A Softer Side


Who else but Phoebe Howard could create this elegant and relaxed interior that remains perfectly tailored?  In just 5 short weeks, Howard created a blissful residence for a young family who was under time constraints.   And what a dreamy result; soft blues, washed grays and creams paired with furniishings that are simple and sleek keep it casual.

Upon returning from a buying trip to England, Belgium and Holland, howard was approached by the couple who wanted to start fresh in their new home.   Howard couldn't be more thrilled for the opportunity to decorate using pieces she felt shouldn't be separated.   Everything from the wing chairs, antique brass table and lamps, and English period pieces fill this home with a sleek but soft kind of sophisitication.  

What a beautiful pair of bedside tables, the mix isn't just interesting, it's personal and a reminder that rules are meant to be broken.

Full Story and Photo Credit from Atlanta Homes Magazine

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  1. Loving that kichen. I wrote about the kitchen in the film It's Complicated earlier this year and the colour pallete of the one you post is very similar, which probably explains why I am liking it so much. Great post - very inspiring.

  2. I do love the softness of the color scheme in this house, Vitania! Especially the master bedroom.

  3. Vitania, you should see her shop in Atlanta! It's set up with vignettes reflecting her lovely, soft style. Last time I was there she actually had on display one of our floral inserts in Bunny Williams' Sister Parish cachepot that Bunny commissioned us to do.

  4. Anything Phoebe touches turns beautiful, doesn't it? I love her style.

    The architect on this house (which I believe was a renovation, but not 100% sure) was Stan Dixon, who also had a big impact on the colors and soft style and details in this home.

  5. Phoebe Howard is my designer idle. I think everything she does is perfection and I use a lot of her images as inspiration. I have not seen one space that she has done that I don't love. This is a wonderful use of soft colors and lovely elements, thank you for sharing more of Phoebe, I can't seem to get enough of her design work,Kathysue

  6. Phoebe is pretty genius, al right. I think when your taste is a good as hers, ideas come easily. This house is so comfortable! The color palatte makes your blood pressure go down the minute you walk in. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  7. The kind of talent Mrs. Howard has is a gift...so beautiful and elegant!

  8. What a beautiful and comfortable home - love the pallete of colours.


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