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).
Antique Provençal-style settee with ornately carved wood frame.
Settee has been refinished and newly upholstered by Mission Avenue Studio in Lemon from Duralee's Fairview Velvet Collection. Down pillows in Hinsdale Woven Stripe Coral/Olive by Brunschwig Fils. Pillows, 24"L x 24"H. ...
Antique French Provençal settee made of oak. Upholstered
in Kravet Meachem Stone fabric with two pillows in Scalemandré fabric lined with yellow piping. Small cabriole legs have acanthus leaf details on the knees and finish in spade feet. Lacquered in ...
Wonderful pair of antique Italian settees. Old coral
colored chippy paint finish with traces of antique gilt. Some worm hole damage but sturdy and functional. Deeply carved flowers an back with typical Louis XV-style carving on skirt and legs. Upholstered ...