Books

Contemporary rooms, transformative color, and the curated house are just a few of the new book offerings this fall.

Mrs. Howard:
Room by Room
Phoebe Howard
Abrams
September 2015
272 pages
$50

Atlanta and Jacksonville, FL-based interior designer Phoebe Howard’s new book Room by Room is a follow-up to her uber-successful Joy of Decorating. Known as “Mrs. Howard,” her sophisticated Southern style has spawned a legion of fans as her popular stores in Atlanta and Charlotte can attest. Room By Room covers the basics from living rooms and libraries to bathrooms and kitchens, as well as children’s rooms and outdoor living rooms. Howard details what makes her work so unique by dissecting design projects in New York, Nashville, and Atlanta, and incorporating personal stories throughout the book. Patterns, textures, colors, and arrangements are carefully choreographed in a Howard interior, where layering remains supreme. I have both of her books in my library and they are totally “dog-eared” as this is a must-have for any designer’s bookshelf.

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