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



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  • Reply pve April 6, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Dream book by a dream designer. What a beach house that tour was great.
    thanks for such a wonderful give-away~
    Happy Holidays~

  • Reply barbara April 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

    this book is on my must have list–would be great to add to my design library! Have a lovely holiday!

  • Reply quintessence April 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Yay! This book has been on my list ever since it was published. I adore Phoebe’s beautiful design aesthetic. Her casual elegance is my kind of chic!

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass April 6, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Wow. Great giveaway!
    I love Phoebe Howard. She is such a talented designer. I love the clean lines and serene palette.
    Happy Friday.

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass April 6, 2012 at 8:31 am


  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass April 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Already like on Facebook.
    Happy Friday.

  • Reply Karen Ruzicka April 6, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Phoebe is my all time favorite designer and I would love to own “The Joy of Decorating”.

  • Reply stitchfork April 6, 2012 at 9:28 am

    The framed flip flops made me laugh! I want to live there!
    Happy Easter!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann April 6, 2012 at 9:46 am

    This book definitely needs to be in my collection. I’ve referenced Mrs. Howard’s work so many times for inspiration for my own home. So nice to know that she is as lovely as her interiors!

    Happy Weekend!

  • Reply StyleLinx April 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

    The idea house doesn’t disappoint! That book is on my list! Happy Easter!

  • Reply Faith Boggio April 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I love Phoebe and would love to own her book, “The Joy of Decorating”. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Reply Kelly Market April 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Ooooh….how fun! Was just over at her shops at ADAC the other week…love, love, love her work! Have a great weekend! xx

  • Reply Andrea Elliott April 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    What a wonderful designer! Great lines….The book will difinately become a go to!

  • Reply beth lawson April 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve been eyeing this book and would love a copy!!

  • Reply Alaine88 April 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂
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  • Reply Alaine88 April 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I like you via fb
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  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign April 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    How exciting to have such an amazing giveaway! I’m glad I finally got around to stopping by today – I have appreciated your comments during my move, and I’m so glad to be back visiting yours and leaving comments again. 🙂

  • Reply Debra C April 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I love Phoebe and would love to win this book!!

  • Reply Debra C April 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Liked you on Facebook

  • Reply Susan Lewis April 7, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Great post! Really enjoyed the virtual tour of the Coastal Living Idea House Phoebe Howard decorated. I really liked the breakfast nook!! Thanks for sharing! Liked you on facebook!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita April 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

    THis looks gorgeous! Count me in!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita April 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

    And of course I like you on Facebook. And everywhere else too! 😉

  • Reply Dee April 9, 2012 at 3:40 am

    What a beautiful book — I loved taking the virtual tour and I’d love to check this decorating treat out! I like you on facebook as Dee G. 🙂

  • Reply kathysue April 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    OMGosh Phoebe Howard is the one designer I could actually let in my home to do what she does so well. I would totally trust her judgement. I always say I would like to be her when I grow up, even though I am much older than her, hehe. What a great giveaway!! Thank you for giving us all a chance to win this wonderful book, xo Kathysue

  • Reply kathysue April 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    You have been LIKED on FB!! KS

  • Reply Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} April 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Nice giveaway!! This book looks awesome!

  • Reply ShelleyCHolmes April 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Phoebe Howard is a fabulous designer! Have seen her work in many magazines! Looking forward to glean over this publication! . PS. Happily tweeted out Phoebe Howard’s Ultimate Beach House!

  • Reply annie April 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I would love this book!

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