Category archives: Home & Garden

Where We Live & Why We Live There

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Home is where memories are made. Choosing a place to live isn’t easy. It has to be a place you love where you’ll create new memories and make lasting friendships. Buying a home is an expensive investment. It takes a savvy realtor to help guide a home owner through the process. AY’s Where We Live showcases the special bond between real estate agents and ho[...]

A Home Down by the River

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t would be easy enough to believe from the inside that the front door of Regina and Mat Seelinger’s home leads directly to the beach. It has the serene, breezy feel typically only found on the waterfront. What’s actually outside might be even better – the Arkansas River Trail on the banks of the Arkansas River, most fitting for the co-owners of Spokes and[...]

The Many Facets of Mark Zweig

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Successful entrepreneur brings expertise, style and charm to Fayetteville orget a room with a view. Mark Zweig’s entire home offers a spectacular vista of Fayetteville’s western skyline. Sitting atop a hill in the Summit Place subdivision, the home overlooks bustling North College Avenue. The three-story home’s exterior is a combination of gray lap siding[...]

P. Allen Smith: A Breath of Fresh Air

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I just love bringing the outdoors in. Having plants in the house makes me feel connected to Mother Nature even when I can’t get outside. And houseplants are a simple way to add instant vitality to any room! The “greening” of indoor spaces is taking off, as more people want to exercise their green thumbs without having a garden. What’s great about housepla[...]

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[...]