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Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you. Not so! Words have power. Ask any child who is pronounced awkward while another is proclaimed brilliant, and s/he will tell you how words can scar and mar, excite or incite.

Sometimes, as powerful as words can be, they fail to express our true feelings or sense of an experience or concept. In those instances, when existing words fail to serve us, other words emerge to meet the need to capture the essence of a truly unique experience. Taste-Maker is just such a word: a powerful expression that best describes Howard Brown, and Howard Brown Design (HBD)

Howard Brown's passionate embrace of the world of creativity and taste began at an early age. Rescuing an abandoned oil painting from his parents enthusiastic garage-cleaning, he was on his way. That painting, unsightly and devoid of value in his parents’ eyes, still hangs in his home. This was Howards first awareness of concept, attention to detail, and the beginning of his passion for collecting original art.

An art broker for over twenty years, the HBD Art Group has brokered an impressive and distinctive collection of international art, photography, and sculpture. His vision also includes real estate staging, space planning, partnerships with custom home builders, developers, architects, landscape artists, and other home design project coordinators.

Howard has developed a discerning eye, a vivid imagination, and a keen awareness of the world and its beauty from his Creole and African roots. The taste-maker standard for the HBD aesthetic has been acquired from a love of travel, a passion for culture, the arts, diverse cuisines, and a fascination for architectural and interior design.

Howard's recent venture includes a new taste-making skill – catering and party planning. Recently, Howard's taste-making skills have led him to create, prepare and sell a tooth-some tuna original that is making the rounds of Atlanta and engendered requests for catering and event planning.


The design firm of HBD has garnered marks of excellence and artistry in multiple major cities throughout the United States, including Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Knoxville. Howard’s portfolio and client base continues to grow and includes private residences, offices and businesses, and a list of clients including prominent entertainers, entrepreneurs, religious, and business professionals. Some HBD noteworthy clientele include:

  • Joe Pacetti De Medici, International Jeweler, Dallas, Tx.
  • U.S. Congressman Mrs. John Lewis, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Greg & Juanita Baranco, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.
  • H.J. Russell & Company, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Dr. Robert & Cheryl Franklin, Morehouse College President, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Chris Powell, Scripps Networks, Knoxville, TN
  • Earle Burke, The Burke Law Group, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Veronica Smith Lewis, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Dallas, Tx.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Manhattan, NY
  • Lisa Robinson, Robinson Realty Group, Atlanta, Ga.
  • The late Executive Chef, Greg Gammage, Bones Restaurant, Atlanta, Ga.
  • NeNe Leakes, Real Houswive of Atlanta
  • Nancy Powell, Restaurateur, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Stephen Howard, formerly of the Utah Jazz, Dallas, Tx.
  • Antonio Bryant, of the Cincinnati Bengals; and numerous other celebrities.

Media Coverage

A Woman’s Place, 2004, Regional Cable Network (AIB) featured Interior Designer talents.

Living Space Magazine, 2004, Highlighted Kitchen design for the late Executive Chef Greg

Gammage of Bones Restaurant, Atlanta, Ga.

Living Space Magazine, 2005, covered Howard’s private residence with his art collection and heirlooms.

Elite News, 2005, National Interior Designer highlighted, Dallas, Texas

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July, 12, 2009 unveiled Howard’s Private Quarters

A Work of Art.

Jadore Magazine, 2009, The Hollywood Issue, featured Howard Brown as a Renaissance Man.

Rolling Out Magazine, 2009, Highlighted Living Room design for Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes.

Future Projects

A coffee table book, entitled, Where the Art of Creating Comes to Life.

A book showcasing the extensive art collection of, Civil Rights Leader, U. S. Congressman, the Honorable John Lewis.

Marketing Howard’s Gourmet Tuna

Howard Browns Taste-Maker Standards

The finest in timeless and classic designs

Innovative technology, textiles and craftsmanship

Integration of modern, contemporary, and traditional styles

Practical attention to lifestyle demands

Creation of a unique experience for various settings – Culinary, Presentation & Service

Howard Brown resides in the trendy neighborhood of Jefferson Park in East Point, Georgia, where he spends his leisure time riding a 1979 vintage motorcycle, and relaxing with close friends and his constant companion, an adorable Yorkshire Terrier, named Picasso.

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