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December 2020 // The Holiday Issue
STYLE 17 SHOP
21 DESIGN Up The Wall
Garlands of Plenty
35 DISCOVER Benton & Bryant
SPECIAL SECTION 63 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
IN EVERY ISSUE
12 WELCOME 14 LATEST 72 END NOTES
ON THE COVER Jonathan Stiers’s dining room in Rogers. Photography by Rett Peek. See page 44.
29 HOME 37 BLUSHING BEAUTY
In Little Rock, wedding designer and planner Anna Dickinson carries a pink hue throughout her holiday décor.
44 CREATIVE OUTLET
Jonathan Stiers uses his passion for interiors to create a classic yet current look for the holiday season in his Rogers home.
54 BLENDED STYLE
Designer Stuart Thalheimer Davis uses a mix of design inspirations to bring harmony and balance to a Little Rock home.
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local love I’ve never been a big fan of online shopping. As a tactile person and an experience seeker, I enjoy walking through a store to pick up and touch the things I might buy. Even for groceries and toiletries I prefer to skip online delivery, since I just know there’s something I’ll forget if I’m not physically in the aisle to tick it off my list. Photograph by Rett Peek Of course, I’ve had to change my ways since March; no one wants me idly wandering their stores in a pandemic, after all. Online shopping has been the way to go for new clothes (mostly lounge wear!) and birthday gifts, though I’ve tried hard to steer myself toward the websites of those local stores I love who are missing foot traffic most. These are the places that make my neighborhood so interesting and my hometown feel vibrant. When loved ones visit Arkansas and ask for recommendations, I don’t send them somewhere they could find in Mississippi or Texas—I send them to the places that make us unique. A family friend posted on social media recently that he aims to do all of his holiday shopping locally this year, and I plan to follow his lead. I encourage you to do the same. To get you started, we have 24 local businesses represented in our annual Holiday Gift Guide (page 63), many of whom sell online or can offer curbside delivery. As you gather around your tree to open presents this Christmas, it will feel good knowing your thoughtful shopping turned out to be a gift to more than the person untying the bow. Happy holidays,
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What’s New? FRECKLED HEN HOME FAYETTEVILLE
This fall, Natalie and Luke Freeman announced their boutique general store, Freckled Hen Farmhouse, will be expanding into a second location with a focus on home goods. This sister branch, Freckled Hen Home, will be located at 1904 N. College Ave., which Fayetteville locals will recognize as the previous home of Weathered Goods. “Freckled Hen has always offered homewares, including cozy pillows, throw blankets, rugs, vases, candles, and more,” Natalie says. “Now with the opportunity to grow our square footage, we can offer an even larger selection of what our customers already love.” Additionally, the couple will operate the residence behind the new location as a nightly rental known as Freckled Hen Cottage. The cottage will be “shoppable,” so everything from the coffee mugs to throw pillows guests use while staying there can be purchased through Freckled Hen. “Since the beginning, we’ve had customers come from near and far to visit Freckled Hen and the amazing sights of Northwest Arkansas,” Natalie says. “We’re thrilled to now offer a space for them to rest and retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.” Bookings for Freckled Hen Cottage start December 1, and Freckled Hen Home is set to open in March 2021. For more information and updates, visit freckledhenfarmhouse.com.
THE VELVET BOXWOOD
Interiors, floral, and event designer Laurie Miller has launched an online store for her brand, The Velvet Boxwood. She cites the song “Home For Photo courtesy of The Velvet Boxwood the Holidays” as the line’s inspiration. “That song is one of my favorite Christmas songs without a doubt, and I truly feel it captures the reason I wanted to show Christmas through the eyes of The Velvet Boxwood,” Laurie says. The 2020 holiday line features ornaments, fresh wreaths, stockings, pillows, linen napkins, art prints, gift tags, etched glass serving pieces, and European antiques. “It’s completely filled with Southern warmth and European flair,” Laurie says of the designs, which feature a palette of “dreamy blues, lavenders, and mochas.” Watch The Velvet Boxwood’s social media (@thevelvetboxwood) for inspiration on how to incorporate these pieces into your current décor as well as seasonal recipes for holiday entertaining. Shop the collection at thevelvetboxwood.com.
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PREVIOUS PAGE Zass Design “Lilo” earrings and K. Gereau Textiles “C” scarf. Esse Purse Museum, Little Rock, essepursemuseum.com Raawii “Strøm” collection pitcher and vase and wooden folding fruit basket. Box Turtle, Little Rock, shopboxturtle.com
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1 One-light mini pendant in Matte Black. TEC Electric, Jonesboro and North Little Rock, tecelectric.com 2 Round gold mirror. Paul Michael Co., Lake Village, paulmichaelcompany.com
3 “Rosa” throw pillow. HOWSE, Bentonville and Little Rock, thehowse.com 4 “Aaron” chair by American Leather. mertinsdykehome, Little Rock, mertinsdykehome.com
6 & 7 “Monterey Point” splayed leg end table and “OD-05” neutral rug by Loloi. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, cantrellfurniture.com
5 “Dallas” 18-light chandelier in Polished Nickel. GW Lighting & Home, Benton, gwlightingandhome.com
8 & 9 Corson Beauty bath soak and “Winter ’97” candle. Corson Beauty, Little Rock, corsonbeauty.com 10 “Mondovi” three-legged floor lamp. Urban Pad, Little Rock, facebook.com/ urbanpadarkansas 11 Loeffler Randall “Indy Circle” handbag. Beige, Little Rock, beigelr.com 12 Muuto “Reflect” small sideboard in Oak. Core ID, Little Rock, coreidhome.com Images courtesy of vendors
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1 & 2 Emser’s “Nostalgia” glazed ceramic tile in Legend and “Geometry” porcelain tile in Atom Blue. C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet. com; Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kaufman By Design West, kaufmanlumber.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com 3 & 4 The Savoy Incho collection “Triangles” terracotta tile in White and the Pambiche collection “Bosa” porcelain tile in White, both from Ann Sacks. Available to the trade. 5 Roca’s CC Mosaics Plus collection “Herringbone” tile in Antique White Bright. Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, acmebricktileandstone.com 6 Interceramic’s “Burano” tile in Grigio Belfiore Matte. Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, acmebricktileandstone.com; D&D Floor Covering, ddfloorcovering.com, ProSource of Little Rock, prosourcewholesale.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com
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BEFORE & AFTER
Expertly Mixed A more functional flow and stylish simplicity were the goals for this Little Rock kitchen remodel
A utilitarian vent hood allows the colorful center of the room—the island, plaid valance, and stylish pendant lights—to serve as the focal point.
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“Snowbound” by SherwinWilliams
“Inky Blue” by SherwinWilliams
The pale blue found in a piece of art hanging in the breakfast nook inspired the use of the color in the kitchen. Kathryn used the same plaid fabric seen on the valance in drapery form here. A tulip table and vintage chairs play up the transitional feel that was important to the Wightmans.
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When K athryn LeMaster started working with M arnie and Dennis Wightman on their home remodel, her challenge was in helping them achieve the ease of use they desired while still giving the home elements of interest and a “modern edge.” “They had a good idea of what they wanted for the layout, and they had already worked with the architects on opening it up,” Kathryn says. “When I came on board, it was all about choosing finishes and making it feel like all three rooms—the kitchen and nearby dining and living rooms— could flow from one to the next.” First, all the appliances needed to be resituated for accessibility and flow. “The two points with the highest traffic, the stove and sink, were back to back; from a functional
standpoint, it made sense to separate those,” Kathryn says. Additionally, relocating the refrigerator to a section of the wall separating the now-open kitchen from the living space created clean sight lines into the adjoining breakfast nook. In keeping with the desire for simple, transitional style, Kathryn worked with the Wightmans to select finishes for the kitchen that would be seamless with the rest of the design, from the blue on the kitchen island to the mixed metals in the fixtures and hardware. “Brass is one of the common denominators found in the light fixtures throughout,” Kathryn says. “And, the cabinet hardware is nickel to reference the appliances. The way we mixed metals was intentional so it would look tasteful and sleek.”
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Diamond Knowledge 101
The Four Câ€™s are important to know as you embark on your diamond selection journeyâ€”whether for an engagement ring, wedding band, or breathtaking gift The holidays are one of the most popular times to pop the big question and decide on forever. However, before the big moment, itâ€™s important to know how to choose the right diamond. To do so, letâ€™s start with the Four Câ€™sâ€” CARAT, COLOR, CLARITY, and CUTâ€”the four factors that determine diamond quality and price. CARAT weight refers to how much the diamond weighs. A metric â€œcaratâ€? is defined as 200 milligrams. Carat weight can also be correlated to size, as heavier diamonds tend to be bigger. A diamondâ€™s COLOR is based on the absence of color, or how little hue it holds. The color grading scale ranges from D, the most colorless, to Z, the most colorful.
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The CLARITY of a diamond refers to characteristics that are created during the diamondâ€™s natural formation; the finest diamonds have fewer of these. â€œFLâ€? and â€œIFâ€? clarity graded diamonds are closest to flawless, while â€œIâ€? clarity graded diamonds have the most natural characteristics.
Finally, a diamondâ€™s CUT refers to the shape of the stone, as well as how its facets will interact with light. Cut grade is determined by seven categories including brightness, fire, and scintillation. Cut variations include round, square, pear, emerald, marquis, and oval. The Four Câ€™s are vitally important as you embark on your diamond journey. At Sissyâ€™s Log Cabin, youâ€™ll find a trained team of jewelers and gemologists who can help you choose a diamond perfect for your needs and budget.
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“The goal was simplicity, but they were OK with mixed metals and wanted it to have a modern edge. I loved that they were willing to go outside the box a little bit.” —Kathryn LeMaster, designer
A single-level pull-down Delta faucet with touch technology allows Marnie to clean and cook with ease even when her hands are full. Its nickel finish coordinates with the appliances and hardware throughout the room.
PRETTY IN PLAID
For the window coverings, Kathryn chose a blue plaid fabric that brings a more traditional air to the space while still working within the room’s theme of clean lines. “It feels casual but still really sophisticated,” she says.
Three globe pendants over the island reference the white cabinets and backsplash tile, industrial-inspired black barstools, and brass found in the custom bar cabinet, as well as finishes throughout the home.
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For the backsplash, the designer and homeowners landed on an elongated subway tile with a hand-finished look and laid it in a herringbone pattern. “All of these details keep it simple while adding some fun surprises,” Kathryn says. The custom bar cabinet makes functional use of the space to the right of the refrigerator while adding warmth and interest.
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M A K E YO U R S EL F AT H O M E
Made from fresh greenery, pine cones, flowers, and even fruits and vegetables, this garland takes center stage on the porch’s mantel.
Garlands of Plenty
Charlie Groppetti and Todd Smith invite us onto their screened porch to learn the art of making fresh, natural Christmas décor
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Visit our blog (athomearkansas. com/blog) for Charlie and Todd’s Roasted Chicken Salad recipe.
SEASONAL SPREAD s the owners of
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Conway’s historic district as well as a new wholesale company, Porch View, Charlie Groppetti and Todd Smith have become known in the Natural State and beyond for their inviting, down-toearth décor. And, the holiday scene at their Vilonia farmhouse is no exception. “We keep it casual with the focus on the warmth of the holidays. There’s lots of great food, good company, and plenty of seasonal flowers and foliage,” Charlie says. They particularly enjoy hosting guests on the screened porch, which serves as a passage to connect their farm to the home’s interiors, and, more specifically, the kitchen. While you’ll often find the space’s large farm table laden with wine and appetizers for guests or a weekend country-style breakfast for the family, for this occasion it’s covered with all the necessary materials you need (or could want!) to create a fresh Christmas garland. Read on for instructions to make your own version as well as recipes from their holiday menu.
As Charlie and Todd welcomed a close group of friends to their home for a DIY afternoon, they prepared a seasonal lunch of roasted chicken salad sandwiches, turkey and swiss puffed pastries with cranberry mustard, cranberry pound cake, apple skillet pie, and cranberry spritzer punch.
Charlie (left) and Todd with their son, Leland.
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Cranberry Spritzer Punch SHOP
1 liter cranberry juice 1 liter ginger ale fresh cranberries oranges, sliced ice rosemary, for garnish
Combine all ingredients, except ice, in a large punch bowl or drink dispenser. Serve over ice in glasses. Garnish with additional cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary, if desired.
Turkey and Swiss Puffed Pastry SHOP
8 slices shaved smoked turkey 4 slices Swiss cheese ¼ cup cranberry sauce ¼ cup mustard 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, unthawed
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and mustard. Spread evenly on one side of each puff pastry. Layer the meat and cheese between the sheets of pastry. Place on a baking sheet and cook approximately 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into small slices to serve.
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Create Your Own Garland To make your own version, youâ€™ll need paddle wire, rustic wire, wire cutters, and a bevy of fresh greenery and accents. Canadian hemlock, eucalyptus, boxwood, Leyland cypress, rosemary, bay leaves, magnolia leaves, and lemon leaf salal are great green layers, while hydrangeas, rose hips, pomegranates, artichokes, tangerines, and pine cones are just a few ideas for accents. To create the base, cut a piece of rustic wire to your desired garland length. Create a loop on each end by bending the wire back on itself. Attach the paddle wire to the rustic wire by wrapping it around one end. Select a piece of greenery and use the paddle wire to secure it to the rustic wire. Do not cut the paddle wire, but continue wrapping it around your greenery pieces to secure them to the rustic wire until you complete the garland. When you complete the greenery layer, cut the paddle wire and begin to attach accents such as fruit and flowers with individual pieces of wire.
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For a step-by-step video, including instructions on the best method to attach fruit and vegetable accents to your garland, visit our blog (athomearkansas.com/blog).
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Discover Benton & Bryant Just moments from the Capital City, these two towns in Saline County offer unique local dining and shopping experiences
Earrings and accessories in an array of pastels at Joanna A. in Bryant.
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Main Street Station
This retired Benton gas station was reimagined in 2017 as a dining and gathering space for local food trucks. Currently, you can find Mama Mia Pizzeria, Po Boys-Po Boys, and Rina’s Kitchen on-site for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Seating is available at outdoor picnic tables and at limited capacity indoors. themainststation.com
Built in 1901, the Saline County Courthouse is a landmark in downtown Benton.
While this Mexi-Cali eatery in Benton was founded as a food truck, it has now grown and made a name for itself as a brick-and-mortar (including a second location in Little Rock) thanks to an extensive menu of nachos, burritos, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, and delicious cocktails. Drop by 2-6 p.m. weekdays to catch happy hour specials on libations and tacos. eatbajagrill.com
Congo Fireplace & Patio
Does the chilly weather have you inspired to outfit your backyard with a new outdoor fireplace or cozy furnishings? Benton's Congo Fireplace & Patio, celebrating a century in business this year, has 20,000 square feet of showroom space featuring fireplaces, firepits, grills, and more. congofp.com
Eat My Catfish
Like Baja Grill, Eat My Catfish got its start as a mobile restaurant. Now, it’s a popular go-to for seafood favorites with multiple locations across central and Northwest Arkansas. Visit the flagship eatery in Benton to try their eponymous catfish, or pick up a bag of shrimp—preboiled or fresh—to enjoy at home. eatmycatfish.com
This women’s clothing boutique in Bryant is operated by a mother-daughter duo who strive to provide the trendiest looks at affordable prices. Joanna A. is the perfect place to shop for purses, jewelry, shoes, and accessories for all the fashionistas in your life this holiday season. joanna-a.com
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Salt Soap Co.
This family-owned business sells handcrafted bath products—including soap by the slice, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and even shampoo bars—from their storefront in historic downtown Benton. Slices of Salt Soap Co.’s “Frankincense and Myrrh” soap make the perfect stocking stuffers. saltsoapco.com
Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Speakeasy Cafe is a popular Bryant location for an indulgent breakfast or brunch, especially for those who are fans of breakfast burritos, bagels, or French toast. The lunch menu features their take on classic deli sandwiches and soups, as well. spkeasy.coffee
Let your sweet tooth guide you to this bakery in Bryant for gourmet cupcakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. Planning ahead for a special occasion? SugarDumplin’s can also provide cakes for birthdays and weddings as well as cookie cakes and cupcake cakes. sugardumplinscupcakes.com
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Shades of pink and vintageinspired accessories inspire this Little Rock home’s Christmas décor
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A Louis XVI bust sits atop the large-scale island. “He’s probably my ultimate favorite piece I’ve ever bought, and he travels all around the house,” Anna says of the resin statue, which is easier to relocate than it may appear.
Anna Dickinson likes to think outside the box. Having spent a number of years in the design industry, formerly as the owner of Little Rock home design store White Goat and now as owner and lead wedding designer and planner at Perception by Anna, she’s been exposed to a variety of styles. This continues to push her to go beyond the norm when it comes to her own home. After starting their family in a smaller house, she and her husband, Thomas, felt the need for more space, which prompted a move to a nearby neighborhood. “I walked into this house, and it had the aesthetic appeal I was looking for. I especially liked the wide plank floors, the beams, and these unique little latches on all of the doorknobs,” she says. Anna hired Katie Rees of Katie Grace Designs to help her “put the puzzle pieces together,” using her collection of vintage home goods along with a few new additions. “I can walk into a wedding venue or someone else’s home and tell you exactly where to put things because I’m not personally attached to them; but it’s much different in your own home,” she says. The same goes for her Christmas décor, which was brought to life by Tanarah Luxe Floral. “Anna epitomizes the word whimsical, and at Christmas, with all of its magic, I can’t think of a better way to be,” owner Tanarah Haynie says. “I had never done pink before,” Anna says of the palette’s main hue, “but I found a pompom tassel that I thought was really fun. I took it to Tanarah and she said, I can do pink Christmas!” “I don’t want to walk in someone else’s home and see the same things as I have in mine. I love it when people ask, Where’d you get that?” she says.
The Dickinsons were fortunate to purchase a home with a recently updated kitchen and, therefore, did little to the space outside of bringing in personal style through barstools, rugs, and accessories. Midcentury modern chairs and an upholstered bench pair with a vintage marble-top table to create a cozy breakfast nook (above). The artwork over the banquette was purchased at a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes and was a joint creation by a child involved with the organization and artist Eleanor Dickinson, who is also Anna’s sister-in-law.
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“I don’t want to walk in someone else’s home and see the same things as I have in mine. I love it when people ask, Where’d you get that?” —Anna Dickinson, homeowner
ROOM AT THE TABLE
Last year was the first time Anna and Thomas hosted his side of the family for their 30-year tradition of Christmas breakfast together. Anna purchased the marble table, which can seat 12, with this gathering in mind. She kept the original chandelier and paired it with contemporary wishbone chairs with fur seats to mix old with new. Pink chargers at each place setting and magnolia wreaths on the interior of the windows carry the holiday theme throughout the home.
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“This is my room,” Anna says of the sitting room where the family tree is on display. “I love everything about this space, especially that so many of the pieces are vintage.” Case in point, the Queen Anne chairs, antique Oushak rug, and refurbished midcentury modern coffee table, all of which fit together in a seemingly effortless reflection of her personal style. Additionally, the monarch-style portraits and bull horn are both finds from one of Anna’s trips to the antique markets in Round Top, Texas.
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ALL IN THE DETAILS
Clockwise from top left: Tanarah Luxe Floral topped the sitting roomâ€™s mirrored chest with fresh flowers and greenery along with pink accents to complement the scheme. They also dressed the staircase with a garland featuring faux poinsettias, shimmering greenery, and striped ribbon. Anna and Thomasâ€™s daughters, Evelyn and Mary Harmon, collect Nutcracker figurines (seen on the shelf), each adding a new one to the group every year. Anna collects Cody Foster & Co. Christmas houses to fill the shelves of an alcove with vintage-inspired charm. At one time Anna had shoe forms in her store, White Goat, and had always regretted selling them. After spotting a few at Tanarah Luxe Floral, she asked their team to weave them into the holiday design.
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Working in the wedding industry where she sees numerous palettes, textures, and motifs, Anna says she wanted to be able to come home to a “clean, serene, and subtle white bedroom.” “Working from home over the past few months, it’s been so nice for me to be able to come upstairs at the end of the day and have this separation from work,” she adds.
Design Resources CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Tanarah Luxe Floral CONTRACTOR (ORIGINAL) Jack Hartsell Construction INTERIOR DESIGN Perception by Anna and Katie Grace Designs ACCESSORIES Cobblestone & Vine and Tanarah Luxe Floral ART Anna Dickinson Art, Eleanor Dickinson Art, and Lauren Meredith Art CABINETRY, COUNTERTOPS, AND FIREPLACE (ORIGINAL) Jack Hartsell Construction FABRICS Cynthia East Fabrics FURNITURE Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Cobblestone & Vine, Katie Grace Designs, South Main Creative, Sweet Home Furnishings & clement., and Tanarah Luxe Floral PAINT Sherwin-Williams WALLPAPER Katie Grace Designs WINDOW COVERINGS Cynthia East Fabrics and Simply Charming Window Works & Design
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Jonathan toasts the season.
An eye for design and a passion for creativity combine in Jonathan Stiers’s Rogers home Design is a way of life for Northwest Arkansas native Jonathan Stiers. Even before graduating from the University of Arkansas, he began working as a graphic designer with Walmart and has risen in rank, having the opportunity to change departments and focus over the course of two-plus decades with the company. Today, he works with their sister brand, Sam’s Club, as the senior creative director for their private label. However, he doesn’t check his ingenuity at the office door; it manifests itself at home. “I encourage people in creative roles to find a secondary outlet to help avoid burnout— something you can have 100 percent ownership and influence over,” Jonathan says. Taking his own advice, he started blogging about food and home interiors. “I love styling things and bringing a scene to life. It’s all about trying to create a moment you want to live in—much like my work,”
he says. “I also enjoy doing interior design in my home. In this realm, I don’t have to negotiate with anyone but myself.” Since purchasing a new-construction Craftsman home 13 years ago, Jonathan has put his spin on almost every square inch, in the form of a few full-scale renovations and with furnishings and accessories. During the holidays, he takes the same approach, blanketing the home in a palette of red that complements the everyday blue-and-white scheme. “People know that it’s Christmas at my house,” he says, pointing to the trees that can be seen from the front windows. “I like for my house to be rooted in the traditional themes of the season but still have a transitional feel overall,” he says, adding that he is drawn to Ralph Lauren’s timeless aesthetic and use of plaid. “It always feels fresh, even though it’s classic.”
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DINE & UNWIND
When it comes to holiday decorating, Jonathan likes to start with his existing pieces as a base layer and then work in festive accessories such as the tartan table runner, greenery, and stagâ€™s horn candelabras shown in the dining room (opposite). Nearby, a bar cart stocked with party favorites sits below a framed piece by artist Josh Young. â€œThese portraits are the perfect encapsulation of taking something so traditional and adding a contemporary conversation starter,â€? Jonathan says.
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â€œI like for my house to be rooted in the traditional themes of the season but still have a transitional feel overall.â€? â€”Jonathan Stiers, homeowner
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“Symmetry is king in this room,” Jonathan says of the living room’s layout. Prior to last year, he had gone with one tree; however, after updating a few furniture pieces and their arrangement, he added a second to balance the décor. The room’s everyday blue-and-white palette is accented with red for the season while the zebra rug and mix of accent pillows speak to Jonathan’s love of layering to create a robust design.
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A built-in banquette, pedestal table, and French bistro chairs comprise the breakfast nook. Jonathan saw the opportunity for a gallery of works on the adjacent blank wall. “I’m a sucker for a gallery wall, and I love a grid but I wanted organic, randomly placed pieces here,” he says. Using a combination of new and found art he also introduced a hint of yellow.
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LIGHTEN YOUR LOOK
â€œThe kitchen was brown-on-brown-on-brown before I remodeled it about five years ago,â€? Jonathan says. He removed some upper cabinetry to make way for open shelving and added a farmhouse sink that contrasts with the honed black granite countertops. Pomegranates and fresh greenery carry the holiday feel into the utilitarian space.
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GO FOR GLAMOUR
In 2015, Jonathan made the decision to gut the master bath in favor of a new design with a freestanding tub and steel-framed shower. “This room is like stepping into a glamorous black-and-white movie,” he says of the look, which was inspired by the framed photograph of Marilyn Monroe from a London gallery. “I love this picture of her because it’s not a cliché; it’s one I’d never seen before,” he says.
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STAY TRUE TO FORM
The blue and white seen throughout the home carries over to the master bedroom. A Gray Malin photograph hangs over the bed as a nod to Jonathan’s love of vintage 1950s and ’60s style. Tartan bedding and a collection of snowglobes are festive accents for the season.
Design Resources CONTRACTOR Jeff Scott, Cal’s Custom Homes INTERIOR DESIGN AND CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Jonathan Stiers ACCESSORIES Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn COUNTERTOPS New Century Countertops FLOORING Red Oak Flooring Co. MIRRORS Pottery Barn PAINT Sherwin-Williams PAINTING Rick Almaraz TILE Townzen Tile
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WRITER 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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A Little Rock designer helps Mechan and Dr. Susanna Shermer meld their distinct styles in a cohesive, well-loved family home
Dr. Susanna Shermer has always had a knack for reviving homes in her favorite Little Rock neighborhoods, the Heights and Hillcrest. However, when she and wife Mechan first stepped foot in their current home, they had different thoughts about just how much renovation the place required. “When this house came on the market, Mechan was like, Oh, it’s perfect! We don’t have to do anything,” Susanna recalls. “And I was over here going, this has good bones, but we can change everything.” As soon as they moved in, Susanna got to work on the spaces she recognized as areas for improvement. “She’s touched every part of this home,” Mechan says of Susanna’s involvement in the process, which included painting all the walls, removing heavy draperies, and updating the kitchen with new countertops and a concrete finish on the brick pillars. “My preference is so neutral and light and airy, and everything was a lot darker when we moved in,” Susanna says. During this process, Susanna was taken by a piece of art she saw featured in an issue of At Home in Arkansas. She reached out to the artist, Northwest Arkansas painter Allison Hobbs, and commissioned something similar—a woman’s face in
DOSE OF HAPPY
In the sunroom (opposite), a tree decorated with blue and green baubles as well as wooden bird-shaped ornaments speaks to the serene and simple palette of the house. A grasscloth wallcovering and woven pendant in the dining room (left) play off the homeowners’ love of natural textures, while a blue paint hue and beaded light fixture bring color to the foyer (right).
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Susanna (left) and Mechan with their son, Hudson.
abstract, which now hangs in the couple’s foyer. “Once we got that piece, we knew we had to make some changes,” Mechan says, noting that its modern nature didn’t mesh with the French country furnishings left over from their previous abode. “I would say that piece was probably the launching pad of us moving into a complete redo of our home.” While Susanna was comfortable picking out paint colors and kitchen finishes, she felt she needed the help of a professional to combine her love of simplicity with Mechan’s desire for a touch of eclecticism. She headed to one of her favorite design stores, Cobblestone & Vine, where Stuart Thalheimer Davis was working at the time. “I said, I would love to talk to one of your designers, and God gifted us Stuart,” Susanna laughs. “She’s so patient and sweet, and she took both of our visions and just made it happen.” “Since the home is so much about neutrals and textures, we really let the art be where color comes through,” Stuart says. She helped the Shermers find furniture, light fixtures, rugs, and accessories that drew from both the piece in the foyer and the bright abstract in the sunroom (also by Allison Hobbs) in subtle ways that carry throughout the design. “They had some of the most amazing pieces already, and it was really about merging their two styles together,” Stuart adds.
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The Shermers are passionate about their growing collection of art by Arkansas locals. Over the mantel hangs a painting by retired Little Rock artist Kax.
In the living room, Stuart helped the Shermers resituate the layout, allowing the mantel to become a focal point. In doing so, they moved the television to the wall opposite the fireplace and, in its place, installed floating shelves to display pottery collections and seasonal décor. “They also wanted it to feel like a place where their family of three could all be together, so we added swivel chairs to make it more open and relaxed,” Stuart says. Neutral stockings with colorful tassels reflect the home’s playful spirit.
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â€œElmira Whiteâ€? by Benjamin Moore
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In the kitchen, the couple had two brick pillars resurfaced with concrete, which gives the otherwise traditional room a more modern, industrial slant. They also updated the backsplash with a classic white subway tile, added a faux vent hood (the stove is a downdraft model), and replaced dark countertops with light Taj Mahal quartzite. Mechan collects handmade pottery and vintage crocks; glass-front cabinet doors and built-in island shelving provide opportunities to display her pieces.
Stuart balanced the farmhouse style of the breakfast table with chairs that have a midcentury vibe. The woven seats add another layer of texture to the design.
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PLACE FOR PLAY
A pass-through space between the living room, screened-in porch, and kitchen presented a design challenge. “That was a tricky spot for them,” Stuart says. “They showed me an inspiration picture of this great window seat area, and this was the perfect place to add something like that.” As busy moms of 5-year-old Hudson, Susanna and Mechan also loved that this solution created storage for toys, craft supplies, and games in close proximity to so many of the home’s living spaces.
“They had some of the most amazing pieces already, and it was really about merging their two styles together.” —Stuart Thalheimer Davis, designer
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The Shermers also called on Stuart to help decorate their home for the holidays. “For Christmas, we wanted to bring in lots of greenery but keep it pretty loose and organic,” Stuart says. “Nothing’s too formal. That wouldn’t be fitting for the house, and that wouldn’t really be fitting for them.”
One of the biggest changes the Shermers made to this house was the addition of a spacious screened-in porch complete with a stone fireplace, porch swing, and dining table. “Susanna’s grandparents on both sides of her family had screened-in porches, so every house she’s been in, that’s been important to have,” Mechan says. “We love the mountains, especially Aspen and Eureka Springs, and we wanted to incorporate a little of that feeling out here with the stone,” she adds.
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“Urbane Bronze” by SherwinWilliams
INSPIRED BY TRAVEL
Both the master bedroom and bath contain subtle influences from another one of the Shermers’ favorite travel destinations: Seaside, Florida. “We’ve vacationed there every year since Hudson was a baby,” Susanna says. Their bed frame was inspired by one in the very first cottage they ever stayed at in Seaside. Stuart helped customize their bedding around an Aztec-inspired blanket, one of Mechan’s favorite motifs. In the bathroom, they maximized the small space by replacing a walk-in shower with a tub/shower combination and a pedestal sink with a more storage-friendly vanity. For the shower surround, Susanna worked with Kaufman By Design West to come up with something “white and beachy.” “That’s my little beach nook,” Susanna says. “I just wanted a piece of Seaside at home.”
Design Resources BATHROOM DESIGN AND CONTRACTOR Gary Pursell, Pursell Construction INTERIOR AND CHRISTMAS DESIGN Stuart Thalheimer Davis, Stuart Thalheimer Davis Design ACCESSORIES, FURNISHINGS, AND MIRRORS Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Cobblestone & Vine, Fabulous Finds Antique and Decorative Mall, Jayson Cain Interiors, Jenifer’s Antiques, Ransom Interiors, and Stuart Thalheimer Davis Design ART Allison Hobbs BEDDING, PILLOWS, AND WALLCOVERINGS Cobblestone & Vine CHRISTMAS DÉCOR Cobblestone & Vine, Ransom Interiors, and Tanarah Luxe Floral CONCRETE RESURFACING, CONSTRUCTION (WINDOW SEAT), AND MILLWORK Nick Brown & John Woodard, NB Enterprises COUNTERTOPS Triton Stone Group COUNTERTOPS (INSTALLATION) All Natural Stone LIGHTING Light Innovations and Stuart Thalheimer Davis Design PAINT Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams STONEWORK (OUTDOOR FIREPLACE) Ellison’s Home Improvement TILE Kaufman By Design West UPHOLSTERY (WINDOW SEAT) Patti Morrison Slipcovers, Etc.
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2020 Holiday Gift Guide A Special At Home in Arkansas Promotion
Still working on your shopping list? Our curated selection of gift ideas has the perfect present for every person on your list
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For the lady in your life who loves sparkles and spa days
1 & 2 18K white gold and pear-shaped diamond pendant necklace and 18K white gold and diamond hoop earrings. Contact store for pricing. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Conway, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Memphis, and Pine Bluff, sissyslogcabin.com 3 & 4 “Nicolet” black hat with snakeskin band, $44.95, and gift card to Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa, available in any amount. Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa, Little Rock, rejuvenationclinic.com 5 & 6 Laura Mercier limited edition “Opening Night” blush, bronzer, and illuminator palette, $55, and Laura Mercier “Grand Overture” Mini Caviar eye colour sticks, $35. Pout, Little Rock, poutoflr.com 7 & 8 Eleven Point “River Rock” candle in Gray and “Rockstar” candle in Rose Copper, $30.99 each. Use code ATHOME15 for 15% off your order. Eleven Point Fragrance Merchants, Pocahontas, eleven-point.com
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9 Tag Heuer “Carrera” watch with blue dial and polished steel band, $5,750. Romance Diamond Co., Fayetteville, romancediamond.com 10 Framed collage and mixed media artwork on tea-stained paper, part of Joshua Plumlee’s “Scribe” series, $385. Ransom Interiors, Little Rock, ransominteriors. com 11, 12 & 13 Southern Marsh “Hays” Performance Check dress shirt and “DownpourDRY” pullover, $85 each, Smathers & Branson Razorbacks needlepoint belt, $175, and Sitka “Hudson” jacket in Optifade Timber, $549. Southern Reel Outfitters, Little Rock, southernreeloutfitters.com 14 Eleven Point “Single Spanish Oak” candle, $14.50. Use code ATHOME15 for 15% off your order. Eleven Point Fragrance Merchants, Pocahontas, eleven-point. com 15 William Henry “B30 Molten” pocketknife featuring handle inlaid with fossilized dinosaur bone, $2,275. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Conway, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Memphis, and Pine Bluff, sissyslogcabin.com
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Bread pudding from Sauced
Dine In or Out
For your favorite foodies, hostesses, and cocktail aficionados
Sauced photo by Sarah Oden
16 & 17 Gift cards to Sauced and Zin Wine Bar for dine in or takeout, available in any amount. Sauced and Zin Wine Bar, Little Rock, saucedlr.com, zinlr.com 18 What Can I Bring?: Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up by Elizabeth Gourlay Heiskell, $30. Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, cynthiaeastfabrics.com 19 Red cast-iron tortilla press kit with handmade servilleta napkin, $47. Box Turtle, Little Rock, shopboxturtle.com 20, 21 & 22 Crown Royal peach whisky, $31.99, Gran Patrรณn Platinum tequila, $349.99, and Grand Marnier Quintessence, $849.99. The Ridge Wine & Spirits, Little Rock, 501-225-8060
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For the person who loves making their home look and feel its best
23, 24 & 25 Pair of framed pastel watercolors by Ashley Saer, $620, Heather Hagood Collection “Scarlet Society” candle, $40, and pair of ocean blue and ivory zebra print pillows, $440. Debi Davis Interior Design, Little Rock, debidavisinteriordesign.com 26 Feather sculptures, $179 for set of 3. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, cantrellfurniture.com 27 Mary Jurek “Helios” wooden bowl, $215. Tipton & Hurst, Little Rock, tiptonhurst. com 28 Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques by Tara Shaw, $50. Providence Design, Little Rock, providenceltddesign.com
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29 Custom made dragon lamps, $442 each, and silk pleated shades, $125 each. The Shade Above, Little Rock, theshadeabove.net 30 A Celebration of Symphony Designer House, a commemorative coffee table book celebrating the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild’s 25th Symphony Designer House, $29.95 for a single book or $125 for five copies. Available at Phoenix Interiors or Providence Design in Little Rock or arkansassymphony.org/designer-house. 31 Woven bowl made in Africa, $50. Megan Molten Shop, meganmoltenshop.com 32 Outdoor Sunbrella “Tropical Bee” pillow in Red. Also available in other patterns and sizes, $125-189. Ken Rash’s Arkansas, Little Rock, kenrashsoutdoorfurniture.com 33, 34 & 35 Decanter with lion emblem, $99, crocodile-motif boxes (set of 2), $159, and crystal picture frame, $249. Kaufman By Design West, Little Rock, kaufmanlumber.com 36 Middle Kingdom double gourd vase in Apple Green, $165. mertinsdykehome, Little Rock, mertinsdykehome.com December 2020 | athomearkansas.com 69
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For homebodies who love nothing more than downtime and game nights
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37 Rails comfy set with velour leopard stripe on sweatshirt sleeve, $138, and down side of sweatpants, $128. Indigo, Little Rock, shopindigo.com 38 BUILDZI fast-stacking block-building game for children and adults, $24.95. Rhea Drug, Little Rock, rheadrugstore.com 39 Hand-tuned wind chimes, available in a variety of soothing tones and sizes. Pricing varies by size; size shown is $149. Ken Rash’s Arkansas, Little Rock, kenrashsoutdoorfurniture.com 40 & 41 Cotton-blend green utility throw blanket with red stripe, $70, and Todd & Charlie Co. “Christmas Tree Farm” candle, $24. Park Hill Home, Conway, facebook.com/parkhillhome 42 & 43 Jonathan Adler “Rainbow Hand” 750-piece shaped jigsaw puzzle, $35, and Sheepers sheepskin slippers in Light Grey (other colors available), $49. Box Turtle, Little Rock, shopboxturtle.com
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Heights | Conway | North Little Rock Baptist Hospital | Pine Bluff tiptonhurst.com
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Warm Holiday Wishes
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the At Home in Arkansas team!
Left to right: Kelly Fraiser, publisher; Stephanie Maxwell Newton, editor; Tiffany Adams, managing editor; Lauren Cerrato, art director; Stacey McClellan, account manager; Taylor Oâ€™Dell, graphic designer; Sarah Sutton, subscription and billing coordinator; Laura LaRue, social media manager; and Lura Clayton, account manager PHOTOGRAPHER RETT PEEK
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