Book Review: The Joy Of Decorating

Last month, I was the happy recipient of Phoebe Howard’s latest tome: The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style With Mrs. Howard.  This book is right up my ally as I’m such a fan of Phoebe and Jim Howard’s work.  I’ve mentioned before that two of our closest friends are building their dream home with the Howards, I can’t wait to see the results (which should be some time soon, maybe late fall).  Phoebe Howard has a gift for creating rooms with classic southern style that all look completely fresh and livable.  I found so much inspiration between the pages of this fabulous book!

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  1. Looks like a gorgeous book. I'm in love w/ dining room #2! Hope your 4th was lovely, Sue! xo

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  2. It's a great book to enjoy. I want to move into every room and stay there.

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  3. Christi wrote:

    I love the celadon in that living room! The print on the pillows is so good! (I keep thinking today is Monday. I was expecting a P.O.P. post 🙂

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  4. never knew about this book- thanks- a must get…

    Karen

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  5. Beatiful spaces! Love them.
    Some of the pieces makes me remember this brand collection… take a look: http://www.brabbu.com/upholstery/

    What do you think?

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  6. Phoebe Howard is a wonderful interior designer, and her book is fabulous!
    Love the pieces you showcased.

    http://www.donnaviningblog.com

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  7. as Phoebe's editor I'm a little biased, but this book is gorgeous! Thanks for featuring it.

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  8. I love Phoebe's work! I hate I was out of town when she came to Birmingham to speak! The girls that work for me went and said it was wonderful!

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  9. Gorgeous places!Looks so sweet!The droplights are stunning!And the living room is amazing!

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  10. Believe it or not, I don't have the book yet, and have not even flipped through it – something to look forward to! Same goes with the new Veranda book. No particular reason, just got a ton of books around Christmas and have not focused on the new crop of books that have come out this year!

    – Holly

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