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Contents OC TO B ER 2017

58 Home

Life

50 Sky High Blues

24 Get to K now

Bear Hill Interiors creates a classic-meetscontemporary condo in the heart of Little Rock.

58 A Modern Hog Heaven

Meet Mandy Osborne

27 Discover

El Dorado and Magnolia

A passion for the University of Arkansas and giving back led this Central Arkansas family to create a game-day retreat in downtown Fayetteville.

30 Flavor

Style

Contain Yourself

11 Finds Act Natural

14 L atest

Events, Openings & Launches

17 Design Textile Trends

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Warm Up to Chili Night

32 Garden

38 Fall Fashion Stylebook Lakeside Luxe

Special Sections 68 Local Favorites Arkansas-Owned Eateries

71 Hot Picks Pink Ribbon Finds

In Every Issue

8 A Note from the Editor 72 A Look Back

On The Cover

Anna Pambianchi’s downtown Little Rock living room. Design by Bear Hill Interiors. Photography by Rett Peek. See page 50. Vol. 22, No. 9 © 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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JOSHUA PLUMLEE ransom interiors What inspires you? Art and arrangement. Looking back to my childhood, these elements were always present and melded into two of my greatest passions (I never played with my toys - I rearranged them!). As both an artist and designer, these two ingredients still drive my inspiration today. What still surprises you about the job? I’m consistently

reminded of everything life has to offer, including the many relationships I’ve made. Through the candid friendships I’ve built with my clients I’ve come to understand the unique perspective I bring to the design table.

What are some things every room needs? Fresh

florals - they never fail to brighten and unite the other elements in a room. Also, a hint of black: I see in terms of color theory, and on a value scale I always love to see different saturation levels of the same hue. Whatever your hue may be, mixing in multiple shades of the same color will always strengthen your look.

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PUBLISHER Kelly Fraiser (ext. 101) kelly@athomearkansas.com EDITOR Stephanie Maxwell (ext. 102) stephanie@athomearkansas.com MANAGING EDITOR Tiffany Adams (ext. 104) tiffany@athomearkansas.com ART DIREcTOR Lauren Cerrato (ext. 103) lauren@athomearkansas.com SENIOR GRAPHIc DESIGNER Laura LaRue llarue@athomearkansas.com

See more of this kitchen featured on page 58! Specializing in custom residential and commercial cabinet design & sales

cONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Matt Johnson, Nancy Nolan, Rett Peek

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AccOUNT ExEcUTIvE Megan Beard (ext. 106) megan@athomearkansas.com MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION cOORDINATOR Debbie Tissue (ext. 100) dtissue@athomearkansas.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

Welcome From The Editor

One thing I’ve always loved about being an A rkansan is that we can be pretty hard to peg. Our state has gorgeous national parks and outdoor retreats, but also historic town squares and thriving cultural hubs. We follow football schedules and hunting seasons as closely as we do film and music festival lineups. And, some of us might have more opinions about cheese dip than a sommelier has about wine. The places Arkansas offers to build a life are much the same. From the most sprawling landscapes in the countryside to the tallest high rises downtown, you can take your pick in the Natural State. In this month’s issue, we turn our focus to living big in condominiums in the city. How this theme plays out in our two features—a stylish contemporary River Market condo in Little Rock (page 50) and a funky Razorbacksinspired space in the heart of Fayetteville (page 58)—couldn’t be more different, but isn’t that what’s to love about this state? Being Arkansan means something different to everyone, and that’s as evident in how we live our lives as in how we make our homes. In this issue, you’ll also find inspiration for bringing nature-inspired elements indoors (page 11) and learn how to pull together a last-minute bouquet from your own yard that rivals a store-bought arrangement (page 32). Additionally, we’re excited about big things happening in some of the state’s smaller towns—the newly minted Murphy Arts District in El Dorado (page 27), for example, proves that you don’t have to be in the big city to access world-class entertainment. While I might be new to At Home in Arkansas—this issue marks my first—I’m no stranger to Arkansas. I believe in this state, its creativity, and its talent, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring you examples of Arkansas’s finest in this and the coming issues of At Home. Thanks for reading!

Digital Edition

Take us with you anywhere at www.athomearkansas.com.

On The Blog

Who’s ready for fall? Visit athomearkansas.com/blog to see how Chris H. Olsen used autumn tones and textures to create beautiful October tablescapes.

@athomearkansas Stephanie Maxwell, Editor stephanie@athomearkansas.com

P.S. Want to know more about me? Visit athomearkansas.com/blog to read about my personal style, my publishing background, and what excites me most about the future of At Home.

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Don’t miss our fall fashion feature on page 46 & 47!

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Crystal stone set atop an acrylic base. Available from Debi Davis Interior Design, Little Rock, (501) 221-2032 Turn the page to see more natureinspired finds.

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Style/Finds

Hide-style rug. Urban Pad, Little Rock, (501) 664-4202, urbanpad.net

Bronze bull skull. Howse, Bentonville, (479) 657-6211, Little Rock, (501) 725-4719, thehowse.com

ACT NATURAL

“Terry” teak bowl. Paul Michael Company, Lake Village, (870) 265-3872, paulmichaelcompany.com

Inspired by nature, these down-to-earth finds are sure to add character to your environment PRODUCER: LAUREN CERRATO PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK & COURTESY OF VENDORS

Agate cocktail table. Art of Design, Little Rock, (501) 425-3776, shadavari.com

Gold tortoise shell on stand. Providence Design, Little Rock, (501) 372-1886, providenceltddesign.com

“Southern Spinner” lazy Susan handcrafted from native Red Gum wood by Jeremy Newton. Custom versions available. Art on the Green, Conway, (501) 205-1922, artonthegreen.net

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“Venus” lamp. Ransom Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 838-7267, ransominteriors.com


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Style/Latest

ARRIVALS, OPENINGS & LAUNCHES

PHOTO COURTESY OF OCEANSIDE GLASS & TILE

News From Around The Natural State

SOUTHERN LOFT OPENS NEXT DOOR TO C&D INTERIORS IN FAYETTEVILLE Celeste Hoskins, one of two co-owners of C&D Interiors, recently opened interiors store Southern Loft in a new storefront that houses both brands in Fayetteville. While C&D, which has been serving clients since 2011, specializes in tile, cabinetry, and hardware necessary to start planning your kitchen or bathroom redesign, Southern Loft offers the furniture and accessories to complete your look. “Southern Loft was inspired by our C&D Interiors’ clients,” says Deneia Roberts, co-owner of C&D. “After we completed a bathroom or kitchen renovation, our clients were asking us, ‘can you furnish my home also?’” At Southern Loft, you’ll find transitional-style lighting, rugs, furniture, and accent pieces. Hoskins says the inspiration for the store came in part from her identity as a Southerner. “We have curated and chosen brands that reflect the character of the company,” Hoskins says, noting that American-made goods and local art are important staples. 3155 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, (479) 856-6100, mysouthernloft.com

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NEW TO LITTLE ROCK’S HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD

Beloved home design store Embellish Interiors by Alisa has moved from its West Little Rock location to the Heights. Located on Kavanaugh Boulevard next door to Red Mango, the store continues to offer a well-stocked selection of art, mirrors, lamps, rugs—including Kate Spade Home—and furniture. The store is also a source for seasonal home décor and can create custom silk arrangements. In addition, owner Alisa Herron offers full-service interior design, and the store has a drapery workroom for all your window treatment needs. “I strive to carry things that are one-of-a-kind and that you can’t find anywhere else,” Herron notes of the selection. Drop by today to visit them in their new location. 5619 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, (501) 223-6965, myembellishinteriors.com


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Style/Design

THREE ARKANSAS DESIGNERS SHARE THEIR FABRIC PHILOSOPHIES ALONG WITH A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE SELECTIONS FOR DRAPERIES, UPHOLSTERY, AND MORE

P R O D U C E R : T I F FA N Y A D A M S P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K All fabrics featured on this page available through Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com

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SHAYLA COPAS

Thibaut's "Daintree Embroidery"

PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK & COURTESY OF VENDORS

DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE AESTHETIC. I love classic design elements, and I enjoy layering in a glamorous flair. I like to say that I am a Southern Glam designer to the core! ARE FABRICS GENERALLY A STARTING POINT FOR YOU IN A ROOM? We tend to start with textiles when designing a space. Textiles tell a story, and I believe that the first chapter in your design story should be with fabrics that allow inspiration to begin. DO YOU HAVE CERTAIN MATERIALS OR TEXTURES THAT YOU FEEL WORK WELL IN SPECIFIC SPACES OF THE HOUSE? In kitchens, we tend to use stain-repellent fabrics such as Crypton® and indoor/ outdoor fabrics. In dens, I love to add drama and warmth with textured velvets, such as Thibaut’s “Etosha” animal-print velvet. IS THERE A FABRIC YOU ARE CURRENTLY EXCITED TO TRY? Yes, I recently specified Thibaut’s “Imperial Dragon” in coral/turquoise for drapery, and I am excited to see it after installation. The grand chinoiserie dragons and large-scale pattern on this textile make my creative heart sing!

Thibaut's "Etosha Velvet"

Thibaut's "Cyrus Cane"

Thibaut’s “Imperial Dragon”

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE ON USING PATTERN AND COLOR? I would encourage readers to have fun with pattern. Many homeowners are timid when tackling color and pattern. In such case, it is safe to start with a neutral sofa and layer with patterned pillows to add drama to the space. This is noncommittal and can be transitioned effortlessly to something else when the homeowner tires of the pattern. Shayla Copas Interiors, Little Rock, (501) 258-7396, shaylacopas.com

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Style/Design

ALISA HERRON PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK & COURTESY OF VENDORS

DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE AESTHETIC. I love designing with color, pattern, and texture.

Thibaut's "Open Spaces"

Thibaut's "Sunburst"

WHAT IS IT ABOUT TEXTILES THAT MAKE THEM IMPORTANT TO THE DESIGN OF A SPACE? I think textiles are so important to completing the overall design of any project because they soften lines or furnishings, add color, bring in texture, and also help absorb or lessen noise within a room. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CURRENT TRENDS YOU SEE FOR DRAPERY FABRIC? Organic fabrics are very popular. We are also continuing to see light, airy selections that have clean lines, along with doses of pattern and color. We have a huge selection of fabric books in-house and our own workroom for draperies, so I get the opportunity to work with a lot of different styles. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE CHOICES FOR UPHOLSTERY FABRIC? I love woven textiles in timeless patterns, such as herringbone. Selections like this will provide comfort and perform well over time.

Anna French's "Arran Embroidery"

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IS THERE A FABRIC YOU ARE CURRENTLY EXCITED TO TRY? I can’t wait to use embroidered sheers and linens in one of my upcoming projects. Embellish Interiors by Alisa, Little Rock, (501) 223-6965, myembellishinteriors.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY: LAURA'S DRAPERIES & COURTESY OF VENDORS

PHOTOGRAPHY: ROSEMARY HALLMARK

Schumacher's "Marella"

LAURA BASS DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE AESTHETIC. After dressing homes in Central Arkansas for a decade, we are known for exclusive designs and luxurious simplicity. Our designs blend original with polished, while infusing color, sophistication, and a spirited whimsy. I strive to revolutionize the look, feel, and meaning of draperies.

What about trim? Are you seeing this rise in popularity? Once considered simply accessories to high-end design, trimmings have taken on a new role as trend-inspiring design elements. Ranging from braids to tapes, tassels, and tiebacks, trimmings are designed to pair flawlessly with fabric collections and tailor any room. They are a versatile resource for those looking to punctuate their design scheme with a finishing detail.

WHAT PALETTES TEND TO SHOW UP IN YOUR WORK? For as long as I remember, shades of blue have appealed to me. However, when my clients seek my expertise they are hiring me to recommend a color palette that is determined by their preferences and by the interior architecture of each project. For me, there is really no trend to this. Color signifies the soul of a homeowner, a room or a house, and—as I said and you can see— blue sings to my soul. DO YOU HAVE ANY ALL-TIME FAVORITE OR GO-TO FABRICS? Thibaut’s “Mykonos Key” is a favorite. This fabric offers a classic version of a Greek key with enriching, bold colors and visual, textural interest for days.

Samuel & Sons' "Greek Fret"

Fabricut's "Monterey Linen"

Thibaut’s “Mykonos Key”

DO YOU HAVE ANY RULES OR TIPS FOR CHOOSING DRAPERY FABRIC? The fabric I choose for a drapery can set the mood of your entire room. Draperies can make a space feel light and airy, formal and stately, or opulent and luxurious. With that being said, I rarely complete a project without having introduced a linen blend. Linen's textured weave feels casual yet tailored and filters just the right amount of light. Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, Little Rock, (501) 256-6725, laurasdraperies.com

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Life

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATT JOHNSON

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

Located around El Dorado's town square, guitars painted by local artists depict genres, festivals, and musicians—including this one that pays homage to blues legend Muddy Waters. Turn to page 27 to read more about the music and arts scene in south Arkansas.

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AS THE OWNER OF MILK AND HONEY TEES, THIS LITTLE ROCK T-SHIRT MAVEN MAKES FUN, SPIRITED APPAREL FOR FANS NATIONWIDE 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: R E T T P E E K

Follow @milkandhoneytees on Instagram to see their latest designs (including the "Homebody" shirt Mandy is wearing) and visit their online shop, milkandhoneytees.com, to purchase.

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Life/Get to Know YOU’RE A MOM, A WIFE, AND AN ENTREPRENEUR. WHERE DID YOU FIND THE INSPIRATION TO START YOUR HOME-BASED, ONLINE BUSINESS? Milk and

Honey started in August of 2012, and it all happened pretty much by accident. I was living in Little Rock, and we had just moved into a new house that included an extra little room that had sort of unintentionally turned into a craft room. I had always enjoyed creating personalized tees for my sons and began doing more of that once I had a little space to spread out and work, but I had never really considered actually selling shirts or starting a business. I designed a shirt for myself for the first time, and when I posted a photo on Instagram, friends began asking if they could buy them from me. People were so encouraging and I thought, “Why not try to do this?” My husband, Josh, and I applied for a business license and set up shop completely on a whim!

WHAT DESIGNS DID YOU USE FOR YOUR FIRST T-SHIRTS? Many of my first designs involved the state of Arkansas, and I also created personalized kids’ tees for holidays and birthdays. My designs have completely evolved over the years, both as far as the process and the style. TODAY, YOUR SHIRTS CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH YOUR ONLINE SHOP, AND YOU ALSO OCCASIONALLY APPEAR AT POP-UP SHOPS NATIONWIDE.

Yes, I have been to Dallas to do a pop-up shop with The Popcast with Knox and Jamie, and I’m getting ready to head to Austin for one with podcaster Jamie Ivey of The Happy Hour. I have designs in my shop that were created specially for these podcasters, who have turned into friends and great supporters of Milk and Honey.

MANY OF YOUR TEES ALSO HAVE FAITH-BASED MESSAGES OR DESIGNS.

Yes, as a believer and follower of Christ, my faith impacts everything I do and every decision I make, so my work is certainly no exception. Our family considers Milk and Honey to be both a business and a ministry, and our ultimate goal is to use this business to glorify God and to bless others. One way I do that is by designing tees with words and images from scripture or inspiring quotes or song lyrics. Most of the time I like it to be very subtle, and I often hear from customers that their tees make great conversation starters, which I love!

WE HEAR THAT GIVING BACK ALSO PLAYS A PART IN YOUR BUSINESS. DO YOU PARTNER WITH A SPECIFIC GROUP OR CHARITY? Overall, we run a

give-back model with our business. More specifically, we help support a program in Rwanda through Africa New Life called the Dream Beauty Academy. This is a vocational training program for impoverished and under-educated women. Through the Academy they are taught a marketable skill, provided a safe and educational daycare program for their children, and set up to start their own businesses or become employed after completing the program. Every Milk and Honey purchase helps to fund the Dream Beauty Academy and even provides the women with lunch every day—which, for many of them, might be the only meal they have that day. I have seen and heard firsthand how Africa New Life and the Dream Beauty Academy are changing the lives of these women and their families, and our family is truly honored and humbled to be able to play a part in that through our own business.

DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW COLLECTIONS ROLLING OUT THIS FALL AND WINTER?

I am loving a new line of products that one of our best suppliers released for this fall, so lately I have been hard at work creating new designs using that line. They have a high-end boutique feel, and I’m constantly on a mission to show our customers that T-shirts and sweatshirts aren’t just meant for the gym and pajama days! It’s also time to start thinking about Christmas, believe it or not, so I’m working on a couple of holiday designs and getting all of our collections fine-tuned for that season.

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Exciting Upcoming SchEdUlE of EvEntS September 11th – 16th Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show October 3rd Shop the Old & New Downtown until 7:00 p.m. October 28th Downtown Merchants’ Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off November 5th Christmas Open House 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. November 25th Small Business Saturday November 30th Magnolia – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade & SAU Celebration of Lights December 8th - 9th Merrytime in Magnolia Downtown Square - 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Life/Discover BAR-J RANCH

PHOTOGRAPHY: MATT JOHNSON

No more than 10 miles outside El Dorado is Bar-J Ranch, an authentic horse and cattle ranch that would make the perfect family getaway. Whether you're an overnight guest or just in the area for the day, there’s plenty to keep you busy at this 350-acre ranch. GUIDED TRAIL RIDES

Embrace your inner cowboy for a one-hour ride around the grounds on horseback. HIGH ROPE AND ZIPLINE

Challenge yourself to tip-toe across the high rope or take a trip down the 400-foot zipline. FISHING

Well-stocked ponds are open for catch-and-release fishing, and Bar-J Ranch offers rod rentals if needed.

EL DORADO & MAGNOLIA

IF YOU’RE CRAVING A SMALL-TOWN VIBE WITH BIG-TIME EVENTS, HEAD SOUTH. EL DORADO AND MAGNOLIA OFFER EXCEPTIONAL DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT, UNIQUE SHOPPING, AND A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY. AT THE RATE THESE SMALL TOWNS ARE GROWING, YOU'LL NEED TO PLAN MORE THAN ONE VISIT TO KEEP UP.

BE HERE OR BE SQUARE THE MAGNOLIA SQUARE oozes charm any day of the week but we’ve got a list of events that you’ll want to mark on the calendar. This month, you can take in the Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off on October 28th. Aside from bowls and bowls of chili, there will be a pie contest, costume contest, scavenger hunt, and pumpkin patch. The month of May brings The Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off—found on USA Today & Food Network’s list of the “10 Best Food Festivals.” While strolling the square, visit what is believed to be the oldest bakery in Arkansas. Magnolia Bake Shop opened its doors in 1928 and has been in the same family for the last 89 years.

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MURPHY ARTS DISTRICT

For years, events like MusicFest El Dorado and the El Dorado Film Festival have given Union County clout as an arts destination. But the recent completion of Phase 1 of El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District, MAD, is about to put the south Arkansas town on the map in a way it hasn’t experienced since its 1920s oil boom. New facilities mean ample opportunities for locals and tourists to experience world-class art.

WHAT ELSE IS MAD IN THE DISTRICT?

Believe it or not, there's even more to look forward to once Phase 2 of the Murphy Arts District is complete, like: THE PLAYSCAPE, the largest outdoor play area for children in the state. THE GRIFFIN RESTAURANT, a farm-to-table restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner. A 10,000 SQUARE-FOOT ART GALLERY for exhibitions of photography, paintings, and sculpture.

MAD BY THE NUMBERS

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The lineup included headliners Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Train, ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Ludacris, Migos, and Smokey Robinson.

2,400 which will be able to accommodate traveling Broadway shows, concerts, and private events such as weddings and conventions.

52 in the Griffin Auto Building’s 300-seat cabaret-style performance hall.

217,800 which will play host to concerts, film screenings, festivals, and a seasonal farmers market.

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EXPLORE THE ARTS IN MAGNOLIA

Magnolia Arts began as a non-profit in 1963 with its main event being the Side Walk Art Show at the Blossom Festival. Now, they infuse culture into Magnolia year-round with art shows, music classes, theater productions, and even free indoor and outdoor movies. The All Hallows Art Gala, a production of "Babes In Toyland," and a New Year's Eve murder mystery dinner are just a few more events scheduled for the end of 2017. See the full schedule online at magnoliaarts.net.


Life/Discover

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES IN EL DORADO & MAGNOLIA

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SYDNEY MURPHY

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NOTES FROM A NATIVE Sydney Murphy began her formal design career in El Dorado in 1971. Forty-six years later, she shares some of her design and hometown favorites with us.

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Life/Flavor

WARM UP TO

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CHEF’S NOTE For those in the “beans belong in the chili” camp, add one or two 16-ounce cans of pinto beans, chili ranch-style beans, or your favorite variety. If the chili needs to be thicker, strain off the bean liquid; otherwise, add it with the beans.

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CONTAIN YOURSELF JENNIFER GIBSON AT THE GOOD EARTH GARDEN CENTER PROVIDES ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANTING MIXED CONTAINERS MEANT FOR ARKANSAS AUTUMNS

Neon Algerian Ivy

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Life/Garden

S T O R Y: S T E P H A N I E M A X W E L L P H O T O G R A P H Y: R E T T P E E K

‘Emerald Green’ Arborvitae

Croton ‘Petra’

PLANT HIGHLIGHT

The Croton ‘Petra’ provides a gorgeous pop of fall color with oranges, reds, and yellows that will tie in nicely with surrounding foliage as the leaves change. In addition, new leaves in the ‘Caramel’ coral bells are bright gold and turn to a peachy orange as they mature, making it a “perfect plant for fall containers and landscaping plantings,” Gibson says. KEEP IT COZY

The thin walls of metal planters like the one pictured don’t have much insulation, which is necessary to protect your plants from extreme temperatures. Easy fix: Gibson says lining the inside with bubble wrap or foam board cut to fit will do the trick. 'Caramel' Coral Bells

FUTURE FLORA

After a couple of seasons in a planter, plan to transfer the arborvitae to belowground landscape. In the spring, move the coral bells and the ivy to a shadier spot.

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‘Taylor’s Perfection’ Camellia

PLANT HIGHLIGHT

The ‘Taylor’s Perfection’ camellia, a broadleaf evergreen shrub, provides height and contrasting texture with the surrounding low, denser plants. The camellia blooms into lovely pale pink blossoms in winter. FALL GREENERY

This combination is dependable through the season and into the winter: “Although coral bells are summer-blooming, herbaceous perennials, in container plantings they often remain semi-evergreen,” Gibson says.

Variegated Liriope

Autumn Fern

DURABLE YET MOBILE

Because a pottery planter like this one is lighter than concrete but still very durable, it’s great “for gardeners who like to move things around from year to year,” Gibson says. FUTURE FLORA

Autumn ferns grow to be three to four feet tall and wide; they will need to be transplanted into the ground eventually.

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‘Georgia Peach’ Coral Bells


Life/Garden

PLANT HIGHLIGHT

Variegated privet is a natural choice for containers due to the way it grows. “The small leaves are light green with cream-white edges, and when the light hits it and it moves in a breeze, it really is eye-catching,” Gibson says.

Variegated Privet

LINE THE BOTTOM

The thick walls of this concrete urn provide plenty of insulation for plant roots during extreme temperatures. However, Gibson does suggest adding several inches of drainage rock at the bottom of the planter to improve water drainage.

‘Caramel’ Coral Bells

‘ELECTRIC’ ACCENT

English Ivy ‘Electric Plum’ Coral Bells

“‘Electric Plum’ coral bells are a new one for us, and the colors are magnificent!” Gibson says. “New leaves emerge black then lighten to an almost iridescent purple with dramatic black veins.” FUTURE FLORA

‘Goldilocks’ Creeping Jenny

Once it warms up next spring, the coral bells and ivy will need to be transitioned to a shadier spot, while the privet—like the rest of us—will want to soak up the sun.

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On occasions when you want to bring a little of the outdoors inside, you really don’t have to look any further than your backyard for inspiration. Gibson created this fall bouquet in a matter of minutes and is adamant that anyone can do the same. “If you’re in a last-minute position, you don’t necessarily have to go to the store and buy a bouquet,” she says. “Especially in the fall and spring, there are a lot of interesting things going on in the landscape.” Here, she used PeeGee hydrangeas, ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum, silverberry, ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia, ‘Red Head’ fountain grass plumes, ‘Ruby’ loropetalum, ‘Henry’s Garnet’ sweetspire, Cleyera japonica, ‘Ebony Fire’ crape myrtle, cranberry cotoneaster, and a little ‘Climax’ blueberry. “Some of these plants may not last a long time once cut,” Gibson notes, “but for quick color at a lastminute gathering, they are perfect.”

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Life/Fashion

COZY UP TO AUTUMN WITH STYLISH SWEATERS AND OUTERWEAR IN FASHION’S MOST TIMELESS HUES

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ROPA Vince cable-knit turtleneck sweater and fur-trim bomber jacket with AMO jeans with piping detail and Vince Highbury bootie Ropa Boutique, Rogers, (479) 273-0022

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ROMANCE DIAMOND CO. Marco Bicego “Paradise” necklace, single strand bracelet, and drop earrings Romance Diamond Co., Fayetteville, (479) 443-9289, romancediamond.com Clothing provided by Feinstein’s.

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PANDORA Entwined bangle, open bangle, and enamel bangle in sterling silver; gray braided doubleleather charm bracelet with silver and rose gold Geometric Radiance charms; rose gold Smooth Pandora clasp bracelet; sterling silver charm necklaces with silver and rose gold Happiness charms; Hearts of Pandora Halo Ring, Hearts of Pandora rose gold rings, rose gold Droplets ring, For Eternity rings in Sterling silver Pandora, Little Rock, (501) 663-9800 Clothing provided by Accessory Gallery.

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ACCESSORY GALLERY Tribal cowl neck tunic, LyssĂŠ coated moto legging and Charleston Shoe Company boots with a Simon Sebbag Designs bracelet, necklace, and earrings Accessory Gallery, Hot Springs, (501) 321-9168

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FEINSTEIN’S Luisa Cerano bomber jacket, sweater and jeans accessorized with a Lafayette 148 New York necklace and Frances Valentine crossbody bag Feinstein’s, Little Rock, (501) 664-7330, feinsteins.com

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KRISTIN CHASE 525 America bell-sleeve sweater and Tractr gray jeans with an Electric Picks choker and gold hoop earrings Kristin Chase, Little Rock, (501) 663-1665

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MUST-HAVES Jon Hart monogram bag

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G. Spinelli gold and silver chain necklaces

G. Spinelli, Sherwood, (501) 993-4820, gspinelli.com Clothing provided by Tulips.

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TULIPS Sail to Sable fleece pullover and Citizens of Humanity Rocket Hi-Lo Hem jean accessorized with a Look silk scarf on a Woeko handbag and tortoise beaded earrings Tulips, Little Rock, (501) 614-7343

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Home DOWNTOWN S T YLE

PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK

An eclectic mix of gold accents and glassware fill the coffee table of this downtown Little Rock condo. Turn the page to read the full story.

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SKY HIGH BLUES

INSPIRED BY A PALETTE OF BLUES AND A BREATHTAKING VIEW, BEAR HILL INTERIORS DESIGNS A DREAMY DOWNTOWN LITTLE ROCK CONDO FOR A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

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esigner Kevin Walsh and his client A nna Pambianchi were no strangers when they came together to find and renovate a Little Rock condo. In fact, the two go way back. “I have known her family for probably 15 years. Anna was a little girl when I started working with her mother on their family’s house in McGehee, so she has literally grown up with us,” Walsh says. Because of their longstanding relationship, Pambianchi and her mother, Amanda, consulted Walsh about the selection of a condo as well as its renovation. Convenience and safety were top priorities for the young professional. “She wanted to be able to walk to downtown restaurants but also be able to walk away when she wanted to head out of town to Fayetteville or New Orleans for the weekend,” says Walsh. This particular building, River Market Tower, checked those boxes and also gave Pambianchi— and her parents—peace of mind in terms of safety. “There is a code and doorman at this building so it felt very safe,” notes designer William Lendermon, who worked alongside Walsh on the project.

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A gold Kelly Wearstler for Circa Lighting chandelier adds a sense of glamour to the dining area. Facing page: The entry hints at the condo’s layered design, which marries industrial elements—such as concrete flooring—with polished pieces.

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SHE LIKES A LITTLE BIT OF GLAMOUR MIXED IN WITH THE URBAN ASPECT.”

After finding the perfect space, Anna was thrilled to be working with the Bear Hill team once again to create an urban retreat in the two-bedroom, two-bath unit. Anna gathered some inspiration shots to share with Walsh and Lendermon prior to beginning the renovation. “She was drawn to blue and a lot of gray and white so that’s sort of how the look developed,” Walsh says. “She likes a contemporary, layered look—which is what we do,” he adds. This style is apparent from the moment you first walk into the entry corridor, where a concrete accent wall, abstract art, and Venetian glass accents sit atop a mirrored chest. Concrete floors were an existing feature throughout the space that the designers chose to use to their advantage, mixing complementary elements that play nicely with what’s seen underfoot. Similarly, Walsh notes that one paint color was used in all the rooms, in an effort to make them feel spacious and also direct the focus to the downtown view seen through the condo’s numerous windows. The kitchen area received a complete remodel. Removing a second entrance to the guest bedroom (along the kitchen’s back wall) allowed for the creation of a floor-to-ceiling pantry, providing a designated space for the microwave as well as additional dish storage. To keep with the streamlined look, Walsh and Lendermon chose to use statuary marble for both the countertop and the backsplash. “I think it’s kind of interesting when you have deep veining in a marble to take it up the wall—it adds a little drama,” Lendermon says. “And also the simplicity of it keeps the kitchen feeling open and spacious,” Walsh says. At the island’s end, a built-in bar doubles as a china hutch, complete with glassfront doors to display Anna’s collection of blue, white, and gold barware and serving pieces. “She likes a little bit of glamour mixed in with the urban aspect. It’s definitely a polished look for a younger set,” Walsh says.

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This juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary conveys throughout the dining and den areas in the openconcept space. For example, a modern glass-top table pairs with chairs that have a classic silhouette in the dining area while an acrylic coffee table and overdyed rug blend seamlessly with a tufted-back sofa and gourd lamps. “She has a number of fashion books and collected objects and some of these are on display but overall the design is very clean,” Walsh says. The designer also notes that the room is set so floral arrangements can be easily added for a quick transition or re-fresh when the homeowner entertains. “Anna has a vision for herself,” Walsh says. “She enjoyed working on this with her mother and incorporating some traditional roots, but also wanted the space to be a true reflection of her style.”

Design Resources Interior design Kevin Walsh and William Lendermon, Bear Hill Interiors Accessories Bear Hill Interiors and Cobblestone & Vine Appliances Metro Appliances & More Art Ashley Saer Art and Bear Hill Interiors Bedding, fabrics, fixtures, furniture, lighting, mirrors, and rugs Bear Hill Interiors Cabinetry Duke Custom Cabinets Countertops All Natural Stone Hardware PC Hardware Paint Sherwin-Williams Tile—kitchen Acme Brick, Tile & Stone

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Featuring the same palette as the guest room, but with an emphasis on blues, the master bedroom houses a luxurious king-sized bed that is paired with a vintage chandelier and abstract art. Facing page: Walsh notes that the guest bedroom is a mix of high and low pieces, including a West Elm bed fitted with Matouk bedding. The artwork is by Tennessee artist Kayce Hughes.

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A CENTRAL ARKANSAS FAMILY CREATES A WEEKEND RETREAT IN DOWNTOWN FAYETTEVILLE THAT’S PRIMED FOR ENTERTAINING, CELEBRATING, AND GIVING BACK October 2017 | athomearkansas.com 59


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esigner Becky Charton has what some may refer to as an out-of-thebox approach to design: She puts relationships first. “Our style is very personal, and I tell my clients that we go on a journey of self-realization together,” the owner of North Little Rock-based Table Setters, Inc. says. Perhaps because of this, Charton has developed a handful of clients—which she laughingly refers to as “lifers”—who she works with time and time again. This group includes Conway businessman Todd Ross and his wife, Kristie. “More than a decade ago, Todd called me and said he liked what I had done in another commercial office and asked if I could help him with his office,” Charton says. From there, she worked on the couple’s personal home, as well as several other properties before tackling this high-rise weekend retreat located in the heart of Fayetteville in The Dickson. Here’s how they combined four separate units to create a welcoming space for entertaining with a flair for all things Razorback.

THEY ARE REALLY SOME OF THE MOST STYLISH PEOPLE I KNOW. THEY LET ME TAKE RISKS.”

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CLEVER CONSTRUCTION

Uniting four condominiums may seem as simple as tearing down a few walls; however, staircases, chases, and utility locations made for more than a few challenges. Charton saw these as opportunities rather than obstacles. Perhaps the most unconventional feature is an under-condo wine cellar (housed in the stairwell of one of the former individual units) with a glass ceiling that looks upward into the dining area. “They are really some of the most stylish people I know. They let me take risks,” the designer says. Charton also wanted to make sure the family—and their guests—took full advantage of the property’s sweeping view, which boasts Old Main to left and Mount Sequoyah to right. “When you come in the space is kind of moody and dark so we wanted to direct you to the light at the front of the unit,” she notes. Additionally, to get plumbing and electrical to all the spaces, the entire center of the condo is raised, meaning you step down to access individual rooms. HOG PRIDE

It’s hard to imagine a getaway home in the heart of Fayetteville not paying homage to “The Hill.” Charton notes that the Rosses’ daughter Sydnie attended the University of Arkansas and the family has “always been involved in the athletic foundation and been supporters of the University.” To showcase their pride, the designer incorporated nods to the Razorbacks and the institution throughout the spacious retreat. “We wanted to celebrate the University without being too cheeky. That was one of our goals—to do it without there being logos everywhere,” she says. Small touches carry the theme throughout the space: in the wine cellar, red sconces and LED lights allude to the school colors; an installation of white snouts on the fireplace call to mind the mascot; and a red WPS monogram on the chair at Kristie’s dressing vanity is a nod to the beloved Woo Pig Sooie chant. REPEAT AFTER ME

An abundance of repeated elements—fabrics, furnishings, hues, and materials—give the condo the feel of a hospitality space. “I wanted people to say, ‘Is this a personal space or an entertaining space?’” the designer notes. The repetition starts with a continuous palette, which is most apparent in the kitchen, wet bar, dining area, and living room. Specifically, the kitchen features white, gray, red, and wood tones that match all the leather furnishings. “We worked with Andi Stephens at Kitchen Distributors on all of the Wood-Mode cabinetry. She’s very fast; she gets it and likes to try new things with her product,” Charton says of the kitchen designer. Aside from the palette, specific features appear again and again in these areas: wood grain cabinetry (seen in the kitchen, wet bar, and along the TV wall), hide-on-hair furnishings, the continued use of multiple (and often overscale) light fixtures, crisp, white high-gloss surfaces, and tan leather seating options.

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MEANINGFUL PIECES

Harking back to the personal aspect of Charton’s designs, she likes to make sure her clients have the opportunity to select a few of their space’s special pieces. On a shopping trip with the designer, Kristie found a red glass piece that reminded her of a hog. The piece is now prominently displayed in the kitchen. She also spotted the wooden barstools that now grace the wet bar, knowing they were just what the space needed. Aside from décor elements that represent the owners’ personal taste, an art installation speaks to a more intrinsic quality. “Since the Rosses are such givers and truly wanted this space to be one for others to enjoy, we wanted to speak to that somewhere in the design,” Charton says. She collaborated with Fayetteville artist Brian Hill to convey this. “We went back and forth, and we came up with the idea that giving is a multiplier. When you give it blesses someone, and they can pay it forward,” Charton explains. To represent this idea, the art installation— which greets guests at the front entry— features four groups of stainless steel balls. The first includes three balls to represent Todd, Kristie, and Sydnie. The next features six balls, the third 12, and the fourth and final one has 24, including a larger ball to represent Sydnie’s husband, Sean. “We call it The Giving Wall. It’s really understated yet meaningful,” Charton says of the piece that beautifully represents the idea of giving that the owners wanted to relay with their space.

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LOCAL FAVORITES

ARKANSAS— Each month, we ask you—our valued readers—to share your top picks for everything from kitchen and bath professionals to boutiques.

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— O W N E D E AT E R I E S This month, we’re taking a look at your favorite Arkansas eateries. Here’s who made the list:

MCCLARD’S BAR-B-Q, Hot Springs MYLO COFFEE CO., Little Rock NORTH BAR, North Little Rock OCEAN’S AT ARTHUR’S, Little Rock PASTA GRILL, Conway and Russellville PESTO CAFÉ, Fayetteville PETIT & KEET, Little Rock RADUNO BRICK OVEN & BARROOM, Little Rock RED DOOR, Little Rock SAMANTHA’S TAP ROOM & WOOD GRILL, Little Rock SŌ RESTAURANT, Little Rock SONNY WILLIAMS’ STEAK ROOM, Little Rock SOUTH ON MAIN, Little Rock STIRRED CATERING & COFFEE, Van Buren STONEHOUSE AT CHAFFEE CROSSING, Fort Smith TABLE MESA BISTRO, Bentonville TACO MAMA, Hot Springs TACOS 4 LIFE, Benton, Conway, Fayetteville, and Little Rock THE FADED ROSE, Little Rock THE FOLD, Little Rock THE HIVE AT 21C, Bentonville SEE MORE ONLINE! THE PANTRY CREST, Little Rock Visit athomearkansas.com to view the full list THE PANTRY, Little Rock of nominees. THE PREACHER’S SON, Bentonville THE ROOT CAFE, Little Rock THEO’S, Fayetteville TRIO’S RESTAURANT, Little Rock ZAZA FINE SALAD & WOOD OVEN PIZZA CO., Conway and Little Rock

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Planning to walk or run in this year’s Komen Race for the CureŽ? Add an extra layer of warmth or protection from the elements with a bright pink anorak that features a zippered pouch and can be embroidered with your monogram. Mrs. Polka Dot, Little Rock, (501) 603-5177, mrspolkadot.net

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A Look Back

In honor of At Home in Arkansas’s 20th anniversary, we’re revisiting some of our most-loved stories and rooms from the past. This month, we’re sharing our picks for spaces that live large—even if they have minimal square footage.

OCTOBER 2016

OCTOBER 2013

“I love, love, love the color scheme in this adorable Heights bungalow designed by Bear Hill Interiors. Those teals, blues, and grays are to die for. The clean lines and light hues really open up the small space and make it seem like a cozy, happy home.” —STEPHANIE MAXWELL, EDITOR

OCTOBER 2013

“I remember being inspired by Daniel Keeley’s personal home when we published it in 2013. This successful landscape designer took a fresh approach to renovating his 1,000-square-foot cottage indoors and out. Despite its minimal square footage, it is full of creative ideas and stylish finishes for a small space.” —LAURA LARUE, SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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“I love the concept of functional living in a smaller space without compromising your personal style. Anna Cottrell and Pam Nolen were the perfect designing duo in this project! The space planning makes the home feel spacious while you can still see so much of Anna’s personality in the decor.” —MEGAN BEARD, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

OCTOBER 2015

“Lance Johnston’s family downsized significantly when they moved into a 1907 Queen Anne farmhouse. Their aesthetic is cozy and charming, and I admire how they kept and highlighted the historic character. However, their description of renovating with the intent to promote togetherness and not waste any space might be the most charming part— a perfect example of living large in a small space.” —LAUREN CERRATO, ART DIRECTOR


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