Tami Risinger, designer

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ONE BIG HAPPY SPACE

A 20-foot island with seating for six takes center stage in the neutral-hued kitchen. The lightly stained maple island has a gray overlay that coordinates with the other cabinetry and backsplash as well as the Taj Mahal quartzite countertops. Brass finishes on the hardware and interior of the pendants add polish. “They use the kitchen every day; it’s not just for show,” Tami says. “They’re very healthy eaters and do a ton of meal planning and prep here, so it’s a great space for them to all be together,” she adds.

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In the dining room, contemporary sconces and a piece by Conway artist Maura Weir frame the banquette, which sits opposite a custom 84-inch round table.

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LIGHTEN UP

Color makes a slightly more subtle appearance in the master suite thanks to a range of purple hues. “I think this color is so peaceful and calming, and we really wanted this space to be a retreat for the couple,” Tami says. Still speaking to the owners’ desire for the home to be comfortable yet chic, Tami created a lounge area in the bedroom where the pair can watch TV and catch up after a busy day while bringing sophistication through the lighting, hardware, and even the marble flooring seen in the bath. The wallpaper is “Gigi” from the Harlequin Purity Collection.

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SIMPLY SWEET

The couple’s daughter’s bedroom is a prime example of Tami’s penchant for mixing new and old. Here, a pair of antique French twin beds and an aluminum Christmas tree blend with more modern lighting and bedding. “I wanted this room to be monochromatic with lots of pink and just a touch of ivory,” Tami says. The effect is a calming yet colorful space for the young girl.

In the mudroom, a locker for each child helps keep the family organized while a bench offers a comfortable spot to slip on shoes.

Design Resources ARCHITECT Jeremiah Russell, Rogue Architecture CONTRACTOR Brad Johnson, Acadian Homes INTERIOR DESIGN AND CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Tami Risinger, Tami Risinger Interiors LANDSCAPE DESIGN Chris H. Olsen, Botanica Gardens ACCESSORIES, BEDDING, FABRICS, FIREPLACE, FURNITURE, LIGHTING, MIRRORS, RUGS, WALLPAPER, AND WINDOW COVERINGS Tami Risinger Interiors APPLIANCES Metro Appliances & More ART M2 Gallery and Maura Weir Fine Art CABINETRY Grant’s Cabinets COUNTERTOPS Triton Stone Group FIXTURES Winnelson Plumbing Supply FLOORING Conway Flooring HARDWARE PC Hardware MILLWORK Ronnie Jones PAINT Benjamin Moore PAINTING Melvin’s Painting TILE Conway Flooring and Design WALLPAPER (INSTALLATION) Jane Hambuchen

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