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20YEARS!

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LIFE ON THE WATER Made in the U.S.A. FINDS DISCOVER

Hot Springs


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Contents J U LY 2017

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Home

Style

40 Island Retreat

9 Finds

Special Sections 70 Hot Picks

12 Latest

71 Local Favorites

An Eden Isle home receives a light and airy refresh that honors its original architecture.

50 In the Trees

A contemporary lake house on the banks of Lake Ouachita highlights the home’s natural setting and wooded view.

60 Picture Perfect

Photos of a California beach house become the basis for a North Little Rock couple’s new-construction home in Rockwater Village.

Born in the U.S.A. Events, Openings & Launches

Weekend Getaways

Work the Floor

In Every Issue

15 Design

Life 22 Get to Know Meet Lauren Stokes

25 Discover Hot Springs

29 Entertaining

Star-Spangled Celebration

32 Garden Backyard Bliss

37 Fashion & Beauty Just Add Water

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Summer Skincare Essentials

6 A Note from the Editor 72 A Look Back

on the cover

The dining room of Martha and Chris Robertson’s Eden Isle lake house. Interior design by Heather Chadduck Hillegas of Heather Chadduck Interiors and Decoration, LLC. Photography by Rett Peek. See page 40.

Vol. 22, No. 6 © 2017 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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A few weeks ago, I returned from my honeymoon in beautiful Belize. The motto of our resort was “your own little piece of paradise”—a definite selling point as we researched options. During our weeklong stay, I would sit out on the back deck of the cabana, just feet from the ocean waters, and take in the scenery, enjoy the breeze, and, of course, drink my must-have morning coffee. That sort of personal paradise was definitely something I could get used to! Luckily, we live in a state that provides similar waterfront appeal. We may not have the palm trees and tropical landscape, but our Natural State is home to some of the best lakes and rivers in the country. From the Arkansas River to Lake Ouachita, this month’s “Summer Living” issue showcases luxurious homes situated on some of Arkansas’s most prized pieces of land. It’s safe to say this issue shares the same Belizean motto as each of these homes provide a private oasis for family and friends. Along with Fourth-of-July-themed entertaining ideas, a casual fashion look, and a visit to the Spa City, you’re sure to be even more summer-ready and party-prepped. Whether you’re a water-skier, an angler, or along for the ride while cruising in the boat, waterfront summers in Arkansas offer something for everyone. I have wonderful childhood memories of going to Greers Ferry every summer. I love how that same excitement exists in me still today when we pack up the truck to head out for another lake-filled weekend. What a privilege it is to have access to these types of treasures! Cheers to the sunshine, sunscreen, and summer memories to be made in your own little piece of Arkansas paradise.

Katie Cooper Editor katie@athomearkansas.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

From The Editor


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INTERIOR

DESIGN

B e a u t i f u l l y L i v a b l e I n t e r i o r s Tu r n t o p a g e 6 0 t o s e e o n e o f K r i s t a ’s m o s t r e c e n t p r o j e c t s !

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Style Style

IN T THHE E L LAA T TE ES ST T I N

I GNN DDÉ ÉCCOORR && DDE ES SI G

LOBLOLLY CREAMERY’S “IRISH CAR BOMB”

PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

YARNELL’S “HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM”

LOBLOLLY CREAMERY’S “FRESH MINT CHIP”

YARNELL’S “OZARK BLACK WALNUT”

LOBLOLLY CREAMERY’S “COFFEE AND CREAM”

SCOOP UP THE SEASON! We’re kicking off our all-American summer with tempting flavors from a couple of local creameries. Find these ice creams at your favorite grocery, restaurant, or speciality store. Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock, (501) 3969609, loblollycreamery.com; Yarnell’s Ice Cream, yarnells.com

YARNELL’S “BLACKBERRY COBBLER”

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Style/Finds

Made in Dermott, AR

Born in the U.S.A.

Kick off your summer celebration with American-made must-haves PRODUCER: NORMA EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK AND COURTESY OF VENDORS

Elaine Smith “Aruba” outdoor pillows. Ken Rash’s Arkansas, Little Rock, (501) 663-1818, kenrashsoutdoorfurniture.com

Paul Michael cypress Adirondack chair. Paul Michael Company, Lake Village, (870) 265-3872, paulmichaelcompany.com

Made in Rogers, AR

Green Box “Salt Air in My Hair” print by Katie Daisy. The Good Earth Garden Center, Little Rock, (501) 868-4666, thegoodearthgarden.com

Country Deep “Happy Camper” pillow. Haus Werk, Little Rock, (501) 663-5251, shophauswerk.com

Babe’s Boards Arkansas cutting board. Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com

Bentley Drink Ware “Colorware” glasses and pitcher in Tangerine. The Full Moon, Little Rock, (501) 663-4367, thefullmoonlittlerock.com

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Made in Perryville, AR

Made in Little Rock, AR


1420 Rebsamen Park Road Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 501-907-9272 BLOG

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ANNIVeRSARy! Huge Selection of Furniture for Outdoor Living Available for Immediate Delivery. Pleasant Valley Plaza • 11220 N Rodney Parham, Suite 14 • 501.663.1818 facebook.com/KenRashsArkansas • www.kenrashsoutdoorfurniture.com

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Style/Latest EVENTS, OPENINGS & LAUNCHES

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News From Around The Natural State WHITE’S MERCANTILE NOW OPEN IN NORTHEAST AR Holly Williams, country singer-songwriter and daughter of the legendary Hank Williams Jr., brings a major dose of excitement to Northeast Arkansas. Williams, owner of White’s Mercantile—“a general store for the modern day tastemaker” offering home décor, gifts, and accessories—opened its doors on May 2nd in Wilson, Arkansas. This is the retail store’s newest location and first outside of Tennessee, where there are shops in Nashville and Downtown Franklin. Williams notes she was attracted to the small town charm and scenery of this Delta community. Plan a visit to browse the unique items and enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. White’s Mercantile, (870) 655-3040, 17 Cortez Kennedy Avenue, Wilson, whitesmercantile.com

HOWSE MOVES TO A NEW WEST LITTLE ROCK LOCATION Home furnishings and accessories store HOWSE has moved from their Riverdale location to West Little Rock’s Pleasant Ridge Town Center. They will continue to carry the same great sofas, chairs, dining furniture, case goods, lighting, rugs, and local art—which can also be in found in their Bentonville location—in this new storefront. Stop in to welcome them to their new home. 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 105, Little Rock, (501) 725-4719, thehowse.com

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RESTRUCTURE OPENS IN HOT SPRINGS Located at the West gate of Hot Springs Village, REstructure is now open as a destination for kitchen and bath design. Owner and designer Alissa Oates, who worked in the industry in Little Rock, recently opened the business to serve the area. “I want to make this showroom a place where clients can see all the finishes they need and where I can assist them in making the right decisions for their space and their budget,” she says. Oates, who has a degree in interior design and is affiliated with both the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the American Society of Interior Designers, says she wants “clients to have fun with the process and ultimately fall in love with their new space.” The store carries lines such as Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry, Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, and more as well as a large selection of tile, flooring, carpet, and hardware. Watch their Facebook page for news about their official grand opening celebration. 127 McNeely Circle, Suite B, Hot Springs Village, (501) 984-2702, restructurear.com


Alissa Oates, Owner and Designer

127 McNeely Circle, Suite B | Hot Springs Village, AR 501.984.2702 | REstructureAR.com |

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2206 Cantrell Rd (In front of Cajun’s Wharf) Little Rock, AR • 501.399.9909 • www.candfcarpet.com

New Mobile Friendly Website! www.martinous.com

Hand-Forged

Wrought Iron Doors

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Style/Design

WORK THE FLOOR

DISCOVER WHAT’S NEW IN CARPET, RUGS, AND FLOORING

P R O D U C E R : N O R M A E D WA R D S P H O T O G R A P H Y: CO U R T E S Y O F V E N D O R S

Not your ordinary chevron design, Shaw’s “Brush Stroke” carpet strikes a balance between fashion and practicality. Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Flooring America by CarpetSmart, flooring-americabycarpetsmart. com; Gold Medal Flooring, goldmedalflooring.com; Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com; Kaufman by Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Peter’s Flooring & Paint, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com

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Style/Design

CARPET

“Urban Escape” from Masland adds warmth to any space with its tone-on-tone color, depth, and texture. Abbey Carpet & Floor, littlerock.abbeycarpet.com; Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kaufman by Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com

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Style/Design

TILE & HARDWOOD

Shaw’s “Monument” hickory scraped hardwood flooring brings beauty and strength to any room. Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Flooring America by CarpetSmart, flooring-americabycarpetsmart.com; Gold Medal Flooring, goldmedalflooring.com; Kaufman by Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Peter’s Flooring & Paint, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber. com; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com

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1// MEDITERRANEA “STONEHENGE” PORCELAIN TILE Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, acmebricktileandstone.com 2// SHAW “GLEE CHEVRON” PORCELAIN TILE Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Flooring America by CarpetSmart, flooringamericabycarpetsmart.com; Gold Medal Flooring, goldmedalflooring. com; Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com; Kaufman by Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter. com; Peter’s Flooring & Paint, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com 3// EMSER “CABO BEACH” GLAZED CERAMIC TILE Abbey Carpet & Floor, littlerock.abbeycarpet.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Kaufman by Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Laws Abbey Flooring Center, jonesboro.abbeycarpet.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Peter’s Flooring & Paint, petersflooringandpaint. com; River City Flooring, rivercityflooringinc.com; Tom January, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com; White River Flooring, whiteriverflooring.com 4// MOHAWK “HUNTSVILLE” HARDWOOD Abbey Carpet & Floor, littlerock.abbeycarpet.com; Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet. com; Holmes Tile & Marble, holmestile.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Kaufman by Design, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Laws Abbey Flooring Center, jonesboro.abbeycarpet.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter. com; White River Flooring, whiteriverflooring.com July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 17


RUGS

Style/Design

Warm hues and a traditional motif combine in this handwoven Oriental rug. Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, hadidiruggallery.com

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3// KATE SPADE NEW YORK “SPLATTER PAINT” RUG Abbey Carpet & Floor, littlerock.abbeycarpet. com; Embellish Interiors, (501) 223-6965; Goddard Design Group, goddarddesigngroup. com; Laws Abbey Flooring Center, Jonesboro. abbeycarpet.com 4// SURYA “CAPPADOCIA” WOOL RUG Ashley HomeStore, ashleyfurniturehomestore. com; Bassett Furniture, bassettfurniture.com; Ken Rash’s Arkansas, kenrashsoutdoorfurniture. com; Metro Appliances & More, metroappliancesandmore.com


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Life

PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

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

SEASONAL SIPPER Nothing beats the sweet and refreshing taste of our Summertime Rosé Sangria—crafted by art director Norma Edwards. Get the recipe online at athomearkansas.com. July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 21


THIS FAYETTEVILLE NATIVE IS THE CREATOR BEHIND LAUREN JAMES, THE POPULAR WOMEN’S APPAREL BRAND KNOWN FOR THEIR SWEETLY SOUTHERN T-SHIRTS, DRESSES, AND ACCESSORIES I N T E R V I E W : T I F FA N Y A D A M S | P H O T O G R A P H Y: B E T H H A L L

MEET

LAUREN STOKES

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Life/Get to Know

LAUREN JAMES HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN BRANDS FOR WOMEN’S CASUAL WEAR AND DRESSES. WHERE DID YOU FIRST GET THE IDEA FOR THE CLOTHING LINE? I am a Registered Nurse but due to pre-term labor with my first child, I was put on bed rest 10 weeks prior to my due date. During that time I discovered my passion for designing sundresses, which—unbeknownst to me at the time—was the start of Lauren James! The reason I became a nurse in the first place was because I’ve always wanted to be a mother and nursing was a way for me to “mother” people in need. When my son Lofton was born, I couldn’t imagine leaving him so my husband suggested I start my own business based off of my love of design. We launched our first website in 2013 and have continued to expand since then. SO, DID YOUR SIGNATURE SUNDRESSES OR YOUR ICONIC COMFORTABLE SWEET TEES COME FIRST? I designed the dresses first, but my husband Lance is a brilliant entrepreneur and suggested that I expand my vision for the company to fill an area that was not being served fully. We realized there weren’t any Southern lifestyle brands focusing on women’s apparel. T-shirts were our first products to market and are still our largest product category, but we carry everything from outerwear to leather goods now. WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME LAUREN JAMES? The name is a combination of my name and my son’s. Having Lofton James was the inspiration for me to take control of my career and do what I loved while also being able to spend time with him. We really wanted the name to have a strong meaning behind it, and we wanted our customers to understand why we do what we do. It’s all about family, which is the most important thing to us. DO YOU CREATE ALL OF THE DESIGNS OR IS IT A COLLABORATIVE TEAM EFFORT? Fortunately, I have some awesome people who help me with the designs. We have a creative art director who illustrates all of our T-shirt graphics by hand and comes up with a lot of the concepts himself. We are also fortunate to have an apparel designer who moved to Arkansas from South

Carolina. She has such an amazing understanding of the brand, and it’s been awesome to collaborate with her. We also let our entire team have a say in what we design and what makes the line. I think it’s so important to get real opinions from our team regarding what they would buy and what they want to see. ALL OF YOUR ITEMS SEEM TO HAVE SUCH AN APPROACHABLE, SOUTHERN FEEL. HOW DO YOU CONTINUE TO CREATE THINGS WITH THIS AESTHETIC IN MIND? We believe that being Southern runs deeper than geography. It’s an intimate understanding of gratitude, family, and grace. Every design and everything we do is a representation of those qualities unbounded by state lines. Our goal is to produce quality apparel and goods for the modern woman with comfort and elegance at our core and the South in our hearts. We also have a brand slogan of “your day just got better,” because we believe that everything we do—from designing our clothing to the customer service we provide—should strive to make our customer’s day a little bit better! WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR LAUREN JAMES? Customers will see our new custom bridesmaid shop, which lets brides pick their favorite style and then choose from a list of custom colors and fabrics. We make these woven dresses in Dallas, so it’s easy for us to do a run of dresses for our brides and turn them around in just six to eight weeks. We also have an exciting new line of licensed collegiate apparel launching in 2018. We are currently licensed with over 25 schools around the country, and we print all of our shirts in-house in our state-of-the-art printing facility. This allows us to react to special events and games to create custom shirts. We have seen great success with our March Madness shirts, National Championship shirts, and our brand new NCAA Baseball Tournament shirts, and will continue to offer eventspecific shirts. The next couple of years are going to be huge! Lauren James, Fayetteville, (479) 445-6503, laurenjames.com In Arkansas, Lauren James clothing and accessories are available in their Fayetteville flagship retail store, through their website, and through numerous other specialty retail stores throughout the state. Visit their website for a complete list. July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 23


Copyright © 2015 Joseph Ribkoff Inc. All rights reserved. Any reproduction and/or use of the Joseph Ribkoff logo for commercial or promotional purposes is forbidden without the written authorization of Joseph Ribkoff Inc.

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The Heart of Historic Hot Springs National Park Thermal baths and spa. A national park outside any door. Great dining choices. Twin cascading outdoor pools. Championship golf courses. Private beauty and facial salon.

The

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PHOTOGRAPHY: MATT JOHNSON

THE BELLE OF HOT SPRINGS

DOWNTOWN HOT SPRINGS

discover HOT SPRINGS PLANNING A TRIP? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE CITY THAT COMES TO LIFE FOR OUTDOOR SUMMER FUN. VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE CAN ENJOY HISTORIC HOTELS AND BATHHOUSES, NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED LAKES, AND MORE IN THIS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ARKANSAS DESTINATION

A Hot History Hot Springs, appropriately named for the naturally occurring hot spring waters found in the area, has been a draw for travelers from its earliest days. The now legendary waters were rumored to hold healing powers; thus the town’s bathhouses became a destination for guests looking for R&R. Eight bathhouses were built between 1892 and 1923, and this collective grouping became what is known today as Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark District. Two of these original bathhouses are still in operation today, Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths & Spa. Over the years, Bathhouse Row and the waters of the hot springs helped the town to earn the nickname it still carries: The Spa City.

Rich in history, Hot Springs actually has numerous claims to fame. The city briefly served as the state capital during the Civil War. During the late 1800s, it also hosted spring training for the Chicago White Stockings baseball franchise. As a nod to this, markers for the Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail are now posted throughout the city to boast the town’s legacy in this field and allow visitors a glimpse into the past. Additionally, a true staple of Hot Springs culture, Oaklawn Park, became home to thoroughbred racing in 1905, paving the way for its importance in the sport today through big name events such as the Racing Festival of the South, which includes the Arkansas Derby. July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 25


SUMMER

IN THE SPA CITY HOT SPRINGS FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE LAKE In a town with a deep appreciation for its action-packed history and a flair for thrills and entertainment, there’s also a desire for time to enjoy the lazy days of summer. As home to three lakes, Hot Springs is a haven for any water enthusiast—no matter what you love.

LOOKING FOR FUN?

VISIT LAKE HAMILTON

With plenty of resorts and condos on the water’s edge, lake goers can also catch a ride on a National Park Duck Tour or the Belle of Hot Springs riverboat.

LOOKING FOR FISH?

VISIT LAKE CATHERINE Anglers take note: Bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, bream, and rainbow trout are waiting for you.

LOOKING FOR WATER SPORTS?

VISIT LAKE OUACHITA

Known as one of the cleanest lakes in the country, Lake Ouachita is the state’s largest lake—offering plenty of room for boaters to roam.

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WHAT: Enjoy homegrown produce, fresh meats, local arts, live music, and more. WHERE: Pavilion located at 121 Orange Street WHEN: Saturdays, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. and Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. See hotspringsfarmersmarket.com for additional information and events.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS TOURS

WHAT: With 210 acres to explore, enjoy beautiful landscapes while learning the history of the botanical garden, its architecture, and the surrounding area on guided or selfguided tours. WHERE: Garvan Woodland Gardens WHEN: Open every day, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit garvangardens.org for more upcoming events.

DOWNTOWN GALLERY WALK

WHAT: Take in the sights and sounds as art galleries stay open late for special events. WHERE: Local art galleries in the downtown area WHEN: First Friday of each month, 5-9 p.m. Learn more at hotsprings.org or hotspringschamber.com.

SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP MID-AMERICA

WHAT: Enjoy weeklong camps for ages 6-12 on a variety of topics from “Star Trackers” to “Epic Engineering.” WHERE: Mid-America Science Museum WHEN: Weeklong sessions held between June 19th and July 28th See all of the exciting exhibits and fests happening at MidAmerica by visiting their website midamericamuseum.org.


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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! With events like wine tastings, a cheese making workshop, an ice cream and beer pairing event, special exhibits, and more, GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS provides a feast for your eyes and appetite. See the full calendar of events at garvangardens.org.

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WHAT: Celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY with a family friendly event featuring free concerts, a petting zoo, and a fireworks show. WHERE: Oaklawn Racing & Gaming WHEN: Monday, July 3rd, Gates open at 4 p.m. Visit hotsprings.org for more information

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STAR-SPANGLED CELEBRATION

KEVIN WALSH CREATES A BACKYARD PARTY WITH SOUTHERN CHARM AND A PATRIOTIC PALETTE

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“FAMILY. FRIENDS. FOOD.” These are the words Kevin Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors uses to describe his take on Fourth of July festivities. Along with a dose of classic Americana design, Walsh used this mantra to create a backyard celebration full of fun activities with a flavorful menu. “I really wanted to keep this simple,” Walsh says. “For me, this holiday is more about spending time with people. Food is just the vehicle to get people there,” he says with a smile. Read on for ideas for your own Independence Day gathering.

CREATE A PATRIOTIC PALETTE

“This is a very strong blue and white theme with little touches of red,” Walsh says of the traditional American color scheme. When hosting a special occasion or themed event, he encourages hosts to take a look around their home. “A lot of people don’t think to use what you have. This homeowner already had a lot of blue and white pieces. We carried that palette outside by using their existing plates and paired that with red food,” proving a color scheme can come to life from unexpected places. “Even the brick is red,” he adds with a laugh. An American Flag banner hangs from the covered patio, while simple flower arrangements of blue hydrangea are placed throughout the space for unity.

SERVE SUMMER STAPLES

“This is what I call classic Fourth of July food,” Walsh says. With barbecued ribs straight off the grill, roasted corn on the cob, fresh-cut tomatoes, Arkansas watermelon, a lemon tart, and more, appetites are sure to be pleased. “And it doesn’t get more Fourth of July than lemonade,” he adds of the beverage selection.

MAKE IT FUN FOR EVERYONE

“I wanted to have something fun for guests to do while cooking or clean up is going on,” Walsh says. A croquet set was placed in the yard for both kids and adults to enjoy. “You could do any kind of yard game—badminton or bocce ball.” Walsh also adds that it’s a great icebreaker and conversation starter for guests who don’t know one another.

PLANNING YOUR OWN BACKYARD BASH?

Kelly Lovell from Count Porkula/Rock BBQ Catering Company shares his personal tips for preparing your party menu: GET A HEADCOUNT

The first rule of hosting? Don’t run out of food! Figure approximately how many people are coming to your event and plan accordingly.

CONSIDER THE SEASONING

When serving meat, the seasoning should enhance the taste, yet not take away from the flavor of the cut. For pork and chicken, use a dry rub to add flavor. For steaks and brisket, use salt and pepper only.

TIME IT RIGHT Allow enough time to make sure all the food

is prepared and ready when guests arrive. This is especially important when cooking meat— whether serving right off the grill or smoking ahead of time, you don’t want the meat to dry out or become chewy.

KEEP THE APPROPRIATE TEMPERATURE

Use proper serving dishes to keep the hot food hot and the cold food cold. Consider chafing dishes for warm foods and containers designed to hold ice for cool menu items.

REMEMBER, FRESH IS BEST

The fresher the ingredients, the better the reviews. Shop your local farmer’s market—or your backyard garden—for ingredients. Bonus: If you grew it yourself, you’ve earned greenthumb bragging rights.

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BACKYARD

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EXTERIOR DESIGNER DANIEL KEELEY CREATES A BACKYARD RETREAT FOR A FORT SMITH FAMILY THAT IS EQUIPPED FOR ANY SUMMERTIME OCCASION, FROM POOL PARTIES TO WEEKNIGHT BARBECUES

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“I HAVE KNOWN THIS FAMILY FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND WORKED ON OTHER MAJOR PROJECTS AT DIFFERENT RESIDENCES,” DANIEL KEELEY OF DK DESIGN SAYS OF THE friendship and history with his Fort Smith clients. After moving to this home, the owners had a desire to breathe new life into its exterior spaces. Read on to see how he, along with the home’s interior designer Chris Goddard of Goddard Design Group, created a backyard setting that’s perfect for a crowd or a quiet night at home. GOOD BONES Sitting on over two acres, the expansive greenspace was a perfect starting point for Keeley’s outdoor design. “The hardscaping was there, so the yard had great bones,” he says. Existing features, such as the double-sided outdoor fireplace, pool area, stone terraces,

and brick work, ushered in an outdoor design primed for entertaining. A stone feature wall—one of the few newly added elements— accented with greenery and flowering bushes adds grandeur to the front elevation. MIX AND MATCH When choosing outdoor furnishings, Keeley notes his fondness for an eclectic mix of textures and surfaces. “I didn’t want this to be too matchy,” he says. Throughout the different areas, Keeley blended hand-forged iron elements with classic wicker furniture. Metal chairs around a stone table create a dining space for eight, while groupings of wicker chairs surround glass-topped, iron tables to create intimate spaces for relaxation. A mix of patio flooring options, from stone to red brick pavers, adds to the design. July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 33


ENGLISH ELEMENTS “The homeowner loves English design,” Keeley says. These touches are easily seen throughout the landscape with numerous topiaries, evergreen plantings and hedges, urns filled with colorful blooms, and classic garden ornaments. Keeley notes the same appreciation of English architecture is found in the home’s interior style. INSIDE-OUT “What the homeowners asked of Chris Goddard and me was to help update the home to its fullest potential, while tailoring the living spaces, indoors and out, to complement the family’s needs and style,” Keeley says. By creating separate zones for conversation, dining, grilling, and sunning, Keeley made cozy room-like spaces, each with a specific function. Taking cues from the interior floor plan, the outdoor rooms are positioned accordingly. For example, double doors from the home’s interior living room open up to the outdoor dining area. “We centered this grouping right off the living room doors in order for traffic to flow outside seamlessly.” The outdoor furnishings, upholstery pieces, and accessories also tie the outdoor spaces to the inside décor and overall style. “Chris and I picked out the seafoam accent color on the outdoor dining upholstery directly from the interior wall color,” Keeley says of the cohesive design and color palette. Through new landscaping and furnishings that add style and function, Keeley restored this outdoor retreat’s charm. Design Resources Contractor Tony Kimes Construction, Inc Exterior design Daniel Keeley, DK Design Interior design Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group Lighting, outdoor furniture, and plantings DK Design 34 At Home in Arkansas | July 2017


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Home PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

SUMMER LIVING

The back deck of Martha and Chris Roberston’s home in the Eden Isle resort community boasts an unparalleled view of Greers Ferry Lake. Turn the page to read the full story.

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DESIGNER HEATHER CHADDUCK HILLEGAS BLENDS MODERN AESTHETICS AND ICONIC ARCHITECTURE FOR A COMFORTABLE FAMILY RETREAT AT EDEN ISLE S TO R Y: T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H OTO G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K S T Y L I N G : H E AT H E R C H A D D U C K H I L L E G A S

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When it comes to lakeside homes, few Arkansas communities carry the history and ambience that seems to flow naturally at Eden Isle. Located on the banks of Greers Ferry Lake, the small resort has a distinct appearance that radiates from the communal feel of the on-site Red Apple Inn through to condos and, of course, the homes. This character can be attributed in part to inspiration from renowned Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones and many of his colleagues who adhered to his style, which included features such as natural stone, an abundance of light, and breathtaking views of the landscape thanks to numerous windows. Martha and Chris Robertson are fortunate to own a residence in the Eden Isle community that has all of these elements. Designed by the late Frank McGary, a native of Heber Springs who was inspired by Jones’s style and was very instrumental in developing Eden Isle, the home is iconic of both the resort community and the era in which it was built. However, it was in need of modernization to make it comfortable and livable for the couple and their sons who frequently spend weekends at the lakeside getaway. As luck would have it, Martha saw a 2012 issue of At Home in Arkansas that featured a similar home in Eden Isle. The house had been completely updated by designer Heather Chadduck Hillegas of Heather Chadduck Interiors and Decoration. “They called me and said they had seen the story and wondered if I might be able to help with their lake house,” Hillegas recalls. Hillegas, who grew up spending time at Eden Isle and was delighted to work on another project in the community, felt it was important to update the space for the Robertsons’ needs without detracting from the original design and architecture. With this thought in mind, she embraced existing features while lightening the home’s rooms to be both inviting and on-trend. A telltale sign of its architect as well as its authenticity in the area, the home features natural rock, beginning with a feature wall and complementary flooring at the front entry and carrying

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through to other areas of the home, including a guest bath and the back den. Hillegas left all of this intact and used it to the design’s benefit to create a serene, organic feel. The house— which has three bedrooms and three baths along with a bunkroom—also features what Hillegas refers to as a “reverse board-and-batten treatment” on the walls. Several of the rooms in the home include this paneling detail—another that is emblematic of the home’s era and location—and Hillegas chose to add it in places where it could provide character while keeping with the original design. In the way of furnishings, the designer notes that “we chose only our very favorite things for this house” to create a pared-down design. “I like for lake houses to feel casual, organized, and uncluttered,” she adds. The look is appreciated by her clients who can drop in to enjoy the space for a weekend without feeling encumbered by an overabundance of accessories or pieces that require upkeep. Additionally, Hillegas chose to infuse the home’s palette with colors that she says “the water and sky respond to,” thus allowing the view to take center stage. “The view is really like something you would see in the Virgin Islands,” the designer says of the sweeping vista of Greers Ferry Lake and Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance. Cream, stone, and blue hues flow throughout the home to complement rather than compete with the lush palette that can be seen outside the home. With so many amenities one might assume the Robertsons never leave the house when they’re at the getaway; however, as Chris notes, it’s the neighborhood they love the most. “It’s such a laidback community. We enjoy going out on the party barge or sailboat, and we have so many friends here. We’ll go house to house to visit,” he says. “Everything about Eden Isle has a timeless intrigue to it with features that are really limitless.”


Hillegas notes that the dining room has one of the best views of the lake and the least amount of items to distract from it. “The long, narrow room pulls the eye outdoors,” the designer says. The antique French table was purchased with the house, while custom Verellen chairs, designed to glide effortlessly over the Fibreworks sisal rug, were an addition made by the designer. Drapery panels in a fabric from Lulu DK add a dose of pattern to mix with the space’s numerous textures.

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The master bedroom has a summery feel that flows from the rattan chairs, linen fabrics, and palette of sea salt blue and white. The walls feature a reverse board-and-batten treatment that is prevalent in homes in the resort community. Hillegas painted the ceiling in Farrow & Ball’s “Pale Powder� to provide contrast with the walls.

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Deeper tones of blue accent the Robertson’s teenage son’s bedroom. The designer’s husband, photographer David Hillegas, took the photograph that hangs on the wall. The drapery panels are in Lisa Fine Textiles’ “Baroda I” print, a favorite of Hillegas’ that she suggested as a perfect fit for the room. Facing page: The egg-shaped tub in the master bath is a place of sanctuary. The same wood floors and wall treatment seen throughout much of the home flow into this space for continuity. The artwork over the bathtub is by Birmingham, Alabama artist William McLure.

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In terms of space, the home has two master suites; guests use the one shown here. A fabric front panel on the vanity provides a soft contrast with the stone floor, while a large walk-in shower keeps with the neutral flow of the space. A separate bunkroom is a favorite hangout for the Robertson’s youngest son and can accommodate many friends for weekend get-togethers. Facing page: The guest bedroom has an airy, neutral palette that is punctuated by the motif on the “Platinum Darjeeling” Madeleine Weinrib rug and abstract “Brush Stroke” lamps by Bunny Williams Home.

Design Resources Contractor Tony Meredith, Construction Arts of Little Rock Interior design Heather Chadduck Hillegas, Heather Chadduck Interiors and Decoration, LLC Accessories, art, bedding, fabrics, fixtures, lighting, mirrors, rugs, wallpaper, and window treatments Heather Chadduck Interiors and Decoration, LLC Furniture Bear Hill Interiors and Heather Chadduck Interiors and Decoration, LLC Paint Farrow & Ball and Sherwin-Williams Window treatments Linda McNeill

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DESIGNER MELISSA HAYNES CREATES A MODERN HOME ON LAKE OUACHITA FOR A WATERLOVING FAMILY S T O R Y: K AT I E CO O P E R P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K

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While most may think of a lake house with preconceived ideas on style and décor, a Mountain Harbor home sitting tall on the edge of Lake Ouachita proves your private oasis can come in any flavor—in this case, an ultramodern take on waterfront living that complements its natural surroundings. The contemporary hideaway is a home away from home for this Fort Smith couple. The pair asked designer Melissa Haynes to bring their vision—a far departure from the French Country style of their primary residence—to life. “They actually saw our work in a previous issue of At Home in Arkansas and called us. From the beginning, the homeowners’ desire was a modern lake house,” Haynes says of her relationship with the family and design inspiration. ATTENTION TO TEXTURE The design process started with one goal in mind: “We really wanted to take advantage of the amazing views,” Haynes says. “You’re sitting there [in the home] and you’re sort of in a tree house. We didn’t want to compete with that.” Through fabric choices, flooring, and varied surfaces, Haynes created a neutral palette to embrace the green landscape beyond the windows. “We wanted to focus on texture and monochromatic coloring,” the designer says. This play on texture radiates throughout the kitchen, a space that the homeowners note is a much-used area. Calcutta Lincoln marble is used on the island countertop and wraps to the floor for a dramatic flair. Haynes used this same material on the backsplash, which extends to the ceiling. “This marble adds so much movement with its large scale veining. It added the

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contemporary, natural vibe we were looking for. Using it on the island and again on the backsplash keeps that flow going,” she says. In a room with multiple surfaces, Haynes notes the attention in her selections. “We had to be very mindful of small details—veiny marble, plus stained wood on walls, plus dark stain on kitchen cabinets—to make sure everything worked well together.” CONSISTENT CONSIDERATIONS To ground the space, wide-planked wood floors run throughout the home adding both style and durability. “These floors are really unique. The wood has been smoked to bring out the natural gray tones. We then used a European oil-based stain that creates a natural finish that isn’t too glossy,” Haynes says. Keeping in mind the heavy traffic and, 54 At Home in Arkansas | July 2017

often times, wet foot prints from guests coming off the lake, maintenance was also important when choosing a floor covering. “These floors are very durable. If scratched, you can easily repair them yourself by re-oiling the damaged area,” Haynes notes. Aside from the floors, Haynes also created another whole-home design element seen from room to room. “Throughout the house, we used the same sheer drapery fabric. I think the homeowners first thought I was crazy for suggesting any type of window covering, but we did this for two reasons. Not only does drapery help the rooms feel complete and relate to each other, but also, when you’re in a glass box, it makes sense functionally for sunlight and privacy.” The softness from the drapery fabric adds an unexpected airiness to

the overall look and feel. “We kept it really clean, discreet, and unobtrusive,” she adds. BRINGING THE INSIDE OUT In addition to the multiple windows showcasing the views, a covered patio area creates an even more immersive experience in the trees. “We love being out here,” the homeowner says. “We have many friends in the Mountain Harbor area, so it’s a great space for entertaining. Our kids love being out here, too. It really is like a tree house.” Outdoor dining and lounging areas add more living space, all while keeping the same contemporary lines as the home’s interior scheme. “When it’s a summertime home, you focus a lot on outdoor entertaining, so we carried the contemporary feel and neutral color palette outside to these areas,” Haynes says.


Above: A large kitchen island adds extra space as both a work surface and seating area. At right: Dark-stained kitchen cabinets with modern hardware create depth against the marble countertop and backsplash, while reflective surfaces, like the pendant lighting and glass-front cabinets, add a new layer of texture. Facing page: A large table centered on a modular chandelier creates a dining space with a view for guests to enjoy.

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Peace and quite beckons in the master suite with silk-lined walls and plush, quilted bedding. Contemporary touches, like a tufted bench with angular legs and wall-mounted sconces with clean lines add to the modern simplicity found in the rest of the home’s decor. Above: A dark-stained vanity housing his-and-her sinks floats against floor-to-ceiling travertine tile in the master bathroom.

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An outdoor patio provides an additional living area and a primary hangout spot for the homeowners and their two children. Haynes let the surroundings be her guide in choosing the green accent color. Facing page: Simple décor adorns an outdoor dining table to allow guests to freely enjoy the treefilled landscape.

SWEET DREAMS In a home equipped with multiple sleeping areas along with five and a half bathrooms—a priority for the homeowners in an effort to host and sleep many guests comfortably—the luxurious master bedroom caps off this lakeside retreat. “We wanted this room to feel inviting. It sort of has that hotel quality, like you’re checking in, just as you would at any other home away from home,” Haynes says. Enveloping the room in luxury, silk was used to line the walls. “It’s like instant room success,” Haynes says of the Phillip Jeffries wall covering. “The way the light hits and reflects, you feel like you’re in a cocoon.

Design Resources Architect Taggart Design Group Interior design Melissa Haynes, MH Design, Inc. Appliances Metro Appliances & More Bedding, fabrics, furniture, lighting, outdoor furnishings, rugs, and window treatments MH Design, Inc. Cabinetry Claflin Custom Cabinets

That’s the workhorse in the room. We left everything else really simple,” Haynes says. Opting for less clutter, wall-mounted lamps hang on either side of the upholstered platform bed, while built-in cabinets matching the stain of the kitchen cabinetry and adjoining bathroom vanity make space for clothes and accessories. This modern lake house, full of highend finishes, varying wood tones, and organic elements, achieves the modern simplicity the homeowners desired. As a space to make memories with their young family, this is much more than just another day at the lake.

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A TEAM OF LOCAL PROFESSIONALS USES A COUPLE’S INSPIRATIONAL PHOTOS TO CREATE A STUNNING, NEW-CONSTRUCTION HOME IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK’S ROCKWATER VILLAGE

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An arched entryway provides a stunning view of the Arkansas River as well as the Arkansas River Trail, which is frequented by walkers, runners, and bikers. Facing page: The covered porch is a favorite place for both relaxing and entertaining. The seating area features furniture by Summer Classics and Ebel, along with a mix of blue and white accessories and lanterns, all of which are available through Little Rock’s Antique Brick Outdoors.

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AS THE SAYING GOES, “A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.”

When Lorraine and John Owens set out to build their dream home in Rockwater Village, a Southern Living Inspired Community situated on the banks of the Arkansas River, they had more than one picture to share with their architect, contractor, and designer. In fact, they had an entire house they planned to use as their inspiration for the project. “We were looking at Houzz.com and found a beach house on Balboa Island in California that we loved,” John says of the house that served as a guide for their own residence. The couple, who moved from a West Little Rock home, decided to build in Rockwater after John was named President of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. “We really fell in love with the community—from the beauty of the water to the bike trails and nearby railroad bridge, and just the fact that we would be within walking distance to both Argenta and downtown Little Rock,” he says. To properly take in all of these elements, especially the sweeping view of the Arkansas River vista, the couple thought the framework of a beach house seemed like a natural choice to maximize the landscape and location. However, while the Owens had numerous images of the inspirational home, they lacked floor plans and elevations. As contractor Jon Callahan and architect Wayne Hardy began to pore over the images, they created a version of the house that fit both the lot and the Owens’ lifestyle. “I worked with Wayne very closely. He would take the images and then size the footprint of the house to fit this application,” Callahan says. “From there, I would go back to the pictures and figure out the elevations. It was a puzzle and my mind would race with each room trying to recreate the same vision the Owens had seen,” he adds. As plans began to come together, Callahan, who has built three other homes in Rockwater Village, recommended the Owens give interior designer Krista Lewis a call to help them achieve the vision they desired when it came to furnishings and finishes. “John and I seemed to agree on the style we wanted when we looked at homes,” Lorriane says. “We both wanted something transitional. I like touches of traditional but also the clean lines and openness of contemporary-style homes,” she says. Lewis ran with this direction starting with the palette. “They wanted gray throughout the home, so all of the walls are painted one color: Sherwin-Williams’ Repose Gray,” the designer says of the cohesive neutral canvas. To add a traditional air, Lewis accented the gray with blue and white furnishings—a pairing that also complements the environment seen just outside the home’s numerous windows. “The main color scheme throughout is blue and white, but Lorraine also really wanted color, so we added pops throughout the house,” Lewis notes. These pops show up in both small and large ways: the chartreuse pillow in master bedroom, the artwork and lamp in her office, and the spines of the books in the office, den, and entry. “I’m a color person—more so than my husband— and Krista gave me that, too. To me, brighter colors get my creative juices flowing, while the light blue is soothing and calming,” Lorraine notes. July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 63


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In the living room, one builtin unit serves as a bar while another houses beloved antique books and blue-andwhite collectibles. Twelvefoot-tall sliding glass doors open to allow a breeze from the water to fill the rooms on warm days and nights.

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Lewis suggested the contrast of a dark-hued island base with light quartzite countertops to balance the white cabinetry and honed granite that is seen on the kitchen’s perimeter. A built-in banquette offers additional seating as well as storage.

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Downstairs, all of the communal spaces—the den, kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, and living room—are joined together. Expansive windows that border the dining and living rooms direct the focus to the walking trail, marina, and waterfront that lie just outside the home’s walls. “Everything in here is on a larger scale because the ceiling is 12 feet tall to account for the windows,” Lewis says of the kitchen’s design which features oversized tiles on the backsplash and an island that is large enough for both work and dining space. “If you had used regular subway tile, there would be a million grout lines and it just wouldn’t have the same effect.” Similarly, she notes that, “the island is huge so the pendants could be huge and impactful.” When it came to the furniture and accessories, the Owens brought special pieces from their former home to the new space, but opted for many new finds. “I helped John pare down his collection of books to display, and these are actually where the red accent comes into the design. He also had a lot of antiques, busts, and Asian pieces that we wanted to use. However, as I mentioned, the pictures they showed me were more contemporary and transitional, so I tried to figure out a way to marry all that and make it work with the home,” Lewis says. In talking with the couple, the feeling conveyed is that the end result celebrates both the view outside the windows as well as the meaningful mementos within the home’s walls. July 2017 | athomearkansas.com 67


Design Resources Architect Wayne Hardy, RPPY Architects Contractor Jon Callahan, Jon Callahan Construction, Inc. Interior design Krista Lewis, K. Lewis Interior Design Landscape design Derden Landscaping Landscape design—containers The Good Earth Garden Center Accessories Cynthia East Fabrics and K. Lewis Interior Design Appliances Metro Appliances & More Art K. Lewis Interior Design and Providence Design Fabrics, furniture, and wallpaper K. Lewis Interior Design Floral design Tanarah Luxe Floral and Tipton & Hurst Bedding Cynthia East Fabrics Cabinetry and hardware—cabinetry Capitol Custom Cabinets Carpet ProSource Countertops Stone World Designs

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Fireplace Central Arkansas Fireplaces Fixtures Ferguson Supply and Plumbing Warehouse Flooring All Wood Flooring Hardware—doors Kaufman By Design Lighting K. Lewis Interior Design and TEC Electric Millwork Perry Fuller Construction Mirrors Binswanger Glass Outdoor furnishings and planting containers Antique Brick Outdoors Paint Sherwin-Williams Painting I Rios Construction Rugs Art of Design, K. Lewis Interior Design, and Providence Design Tile Inside Effects and ProSource Windows ABC Supply Co., Inc. Window treatments Arkansas Shades Blinds & Shutters


Clockwise from top left: Designed as a retreat, the master bath features a shower and freestanding tub as well as his-and-her vanities. While neutral at first glance, the home’s blue palette is picked up in the veining on the marble countertops. For ease of use, the spacious laundry room is located on the home’s top floor near the bedrooms and the elevator. A landing area at the top of the staircase became Lorraine’s office. The lamp and artwork speak to her desire for bold hues. Facing page: Simple furnishings allow the view to come to the forefront of the master bedroom’s design. With the touch of a button, motorized blackout shades can be lowered at night for privacy and peace.

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LOCAL FAVORITES

WEEKEND GETAWAYS In every issue, we share top picks in categories such as renovation professionals, local eateries, and more—all submitted by you, our valued readers. This month, we’re taking a look at your top picks for nearby escapes.

21C MUSEUM HOTEL, Bentonville, AR ARLINGTON RESORT HOTEL & SPA, Hot Springs, AR BUFFALO OUTDOOR CENTER, Ponca, AR CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Bentonville, AR DEGRAY LAKE RESORT STATE PARK LODGE, Bismarck, AR HENDERSON PARK INN BEACHSIDE BED & BREAKFAST, Destin, FL MADISON HOTEL, Memphis, TN MOUNTAIN HARBOR RESORT & SPA, Mt. Ida, AR OAKLAWN RACING & GAMING, Hot Springs, AR SCOTT FAMILY AMAZEUM, Bentonville, AR THE ALLUVIAN HOTEL & VIKING COOKING SCHOOL, Greenwood, MS THE GUESTHOUSE AT GRACELAND, Memphis, TN THE LODGE AT MOUNT MAGAZINE, Paris, AR THE PEABODY, Memphis, TN SEE MORE ONLINE! Visit athomearkansas.com/blog to view the full list of nominees.

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A Look Back

Favorite Waterfront Retreats As Arkansans head to local lakes to enjoy the lazy days of summer, we’re sharing a few of our best-loved waterside homes

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“For me, a lakeside retreat has a comfortable, casual, homey feeling with a nod to nautical elements. This home—through its color palette, rustic finishes, and approachable style—is exactly that!” —KATIE COOPER, EDITOR

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Instead of placing the driveway in front of the house and interrupting those views, Chambers and his business partner, Brian Soulé of Chambers & Soulé Design Builders, created a circular driveway that winds through the wooded lot and culminates alongside the porch. Rather than add a garage directly on to the house, they built a detached one nearby, a choice that Chambers says helped to keep the home from feeling too large and allowed more trees to remain undisturbed. They took a similar approach in designing a boathouse, using the foundation of an old picnic structure on the site as a starting point. In classic Cape Cod style, Chambers and Soulé clad the exteriors of all three buildings in shingle lap siding, and followed with tongue and groove cypress for the porch ceiling, cedar for the trim, and Smokey Mountain bluestone for retaining walls and walkways. “Then we mixed in the blue double-hung windows,” says Chambers, “to add some color and whimsy and a more casual feel.” Whether guests arrive by car or boat, an inviting home with a welcoming front porch now greets them. “We were going for a classic look, the time-tested image of shelter, of home,” says Chamber. “A place that could be appreciated by any generation.”

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Design ResouRces Architect and project manager Chip Chambers, Bella Vista Director of construction Brian Soulé, Gravette Builder Chambers & Soulé Design Builders, Bella Vista interior design Vanessa Jacky-Davis, Christine’s Interiors, Bentonville Landscape architect Clay Bakker, S & S Creative Landscapes, Bentonville Windows and Doors Marvin, retail locations statewide Building Materials True Value, Bella Vista

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The new screened porch is Fisher’s declared favorite spot, where she loves to spend most of her cabin time. As the trees have filled-in and become more lush this summer, she says, it feels very much “like being inside a treehouse.” Separate sitting and dining areas on the porch allow for versatile use of the outdoor space.

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JULY 2015 “This cabin is the perfect summer home. It’s relaxed, welcoming, and has a great porch for summer nights. Bonus: It’s on the Little Red River—one of my favorite Arkansas destinations!” —NORMA EDWARDS, ART DIRECTOR

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“I love everything about the cozy, inviting look of this cabin—from the rustic stone fireplace to the home’s open, welcoming flow and all the natural light that pours in through the windows. The outside space is also a beautiful bonus; I could definitely see it being a great place for a family gathering.” —DEBBIE TISSUE, MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR

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