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Taking the lead from her clients, Liz Howard begins the design process by focusing on each client's needs, personality and preferences. "My mentors have been my clients," she says. Concentrating on solutions that offer the most value, she is sensitive to financial constraints regardless of the size of the budget.  

 Howard creates interiors which radiate
 a polished, pulled-together look, working together 
in unique, interesting harmony. 

By combining elements from various cultures, Howard creates interiors which radiate a polished, pulled-together look, working together in unique, interesting harmony. Such elements are especially popular in the Islands, which encompass so many cultures and backgrounds.

Sensitivity to Client Needs.
This Hawaii Kai residential project enabled Howard to demonstrate her well known sensitivity to client needs. She takes a fresh look at the Asian family's culture, blending lifestyle with a new environment. (Click on photo for larger view). Photo by David Franzen


Redesigning Honolulu's Venerable Pacific Club. 
This project required special talent in translating a commercial project into a residential space. Making it new, yet only subtly changed, was mandatory - its clientele consider it a second home. (Click on photo for larger view). Photo by Augie Salboso



HVB'S Five Kahili Award
A nostalgic tour de force, the Waimea Plantation Cottages reveal Howard's innate ability to make a house feel
like a home. The project won ASID and Honolulu's Design Award of Excellence, and the Hawaii Visitor's Bureau Five Kahili Award. (Click on photo for larger view). Photo by William Waterfall