The Joy of Decorating
Southern Style with Mrs. Howard
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- Publication Date: March 1, 2012
- Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- Trim Size: 9 x 11 1⁄2
- ISBN: 9781584799610
- Page Count: 256
- Illustrations: 100 full-color photographs
- Rights: World/All
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
About 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.