Foolproof Formulas for Home Decorating
Design and style expert Phoebe Howard solves your decorating dilemmas with easy formulas for every space in your home.
Arrange a Coffee Table
You can apply Phoebe’s chic and simple method to any space or tabletop.
Stock a Proper Bar
Stock the bar in style with Phoebe's easy bar formula.
Choose Window Treatments
Phoebe sheds light on her favorite foolproof window-treatment combination.
Style Open Shelves
Phoebe shares the secrets behind her curated and compelling arrangements.
Mix and Match Fabrics
Follow Phoebe's four-step formula to mix and match your fabrics and get your ideal look.
Make the Perfect Bed
Phoebe shares her secrets to creating a bed that looks beautiful every day with an easy four-step formula.
Arrange Sofa Pillows
Phoebe shares her simple five-pillow formula for creating a well-composed sofa.
Pick the Right Lamp Shades
Take the guesswork out of choosing the right lamp shade for any space with an easy four-step formula.
Establish a Foyer Mood
Phoebe Howard shares her formula for establishing the right mood for your foyer.
Update the Sideboard
Phoebe Howard breathes new life into a classic antique with a few chic accessories.
Light the Kitchen
Designer Phoebe Howard shares bright ideas for illuminating your home's hardest working room.
Update a Classic Color Combination
Creating a contrast is the key to Phoebe's formula for updating a classic color combination.
Create a Cozy Outdoor Dining Area
Phoebe shares her formula for creating a cozy outdoor area to dine and entertain.
Hang Art in a Stairwell
Phoebe shares her easy tips for how to display art in a stairwell.
Decorate Small Spaces
Phoebe solves your small-space dilemmas with paint solutions, decorating advice, and product picks.
Meet Mrs. Howard
Phoebe Howard is the stylish voice behind "Dear Mrs. Howard," our monthly decorating column. Though she keeps busy as a designer, shop owner (Mrs. Howard and Max and Company in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlanta, and Charlotte), book author (The Joy of Decorating), and furniture designer (Mr. & Mrs. Howard collection for Sherrill Furniture), she always has time to solve a few of your most pressing decorating dilemmas. Try her foolproof formulas, and you'll soon be solving your design issues with ease.