Happy October! In this month’s new issue, we share new takes on traditional design. This week’s Room of the Week features a Little Rock family who turned to designer Joshua Plumlee at Cobblestone & Vine to help bridge the gap between the classic look of their Heights home and their distinctive style. The front entry, seen above, is one of our favorite spaces. The interior of the front door and its surround are painted black to draw attention to its shapeliness and to add drama, while a Chinese Chippendale chair and an X-bench with traditional silhouettes are updated with fresh design details and fabrics. Plumlee used color, art, and custom furnishings to make the home a reflection of its fun-loving owners. We’ve gathered a few items to help you get the look, but contact Plumlee for all your design questions. Read the full story online here or find a copy of the new October issue on newsstands.
Someone once famously said “You’ll never have a second chance to make a first impression.” While this is true in relationships, it’s also true in your home. Your entryway, foyer, hallway, whatever it may be — the first thing someone sees when he or she walks in your door should set the tone for the rest of your home. A daunting task but also very fun! You can use the space to show off your favorite antiques, to use a bold color, to gather your family’s essentials mudroom-style. No matter how you use that space, it will leave an impression. With foyers on my mind, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite “first impressions.” Enjoy!
|Mark D. Sikes in House Beautiful|
|Shelly Johnstone Paschke|
|Rita Konig in Domino|
|Kay O’Toole in Veranda|
|Carolina Irving in Vogue Living|
Cece Fourchy Quinn is a native Californian who fell in love with the South during school at Ole Miss. She created her blog, Mississippi Maven, to share inspirations on interiors, fashion and all things stylish. After college she relocated to Little Rock where she worked in design and further honed her aesthetic. Now back in her hometown on the West Coast, she spends her time scouring flea markets for unique finds, hoarding shelter magazines and dreaming of the South.