The Joy of Decorating...Meet Mrs. Howard in Little Rock

Announcing the Little Rock Launch & Book Signing for: The Joy of Decorating Southern Style with Mrs. Howard By Phoebe Howard with Susan Sully

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 Book Signing at Cobblestone & Vine, hosted by Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Cobblestone & Vine and At Home in Arkansas.

 March 28th from 5:30-7pm Where: Cobblestone & Vine Pleasant Ridge Town Center 11525 Cantrell Rd # 705 Little Rock

Phoebe Howard, known affectionately as Mrs. Howard to clients and readers of her popular advice column in Southern Living, is not your average interior decorator. She never went to design school and has no formal training. A stay-at-home mother who never forgot the transformative effect of a beautiful space, her first design venture was in retail. When she finally turned to decorating homes, her very first project landed on the cover of House Beautiful!


It’s time to meet the inimitable and tremendously talented Mrs. Howard, and no better way than with the introduction of her new book:  Photo credit for Phoebe's head shot goes to

The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard

Mrs. Howard’s first book features several of her largest design projects and addresses the most common decorating issues and questions her clients and customers ask. The book’s design projects are organized by theme: Inviting, Inspiring, Timeless, Graceful, Tranquil, Casual, and Comfortable—all words that have been used to describe Mrs. Howard’s work, and that illustrate the many different ways she strives to make her houses look and feel. As Mrs. Howard says, “the places we live in should suit our lifestyles, express our personalities, make us glad to be home, and even happier to spend time there. I believe the process of decorating should be just as pleasurable as the finished project.” Cowritten with well-known Southern writer Susan Sully, this gorgeous book epitomizes the grace and elegance of Southern interior design.

A peek at some of Phoebe's work...We are crazy for her subtle, neutral style...

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Mrs. Howard certainly tends to all of the details...Don't miss the chance to meet her in person At Cobblestone and Vine on the 28th. 

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via Mrs. Howard's blog and Cobblestone and Vine

A Little Bit More Blue...

A Bit Of Blue struck a chord with many of you...Click here to view that post if you missed it.

 We have received several emails with inquiries about the fabrics we posted and our design services.

 Pantone may have declared pink the color of the year in 2011 and tangerine for 2012...but blue still reins...

We've gathered more blue inspiration...and as we've done so, we've come to the conclusion that

"a bit of blue" is the very best...

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How about you?  Are you ready to incorporate "a bit of blue"  into your home?

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

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Images via, Pinterest,  Pamela Pierce, Veranda, House Beautiful

Yeah for Friday...And Neutral Too!

Yeah it's Friday...

I'm out the door, but just ran across a fabulous pic on Pinterest.  You really need to study the level of detail in this living room from Traditional Home...It's just soooo good.


The black painted windows are beautiful (I don't think they are steel...pretty good when your not quite sure). The monochromatic palette is carried out to perfection. All the different textures are so yummy and those drapes...Oh My! A lovely mix of prints hung in groupings combined with the beautiful original canvas art on the mantel.  Fabulous custom pillows and either sisal or sea-grass on the floor. Just the right amount of accessories too.  And did I mention the chandelier or the antique andirons in the stone fireplace?  And how about the beautiful moldings, painted coffered ceiling, and unique transom over the doorway?

 What is not to love ?

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It's your turn.  Let's talk!

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