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.
Which of these bedrooms from past issues suits your personal style? Click on the image to see more from each home, and vote for your favorite below!
A. Classicly Cream (Photography: Nancy Nolan)
B. Girly in Gray (Photography: Rett Peek)
C. True-White Chic (Photography: Nancy Nolan)
D. Cottage Rustic Pale (Photography: Rett Peek)
Our June issue is full of stylish finds and fresh ideas, but today our color inspiration comes from the perfect outdoor accessories for your Father’s Day cookout. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th, and we’ve gathered a red and white gingham tablecloth, root beer, The W&P Cocktail kit, and grilling utensils, just to name a few, that your dad will love. What is your dad’s favorite barbecue must-have item? Enjoy your cookouts all summer long. You can find all the great gift ideas we’ve rounded up for dad here. Read the full story online or find a copy of the new June issue on newsstands.
We hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with family and friends. Today, we’re inspired by a Little Rock home renovation by designer Bill Beringer. The home once had a smaller galley-style kitchen, but after the renovation they have a spacious open kitchen with a seating area and fireplace, as well as a large breakfast area with a view. The title of this article says it all. It is most definitely a serene space. Tall arrangements by About Vase add color and compliment the room’s ceiling height. We love the color palette used on the table setting and also the hints of blue and green shown in the patterned napkins. See more of the home’s transformation and read the full story online here or you can find the story in the May issue.
And for more color palettes like this one–complete with paint color details–check out other posts in the Color Coordinated series.
Fayetteville designer Katie Henry of Katie Grace Designs collaborated on this color-infusing makeover of Companions Clothier owner Pamela Rees’ Little Rock home. The result? A bright and happy space that matches the homeowner’s jubilant personality. From the foyer (seen above), there is also a view of the living room and breakfast nook, so the design had to flow with the connecting spaces. Henry started with a lighter version of the home’s palette, which was a fresh coat of Sherwin-William’s Navajo White. A heavy ironwork console and coordinating sconces were replaced with a retro gray entry piece, gold Greek-key style lamps, and original artwork by Arkansas artist Amanda Kella. Find the before photo and read the full story online here or you can find a copy of the May issue on newsstands.
We’re kicking off this month with our all-new May “Before & After” issue. It’s packed full of fresh ideas for every room in your home, including a few outdoor spaces. We’re all ready to entertain al fresco, right? This Little Rock home renovation included a team who transformed it to fit the homeowners needs perfectly, including architect Tom Fennell and designer Bill Beringer. After hearing the couple’s needs, Fennell decided to enlarge the back of the house by more than twenty feet, which also allowed for this spacious new covered deck. Accessible from the great room and kitchen, it’s furnished with comfortable pieces in the same neutral palette as the home’s interior. Find lots of before photos and read more about this full renovation online here or grab a copy of the new May issue on newsstands.
These bold blues and yellows that grace our April issue’s cover are perfect for today’s color inspiration. The University of Arkansas’ chapter of Tri Delta enlisted an alumna to give its historic house a fresh new look. That alumna was interior designer Melissa Haynes of MH Design. She features an archival pattern by Brunschwig & Fils in the historic house’s foyer. Shades of blue, green and gold are reminiscent of Tri Delta’s national colors and helps set the palette and tone for the house’s fresh new look. “My approach was to give the house a fresh and youthful traditional style while still preserving and celebrating what is—in my mind—a true Southern sorority house,” says Haynes. Read more about this historic renovation (and its condensed timeline) online here or find a copy of our April issue on newsstands.
You’d be hard pressed to find a runway look that corresponds with this boy’s room, featured in the August issue of At Home in Arkansas and photographed by Nancy Nolan. However, Carolina Herrera managed to conjure up this gorgeous gown using the same nautical colors, while also making it completely feminine–no jewelry required!
What do you think? Would you wear it?
At Home’s supremely talented art director, Mandy Keener, loves music, which inspires her work and keeps her going at her computer while designing our issues, often late into the night. Mandy’s series, Cover with Style, combines her love for both music and design, showing how closely the two actually relate. Today’s post is no exception.
Check out more from Mandy’s Cover with Style series here: blog.athomearkansas.com/category/cover-with-style
The At Home team had a fun surprise recently when we discovered that some of our local talent had been included in a new book, and a project featured in At Home had made the book as well!
So for today’s Room of the Week, here’s one of the rooms featured. It’s a favorite of ours as well, a breakfast room in a Little Rock home we featured here, designed by Kevin Walsh of Bear-Hill Interiors.
(room photography by Nancy Nolan)
Because it’s a room that gets daily use, he updated antique chairs with leather seats and white lacquer for easy upkeep. And since it’s a morning space, he added an eye-opening, cheerful wallpaper from Schumacher. Lovely spot for reading the paper and enjoying coffee and a croissant, isn’t it? Check out the gorgeous kitchen adjoining it here.
You can take a look inside the book online or check in with local booksellers to find a copy.