By Laurie Marshall :: Photography by Janet Warlick
Collecting Memories Along the Way
Ken and Debbie Reeves grew up in Harrison, descendants of family members who called Newton and Searcy counties home for generations.
^Feathering the Nest
Debbie focused on comfort as she designed the master bedroom. The color choices were based on the restful green and gold in the rug underfoot. Bookshelves on one wall are full of magazines and books that Debbie pulls out for reference. A watercolor portrait of Ken’s mother, painted by his aunt, hangs on one wall, and the bedside lamps decorated Debbie’s parents’ living room in the 1950s.
Creating Balance with
a Little Bling
More painted cabinets and a faux tufted design on the wallpaper add a touch of femininity to a master bathroom that also includes plenty of masculine wood tones. A little sparkle is provided by antique leaded glass doors, crystal swags on the light fixtures and a cut-glass vanity mirror. Dark brown marble on the countertop and tub surround provides a contrast to the light walls and cabinetry, and echoes the warm walnut dresser-turned-sink on the opposite wall and antique pocket doors that lead to the water closet.
THE VIEW FROM HERE
Robin Hill’s centerpiece is the French Country-style house, which is perfectly situated amid rolling countryside west of town. The elevation off the back deck and patio provides scenic views for miles across the Ozark Mountains. Debbie’s grandmother’s porch swing and vintage park benches from a friend’s shop provide seating for guests to linger a while.
Ken and Debbie enjoy spending time on their back patio, where family heirlooms and hand-crafted details enhance their time spent together taking in the breathtaking view of the Ozark Mountains and beyond.
Collected and Comfortable
For 35 years, Debbie owned Napoleon’s Interiors, an antiques shop and design business that was a popular stop for people traveling through Harrison to and from Branson. The Reeves’ home is full of fine antiques as well as found and rescued objects. The focal point of the well-appointed great room is the imposing fireplace, surrounded by oak boards pulled from a century-old barn on a hunting property the Reeves share with friends.