Phoebe Howard’s mantra when it comes to using coloris simple: incorporate bold color in a monochromatic way. Which is exactly the design philosophy the Jacksonville-based designer applied to a clients’ five-bedroom home in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
At the time, Howard had her hands full with her upscale, two-in-one home store, Mrs. Howard and Max & Company. But the more word spread about her popular home accessories and interiors showroom, which boasts fully furnished rooms that are so well designed you’re apt to want to buy the entire look, the more she was asked to design shoppers’ homes. “We had so many clients and we were turning people away,” says Howard. “But I said to myself one day, ‘The next client who walks through that door I’m going to take.’”