In case you have not seen it yet, below is this month's Dear Mrs. Howard column in Southern Living magazine. Phoebe is a contributing editor for Southern Living and can be seen in the magazine most months answering readers' questions about decorating. For more Q&As with Phoebe, check out the blog here.
Andrew Howard, our son, has a wonderful spread in the May issue of Traditional Home. It features a project of his in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Andrew is also named one of the magazine's Top Ten New Trad Designers to watch in 2013! We are thrilled and proud of the work Andrew has been doing, and we are happy to see his talent being featured.
If you would like to vote for Andrew in Traditional Home magazine's contest, simply click here, check Andrew's box, fill out your brief info and hit submit. When you vote, you are entered to win $1,000 from Traditional Home magazine and Hunter Douglas Windows.
Phoebe and Jim are thrilled to share that their son Andrew Howard has been chosen by House Beautiful magazine as one of the "next wave" of talented new designers on the horizon (in the March 2013 issue). Andrew has been with our company for 10 years. He has worked diligently and creatively, and not only deserves this honor, but our respect as well. We are extremely proud and happy today!
Last Friday, Phoebe appeared for a second time on First Coast Living (a local news station in Jacksonville). She talks about setting up the ideal bar - a useful topic with all of the holiday parties coming up! Click here to watch the video.
House Beautiful's The Best column is always full of the greatest new things on the market, so we couldn't be happier our Paris Turned Leg Chair from Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill was featured in the September issue. Thank you, House Beautiful!
Also, we've pinned a lot of new things, so check us out on Pinterest if you have not already!
Thank you to Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazine, a lovely publiction from out west, that featured Phoebe in the March 2012 issue. The article is titled High Style Neutrals, and takes you through a clients home Phoebe decorated last year. In case you don't have access to this magazine, take a look below!
Our friends from Williams-Sonoma were kind enough to include Phoebe in their new web site Cultivate.com, which is launching this month! On the site, Phoebe provides tips about designing a kitchen, layout suggestions, and other topics that are very useful.
Cultivate.com is Williams-Sonoma’s first-ever design web site focused solely on kitchen design and remodeling. Cultivate is full of editorial content with inspiration and advice all about kitchens (there is no e-commerce - it is all about inspiration and tips). Top interior designers share their best kitchen projects and anyone who joins the site can create a private online inspiration folder to save favorite things from the site. There are even helpful tools like the Cultivate budget tracker and a search to find local professionals in your area. More exciting features and updates are planned for 2012. Take a look:
If you haven't picked up your January copy of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles yet, don't delay. This is a lovely issue by one of our favorite publications, and we are so happy one of Phoebe's projects was included. In case you don't have it in your area, check it out below:
We are delighted to share that Phoebe has a new monthly column with Southern Living magazine called "Dear Mrs. Howard." It is an advice column that features answers to questions that readers have submitted. Each month, she tries to solve the dilemma of a reader with photography, and decorating tips and advice. The first column has arrived in November's issue, which is out on newsstands. If you cannot find it yet in your area, click here to read it online. It is also below. And here is a video about the column, as well. Many thanks to editor Lindsay Bierman and everyone at Southern Living for the opportunity! Check it out:
Phoebe and Jim are so honored to be included in House Beautiful's "Who's Who in American Design" pull-out poster in the April issue. It is an incredible group of designers and decorators. "Mr. and Mrs. Howard" are beyond thrilled to be among such talent and to be regarded so highly by such an outstanding publication.
The April issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is full of great articles. Phoebe was thrilled to be included twice - one is a piece about her tips for decorating with Blue & White, and the other is a poolhouse she decorated in Birmingham.We never miss an issue, and if you haven't received yours yet, be sure to pick it up! Double click to enlarge the pages:
Clint Smith, editor of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, put together a beautiful piece on a townhouse Phoebe decorated in Atlanta in their January 2011 issue. For those who cannot buy it in your area, you can check out the pages below.
We have gotten so many requests for the paint colors in this house! All of the walls (except for the wallpaper in the bedroom) are Benjamin Moore's Cream Fleece and all of the trim is Benjamin Moore's White Dove. We hope this helps!
Phoebe was thrilled to be included among a slew of designers in today's Home & Garden section of The New York Times. Penelope Green interviews Phoebe about her past experiences decorating the homes of clients for Christmas and how she currently feels about it. Don't miss the end of the article! (You can read the full version here).
We wish we could take everyone to see Hearst’s Designer Visions show house that Phoebe and Jim decorated - it is incredible - and it officially welcomed its first guests Tuesday night at the opening party! Fortunately, there is a great interview with Phoebe and Jim you can watch online that also showcases the entire apartment. Also, for all of you subscribers out there, you should have the House Beautiful issue by now that features the Howard’s work on the cover (I got mine yesterday)! We’ll post the images here once it hits newsstands (so we don’t spoil it for those who pick it up each month).
For now, take a tour of the apartment by clicking here - you won't be disappointed.
Today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
journalist Katie Leslie offers a helpful piece about selecting bed linens.
She interviews Aaron Stewart, creative director for Sferra Linens, and
discusses how to go about choosing the best bedding for your budget, as well as
how to care for your sheets once you get them home. Aaron will be at Mrs.
Howard in Atlanta
tonight for our party with Sferra as part of their Lose Count tour. The event is really just an opportunity to visit our store after hours and have a great time, but it also a chance to see the latest collection from Sferra Linens and speak with Aaron and Phoebe Howard about making a beautiful bed.
If you would like to attend, please email me ([email protected]) or call us to RSVP: 404-816-3830.
Every month, House Beautiful features an "Instant Room", where a decorator creates a room specifically for the magazine's readers. Phoebe is the featured Instant Room decorator in the December/January 2010 issue, and we think you are going to love it! Click on the photo below to blow it up:
In November's issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Phoebe provides her top tips for gracious holiday style. She uses simple objects, a white tablecloth and white napkins, crystal candlesticks, white plates, and combines this with fresh, natural decoration - greenery, boxwood, white hydrangea, pine cones - for an effect that is clean and elegant. At the same time, it is neutral enough to be useful for a variety of holiday entertaining, not limited just to Christmas.
Below is the article - click on the images to blow it up so you can read Phoebe's tips!
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is one of our monthly stand-bys - we cannot wait to get our hands on each new issue! What a nice surprise to see our blog listed in the 'A to Z Guide to Style in Atlanta'. Many thanks to everyone at the magazine!
Such fabulous news! The Washington Post wrote an incredible article about Phoebe, and it is in today's Home section. Be sure to check it out if you get the paper locally. The article is also available online here.
Another exciting bit of exciting news is that Phoebe will be doing a live chat with the Washington Post today at 11 a.m. We would love all of you to join in! Check out how to do that here. Phoebe will be answering your questions live, so stop on by to get her advice on decorating.
This is a great story about casual, colorful entertaining that ran a few years ago in Southern Accents. The place settings are beautiful and perfect for the season. The colors are so crisp and cheery – perhaps this will inspire you to set a pretty table this weekend! Also, below are a few of Phoebe’s tips from the article for setting a table.
- Gather inspiration from your surroundings. What do you already have in your home or garden that you love?
- Consider having one dominant color, like the yellow below, that echoes the color in the room, and then one accent color, like the bright green.
- Narrow your focus. Begin with one main flower and work from there.
- Mass one type of flower in containers, but have fun using various sizes.
- Look around your house and use what is available. It’s amazing what you can find, especially if you are creative.
- Sideboards and any other surfaces in the room should be an extension of the table decoration but not a duplication.
So much good news in one week! 1stdibs.com, where we sell many of our antiques, also spotlights the best of the best in the design industry. Phoebe is so honored they chose to do a story about her, and the piece was just posted on their web site. Go to 1stdibs.com to check it out - she is under "The Talent" section on the home page. Many thanks to everyone at 1stdibs! What a wonderful group of people to work with.
We are so excited to share that Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper was listed for the second time in the Washington Post's Blog Watch column, written by Terri Sapienza. Welcome to all of our new readers!
There is still time if you would like to attend the party on Friday - just send me an email that you would like to come, and we will put you on the guest list!(lkennelly*at*jmhoward.net).