The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard

Overview

Phoebe Howard, known affectionately as Mrs. Howard to her clients, has a penchant for creating stylish spaces, which has evolved into her own critically acclaimed brand of interior design. Mrs. Howard’s first book features several of her largest design projects and addresses the most common decorating issues and questions her clients and customers ask. The book’s design projects are organized by theme: Inviting, Inspiring, Timeless, Graceful, Tranquil, Casual, and Comfortable—all words that have been used to ...

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Overview

Phoebe Howard, known affectionately as Mrs. Howard to her clients, has a penchant for creating stylish spaces, which has evolved into her own critically acclaimed brand of interior design. Mrs. Howard’s first book features several of her largest design projects and addresses the most common decorating issues and questions her clients and customers ask. The book’s design projects are organized by theme: Inviting, Inspiring, Timeless, Graceful, Tranquil, Casual, and Comfortable—all words that have been used to describe Mrs. Howard’s work and ones that illustrate the many different ways she strives to make her houses look and feel.

Cowritten with well-known Southern writer Susan Sully, this gorgeous book epitomizes the grace and elegance of Southern interior design.

Praise for The Joy of Decorating:

"Mrs. Howard, as she’s known to fans of her eponymous store, peppers the book with tips for achieving a romantic, delicate look without being twee or overly saccharine. It’s the perfect title for those looking to design rooms that are soft and practical." —Veranda magazine

"A handsome new book . . . due out next month. Howard, FYI, is one Phoebe Howard in real life, a self-made decorator known for elegantly traditional, genteel Southern rooms like this one." —Dallas Morning News

 "Guaranteed to inspire your own imagination." —Atlanta magazine

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Editorial Reviews

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Although never formally trained as an interior designer, Howard has established the furnishings stores Mrs. Howard and Max and Company and parlayed her design aesthetic into a successful practice whose commissions have been featured in national home magazines. Here, she shares the interiors of homes located in the Southern United States, New York City, East Hampton, NY, and Bermuda that she has created in her stores, for her clients, and in her own abodes. Over 160 color photographs show living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, baths, kitchens, foyers, and libraries, accompanied by explanations of her design concepts. VERDICT Amateurs will find the advice inspiring as will those interested in a sophisticated, classic interior design.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584799610
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 156,554
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Phoebe Howard is the owner and operator of several Southern interior design stores, called Mrs. Howard and Max and Company, in Jacksonville, Florida, Atlanta, and Charlotte.

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