Jan 24, 2012

~ mrs. howard

My last trip to Atlanta was all about celebrating my darling sister-in-law's birthday. We surprised her. It was a big one. Bless her heart, on her special day, she hauled us around Atlanta shopping. We hit the malls, we hit the antique stores, and we hit Mrs. Howard's. If you aren't familiar with Phoebe Howard, don't feel bad. I hadn't heard of her either. I was imagining a grandma's house where she might sell specialty pieces or something of that nature. Seems I got that all wrong. Mrs. Howard's is really amazing. Like, really.


Atlanta, Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, and Charlotte are all lucky enough to have Mrs. Howard stores. I believe these images, all from the Phoebe Howard website, were taken in the exceptionally beautiful stores. ..













Not exactly your everyday furniture store. Seriously gorgeous. 

Phoebe and her husband Jim are quite the pair when it comes to creating stylish and spectacular spaces.
In addition to Mrs. Howard's, Max & Company features a younger, more modern appeal, and is just next door.


Phoebe Howard's new book, The Joy of Decorating, due out this Spring, has been pre-ordered by yours truly. Mrs. Howard walks readers through some of her favorite projects, and this is something I don't want to miss!

Pre-order through Amazon by clicking the book below...



The images above are from Phoebe's blog, Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper. I love how she organized the books by color. Right up my alley...
Oh dear, do I add this to my list of organizing projects... I'm not sure my books would do that?


Click on the quote below to visit the Phoebe Howard website... tons of eye candy awaits...







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13 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Hi Jan, just stopping in at some of my favorite blogs "in the hood" to say hi, so miss making my rounds. Am a big fan of Phoebe Howard and have been for years, I am soooo excited about her book and cannot wait to go to a signing party in my neck of the woods and meet her in person.
A mega talent, love her style. Hope alls well.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You were here? You haven't heard of Phoebe before? Wow. I have had her blog on my blogroll for some time. I have not been to her stores because I know I can't buy anything in them. I love her style though. Now I need to order her book.

Acquired Objects said...

I just love her style so clean, fresh and classic!

XX
Debra~

A Toile Tale said...

I know! I know! Her store is such a calm, beautiful, serene, sensuous oasis. Her subtle use of color is unique in the decor world. We are so often seeing a total lack of color or bold, stunning color. Phoebe's look is timeless and it makes you want to spend the rest of your life in her rooms. I'm glad you had a good time in our fair city!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Jacki said...

But you do organize your books by color!! What wonderful stores. I'll have to order that book.

Stacy Curran said...

Hi Jan, Phoebe and her husband are my two favorite designers of all time! Loved this post!
Stacy

Splenderosa said...

Hi Jan...I could just move right into any of these beautiful rooms. Just perfect, aren't they? Big Texas hug, my friend...

BRASWELL said...

New to your blog + love her style. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

pretty pink tulips said...

I left Charlotte before Mrs Howard opened a store there. I think that's reason enough to go back for a visit, don't you?!

Lucky you to visit the Atlanta shop, which I'm sure is the best.

And, definitely pre-ordering that book!

I'm sure your sister-in-law was thrilled to have you there to celebrate her special day.
xoxo Elizabeth

The French Tangerine said...

I feel compelled to clarify that "my last trip to Atlanta" was over a year ago! I didn't mean to give the impression I was just there... it was not, as some are interpreting my last trip as in last month.
Sorry for the confusion..
Jan

cindy said...

I am such a fan of Phoebe Howard! Thanks for taking us along!

We go to Atlanta every Thanksgiving to visit my husband's family, we usually get to Buckhead, Peachtree Heights, Etc, all my favorite haunts, on Friday after turkey day. We did get to Howell Mill shops and restaurants this year which was fun but we keep running out of time before getting to Mrs. Howard. I hope to get there next year!

We lived in Jacksonville after college when we were first married, that is her home base.

Phoebe is the queen of calm and symmetry and EVERY room she does is PRETTY!!!! Her husband and son are talented too.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love her designs. She is so creative.

Melinda said...

She really is the queen of classic, stylish, elegant decorating and I never tire of looking at her work.