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Giveaway: The Joy of Decorating

A Pure Joy

Once you meet Phoebe Howard (or Mrs. Howard as she is affectionately known) in person, you’ll know why her name epitomizes the grace and elegance of Southern interior design.  She’s as lovely and warm as her comfortable yet stylish interiors, and we’ve been so lucky to have worked with her over the years.

House Beautiful Show House

Whether she’s designing a penthouse pied-a-terre in New York or a family-friendly beach house in Florida (“the decor is sand and potato chip proof!”), Phoebe’s sense of color and texture creates an oasis of calm sophistication.

Phoebe's Atlanta Bath

Needless to say, seeing some of our floral designs in the pages of her first book, The Joy of Decorating, is a thrill and we’re honored to share this tremendous talent with you.  Phoebe has graciously autographed a copy of her beautiful book for us to giveaway so here’s a chance for you to own a bit of Southern history!

Coastal Living Idea House - 2011

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below or send us an email at with “The Joy of Decorating” in the subject line by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012 and we’ll choose a lucky winner on Monday, April 16.  Additional entries will be given if you “like” us on Facebook or tweet about the giveaway!

P.S.  We could share so many more beautiful pictures here but didn’t want to ruin the surprise…  Click here to see a guided tour by Phoebe of the Coastal Living Idea House (and guess which florals are from Diane James Home!)

Photos via Mrs. Howard