Designer House begins this week

by Sonja J. Keith

After months of construction and hard work, the Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild Designer House will kick off this week.

“Designers and their teams have donated time and materials over many months to create a show house reflecting diverse styles and inviting visitors into the charms of a Craftsman bungalow,” said designer house co-chair Julie Adkisson.

The house will be open for tours beginning Friday, Oct. 17, and run through Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1120 Reynolds Ave. at The Village at Hendrix. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“This project benefits the exceptional Conway Symphony Orchestra, which not only offers wonderful concert experiences, but also provides educational outreach programs including ‘CSO in the Classroom,’ children’s concerts and interactive encounters with musicians, dancers and storytellers to bring the music to life for young learners,” said Lindsay Henderson, designer house co-chair.

A special event – The Finale – is planned to cap off the designer house from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. The event is underwritten by Southwestern Energy and will include a tour of the home and an opportunity to meet the designers, with special music by Conway Symphony Orchestra ensembles.

Luke Porter is the builder of the designer home.

Designers include:

  • Debbie and Tim Goodwin/Equinox Outdoor Concepts
  • Alicia Gough /Colour Design
  • Lynne Crafton/Crafton Design
  • Pam Hueston/Interior Solutions
  • Heather Rae Cox/High Cotton Design
  • Beth Robinson
  • Mary Kordsmeier/Mary Kordsmeier Design
  • Laure Antonetti/L. Antonetti Design
  • Jayson Cain/Jayson Cain Interiors
  • Scott Curtis/Design Central
  • Donna Benton/WaterHouse Market
  • Cheryl Watson Hannink/CW Designs
  • Missy Quinn/Quinn Interiors

Special assistance was provided by Tim Morris of Classique Expressions, Jo Ann Huselton of Pictures Et Cetera, Beverly Arnold /Bevy’s Custom Draperies, Monogramming and Gifts and Paula Story of Lumber 1 Home Center.

Designer house Presenting sponsors are The Village at Hendrix and 501 LIFE.

General admission tickets are $25 each. The Finale tickets are $50 each. To purchase tickets, visit or stop by The Village at Hendrix Office at 1040 Reynolds or 501 LIFE, 701 Chestnut St. in Downtown Conway. For more information, visit Conway Symphony Designer House on Facebook or email [email protected].