Earthy neutrals, cool accents, and abundant sunlight tie together this home’s modern take on traditional style
When Julie and Jeff Fackler decided to build from scratch in Bentonville, they had a few “musts” in mind: First, they wanted a one-story home where they would be comfortable after retirement. Check. Second, with their kids grown and out of the house, they wanted to live a little smaller. Check. And third, they wanted to be able to walk to downtown restaurants and events. Check.
After finding a nice flat lot about three blocks from the Bentonville square, all that was left to do was turn a sketch of her dream home into the real deal. “Our builder, David Harris, along with his architect [Kevin Canada] translated our floor plan from a napkin at Table Mesa [a Mexican restaurant now within walking distance of the Facklers’ well-situated house] to paper,” Julie says.
With help from local resources, Julie tackled the bulk of the design herself: “Let’s just say, thank goodness for Pinterest, Traditional Home, and At Home for inspiration,” she laughs. Timeless furnishings and neutral tones anchor the home’s classic style while geometric shapes, seen on multi-faceted pendants and hexagonal bathroom tiles, give it a modern spin. The result is a stylish home that feels contemporary yet warm.