Explore the 2017/2018 ASID-Honored Spaces

When the spaces where you spend your days are well-designed, the impact is more than visual. Below, you’ll discover works that exemplify that very concept, works that earned their Arkansas creators honors in the 2017/2018 Excellence in Design Awards from the South Central Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Read on to learn more about the concepts, challenges and creativity behind this year’s winning designs.

Sing Residence | Little Rock
Meridith Ranouil | MLH Designs
Category: Residential – Kitchen

DESIGN CONCEPT
This kitchen renovation began as the design concept for a simple laundry room project that was in its final stages. Even though it was functional, they had always hated the look of the existing kitchen and knew the layout could be improved. As a result of their excitement from a well-planned laundry room, they asked for a new kitchen design. This new kitchen was to have a lighter, more up-to-date feel while continuing the aesthetics of the rest of the home, which they had been gradually updating.

UNIQUE DETAILS
The client loved the white of the painted cabinetry, the grays of the carrera backsplash and the warmth of the quartzite countertops. To make these tones work well together, the designer wished to specify a two-toned hardware. There was not one that combined the two desired finishes — satin brass and stainless — so the designer commissioned a metal worker to create the hardware to their specifications.


Foxcroft Residence | Little Rock
Jill White | Jill White Designs
Category: Residential – Kitchen

DESIGN CONCEPT
The firm was hired onto the project during the framing phase to help completely transform the existing home from traditional to contemporary. Fortunately, they were brought on board in time to put their stamp on the floor plan and create a kitchen that culinary dreams are made of. For the kitchen concept, they started with a color palette of white on white to give the space the feeling of being clean, simple and functional.

UNIQUE DETAILS
A few of the hidden features include cabinets with felt-lined wine bottle storage, a cutting board installed directly over the wastebasket and panel-ready appliances that conceal ice, refrigeration and freezer for a consistent aesthetic and to allow the 60″ range and galley sink to remain the focal points of the room.


Persons Residence | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson | Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design
Category: Residential – Single Space

DESIGN CONCEPT
This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence needed an additional play and media room for a growing family. With no rooms to convert, an addition was designed at the rear of the house. The homeowners’ aesthetic is decidedly modern with a warm, chic styling. They wanted the room to be about their daughters, feel designed and not just “furnished,” yet also be comfortable for the owners and their guests. The final design integrated multiple play and work areas zoned with custom millwork while layers of texture and patterns in cream, soft gray and lavender were integrated into the design with custom cubbies, modular carpet, pillows and art.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
To accommodate guests, in addition to a large sleeper sectional, a millwork cabinet was designed to surround the TVs. The vertical portion of the custom cabinet was designed as a wardrobe with a pull-out clothes bar and adjustable shelves for guests’ belongings. The design of the wardrobe was intended to blend seamlessly into the inverted “L” shape with reveals and pulls worked into the door in order to conceal the nature of the storage.

Credit: Michael Baxley

Credit: Michael Baxley

McGehee Ranch | Somerville, Texas
Kathryn J. LeMaster | Kathryn J. LeMaster Art & Design of Little Rock
Category: Residence – Small

DESIGN CONCEPT
The client’s desire for this project was to create a novel vacation home, a place for family and friends to gather away from the city for a relaxing weekend, as well as recreational activities on the ranch such as hunting, fishing and hiking. They purchased land not far from where they love attending their alma mater’s football games. Being in a rural farmland setting, they wanted the ranch house to have rustic and industrial farmhouse elements while still keeping an overall minimal, light and airy modern style to communicate the peacefulness and simplicity they wanted to experience when escaping to this tranquil country retreat.

UNIQUE DETAILS
The architect’s concept of a wall of glass doors not only added a modern look, but also made the outdoors center stage, all while using natural materials such as concrete, wood, wool and cotton throughout echoed the outdoors subtly brought it in.


Lake Hamilton Wolf Arena Hospitality Room | Pearcy
Carmen C. Brown | Lewis Architects Engineers
Category: Custom Detail

DESIGN CONCEPT
The goal was to create a unique graphic that could incorporate the heritage and history of Lake Hamilton High School’s athletic programs using a multitude of sports images and highlighting championship teams throughout the years.

UNIQUE DETAILS
Creating the collage from the mountain of yearbooks scanned (from 1945 to present day) was a tedious job, including finding the right sports images, correcting any aspect of the original image and laying out the images to be easily viewed once the overall graphic was printed on vinyl and installed.


Butterfield Trail Village Commons Center | Fayetteville
Aubrey Pate, Julie Fryauf | Julie Wait Designs
Category: Commercial – Hospitality Living

DESIGN CONCEPT
The design concept was developed as a nod to the wooded site and the use of natural stone and wood on the existing campus. A fall color palette was combined with natural materials of wood and stone complemented by artwork and furniture with a twig motif. Reds, oranges, golds, bronze and walnut wood tones contrast with smooth, white walls in each space. The sanctuary aspect of the concept represents the comfort felt by the residents when they are in the space with their loved ones.

UNIQUE DETAILS
This new expansion was designed to be the hub of activity and events in this senior living facility. The client desired accessibility, a welcoming atmosphere and an impressive gathering space for residents to use for a variety of purposes. The client also wanted a high-end, classy look that would stand the test of time while complementing the adjacent existing buildings. The upscale venue was designed to attract top-tier programming and entertainment in the performance hall.


Pinnacle Dermatology | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Malia Stauffer | Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design
Category: Commercial – Healthcare; Commercial – Single Space

DESIGN CONCEPT
The client desired a warm, natural environment somewhat distanced from the popular white and super-modern aesthetic for this dermatology clinic. The physicians walk their patients through several phases of medical, surgical and cosmetic services with individualized treatment plans, so the idea of the journey to skin health along with the desire for elements of nature were combined to develop a concept based on a path. The concept was executed with changes in ceiling heights and materials, patterns in flooring materials at wayfinding points and a clear and organized space plan among calming, approachable and warm materials.

CLIENT REQUESTS
     • A space plan that seamlessly integrated a substantial cosmetology presence and allowed for a retail skin care area.
     • Well-organized space plan that could allow for expansion into adjacent, empty, unleased tenant space.


Cornerstone Clinic for Women | Little Rock
Toni Gocke Wyre, Jessica DeBerry | Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Category: Commercial – Healthcare

DESIGN CONCEPT
The main goal of this new women’s clinic was to provide a spa-like atmosphere that represented the two sides of the growing practice: one for mostly obstetrics and the other for gynecology. The design team brought in biophilic references to ease tensions and nerves while waiting. The colors are beach-like and soothing. Bold wall graphics provide a focal point to each waiting area as well as a point of conversation. The physicians wanted the space to “wrap around you like a cocoon,” hence the implementing of curvilinear elements into the overall design.

UNIQUE DETAILS
The clinic occupies the entire first floor of a larger medical office building, which the physicians own. Great care was taken to maintain a beautiful environment from the front door all the way through the building while setting apart the clinic space with separate finishes and identities.


Kidz Choice | Fort Smith
Brittany Atkinson, JoAnn Wickes | Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design
Category: Commercial – Healthcare
Commercial Ovation Award Winner

DESIGN CONCEPT
The design for this children’s dental clinic was inspired by the elementary triangular lines of a tooth using colors from the company’s refreshed branding. Throughout the clinic, triangles, diagonal lines and solid tertiary colors were used to create a space that is colorful, fun and energetic without catering to a specific age. Each space has the opportunity for the pediatric patients to learn about making healthy habits and choices as well as bright splashes of color to engage and guide them through the clinic.

SPECIAL CHALLENGES
Noise control was a concern in the main exam room, waiting room and the corridors. At the interior storefront locations, privacy was paramount and distraction needed to be eliminated.

The materials that were previously selected by the architect determined the budget, so all new materials selected had to fall into the same parameters to keep the project on track.


Euronet Software Solutions | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Malia Stauffer | Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design
Category: Commercial – Single Space

DESIGN CONCEPT
The newly renovated cafe creates an energetic and fresh new personality for the room, which was once broken up by walls and different ceiling heights. By demolishing the walls and ceiling, the space plan opens up and better utilizes the room. The vibrant color palette enhances the materials’ finishes as well as the space plan. Color and pattern through the use of flooring materials, furniture and ceiling define smaller areas and functions in the room. The cove light draws the eye to the higher furnishings and the pendant fixtures while also balancing out the composition of the furniture and individual spaces.

CLIENT REQUESTS
     • Maximize the space to seat more employees for office events.
     • Modernize the interior finishes and make better use of the room.


SILVER

RESIDENTIAL – BATHROOM

Glaze Residence | North Little Rock
Kaki Hockersmith, Adrienne Meachum – Kaki Hockersmith Interiors

Lakefront Residence | Hot Springs
Alissa A. Oates – Restructure Design Inc.

RESIDENTIAL – KITCHEN

Bordeaux Residence | Little Rock
Meridith Ranouil – MLH Designs

Frala Residence | Fayetteville
Aubrey Pate – Julie Wait Designs

RESIDENTIAL – SINGLE SPACE

Sherwood Residence | Sherwood
Lindsey Binz – Lindsey Binz Home Company

RESIDENTIAL – MULTI-FAMILY

The Palisades at Pleasant Crossing | Rogers
Beth Reed – Salter Properties

RESIDENTIAL – SMALL RESIDENCE

Eichmann Residence | Fayetteville
Lisa Claybrook – Lisa Claybrook Interiors Inc.

Eldridge Condo |  Fayetteville
Andrea M. Cornwell – iSpace LLC

RESIDENTIAL – LARGE RESIDENCE

Pederson Residence | Harrison
Andrea M. Cornwell – iSpace LLC

Valley Club Residence | Little Rock
Tobi Fairley – Tobi Fairley & Associates

ADAPTIVE REUSE

Argenta Flats | North Little Rock
Beth Reed – Salter Properties

Haas Hall/The Lane Hotel | Rogers
Aubrey Pate, Julie Fryauf – Julie Wait Designs

The Waters Hotel | Hot Springs
Jill White – Jill White Designs

CUSTOM DETAIL

WER Architects/Planners | Little Rock
Lauren Dickey – WER Architects/Planners

COMMERCIAL – BUDGET CONSCIOUS

Paris Middle School Media Center | Paris
Toni Gocke Wyre – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Children International – University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Little Rock
Toni Gocke Wyre, Jennifer Chwalinski – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

COMMERCIAL – RETAIL

Beige | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Brooke Allen – Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design

COMMERCIAL – HOSPITALITY SERVICE

Copper Grill | Little Rock
Kate East, Caroline Smith – AMR Architects

Zetêo Coffee | Little Rock
Morgan Holmes – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

COMMERCIAL – HOSPITALITY LIVING

Staybridge Suites | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Ashley Roman – Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design

COMMERCIAL – HEALTHCARE

Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic | Little Rock
Toni Gocke Wyre, Kimberly Prescott, Tamara Campbell – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Martin Orthopedics | Little Rock
Carmen C. Brown – Lewis Architects Engineers

COMMERCIAL – INSTITUTIONAL

Central Arkansas Library System – John Gould Fletcher Library | Little Rock
Sarah Goss – Allison + Partners

Central Arkansas Library System – Roosevelt Thompson Library | Little Rock
Kate East – AMR Architects

Lake Hamilton Wolf Arena | Pearcy
Carmen C. Brown – Lewis Architects Engineers

Phi Beta Phi Sorority | Fayetteville
Lauren Dickey, Toni Gocke Wyre, Kate Berryman – WER Architects/Planners

Pinnacle View Middle School | Little Rock
Lauren Dickey – WER Architects/Planners

COMMERCIAL – SINGLE SPACE

Fowler House Garden & Conservatory | Fayetteville
Laura Lyon – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Professional Office Building | North Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Malia Stauffer – Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design

Staybridge Suites | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Ashley Roman – Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design

COMMERCIAL – SMALL CORPORATE

Acxiom Corporation | Little Rock
Morgan Holmes – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Arkansas Dermatology Call Center | North Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Malia Stauffer – Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design

First National Bank of NWA | Bentonville
Lisa Claybrook – Lisa Claybrook Interiors Inc.

Frost PLLC | Little Rock
Sarah Goss – Allison + Partners

WER Architects/Planners | Little Rock
Lauren Dickey – WER Architects/Planners

COMMERCIAL – LARGE CORPORATE

Carroll Electric Cooperative Corporation | Berryville
Lisa Claybrook – Lisa Claybrook Interiors Inc.

Euronet Software Solutions | Little Rock
Brittany Atkinson, Malia Stauffer – Williams & Dean Architecture/Interior Design


BRONZE

RESIDENTIAL – MULTI-FAMILY

Argenta Flats | North Little Rock
Beth Reed – Salter Properties

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Cane Hill College | Canehill
Lauren Dickey – WER Architects/Planners

ADAPTIVE REUSE

AXPM Corporate Office | Little Rock
Morgan Holmes – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

CUSTOM DETAIL

Custom Hardware | Little Rock
Meridith Ranouil – MLH Designs

COMMERCIAL – RETAIL

Tesori Bridal & Formal | Fayetteville
Chris Goddard – Goddard Design Group

COMMERCIAL – HEALTHCARE

Central Arkansas Ophthalmology | Little Rock
Sarah Goss – Allison + Partners

Holt Eye Clinic | Hot Springs
Jill White – Jill White Designs

Ozark Regional Vein Center & Renew Aesthetics | Rogers
Lisa Claybrook – Lisa Claybrook Interiors Inc.

Searcy Physical Therapy | Searcy
Kate East – AMR Architects

COMMERCIAL – INSTITUTIONAL

Donaghey Hall – University of Central Arkansas | Conway
Laura A Hendrix, Jessica L DeBerry – Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

Saint Mark Baptist Church Youth Building | Little Rock
Carmen C. Brown – Lewis Architects Engineers

COMMERCIAL – SINGLE SPACE

Arkansas Children’s Mission Center | Little Rock
Cynthia Hawkins, Kimberly Braden Prescott – Cromwell Architects Engineers

University of Arkansas Dean’s Office | Fayetteville
Andrea M. Cornwell – iSpace LLC

Ridge Road Elementary Media Center | North Little Rock
Carmen C. Brown – Lewis Architects Engineers

COMMERCIAL – SMALL CORPORATE

Colliers International I Rogers
Andrea M. Cornwell – iSpace LLC

Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI | Little Rock
Sarah Goss – Allison + Partners

COMMERCIAL – LARGE CORPORATE

Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services Headquarters | Little Rock
Mindy Burton – Cromwell Architects Engineers

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