Home: Radiant Residence

Photography by Janet Warlick


Scott 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 two houses, he told Christy he wanted to work with her again. Newberg began before their west Little Rock, Ark., home was even “in stud.”
First on the agenda: a new color scheme. “I’d lived with the same wall color for 17 years. I was ready for a change,” Christy said. She even saved pictures from magazines. “I wanted light greys and creams with pops of color.”
The Brays are well pleased with Newberg’s work and were happy to share the results with AY readers.

Wishes Granted (above)
The living room has a lovely whitewashed, reclaimed wood wall, a feature Christy desired. Scott had just one request for this area: to watch television while cooking. So Newberg centered the TV on this wall and beneath it placed an apothecary-style chest for storage and to bring warmth and detail. Two armchairs, one in leather for Scott, bring additional color to the room’s 108-inch sofa. The coffee table is a truly unique piece; it’s fashioned from a fisherman’s slab and set upon iron legs.

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