Designer created this bayside Florida retreat for a retired couple who wanted a comfortable and inviting getaway where they could relax with their children and grandkids.
With no formal dining room, Howard wanted to create a happy, colorful dining area so the family wasn't huddled around the kitchen island for every meal. The blue chairs are in an outdoor fabric, perfect for withstanding run-ins with the owners dogs and grandchildren alike.
Dining chairs, ; Dining chair fabric, ; Table, ; Curtains, ; Light fixture, ; Art, ; Console, .
"This is a very conversation-friendly kitchen," Howard says. "You can be cooking on the range and easily talk to someone sitting at the island." The faux-leather stools are perfect for resisting spills.
Light fixture, ; Stools, ; Wall paint, ; Backsplash, .
"I think a master bedroom should be restful first and foremost, not a place full of wild colors and patterns," Howard says. The subtle crosshatch pattern on the wallpaper is stylish without sacrificing serenity.
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The homeowners have five adult children and three grandchildren, so Howard endeavored to make the bedrooms gender neutral and welcoming to all.
Headboard fabric, ; Wall paint, ; Bench, ; Lamp, ; Curtains, ; Nightstand, ; Rug; .
For this larger, light-filled guest room, Howard chose a soft blue hue for the walls and a fun graphic fabric for the bed.
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"I love taking an unexpected color from a wallpaper and using it for the trim," Howard says. "This Katie Ridder wallpaper has always been a favorite of mine and it really is perfect in a powder room."
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"I feel like one bedroom in every house needs to have wallpaper!" Howard says. "This climbing pattern was perfect for the tall ceilings."
Wallpaper, ; Bed upholstery, ; Bedding, ; Bench, ; Curtains, ; Lamp, ; Rug, .
Howard wanted to add texture to the master bathroom's high walls, so he chose a small-scale wallpaper that would pop against the neutral floor.
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Howard says that large drawers are key in a good vanity.
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