At Home in Arkansas: Your home manages to blur several design lines that can be challenging: it’s historic, yet feels fresh and livable, and it’s elegant while still feeling comfortable. How did you strike that balance?
Lara Schock: We definitely tried to balance maintaining the architectural integrity of the house while modifying it to fit our family. Paying attention to scale and not creating oversized rooms helped. Our designer, Bill Beringer, worked on making sure the colors we used—the yellows, pinks and fresh greens to which I’ve always gravitated—are shades that are inviting and warm. We kept the design simple too, with continuous color and draperies that are pretty without being frilly….