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A Chat With Phoebe Howard

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Hello Friends! Today I’m excited to share a quick chat with Phoebe Howard.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Phoebe is the author of the recently released book, The Joy of Decorating. She will be joining us in Little Rock this Wednesday for a book signing and launch party at Cobblestone & Vine in Pleasant Ridge.

In anticipation of her visit, I thought it would be fun for the two of us to have a quick e-chat. Of course, if we were able to have this conversation in person, we would be sipping some delicious concoction in a fabulous room or restaurant, so I started by finding out just how Phoebe envisioned this chat…

What we’re sipping…A lemon drop martini – refreshing and light for summer!

Where we’re sitting…On a kidney-shaped loveseat.

Tobi Fairley: Is this your first trip to Little Rock?

Phoebe Howard: I have been one time previously and had dinner at P. Allen Smith’s house. It was a wonderful evening that I will never forget!

TF: What was your favorite part of writing The Joy of Decorating?

PH: Revisiting all of the houses I decorated through visual memories on the pages!!

TF: Do you have a favorite room/space featured in the book?

PH: Yes, there is one family room I love. The room has a big arched window and stone wall. It feels warm, relaxed and understated and simple. My favorite!

TF: I’m sure it was hard to choose one! Here are a few of your designs that I love:


Thanks to Phoebe for this quick chat. It makes me even more excited to see the book and talk with her more about the inspiration. Here are the event details:

A Reception and Book Signing Event for Phoebe Howard, author of The Joy of Decorating

Cobblestone & Vine at Pleasant Ridge

Hosted by Tobi Fairley Interior Design, At Home in Arkansas magazine and Cobblestone & Vine

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

I hope to see all of you there for this special night!!