Category archives: Home & Garden

Revisiting A "Southern Living" Home

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography by Jay Smithwick and Jason Masters AY magazine looks back at Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Idea House on its 10th Anniversary   hen thinking of Hot Springs, visions of horse racing, boating, and historic bathhouses come to mind. Add to that list the place that’s home to the first Southern Living Idea House [...]

Backyard Berry Growing

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By P. Allen Smith   o my delight, growing your own food has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more backyard gardens are springing to life as the trend grows, and my research shows berry plants are one of the top selections.     Fortunately, berries are easy to grow and don’t require much space. With a lit[...]

Floral Fantasies

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By Maura Montez :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   dible flowers are a wonderful way to add flavor and beauty to almost any dish. Make certain flowers are grown organically and pesticide-free. Not all flowers are edible, so be sure to accurately identify the flower and its edible parts before adding to dishes. Use sparingly when cooking, as th[...]

The Roderweis Home Cont'd

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In our January 2017 issue, our "dwell" home was the Cabot abode of Bob Woller and Kara Wright. Here is an extended view of their fabulous home for your viewing pleasure - enjoy!     THE GREAT ROOM  Redwood beams and a massive rock fireplace are among the dramatic details of the Roderweis Retreat. The great room is home to cozy furnishings, an[...]

Winning At Winter Garden Design

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hen winter is upon us and the garden goes quiet, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the successes and mistakes of the previous year. Once you’ve finished pondering your wins and losses -– ideally with a slice of pie and hot coffee in your hand -– it’s time to plan for the future. I love to do that by thinking about garden design. Take a bird’s-eye view [...]

Retreating to Roderweis

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By Autumn Jacob  :: Photography by Jamison Mosley An easy thirty-minute drive from Little Rock ensures a relaxing escape from the bustle of busy workdays. n the Cabot home of Bob Woller and Kara Wright, architectural details and unique pieces create a warm, private retreat set on eight acres. Built in 1975, the traditional style home was featured in Bett[...]

Inspiring Holiday Decorating

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By P. Allen Smith :: Photography by Mark Fonville     hough I’m an advocate for “bringing the outdoors in” year-round, the holidays are the best time to celebrate that idea. It’s a brighter and more festive time of year, a time for molding live greenery into wreaths, garlands and centerpieces, and then, the pièce de résistance, bringing [...]

A Serene Sanctuary

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This year, we are pleased to showcase the home of Toni and Clarke Tucker. Nestled in one of central Arkansas’ most popular neighborhoods, this family home features traditional furnishings arranged artfully and comfortably. While it’s beloved, it’s also lived in with a  comfortable “Norman Rockwell” feel. By Angela E. Thomas :: Photography by Janet Warlick [...]

A Home Called Robin Hill

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By Laurie Marshall :: Photography by Janet Warlick   Collecting Memories Along the Way Ken and Debbie Reeves grew up in Harrison, descendants of family members who called Newton and Searcy counties home for generations. ^Feathering the Nest Debbie focused on comfort as she designed the master bedroom. The color choices were based[...]

Apple Adaptability

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By P. Allen Smith :: Photography by Mark Fonville     If you’re thinking of planting apple trees in your yard, it’s time to think small. The apple tree industry has been trending towards dwarf varieties for a few years now, says Arlie Powell of Petals from the Past and professor emeritus at Auburn University. Powell has advised fruit [...]