23 Feb 2014 Receiving blessing from serving others
by RaeLynn Callaway
Mike Kemp photos
Last year I had the opportunity to consult with Brian and Amy Eble about their new construction home on Bella Rosa Court in Little Rock.
Amy Wiedower grew up in Guy and played basketball four years as a Sugar Bear at the University of Central Arkansas. “I always wanted to be a doctor and thought my specialty would be sports related like in orthopedics,” Amy said.
Little did she know that in med school at UAMS she would fall in love with obstetrics and gynecology. “I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Amy said. “I love my job. I love the women that I serve from teenagers to elderly, all phases of life. They teach me how to be a better person.”
After her residency at UAMS, Amy worked one year in Conway before moving to the Baylor College of Medicine where she taught for three years and worked in private practice. “I enjoyed our time in Texas but never planned to stay there. When Brian’s training was up, we wanted to come home.”
The Ebles have lived in Little Rock ever since. Amy is now with the Central Clinic for Women in Little Rock.
Construction wasn’t new to Amy either. Her dad, Ben Wiedower, was a home inspector for the city of Conway for years and also built homes. “This is the fourth house dad has built for us,” Amy said. “I knew pretty much what I wanted and how I needed the house to function for our needs.”
Two particular musts were having their only daughter Sophia’s bedroom close to theirs and a downstairs bedroom and bath off the kitchen to serve as a mother-in-law type quarters. “We affectionately refer to it as Nonna’s room,” Amy laughed.
Amy knew she wanted to use a neutral yellow throughout the main part of the house but jumped out there with a blue in the master suite and half bath. Sophia, along with Melanie Bradley, designed the wall murals in her room. Melanie also did the stencil on the walls in the half bath. Amy had Sam, with SBR Painting, custom paint the cabinetry around her cooktop.
“Rick Fason Cabinets in Naylor, did a great job with all the cabinetry,” Amy said. “I found so many ideas on HOUZZ.com, and he did a fantastic job of putting all my ideas together. On HOUZZ.com I would see something I liked then refine it to my style and make it my own. One thing I absolutely love and am so glad I splurged on are our solid wood doors throughout the house. I also love the glass knobs and door hardware RaeLynn chose for our master suite. It makes such a difference.
“I love working with my dad. He is very practical and functional and builds a solid house. And my mom, Donna, helps me with the decorating part. I couldn’t do it without them.”
A board certified interior designer, RaeLynn Callaway owns CYInteriors (raelynncallaway.com). She and her husband, Bart, have three children and live in Conway.