Built in 1930, this eclectic style residence has housed five generations, recently revived by Kathryn J. LeMaster Art & Design, in the historic Heights neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas. The current homeowner had inherited her childhood home from her parents. Through all the years, the home had only been renovated once, back in the 1990s when her parents decided to make an addition. It was time for an update and after scouring the internet, the homeowner found her designer, who is ASID certified, an important aspect for the hire. The designer took into account the past memories of the home to create a carefully curated design that honors the past but updates to the present. This home now caters to the homeowners lifestyle and will last for generations to come.
The interior design scheme reflects a mix of old and new, where a lot of past treasures were kept and infused with eye-catching fabrics and accessories. The homeowner also brought with her furnishings from her old house, the were incorporated into the design. Budget-friendly items were mixed with more high-end pieces to give a nice contrast of vintage and current selections.
Above: Open shelving comprised of cypress boards in the kitchen offers a unique space to display sentimental figurines. When the kitchen had been remodeled, cabinetry panels were kept to repurpose into a tiny china cabinet. This creates an additional space to house treasured items, which is showcased in the brand new home office (was previously the laundry room).
What We Love: The charming eclectic style details throughout this homes adds character and personality. Brimming with pops of color throughout and a wonderful mix of old and new. There is so much history in this home, we love how the designer has preserved this while attaining the new homeowners desire for her own autonomy.
Readers, what do you think of this old home renovation, do you think the designer did a successful job of blending old with new and preserving historical details? Are you a fan of homes with an eclectic style design?
Above: The paneling in the den was part of the 1990s addition and was preserved, but offers new life with a contemporary piece of artwork hung over the fireplace. This adds to the eclectic vibe of the space. A custom CR Laine sectional is mixed with inexpensive ottomans found online that were reupholstered. The antique side tables are items the homeowner already owned, creating a beautiful blend of high and low.
Above: The most striking heirloom piece in the home is in the master bedroom, where a vivid painting has become the center point of the room’s design scheme. The varying gradations of yellows and grays inspired the designer to pair similar colored fabrics; as seen in the custom designed bedding and window treatments.
Above: Functional design changes were also made to this home, helping to cater to the needs of the homeowner. This included the master bathroom, which was originally a Jack-and-Jill bath. The renovation included closing off the second opening and creating a separate water closet. Built-in linen storage was added to the new space. Luxurious upgrades were also added, such as heated flooring, a bench in the shower, a concealed television in the side of the bath’s cabinetry tower. Additionally, a small vanity area was integrated into the design for makeup application.
Above: A guest bedroom at the front of the home features a color palette that reflects the homeowners unique style and personality. At the start of the project she was dreaming of a room dressed in purple. The color selection was the inspiration for the design, which features soft lilac walls and fabrics. Very serene and cozy… with an eclectic style that radiates.
Above: A charming attached porch was also given a refreshed overhaul. Once used as a storage area, it is now a garden oasis to appease the homeowner’s green thumb. The potting shed features a metal washtub that adds an industrial aesthetic to the space… not to mention some awesome creativity!
Photos: Rett Peek
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