An Arkansas Couple's Clever Home Renovation

New parents craft a home full of design inspiration (12 Photos)

Abigail Stone on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:39PM

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 An Arkansas Couple's Clever Home Renovation

Derek Henderson Photography

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New Home, New Family

A lot can happen in a year. For Arkansas-based first-grade teacher Stephanie Henderson and her photographer husband, Derek Henderson, it's been a time of wonderful changes: They moved from a rental apartment into a house; they collaborated on (and survived!) their kitchen remodel; and, just a few weeks ago, their daughter, Ingrid Cate, was born. The busy new family agreed to let us take a peek at their home.

In the dining room, dark gray walls make the room feel cozy and warm, and the tree silhouettes and bird painting reference both the couple's love of nature and of Wilco's Sky Blue Sky album.

"We really wanted a statement wall in the dining room since it can be seen as soon as you walk through the front door," notes Stephanie.

Paint: Dark Granite by Behr. Similar tree decals available at NouWall. Svalbo table, $129 at Ikea. Gilbert chairs, $49 each at Ikea. Tree Garden curtain, from $32 at Urban Outfitters. Similar lighting: Oversized Equator pendant lamp, $199 at cb2.

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