Round Top + an update

The fall 2019 show is coming soon. Tents are already going up around Round Top and surrounding areas for Texas Antique Week. Hard to believe, it doesn’t feel like “Fall” for sure but along with Friday Night Lights, and school buses running up and down the road, we have hope for an eventual fall right?;

Cover art by Round Top artist Natalie Hadaway

I spent some time today going through the fall issue of the Round Top Antiques Show Guide put out by the Round Top Register and y’all it is a great issue!

KUDOS to you Round Top Register and everyone who worked on this issue, it is organized and easy to follow and CHALK FULL of great information to plan any type of Round Top adventure.

And this is not a sponsored post. I just get many emails and messages each show asking for tips and this really is a helpful source for anyone.

And for me personally this fall and Holly Mathis Interiors???? I am not doing any classes or pop ups in the near future. I do not currently have a storefront or public space to visit I am back to home studio and that is okay, more than okay. I am finding it a good life y’all, a sweet spot. Content. I am happily busy with private residential projects and want to devote my full attention to those clients. Very grateful for some great projects. I do have a waiting list for small “mini” projects if you would like help with something small in your home. Late fall or 2020 are def a possibility. Just shoot me an email at and I will try to get back to you asap and see if we are a good fit. Please keep in mind I continue my work going into my 15th year of decorating as a SOLO-Entrepeneur. Meaning I do it all (most of it, my saintly mother does lots of errands and school runs and LAUNDRY bless her soul seriously) but business wise I do it all including answering emails, scheduling appointments, site visits, etc so I don’t always get to everything and can’t take every project. I am sorry if you have reached via instagram or some other way and we were not able to connect. This is never a slight toward anyone. This is just how I am working this season. Expansion only seems more complicated to me. This is how I attempt to balance making a living, creating and motherhood. I know based on capitalism and the “world’s standards” to borrow a trigger phrase; I need an assistant and to grow wisely and purposefully. Or maybe not. Maybe I am living my purpose and doing great just the way I am doing things. What a revolutionary thought for me. This is where I am right now and I am learning to lean in to it and give it my best where I am at the moment. In time I will expand possibly or not. BUT right now I am focusing only on the consulting and design work right in front of me. My goal is to give my current clients building or remodeling homes my very best.

Who knows what may come down the road…more local classes, a podcast, e-classes, home coaching, an enneagram and the home focus, a BOOK, a real estate component to the business, a partnership or storefront..who knows but for this year this season I am 100% all in with my residential clients and my BOYS who are growing like big beautiful weeds that need lots of tending and love! I refuse to waste this sweet time in my life as a mother and creative feeling like I am professionally inept, unsuccessful an/or behind in work if I am not producing workshops, dollars, instagram videos and content at every point and turn. It is just exactly enough working on my clients homes and raising my boys in fact it is MORE than enough . . .it is a good place! A sweet spot and just enough for right now.

Thank you to all of the people that have had so much patience and love for me, my kids, and my business through my divorce recovery. It is not very professional to mix personal and business I know BUT it is real life and that is what this blog has always been. Call me the holistic decorator maybe. Or just a little crazy for oversharing but small businesses and PEOPLE can not help but be affected when sickness or tragedy hit. And y’all it takes time to get over things. And humans are behind all of this content and creativity you see online and in magazines. We are not machines. I am amazed this business has not only survived but thrived, what a miracle. I am FINALLY excited for the days to come. But not rushing, there is a time to every season and a purpose to every thing under heaven. Amiright?


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  1. Would love to see more of your recent projects ❤️

  2. So proud of you for having the courage to do what’s right for you and your family. Congrats to you!

  3. You are beautiful and grounded and honest. I love all those things about you, and so much more.

  4. Kelly from Talk of the House says

    I think simplifying is the way to go. Yes girl you should be enjoying those boys of yours! And I am right there with you on a season for everything. You are a wise woman! I will say from experience that creative people need to continue their creativity even if it is on a smaller scale, so I am glad you are continuing your interior design work. If you are ever back in Georgia please come visit again. I’ll show you around our little lakehouse (and promise to feed you again!)

  5. Holly,
    I’m so happy for you and pleased to hear you are content with exactly where you are. I admire your decision to continue to make people happy by creating beautiful homes for them. As a grandma, in hindsight, the most important and satisfying thing we do as a mother to put our children as a priority in the long list of ‘must-do’. It’s a balancing act, but they grow up so darn fast. They’ll soon be out of the nest and you can ramp up and do the book, the podcasts and continue your business. 🙂

  6. JoAnn Heath says

    That’s some wisdom there, Holly. Those boys will be gone before you know it, and it’s true: “Teenagers need as much attention as toddlers…” I’ve tabled all my creative pursuits for 17 years now (raising five boys) and am itching to get into something, but am forcing myself to be content doing DIY stuff at home till I can. May everything you do prosper!!

  7. You have a sweet soul and know authenticity when you are living it! You keep doing what feels right to you and one day I hope maybe to be one of your “smalls”. Living in The Woodlands, that might be able to happen. God continue to bless you, your mom and those adorable boys!!

  8. Sweet Holly! You’re the best!!!!!

  9. Love visiting your blog and your instagram . . . so inspiring! Been a long time follower of yours :O)

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