We’re so excited to share a brand new house from one of our favorite (and funniest) interior designer friends: Andrew Howard!
The gorgeous Ponte Vedra spot was not only where the owner raised her children but she also had amazing memories with her mother there as well.
So, when she decided to do something new, she couldn’t quite bear to part with the memories of her kids’ childhood home. The solution? She tore down the existing house and started from scratch, memories in tact!
Howard worked with the client to create an updated space that worked for her needs now.
The style and a few of the pieces from the old home were worked in to the new design scheme, but the feel of the old house was considered more of a complement to the new structure, not something that hemmed Howard and the owner in.
Howard incorporated pops of color into this home but tried to keep things relatively neutral as well.
The new home was built with true, classical architecture in mind.
For that reason, not every room had to be filled with color on this project. Going overboard with color “didn’t feel appropriate for this style house,” according to Howard.
We love the soft, water blue accents in this stunning home. They make the entire house feel calming and serene.
A cozy reading corner finishes off this room in style. A lovely view doesn’t hurt much either!
Fun, fresh patterns accent the beautiful color palette and simple touches like flowers make the style complete.
Howard says that the best part of this project–and many of the projects he works on–is the clients.
“The dream client is someone who brings good ideas to the table,” Howard said, “someone whose ideas are mutually agreeable between decorator and client.”
She wanted an exterior that felt like somthing you would see in the Northeast without putting much of a Florida spin on it. We’d say, inside and out, Howard and this client banned together to make a dream property perfect for making new memories for years and years to come.
Follow Andrew on instagram @andrewjhow