Friday, July 25, 2008

Designer Bio - Kerry Howard

Age: 40
Hometown: Easley, S.C.
Resides in Atlanta, Ga.

Kerry (also known as "Big Daddy") is a true southern boy at heart. Raised in the small town of Easley, South Carolina, he always dreamt of becoming a designer. After graduating from high school and working in several non-design related jobs, Kerry realized it was time to make his dream a reality, and in 1995 enrolled in Anderson University, where he earned a B.A. in Art with a concentration in Interior Design. Kerry soon accepted a job with Broyhill Furniture Industries as an Upholstery Design Manager where he traveled the country designing showrooms. In 2003, he made the move to North Atlanta, where he currently resides and owns and operates Howard House Interiors. Kerry describes his style of design as eclectic, with a mix of traditional and contemporary. He is focused primarily on residential design work, although he continues to do showroom work on occasion. He believes, if not for his family's love and encouragement he would not be the successful designer that he is today.