Creating Drama in a Room With Howard Miller Floor Clocks: Interior Designer Jamie Gibbs Weighs in on Before-and-After Room Makeovers for the Fall and Holiday Seasons

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Creating a dramatic impact in a room is easy with Howard Miller floor clocks. Before and after room photos prove that floor clocks add a touch of elegance and warmth to a space. Perfect for redecorating during the Fall and Holiday seasons, these floor clocks will spice up any room. Interior designer Jamie Gibbs discusses the beauty and sophistication of Howard Miller clocks.

A beautiful, finely crafted floor clock is timeless - it never goes out of style

Creating a dramatic impact in a room is a task that is too often neglected. Spaces can grow boring and uninspired simply because of a lack of the "wow" factor. For creating a stunning addition to a room, the grand look of a floor clock is unparalleled. Howard Miller, a company renowned for its exceptional wood furnishings, is a leading manufacturer of the world's finest floor clocks. With a collection that varies from traditional to contemporary and everywhere in between, there is an appropriate floor clock for any décor style. Before and after room makeovers prove it, floor clocks from Howard Miller add a splash of refinement and style to any room, regardless of interior design style.

"A beautiful, finely crafted floor clock is timeless - it never goes out of style," said Mark Siciliano, Director of Marketing for Howard Miller. "The impression made by a floor clock on a room is instant, once it is in place the room looks strikingly elegant. Howard Miller floor clocks also enhance the beauty of a home during the holiday season; adding warmth to celebrations. For a very important occasion, they make memorable, heirloom quality gifts."

The dramatic effect floor clocks create is perfectly exhibited in the dining room photos. The before shot shows a somewhat boring area, with no real point of interest. Once the Arendal floor clock from Howard Miller is introduced, however, this all changes. Suddenly the room has character and a sense of style. The architectural elements of the clock add detail and focus. "Floor clocks make a great visual focal point when looking across a room. It adds a sense of scale and proportion to an interior," said Jamie Gibbs, of Jamie Gibbs and Associates Interior Designers and Landscape Architects in New York City, Indianapolis, Ind.

A floor clock can also add a feeling of completion, as seen in the library photos. Although the room depicted in the first shot is no doubt dramatic, the addition of the Timber Creek floor clock from Howard Miller truly puts the finishing touch on this space. Its rustic elegance adds sophistication and drama that the painting in the first shot could not do. It pulls the other elements of the room together and the warm aesthetic of the room is whole.

An element of refinement is immediately created with a floor clock, as seen in the living room shots. The first picture shows an unfinished-looking, drab living room. The eye is drawn only to a blank wall. The transformation occurs when the Ramsey floor clock from Howard Miller is introduced. With this one addition, the room is complete. The center of attention is now this handsome clock, not a bare canvas. "This floor clock gives importance to an otherwise dead area," said Gibbs. It also balances the contemporary furnishings in the room by adding a traditional element. This creates contrast and sophistication in an otherwise uninspired space.

"Floor clocks come in a wide range of styles, but since they are heirloom material, it's okay to mix a traditional clock with a contemporary interior. Howard Miller clocks are of such high quality that everyone will enjoy them for their beauty and functionality!" said Gibbs.

Howard Miller floor clocks also go beyond just the visual. Their lovely chimes add ambiance to a home, perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere during the holiday season. "I place floor clocks in rooms where the comforting chimes will be heard throughout the house," said Gibbs.

Unlike any other element of home design, Howard Miller floor clocks are timeless pieces that do much more than tell time. Regardless of décor style, floor clocks are the heart of the home, literally becoming the heartbeat. With the drama and magnificence they contribute, showcased in the before-and-after photos, floor clocks from Howard Miller are an indispensable element of any beautiful home.

Headquartered in Zeeland, Mich., Howard Miller has been crafting fine wood furnishings for more than 80 years. Its offerings include the world's finest clocks and display cabinets as well as the industry's first collection of wine and spirits furnishings. This family-owned company employs more than 1,500 people at 11 manufacturing and distribution plants worldwide.

For more information on clocks, display cabinets and wine and spirits furnishings or to find a retailer near you, visit


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