Jim Howard creates luxe yet comfortable homes for sophisticated clients around the country. His design work is known for the sort of evocative atmosphere that characterizes the world’s great spaces. “Atmosphere” is the magic of a place, the embodiment of all its power to capture your attention and embrace you—some might call it the “wow factor.” But even as it excites, atmosphere also soothes, offering an overall feeling of well-being and calm. Howard wrote this book to convey all he has learned about crafting atmosphere at home, wherever that home may be, whatever aesthetic it might have. Doing so isn’t just a matter of rules or formulas; it is a science as much as an art, which Jim shares in a dozen captivating chapters.
James Howard is a sought-after designer who specializes in creating interior architecture. Together with his wife and business partner, Phoebe Howard, Jim owns and operates successful design retail stores throughout the South. The couple has a furniture collection with Sherrill Furniture, available nationwide. The Howards live in Jacksonville, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia.