Foolproof Formulas for Home Decorating

White Coffee Table
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Design and style expert Phoebe Howard solves your decorating dilemmas with easy formulas for every space in your home.

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Arrange a Coffee Table

White Coffee Table
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You can apply Phoebe's chic and simple method to any space or tabletop.

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Stock a Proper Bar

How To Stock the Bar
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Stock the bar in style with Phoebe's easy bar formula.

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Choose Window Treatments

Phoebe's Formula
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Phoebe sheds light on her favorite foolproof window-treatment combination.

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Style Open Shelves

How to Style Open Shelves
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Phoebe shares the secrets behind her curated and compelling arrangements.

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Mix and Match Fabrics

How to Mix and Match Fabrics
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Follow Phoebe's four-step formula to mix and match your fabrics and get your ideal look.

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Make the Perfect Bed

How to Make the Perfect Bed
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Phoebe shares her secrets to creating a bed that looks beautiful every day with an easy four-step formula.

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Arrange Sofa Pillows

How to Arrange Sofa Pillows
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Phoebe shares her simple five-pillow formula for creating a well-composed sofa.

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Pick the Right Lamp Shades

How to Pick the Right Lamp Shade
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Take the guesswork out of choosing the right lamp shade for any space with an easy four-step formula.

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Establish a Foyer Mood

foyer
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Phoebe Howard shares her formula for establishing the right mood for your foyer.

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Update the Sideboard

Updated Sideboard
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Phoebe Howard breathes new life into a classic antique with a few chic accessories.

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Light the Kitchen

Kitchen Island
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Designer Phoebe Howard shares bright ideas for illuminating your home's hardest working room.

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Update a Classic Color Combination

How To Update a Classic Color Combination
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Creating a contrast is the key to Phoebe's formula for updating a classic color combination.

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Create a Cozy Outdoor Dining Area

Create a Cozy Outdoor Dining Area
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Phoebe shares her formula for creating a cozy outdoor area to dine and entertain.

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Hang Art in a Stairwell

How To Hang Art in a Stairwell
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Phoebe shares her easy tips for how to display art in a stairwell.

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Decorate Small Spaces

Decorate Small Spaces
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Phoebe solves your small-space dilemmas with paint solutions, decorating advice, and product picks.

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Meet Mrs. Howard

Meet Mrs. Howard
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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.

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