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Phebe Wahl | Photo: Patrick Heagney | January 2, 2015
A former competitor on shows like HGTV’s Design Wars and Bravo’s Top Design, newly elected ASID Georgia Chapter President and interior designer Kerry Howard brings seasoned skills to lead the esteemed association.
When interior designer Kerry Howard purchased his first home in Cumming, he selected a place that could accommodate a set of three antique church windows he had acquired. “I decided from that point on, I would surround myself with things that I love and not be afraid to pare down when necessary,” the South Carolina native remembers. “I share this same philosophy with my clients now when I start a project.”
As the brains behind Atlanta interior-design firm KMH Interiors, Howard focuses on family-friendly spaces as he warms his clients’ homes with an infusion of Southern charm and classic comfort. A winner of several American Society of Interior Designers awards and a nominee for the Southeast Designer of the Year in both 2013 and 2014, Howard sharpened his skills as a competitor on shows like HGTV’s Design Wars and Bravo’s Top Design. Howard says the experience helped him learn how to think on his feet. “Working in TV land, you have to be able to think fast, change things on a moment’s notice and work with people from all walks of life,” he offers.
As the newly elected president of the ASID Georgia Chapter, Howard will put those managerial skills to good use. “My main goal is to expand the brand of ASID throughout the state of Georgia,” he declares. Howard plans to reconnect with past presidents to strengthen the association, as well as share the benefits of membership with students at Georgia schools with interior design programs. “After all, these students are our future and the next generation of movers and shakers that will set the standard for years to come,” he says.
No doubt that with Howard at the helm, the prestigious professional group is sure to become even more powerful. He admits, “I am proud to represent one of the country’s strongest chapters.” Clearly his appointment has the vote of confidence.
Handwritten notes, fresh flowers, good conversation, eclectic interiors, pops of color, nice linens, grass cloth, custom lighting
Over accessorizing, dark-painted doors, too many pillows on a bed, silk flowers, beige on beige, fake people, smoking