So many people have asked over the years "When will Phoebe write a book?" It is hard to believe the time has finally arrived when we can answer "She has!" Titled The Joy of Decorating, this book has been building in Phoebe's mind for many years, but was put into production during the last year and a half. It will be on shelves in Spring 2012, and we can hardly wait.
Here is the book's summary from the publisher, Stewart, Tabori & Chang: "In her first book, Mrs. Howard walks readers step-by-step through some of her favorite projects. She also shares how she and her husband design and decorate inviting and inspiring rooms in their stores. Featured decorating projects include houses and apartments in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Bermuda, and New York, and address the most common decorating issues and problems she hears from her clients and customers. Co-written with well-known Southern writer Susan Sully, this lush book epitomizes the grace and elegance of Southern interior design."
It is Phoebe's hope that readers will be inspired and find their own decorating legs. She hopes the book will prevent decorating from becoming a stressful, intimidating, or unattainable goal. Phoebe would like everyone to find the joy in decorating and see it come to life in their own homes.
The book will be $50 and is available for pre-order. We will be offering special pricing for blog readers, and also signed copies are available if you include that information - Email me to reserve your copy: firstname.lastname@example.org.