Mrs. Howard's Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky
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- Publication Date: April 10, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419724800
- Page Count: 272
- Illustrations: 175 color photographs
- Rights: World/All
“Known for her stunning Southern style.” —Oprah.com
“The reigning queen of Southern design.” —USA Today
From design expert (and interior design readers’ favorite) Phoebe Howard comes a book focused on decorating with beautiful blue color schemes. Coastal Blues is a glorious decor book filled with inspiring images of beach houses, seacoast getaways, vacation cottages, and luxurious seaside manors.
It is also a hardworking how-to-get-the-look book that offers solid interior design and styling advice. Featuring brand-new, never-before-published projects, every page reflects the ease and casual elegance of shoreline living. Chapters include:
- Sea Glass
- Coral Reef
- Deep Ocean Blue
- Clear Water
- Indigo Bay
- Ocean Mist
Phoebe Howard shows design lovers how to make coastal style modern, fresh, and very much their own. She writes, “Blue connects us to nature more than any other color. But it also connects us to worlds of possibility. We gaze out at the sea, fantasizing about exotic lands, and stare up at the sky, contemplating the limitless universe. Just like the universe’s unlimited potential, blue knows no bounds. Its variations and versatility are what make it so attractive to so many. Did you know that, statistically speaking, blue is the world’s favorite color?”
Working in blue, Phoebe helps you choose wallpaper, furniture fabrics, serving ware, window treatments, and much more.
Whether you are decorating or redecorating your beach home, or simply want to bring coastal style to your urban or suburban home, Phoebe’s ideas, beautiful blues, and popular designs will delight you, your family, and your guests. This is the perfect book for a coffee table, but it will be referred to again and again . . . and it makes a great gift book.
About the author
Phoebe Howard opened her first store, Mrs. Howard, in Jacksonville, Florida, 20 years ago and now has stores in Georgia and North Carolina. Her stores, furnishings, and interiors reflect the essence of coastal style and charm. Her work is routinely featured in House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Southern Accents, and Veranda. It has also appeared in Elle Decor, InStyle, and the New York Times. Phoebe resides in Jacksonville.