Date: January 10, 2008 |
Featured in our January issue, “New Year, New You,” the master bedroom of Ashley and Dave Anderson is the ideal complement to their contemporary-flavored, mid-century home in Little Rock. Dave, a photographer, is particularly drawn to strong, graphic prints like those in the bedding, something interior designer Susan Walsh of Bear-Hill Interiors in Little Rock kept in mind while developing the design for the entire home. The bedroom was an essential component of the home’s remodel, led by Chris Smith of Allison Architects and builder Chris DeBin. Photo by Nancy Nolan
For the 2007 Build for the Cure Idea House, interior designer Garry Mertins of mertinsdykehome and Garry Mertins Design in Little Rock created a dramatic master suite, which opens onto the backyard pool via three sets of French doors topped with arched windows. The space’s strong architecture, including the tray ceiling and series of pilasters, provided an excellent jumping-off point for Garry’s design, which includes classically formed furnishings in intense neutral hues, like the buttery leather Hickory Chair club chairs and Thomas O’Brien’s Chelsea bed for Hickory Chair, dressed in linens from Ann Gish. Photo by Nancy Nolan
A designer herself, Amanda Adcock Pambianchi found the ideal collaborator for her own McGehee home in friend Kevin Walsh, of Bear-Hill Interiors in Little Rock. Located on 40 acres farmed by her family, the home Amanda shares with her husband Charles and children Anthony and Anna, which was featured in our August “Family Homes” issue, was initially inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and is filled with traditional furnishings with a modern edge. The luxuriously monochromatic master bedroom’s Murano glass chandelier and mirrored side tables reflect the deep neutrals of the bedding, draperies and upholstery for an incredibly cozy effect.
Photo by Nancy Nolan
Color and pattern provide an immediate wow factor in the master suite of Dayna and Reggie Gober’s Hillcrest cottage, shown in the February “Cottage Chic” issue. Dayna, who recently started her own design business, dg designs, has always been fascinated with the way color affects one’s mood, and the bright yellows, reds and oranges of the room’s dominant fabric, from Cynthia East Fabrics in Little Rock, were definitely chosen with happiness in mind. Framing a sheet of corrugated metal, the draperies become a graphic, oversized headboard that makes the most of the relatively small space, while the mixture of patterns keeps the playful vibe going. Photo by Janet Warlick