House Tour: Phoebe Howard Interiors

Phoebe Howard Entrance

Charlotte House

As you can probably imagine, we can’t get enough of finding new designers to talk about! 

Phoebe Howard entrance

But there are some that have a forever place in our hearts, whose work we love to swoon over day after day, year after year, whose new projects we wait impatiently for.

Phoebe Howard entrance

Phoebe Howard is one of those designers.

Phoebe Howard living room

Her style is understated, traditional enough without looking old-fashioned, modern enough without looking trendy… It is, in short, the epitome of classic southern style for the new millennium.

Even in the simplest rooms, there is a richness about Howard’s style, a sense of luxury that permeates, especially where textiles are concerned.

Her perfectly chosen color palettes draw you in, adding the right amount of warmth and interest while creating a feeling of continuity.

Phoebe Howard office

Each nook in the home is well thought out, the perfect mix of form and function that is simply elegant. 

Phoebe Howard living room

From beautiful details like this stone wall…

Phoebe Howard living room

To perfectly arranged furniture…

Phoebe Howard hallway

Simple, striking details…

Phoebe Howard bedroom

To a master suite fit for a queen…

Phoebe Howard bedroom

Phoebe Howard knows how to create spaces that are stunning in every way.

Phoebe Howard bathroom

From a bath with a view,

Phoebe Howard baskets

To stylish storage,

Phoebe Howard chaise

A cozy spot for lounging with a breeze, 

Phoebe Howard porch

To a porch that is comfortable all year long, we love every inch of Phoebe Howard’s peerless style. Are you a Phoebe Howard fan?

Thank you so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We love seeing you here! 

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Dreamy Drapes

Draperies are one of our favorite elements of a room. They’re like the lipstick, the pin, the cherry on top…

 That little finishing touch that might not seem like it’s that big of a deal but somehow pulls it all together. Gorgeous drapes instantly add that air of finality from the bedroom to the living room and everywhere in between.


We were lucky enough last weekend to receive some beyond gorgeous drapes from our friends at Barn & Willow. And, let me tell you, this adorable hook bag and sleek, streamlined packaging is just the tip of the iceberg.


The customer service is second to none because, shockingly enough, Barn & Willow is run by actual human beings! Who email you back! And even help you figure out exactly how to hang their draperies that–have we mentioned?– are utterly to die for. You can even reach out to them for design assistance! And Barn & Willow is always happy to send fabric swatches for their drapes and roman shades.



And they give 1% to the community, which is just an added bonus!

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When these beauties (this is the backside!) arrived, they were so thick and so heavy and so luscious that we could barely carry them up the stairs. And the craftsmanship on these drapes? Total perfection. We could literally rave all day. But here’s where we were nervous. The drapes we got weren’t pleated (although they can be. Barn & Willow can do ANYTHING you want!) because we wanted that more laid-back, more casual feel. We were nervous about placing the hooks and making them look right. (We’ve had bad experiences in the past.) The real people at Barn & Willow assured us that we could handle it. And they arrived with this perfect band for placing the hooks. It was so simple we didn’t even have to call in professional reinforcements! (Again. This has happened to us before.)

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So, this is my room in Beaufort. You can see in the corner over there that the formerly pristine white drapes that we thought were going to be so cute had turned very dark in no time flat! They looked… rough. To say the least. 


Not any more! Have you ever seen drapes as gorgeous? And would you even ever know that we had inserted these hooks ourselves sans pleats in about two minutes? We sure don’t think so. I actually woke up to the happy shock that these fresh, fabulous oyster Belgian linen drapes had replaced those dingy, faded ones.


My little “office” corner with the water view where the books tend to get written is even better with this amazing new addition. So thank you, Barn & Willow! We couldn’t be more thrilled.

If you want to be thrilled too, you must, must peruse this fabulous collection, which also includes pillows and throws. Barn & Willow’s motto is: “Custom Luxury Drapery. Three Times Faster. One-Third the Price.” And, when we tell you these are some of the finest drapes we’ve ever seen, at an almost too good to be true price tag, that’s not an exaggeration at all. 

They are launching a few new must-see fabrics today (like this Belgian Flax Linen!), so head over to Barn & Willow and check them out — and maybe even use this amazing 10% off coupon that they are extending to Design Chic readers! ($50 OFF for all drapery orders over $350.
The promo code for $50 OFF  is valid through Nov 9, 2015 – MYDESIGNCHIC.

Have a great afternoon, sweet friends. Wishing you a wonderful introduction to fall!

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