Monday, April 9, 2012

Phoebe Howard


*Before I get into this post, I wanted to let you know that Phoebe Howard is offering a 20% discount and a bonus color chart when purchasing, The Joy of Decorating at the Phoebe Howard website. Please scroll down to the end of the post for the code. Now, on with the show.......

This week, designer, Southern style expert, retailer and author (are you exhausted yet?)  Phoebe Howard stops by to chat with us. This woman is incredibly prolific and seemingly tireless. When she sets out to create something, she often does it in multiples. Open a home store?  Heck, open 3! It's my guess that her new book, The Joy of Decorating, will be the first of several - or at least I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

 If you haven't checked out this beautiful book, it's FULL of page after page of inspiring rooms. The collaborations with her builder/designer husband, are showcased throughout. The two work as a pair, complementing each other's eye for detail and precision.

If you look closely, you'll see the signature, nailhead detail that husband, Jim Howard applies to many of his jobs. Not to be missed, either, is that eye for detail when it comes to positioning the pattern on the fabric so that the sconces are perfectly centered.

  As always we ask Mrs. Howard (as she and her, eponymous, shop is known) the story behind going from being a stay-at-home mom to becoming one of the most noted designers of our time. As with so many of our guests, her's is a story that will inspire. And as an added bonus, she reveals a new project, never been discussed until now!


Also, as a gift to  our listeners, using this code: SRTJOD  you will receive a 20% off discount when you buy the book via the, Phoebe Howard website When you buy the book through her site you will also receive an exclusive free paint chart listing Phoebe's favorite 15 color combinations for walls, trim and ceilings. (while supplies last)