Phoebe Howard is all about graceful, welcoming style, pink light bulbs (“they flatter everyone”), and a simple but effective mantra: “Keep it pretty.” Guided by a discerning eye and a passion for antiques, she scours the world for interesting and beautiful objects, combining old items with new for a timeless look that will never look dated. In addition to her popular blog, Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper, Phoebe recently published her first book, The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard (Abrams).
Palais du Petit Trianon ;hand-colored illustration for Versailles,
color etching of an architectural drawing for staircase bannister at Versailles. Gold-leaf frame, circa 1900. Claudia Strasser, founder of The Paris Apartment, began her career in 1993 when she opened a boutique ...