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Wow. To say that we are fortunate to call illustrator Hannah Alexander a member of the At Home in Arkansas blog team would be an understatement. Hannah illustrated her little heart out for you this month! Here, her marvelous interpretation of a series of rooms featured in Lonny magazine–all tied together by the color green.
Get to know Hannah better and check out her adorable blog, Sundry Mumsy!
This month’s illustration is a quick rendering of my favorite use of green that I came across in Lonny magazine. I love the green curtains in contrast with the dark walls and muted browns. I think that green curtains are so unexpected in this room, and I love the use of unexpected.
*all images from Lonny
Illustration by Hannah Alexander
Images and quote via Drake Design Associates
“I love Brett & Kevin’s home on the lake,” says publisher Kelly Fraiser, whose family spends a lot of time by the water. “Brings back memories of summers spent at my grandparents’ lake house.” (“Little House on the Lake” from Verdigris Vie)
Editor Diane Carroll, who’s currently making final edits to stories for the September issue, says, “We’re working on our Sept. Kitchen and Bath issue, and I’ve been admiring all the gorgeous tiles used on the backsplashes and shower walls. The mosaics here are beautiful, would love to see them worked into a room.” (“Tile Mosaics” from Shayla Copas Interiors Blog)
“We are working on changing out our kitchen countertops and backsplash,” says account executive/marketing coordinator Lauren Strother of the home she shares with her husband, Lee, “and out of all my inspiration hunt images I believe I like this sleek kitchen the best. I love the white countertops with the white subway tiles. So simply and timeless.” (“Urban Grace Interiors” from House of Turquoise)
“I’d move today,” says associate editor Paulette Pearson, “if it meant I could live in this beautifully French and serene home. Loving all the creamy hues.” (“Sweet Welcome” from Haute Design)
“Pretty & useful,” says art director Mandy Keener. “Plus, a great excuse to buy more shoes!” (“Hanging Heels” from Say Yes to Hoboken)
Account executive Katie Rawlings loves the “beautiful combination of colors” on this couch. (“The Sophistication of Donghia!” from Shayla Copas Interiors Blog)
“I absolutely LOVE these little owls, and everything else for that matter!” says ad coordinator Laura LaRue. “I have a few furniture pieces picked out that I want. I can’t wait to stop by the new store next time I’m in Fayetteville.” (“New this week…Home Accents!” from Riffraff Blog)
Account executive Kathy Condrey is enjoying the “Gem of the Week” segment featured on Wilkerson Jewelers’ blog. Today’s topic is topaz. (“Gem of the Week” from Wilkerson Jewelers Blog)
We’re counting the days until Cobblestone & Vine’s book signing and reception for interior designer Suzanne Kasler. (Eek!)
And to celebrate, we’re giving away one signed copy of Suzanne’s book, Inspired Interiors. PLUS, the lucky winner will be invited to join At Home’s editors at the book signing, where they’ll meet Suzanne in person!
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
* Simply leave a comment on this post, and be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you’re chosen. One winner will be selected at random. Visit our Facebook page on September 19, when we’ll announce who won!
The book signing/reception takes place 2-6 p.m. on September 22 at Cobblestone & Vine’s Heights location in Little Rock. Visit Cobblestone’s Facebook page for more info.
Suzanne Kasler is one of America’s top designers. Her classic interiors have graced the pages of Architectural Digest, Elle DÃ©cor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Veranda, and even our sister publication, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Here’s a small sampling of her work:
Images via Cobblestone & Vine
Images via Suzanne Kasler
Editor Diane Carroll is entranced with this beautiful French locale. She says, “This wonderful hotel in the Luberon in France looks amazing. I’m getting ready to spend a few days of R&R in the Texas Hill Country, and while it’s not quite France, it’s casually beautiful like this. Gravel courtyards, herb gardens, tables in the shade, and a few local wineries to boot.” (“A Look at the French Countryside” from Beth Davis Interiors via Habitually Chic)
This Jonathan Adler-designed home matches ad coordinator Laura LaRue’s cheery personality. “I am in love with this entire house,” she says. “I love the white floors & all the pops of color. When can I move in?” (“The Look of Jonathan Adler” from Bear-Hill Interiors via House Beautiful)
Associate editor Paulette Pearson is in the mood for extra-special wallpaper. “We’re featuring a gorgeous dining room with hand-painted wallpaper in an upcoming issue,” she says. “It can transform a room into something so special and luxurious.” (“Room Inspiration: Vintage Wallpaper” from This is Glamorous via House Beautiful)
Art director Mandy Keener always finds the funnest Friday Faves! “How unexpected…mug shots of mobsters!” she says. “So quirky and graphic.” (“KC Home” from Parlour)
Marketing coordinator & account exec Lauren Quick Strother has been checking out furniture makeover ideas: “I love a good before and after. What a great way to spice up an old bench!” (“Benchwork” from eddieross.com)
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From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Wouldnât it be wonderful to escape to Paris this weekend? Iâll take the beautiful blue bedroom on the top floor with the amazing view. What a peaceful room while in the heart of a city.” (“The Paris apartment of three top designers” from French Quarters)
From art director Mandy Keener: “The rugs, the chairs, the calenderâ¦simply stated and lovely.” (“Coming on November” from Scandinavian Deko)
From assistant art director Laura LaRue: “I love this room! Awesome wall color, check. Great furniture, check. Fabulous patterned rug, check, check. I’ll take it all!” (“Feeling a little moody” from Delight by Design)
From account executive Catherine Barron: “After attending Restore & After last week benefitingÂ Habitat for Humanity, I am back in the mood to restore or create something from items I have around the house.Â And I love this creative and simple idea for a weekend project! Just maybe I can fit it in my busy schedule this weekend! I’ll let y’all know if I do.” (“Make an upholstered toddler bench from an old shelf” from ohdeedoh)
From associate/online editor Paulette Pearson: “Ever since I saw Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” I’ve wanted a Vespa. And these teeny Vespa 400 micro cars just crack me up… in a good way! So cute. Would make paying for gas a lot less traumatic, that’s for sure!” (“They should really bring these back” from Wit & Delight)
From marketing coordinator Megan Lindsey: “Who says wreaths are just for Christmas? I am loving these easy DIY wreaths for fall. They are so simple to make and they are adorable! What a great way to spice up your front door for fall!” (“Decorative front door wreaths” from Favecrafts)
From editor Diane Carroll: “The design community is eagerly awaiting the first issue of the online magazine Rue, and the founding editor published a sneak peek of her own house this week. It’s a beautifully simple and elegant room, and you can see how one touch of color (pink, in this case) changes the look. Imagine a dash of orange in summer, or cranberry in December–that’s the beauty of white.”
From art director Mandy Keener: “Marvelous! Digging the plate display.” (“Katrin Arens” from Mint)
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “Be still my heart! Maybe it’s the serene colors, or maybe it’s the fact that I woke up so early today, but this bedroom (designed by Melanie Turner and featured in Veranda) couldn’t be more inviting to me. I could curl up on that sofa for hours!” (“Refreshing Perfection” from Delight by Design)
From account executive Kathy Condrey: “Such a cute idea for a rug! This would work perfect in our playroom.” (“Before & After: BelÃ©nâs Rug)
From advertising coordinator Laura LaRue: We have weddings on the brain at our office this month with our fall weddings issue going to press in a few weeks. These pics are just the perfect inspiration I’ll pass on to all my engaged friends. Beautiful! (“Everything Fabulous”)
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Color inspiration! Pantone’s latest color report and rooms to match
Despite its rustic aura, the dining room in our Fall Fashion Stylebook set a beautiful stage for this formal Alice + Olivia look from B. Barnett in Little Rock. The elongated table lends an elegant feel that made the room a perfect space for this shot.
The table in this dining room (below) has the same effect. The long shape adds a bit of formality, but the rough wood texture keeps it from feeling too stuffy or precious.
These benches (below) are a more casual alternative to tall-back leather seating, and we love the stripped wood chest at the far end of the space.
A foyer should set the stage for the rest of your decor. In this home, nothing could be a better indicator of the fun, rustic rooms to follow than a worn red bench with Southwest-style patterned pillows (below). The wood wall hanging and stucco walls frame the Armenta jewelry from Roberson’s Fine Jewelry in Little Rock beautifully.
Here’s another entryway with a punch of color and pattern, on the pillows, seat cushion and the rug. The painted wood wall hanging has impact but doesn’t go overboard.
In this space, wood wraps the ceiling, walls and the staircase for a more dramatic effect, so that not much color is needed, except, perhaps, for a patterned rug.
Everyone needs a soft chair to cozy up in. The casual vibe of this turquoise and gold jewelry from Wilkerson Jewelers in Stuttgart (below) fits right in with this comfy print armchair.
The fashionista who owns this jewelry would no doubt also love a cowgirl-chic bedroom (below), with its gorgeous animal-hide upholstered chaise and warm red and brown tones.
And, of course, who could turn down a fireplace in the bedroom?