Florida Retreat With Timeless Appeal
Designer Phoebe Howard spills on how she transformed this John's Island, Florida vacation home into a classic yet modern retreat with timeless appeal.
The next step was as simple as selecting a starting point. "I spent a day looking at fabric with the mother before we decided on a blue, flowered print to use on the pillows in the living room," she says. "Everything else took shape from there. Once you get one decision under your belt, it's easy to make another and then another." Using blue as her compass, Howard pulled together a home with timeless appeal.
Because the residence often plays host to scores of family and friends, the designer wanted to carve out an intimate master suite that the homeowners could use as an escape when they were craving a little quiet time. “They love to entertain, but sometimes you need a break!” Howard says with a laugh. “This spot is perfect for that.”
Get the Look: The walls are painted Misty Blue by Benjamin Moore.