Barbi and Nolan Rushing’s beautiful antique-filled countryside estate can be found in our April issue and the outdoors are equally enchanting. Our color inspiration comes from the beautiful ‘Peggy Martin’ roses that frame their patio seating area. These roses are named after a New Orleans Garden Club member who discovered this variety and was the only one at her home that survived Hurricane Katrina. “I grew up in the Heights, but I have always loved gardening and we had a longing to move outside the city,” says Barbi. The home’s garden features more than 200 rose bushes, including many David Austin roses. ‘Old Blush’ rose bushes are abundant on the property. This is the setting the couple has dreamed of inhabiting for years. Be sure to read the full story online here or find a copy of our April issue on newsstands.
Designer Barbi Rushing’s countryside estate just outside of Little Rock is filled with beautiful antiques. From the moment you walk through the front door, you’ll realize every piece is not only beautiful, but meaningful as well. The home was built to encompass a set of antique French trumeau doors that lead into the dining room. The bronze doré chandelier hanging over the table belonged to Barbi’s grandmother. And, the center tablecloth was made specifically for luncheons her mother hosted. Along with the family pieces handed down over the years, Barbi effortlessly mixes in pieces she has found using her own artful eye. “I have always loved antiques and beautiful pieces, and I believe all pretty things go together,” says Rushing. Read the whole story online here or find a copy of the April issue on newsstands.