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.
In our August issue, we featured the home of interior designer Amber Doggett. Her rustic, French Country style incorporates lots of furnishings and accent pieces that have a gracefully weathered and aged look about them. When it came to the walls, cabinetry, and other surfaces in her newly constructed home, she wanted to create the same historical atmosphere. So, she called on Tracy Rivers of Angelfish Studio to help her achieve a deep patina throughout the house.
Rivers did an especially masterful job of this in the kitchen, and we wanted to give you an up-close look at the cabinetry details.
See? Old is the new New!
To tour the rest of the home, click here.
And to learn more about Tracy Rivers, of Angelfish Studio, and her stunning decorative paint and faux finishing work, click here.
As seen in our July issue, this once cramped attic is now a comfortable and charming family area. Chris Milligan of Dwellings, Inc. reworked the structure and floor plan of this 1930s cottage to include modern amenities and plenty of space for lounging. This Heights home that Anna Dickinson, owner of White Goat in Little Rock, shares with her husband and two children is loaded with charm. She enlisted White Goat designer Adam Smith to help her infuse the space with the shop’s signature style of French country minimalism. We love the mix of textures used in the space, from the painted wood walls, railings and slipcovered furniture to the exposed brick wall. Get the look in your own home with these items we’ve pulled together. For more inspiration, read the full story online here or find a copy of the new July issue on newsstands.
Editor Diane Carroll is entranced with this beautiful French locale. She says, “This wonderful hotel in the Luberon in France looks amazing. I’m getting ready to spend a few days of R&R in the Texas Hill Country, and while it’s not quite France, it’s casually beautiful like this. Gravel courtyards, herb gardens, tables in the shade, and a few local wineries to boot.” (“A Look at the French Countryside” from Beth Davis Interiors via Habitually Chic)
This Jonathan Adler-designed home matches ad coordinator Laura LaRue’s cheery personality. “I am in love with this entire house,” she says. “I love the white floors & all the pops of color. When can I move in?” (“The Look of Jonathan Adler” from Bear-Hill Interiors via House Beautiful)
Associate editor Paulette Pearson is in the mood for extra-special wallpaper. “We’re featuring a gorgeous dining room with hand-painted wallpaper in an upcoming issue,” she says. “It can transform a room into something so special and luxurious.” (“Room Inspiration: Vintage Wallpaper” from This is Glamorous via House Beautiful)
Art director Mandy Keener always finds the funnest Friday Faves! “How unexpected…mug shots of mobsters!” she says. “So quirky and graphic.” (“KC Home” from Parlour)
Marketing coordinator & account exec Lauren Quick Strother has been checking out furniture makeover ideas: “I love a good before and after. What a great way to spice up an old bench!” (“Benchwork” from eddieross.com)
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