Category archives: Home & Garden

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 [...]

The AY Guide to Entertaining

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By Maura Montez :: photography by Jamison Mosley  :: Stylist Steven Berardesca Glassware from Party Gras in Little Rock While any day can be a reason to celebrate with family and friends, the holiday season provides us with official reasons to gather together. For your party planning, we’ve included 20 holidays, starting with Thanksgiving, November [...]

Home: Tale of Two Kitchens

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With a focus on food this month, what better time to give extra attention to the kitchen by visiting two families happy with their dream kitchens. Photography by Janet Warlick   can't talk about food without talking about kitchens, the heart of any home. Oscar and Doris Washington know about kitchens. Located in Chenal Valley, it is their sixth[...]

P. Allen Smith: Growing Pears

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Apples have always been more popular than pears. I’ve often wondered if Eve had eaten a pear instead of an apple would that still be the case? Photography courtesy of USA Pears   the poor pear may not be associated with Christendom, like apples, they can be baked in tarts, preserved in jars, or paired with cheese and eaten raw. And this time of ye[...]

Home: Homecoming on the Lake

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Gary and Carol Adams met while in college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Photography by Janet Warlick   career choice moved them to Houston shortly after graduation. When they decided it was time to return to northwest Arkansas, they enlisted help from award-winning designer Julie Wait Fryauf to bring their vision for a “mountain cra[...]

P. Allen Smith: Fall Lawn Care Tips

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There’s something about fall that energizes me to get out and garden again after enduring our long, hot summers. Photography by Mark Fonville   the cool breezes start to blow at nightfall, they bring with them a calming sense of renewal. The grass starts to green up again, fall-blooming perennials load up with buds ready to burst, and my vegetable[...]