Category archives: Home & Garden

A Peaceful Lakeside Cottage: Little Rock Couple Builds Happy Home on Lake Hamilton

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wning a home in Hot Springs after living in Little Rock for nearly four decades was an easy decision for Kay Koonce. Koonce grew up in Hot Springs at the former Alpine Chalets Lake Resort on Lake Hamilton. Her parents, Elza and Martha Young, owned and operated Alpine until they decided to sell in the 1980s. The resort was turned into condominiums and the[...]

Flowers Pretty Enough to Eat with P. Allen Smith

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lowers are more than just pretty faces. We usually grow flowers for their beauty or to attract butterflies and bees to our gardens. But did you know that you can also eat some of them? There are so many garden plants that produce edible flowers. Many of these flowers have nice, subtle flavors like rose petals or the common house geranium. It’s not surpri[...]

Cool, Calm and Comfortable Blue

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Master Bedroom Laure Antonetti Schutze with L. Antoinett Design has worked with this central Arkansas homeowner for several years. The homeowners renovated their living room and kitchen five years ago. “And when they became empty nesters, they decided to redesign their guest bedrooms, to give them their own personalities,” she said. Customize. “Put a b[...]

Delightful Pops of Color

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This modern dining area is full of shapes and color. “I’m obsessed with round shapes and circles. I chose the round table, to fit the square room, which is a good design lesson to remember,” John Gibson, interior designer and owner of Urban Pad, said. Gibson echoed the spherical sentiment with art and lighting fixtures. Replicas of 50-gallon drum lids hang[...]

This Home Sings of Summertime

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We were so enamored with Penny Beebe’s front porch that we asked for a tour of her home, which was being renovated. Impressed, we asked to feature it. “Oh, my. I’m honored. You should come back in May. My home sings in the summer,” Beebe said. We agree. Beebe, an interior designer by trade, has lived in the home eight years. She loves to entertain. “I love t[...]

Rose Cottage

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When visiting such a unique and beautiful town as Eureka Springs, you need a place to stay that’s as equally interesting. The town is home to famous lodgings like the 1836 Crescent Hotel and Spa and the Basin Park Hotel, but if you’re wanting something more intimate, then Rose Cottage is where you need to hang your hat. (above photo : Original painted turqu[...]

Modern Take on Traditional Living

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What's Old is New Again You don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living [...]

Loft Living Downtown Main Street

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  K-Lofts apartments was the first rehabilitation project on Main Street, which led to the development of all of the other buildings around 315 Main Street in Little Rock. The original job of restoring the building began in 2013, before it went dormant. Matt Foster of MWF Construction LLC teamed up with Oregon developer Scott Reed to revive the pr[...]

Women Build Week

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Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is proud to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-13. We invite Central Arkansas women to devote at least one day to help repair a home for a local single mother. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for[...]

Butterfly Gardening

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Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) is the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year, chosen by the national Perennial Plant Association! Every year, a notable perennial comes into focus and this years’ selection is surely one to include in the garden! All information provided by The Good Earth Garden Center, voted the most revolutionary garden center in America! There [...]