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Contents AU GUS T 2017

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Home

Style

42 Family with Flair

11 Finds

Special Sections 63 Local Favorites

14 Latest

65 Your Guide To...

A trendsetting mother mixes contemporary and classic in her Little Rock home.

50 A Labor of Love

From blueprint to new build, a designminded mother sees the vision of her dream home become a reality.

58 Unique in Pink

Designer Jackie Crowder creates a sweet and personalized space for a young Searcy girl.

60 Just for Him

In West Little Rock, Susan Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors designs a contemporary nursery.

Pet Treasures Events, Openings & Launches

The A to Z Interior Design Guide

Furniture & Lighting Field Guide

71 Hot Picks

17 Design

Life 24 Get to Know Meet Terra Wood

27 Discover

Fayetteville and Springdale

30 Spotlight

An Updated Classic

35 Garden

1 Backyard, 5 Outdoor Rooms

39 Fashion Sorority Style

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Interior Designers

Back-to-School Must-Haves

In Every Issue

6 A Note from the Editor 72 A Look Back

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I’ve always loved meeting new people; it’s definitely one of the perks of this position. In my time with the magazine, I’ve already met more people than I can count. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know the homeowners and designers who grace our pages each month, and I always appreciate just how trusting and personal they can be when telling their stories. I’ve heard about embarrassing moments, learned pet’s names, shared in laughter, and connected over tough times. When I began researching spaces for this issue, a homeowner’s comment, with its honesty and sentiment, stuck with me. “The Family Homes issue is the only issue I would hope to be in. That’s who we are. That’s how we live,” this mother said. Since coming on board, I’ve looked forward to this issue in particular. I anticipated that something as personal as family would make meeting and listening to their stories that much more enjoyable. This sweet comment was the first taste of what was to come. As a newlywed, it didn’t take long to start being teased about baby fever. And my response has generally been the same: “I’m good until you show me baby shoes.” As I worked on this issue, with dream-like nurseries, a little girl’s perfectly pink bedroom, and full homes packed with kidfriendly personality (and lots of cute baby shoes), I am excited to one day have my own family home. Whether you’re planning to start a family, experiencing the joy of raising your own tribe, or enjoying the rest that comes with an empty nest, I hope this issue brings out the child in you.

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ful spaces that are both composed as well as comfortable. Our interiors embody a 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. philosophy of curated warmth and eclectic Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 modernism. Nothing inspires us more than 501 838 7267 the glamour of living informally in formal www.ransominteriors.com surroundings. We are known for dramatic uses of large-scale artwork and one-of-akind statement objects. OUR HISTORY Ransom Interiors was conceived in early 2015 and has experienced an incredible, fast-paced year since opening its doors in July 2016. As the lead designer and one of the firm’s three owners, Joshua Plumlee developed an interest in and appreciation for the fine arts at an early age while growing up in Little Rock. Studying film, history and studio art in college cultivated his deep-rooted love of the creative life and developed into a career in interior design. He works with clients from all over the state and divides his time between his interior design boutique and his art studio. SERVICES OFFERED We are well equipped to provide a wide range of projects from design and renovations to space planning and styling. We see projects through from conception to installation, and we love the thrill of the end result. CLIENT COLLABORATION Approaching client relationships with candor and openness, we take pride in understanding each client’s individualism. We collaborate with every client to gain candid insight into his or her wants, needs, budget and lifestyle. WHAT MAKES RANSOM A STANDOUT We love combining the traditional and the modern. Our commitment to warm, curated eclecticism is what shapes the many-faceted needs of our clientele into unique, inspiring environments. ADVICE FOR HIRING A DESIGNER At Ransom, we are attracted to many styles and periods, but in the end, it’s all about the mix. Keep in mind that the same principle applies when hiring a designer. Even when a designer’s personal aesthetic may be somewhat different from your own, remember that it’s all about the mix. Find a professional who is willing to listen to your wants and needs and can translate those into a reflection of your own tastes.

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Style

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T H E L AT E S T I N

DÉCOR & DESIGN

Soaking up the last “dog days” of summer? Turn the page to see the hottest new finds for your furry friends. Fabric available from Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 490-9330, cynthiaeastfabrics.com; dog bed available at Fresh I.D., Little Rock, (501) 478-6006.

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Style/Finds

PET TREASURES

Celebrate your furry family members with these pet-tastic finds

PRODUCER: NORMA EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY: BETH HALL AND COURTESY OF VENDORS

Jackson Galaxy “Natural Playtime” cat toys and Katt3 felted ball garland. Hollywood Feed, Little Rock, (501) 221-9873, North Little Rock, (501) 771-0182, West Little Rock, (501) 891-6980, hollywoodfeed.com “Bigface Boston” and “Pug On” bags. Catering to You, Little Rock, (501) 614-9030, cateringtoyouinlittlerock.com

Hand-painted dog bowl. Bamboo, Little Rock, (501) 228-0063, icmbamboo.com

All-natural homemade dog treats made by chefs with special needs. Biscuits, Little Rock, (501) 228-0063, icmbiscuits.com Petstages “Dogwood” faux wood stick and Krinkle Pants dog toy. Doggy Daddy, Little Rock, (501) 664-3649

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Huge Selection of Furniture for Outdoor Living Available for Immediate Delivery.

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Style/Latest ArrivAls, openings & lAunches

News From Around The Natural State

Weathered Goods opens in Fayetteville melissahaynesdesign.com

Weathered goods opened in the spring and has quickly become a Fayetteville destination. owners Betsy and Michael pugh turned a trifecta of retail experience, an eye for home décor, and woodworking talent into a storefront that offers handcrafted furniture and décor for every room of the house. The store, which the couple renovated after purchasing, includes Michael’s workspace, so shoppers can see his wooden tables, benches, headboards, and more come to life before they hit the sales floor. visit them Tuesday – saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and follow them on Facebook and instagram (@weatheredgoods) to stay up-to-date on their latest happenings. 1904 North College, Fayetteville, (479) 445-6083

MarShall CleMentS MoveS BaCk to riverdale area

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Beloved antique and home furnishings store, Marshall clements, has relocated from West little rock’s pleasant ridge Town center to capital park in riverdale. The store, which also previously had a location in the riverdale area, is now in the east end of the complex where hoWse was formerly located. stop in to visit them in their new home. 2200 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 663-1828, marshallclements.com


Showroom 2314 Cantrell Road Little Rock | 72202 501.372.1886 providenceltddesign.com

Nomade 2 by Dider Gomez www.ligne-roset.com

Core ID 3700 Cantrell Rd, #103 Little Rock, AR 72202 Tel. (501) 944-2535

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Q&a

Getting to Know designer shayla Copas as a designer, what are your 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! tell us about the history of your company. I have been designing homes and businesses in the South since 1997. I built my business on integrity, my keen eye for detail, and that bond I create with each of my clients. My projects are full spectrum, from small to large. New construction, remodel, furniture procurement, or a small facelift of a room--I will tackle them all! what is your 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!

Shayla Copas Interiors • Shayla Copas, IDS • Little Rock • (501) 258-7396 • shaylacopas.com • 16 At Home in Arkansas | August 2017


Style/Design

FURNITURE & LIGHTING FIELD GUIDE

FROM CONTEMPORARY TO CASUAL, FIND FURNITURE AND LIGHTING PICKS TO FIT YOUR STYLE 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

“Gabriel” bench and “Traveler’s” ottoman from the Traditions Made Modern collection from Hickory Chair. Bear Hill Interiors, bearhillinteriors.com; Blu D’or Interiors, bludorinteriors.com; Cobblestone & Vine, cobblestoneandvine.com August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 17


Style/Design

MAD FOR MOD Kichler “Armstrong” eight-light chandelier. Light Innovations, light-innovations.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium. com; Sanders Supply, sanderssupply.net; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

Hinkley deluxe gold “Astrid” chandelier. GW Lighting, gwlightingandhome.com; Light Innovations, lightinnovations.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium. com; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com; The Lamp Outlet, thelampoutlet.com

Blu Dot “Bonnie” studio sofa. Core iD, coreidhome.com Couture Lamp’s black marble “Westbourne” table lamp. Blu D’or, bludorinteriors.com; Obsessions Interiors, obsessionsinteriors.com

John-Richard vintage-inspired cocktail table. Christopher Allen Décor, christopherallendecor.net; Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, laurasdraperies.com; Phoenix Interiors, (501) 225-0400

Emporium Home “Faux Bois” console table. Phoenix Interiors, (501) 225-0400

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Style/Design

NEW TRADITIONAL Hinkley “Spyre” chandelier. GW Lighting, gwlightingandhome.com; Light Innovations, light-innovations.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; TEC Electric, tecelectric. com; The Lamp Outlet, thelampoutlet.com

Furniture Classics “Louis” bench. Blue Goose Antiques, bluegoosenwa.com

Bernhardt “Fitzgerald” sofa. Arkansas Furniture, arkansasfurniture.com; Christopher Allen, christopherallendecor. net; H3 Home + Décor, h3homedecor.com

Currey & Co. “Fernando” table lamp. Christopher Allen Décor, christopherallendecor.net; GW Lighting & Home, gwlightingandhome.com; Light Innovations, light-innovations.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; Obsessions Interiors, obsessionsinteriors. com; Phoenix Interiors, (501) 225-0400; Providence Design, providenceltddesign. com; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

Tobi Fairley for CR Laine “Helen” slipper chair. Christopher Allen Décor, christopherallendecor.net; Harper Howey Interiors, harperhoweyinteriors. com; Obsessions Interiors, obsessionsinteriors.com; Phoenix Interiors, (501) 225-0400

Uttermost “Cydney” coffee table. Arkansas Furniture, arkansasfurniture.com; GW Lighting & Home, gwlightingandhome. com; Kaufman by Design West, kaufmanbydesignwest.com; Light Innovations, light-innovations.com; Obsessions Interiors, obsessionsinteriors.com; Paul Michael Co., paulmichaelcompany.com; Sowell’s Furniture, sowellsfurniture.com; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com; The Lamp Outlet, thelampoutlet.com August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 19


Style/Design

FARMHOUSE CHIC Kichler “Colerne” one-light pendant. Light Innovations, light-innovations.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium. com; Sanders Supply, sanderssupply.net; TEC Electric, tecelectric.com

“Akron” barstool. Howse, thehowse.com

Cyan “Galleon” chandelier. Kaufman by Design West, kaufmanbydesignwest. com; Light Innovations, lightinnovations.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium. com; Obsessions Interiors, obsessionsinteriors.com; Phoenix Interiors, (501) 225-0400; The Lamp Outlet, thelampoutlet.com

Hooker “Chester” sofa. Cost Plus Furniture, costplusfurniture.org; H3 Home Décor, h3homedecor.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; Sowell’s Furniture, sowellsfurniture.com; White Furniture, whitefurniturecompany.com

Thibaut “Cambridge” chair. Embellish Interiors, (501) 2236965; Harper Howey Interiors, harperhoweyinteriors.com; Marshall Clements, marshallclements. com; Statements Interior Design, statementsforthehome.com

Aidan Gray “Olivia” table lamp. Antique Brick Outdoors, antiquebrickinc.com; Phoenix Interiors, (501) 225-0400 20 At Home in Arkansas | August 2017

Arteriors “Artesa” table. Antique Brick Outdoors, antiquebrickinc.com; Bear Hill Interiors, bearhillinteriors. com; Blu D’or Interiors, bludorinteriors.com; Cobblestone & Vine, cobblestoneandvine.com; GW Lighting & Home, gwlightingandhome.com; Harper Howey Interiors, harperhoweyinteriors.com; Lighting Emporium, lightingemporium.com; Massimo Interior Design, massimointeriordesign.com


Phoenix interiors

Specializing in Residential & Commercial Design 12315 Chenal Parkway • Little Rock • 501.225.0400 facebook.com/phoenixinteriorslr

GW LIGHTING 1225 Military Road | Benton 501.315.2400 gwlightingandhome.com

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For one-of-a-kind style and expert design. Christopher Allen Decor 2826 E. Joyce B lvd., S u i te 2 Faye tte ville , Ar k a n s a s 479.301.2055 ChristopherAllenDeCor.net

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Life

PHOTOGRAPHY: BETH HALL

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

A young girl beats the summer heat with an ice cream cone from Burton’s Creamery in Fayetteville’s Shulertown, a community food truck venue and market. Turn to page 27 for more summer stops in Fayetteville and Springdale.

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AS THE OWNER OF WILD CREEK CO., THIS FAYETTEVILLE MOTHER OF TWO HANDCRAFTS WOODEN, MINIMALIST-STYLE TOYS FOR LITTLE HANDS TO LOVE 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

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Life/Get to Know

WHERE DID YOU FIND THE INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR LINE? DID YOU GROW UP PLAYING WITH WOODEN TOYS? My mom was a woodworker, and she made me a lovely wooden rocking horse and doll house. I can honestly say those were some of my favorite toys. There is something so special about a toy made by hand, even if you don’t know the maker personally. I like to think a little bit of soul is in each toy. SOUNDS LIKE THIS CRAFT IS IN YOUR BLOOD. IS THE NATURAL, MINIMALIST STYLE ALSO A REFLECTION OF YOU? I have always been interested in mixing natural elements into play. When I was looking for baby toys for my first child, I saw a need for high-end, handmade toys and that lead me down this path. I take pride in making toys that I want my children to use and that also look beautiful wherever they may be. I never feel the need to put our toys away when people come over. DOES THIS NATURAL APPROACH CARRY OVER TO THE MATERIALS YOU USE? Yes, definitely. It’s very important to me to know where our materials come from and that they be as natural as possible. All of our wood is maple that is milled and sourced in the U.S.— something I am very proud to say. The clips on our pacifier clips are made in Germany and meet strict European Union toy standards. I am also very proud of this because most people aren’t aware that 90 percent of the clips you see on the market are made in China and are not tested for potentially harmful metals, such as lead. Also, all of our string is natural and unwaxed. Most string on the market is waxed with petroleum, and we keep that away from our products. I often say “only the best for your babes and mine,” and I mean that every time. TELL US MORE ABOUT THE TYPES OF TOYS YOU MAKE. The first thing I made to sell was our round rattle. It has evolved over the years, and I love the beauty that it has become. Today, we offer a full line of wooden pacifier clips, rattles, and teethers. I also sell a Moses basket toy that both my customers and I just absolutely love. It ties onto a Moses basket to keep babes entertained. We also just introduced a line of silicone rattles and teethers that are becoming very popular! ARE YOUR OWN CHILDREN THE TEST MARKET FOR YOUR TOYS? My three-year-old son and 15-month-old daughter both play with our toys quite regularly. Neither take a pacifier, so we don’t need the pacifier clips at home, but they do enjoy carting the round rattle around. My son enjoys our wooden bowling set and lacing bead set very much; they get daily use! My 15-month-old is still teething and currently enjoying our silicone rattles. We also just introduced some wooden tops and both kids love playing with those and watching them spin. Shop all things Wild Creek Co. online at wildcreek.co. The line will also soon be available at The Anchor in Fayetteville. To see the company’s latest happenings follow @wildcreekco on Instagram. August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 25


GOOD DESIGN PAYS FOR ITSELF

2686 N. Timberglen • Fayetteville, AR • 479.530.0686 @caseysarkin_lunainteriordesign

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Life/Discover

FAYETTEVILLE & SPRINGDALE WITH ITS THRIVING ARTS SCENE, ONE-OF-A-KIND DINING EXPERIENCES,

AND SOCIALLY SAVVY CHARM, THESE UNIQUE AND ECLECTIC CITIES OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

PHOTOGRAPHY: BETH HALL

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS MARKET

ALL HAIL THE HASHTAG

SOMETHING TO TACO ABOUT

What happens when you combine a plethora of authentic taquerias and a catchy hashtag? The Springdale Taco Tour! With multiple stops throughout the town, it’s a fun way to take in the sights and find your favorite taco. The premise is simple: 1. Order your favorite taco at one of eight different restaurants. 2. Take a photo and tag #springdaletacotour. 3. Repeat. Visit teamspringdale.com/tacotour for more info.

The power of social media is alive and well in Fayetteville and Springdale. Showcasing community engagement and pride for the area, the following hashtags are a great way to get a pulse on the latest and greatest. Plus, with over 25,000 posts, there’s plenty of chatter to check out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

#TEAMSPRINGDALE

#FAYTOWN

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VENUES WITH A VIEW Situated in the Ozark mountains, these cities also boast breathtaking views. Whether you’re in need of a getaway, looking for a place to stay during football season, or planning a wedding, these premium venues take full advantage of the scenery.

AROUND THE OZARKS

The SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY highlights the origins of Springdale. What was once a pioneer community named Shiloh is now a bustling Northwest Arkansas city. You can explore the historic grounds, enjoy permanent and temporary exhibits, and peruse the library containing over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life. Learn more at shilohmuseum.org For more than 50 years, the ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS has offered a variety of programs to the Springdale community. Whether it’s a contemporary art installation, local live theater, classes, or volunteer opportunities that pique your interest, it’s a definite must-see for anyone interested in the arts scene. See exhibition schedules and latest news at acozarks.org.

SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY

PRATT PLACE INN AND BARN

This award-winning boutique hotel is a hidden treasure. Sitting on 140 acres of pasture, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the country but only minutes from downtown Fayetteville and Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium. See more at prattplaceinn.com.

SASSAFRASS SPRINGS VINEYARD

With a tasting room that offers wine selections from around the world along with a popular brunch menu, this vineyard has become a local favorite. They also offer dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests can enjoy live music on the patio while dining on a “create your own” cheese board to get the evening started. What’s more, the venue hosts weddings and events at the Stables at Sassafras Springs and the Chapel Ruins at Sassafras Springs. Plan a visit today and take in all of the 15 acres of beautiful Springdale scenery. Learn more at sassafrasspringsvineyard.com.

AUTUMN’S RIDGE

This plantation home is a mustsee for any bride-to-be. Offering wedding planning and event services, the sweetly Southern destination sits on ten acres above the Boston Mountains. With a front row seat to the changing of the leaves, it’s a dream setting for a fall event. Find out more at autumnsridge.com. 28 At Home in Arkansas | August 2017

THE ABCS OF JBGB

It’s a restaurant. It’s a brewery. It’s JBGB—Northwest Arkansas’ newest dining experience. This truly unique atmosphere has a mini pool, life-size shuffleboard, sand volleyball, and more. Here’s the lowdown:

A IS FOR APPETITE

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A beer garden and in-house brewery add to the culture and activities of what JBGB has to offer.

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AN UPDATED

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A TEAM OF DESIGNERS AND A LOCAL ARCHITECTURE FIRM BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO THE TREASURED CHI OMEGA SORORITY HOUSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

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On college campuses across the country, sorority houses are experiencing high-style makeovers. When the Chi Omega sorority decided to renovate their beloved home on the University of Arkansas campus, Gail Rowland and Tracy Rawlings of R&R Interior Design along with WER Architects/Planners earned the honored task of bringing the historic home into the modern era. Here’s the story on how they made the home work for generations of Chi Os to come. A LESSON IN HISTORY As the founding chapter for Chi Omega and the first Greek sorority house on campus, this history-packed home was in need of more space for its growing number of members. The group also wanted to address a need for spaces that could host guests and Chi O sisters from around the nation. To begin the renovation process, the Chi Omega Psi Chapter Building Committee was established. Alumnae Suzanne Hawkins and Bonnie Sokora Griffin, who is an architect, co-chaired a team comprised of various chapter leaders and alums to interview and hire all necessary parties for the project. August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 31


Working on any historic home can present challenges, but one that is on the National Register of Historic Places can present an extra hurdle. “We worked very closely with the Historic Preservation Program,” John Greer of WER Architects/Planners says. “Ultimately, they decide if our plans are in keeping with the character of the house.” Since the original build in 1926, the home underwent additions in 1941 and 1958. Greer and team proposed removing these additions in order to maximize the home’s footprint and still maintain its original integrity. Not only did this redesign accommodate the need for more square footage, other highlights include the revitalization of outdoor areas and the “attic room” (a coveted sleeping quarters comprised of several bunks beds), bigger bedrooms, updated electrical and internet capabilities, and an advanced security system. Most importantly, the home can now accommodate the chapter’s more than 400 members comfortably thanks to an expanded dining room and kitchen, renovated living spaces, and an updated chapter room. As Griffin describes, “We see our girls in literally every room studying, relaxing, and bonding.” Along with hosting various Greek and university functions, the new house also serves several hundred people on what is known as Chicken Finger Friday—a longstanding tradition at the chapter house. MAKING IT HOME For interior spaces, designers Rowland and Rawlings began with a light and airy color palette. “Everything used to be red and gold—cardinal and straw—the official Chi Omega colors. The board was ready to put that aside and have a fresh start,” Rowland says. As guests walk through the large, column-lined front porch and original door into the foyer, a grasscloth wallcovering lines the walls, while 32 At Home in Arkansas | August 2017


an antique cupboard is accented with a contemporary lamp, modern artwork, and Chippendale chairs. “It was important to us to put old items with new for juxtaposition. It makes for a greater design impact,” Rowland says of the eclectic mix. The downstairs, which is the space most-seen by visitors and alumnae, is filled with blues and creams. “For the upstairs, we didn’t stick to a specific palette. We wanted to make it a little more hip and modern for the girls,” Rowland notes. Along with the historical challenges faced during construction, the designers had a hurdle of their own. “We had to use commercial materials like you would in any other commercial project—like a dentist’s or doctor’s office.” Rowland says. “They wanted it to look residential. They wanted a big Southern home—warm and welcoming. We found commercial furnishings in neutral hues, but dressed it up with beautiful residential silk pillows.” The design team also blended new furniture and accessories with pieces original to the residence, including the chandeliers, an oriental rug, and a comfy sectional. Perhaps the most nostalgic repurpose comes in the form of the original dining room chairs. “We reupholstered all of the dining chairs to transform them into desk chairs for the built-ins in each girl’s room. We had the exact number to fill every desk,” Rawlings says. In what the duo refers to as a “meant-to-be” moment, each girl has a little piece of the old house in her individual room.

A SPECIAL SHOWCASE The grace and prestige of the Chi Omega sorority take center stage in the Founder’s Library. “Being the founding chapter of Chi Omega (affectionately referred to as ‘The Mother Ship’) posed unique opportunities,” Griffin says. “One request we received from many people was to showcase our relics and tell everyone our story.” With this in mind, the designers created a colorful space that showcases the history of the house with memorabilia-filled bookshelves and portraits of its founding members. “They wanted this room to be the showstopper,” Rowland says.

Design Resources Architect WER Architects/Planners Contractor Baldwin & Shell Construction Company Interior design Tracy Rawlings and Gail Rowland, R&R Interior Design Accessories and mirrors French Metro Antiques and R&R Interior Design Art French Metro Antiques, R&R Interior Design, and Scott Frame and Art

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A LASTING LEGACY As sorority girls themselves, Rowland and Rawlings note their passion for this project. “We felt such a connection with them because we’ve been there and we lived it.” And as Griffin describes, this especially hit home for her, too. “I am a Chi Omega, and I am very proud to be one! Being an architect and a Chi O, it was a natural fit for me to work on this project,” she says. “I know that many people years ago paved the way for me and others like me to have a house to live in. It is gratifying to know I’ve played a part in seeing that future generations will have the same (even better!) opportunities that I had,” Griffin says. The finished 38,000-square-foot home is sure to provide countless memories within its walls.

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In this West Little Rock neighborhood, perhaps the term should be altered to sight of garden. “There’s a group of sweet friends who all live in this mountaintop neighborhood. I worked with the homeowners across the street and the ones next door, and they led me to help this couple,” landscape designer Chris H. Olsen of Botanica Gardens says. When the homeowners contacted Olsen they were looking to update their front and back lawns to make them more current and practical for everyday use. The backyard had an existing deck but it was in need of repair and stopped short of taking full advantage of the view of Chenal Mountain as well as creating a space for year-round enjoyment. In talking with the couple, Olsen learned they were social people who enjoyed entertaining and gathering, and he felt they could benefit from an outdoor area that gave them multiple opportunities to do so. He planned out five defined spaces: a covered porch off the home’s back entrance, a dining area, a sitting area, August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 35


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a covered nook, and an open pavilion on the exterior side of the double-sided fireplace. To soften the new hardscaping, Olsen added an abundance of filled-to-the-brim containers. “My philosophy on containers is to shove it and cram it full,” laughs Olsen of his more is more approach to garden color. “I want it to look like a living floral arrangement,” he adds. Olsen also wanted the pots to be low-maintenance. He chose heat-tolerant, sun-loving plants along with several evergreen selections for a durable mix that would last from late spring all the way through fall with a few updates. They also installed a drip irrigation system that is woven through the decking into the containers, making the plants easy to water. “If you create a destination, you’re going to use your backyard more,” Olsen says. “Before there was a lot of dead space, but now there are zones they can enjoy every day.”

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F A M I LY H O M E S

Designer Jackie Crowder created a perfectly pink—and personalized—room for this young Searcy girl. Turn to page 58 to read the full story.

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A STYLE-SETTING LITTLE ROCK MOTHER BLENDS CONTEMPORARY AND VINTAGE FURNISHINGS TO CREATE A PERSONALIZED, COMFORTABLE HOME FOR HER FAMILY

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LAUREN STROTHER KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT home design. She first became acquainted with the discipline while following her mother, a former interior designer, on jobs. She has also previously worked with At Home in Arkansas and currently serves as the marketing director at Emporium Home, the wildly successful home furnishings and accessories wholesale brand founded by her sister Ashley Childers. These experiences have culminated in a style all her own that seems to blend contemporary with classic—much like the inviting home she shares with her husband Lee and their two young children, Liam and Livingston. 44 At Home in Arkansas | August 2017


THE GATHERING PLACES As noted, designer Tobi Fairley had recently completely a kitchen renovation for the previous owner. Lauren brought in new barstools to make the kitchen their own but otherwise left Fairley’s design intact. From the kitchen, you can see through to the connected dining room and living area, where a palette of blue, white, and cream continues. Both spaces feature furniture, lighting, and accessories from the Emporium Home line along with pieces of art that Lauren and Ashley created.

THE HOUSE ON THE CORNER Prior to moving to this home in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, the family—which at that time had only three members—lived just a few streets away in a home they had recently updated but which began to feel small as their son grew. “When we started looking, so many of the houses had small spaces or the kitchens hadn’t been redone. The kitchen and master bath in this house had just been beautifully renovated by Tobi Fairley, and it had a garage, so we jumped on it,” Lauren says. The home sits on a corner lot; however, the front of the house faces a side street, making the entry area slightly more discreet and less busy with traffic. “We love that Liam can play out in the side yard and in front of the house, too. That’s another one of the reasons we picked this home,” Lauren says. August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 45


RESTFUL RETREATS With busy schedules and two small children, the couple wanted a place of their own to relax. Much like the home’s common spaces, the master bedroom is bathed in neutral hues and accented with blue. The gray wall color was an existing one that Lauren fell in love with and decided to keep after moving into the house. The master bath was also part of the previous owner’s renovation under the direction of Fairley. Its white and gray hues flow seamlessly with the style Lauren has infused into the home.

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LITTLE BOY’S LAIR Upstairs in the Strothers’ son Liam’s bedroom, a map-lined wall sets the tone for what appears to be a globally inspired room. A zebra-print rug, a buffalo-check Roman shade and accent pillow, and bold gold-andgreen Emporium Home lamps set atop a vintage dresser (which formerly belonged to Lauren’s mother) all add to the eclectic look of the little boy’s imaginative space. “I didn’t lay all of this out in advance. It just kind of came together,” Lauren says. “I find things I like, and if it works, it works, and if not, I’ll move it somewhere else.”

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SWEETLY STYLED NURSERY Upon first moving into the house, the Strothers chose a small downstairs room (which had previously been a home office) positioned just off the master bedroom and bath to make a nursery. “The way the house flows is very family friendly. All the spaces are open and lead to one another,” Lauren notes of this arrangement. After learning they were expecting their daughter Livingston, their son moved to a new bedroom and Lauren, inspired by the Quadrille fabric seen on the glider, redesigned the nursery with a sweetly feminine feel. “This fabric is discontinued and it was the last eight yards to be found, so I had to maximize it and think about where it would be impactful and if I could move it to another room,” Lauren notes. An existing daybed was outfitted with a tassel-embellished duvet and accent pillows—offering a nook for relaxation as well as a bed for Livingston when she’s older. Over the crib hangs a trio of ballerinas sketched by Ashley as a nod to the family’s dance background (Lauren was on Razorback Pom and previously served as Executive Director of Ballet Arkansas). “I love this room—which is good thing because I spend a lot of time in here!” Lauren says.

Design Resources Kitchen and bath design Tobi Fairley, Tobi Fairley Interior Design Accessories Cobblestone & Vine, Mid-Towne Antique Mall, and Roy Dudley Estate Sales Bedding—custom pillows, fabrics, and upholstery Cynthia East Fabrics Framing M2 Gallery

Furniture Bear Hill Interiors, Cobblestone & Vine, and Emporium Home (available through Phoenix Interiors) Lighting and mirrors Emporium Home (available through Phoenix Interiors) Rugs Hadidi Oriental Rug Co. Window coverings Cynthia East Fabrics and Mountjoy’s Custom Draperies

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This charming family home exudes Southern hospitality with its iconic window boxes, fresh landscaping, and inviting entry. Facing page: A light palette of white and cream sets the tone for the open floor plan and clean style found throughout the home.

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A LABOR OF

LOVE A LITTLE ROCK MOM CREATES A TRULY CUSTOM HOME IN THE HEIGHTS FOR HER YOUNG FAMILY TO ENJOY

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A central gathering space in the home, the kitchen contains a walk-in pantry, clever storage solutions, and ample seating for this family of four.

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When undergoing a new construction or renovation project, there is always the temptation to keep close tabs on the progress and a wish to witness the sketch of a blueprint turn into a reality. When a Little Rock couple decided it was time to build a new home for their young family, this mother put her thoughts to paper and began envisioning the ideal space. “With three dogs, the amount of stuff that comes along with a toddler, and hopes of having more children, we decided we were in need of more space. We knew we wanted to stay in the same neighborhood, so we started coming up with a wish list and it took off from there. From sketching the floor plan on graph paper and working with a draftsman to finish it up to stopping by the house at least twice a day, I was hands-on throughout the entire process,” the homeowner says. And with construction happening just around the corner from their existing home, she and her husband had a front-row seat to the transformation. Read on to see just how this dedicated dreamer’s vision came to life. TRUSTING THE VISION After doing plenty of research, pulling photos from Pinterest, and pouring over dozens of house plans, the homeowner, who has no formal design training, trusted her instincts and opted to take the lead on building their dream home. “My husband let me make decisions on just about everything. He could very well be the easiest person to build a house with!” she says. As the homeowner attests, going it alone leaves plenty of opportunity to second guess choices made along the way. She called on friend and designer Elaine Green for help when the project’s scale grew. “She reassured me I was making good decisions and helped me with curtains and lighting. And in the last few weeks when I started to feel very overwhelmed, she became my sounding board and kept me sane,” she describes. “She helped me finish this project strong, and I am so grateful she did.” August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 53


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A bathroom cladded with shiplap and herringbonepatterned subway tile creates a clean backdrop for metallic hardware and dark flooring. A double vanity provides space and storage for two growing boys. Facing page: As a special place for the family’s newest addition, this baby boy’s room is a fresh take on nursery design.

ROOM TO ROAM “I knew I wanted a white house from the beginning. There is something so classic but fresh about a white house. For the exterior, I wanted it to feel like a family home and to have a simple, somewhat casual look with pretty features like window boxes, a climbing-rose-bush pergola over the garage, and a camellialined picket fence,” the homeowner says. Upon entering the picturesque two-story, the open and airy style is immediately introduced through neutral furnishings, weathered-wood finishes, touches of pastel, and an ample amount of natural light peering through a wall of French doors. In the open living-dining combo, a formal living area—one of two living rooms in the home—is centered on a stone fireplace.

A CLEAN APPROACH Like many homes, the kitchen is the central space and heart of the home. Once again, the homeowner’s personal touch turned this room into a unique dwelling. “I drew out what I wanted and made a list of special features. Tyler Turchi with Kitchen & Bath Ideas brought it together for me,” she says. The large granite-topped island with hidden storage serves as both a space for cooking and dining, while gold metallic light fixtures hang above to add drama and contrast in the neutral kitchen. “I love the kitchen. There is so much storage space. I tend to always be collecting plates and napkins that I love, so I am always in need of more storage. And the extra large island makes for a great landing space when we are entertaining,” she says. The same material, Neolith’s Calacatta in a matte finish, was used for the island countertop as well as the backsplash. Paneled doors that match the cabinetry disguise the refrigerator and other appliances while furthering the light and airy palette. “It was fun to think of clever ideas for the kitchen,” the homeowner notes. Although an all-white kitchen may seem like a daunting idea with little ones, durable finishes and slipcovered barstools keep it functional. August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 55


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With colors and fun artwork, a downstairs playroom provides not only a kid-friendly environment but a headquarters for toys, sports equipment, and more. Facing page: A mix of patterns found in the rug, bedding, and wallpaper adds personality to this little boy’s room.

PLAYFUL SPACES During the planning process the couple learned they were expecting a new arrival. With a second boy on the way, a space for the kids became a priority. A downstairs playroom, located just off the kitchen and its adjoining casual living area, is packed with cozy bean bag chairs, storage for toys, bright pillows, and a television. “A musthave was a playroom on the first floor off of our main kitchen and living space. I am a picker-upper, so there have been times I have let the playroom stay a mess. Since it is somewhat out of sight, I am able to leave it be and still get a goodnight’s

rest,” she laughs. Other kid-friendly spaces include an upstairs playroom and a colorful animal-themed bedroom for their oldest son. A special nursery was lovingly created for their newest addition. Installed by both mom and big brotherto-be, removable wall decals in modern triangular shapes add a graphic element to the walls. As the boys get older they will share the upstairs hall bathroom, which features a navy vanity and shiplap walls. Through its Southern charm and special touches, this handcrafted home is a haven for adults and kids alike. August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 57


UNIQUE IN

PINK

DESIGNER JACKIE CROWDER CREATES A FUN AND FANCIFUL BEDROOM TO REFLECT A YOUNG SEARCY GIRL’S SOUTHERN AND THAI HERITAGE AS WELL AS HER LOVE OF PINK

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TWO YEARS AGO THE CAMFERDAM FAMILY RECEIVED A SURPRISE OF THE BEST KIND:

they learned they would soon be welcoming a new member. After a long waiting period, Allison and Rob along with their son Jeffords were elated to begin preparing for the adoption of then five-yearold Katherine, who was born in Thailand. Upon hearing the news, Allison immediately began to brainstorm ideas for a comfortable and cute room that would make their daughter feel at home in their Searcy residence. Allison had been working with Little Rock-based designer Jackie Crowder on her dining room and living room and knew she would be a natural fit to help design a bedroom for their little girl as well. During the planning, Allison had not yet met Katherine face to face, so she and Jackie began to brainstorm ideas based on what they knew about her as well as their personal likes. “Jackie and I have a mutual obsession with Lilly Pulitzer. All of my friends said, ‘Well of course she’s going to have a Lilly bedroom,’” Allison says. “Heritage Floral,” a Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa fabric which was used to create a pair of accent pillows for the bed, was, in fact, the starting point for the room. “We wanted to go with a pink and coral palette—very girly—and this was the perfect start,” Crowder says. Prior to the Camferdams moving into the house, it was home to a family with three girls, so the bedroom’s walls were already painted the perfect shade of pink to complement the fabrics they had selected. Additionally, Crowder had an antique four-poster Design Resources Interior design Jackie Crowder, Jackie Crowder Interior Design Accessories Jackie Crowder Interior Design and Miss Em Prints Art Ashley Saer and Jackie Crowder Interior Design Bedding Cynthia East Fabrics Embroidery The Sassy Stitch

bed, a piece the family already owned, painted in a shade of bright pink to coordinate. A Lulu DK for Schumacher fabric (“Firecracker” in Pink Lemonade) was used to create grand draperies for the large set of windows that overlook the front lawn. “We had started on the room and got a report in from the international adoption agency,” Allison recalls. “It said, ‘she loves pink,’ and we were like ‘yes!’” It was important to both Crowder and the Camferdams to include elements that would remind Katherine of her native country. “We wanted it to have a Southern feel but also include the Thai heritage,” Crowder says. The designer employed art and accessories—along with a little help from Allison—to fulfill this wish. “When we went to meet Katherine, we stayed for over three weeks in Thailand and the restaurant at our hotel had all these different birdcages in crazy colors,” Allison recalls of their trip to bring their daughter home. “Katherine would talk about them and point to them, so we got a green one to include in the room,” she says. Additionally, Allison purchased Thai postcards to have framed. These along with a bamboo-bordered mirror complete the display over the room’s dresser. A work by Little Rock artist Ashley Saer hangs at the head of the bed as a nod to the girl’s new Arkansas home. Katherine, who is now seven, has loved the finished result from day one. “When she first came home, she hugged the bed,” Allison says of her little girl’s love for the room that was lovingly created for her.

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JUST FOR HIM

DESIGNER SUSAN WALSH WORKS WITH A WEST LITTLE ROCK FAMILY TO CREATE A CONTEMPORARY NURSERY FOR THEIR NEWEST ARRIVAL

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Welcoming a baby is a family affair, so it’s only natural that designing a space specifically for the new addition should include everyone, even the youngest family member. “This family has a precious nine-year-old daughter who loves to be involved when we work on their home,” designer Susan Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors says. To help create a nursery for her new baby brother, the designer tasked the young girl and her mother with finding nursery images they liked on Pinterest. The room itself wasn’t currently serving as a bedroom. “It was a home office. However, she no longer needed it to function in that capacity and had considered turning it into something else—maybe even a yoga room. When she called to say they were expecting, we knew just what to do with that space,” Walsh says. The home lends itself to transitional style, so the designer asked the mother-daughter duo if they preferred the look to lean more modern or traditional. Upon learning the answer to her question, Walsh took the reins and created a contemporary yet warm and welcoming nursery for the newest family member, who was born in February of this year. “We initially considered using wallpaper but never found one we all loved, so we decided to paint,” Walsh says. A clean gray covers the walls while a light blue ceiling is a nod to what is often

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the wall color of choice for baby boy nurseries. When it came to furnishings, the search for a glider that felt more like a traditional piece of furniture than a nursery rocker also led to finding a bassinet through the same source. “I had been to Baby Braithwaite in Atlanta and saw a line—Monte Design—that I knew would be perfect for this space,” Walsh says. We particularly liked this glider because it’s tall and has a headrest in case she falls asleep while rocking. Plus, her husband is very tall, and it fits him perfectly,” Walsh says, while also noting that the shape and design of the piece gives it longevity beyond the baby years. Other furnishings, including a campaign-style dresser that can double as a changing table and a side table that is currently planted near the glider, will also transition effortlessly as the baby grows. Lightly hued drapery panels were repurposed from the home office and updated with new banding. A series of baby animal prints from The Animal Print Shop hangs over the crib for a sweet touch. “Their daughter requested to have a horse in this grouping because she loves them,” Walsh says with a smile. Other abstract artworks add to the contemporary feel of the space. A round chandelier with cutouts adds interest overhead while a floor lamp complements the lighting scheme and provides an additional light source for nighttime feedings. These details add personalization to a space that was thoughtfully created by the designer, mother, and new big sister.

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LOCAL FAVORITES

INTERIOR DESIGNERS In each issue, we share your top picks in a range of categories from boutiques to landscape and pool professionals. This month we’re taking a look at your choices for favorite Arkansas interior designers.

ALISA HERRON, EMBELLISH INTERIORS, Little Rock ALISSA OATES, RESTRUCTURE, Hot Springs Village ASHLEY CARDIEL, ASHLEY CARDIEL INTERIORS, Springdale BEVERLY WATKINS AND EDWINA CROCKETT, FRESH I.D., Little Rock CASEY SARKIN, LUNA INTERIOR DESIGN, Fayetteville CHRIS GODDARD, GODDARD DESIGN GROUP, Fayetteville CHRISTOPHER ALLEN DECOR, Fayetteville DEBI DAVIS, DEBI DAVIS INTERIOR DESIGN, Little Rock SEE MORE ONLINE! Visit DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS & BATHS, Little Rock athomearkansas.com/blog to view the full list GARRY MERTINS, GARRY MERTINS DESIGN, Little Rock of nominees. HOWSE, Bentonville and Little Rock JILL WHITE, JILL WHITE DESIGNS, Little Rock JOSHUA PLUMLEE, RANSOM INTERIORS, Little Rock KATIE HENRY, KATIE GRACE DESIGNS, Little Rock KAUFMAN BY DESIGN, Little Rock KEVIN WALSH AND SUSAN WALSH, BEAR HILL INTERIORS, Little Rock KIMBERLY HARPER AND CYNTHIA HOWEY TUNE, HARPER HOWEY INTERIORS, Springdale KRISTA LEWIS, K. LEWIS INTERIOR DESIGN, Little Rock LARRY WEST, L WEST, JR. DESIGNS, Little Rock LEE ANNE HENRY, WHITELINE DESIGNS, Fayetteville LESLIE TETREV, INSIDE EFFECTS / OUTSIDE EFFECTS, North Little Rock LINDA TEDDER AND ERIC DOUD, PHOENIX INTERIORS, Little Rock MELISSA HAYNES, MH DESIGN, INC., Springdale MIGUEL NEWBERG, M. N’TERIORS, Little Rock MONA THOMPSON AND TALENA RAY, PROVIDENCE DESIGN, Little Rock SANDY SUTTON, THE DESIGN CENTER WITH SANDY SUTTON, Hot Springs SCOTT PATEREK AND TAMMIE WEAVER, MASSIMO, Little Rock SHAYLA COPAS, SHAYLA COPAS INTERIORS, Little Rock TOBI FAIRLEY, TOBI FAIRLEY INTERIOR DESIGN, Little Rock Coming in November... LOCAL FAVORITES: HOMEBUILDERS Visit athomearkansas.com/local-favorites to submit the name of your top pick for an Arkansas homebuilder. August 2017 | athomearkansas.com 63


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IS FOR ART

“Art is very important in every room; and is also extremely personal. It can often relate to the lifestyle of the client but should bring color, personality, drama, inspiration, and balance to the room. Art should look collected over time in order to add interest to the room and tell the story of the homeowner.” ERIC DOUD AND LINDA TEDDER, PHOENIX INTERIORS

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IS FOR BUDGET

“Everyone has a budget; there is no shame in scaling your project up or down according to your own needs and goals. My personal strategy is to always start at the top and then pull back if needed. Also keep in mind that additions can come later; it’s what I call room for growth. If your budget doesn’t immediately allow for everything you dreamed, remember that part of the joy can be in the realization of a completed space over time.” JOSHUA PLUMLEE, RANSOM INTERIORS

What’s your favorite color? If you need a palette for your home, start with this simple question and then find complementary hues to create an environment that reflects you and what you love.

C IS FOR COLOR

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“Drapery treatments can really put the finishing touches on a room, but they are usually the last item we design. You have to approach them practically; consider sun exposure and degree of privacy as well as how they will look aesthetically. In bedrooms we are frequently layering roomdarkening fabrics over light-filtering fabrics. It gives some sense of privacy during the day without feeling boxed in.” SCOTT PATEREK, MASSIMO INTERIOR DESIGN

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IS FOR DRAPERIES

There’s no excuse to waste energy these days. The latest, on-trend appliances, lighting, and smart home systems keep savings (for the planet and your wallet) top of mind.

IS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT

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IS FOR FUN FABRICS

“For me, a fun fabric is a hand-blocked print. There’s something about the quality of the print, the exotic patterns, and the range of colors that make a block print fun to work with. I love their versatility, too. It can provide pattern or texture for a space and be used in a number of places from the tabletop to bedding to upholstery.” SUSAN WALSH, BEAR HILL INTERIORS

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IS FOR “The most important thing GALLERY about a gallery wall is WHAT WALLS the wall says. The guidelines I

follow are to choose your color palette, mix your art and frames, compose your arrangement on the floor before hanging (it should appear as one unit), and add an unexpected element, such as a clock or a piece of art glass.” ALISA HERRON, EMBELLISH

FOR H ISHARDWARE “It is no longer necessary to match the finish of your door, cabinet, or plumbing hardware. Polished nickel is a favorite and as more of our clients are embracing the warmth of a brushed gold or brass finish, we often mix the two. We also adore an unlacquered brass or a living finish for the patina it acquires over time. And on the darker side, black has replaced oil rubbed bronze.” MONA THOMPSON & TALENA RAY, PROVIDENCE DESIGN

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IS FOR INNOVATIVE FEATURES

“Whether it’s a newconstruction project or a remodel, an oftenoverlooked yet key item in a kitchen or a bath is a heated floor. Many times clients will come back to me and say, ‘I am so glad you made me do the heated floor.’ There are a lot of excuses why people choose not to include innovative features like this, but they are a purchase you never regret.” LESLIE TETREV, INSIDE EFFECTS/ OUTSIDE EFFECTS

IS FOR JUXTAPOSITION

“Juxtaposition is at the center of design. Personally, I like to play with light and dark (black and white), modern and vintage (family heirlooms or antiques mixed with new, modern pieces), and mixing styles. I prefer not sticking to one style in particular, but rather mixing elements into my designs that are meaningful to my client and that particular project. Juxtaposing these unexpected combinations creates visual interest and keeps a look fresh and exciting.” JILL WHITE, JILL WHITE DESIGNS

K IS FOR KID-FRIENDLY

Durable finishes, outdoor fabrics that are pretty (and comfortable!) enough to use indoors, and fun-loving designs can make any home inviting for little ones.

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IS FOR LIGHTING

“Lighting should not be an afterthought but rather a key part of design. It brings a whole space together by creating ambience. Great lighting can add drama, tell a story, and create intrigue in a room.” SARAH BETH BAKER, KAUFMAN BY DESIGN

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IS FOR MOOD

“The ‘mood’ is the first thing we consider when starting a project. Bedrooms should be serene, living and dining rooms should feel energetic, and family spaces should be inviting.” CHRIS GODDARD, GODDARD DESIGN GROUP

FOR N ISNEUTRALS “Anyone who has ever tried to choose a neutral wall color, fabric, tile, or stone, realizes there is no such thing as just a plain white color. Neutrals create a fresh and clean feeling— that’s why they are such a popular choice for kitchens and baths. These hues can go from casual to formal. Try pieces with a weathered finish for a laidback look or polished lacquered elements for a more chic twist.” DEBI DAVIS, DEBI DAVIS INTERIOR DESIGN

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IS FOR ORGANIZATION

“An organized home is a peaceful retreat that functions well, maximizes space, and saves time and money. At Harper Howey we often choose pieces that pull double duty in our designs. A beautiful chest can display decorative accessories as well as house items that need to be stored. We also like to use baskets, decorative boxes, and trays to keep everyday items like blankets, remote controls, and keys organized and easily accessible.” KIMBERLY HARPER & CYNTHIA HOWEY TUNE, HARPER HOWEY INTERIORS

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IS FOR PATTERNS & PRINTS

“Who doesn’t love pattern play!? Using a combination of patterns and prints gives me the ability to create a unique, personalized space that reflects a client’s and M.N’Terior’s aesthetic. Patterns and prints add visual appeal, texture, and a sense of playfulness to any space.” MIGUEL NEWBERG, M.N’TERIORS

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IS FOR QUICK FIXES

“One of my favorite ways to change a room quickly is to use slipcovers. For example, covering a green velvet sofa in neutral Belgian linen gives your room an instant lift. The bonus is that you now get two distinct looks for the same room without the expense and time of a new sofa.” CASEY SARKIN, LUNA INTERIOR DESIGN

IS FOR RENOVATIONS

“When renovating your space, keep it simple as ‘neutral bones’ will increase the longevity of your investment. If you are tackling your first remodel project, consider hiring a designer. Even a quick consult can establish a clear design plan for you and your contractor to follow, help you prioritize your budget, and offer expertise to avoid costly mistakes.” ASHLEY CARDIEL, ASHLEY CARDIEL INTERIORS


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Your Guide To...

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IS FOR STORAGE

“As a kitchen designer, one of my favorite parts in the design process is the cabinet layout and deciding how each cabinet will be used. The key to a functional kitchen is always adequate and convenient storage. This industry is constantly introducing clever new ways to take advantage of every square inch.” ALISSA OATES, RESTRUCTURE

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IS FOR TIMELINE

You can only enjoy a project when it’s truly complete. Before you tackle a design refresh or reno, talk with your designer or contractor to lay out a reasonable timeline. Seeing the finish line can provide inspiration and reassurance.

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IS FOR URBAN LIVING

Condos, lofts, and even tiny houses in the heart of downtown, are continuing to experience popularity. Living within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and a connected community of people is a trend that fosters togetherness and doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

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IS FOR VINTAGE FINDS

“Vintage finds are a favorite at Katie Grace Designs. Finding the perfect vintage piece results in a finished room being completely unique for the homeowner. Keep your eye out while in flea markets, antique stores, and vintage stores for those oneof-a-kind pieces that can add conversation, character, and style to your room.” KATIE HENRY, KATIE GRACE DESIGNS

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IS FOR X-MOTIFS

From chic X-benches to a repeated X design on railings, window boxes, and more, this letter is a trendsetter for a number of styles.

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Don’t forget the exterior of your home. The façade or entry is the first impression your house makes with guests and passersby. Keep it fresh, inviting, and reflective of what’s to come when one enters the house.

IS FOR WALLPAPER

“Wallcovering is back and in a BIG way! From large colorful prints to grasscloth with metallic threads, designers are utilizing paper in just about every room of the house. Try wallpaper on the back of a bookcase for a contrast, or use it in a bathroom, dining room, or to create a focal wall in your master bedroom.” SHAYLA COPAS, SHAYLA COPAS INTERIORS

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IS FOR ZEN

“Our lives are busy. My clients are looking for simplicity and peace. Material items need to provide function and make simple common sense. We start by making color tones neutral and lighting more natural. Meanwhile, the placement of the furniture itself needs to be balanced, organized, uncluttered, simple, and clean. A Zen-style atmosphere provides calm in our busy lives.” LARRY WEST, L WEST, JR. DESIGNS


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A Look Back

Favorite Family Homes As we continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary year, our staff is taking a look back at some of our best-loved spaces for both kids and adults.

homeAT ATLAST LAST

Designed by Kevin Walsh of Bear Hill Interiors

A BUSTLING LITTLE ROCK HOME GOES FROM STAID AND TRADITIONAL TO SMART AND STYLISH, WITHOUT SACRIFICING COMFORT

Flight of Fancy BUTTERFLY ACCENTS, BRIGHT COLORS AND GRAPHIC PATTERNS INSPIRE A WHIMSICAL HOT SPRINGS NURSERY

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An abstract piece by New Orleans artist Ashley Saer anchors the family room. An overdyed rug and vibrant upholstery mingle with vintage Murano glass lamps.

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Playful personalization was the name of the game when Jill White and her husband Chris set out to design a nursery for their daughter Stella. “I have always been obsessed with black-and-white stripes,” admits White, who also happens to be a designer with a Hot Springs architecture firm. “I’d had my eye on a Stray Dog Designs light fixture with black-and-white stripes and a blue finial for a while. After we learned I was expecting, I knew just the place to use it—the nursery,” she says of her inspiration for the bright room, which features a well-mixed blend of graphic patterns and floral motifs. Black-and-white prints weren’t the only love of White’s she brought into the space. “I’ve always liked butterflies, too,” she adds. “I was shopping at House to Home one day with my mom. We saw the large butterfly print and had to have it,” she laughs. The colorful pattern in the artwork plays off the bold prints in the space as well as the room’s bluegray walls, which complement the chandelier’s turquoise finial. The butterfly accent was a natural fit and seemed to grow with gifts from friends and family. “My mom surprised me at one of our baby showers with a needlepoint butterfly that my great-grandmother had made and had in her home,” notes White, “and a friend of mine painted another butterfly for us.” Both of these art pieces along with Stella’s favorite books and dolls are displayed on simple white shelves over a custom-built bench. For another hint of playfulness, White made a butterfly mobile from felt pieces. The colorful creation is now suspended over Stella’s crib, bringing her a smile as she wakes up each day. To bring in additional color on the walls over the crib, White covered the letters of Stella’s monogram with leftover fabric pieces. White also knew she wanted to incorporate a piece of vintage furniture in the nursery. Her mother-in-law found an antique server and they had it painted black to coordinate with the palette. “I wanted something tall to make changing easy and this works out perfectly,” she says. What’s more, as Stella grows the piece can be repurposed in her room or used in another area of their home. Other neutral pieces of furniture including a slipcovered white chair and a black-and-white crib round out the look. “I wanted Stella’s room to be designed the same way the rest of my house is—the big pieces are neutral, but the accessories bring in color and make it easy to change when I’m ready for something new,” confides White. Design Resources Art House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com Chair De Madera Trading Company, Hot Springs, (501) 520-5712 Changing table/server Morris Antiques, Keo, (501) 842-3531, morrisantiques.com Crib Kid’s Furniture, Little Rock, (501) 978-5439, kidsfurniturelr.com Fabric Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com Fresh floral Tipton Hurst, Conway, (501) 329-6663, Little Rock, (501) 666-3333, North Little Rock, (501) 753-0709, tiptonhurst.com Paint Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide, sherwin-williams.com Window coverings Cody & Co. Interiors, Hot Springs, (501) 321-2639 August 2013 | athomearkansas.com 53

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“This contemporary nursery that Jill White designed for her daughter Stella is one of my favorites! I love the black and white pieces of furniture with bright pops of color and whimsical butterflies.” —MEGAN BEARD, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

“THIS HOUSE FEELS VERY HIGH-END, YET STILL COZY AND COMFORTABLE. I LOVE THE MIX OF SOFT TONES WITH BRIGHT POPS OF COLOR.” —JENNIFER HAY, SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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The two sisters spent time in New Orleans searching for light fixtures and found several—including the one over the dining room table—at Julie Neill Designs. The dining room table was a find from a Dallas trip and, with all of its leaves in place, seats ten. In the background, an abstract painting by Arkansas artist Sean Shrum hangs in the foyer over a classic settee for a new traditional appeal. Facing page: Using a magazine clipping as inspiration, the couple worked with builder Jack Hartsell to create the classic façade.

AUGUST 2015 When you’re designing for your own family, you have the benefit of not only knowing their personal taste, but—oftentimes— how they interact with their home and what spaces will be of the greatest importance. For Springdale-based designer Kimberly Harper, both of these were true. When her sister’s family began to build their dream home in West Little Rock, Harper was called on from the start to help with space planning and architectural details. However, it’s the interior decoration of three distinctly different yet coherent spaces where Harper’s true talents shine. THE FAMILY SPACES With six people living under one roof, common areas for rest, eating, and gathering were high on the priority list and their spatial organization was key to the flow of the home and to the family’s everyday routine. “From the beginning, there were rooms we focused on—the family spaces where they would be living every day—and then we have eventually August 2015 | athomearkansas.com 51

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P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K

ST YLING: CHIP JONES

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“There is so much detail in this house, which was designed by Harper Howey Interiors. I love that it’s comfortable yet sophisticated, and I especially love the chic navy sitting room—what a fun addition for a family home.” —KELLY FRAISER, PUBLISHER

AUGUST 2010 “Designer Laura Day’s family home feature is definitely an all-time favorite of mine. It’s causal, easy-breezy, beach-style interiors, and not to mention picturesque farmhouse exterior, have always stuck with me.” —LAURA LARUE, SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER


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