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.
Jessica and Clay Barber turned to Kathryn LeMaster of Kathryn J. LeMaster Art & Design when they decided to tackle their extensive kitchen remodel project. LeMaster gave the family a full-fledge lifestyle transformation by creating a kitchen with defined spaces for everything. One of which being the removal of a divisive dining peninsula and in its place she added banquette window seating. This kitchen includes hints of a Southwestern-meets-Tuscan flair, so a distressed table was a perfect fit…especially with five boys! Now, they have an open and airy new kitchen that’s just their style. “A fail-safe, transitional look will stay relevant for years to come,” says LeMaster. Read more here to see all the before and after images or find a copy of the April issue on newsstands.