Now that summer is here, we hope you can all relax a little more (hooray, no more homeschool!) and enjoy the longer days with your family. Whether you have a deck or outdoor patio, we’ve rounded up some inspiration to help you love your own outdoor space.…
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The Art Group was founded nearly two decades ago when several Little Rock artists came together to share an art studio. In 2013, the artists officially opened a gallery, The Art Group Gallery, in Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. Follow along as At Home in Arkansas interviews each of the group’s 17 artists to find out more about their inspirations and processes for creating.…
This spring, design historian Amy Azzarito released her second book. The Elements of a Home: Curious Histories Behind Everyday Objects, from Pillows to Forks is exactly that—a collection of the stories behind ordinary, functional items that might have you wondering, Who first thought of that?
Amy has utilized her design and research backgrounds as managing editor of the blog Design*Sponge and as a contributor to Architectural Digest, Design Milk, and Apartment Therapy. While she now lives in California with her husband, Mark, and daughter, Stella (whose nursery was recently featured on Architectural Digest’s website Clever), she once called Arkansas home.…
Little Rock-based designer Shayla Copas has announced the release of two brand collaborations that she hopes will carry her love of colorful Southern style into even more spaces. The first is a line of accent furniture, lighting, mirrors, and accessories with manufacturer Chelsea House. “The collection is full of color and pattern, and it has a really fresh spring vibe. The pieces are very classic with a touch of glam,” Shayla says.…
In our April issue, local designers shared their top paint picks for the bedroom, kitchen, and living room. But what about all those other spaces? Here, we’ve asked them to share go-to colors for the rest of your home.
“I recently used this as the exterior trim on a new build. It’s the perfect complement to brick and siding.” — Joshua Plumlee, Ransom Interiors
Sherwin-Williams’ “Fawn Brindle”
“This is a quiet and sophisticated wrap for the home, and using Sherwin-Williams’ ‘Thunder Gray’ is the perfect accent for shutters or doors.” — Sandy Sutton, Sandy Sutton’s Design Center
Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Owl”
“If you want to get away from an all-white exterior, but don’t want to commit to a lot of color, ‘Gray Owl’ is a soft light gray that is great for exteriors.” — Susan Walsh, Bear Hill Interiors
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With temperatures rising and more sunny days on the horizon, many of us are turning our attention to outdoor growing spaces, whether for flowers or for food. To help us tackle our to-do lists, we turned to David Munsey, III, of Better Lawns & Gardens for guidance on how to get started. Here, he shares tips for three different types of gardens.
“If you had planted containers over the winter, things are probably starting to look a little frumpy, so pull all of your seasonal, winter things out of your pots, fluff the soil, then you can go ahead and start planting the container,” David says. You’ll also want to make sure you have potting soil and a slow-release fertilizer on hand before you dig in.…
Visitors to CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock have a little more color and cheer thanks to the Hans Peter Braunfisch Blooming Garden installed by six Pulaski County Master Gardeners last summer. The garden consists of more than 500 plants, and the committee has continued to give their time to maintaining the garden.…
In light of COVID-19, many small business owners across the state are finding ways to adapt during social distancing. Casey Sarkin of Casey Sarkin Interior Design is one such creative. She launched a new aspect of her business, e-design, last week. Here, we spoke to her about what inspired this addition to her business and how it works.
At Home in Arkansas: What made you decide to launch this new service to potential clients?
Casey Sarkin: You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do, you just don’t have the time? I realized this was the perfect time to start offering e-design. It’s actually something I already do for clients based in Little Rock, because we’re not going to drive back and forth for every meeting. So we’re using some of those practices we already use, like talking about their vision over the phone and emailing design boards for approval.
We love our little corner of the world, which is why we want to protect it during this time. For us, that means not only spending extra hours at home, frequent hand washing, and a bit of social distancing, but also checking on neighbors—including our neighborhood businesses. As a small business, we know it’s important to band together and support one another.
Chances are in the coming weeks you’re going to need a baby shower gift (yes, babies are still being born!), a craft or two to occupy your downtime, or takeout from your favorite local restaurant. Or, perhaps, staring at your walls has you dreaming up something bigger, like a home makeover or a few décor updates. When that time comes, we encourage you to shop local!…