Living Room Details

The living room is all about glamour, with luxurious fabrics and textures.

See more of this room on the following slides.

Embossed Cabinets

Cabinets flanking the fireplace are walnut with embossed leather fronts, and pull double-duty as bars during cocktail parties.

Table Vignette

Design books, stone obelisks, and other curiosities adorn the custom pedestal table.

Living Room

Andrew designed the living room’s crescent-shaped sofa to tuck into the corner. It is covered in a deep cobalt-royal blue hue to complement the Atlantic Ocean outside.

Sofa: custom.
Sofa and drapery fabric (“Adamo & Eva”/Bleu de Prusse #1040/03): Dedar, 800/493-2209,
Sofa pillow fabric (“Bellisario”/Tungsten #Z225/01, by Zinc); sofa pillow fabric (“Skyline”/Tungsten #Z109/02, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783,
Slipper chair (“Simpson Slipper Chair” #6720C, Barbara Barry Collection); cocktail table (“Oberon Cocktail Table” #3651, Barbara Barry Collection): Baker, 800/592-2537,
Slipper-chair fabric (“Labyrinth”/Storm #Z220/02, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783,
Throw: owner’s collection.
Black-and-white collage: Richard Giglio, 212/724-8118,
Accent table/stool (“Mieke Teak Tooth Stool”): Made Goods, 626/333-1177,
Floor lamp; end tables; small black sculptures: Mrs. Howard, 904/387-1202.


An antique Swedish daybed covered in a Zimmer + Rhode silk is paired with modern tables from the Mrs. Howard shop near Jacksonville.

Details on the following slides.

Wall, ceiling, and trim paint (“Stone White” #2120-70): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
Floors: existing.
Swedish daybed; mirror behind daybed: owner’s collection.
Daybed fabric (“Alluvia” #47804/104, by Zimmer + Rohde): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925,
Daybed pillow (“Aramasa”/Shadow #Z186/04 by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783,
Lounge chair: owner’s collection.
Lounge-chair fabric (“Saxby”/Flint #Z151/03, by Zinc); lounge-chair pillow (“Bellisario”/Tungsten #Z225/01, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338/2783,
End tables; cocktail table: Mrs. Howard, 904/387-1202.
Area rug (“Shuka Rug,” custom colors): Tai Ping Carpets, 404/233-4151,

Ionic Columns

A cabinet was designed by Andrew to anchor the large wall. Four Ionic columns separate the living room from the spacious foyer, which features a Greek key-motif area rug from Tai Ping Carpet.

Armchairs (“Louis Ghost Chair” #17185): Design Within Reach, 800/944-2233,
Chandelier (“Lymington Chandelier,” two-tier #CL88/2/N): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070,
Cabinet: custom.

Foyer Details

Wall, trim, and ceiling paint from Benjamin Moore is high-gloss for a contemporary look. “Lacquered surfaces are so gorgeous and unexpected,” says Andrew. “They are the new wallpapers.”


Andrew Howard grew up surrounded by design. Family vacations often were spent touring antiques shops and sites such as Biltmore with his father and stepmother, James and Phoebe Howard, Jacksonville, Florida, interior designers. Today, the Howards share offices in Jacksonville and have shops there and in Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dining Room

Designer Andrew Howard tamed the dining room’s stronger features–like the chandelier made from slices of agate crystal from Ironies–with a dusk-blue ceiling.

Details on the following slide.

Wall covering (“Tortoise Shell”/Amber, handmade lokta paper by Cannon/Bullock): Cannon/Bullock, 360/221-2742,
Ceiling paint: custom.
Floors: existing.
Area rug (“Leopard”/Kasanga #68046, color 44): Bellbridge Carpets, 800/227-3408,
Dining table: owner’s collection.
Dining chairs (“Ritz Dining Chair” #7841, Thomas Pheasant Collection): Baker Furniture, 800/592-2537,
Chair fabric (“Ostriche”/Caramel #CA00765083, by Old World Weavers): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
Chandelier (“Jaeger Chandelier,” 6-tier #526-04): Ironies, 510/644-2100,
Drapery (“Kaleidoscope”/Pineapple #180 838): Jim Thompson Fabrics, 800/262-0336,
Credenza (“Domicile Credenza”/Dark Oak #65015): Bolier & Co., 336/887-2815,
Mirror: Mrs. Howard, 904/387-1202,

Andrew had been waiting for the chance to use the tortoiseshell wall covering from Cannon/Bullock. Its rich colors and sheen needed strong pieces to coexist with it.


Onyx backsplashes and the hood facing are backlit for drama. Antique mirror and a high-gloss paint on the cabinets add a healthy dose of texture and shine.

All items: existing.
Countertops: onyx.
Oven-hood finish: antique mirror.
Stools: owner’s collection.   


The Ward-Sleiman house sits between the Florida Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.


Homeowners Jennifer Ward and Peter Sleiman.

Master Bedroom

A faux bois (wood-look) wall covering from Nobilis gives the bedroom a restful and somewhat masculine feel, says Howard. The Roman shade fabric is “Tassara” from Pindler & Pindler. Howard added two tufted stools at the foot of the bed.

Details on the following slide.

Papier Bois wall covering (“Chene” #PBS32, Cote a Cote Collection): Nobilis, 800/464-6670,
Ceiling and trim paint: existing.
Bed; bedding; table lamp: owner’s collection.
Bedside chests (“Niagara 3-Drawer Side Table”): Bungalow 5, 201/405-1800,
Roman shades (“Tassara”/Mushroom #P9034, discontinued): Pindler & Pindler, 805/531-9090,
Stools at end of bed: (“Marc Stool” #2318-30, by Thomas O’Brien); stool fabric: Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,

Master Bedroom Details

“I found the rooms you lose the most sleep over always come out the best,” says designer Andrew Howard.


Inspired by a David Hicks fabric design, Howard had the wood floor painted with a large-scale hexagonal pattern in shades of cream and gray. The mirror is from Oly Studio, and the box sconces are from are from Visual Comfort.

Floor (custom): by decorative painter: Steve McKnelly, 904/710-8793. 
Sconces (“Mercer Box Light Sconce”/Polished Nickel #TOB2003PN, by Thomas O’Brien): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,
Vanity; hanging lantern; faucet: existing.
Mirror (“Andre Mirror”/Small): Oly Studio, 775/336-2100.
Wall paint: existing. 

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Master Bedroom Details

“I found the rooms you lose the most sleep over always come out the best,” says designer Andrew Howard.


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