In our December 2023 issue, we share Erin and Josh Wilson’s classic Clarksville home decked for the holidays. Here, get the recipe for the family’s pistachio cake, a special tradition passed down from Erin’s great-grandmother. Read more of our December 2023 issue here.
We’ve rounded up forthcoming and recent book releases we look forward to adding to our libraries. Take a look!
1 Pennsylvania-based designer Betsy Wentz’s first book, Design Happy: Colorful Homes for the Modern Family, is an inspiring take on practical solutions for casual, comfortable living, complete with design lessons and pro tips. Available February 21 from Gibbs Smith.
2 Now based on the West Coast, New Orleans native Suzanne Rheinstein still calls on Southern influence throughout her design, which is evident in the projects photographed for her third book, Suzanne Rheinstein: Welcoming Elegance. Available March 21 from Rizzoli.
3 The Joy of Home is Alabama interior designer Ashley Gilbreath’s first book. Readers are invited to tour homes across the South, including Gilbreath’s own beach house, to soak in the designer’s fresh take on traditional design. Available April 17 from Gibbs Smith.
4 Charm School: The Schumacher Guide to Traditional Decorating for Today is a handbook for all who live for the quintessential design brand’s fabric and wallpaper patterns. The tome showcases more than 250 rooms from iconic names such as Mario Buatta and Sister Parish. Available March 8 from The Monacelli Press.
5 McAlpine: Romantic Modernism explores the marriage of architecture, interiors, and landscape design through work by Bobby McAlpine’s acclaimed firm, which has offices in Atlanta, Montgomery, Nashville, and New York City. This is McAlpine’s fourth book. Available April 4 from Rizzoli.
6 In Arranging Things, New York stylist Colin King and editor Sam Cochran team up to offer insights about composing vignettes, styling bookshelves, and working within scale, palette, texture, and proportion. Available March 14 from Rizzoli.
What new interior design books are on your list? Let us know!
In our January/February 2023 issue, home chef Marquis Brown gave us a taste of his talent with a recipe for a homemade raspberry tart. Here, he shares the how-to for his avocado salsa, a favorite for spicing up a breakfast favorites such as huevos rancheros. Click here to read “Test Kitchen” from our January/February issue.
Prepare a pitcher of the Orchard Fizz for your next fall gathering
In our October issue, designer Shayla Copas shared her tips for entertaining outdoors in the fall. One of those was suggestions was to serve a batch-made cocktail. Here, she gives us the recipe for the crowd-pleasing Orchard Fizz, a crisp, fruity drink perfect for enjoying with friends. …
Get ready for tailgate season with Sweet Greens Vegan’s Spinach Dip recipe
In our August issue, Shakayla Scott talked with us about her passion for creating delicious and healthy meatless dishes and shared the recipe for her Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Sliders. Now, she’s delighting us with another recipe perfect for tailgates and fall gatherings: a vegan spinach dip. Read on for the ingredients and instructions to whip up a batch in your kitchen….
In our May 2021 issue, we shared the story about how Katie and Elvis Opriş came to operate Brothers Honey Co. in Conway—and how they fell in love with bees along the way. While bees may get a bad rap for their stingers, they play a vital role in keeping our ecosystem (and our gardens!) diverse and healthy. You don’t have to take up beekeeping to help sustain a healthy environment for these hardworking anthropods. “People would be surprised probably to know how many people around them may have a hive, or how many hives may be in a three-mile radius of them,” Katie says. “There are lots of ways anyone can help.”
Here, she and Elvis share four tips for creating a more bee-friendly atmosphere around your home.
In our December issue, the owners of Conway’s Park Hill Home store, Charlie Groppetti and Todd Smith, shared their recipes for Cranberry Spritzer Punch and a Turkey and Swiss Puffed Pastry. Today, they’re adding one more dish to the holiday mix with their spin on a Southern staple, chicken salad. This recipe uses Arkansas-made Lambrecht Gourmet Sweet and Spicy Glazed Pecans for an added dose of Natural State flavor. Serve this as an appetizer before supper or as part of a lunch menu.
6 roasted chicken breast, chopped
1 cup Lambrecht Gourmet Sweet and Spicy Glazed Pecans
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
salt and pepper, to taste
salad greens, for serving
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except salad greens. Chill in the fridge for at least one hour. Arrange salad greens on a platter and place chicken salad mixture on top. Garnish with apple slices or pecans, if desired. Will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in an airtight container.
In our December issue, Charlie Groppetti and Todd Smith shared tips for creating a fresh holiday garland. If you’re planning to make your own version, follow those instructions along with a little help from this instructional video. Share your creation on Instagram, and don’t forget to tag us (@athomearkansas)! We’d love to see how you personalize your holiday garland.
Read the original story from our December 2020 issue here.
In our Kitchens & Baths Issue, we featured the stunning kitchen and entertaining area of the Reemsten family designed by Jill White Designs. What you didn’t see in the issue were the before photos, which depict much more closed-off living spaces and a heavier aesthetic. “We wanted to lighten the space, open it up, and make it user-friendly for our family,” Noel Reemsten said of her goals for the transformation. Read on to see before photos paired with images from the story. Click here to read the full story.
KITCHEN | The doorway on the left was removed, closing off to create a “pretty pantry” as a focal point of the kitchen. The flooring, ceiling treatment, cabinetry, appliances, hardware, and kitchen island were all updated to reflect the family’s cool Colorado/California inspiration….
In our September issue, designer Krista Lewis shared the story of the renovation of Drs. Kimberly and Kirk Reynolds’s kitchen and bath. Here, she shares the “before” photos of the transformation, which included structural as well as style changes. Read on to see all the pics, along with an updated floor of the residence.…