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You may have seen mention of this news on my facebook or instagram feed. My client’s kitchen was featured on!  I know crazy huh?  Well this is the space below!  You can see the piece about Decorating Trends here.

hollymathisinteriorsfortworthkitchen{Photography by Tami Karisch of The K Gallery}

I have been working on this house for quite a long time! When it finally started coming together I knew I wanted to get some photos of the space.


My client has so many great collections it made styling almost difficult, too many good choices…I love this coffee bar area by her sub zero fridge!


And her collection of art pottery brightens up all of the white with just a little pop of color. Her beveled subway tile is from a local tile shop.


My friend Tami owns the building where I office and she mentioned in passing her willingness to help me with some photos before Christmas so I said “Great, you want to go to Fort Worth this Friday?” And we were off, we both have little kids of course so it was a “get up at dawn leave fast, work like crazy all day, crash in a hotel then drive back at dawn” kind of day… Sounds fun right?  Add in some unsually cold and frosty Texas weather and the fact that I left my wallet on my desk and didn’t realize it until I pulled into the Starbucks in Waco, with the fact my defroster wasn’t working well and on and on.  But that is all irrelevant, we had fun and with the help of my friend Camille (who drove in from Abilene to meet this for this special mission) we schlepped World Market stools (and more) in the freezing rain and successfully styled and shot this kitchen IN ONE AFTERNOON.


Poor Tami, this was not even safe;(


Camille and the manager of World Market, we were determined to fit way too much stuff in one vehicle.  I think they actually laughed and no doubt shook their heads when we left.

But we did it, and that is with winter light and a dreary day and sun going down at 5 pm!  Tami worked it like the professional she is with her amazing lights and talent.  Camille and I were literally rushing around trying to style the kitchen so if you see a sugar cube askew or something not quite right please be gentle.


We were working against Mother Nature and the lack of light.  All that being said we had fun and got some great shots….


SO when  someone from Oprah emailed asking me about kitchen and bath trends the next week I instantly thought of how wonderful this project turned out and sent her a preview.  She loved it and included it in this online article.  Suddenly the lack of a credit card at Starbucks on a freezing Friday  (and having to ask Tami to keep wiping down my windshield with my scarf as we drove) seemed very worth all of the effort and hassle. Thank you to Camille and Tami for all of your hard work and to the wonderful P family in Fort Worth for letting me assist in the tranformation of your home.  It’s amazing and y’all were so gracious and kind to us that day!

Here is a look back at the before when there was a wall about where barstools are now…


Once removed the kitchen became twice the space with an eat in area and window seat as well as room for an island.  The sink and window and stove stayed in the same place.


You can see from the floor and decor this was an older home, in the Ridglea Country Club area of Fort Worth the home was built in the 1950s and is large and wonderful, it just needed updates.  My clients moved out for a few months while all of this work was done and it was a long process. But cooking on this new range was no doubt worth the wait!


My client was so wonderful to work with and though I know she had times of frustration she really kept her eyes on the prize and kept it all in perspective. Since I live 4 hours away I did not manage the project, SHE did, SHE worked with the contractor and workers day in and day out and I just emailed and back and forth with her about finishes and paint colors and “omg are we really going to mix brass lights with stainless range and faucet” etc.  I was her sounding board and design therapist.  One one of my three trips up to see her we were on a limited time and lucked out finding all of her hardware just minutes from her house. We still need to add roman shades and perhaps a seat cushion (though no seat cushion is easier with kids she thinks)….but all in all this space is finally finished!


The chairs and dining table are from Restoration Hardware and the stools from World Market, the chandelier is vintage and original to the home and of course the lights over the sink and island are from Circa!


I love the BM Chelsea Gray Island, and the marble is gorgeous and white, it’s called BONE (pronounced BO_NAY)! The homeowner searched to get this type marble that is more white and less gray…. The sink is the big Kohler farm sink not a Shaw y’all.  The bridge faucet is the Parquet from Kohler (same as I have and we love it) Walls and ceiling are BM Edgecomb gray, trim is BM Decorators’ White.  All appliances are Wolf/Subzero (except Kitchen-Aid dishwasher).  All exterior doors and windows are Anderson.


Thanks again to my wonderful clients for letting me share photos of their home both here and at and thank you to my friend Camille for helping me with styling and all of the work that goes into doing this kind of thing.  And last but not least to Tami Karisch for photography! Y’all are the best!

{All Photography by Tami Karisch The K Gallery follow Tami on facebook here***Follow Camille Dickson’s adventures on her blog at Chez Moi.}

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  1. Congrats, Holly! I SO love this kitchen, one of my favorites ever!

  2. Beautiful stylish kitchen…..everyone involved must be so pleased with this job! Thanks for sharing it with us Holly.

  3. Wow, Holly! That is amazing. Loved that your trend is the first trend on her site, and I never would have known brass is back! It looks awesome. Great work and thanks for showing us the process to get to the final product. What a beautiful kitchen she now has!

  4. This kitchen is just beautiful! The space is just wonderful and seems to flow so nicely! Lucky homeowner. Tami, the photos of this kitchen are just amazing, and Camille, from what I can see from the picture, your hair cut is adorable!

  5. This is so beautiful! It’s elegant and understated. My dream kitchen- the finishes are perfect. I love every single thing in this kitchen.

  6. Awesome job! Love the gold/brass lights and everything else! So glad Oprah noticed!

  7. Congrats on your excellent work! This kitchen is one of my favorites, ever.

  8. It’s perfection! I love all of it- well done!!

  9. Love it ! Every part of it!

  10. Holly, Holly, Holly!

    The design work on this project was fabulous! You have unbelievable vision and talent! I am truly blessed to know you and feel so honored to have been able to work with you and Camille on this project! Love you!


  11. Oh, Holly! Fabulous!

  12. Gorgeous Holly! I’m soooo jealous that you are only 4 hours apart!

  13. Anne Thomas says

    Love it, love it, love it!!! I have been dying for this post!!! I am so in love with this kitchen. You did an amazing job (as always!!!). The before and after photos are unbelievable!!!!!! What is on the door to the right of the range? Looks like a chalkboard door, maybe??

  14. Holly it’s so lovely. Bright and open, my favorite. Do you have a source for that three tier RED serving piece on the island? I so need it!

  15. Mary Catherine says

    Absolutely beautiful! Holly, you should feel soo proud!!

  16. This kitchen is stunning!!! Congratulations on the Oprah feature my friend 😉

  17. Beautiful Holly! I’m partial to Ridglea CC area in Fort Worth. I had a client over there as well and the homes are fabulous! It’s like Parent Trap meets modern day. Your work is always a joy to see.

  18. Beautiful work! I love your style..traditional, young and fresh. Two and one half years ago I remodeled my master bath and agonized over mixing Hansgrohe fixtures with brass Boston Functional light fixtures. I read every blog possible and could not find one designer who said it was okay. Most said not yo mix metals. A kitchen featured in Southern Living featuring similar light fixtures as yours was the only “hint” to go with my instincts. So happy I did!

  19. This was so fun to read and see!!! I loved her referring to herself as your Tommy too! Yay for all of this.

  20. WINNING!!! Beautiful job Holly and Camille and Tami!

  21. How exciting to be featured on!! Congrats! It’s no wonder, though. This kitchen is FAB-U-LOUS! Oh…if I could only snap my fingers and have it in my home. Just lovely. I’m still working on hubby to paint our kitchen…still no luck – DARN!!!

  22. That is so amazingly wonderful! Love the article and really love what you did to transform this home! And if I had known you were anywhere near me here in Fort Worth, I would have come to get your autograph and a photo! Love your work, Holly, and still trying to work out a schedule for more of our remodel and seriously need your help when the time comes!

    Fort Worth

  23. Congratulations! It really is a beautiful kitchen!

  24. I am IN LOVE with this kitchen! Your work here is beautiful as always!

  25. So beautiful, Holly! And I love the mix. It’s eclectic but still clean and calm. Great work!

  26. Oh yeah my friend on Oprah!!! Don’t come to fortworth with out calling me I would have looked to help u guys set up!!! Better call me next time! Xoxo

  27. Love the white kitchen, the marble color is divine! I ‘ll be too chickened as i’ll be worrying about the stains.

  28. Beautiful! Do you know how deep the seat measures on the barstools please? Thank you!


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