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Contents MAY 2016

44 Home

Style

44 Functional & Fashionable

13 Finds

Designer Krista Lewis works with local boutique owner Emily Brown to refresh and revive her family’s West Little Rock home.

54 A Perfect Pairing

Cynthia Tune and Kimberly Harper of Harper Howey Interiors unite to give Tune’s personal residence a serene update.

64 A Family Friendly Update Designer Miguel Newberg renovates her own family’s home to reflect their livable, transitional style.

Strokes of Genius

16 L atest

Design Openings, Arrivals & Launches

19 Design

The Essential Elements

Life 26 Local Talent

Meet…Heather Chadduck Hillegas

29 Discover Conway

35 Entertaining Set for Summer

41 Garden

Lasting Beauties

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Special Sections 73 Local Favorites

Home Renovation Professionals

75 Your Guide to… Home R enovations In Every Issue

10 A Note from the Editor in Chief 80 End Notes

on the cover

The Little Rock breakfast nook of Emily and Mark Brown. Design by Krista Lewis, K. Lewis Interior Design. Photography by Rett Peek. See the full story on page 44. Vol. 21, No. 4 © 2016 by Root Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint or quote excerpts granted by written request only. At Home in Arkansas™ (ISSN 1540-8914, USPS# 020-999) is published 11 times a year (January/February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December) by Root Publishing, Inc., 2207 Cottondale Lane, Little Rock, AR 72202. Periodicals Postage Rates are Paid at Little Rock, AR and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to At Home in Arkansas™; 2207 Cottondale Lane, Little Rock, AR.


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Our May issue is one I have grown to be rather attached to— perhaps because I have followed a couple of our featured homes as they progressed from “before” to “after” projects. I have come to realize that just as trends come and go, so does our yearning for making improvements to our own environments. I know for me, it can take some time to convince myself to take the first steps toward a remodeling project, but in the end it is always worth it to make my home a little bit better suited to my style and my needs. I remember meeting with homeowner Emily Brown just before she began the major undertaking of remodeling her master suite. I knew it was going to be greatly improved, but I really had no idea the degree of absolute perfection it would achieve. This was the final project in several phases of home renovations that the Brown family has endured since moving into their current residence. Krista Lewis of K. Lewis Interior Design worked closely with the Browns to create the ultimate master en suite that many of us only dream about. Because Emily is the owner of the wildly popular Tulips women’s boutique in Little Rock, the real focus was on the closet and Krista kept that in mind. I know you’ll enjoy seeing this final phase of their remodel as well as the rest of their house. The home of Cynthia Tune is another makeover project we have been watching for a while. As one half of the duo behind the Northwest Arkansas design firm Harper Howey Interiors, Cynthia worked with her business partner Kimberly Harper to create a place where she could relax after a busy day at work. Refined, serene, and timeless is just what Cynthia needed in this next chapter of her life. What’s more, this elegant and relaxed home is a personal salute to the spaces that this talented team is known for creating. In contrast to the evolution of the other two featured homes, Miguel Newberg pushed through the remodel of her family’s house at record speed. Being a designer helped Miguel to know exactly what she wanted and allowed her to complete her project quickly. This updated home in one of Little Rock’s most desirable neighborhoods is a beautifully improved transitional space where the Newbergs plan to create many wonderful years of memories. I love the way the creative mix of Miguel’s style brings the house to life, and I know you will be impressed with her design concept. Before you begin a major transformation of your space, it is always a good idea to do some research and find inspiration. I hope you enjoy reading and looking over these well-planned remodels and find a few ideas for your own home.

Chip Jones Editor in Chief chip@athomearkansas.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

From The Editor in Chief


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Style

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T H E L AT E S T I N

DÉCOR & DESIGN

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Style/Finds

Strokes

of Genius Yielding fluid forms and an aura of serenity, watercolor-inspired accents are an artful way to add to your décor PRODUCER: NORMA EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW MARTIN

Summer Classics “Movement Persian” outdoor pillow. Antique Brick Outdoors, Little Rock, 501-375-0060, antiquebrickoutdoors.com

capri BLUE® “Volcano” candle in a watercolor jar. Box Turtle, Little Rock, (501) 661-1167, shopboxturtle.com

Drip-paint-embellished apothecary jar. White Goat, Little Rock, (501) 603-9460, whitegoatstyle.com “Ocean” table lamp, featuring a sea scene painted on canvas and encapsulated in acrylic, by John Richards. Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com

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“Seaglass” framed artwork. Antique Brick Outdoors, Little Rock, 501-375-0060, antiquebrickoutdoors.com


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Style/Latest ARRIVALS, OPENINGS & LAUNCHES

News From Around The Natural State RECENTLY OPENED IN FAYETTEVILLE

PHOTOGRAPHY: TANNER MCGINTY

Northwest Arkansas has a new destination for home and lifestyle finds. Sisters and Arkansas natives, Sarah and Rebekah Fess recently opened WITH, which is located just off the Fayetteville town square. Valuing simplicity, creativity, and functionality, the pair believes you should “fill your home with good things and good people.” To help you accomplish this, the store offers a frequently updated selection of home décor, furniture, lighting, kitchen accessories, textiles, lifestyle goods, and found items. What’s more, they also value community and frequently host pop-up shops, cocktail hours, and local musicians. They are open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. WITH Home Supply, 44 E Center Street, Fayetteville, (479) 304-8446, withhomesupply.com

TOUR THE Symphony House The Symphony Designer House XXIII is now open for public tours. The ribbon cutting ceremony and Crescendo party took place on April 14th, but there’s still more fun to be had at the house including three more sponsored parties. This year’s home has more than 25 spaces that were fully redesigned by some of Arkansas’s most talented interior designers and decorators. Don’t miss this beautiful showhouse, which will close on Sunday, May 8. All the proceeds from ticket sales to view the home will benefit the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s music education programs. Individual tour tickets are $20 each. Purchase tickets at the door or by visiting arsymphonyguild.org.

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ELEMENTS

THE ESSENTIAL

Style/Design

WINDOWS, DOORS, AND HARDWARE MAY NOT BE THE FIRST PIECES YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU CONSIDER YOUR HOME’S STYLE; HOWEVER, THESE NEW OFFERINGS PROVE FORM AND FUNCTION GO HAND-IN-HAND

If you prefer a custom look, Manhattan Iron Doors can create a contemporary, traditional, or transitional door to enhance your home’s entry. Manhattan Iron Doors, mirondoors.com

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Style/Design

INSTALL NEW WINDOWS & DOORS

Weather Shield’s “Premium Series” is an architecturally inspired line that offers a multitude of size and customization options, including historically accurate doublehung windows. The Millwork Company, themillworkco.com; S&S Home Center Inc., sshomecenter.com; Stock Building Supply of Arkansas, stocksupply.com; Valley Products, valleyproducts.net

Pella’s Architect Series® double-hung window with traditional grilles is available in four wood types, including pine, mahogany, alder, and Douglas fir. Pella Windows and Doors, pella.com

JELD-WEN’s new sliding barn doors are a rustic and functional complement for casual interior spaces. Kaufman By Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; PRO Millwork, Inc., promillworkinc.com; SCI Millwork, scimillwork.com

The rustic walnut finish on Pella’s eyebrow-top, solid panel wood entry door gives it a charming European flair. Pella Windows and Doors, pella.com

From elabrorate scrollwork to more straight-lined designs, Arkansas Custom Iron Doors can create an entry door or doors to accentuate your home’s style. Arkansas Custom Iron Doors, eliteirondoors.com

Weather Shield’s “Contemporary Collection” has sleek lines that allow for maximum views. The sleek satin enamel interior and metallic finishes help the products emulate steel or aluminum windows while providing the energy efficiency and longevity of aluminum-clad wood windows. The Millwork Company, themillworkco.com; S&S Home Center Inc., sshomecenter.com; Stock Building Supply of Arkansas, stocksupply.com; Valley Products, valleyproducts.net 20 At Home in Arkansas | May 2016


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Style/Design

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Top Knobs’ “Aspen II” collection features an astonishing 43 unique styles, including cup pulls, twig-shaped and other decorative pulls, and a variety of knobs. The pieces are available in three plated finishes, which include polished chrome, polished nickel, and brushed satin nickel. Advanced Bath & Kitchen, advancedbk.com; Distinctive Kitchens & Baths, kitchensofarkansas.com; Duke Custom Cabinets, dukecustomcabinets.com; Garry Mertins Design, garrymertinsdesign.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; PC Hardware, pcdhwe. com; Ridout Lumber Company, ridoutlumber.com; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

The new “Serene” Collection from Top Knobs features five distinctive lines, all with an air of sophistication and grace. Advanced Bath & Kitchen, advancedbk.com; Distinctive Kitchens & Baths, kitchensofarkansas.com; Duke Custom Cabinets, dukecustomcabinets.com; Garry Mertins Design, garrymertinsdesign.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; PC Hardware, pcdhwe. com; Ridout Lumber Company, ridoutlumber.com; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

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If you’re looking to add polish to your home, choose crystal knobs like the new “Windsor” offerings from Emtek. Kaufman Lumber, kaufmanlumber.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium. com; PC Hardware, pchdwe. com; Sanders Plumbing Supply, sanderssupply.net; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

Tumbled white bronze is one of the newest finishes from popular hardware company Emtek. The rustic yet refined finish is available for door pulls, door bells, mortise locks, house numbers, and more. Kaufman Lumber, kaufmanlumber.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium. com; PC Hardware, pchdwe. com; Sanders Plumbing Supply, sanderssupply.net; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

The organic, egg-like shape of Hardware Resources’ “Lyon” knob makes it a popular choice for a number of home and cabinetry styles. Plus, it’s available in 10 finishes. Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kitchen and Bath Concepts, kbc1. com; Kitchen Distributors, kitchendistributorsinc. com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; PC Hardware, pchdwe.com; Ridout Lumber Company, ridoutlumber.com

Available in five finishes, as well as a variety of widths and lengths, the “Sutton” cabinetry pull from Hardware Resources is a sleek, contemporary option. Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kitchen and Bath Concepts, kbc1.com; Kitchen Distributors, kitchendistributorsinc. com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; PC Hardware, pchdwe.com; Ridout Lumber Company, ridoutlumber.com


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Life

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATTHEW MARTIN

C E L E B R AT I N G YO U R L I F E S T Y L E

Treats from Sherwood’s Humble Crumb Bakery greet guests at a start-of-summer brunch hosted by Southern creative and entertaining extraordinaire JoBeth McElhanon. Turn to page 35 to read the full story.

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Life/Local Talent

Meet... HEATHER

CHADDUCK HILLEGAS THE LAUNCH OF A VIBRANT YET CLASSIC TEXTILES LINE IS THE LATEST ENDEAVOR FOR THIS SOUTHERN CREATIVE AND ARKANSAS NATIVE

AS A DESIGNER AND THE FOUNDING STYLE EDITOR OF COTTAGE LIVING, FORMER STYLE DIRECTOR OF COASTAL LIVING, AND MOST RECENTLY STYLE DIRECTOR OF SOUTHERN LIVING, YOU SEEM TO HAVE A BACKGROUND THAT NATURALLY LEADS TO CREATING HOME GOODS. WHY FABRIC IN PARTICULAR? I’ve always loved fabric and textiles. I studied the process in college, followed by studio classes where we experimented with weaving, dying, and screenprinting. I’ve been drawing and painting for years and finally found a place for my ideas to go—fabric! TELL US MORE ABOUT THE PATTERNS YOU DEBUTED IN THE NOVEMBER 2015 LAUNCH. I really felt there was a need for beautiful hand-printed fabrics in the decorative markets. The line currently has two patterns in six different colorways each. I colored a few of the patterns to suit specific design projects, and then I added some favorite colorways to round out the collection. I also wanted to ensure the quality of the product, so I chose to go the authentic screen-printing route. YOU CURRENTLY LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, BUT YOU ARE ORIGINALLY FROM ARKANSAS, CORRECT? Yes, I grew up in Little Rock. I went to school at Pulaski Academy and Central High School. I loved both of the art teachers I had at those schools, and I think that influenced my inclination to want to study art. I often visit Arkansas to see my family and friends. I also have several interior design projects going around the state, so I come to check up on those frequently.

PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID HILLEGAS

Heather Chadduck Textiles, Birmingham, Alabama, (214) 215-4260, heatherchadducktextiles.com 26 At Home in Arkansas | May 2016

WHERE CAN WE SEE ALL THE DESIGNS AND PURCHASE THEM? All of the designs are currently on my site (heatherchadducktextiles.com). They are available to the trade, so you can contact your favorite designer to purchase.


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Life/Discover

discover CONWAY

AN ENERGETIC DOWNTOWN, MULTIPLE COLLEGE CAMPUSES, AND NUMEROUS HOME STORES AND BOUTIQUES MAKE THIS CENTRAL ARKANSAS CITY AN ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION FOR THOSE FROM NEAR AND FAR

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Life/Discover

HENDRIX COLLEGE

EATS & SWEETS If you arrive in town in time for lunch, we suggest dropping in at Cross Creek Sandwich Shop (501-764-1811, crosscreeksandwichshop.com). The restaurant, which is on Conway’s popular Oak Street inside Jenifer’s Antiques, serves absolutely delectable sandwiches, salads, and homemade soups—along with daily specials. They also offer a tempting selection of desserts to round out your meal. When you finish dining, be sure to check out the latest arrivals in the store’s numerous, well-curated antique booths. If you have a sweet tooth later in the day or if you want treats to take home to share with others, don’t miss PattiCakes Bakery (501-205-1969, patticakesbakery. net). We can’t help but indulge in their cupcakes every time we visit. Owner Patti Stobaugh and her team make the desserts from scratch and offer a wide variety of customization options for birthday parties, weddings, and other special events. 30 At Home in Arkansas | May 2016

What’s more, if you don’t see your favorite treat on hand, they will try to honor your request by adding it to the rotation. LOCAL FINDS When it comes time to do a bit of shopping, start at Art on the Green (501-205-1922; artonthegreen.net), a 3,000-square-foot gallery that features local artists from Arkansas and the South. The works are featured for three months and then rotated out for new pieces, ensuring there is always something fresh in store. They are open weekdays, and private showings may also be scheduled. Additionally, they host special events and luncheons with participating artists from time to time. They also offer acrylic, oil, and watercolor classes for all ages and skill levels. Follow them on social media for event and class listings and updates. After selecting the perfect piece of art, continue shopping for your home with a

trip to Park Hill Home (501-358-3537), which can be found nearby on Oak Street. Here, you’ll find the Park Hill Collection—which includes everything from casegoods to wall art, all curated by owners and creators Charlie Groppetti and Todd Smith—as well as one-of-a-kind antique pieces and seasonal accents. Even if you aren’t in the market for larger home goods, the charming shop is a fun place to browse and pick up gifts, including their popular line of candles. Just across the street from Park Hill Home, you’ll find Bell & Sward (501-504-6880, bellandsward.com), a true gentleman’s clothier, carrying all things fashion–related for men. They have brands such as Trask, Johnston & Murphy, Peter Millar, Martin Dingman, and Bird Dog Bay, and offer everything from casual t-shirts to business suits and a multitude of choices in between the two. If you want to be the most dapper man in the South, stop in to see them today.


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ART ON THE GREEN

“The First Light,” a 48-inchsquare, oil on canvas painting by Trey McCarley PARK HILL HOME

BELL & SWARD

35th Annual Toad Suck Daze Don’t miss Conway’s annual spring festival, Toad Suck Daze. Now in its 35th year, the event features nationally recognized live entertainment, a carnival, rock wall, 5K and 10K races, arts and crafts, a golf tournament, and, of course, The World Championship Toad Races—a festival favorite.

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MAKE IT HOME If you fall in love with Conway and want to make it home, you’ll need to visit H3 Home + Décor (501-327-6523, h3homedecor.com). Located on Second Street, the family owned business has been a central Arkansas staple for decades. They continue to bring the latest in furniture, including tables, chairs, and sofas, to their customers along with home accessories and mattresses. The enormous selection ensures you’ll find just what you’re looking for when it comes to personalizing your home. We also loved visiting The Village at Hendrix (hendrix.edu/ village), which is a pedestrian-friendly, thoughtfully planned neighborhood that offers dining and shopping along with charming cottage-style homes. Whether you move to this particular community or one nearby, drop in to such favorites such as ZAZA Salad + Pizza Co., The Purple Cow, Village Books, and Monrow Boutique. In addition to the commercial offerings, The Village is also home to Hendrix Creek Preserve, an 18-acre watershed for migratory waterfowl that includes a trail system and park-like setting—the perfect spot to relax on a sunny spring day.


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Life/Entertaining S T O R Y: T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: M AT T H E W M A R T I N S T Y L I N G : T I F FA N Y A D A M S & C H I P J O N E S

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As a former Junior League of Little Rock president, a registered dietitian by trade, and a natural-born homemaker, it’s no surprise that JoBeth McElhanon knows how to host a party. For this pre-summer brunch, she brought in baked goods from Sherwood’s recently opened Humble Crumb Bakery and gathered a few of her closest friends. “We all met and became friends through the Junior League of Little Rock. While we are now sustainers, we continue to use the skills the league taught us to serve other non-profit organizations as volunteers,” McElhanon says of the group of women she invited to her home. McElhanon used her favorite color, green— which is abundant in her West Little Rock residence—as a starting point for the table setting. “The palette I chose for our house includes various shades of green, ivory, khaki, and gray—colors that reflect growth and rejuvenation in nature. There are so many green hues throughout the house, but

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I think they work. When you look at nature there isn’t just one shade of green. Why shouldn’t that be true for indoors?” she says. McElhanon is also an avid collector of vintage plates and serving pieces, which she used in the setting. However, even with all of the fun she has in setting a table and preparing food for others to enjoy, McElhanon is grounded in the real meaning of community and friendship. “All of us want to have a Pinterest- or Instagram-worthy event, but none of us really have the time to agonize over every detail. One of the things that I carry with me from my Junior League days is from a national training I attended years ago when we were on the cusp of social media. The speaker said, ‘If we are going to live in a high-tech world, we must remember to be high-touch people.’ I think that’s where finding that pocket of time to connect with good friends is imperative—it restores the soul,” she says.


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At each place, McElhanon layered three plates for a collected look. The top plates, which she found at Fabulous Finds Antique Mall in Little Rock, are a recent addition to her collection. Simple bamboo-handled flatware and natural woven placemats lend a more casual feel and echo the undertones of nature that run throughout the home. McElhanon and her husband found an abundance of clear quartz crystals in their backyard upon moving into the home. She used several of these as stands for the table’s place cards. Gingham napkins accented with the McElhanons’ monogram complete the setting. Lemon blueberry muffins (seen at left) made by The Humble Crumb Bakery, were just one of the tasty baked goods created for the brunch.

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Tori Halvorson (left) and Besty Peters opened Sherwood’s Humble Crumb Bakery along with Ruth Peters, Betsy’s mother-inlaw, in December 2015. While they got their start in 2011 by selling Ruth’s famous cinnamon rolls at the Sherwood Farmer’s Market, the boutique bakery now offers a huge variety of pastries and baked goods as well as smoothies and parfaits on Friday and Saturday mornings and dinner entrees on Monday nights. In addition, they also take private orders. They are open Monday, 4 – 6 p.m., Friday, 6 – 10 a.m., and Saturday, 7 – 11 a.m. The Humble Crumb Bakery, Sherwood, (443) 995-6038, humblecrumb bakery.com

LEMON POPPY SEED BREAD WITH ORANGE GLAZE

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INGREDIENTS Bread: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 tablespoons lemon juice

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Emily Brown in her home’s foyer.

A LITTLE ROCK BOUTIQUE OWNER’S HOME RECEIVES NEW LIFE WITH THE HELP OF INTERIOR DESIGNER KRISTA LEWIS

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“My home and my style have grown up with me through the years,” Emily Brown says. As the owner of Little Rock’s much-loved women’s boutique, Tulips, Brown knows a thing or two about color, accessorizing, and finding the perfect pieces for your look—and this knowledge isn’t left behind when she exits her boutique and enters her house. HOME AGAIN Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first house Brown and her husband, Mark, have owned on this quiet West Little Rock street. “We lived next door to this very house; we moved off the street for about a year, but had to come back,”

she says. “I kind of had my eye on this house and always wanted it.” In 2009, Brown got her wish and the family moved in to the two-story, traditional brick home. In the early years of living there, they made minimal updates to accommodate the family, which includes son Peyton, 10, and daughter Millie, 6, but had not undergone full-scale cosmetic and structural renovations until they started working with interior designer Krista Lewis. “Krista and I went to the University of Arkansas together and have been longtime friends,” Brown says. “The reason I like to work with her is because her work ethic is like mine—super strong. And, of course, she has great style!” May 2016 | athomearkansas.com 45


Galbraith & Paul’s “Lotus” wallpaper covers the walls of the dining room. The pattern features tulips in its design, a nod to Brown’s popular Little Rock boutique. “It’s new but it’s vintage-looking, so it fits her house really well,” Lewis says. The table, chairs, and sideboard were pieces the Browns already owned; however a coat of paint and new upholstery was added to the end chairs to freshen them. Facing page: The home’s den is the main hangout for the family, so Lewis used durable indoor/outdoor fabrics on the chairs to make them last over time. Brown has had the small elephant side table since college and Lewis knew it was a perfect fit for the space’s updated look.

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FUNCTIONALITY FIRST “The kitchen was the first space we worked on together,” Lewis notes. As the centrally located main hub of the home, it was important for this room to be equally practical and inviting for the young family. The cabinetry was updated and a larger island was built to offer workspace and a dining counter, as well as additional storage. The appliances were also relocated to create a better workflow, and lighting was installed over the island to illuminate the area. Perhaps the area of the home that was least functional was the master bath. “It was essentially two bathrooms before the renovation. There were his and her sides; she had a tub and a big vanity, and he had a shower and smaller vanity. They both had their own closet and water closet, which did not have a door, and everything was carpeted,” Lewis discloses. Realizing the footprint didn’t work for them, the Browns opted to take in a portion of the spacious master bedroom, relocate the bath features to one shared side, and create a closet on the other. The additional space acquired from the bedroom also allowed for the creation of a vestibule, which makes a stunning statement at the entrance to the master suite. “I love this space,” Brown exclaims. “I have my laptop at my vanity in the closet, and I often sit in there at night after my kids go to bed, have

a glass of wine, and fill Instagram and internet orders for the store.” COLOR IT HAPPY A light—yet not neutral—palette carries throughout the home, with Sherwin-Williams’ “Contented” on the walls in the majority of the home and also on the cabinetry in the master bath. In the den, this color is complemented with warm corals found on the club chairs— which are covered with indoor/outdoor fabric that is kid-friendly—and in the accent pillows and window seat cushion. “Emily goes to the beach each summer and she loves it, so this room has a bit of beachy influence without being over the top or out of place for Little Rock,” Lewis says. Upstairs—just as in her boutique—the color pink is a standout in daughter Millie’s room and in the details of the master suite. “Pink is in my blood, and you can’t get it out,” Brown laughs. “People asked me if my husband was OK with pink, and I just tell them that he is married to Tulips so, of course, he is OK with it,” she adds. While a hot-pink-and-white palette can be found in the boutique, lighter shades grace the master bedroom and show up in the bath’s wallpaper. “Bringing it [pink] into the renovation at home just shows how much I love the color,” Brown says. May 2016 | athomearkansas.com 47


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The kitchen was the first space Lewis and Brown tackled together in the home’s renovation. Appliances were relocated to create a better workflow, new cabinetry was added to provide more storage, and a larger island was installed for additional work and dining space. The room’s formerly dark palette was also traded for lighter, more airy hues that are reflective of the family’s style.

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Part of the master bedroom was reallocated to create a vestibule and offer additional space in the master bath. A new upholstered headboard and matching bed skirt, fresh Matouk linens, and marble-topped bedside tables are all a part of the space’s updated look.

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FASHIONABLE MIX It almost goes without saying that a strong sense of distinctive style also flows from room to room. For example, there are elements such as the grouping of plates over the kitchen’s banquette or the tulip-patterned wallpaper in the dining room that catch your eye and cause you to pause for a moment. “I try to pick classic pieces that are functional for our life with kids and dogs,” Brown says. “I also like to add a cool twist with an old piece from an estate sale or a framed piece of art from our children’s school. It’s kind of like an outfit from my store—when styling our customers, we always add a wow factor that sets you apart from others.” Overall, grace and livelihood seem to run rampant from the action of Brown swinging open her front door to welcome guests down to the tiniest well-placed accessory. “My mom always taught me that love is in every detail. Hard work has been put into my business and our home for years, and love is definitely in every detail. I feel it represents us as a family and, most importantly, it welcomes the people that we love to share it with; we are very thankful,” Brown says of the completed makeover.

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The renovation of the master bath remedied an awkward layout by relocating the vanity, shower, tub, and water closet to one area and dedicating the rest of the space to becoming a fully functional closet. The double vanity is painted in Sherwin-Williams’s “Contented,” which is the same color seen on the walls throughout much of the home. A standalone tub is surrounded by marble and accented with brass fixtures and accessories.

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“PINK IS IN MY BLOOD, AND YOU CAN’T GET IT OUT!”

—Emily Brown

“I love this wallpaper. I wanted to use this, and it was where the color palette for the entire space came from,” explains Lewis of the Quest wallpaper that covers the vestibule and is the first thing one sees upon entering the master en suite. Brown’s love of blending styles is manifested in the mix of an edgy quartz lamp and a glass console table that are juxtaposed with a more traditional vintage-look mirror and stools. The closet space features custom shelving for storing everything from jewelry to jeans. Facing page: Daughter Millie’s room is a vision in varying shades of pink, including a custom headboard and bedskirt.

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Design Resources Interior design Krista Lewis, K. Lewis Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 9526952, klewisinteriordesign.com Contractors Jeffery Lee, Pinnacle Home Improvement, Little Rock, (501) 9441700; Krista Lewis, K. Lewis Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 952-6952, klewisinteriordesign.com Accessories Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; K. Lewis Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 952-6952, klewisinteriordesign.com; Marshall Clements, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, West Little Rock, (501) 954-7900, marshallclements.com; Providence Design, Little Rock, (501) 372-1886, providenceltddesign.com Cabinetry—master bath and kitchen Richard Mears, Renaissance Custom Cabinets, (501) 256-3252, cabinetideas.com Carpet Akel’s Carpet One, locations throughout Central Arkansas, akelscarpetone.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 3999909, candfcarpet.com Countertops—kitchen Casa Blanca Granite, Little Rock, (501) 744-0387, casablancagranite.com Countertops and tile—master bath Inside Effects, North Little Rock, (501) 9548866, insideeffects.com Fabrics, fixtures, hardware, lighting, and wallpaper K. Lewis Interior Design,

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PAIRING

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The chairs in Tune’s antique Chippendale dining set received a refresh with cheetah-print Schumacher upholstery. The set is complemented with a chandelier by Visual Comfort and Thibaut wallpaper. The paintings are Salvador Dali originals. BEFORE

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What do a designer and an accountant have in common? One might say “not much,” but Kimberly Harper and Cynthia Tune have mastered the art of combining their separate talents into a successful fullservice design business, known as Harper Howey Interiors. When mutual divorces brought the long-time friends closer than ever, they both went on the hunt for a fresh start. “I was doing tax returns, but it wasn’t fulfilling,” Tune recalls. “We started talking about doing a store together.” One afternoon, Harper happened past a century-old former schoolhouse in Springdale and immediately saw its potential. “The only thing we had to do was add two electrical outlets, and—from a business standpoint—I knew that if we could spend our initial investment on inventory instead of improvements, we could make it work,” Tune says. Harper rebranded her design business to reflect the new partnership, and the pair have been creating beautiful work across the state since—including their most recent project, Tune’s personal residence. May 2016 | athomearkansas.com 57


Chairs slipcovered in linen and a painted table work together to create a simple breakfast nook in the kitchen. The capiz-shell chandelier is from West Elm. Facing page: As a cost-saving measure, Tune opted to keep the original footprint of the kitchen, but added storage by extending the cabinets to the ceiling.

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CHANGE OF RESIDENCY Not long after their business launched in 2012, Tune started looking to downsize her living space. She found a traditional red-brick home on a private, wooded lot in Fayetteville and bought it, sight unseen. Previous owners had been friends of hers, but it had been years since she was inside the home. After living there for a few months and figuring out what worked for her and what needed to change, she moved out and began a four-month renovation—helmed by Harper—to brighten the home and implement her desired functional preferences. MAKING IT WORK FOR HER Outside, ill-fitting shutters were removed and the brick was painted a creamy white. Inside, new hardwood flooring and tile replaced tired carpet. The public spaces were painted a soft neutral to bring light

into the formerly dark rooms. As in many renovations, the kitchen and master bath got most of the attention, with all new cabinetry, lighting, and fixtures. To improve the home’s flow, Tune had the wall between the kitchen and living room taken down, bringing in muchneeded natural light. The addition of new cabinetry with simple recessed-panel doors keeps the space feeling classic, while extending the countertop over the peninsula created a breakfast bar to maximize seating, which is especially beneficial when her college-aged children bring home friends. The cabinetry on one wall is interspersed with open shelving to display dishes and glassware. In the master bath, a large garden tub was removed to make room for a spacious shower stall. Additionally, a double vanity was exchanged for a single sink with more counter and cabinet space. Tune borrowed

two feet of space from the garage to expand the closet. “The room just functions better for me now, and it feels like I’m in a luxurious hotel every day,” she says. BETTER TOGETHER While their trained professions may make Harper and Tune seem like an unlikely pair, magic happens when their strengths are combined. “I like order and symmetry—I’m a CPA after all— everything has to balance,” Tune says. Meanwhile, Harper’s use of bold color and grand gestures pushes the boundaries of design. “We go about things totally different,” Tune says of their working relationship. “During the renovation, for example, Kimberly was thinking ahead to how we would lay out the furniture, but I was more focused on getting the canvas just right, knowing we could add the layers in later,” Tune explains. May 2016 | athomearkansas.com 59


“I LIKE ORDER AND SYMMETRY—I’M A CPA AFTER ALL—EVERYTHING HAS TO BALANCE.”

—Cynthia Tune

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Custom white linen curtains, new bedding, and cheerful periwinkle walls brighten the master bedroom. The chandelier is by Visual Comfort and the painting is a sentimental piece by Tune’s maternal great-grandmother, Estella Cynthia Nall Hankins.

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“THE ROOM JUST FUNCTIONS BETTER FOR ME NOW, AND IT

A neutral guest bedroom is equally suited for Tune’s college-aged children or guests. The marbled duvet is by Pine Cone Hill, while the linen drapery fabric is by Schumacher. Facing page: A glass shower enclosure, large mirror, and chrome fixtures contribute to the bright, spa-like feeling in the master bath.

FEELS LIKE I’M IN A LUXURIOUS HOTEL EVERY DAY.”

—Cynthia Tune

EVOLUTION OF A HOME “I definitely advise doing major renovations before moving in whenever possible - no one likes to live in that kind of mess,” Harper states. “But when furnishing and adding details it’s nice to take your time and find the right pieces.” In the first pass after the initial renovation, all of the walls, cabinets, and ceilings were given the same neutral paint color. Over time, wallpaper was added to the dining room and backs of the shelves in the living room, and the master bedroom was painted a cheerful, but serene, periwinkle. To tie in the en suite, Harper had the ceiling painted the same shade. And there’s more to come, promises the pair. Eventually, the walls of the bath will be covered in a marbled paper. Next on the project list is a narrow sunroom that overlooks the backyard. Is that the last project? “Probably not!” Tune says with a laugh. “Is a house ever really finished?”

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A FAMILY FRIENDLY

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A LITTLE ROCK DESIGNER REIMAGINES HER OWN HOME TO MAKE IT BETTER SUIT EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD’S NEEDS AND STYLE

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An agate light fixture and fresh coat of paint give the entryway a fresh feel. Facing page: Newberg removed paneling in the dining room to bring the formality down a notch. Hardwood floors were added and a new, larger chandelier is better suited to the scale of the space. A cabinet filled with heirloom silver, ceramics, and bronze figures is flanked by framed drawings to provide a pleasing symmetrical view when looking in from the foyer.

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After eleven years in their former home, the Newberg family was ready for a move when a traditional red-brick home in an established neighborhood caught their attention. The location satisfied the family’s need for community—they already had friends in the area—but the dated interior left much to be desired. “It was very dark and had a lot of paneling that was pretty, but not really my style,” interior designer Miguel Newberg recalls. “But I loved the bones of the house; it was very charming.” To better suit her family’s needs, Newberg worked with architect Ellen Yeary to reconfigure the floor plan on the main level to include an open, eat-in kitchen, a private home office, and a sports-themed man cave for her husband, Andy. Additionally, doorways were widened to improve traffic flow, and Newberg collaborated with Richard Harp of Richard Harp Homes—who was the main contractor for the entire home’s renovation—to update the stairway’s banister to a sleek steeland-wood version that better complements the home’s transitional furnishings. Only the second level—home to daughters Kathryn and

Elizabeth—escaped structural updates and instead received only cosmetic refreshers. PALETTE RULES Though she is known for her use of color, Newberg chose mostly neutrals for the main spaces of the home, and punctuated them with eye-catching art, bold lighting, and a mixture of pattern. A sandy neutral paint color and newly refinished hardwood floors set the stage in each room. Sleek upholstery and a marble-topped coffee table mingle with a painted antique armoire in the living room, where a large abstract painting provides a punch of color. “We spotted it in Memphis, and Andy and I were both instantly drawn to it,” Newberg says. The piece unites the blues and grays found throughout the home and offers a touch of rusty red. The bedrooms wear a bit more color. In the master, soft shades of blue echo a painting commissioned from artist Lauren Meredith. In a similar manner, six-year-old Elizabeth’s room has a punchy, youthful scheme of green, hot pink, and yellow and features bold damask-print drapes that formerly hung in her nursery. May 2016 | athomearkansas.com 67


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One of the biggest transformations was relocating the kitchen to one end of the main level in a space formerly occupied by a family room. Newberg collaborated with Capitol Custom Cabinets to outfit the kitchen.

FEELING OF NOSTALGIA “The house has great street appeal; I immediately pictured the girls riding bikes and playing basketball with our neighborhood friends,” she recalls. The traditional home’s center-hall layout reminded Newberg of the antebellum houses in her home state of Louisiana. However, the multitude of small rooms on the lower level didn’t suit the family’s lifestyle. To remedy this, she relocated the kitchen to a larger space at one end of the main level that was formerly the family room. This allowed for both a breakfast table and large, quartzite-topped island to be accommodated, making it possible to seat a crowd comfortably. Within the first few months after the renovation, the updated space along with the nearby dining room, played host to family dinners and community group gatherings, and Newberg predicts many more to follow. “I 68 At Home in Arkansas | May 2016

love that the girls can sit at the island and work on homework while I cook dinner,” she says. “We really wanted the kitchen to be the core of the house, the place where everyone gathers.” SPACES OF THEIR OWN High on the Newberg family’s collective wish list was a personal space for each family member: An out-of-the-way home office for Miguel, private bathrooms and a separate hang-out spot for each of the girls, and a sports-watching haven for Andy. Post-renovation, the house delivers. An unused front bedroom became the master closet, and the additional square footage also allowed a stackable set of laundry machines to move into the space. In turn, the former laundry and craft room became the office of Newberg’s design firm, M. N’Teriors. “Now we each have a space where we can be completely ourselves,” Newberg says.


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To lighten the look of her heavy wood bed, Newberg added airy fabrics and a pair of painted chests. The metallic pattern on the walls of the en suite is a decorative paint treatment by Angelfish Studios. The vintagelook soaking tub is a favorite spot to relax at the end of the day.

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Six-year-old Elizabeth requested green walls for her new bedroom. Newberg paired the damask print curtains that hung in her nursery with striped bedding, and let Elizabeth choose the zebra-print rug. Design Resources Architect Ellen Yeary, Yeary Lindsey Architects, Little Rock, (501) 372-5940, yearylindsey.com Contractor Richard Harp, Richard Harp Homes, Inc., Little Rock, (501) 6904277, richardharphomes.com Interior design Miguel Newberg, M’NTeriors, Little Rock, (501) 993-2766, mnteriors.com Kitchen and bath design Miguel Newberg, M’NTeriors, Little Rock, (501) 9932766, mnteriors.com; Ellen Yeary, Yeary Lindsey Architects, Little Rock, (501) 372-5940, yearylindsey.com Landscape design Better Lawns & Gardens, Little Rock, (501) 454-9803, betterlawnsar.com Accessories Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com; Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; DP Designs, Little Rock, (501) 831-2009; Embellish, Little Rock, (501) 223-6965; Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 225-8999, hadidiruggallery.com; Haus Werk, Little Rock, (501) 663-5251, shophauswerk.com; Obsessions Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 868-9333; Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400 Appliances Metro Appliances & More, Jonesboro, (870) 933-7800, North Little Rock, (501) 758-1988, Springdale, (479) 750-2200, metroappliancesandmore.com Art DP Designs, Little Rock, (501) 831-2009; The Showroom, Little Rock, (501) 404-7372, artgallerylittlerock.com; White Goat, Little Rock, (501) 6039460, whitegoatstyle.com Bedding Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com Cabinetry Capitol Custom Cabinets, North Little Rock, (501) 771-0472 Carpet and tile—backsplash, bath, and flooring ProSource, North Little Rock, (501) 758-0801, prosourcewholesale.com/littlerock Countertops Pacific Shore Stones, Mabelvale, (501) 455-3600, pacificshorestones.com 70 At Home in Arkansas | May 2016

Fabrics Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics. com; Designer Effects, Little Rock, (501) 661-4070, designereffects.net Fixtures The Plumbing Warehouse, Little Rock, (501) 664-4183, tpw-lrshowroom.com Flooring Arkansas Wood Floors, Jacksonville, (870) 688-8788, arkansaswoodfloors.com Floral design Cabbage Rose, Little Rock, (501) 664-4042, cabbageroseflorist.com Furniture Cantrell Furniture Design Center, Little Rock, (501) 225-0002, cantrellfurniture.com; DP Designs, Little Rock, (501) 831-2009; Phoenix Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 225-0400 Hardware Capitol Custom Cabinets, North Little Rock, (501) 771-0472; PC Hardware, Little Rock, (501) 224-1724, pchdwe.com Lighting Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; Light Innovations, Little Rock, (501) 223-9026, light-innovations.com Mirrors West Little Rock Glass, Little Rock, (501) 223-3034, westlittlerockglass.net Outdoor furnishings Antique Brick Outdoor, Little Rock, (501) 375-0060, antiquebrickoutdoors.com Paint Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide, sherwin-williams.com Painting J & B Painting, Alexander, (501) 766-9507 Painting—decorative Angelfish Studios, Little Rock, (501) 960-4826, angelfishstudios.net Rugs Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 225-8999, hadidiruggallery.com Shutters Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, Little Rock, (501) 803-4146 Upholstery Professional Touch Up, Little Rock, (501) 658-8223 Windows Windows, Doors & More, Bryant, (501) 315-3300, windowsdoorsandmoreinc.net Window coverings Designer Supply, North Little Rock, (501) 851-8066


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SHAYLA COPAS INTERIORS Offering a full range of timeless and classic design services focusing on the originality of each client company name: Shayla Copas Interiors owner: Shayla Copas trademarks: I am known for my eye for color, texture, and detail. I do not have a signature style. From transitional to traditional, I believe that a true design should reflect the client while using my design talents to pull the project together. As a team we can make your dream home a reality! history: Shayla Copas has been designing homes and businesses in the South since 1997. She has built her business on integrity, her keen eye for detail, and that bond she creates with each of her clients. Shayla’s projects are full spectrum, from small to large. New construction, remodel, furniture procurement, or a small facelift of a room--she will tackle them all! design advice: First, scale is everything; going too small with furnishings and accessories can often hurt an otherwise great design. Second, put your signature on it! Even when hiring a designer, make sure to convey your taste so that the design reflects it. A perceptive designer will take hold of your favorite elements to make the design yours! Third, be careful not to get too involved with trends. Your key and largest investments should be timeless!

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YOUR GUIDE TO...

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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK

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A MAKEOVER CAN BE A MAJOR UNDERTAKING. Whether you’re tackling a small bath or completely gutting your house, there are multiple factors to be considered. We created this quick list of questions to ask yourself—and those involved in the renovation—before you begin.

WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET? While the scope and goals of your project are certainly important, knowing your budget can help you to set expectations, find a contractor, and estimate your materials budget— all of which are important steps that can alleviate stress and unexpected surprises down the road. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE PROJECT? The scope of a project can easily go from planning to painting the walls to removing the walls in a matter of a few quick decisions. Set parameters before you begin the actual work on a project to avoid entering into a renovation that you may not have the expertise, additional help, or budget to complete effectively. Think about how you need the space to function and what you truly want the end result to be when you are finished, and then make decisions based on these factors. WHO WILL DO THE WORK? Will this be a DIY project or will you hire a professional? If you plan to do it on your own, do you have the necessary skillset it will take to safely and effectively finish the project? For instance, are there electrical updates that need to be made and will require a pro’s help? If you already plan to hire a contractor, does he or she have the qualifications and time to complete your project as you desire? These are all important factors that can contribute to your end result. WILL YOU LIVE IN YOUR HOME DURING THE RENOVATION? If you’re making minor renovations, chances are you plan to stay in your home while the makeover is completed. If you’re going down to the framework for your renovation, you’ve probably already made plans to move out. However, there are a lot of gray areas in between the two extremes. Consider your needs within the home, your household’s schedule, and—perhaps most importantly—the length of the renovation time before you make a decision. HOW WILL YOU GET THE LOOK YOU DESIRE? While function is often a key motivator for home renovations, style can be equally important. Are you going to hire a design professional to help you achieve the look? If so, bring them in at the start of the project to avoid costly mistakes or missteps. You won’t regret the knowledge you’ll gain from relying on a professional for these important decisions.

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CHECKLIST

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READY TO GET STARTED ON A LARGE-SCALE RENOVATION? Use the points on this checklist to select a renovation professional who can successfully complete the job.

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION for the names of reputable member builders and remodelers (visit the Arkansas Home Builders Association at arkansashba.com). Also check with family, friends, or coworkers for recommendations. RESEARCH OR INTERVIEW a list of selected builders and remodelers. Find out how long they have been in the building business, and note that it usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. You want to make sure they will be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties. CHECK OUT THE COMPANY’S RATING and if there have been any complaints filed with your local Better Business Bureau (bbb.org). Make sure the builder or remodeler has sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance. If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents that occur on your premises. ASK FOR THE NAMES OF PREVIOUS CLIENTS from the builder or remodeler. If they won’t provide these, beware. If they do, ask the clients if they would hire the builder or remodeler again. ASK IF YOU CAN SEE THEIR WORK—both completed jobs and those in progress. Check for quality of workmanship and materials. ASK YOURSELF if you feel you can easily communicate with the builder or remodeler? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home. BE CAUTIOUS of unusually low-priced bids. If the builder or remodeler is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem. Keep in mind that less expensive does not necessarily mean better!

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End Notes

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