Jim Howard opened his own interiors firm, James Michael Howard, Inc., in 1988, after 12 years of working with various design firms. Jim's meticulous attention to architectural detailing and his lavish application of color, texture, and pattern are hallmarks of his style. Schooled in design at Parson's in New York, Jim developed a passion for both classical and modern elements of design and decoration early in his career.
His architectural detailing, coupled with his understanding of furniture style and function enables him to effortlessly create extraordinary and timeless residences for his clients. Jim is able to translate the hopes and dreams of his clients and customize his designs to exceed all expectations. He seamlessly blends traditional styles with modern sensibilities to achieve a relaxed yet comfortable elegance. Jim proves that the classical vocabulary continues to be fresh, clever, and pertinent to contemporary life. In addition to Jim's thriving interiors business, he also owns and operates the successful retail interiors stores Mrs. Howard, and Max and Company, which each have multiple locations throughout the south. Jim scours the globe continuously searching for both antique and new objects, and his lucky clients receive the bounty of his endless travels and experience.
Jim's range is broad and ever expanding. From Florida beach houses, to Montana retreats, to Virginia country houses to urban apartments, Jim always manages to blend his creative aesthetic to complement the needs and taste of his clients.