Tag Archives: phoebe howard

Paint Color Choices for 2013 Southern Living Idea House

I can honestly say that the great room of the 2013 Southern Living Idea House is one of the most lovely, welcoming, and peaceful rooms I have ever seen.  Although I’ve told you much about it after I first toured the home, I can only now share photos since the August issue of Southern Living […]

The 10 Commandments of Southern Living by Editor Lindsay Bierman

Have you seen the latest issue of Southern Living magazine yet?  It features the Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel here in Nashville, where I got to meet with Southern Living editor, Lindsay Bierman, just a few weeks ago when I got a sneak-peek tour of the home: Lindsay Bierman and me at Fontanel 2013 […]

How Phoebe Howard Designed the Nashville Southern Living Idea House

Interior designer Phoebe Howard said that when she first flew into Nashville, she was inspired by the green of the rolling hills and the blue of the middle Tennessee sky.  Accordingly, she chose a color scheme of blues, greens, and creamy white for Fontanel’s Southern Living Idea House.  The colors are along this line: Traditional […]

Nashville Southern Living Idea House at Fontanel

After months of hard work and inspired design, the Nashville  Southern Living Idea House  is officially open to the public!  I was honored to be invited to a preview showing last week with a selected group of successful bloggers from the area.  The concept?  Southern style and historic tradition.   The Southern Living Idea House […]

How to Make Your Home Feel Peaceful

After a long day we all want to come home to a place that feels peaceful — a place to recharge, restore and relax.   It’s one thing to create a space that is visually beautiful, but it’s quite another to create a space that can make you feel calm and at peace with the […]