Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Interiors: Phoebe Howard Bedrooms

I was awakened last night by little footsteps coming across the hall and standing next to our bed at 1:30 AM........ if you are a parent; you know what that means.  The rest of the night was a blur and needless to say I'm at home today with a sick 6 year old and a 2 year old with a terrible cough......poor babies.  Which is why I'm thinking about bedrooms........ and how important they are for rest, comfort and refuge...... (and, oh how I can't wait to get to mine tonight).

Alas, today's inspirations come by way of the talented designer Phoebe Howard:








If you take a moment to examine the collection of rooms as a whole you'll notice a lot of consistencies which in my opinion are what make them so compellng:  a simple color pallet for serenity, a lovely rug underneath for interest, matching lamps for symmetry, a down comforter folded at the end of the bed for extra comfort, a mirror or art grouping for beauty, and typically four decorative throw pillows to finish off the look.  Doesn't seem that impossible to tackle finishing off my bedrooms when I think about measuring my current decor against these design elements.

Mrs. Howard does, however, flex her design muscle sometimes in slightly different directions to produce these stunners......



Here's to a good night's sleep!


...... and speaking of dreamy...... I owe a big THANK YOU to Pam over at one of my favorite blogs, simple details who featured little 'ol House of Marlowe yesterday in her Valentine's Day post.  Pam inspires me daily with her creativity and great eye for design.

..... which also reminds me of this blog where Andrea never ceases to amaze with her latest project as well!

15 comments:

  1. Divine!! I just wanna jump into all those pictures and sleep :)


    xoxo Erin

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  2. Crissy, Phoebe is one of my favorites. Great post!

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  3. I always say that Phoebe Howard could come in and do any room in my house without my picking a thing and I would be soooo happy. Love everything she does!! So hope your "babies" feel better soon ~

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  4. Little footsteps...it's the only thing sweet enough to put on a smile on my face after waking up in the wee hours of the morning. My son Max woke up two nights ago (after what I think must have been a bad dream) and spent the next couple hours asleep on my chest. It was the best Valentines gift I could have ever received! (Minus seeing him so upset, of course...)
    Beautiful rooms! I love your blog!!

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    1. I hope your kiddos get well soon!!!

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  5. that last room is amazing. I love a simple palette in the bedroom as well- I've been so so undecided on choosing beiges or grays. All I need is a sale at Restoration hardware to push me over the edge:) Hope you get some rest!!

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  6. Wow these are simply gorgeous! xo

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  7. So comfy. You're making me want to redo my whole bedroom. What peaceful and calming spaces.

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  8. All signs are pointing to jazzing up our master bedroom! Thanks for some FAB inspiration!! :)

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  9. Awww...I hope the little ones are feeling better and that you get to sleep through the night!

    These bedrooms are all so gorgeous and cozy looking. My bedroom is my most favorite part of the house. xo

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  10. She is one of my favs, can't imagine a sleepless night in any of those fabulous bedrooms! Thanks for the shout, Crissy!

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  11. My vote goes for the last one. How grand! Love everything except the frilly pillows!

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  12. love what she does with the beds. these are really bed-rooms. really good!

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  13. I would feel right at home in any of her beautifully designed rooms. Thanks for the mention too!

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  14. hail to the queen,,,mrs. howard! perfection. found you through simple details! i'm a newbie, check me out! wonderfullifeinteriors.blogspot.com

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Thanks for sharing!