Category archives: Home & Garden

Showcasing NWA’s Splendid Shelters

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This June 19 through 21, more than 2,000 people will tour the 34 homes featured in this year’s Annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association. Photographs courtesy of NWAHBA   Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association (NWAHBA) was founded in 1960. Today the organization has 320 members and works “to serve[...]

Home: Tuscany with A Touch of Texas

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Photography by Janet Warlick   west Little Rock, Ark., home of Michael and Judy Shelley might be described in many ways. One way would be roomy. Including the roofed, outdoor living areas, the home covers about 8,000 square feet, not counting the garage. This spacious place is one of three homes built side-by-side by the Shelleys’ close friend, [...]

Dwell: Successful Showcase

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Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home opened to great fanfare, and AY was proud to be a media sponsor for this project. This month, we share photographs of several of the light-filled rooms in this nearly 4,000-square-foot home. Photography by Janet Warlick   year, a number of Southern Living Custom Builder Prog[...]

Home: Radiant Residence

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Photography by Janet Warlick   and Christy Bray first met interior designer Miguel Newberg several years ago. They purchased furniture from a national retailer, and Newberg, who worked at the outlet, helped them finish the space. The Brays own Freeze Specialty Cleaners, so Scott sees his fair share of homes; after viewing Newberg’s design work in t[...]

P. Allen Smith: Dream Big with Summer Bulbs

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Tubers, corms and rhizomes.  Photography by Jane Colclasure and Mark Fonville   of us want ginormous, stupendous blossoms and magnificent foliage to match … and lots of both. If this describes you, then planting summer bulbs definitely is the way to go. To me, bulbs are a “pre-packaged flower,” and all it takes is a little bit of patience and work[...]

Charity Makes This House a Home

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This month, Arkansas will host its first-ever Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home, and AY is proud to be a media sponsor for this project and its unveiling. Each month this year we’ve brought you information and updates on the progress of this nearly 4,000-square-foot home. Photography by Kaye Chambers   year, a number of Southern[...]

Spring Planting

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Chris Hiryak provides gardening tips for the spring growing season.   spring just around the corner, gardeners and farmers across Arkansas are anxious and excited to begin preparations for the fast-approaching growing season. Before we know it, the Arctic winds will relinquish their grip on nighttime temperatures and it will be time for the first s[...]