In our September issue, designer Krista Lewis shared the story of the renovation of Drs. Kimberly and Kirk Reynolds’s kitchen and bath. Here, she shares the “before” photos of the transformation, which included structural as well as style changes. Read on to see all the pics, along with an updated floor of the residence.…
In our July issue, Lyndsey and Josh Sullivan shared how they transformed a trio of Hot Springs cabins into a modern-day lakefront retreat. With plenty of room to spread out but also places where everyone can be together, “The Cedars,” as the property is affectionately known, is a perfect getaway for the Sullivans—and anyone who wants to take advantage of property’s option to rent via VRBO.
However, what you didn’t see in the our print story were the “before” photos that make this transformation that much sweeter. Scroll on to see photos from the main cabin’s past and present.
BEFORE | The kitchen looking into the dining room…
When homeowner Justine Rose decided to purchase her current home—a midcentury modern house designed by Ernie Jacks—she knew it would need a few updates to not only reflect her family’s style and way of life, but also to keep the house in working order. “I know purists are not going to love that I painted some of the paneling, but you have to fix what’s going on on the inside of the walls to keep it intact,” she says. “We stayed within the footprint and the time period, but made updates to make it work for us and for today.” Read about the history of the house, its architectural significance, and how Justine approached her renovations in our November issue.
In the August 2019 issue, Stuart Thalheimer Davis of Cobblestone & Vine helps a young family renovate their home in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood. “Overall, they wanted it to be comfortable and casual, but still have some formal aspects, which you can see in the light fixtures and accessories,” says Stuart. This vision was executed through the dramatic transformation with the King family at the center of it all: “I just feel so lucky that we got to do this renovation,” homeowner Margaret King says. “For the first time, I feel settled and at peace now that we have our little nest.” Scroll below to view the before-and-after photos, and click here to read the full story.
The January/February 2019 issue features the home of Andrea Brooks, an interior designer herself who teamed up with Ashley Cardiel Interiors to makeover her Fayetteville home. “We challenged each other to always push ourselves creatively and at least share ideas aloud,” Ashley said of the collaboration. Throughout the process, the two coined the turn “aristo-boho” to describe the project: “It’s the marriage of preppy, aristocratic colors and textures with the art and accessories of a more bohemian traveler,” she said. Scroll below to see the before-and-after photos, and click here to read the full story.
In our recent Kitchens & Baths issue, we featured a kitchen that designer Larry West, Jr. updated for a family who loves to cook and entertain. One part of the kitchen’s transformation including bringing a wall forward about 6 feet to be able to accommodate a larger beverage bar in what was formerly a cramped hallway. Scroll below to see the transformation, and click here to read the full story.
From the story: “Prior to the renovation, it was just a hallway. Now, her pantry, another feature she didn’t really have before, fits here as well. It is so organized and everything is easy to reach. It’s got a bar area, wine fridge, refrigerated drawers, and a coffee station. There’s also a commercial icemaker since they do entertain a lot.” — Larry West, Jr. Read the full story.
When Leslie and Charley Parnell moved into their current home, they knew right away they wanted to lose some walls and give the home a more open floor plan. Working with designers Scott Paterek and Tammie Weaver of Massimo Interior Design, they ended up with a spacious kitchen (which happened to make the cover of our September issue!) perfectly suited to their urban-inspired style. Their bath also received an overhaul that resulted in a walk-in closet for both him and her. Read the full story here, and scroll below to see before images from this west Little Rock makeover.
In our July 2018 issue, we featured a midcentury ranch house updated with all the modern and sleek sensibilities of its owner, Jay Howard’s, popular home interiors brand HOWSE. Today, we’re sharing before photos from this hidden gem on Beaver Lake. One of the biggest changes to the home was swapping the location of the kitchen and dining rooms—what a transformation!
Before-and-after photos from a project featured in our March 2018 issue
When Arkansas landscape designer Chris H. Olsen stumbled upon this house in historic North Little Rock, he instantly fell in love. He also recognized the amount of work that would go into such an undertaking: “I love a challenge!” he joked. You can read the full story about how he transformed the exterior and grounds of his dream home, featured in our March 2018 issue, here. Scroll below to see more dramatic before-and-after photos….
In this month’s August Family Homes issue, we featured a reinvented playroom for college- and high school-aged kids designed for a West Little Rock family by designer Peri-Gay Walker. Today, we get to share a little look at the before, so you can see how the design began for Peri-Gay and her clients.
Here are a few “before” images of this project. This is such a good transformation of a space that really grew up for the children who use it most. I’m just gonna say, I bet those kiddos loved that built-in indoor tree house when they were little! It’s so fun, but needed to change with this changing family.
While taking all the client’s wishes into consideration, Peri-Gay went to work and created a couple rough sketches of her design she offered to share with you…
Peri-Gay put together the ultimate design plan for a brother and sister pair who use the space most. They wanted a lounging area and an extra place for friends to sleep if they stay over. So, Peri-Gay transformed the tree house into a sleeping loft with padded walls and a custom mattress. Genius! Also, the space included a new sofa with a foldout mattress. Now, the space can accommodate these older teenagers and is a great space for them to lounge and host their friends.
Here’s a look of the finished space…
What a great transformation. Thank you, Peri-Gay, for sharing this project with us and giving us a peek into the “before” images!
You can read the full story in our August issue that’s out now, or online here.