In this month’s October issue, Joshua Plumlee with Cobblestone & Vine shakes up traditional design for a Little Rock fun-loving family. Plumlee uses color, art, and custom furnishings throughout the home and in the process writes his own rules on traditional design. In the guest room, seen here, Plumlee chose a deep aubergine for the walls, which is the perfect backdrop for the room’s white and gold art, furnishings, and accessories. “They love interesting art; they love color,” says Plumlee of the homeowners. The result of this whole-home transformation is a moody and glamorous–yet inviting–home that delights in its own eccentricities and offers a unique take on traditional home decor. We’ve gathered a few things to help you get the look in your own home. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the new October issue on newsstands.
Happy October! In this month’s new issue, we share new takes on traditional design. This week’s Room of the Week features a Little Rock family who turned to designer Joshua Plumlee at Cobblestone & Vine to help bridge the gap between the classic look of their Heights home and their distinctive style. The front entry, seen above, is one of our favorite spaces. The interior of the front door and its surround are painted black to draw attention to its shapeliness and to add drama, while a Chinese Chippendale chair and an X-bench with traditional silhouettes are updated with fresh design details and fabrics. Plumlee used color, art, and custom furnishings to make the home a reflection of its fun-loving owners. We’ve gathered a few items to help you get the look, but contact Plumlee for all your design questions. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the new October issue on newsstands.
This week’s Room of the Week is a Little Rock riverfront master bath remodel that is a showstopper. With floor-to-ceiling tile, it gives these homeowners an elegant, spa-like retreat. Designers Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver of Massimo Interior Design began the project with a cramped and confining space. The team worked with the 13-foot room width and placed the bath in a deep bay, with picture windows on three sides. Extended closets and space for the toilet were added behind the shower, which allowed for an entirely open and symmetrical room design. Identical floating Wenge wood vanities are situated opposite one another, and the mirror hanging above each reflects the river, further enhancing the expansive feeling of the space. We don’t think they missed one detail. We’ve hunted the web and gathered a few items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
Our Kitchen & Bath issue is packed full of design inspiration and this kitchen features a sleek design that is big on style. For homeowner Diann Hurley, who had recently downsized, a simple style with abundant storage was high priority, so she traded lower cabinets for drawers. A trio of beaded pendants from Lighting Emporium brings in the room’s red accent color along with a touch of glamour. Sleek, wood-and-metal barstools offer low seating without disturbing the view into the adjacent den. Both the embossed crocodile countertops and the articulating faucet—which is operated with a joy stick—are conversation starters on the kitchen’s large island. We’ve gathered a few items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
Fayetteville homeowner Erin Bridges called upon designer Chris Goddard’s expertise after old man winter caused an unexpected bathroom renovation. Goddard, owner of Goddard Design Group, was already familiar with Bridges’ “classic, but with a twist” personal style, so he created a chic, sleek space with a transitional style. “I repeated several variations of three shapes–a circle, a twist, and a graphic line–to give the space layers and keep the eye moving,” Goddard explains. Pops of gold along with bold artwork add a touch of yellow—homeowner Erin Bridges’ favorite color—to the otherwise gray and white bath. The room’s style factor increased exponentially after this renovation, thanks to Goddard. Follow the links to shop the look with us. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September “Kitchen & Bath” issue on newsstands.
Our September “Kitchen & Bath” issue is out and we’re jumping right in with our first Room of the Week feature showcasing our beautiful and bold cover shot. For homeowners Randy and Lydia James, building houses is a way of life. For more than 26 years, the couple has been working together building homes for Arkansans, so when it came to creating their own dream residence they had a few ideas in mind. “Because we’ve built so many homes we knew what we didn’t want–and we didn’t want it to be too formal,” says Lydia. The Jameses worked with designer Miguel Newberg of M. N’Teriors on the project. Rich green cabinetry is the focal point, while the kitchen is full of functional details like the touch-release faucet and dish-washing and refrigeration drawers. Plus, the large island and separate breakfast table offer plenty of seating and work great for entertaining. Newberg refers to the space as “casual, welcoming, and family-oriented.” Read the full story online here or find a copy of the September issue on newsstands.
A neutral palette makes for a peaceful retreat for Little Rock designer and homeowner Amber Doggett. Over five years, she and her husband gathered inspiration for the design of their family’s new Benton home. “At this point in my life,” says Doggett, “I really felt like I needed a place that’s calming and tranquil.” She included dressy details in the master bedroom, from the scalloped lattice pattern on the draperies to the gold and ivory Lili Alessandra damask coverlet and the mirrored detail on the tufted headboard. We’ve gathered items to help you get the look. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the August issue on newsstands.
We’re crazy about the bold patterns and color used in this teen girl’s newly redesigned bedroom. Little Rock designer Tobi Fairley appreciates the value of allowing children to have input in their spaces. She used a floral pattern by Rubie Green Textiles throughout this lucky teen’s pink-and-black bedroom. Fairley also chose FLOR tiles over wall-to-wall carpet. It adds a graphic element, while also allowing the homeowners the ease of replacing them one by one as needed. “Kids are hard on bedding, so this is not the place to splurge,” says Fairley, who sourced easy-to-find brands such as Pottery Barn Kids to outfit the bedrooms. Go shopping with us! Read the full story online here or find a copy of the August issue on newsstands now.
It’s almost the weekend and if you’re planning to do any remodeling or decorating, this French-Country inspired kitchen might just be the inspiration you need! To homeowner and interior designer Amber Doggett, tranquility at home is a top priority. She uses a low-contrast color palette of light neutrals, which creates a serene atmosphere throughout her home. In the kitchen, the island is finished in an aqua tone, posing a restrained—yet playful—contrast to the rest of the cabinetry. They also used accessories minimally with a point to not fill up the house with a lot of stuff. Get the look with our product roundup or contact Doggett through her store, Vivid Designs in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center in West Little Rock. Find the full story online here or grab a copy of the new August issue on newsstands now.
It’s Room of the Week time! Little Rock homeowners called upon friend and designer Tobi Fairley to renovate their small cottage to an accommodating home full of bright ideas. Fairley worked with Carolyn Lindsey of Yeary Lindsey Architects to open the kitchen and add a new master suite (seen above), office, powder room, and utility space. This master bedroom definitely stands out with its graphic curtains, stylish furnishings, and the Lucite ceiling fan, which is a favorite of designer Tobi Fairley’s (and our’s too!). This busy family of eight each needed a place to relax at the end of the day and this new master suite is just what they envisioned. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the new August issue on newsstands now.