Category archives: Home & Garden

Dream Home

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ome, garden and lifestyle guru, Chris Olsen, has found his dream home in the historic Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock. He’s named it after Park Hill’s original name – “Edgemont.” When Olsen spotted the grand Spanish Colonial home – with quite the storied past – on Skyline, he wasn’t actively seeking a new place to dwell. “We weren’t even loo[...]

For the Love of Eggs

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ou 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 completely off the grid to put[...]

How To Create A Stunning Combination Planter

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Creating a great combination planter seems simple; pick a bunch of plants that you like and put them together, right? Yes…and no. Here are some tips on creating some great mixed planters, including some very winning combinations! If you already have a container to plant in, measure it before you go shopping. If you don’t have a planter, consider what styl[...]

Dreaming of Spring - Tips on planning for the Spring Season

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While the subtle colors of winter can be appreciated, most of us long for spring. To open a fresh bag of potting soil, and to sink your hands in the coolness, and bring a handful up to breathe in the rich smell of earth is just heaven. What are your dreams? What did you want to do last season, and didn’t get finished? Or were you overwhelmed with the millio[...]

Relaxing At Home Along The River Trail

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography By Jamison Mosley Harmonious Living home along the Arkansas River Trail is the perfect setting to sit back, relax, and take in the view for Ashley and Brett Russell. The riverfront location provides the perfect setting for their well-curated home, as Ashley adds, “we’ve always been in North Little Rock.” Thei[...]

Sharing My Favorite Southern Gardens

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By P. Allen Smith ’ve been fortunate enough to visit the gardens of far-flung locales, across oceans and continents, but the Southern garden speaks to my soul unlike any other. Botanical gardens are wonderful for inspiration, as well as for discovering which flowers, shrubs and trees resonate with your personal aesthetic. The United States has a bounty [...]

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[...]