Cold nights are here and this cozy living room’s roaring fire is so inviting. A collector of found objects and lifelong preservationist, Bill Tarkington sacrificed square footage for this cottage’s irresistible charm and unique floor plan. A former visual merchandiser for Ralph Lauren, Tarkington draws from his professional history to blend otherwise contrasting motifs and uses pattern-on-pattern so skillfully. This historic cottage is full of natural elements and collections he’s acquired over the years. See more of this “cabinet of curiosities” on the At Home in Arkansas website or in the November Best of Southern Style issue, on newsstands.