New options for rugs, carpet, and hardwoods will have you ready to re-think what’s underfoot
Often it is the textures, patterns, and colors found underfoot that really set the tone for your home. Here’s what’s trending for functional and fabulous floors.
Above, left: Available at (left to right) 1/ Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, hadidiruggallery.com 2/ Marshall Clements, marshallclements.com 3/ Martinous Oriental Rug Company, martinous.com 4/ Martinous Oriental Rug Company, martinous.com 5/ Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, hadidiruggallery.com 6/ Hadidi Rug and Design Gallery, hadidiruggallery.com Above, right: Available at (top to bottom) 1/ Martinous Oriental Rug Company, martinous.com 2/ White Goat, whitegoatstyle.com 3/ Marshall Clements, marshallclements.com
Top, left: Northfield is an engineered hardwood flooring product by Mohawk that is humidity resistant and Scotchgard™ protected for easy cleanup of spills and stains. The Hearthstone Oak color shown here has the open-grain character oak is known for, in a range of light gray and taupe tones. Seven-inch-wide boards and the washed-out color palette will make any room look fresh and current. Abbey Carpet & Floor, abbeycarpet.com; C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; C & P Carpets, candpcarpets.com; Floors and More, floorsandmorear.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Ozark Floor Company, ozarkfloors.com; Peter’s Flooring, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com; Southern Floors & Blinds, southernfloorsandblinds.com; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com; White River Flooring, whiteriverflooring.com
Center, right: Glenworth is an engineered hardwood flooring product by Mohawk that is humidity resistant and Scotchgard™ protected for easy cleanup of spills and stains. The Walnut Natural color shown here delivers the signature swirls of walnut in a warm, medium-brown hue. Abbey Carpet & Floor, abbeycarpet.com; C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; C & P Carpets, candpcarpets.com; Floors and More, floorsandmorear.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Ozark Floor Company, ozarkfloors.com; Peter’s Flooring, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com; Southern Floors & Blinds, southernfloorsandblinds.com; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com; White River Flooring, whiteriverflooring.com
Bottom, left: Madagascar is a smooth-finish, glazed ceramic tile product inspired by the look of exotic wood. The Driftwood color shown here is a blend of sun-bleached, pearly grays that makes a sophisticated impression. Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; C & P Carpets, candpcarpets.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Lumber One Home Center, lumberonehomecenter.com; Peter’s Flooring, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com; Whitley Flooring & Design, whitleyflooring.com
Top, left: Calacatta Maximum is a porcelain stonewear tile product created by Fiandre Architectural Surfaces to deliver the impact of Calacatta marble in a more high-performace material. ACME Brick Tile & Stone, acmebricktileandstone.com
Center, right: Part of Masland’s new broadloom carpet collection, Gallantry Too is a versatile pattern that can enhance the look of any room, whether your style is contemporary or traditional. With a pattern of clean lines and the soft texture of 100% New Zealand wool, it is offered in 24 different colors. Abbey Carpet & Floor, abbeycarpet.com; Arnold’s Flooring America, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; C & P Carpets, candpcarpets.com; Cantrell Furniture Design Center, cantrellfurniture.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com
Bottom, left: River Marble, a porcelain tile product by Daltile, has intricate veining and an organic color palette, designed to look like luxurious marble. Choose from five colors in either polished or matte finish (pictured here: Sandy Flats in matte). Abbey Carpet & Floor, abbeycarpet.com; Arkansas Granite & More, argrmore.com; Arkansas Stone Importers, (501) 821-3284; C & F Flooring and Rug Gallery, candfcarpet.com; Floors and More, floorsandmorear.com; Inside Effects, insideeffects.com; Peter’s Flooring, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, ridoutlumber.com; River City Flooring, rivercityflooringinc.com; The Floor Store, hsfloorstore.net; Tom January Floors, Inc., tomjanuaryfloors.com; Whitley Flooring & Design, whitleyflooring.com
Get the look of rustic, weathered wood flooring with the durability of porcelain tile thanks to Daltile’s new Season Wood™ Colorbody™ planks. Available in a range of colors. C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 399-9909, candfcarpet.com; Inside Effects, North Little Rock, (501) 954-8866, insideeffects.com; Ridout Lumber, locations statewide, ridoutlumber.com; River City Flooring, Conway, (501) 205-1519, Mountain Home, (870) 424-9663, North Little Rock, (501) 812-1411, rivercityflooringinc.com; Whitley Flooring and Design, Benton, (501) 315-3626, whitleyflooring.com
1. Surya’s “Atlas” rug is hand-woven from 100% wool and available in a variety of sizes. Ashley Furniture HomeStore, locations statewide, ashleyfurniture.com; Bassett Home Furnishings, Fayetteville, (479) 571-0200, Little Rock, (501) 217-3860, bassettfurniture.com; Harris Furniture Co., Jonesboro, (870) 935-3772, harrisfurniture.com; La-Z-Boy, Little Rock, (501) 224-4624, la-z-boy.com/littlerock
2. A part of the new Bunny Williams for Dash & Albert collection, the“Lucy” indoor/outdoor rug (shown here in Juniper) was inspired by the pattern of a vintage tile floor. Cobblestone & Vine, Little Rock, (501) 664-4249, West Little Rock, (501) 219-3676, cobblestoneandvine.com; House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com
3. Available in three full-room sizes, the “Carron” rug, shown here in Sand Stone, is made from SmartStrand® fibers, which are eco-friendly and stain-resistant. Arnold’s Flooring America, Little Rock, (501) 400-7558, arnoldsflooringlittlerock.com; C & P Carpets, Little Rock, (501) 224-6000, Sherwood, (501) 835-0492, candpcarpets.com; Martinous Oriental Rug Co., Inc., Little Rock, (501) 224-0313, martinous.com
4. A bold geometric pattern set against a neutral background makes this area rug a statement piece. Hadidi Oriental Rug Co., Little Rock, (501) 225-8999, hadidiruggallery.com
1. Each board of Anderson Floors’ Virginia Vintage Legacy hardwood flooring is an authentic, handcrafted work of art. C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 399-9909, candfcarpet.com; Laws Abbey Flooring Center, Jonesboro, (870) 932-5297, lawsflooring.com; Lumber One Home Center, Mayflower, (501) 470-1122, Stuttgart, (870) 673-3601, lumberonehomecenter.com; Peter’s Flooring and Paint, Hot Springs, (501) 623-1800, petersflooringandpaint.com; Ridout Lumber, locations statewide, ridoutlumber.com; White River Flooring, Searcy, (501) 268-5370, whiteriverflooring.com
2. Available in a variety of colors and standard sizes along with trim and accent pieces, the Metropolitan Slate collection from Shaw Floors is a low-maintenance glazed porcelain tile. Produced in the USA from 40% recycled materials, the tile is suitable for floors, walls, and exteriors.Peter’s Flooring and Paint, Hot Springs, (501) 623-1800, petersflooringandpaint.com; Storey’s Floor & Carpet, El Dorado, (870) 862-9446, storeysfloor.com; Tom January Floors, Inc., Fayetteville, (479) 521-2422, tomjanuaryfloors.com
3. SmartStrand® Silk™ carpet from Mohawk, which features built-in stain and soil protection, is a perfect marriage of premium softness and maximum durability. C&F Flooring and Rug Gallery, Little Rock, (501) 399-9909,candfcarpet.com; C & P Carpets, Little Rock, (501) 224-6000, Sherwood, (501) 835-0492, candpcarpets.com; Lumber One Home Center, Mayflower, (501) 470-1122, Stuttgart, (870) 673-3601, lumberonehomecenter.com; Ridout Lumber, locations statewide, ridoutlumber.com; White River Flooring, Searcy, (501) 268-5370, whiteriverflooring.com
4. Made from porcelain, Stonepeak’s “Palazzo” collection (shown around the perimeter of the island) combines old-world charm and modern beauty. Acme Brick, Tile & Stone, Fort Smith, (479) 782-7974, North Little Rock, (501) 812-5574, Russellville, (479) 968-6900, acmebricktileandstone.com
In celebration of its centennial year, the university of Arkansas’ chapter of Tri Delta enlisted an alumna to give its historic house a fresh new look
When the women of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Arkansas were ready to give their chapter house—an expansive 1931 Tudor-style structure—a new look, they called on Rogers-based designer Melissa Haynes to attend a House Corporation meeting. As a chapter alumna and owner of MH Design, Haynes was eager to see what the committee, which is charged with making regular updates to the décor of the house based on the chapter’s needs, would be discussing. The house had not undergone a full-scale redecoration in several decades, and because of the chapter’s rapid growth, the common spaces were in need of both a new look and a fuctionality update.
“After the initial meeting, I turned to my husband and said, ‘could you imagine me decorating by committee!?’ He reminded me that I had said over and over again that one day I would redecorate the Tri Delta house. I just never imagined that it would happen this soon,” recalls Haynes. She was soon offered the opportunity to infuse the house with her signature sophisticated look, with the stipulation that it be completed in time for the start of fall recruitment in just ten weeks.
“It’s always a challenge to put something together on a tight timeline,” says Haynes. “The amount of help and support we received over those weeks from so many Tri Delta women was truly amazing and appreciated. Pledge classes, alumnae, and House Corp members all pitched in many different ways.”
Aside from the condensed timeline, Haynes’ second challenge came in designing a high-use space that would remain beautiful and functional for years to come. With the chapter now totaling more than 400 active members, the common areas of the house are in constant use. “The redecoration was made possible by a gift to the chapter, and we wanted to do everything we could to make the best use of that investment,” adds Haynes.
The brick exterior of the house is painted celadon green, and Melissa used that color as a starting point for her design. In the foyer, she selected an archival Brunschwig & Fils floral recently reintroduced in shades of blues, greens and golds. The fabric, which she paired with grosgrain ribbon on a skirted tablecloth, brings a vibrant palette to the formerly-dark spaces. “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,” she says. The palette also seemed to be a natural extension of the sorority’s colors, blue and yellow.
Because the entry of the house is the space first viewed by potential new members during recruitment, Haynes chose a statement-making antelope carpet by Stark for the floor and stair-runner. “Animal print is very on-trend, but the antelope is a classic version, and it’s also ideal for high-traffic areas,” she says. A pair of bergère chairs got a modern update thanks to a coat of white paint on the frames. They were also reupholstered in a coordinating deep blue performance-grade velvet and piped with a contrasting shade of sky blue to create a contemporary outline.
From the entry, the house opens into the formal living and dining spaces. Because the living room is visible from the front door, Haynes wanted to maintain a feeling of upbeat formality. A cheerful blue hue from Benjamin Moore’s line of historic colors covers the walls and a set of reproduction soft-toned Oushak rugs contributes to the traditional feel. A pair of tufted sofas feel modern and are paired with a mirrored coffee table with gilded cabriole legs. Two Louis-XVI-style armchairs are covered in soft green vinyl, which has the appearance of leather. An antique French mirror, new brass-and-glass hurricane lanterns and a set of framed intaglios round out the updated traditional styling of the room’s fireplace.
In a separate sitting area, a slipper sofa by Hickory Chair is flanked by wood-and-mirror end tables and a pair of armchairs. Haynes had the seats and armrests covered in a durable vinyl with more delicate silk stripe on the chair backs. The palette, as well as the combination of wood, mirrored and painted pieces, carries over from room to room creating an air of continuity throughout the receiving area.
In the more casual living space, Haynes envisioned the women gathering to study, hold small group meetings or simply hang out. She added a flat-screen television for marathon reality-TV watching sessions and configured several seating areas to make the room usable for multiple purposes at once. Blue velvet roll-arm sofas feature feminine kick-pleat skirts and grosgrain ribbon trim. The striped ottomans have a Nano-Tex™ finish to protect against stains. Soft beige walls help to create a light, airy feel even though the ceilings of the room are low. A pair of sleek armchairs are covered in a linen-look fabric and trimmed with green ribbon and nailheads. Haynes moved one of the house’s ornate mirrors from the dining room and surrounded it with a collection of small convex mirrors. An existing wood study table, which has been a part of the house for years, was paired with new lattice-back chairs that are painted white.
“The house was already filled with beautiful pieces of furniture, artwork, chandeliers and accessories. With this gift we were able to incorporate those meaningful pieces into a fresh new decor scheme and dramatically change the look and feel of the house,” says Haynes. The redecoration was kept a secret from the active members, who were in for quite the treat on move-in day. “The girls were so excited! There were some shrieks and squeals, and some tears. It was a very heart-felt moment.”
Interior design Melissa Haynes, MH Design, Rogers, (479) 286-2244, melissahaynesdesign.com
Accessories, fabrics, furniture, lighting and rug material—casual living area MH Design, Rogers, (479) 286-2244, melissahaynesdesign.com
Art—hydrangea painting Arden Boyce, Ellen Golden Antiques, Little Rock, (501) 664-7746
Custom framing The Frame Shoppe, Rogers, (479) 636-7781, nwapictureframes.com
Painting Rocky’s Painting, Springdale, (479) 871-0693
Rug construction—casual living area Wentz Custom Rug Co., Springdale, (479) 756-5404, wentzcustomrugco.com
Rugs and runner—entry Tom January Floors, Fayetteville, (479) 521-2422, tomjanuaryfloors.com
Window coverings Nancy Osborn, North Little Rock, (870) 680-2730