Country Living feature & Vintage Whites Market

Thank you for all of the love regarding the feature in the May issue of Country Living …more coming soon on that house and its backstory..such a fascinating house and blessing to our family!


If you are having trouble the issue you can see more here … Lots of questions on sources and I will try to answer more soon!  Photo credits to Buff Strickland and styling by the always fab Becki Griffin of Curious Details..and YAY HUNTER BUNS MADE THE MAGAZINE!  Becki wrote a wonderful post about the shoot here. Thank you Boo I adore you!


In the meantime mark your calendars for the Vintage Whites Market coming to Laurel MS click here for more info.i am so excited to be a part..my Pop Up Shop will be there June 9-10th in the CITY BEAUTIFUL!  

 

Aren’t you just loving HOMETOWN on HGTV? Our entire family enjoys it so much!  YAY BEN & ERIN!!!!! We all adore you!

More info on the show here… 

Round Top Show * Texas Antique Week info + faves

So much going on here in my part of Texas right now, the weather is gorgeous and spirits are higher than than the pollen even!

(Info links at bottom of post)

I will be set up with my Pop-Up Shop, Thurs-Sun this coming weekend and Thurs-Sat the next weekend, both times near Royers Pie Haven in Henkel Square!  I will have my usual pop up goods of pillows, candles, design books, a few decor accessories along with a few vintage items and fabric scraps etc out of my stash! I will be having a special show price on all Miss Mustard Seed Paints and waxes during the show! I have a few large furniture pieces I may or may not bring but will be posting on Instagram so be sure and follow there as well @hollymathisinteriors

I will also be having the SHOPPING ADVENTURE Mini Class on the morning of 3/31 in the same spot..next to Pie Haven (really there is no better place so excited .  .  This is in Henkel Square near pie and coffee and restrooms (did you know the Pie Queen owns a coffee company too..thats right TWO SPARROWS ROASTING, in Round Top proper!) The 3/24 class has been cancelled since most interest seems to be in the 3/31 class. More deets here on that class and you can register on this page !!!

Now for some practical tips…These are guides are great for the first timer and just for good general info  . . .

Round Top Chamber show info here always good to check anytime of year for upcoming dates and planning! this is my go to site for dates!

Tons of good info here via The Round Top Register . don’t you love the map they did with the Pie Queen..awesome y’all!

 

Renovate Houston has a great post here truly it has everything and The Vintage Round Top has a great guide too here

LODGING . . . if you need a last minute place to stay send me a message via facebook or instagram..i have some secret hidden treasures that may be able to help you!

Last but not least don’t forget to visit Brenham and historic Chappell Hill on your way to and from the area..they are hidden gems and have so much to offer…my faves below..follow them all on IG and facebook so you know their show hours..many are staying open late which is good to know!

  1. True Blue Home located conveniently smack dab between Chappell Hill and Brenham on hwy 290.they have gorgeous goods and yummy food and coffee!
  2. Lolli & Dauts downtown Brenham and at Zapp Hall during the show
  3. Cache Chic next to Lolli & Dauts on Alamo St in Brenham..Alamo runs along our courthouse square downtown and has all of the cutest shops and eats including Blue Bell Ice cream at my boys fave spot MUST BE HEAVEN
  4. Fave place to eat is Yumm! (they also have Blue Bell by the dip fyi), Roux St (both downtown) or TRUTH BBQ on hwy 290 and of course Royers in RT and Royers Pie Haven always always
  5. Tegg Gallery right by Lolli and Dauts and Cache Chic on Alamo in Brenham!  Amazing Texas landscapes not too western just perfect bucolic and classic and Alicia is a dear soul.
  6. Washington Co Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center have all the deets and they are housed in the gorgeous, restored Simon Theatre..my sweet adorable mama works there and will greet you at the door!

      Be safe, drink lots of water, wear comfy shoes, bring your measuring tape and shopping list, watch your speeding and have fun!

 

Cottage Blue Bed & Breakfast

Cottage Blue Bed & Breakfast, formerly known as True Blue Cottage, is now available for overnight guests during Round Top/Texas Antiques Week, the summer and beyond.  The cottage sleeps up to 4, has a full kitchen and dining as well as charming screen porch area.  You can book the cottage here


As many of you know, I worked with Cindy & Brian Taylor to remodel and decorate True Blue Cottage in 2015 while we were also working on their retail venture, True Blue Home. Many (most in fact) of the furnishings for the TBH renovation are still in the cottage including white slipcovers, English Farmhouse furniture, custom drapes and beautiful lighting.  True Blue Home has recently moved from downtown Chappell Hill to a larger space on nearby Hwy 290… more soon on their expansion into a new space that includes a bakery and cafe and more showroom space!  IT IS AMAZING truly. Follow them on facebook and watch for their new website and online store!


It has been an honor to be a part of this journey for True Blue Home and the cottage.  When Christine and her mom (the new owners) stepped in my Studio last fall and said “we might be buying the cottage,” I knew the joy and beauty of the space would be maintained.  I am thrilled to be a part of the next chapter…and now you can some STAY in the cottage!~ Are there still a few spots available for Round Top weekend as of now…

God bless you Cottage Blue, your owners, and all who walk through your doors!

Visit the Cottage Blue website to learn more about the new owners and booking info.

Round Top Shopping Adventure

Round Top, or Texas Antique Week as it has become known more recently, can be overwhelming and challenging.  Where do you start? what do we do? I have done blog posts for years and shared links with sites with wonderful reviews and tips and tricks but finally I am ready to get in the trenches with you “this way GIRLS!!!”
Yep, it is official… I am finally doing a Round Top ‘mini’ class…and yes those that know me well know I have said before “that sounds like a nightmare I will never do it” . . .  but the stars have aligned (and Easter is late) and so  with the help and encouragement of friends I am taking the bull by the horns (or something like that) and I am doing TWO MINI CLASSES . I will have my Pop Up Shop open at Henkel Square (directly next to ROYERS PIE HAVEN) during the show as well.  I would only set up at Round Top if I could be near Pie (and a restroom) and lattes!  More details on that coming soon but I wanted to get this mini class info out to you asap.  This is what it will involve:

MINI CLASS/ SHOPPING ADVENTURE DETAILS

  • MAP/FAVORITES/HISTORY…We will meet at Royers Pie Haven outside for coffee and a 30-40 minute run down of where to shop for what including my fave places for rugs, quality antique pieces as well junk/vintage (cheaper) items etc … I will also share a bit about the History of Round Top from a Historical and Decorative Arts standpoint. And of course fave places for pit stops, bbq, restrooms and more.  All the vital info
  • SWAG BAG . . . You will receive a map, cheat sheets, worksheets, note taking items, measuring tape etc and fun stuff! 
  • ACCESS! Last but not least you will receive my cell phone number (don’t laugh) and you can call and or text me once we disperse or come back to my tent to find me and show me on your phone what you have found and get my advice on the price, condition and if it works in your space.  You can also email me ahead of time for pointers and questions.  Cell service isn’t always great but I will stay in one place all day so you can come back and find me as needed.
  • LIMITED SPACE book soon here because I can only take so many of these or my head might spin off but I think it will be really fun!  I am offering two classes both on FRIDAY MORNINGS DURING THE SHOW (3/24 & 3//31). We will start at 9:30 at Royers Pie Haven! and by 10:30 ish you will be on your way armed with all you need for a good shopping adventure
  • DO I GO OUT AND SHOP WITH YOU? No, this is not a tour or personal shopping..All of my individual shopping appointments are booked for the show and typically go to my clients that I am working with on new builds or large projects.  If you want to book me for personal shopping time next show please email me to reserve space if available. 

           WHERE? Royers Pie Haven in Henkel Square, Round Top, TX

WHEN? Friday, March 24th & Friday, March 31st- 9:30 ish

WHY? So you know where to go for what and coffee and pie for breakfast!

COST?  $149 includes Holly’s talk, breakfast, and swag bag with map and goodies as well as email and cell info/access to Holly for advice

SIGN UP HERE

Catching up . . .

So many fun things going on, hard to know where to start . . .

Including work on this home above near Magnolia, Texas.  I have several new builds going on and its very exciting to work on these homes!  If you follow me on Instagram you saw some wallpaper photos this week…that is at this brick sidewalk home..hopefully the owners will let me show you more as it nears completion!  The team at Heartwood Custom Homes is doing an amazing job. I love that they don’t have a flashy showroom but they have been building homes in Texas for generations.  This is what you want in a builder y’all!

Texas Antique Week (originally known as Round Top Antiques Fair) is also ‘coming like a freight train’ and will be here soon!  And good news, this year Easter is late so no conflict with the spring show.  You can see exact dates for each show here at this site!

I know one of the things on my wish list this show is a new old pine hutch or welsh dresser as some call it…mom and I have combined furniture and sold some things and this is at the top of the list for our kitchen area!  I am trying to prepare her for the sticker shock.

Hopefully I can find one that is thin but its not likely..we will see, the hunt is on~

Another fun project I am working on is major remodel in Bellville, Texas.  Its a craftsman farmhouse and involves a lot of complicating factors but it is all going to be worth it..studying these old images and details have been crucial~ 


The owner is trying to decide between a Wolf range and french range….do any of you have a LaCanche or La Cornue??  What do you love or not love about it?? 

Back to Texas Antique Week, I am toying with the idea of offering a shopping adventure/mini class probably at the Marburger show, unless I can find a bus lol (don’t laugh I might).  Stay tuned if you are interested in that..the tentative dates are 3/24 and 3/31 both on Fridays!

And last but not least I hope to share more of our new home soon.  We have officially been here two months and almost (maybe) unpacked.  Some things you never unpack right?? lol.  We are still putting things away and hanging things on wall…it takes TIME for sure but I am trying to practice what I preach and not rush or get flustered (which is sooo hard..this is very good for me to go through, builds empathy for my clients)..A TRUE HOME TAKES TIME..it can’t happen in a one day install. SO thank you for being patient!

Have a happy weekend!

Holly

The Decor Detective

One of my new year’s resolutions has been to blog more..so finally (mid Feb) I MAY (no promises) be getting revved up.  One of the priorities and goals in this plan to blog more is to highlight creatives and friends I admire and want to recommend and tell you all about.  First on that list is my dear friend and former client Nancy of The Decor Detective.

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She is from Savannah and loves blue and white so of course we immediately bonded! Nancy was one of my first clients YEARS ago!

I will be honest sometimes it stings (or it used to before divorce, doesn’t really both me anymore, hello #perspective) or is a tad awkward when a former client or someone I consulted with goes on to do their own design or styling business.  But never the case with Nancy.  And truthfully I am super busy anyway and there is room for ALL OF US in this big sea of making the world beautiful one little home at a time.  SO instead of competing let’s choose to encourage the ones we respect and admire and look forward to watching GROWTH and success! There is room for everyone and we all have our unique talents and niches!

So back to Nancy, I mean look at this bathroom she just did…so fun!

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The before and after is insane! Did I mention that Nancy was a Chemist (yes a chemist) in her former life before kids so of course she is great at the details!

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I love the Albert Hadley-esque wallpaper…she shares the sources on her blog.

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Bathroom photos by Haley Ottmann Photography 

Did I mention she has three boys…she understands how a real family lives and how hard we can be on our homes. I love these silhouettes below…Nancy loves color! So interesting to me, she has such a sweet and kind and meek personality but she loves bold color and just ask her about DARING GREATLY!  She has inspired me so much the past few years! She may seem quiet and calm and meek but she is a strong woman and mama and now stylist!

GO NANCY GO!

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If you live in the Houston area of Bellaire or West Univesity, Nancy can help you find the perfect faucet or mirror or fabric.  She is so good at her detective work she often helps ME source stuff or go to stores “in town” if I don’t have time because she will be “on it” and sniff it out like a pro!  On top of that talent she is maybe the kindest person EVER. I am serious.  Like I said, she has three boys and I love talking to her about parenting too.  She just has a heart of GOLD and a great eye and heart! She is just starting out but I know she can handle your project and if she is unsure or you are unsure I am happy to collaborate with y’all on a project…I believe in her character and abilities that much1

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The truth is I live in Brenham now, further from Houston than ever and I can take less and less jobs inside the loop so I am thrilled to tell you about Nancy. And look at all of her cute packages she offers more here…I love the names and descriptions!  Brilliant Nancy!

Three generations ONE roof

That is right, we moved the week after Christmas.  Not something I really recommend (“duh” as my friends, the lovely Fairbrother women, would say) but we survived.  Barely.  Merging households is NOT for the faint of heart either, but again we are surviving and dare I say thriving once again.  Everyone hates moving or at least understands its work but it always has its upsides too: organization, culling, throwing out, a fresh start, decorating opportunities and more. And as always, the opportunity to be grateful. We are moving . . . yes it’s work, it’s the holidays but hey we get to be homeowners and we have running water and heat and on and on.  So all is good with the actual move, on the flip side especially.


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{I promise I have scraped these windows and adding new door hardware since this photo! BTW the exterior color is SW Dress Blues, that project was completed by the previous owner, Denetta McKelvy, she did so much!}

So this is the deal.  My mom had a cute tiny house on quaint Baylor St in our little town…the kids and I lived a few blocks over near their school (along with my walk-closet I do miss daily, I can admit it). It was great..she could get away at her house and rest and we could have our own time. In fact, the house the children and I were renting was so cute and wonderful it is being feature in the May issue of Country Living! But we didn’t own it and inevitably we spent a LOT of time together with Nana…most meals, some nights if I worked late she would have to go home to a dark house.  She did our laundry and picked up kids many days. (HUGE HELP be jealous) Oh and did I mention we (mainly she) are chronic house hunters.   So after nearly two years of me paying rent (“you are not building any equity” says Nana over and over, did I mention she is a Real Estate Broker) we started looking at properties often.  And driving our friends crazy with “how much would it cost to rewire this house and plumb it and convert the garage” on and on . . . . We finally deciding flipping wasn’t our best option.  She has done that many times in the past (before it was cool I might add) but with my level of work load and they boys sanity to consider, we decided to buy something a little more “done.”  And by pooling our resources we were able to do this more easily.  The figures just make sense.  Share a mortgage, share utilities, share the cost of yard maintenance, SHARE THE CRAZY lol and on and on.

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{Yes it is a 1927 Tudor with painted brick, worth living with your mama for I say, even if does need some yard work still and a more fluffing but we thrive on that right? And can I just say i SO see a curved black awning with white trim over the front door!}

Of course there is a flip side.  An adjustment period I might.  My ego.  I will be honest, approaching 42 and “living with my mom” wasn’t my vision for life. But this isn’t the house I grew up in…we made the decision and share the financial burdens together. But still, two women learning to bend to one another and *gasp* give up a  little control of their castle is a journey you might say . . .  But we decided it was worth it.  We try to laugh a lot and apologize a lot when boundaries are crossed.  Oh yes it happens.  See my mom is a spitfire.  She is cute and small and always in a good mood but she IS BUSY and the safety police.  I am moody and more blunt and frankly this honey badger doesn’t care about a lot of her concerns (“Holly, there is crazy wire in the attic OMG what is it, there might be some cardboard under the house, that is hazard!!”).  Deep breaths.  But I really try to respect her and be loving to her.  Watching her go through breast cancer 5 years ago makes that a little easier for me these days. Although I may have said last Sunday,”OMG leave my sh*t alone” or something of that nature, I also know deep within my heart and mind that

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.

So lots more coming on this social experiment.  And the house.  And meshing our stuff, and styles.  And how its messing up the boys.  I kid, I kid…they love it. They have their own rooms upstairs and a charming playroom and larger yard! Maybe Nana will even do a guest post.  Maybe she will even become a dog person eventually. Maybe I will become less controlling and moody and learn to let some little things not irritate me so much.  This may not be forever but it’s for now and it is good even though we are only about six weeks in . . . so I will keep you posted.

So pray for us, that this is a sweet chapter in our family’s story.

#threegenerationsoneroof

#dontmovemystuff (unless you are sweeping or vacuuming or folding clothes please don’t stop doing that)

NEW YEAR & OREGON CLASS

Happy New Year y’all!  Can you believe it is already over half way through January….nuts!  If you follow me on instagram (@hollymathisinteriors) you know we moved the week after Christmas (more on that soon..that is right, mom and I bought a house together and its perfect for our #threegenerationsunderoneroof)!  So my holiday hangover has been combined with a moving hangover and let’s just say it’s been a challenge to get back to normal this month.  BUT no more excuses..it’s time to get busy “doin bidness” and first up is my class in Oregon! IT IS NEXT WEEKEND!!

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January’s Creative Class will be held in a quaint little town outside of Portland.  I am so excited to visit the Pacific Northwest and do this class in my friend Darci’s darling shop!  MD Haney & Co located in McMinnville, Oregon, in a beautiful wine country area just Southwest of Portland.  Can’t wait to get there and meet up with my friend Jill Hinson of Forever Cottage and Melaine Thompson from My Sweet Savannah blog.  I have even talked them into sharing with the class some so you don’t have to listen to my twang the entire time.

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The class will be all about how to FRESHEN YOUR HOME FOR A FRESH NEW YEAR! Topics and discussion will focus on finding your style, mixing patterns, favorite paint colors and materials and the basics related to decorating your home in a “Pinterest, perfect world” while remaining authentic and true to yourself and your budget and lifestyle! Darci will be doing a little guest speaking as well explaining a bit about the paints she uses in her shop..she is an expert in both MILK and CHALK PAINT.  So you will get to hear from yours truly, Darci as well as Melaine and Jill!  It will be a full day and FUN I have no doubt.

I can’t wait to see Darci’s shop!  And her nearby cottage..she has both a shop AND lodging!

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Photos are by Brittany Rossman

Our class is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 am – 3 pm and includes a box lunch and snacks as well as treat bags full of some goodies from Texas and lots of Q & A time with me afterward! Cost is $289 per person and does not include lodging. We will meet at MD Haney & Co and Darci is going to also give us a tour of her precious bed and breakfast cottage as well…It will be a full day with lots of time to chat and visit but also learn!

SIGN UP SOON here or in Darci’s shop, we are closing the registration on Friday!!!

Midwest Living feature & gift certificates

This beautiful home that I blogged about  here and here was recently featured in the Christmas issue of Midwest Living..such a thrill for all of us! This was particularly special because this client has become such a good friend! And y’all that snow.  That is really special for a Texas girl that never sees snow..it’s magical! Plus the stylist on this project was the amazing BONNIE BROTEN who’s work I have adored for years..the only bad part was I didn’t get to go up for the shoot because of commitments at home ;( But regardless it turned out amazing and I am so proud of Allison and Bonnie and praise God for bringing me into this project and family! I mean just look . . .

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Look at my gorgeous friend.. her soul is even more beautiful!

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This kitchen..so good. But it takes work.  I arrived a few days before the open house and it was an army getting this room and others finished.  It was risky but y’all I rubbed “rub n buff” on these fixtures when they didn’t arrive quite the color we were hoping…they are NOT Visual Comfort..they are from Ballard or RH (can’t remember which) after some muscle time!  Allison did amazing choosing the reclaimed wood in this project and she designed the pantry..she is now doing design work in the Wisconsin area and forming a business called WHITE BARN DESIGN. I love the name because of her family history and their old farmhouse with the amazing white barn! I have encouraged her to do this because working with her on the project was so fun and she is so darn good..it was truly a collaboration with me in Texas and her up in WISCO land doing the hustle work!

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Her gorgeous dog Barley below!

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And the  hollyhock pillows!  And ikea slipcovered chair by LS slipcovers that was originally in the entry but moved here so a tree could go there for holidays!  This bed she already had and painted herself a dark color…and of course the check wall and black windows!

Coffee station in the pantry!

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These panels were made in Texas (just like me) my wonderful seamstress Susie Bronikwoski made these up and we shipped them to Wisconsin!  The chairs are from IKEA and monogrammed in Houston…my southern touch to the project! The sideboard is an old piece that Allison has had for years!

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In the living room we used simple Pottery Barn panels and of course my fave blinds from Select blinds.com  BAMBOO TORTOUISE BABY! The adorable chalkboard ornaments also shipped from Texas from beloved TRUE BLUE HOME!

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photographer is Kim Corneilson, amazing styling by Bonnie Broten!  Follow Bonnie here..she is a legend!

Allison will have more info soon on her blog about paint colors and more details..she is happy to share! You can reach Allison here questions about colors or sources or help in Wisconsin whitebarndesignonline@gmail.com If you don’t live in a region where you can easily find the magazine you can see more here! Enjoy!

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And y’all, this magic all started with an e-mail and e-design and then evolved.  E-design and Gift certificates are now available for purchase here…tell your hubs or Santa to email me or send him these links and we can get started on your home or room asap…

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All of these consults purchased will be first come first serve and will go on a waiting list and I will start them as time comes available…so get in line now!

January Creative Class * Oregon bound

My Creative class in January will be held in a quaint little town outside of Portland.  I am so excited to visit the Pacific Northwest and do this class in my friend Darci’s darling shop!  MD Haney & Co is located in McMinnville, Oregon, in a beautiful wine country area just Southwest of Portland.  Can’t wait to get there and meet up with my friend Jill Hinson and others from the area.

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The class will be all about how to FRESHEN YOUR HOME FOR A FRESH NEW YEAR! Topics and discussion will focus on finding your style, mixing patterns, favorite paint colors and materials and the basics related to decorating your home in a “Pinterest, perfect world” while remaining authentic and true to yourself and your budget and lifestyle! Darci will be doing a little guest speaking as well explaining a bit about the paints she uses in her shop..she is an expert in both MILK and CHALK PAINT.

I can’t wait to see her shop!  And her nearby cottage..she has both a shop AND lodging!

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Isn’t the cottage so cute..I can’t wait to see it!  The cottage sleeps 5 and if you and friends want to rent it for weekend it is first come first serve… click here to book!

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And even cuter. . .this is Darci teaching one of HER creative classes!

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Photos are by Brittany Rossman

Our class is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 am – 3 pm and includes a box lunch and snacks as well as treat bags full of some goodies from Texas and lots of Q & A time with me afterward! Cost is $289 per person and does not include lodging. We will meet at MD Haney & Co and Darci is going to also give us a tour of her precious bed and breakfast cottage as well…It will be a full day with lots of time to chat and visit but also learn!

Space is limited so sign up today here or text Santa asap..this would make a great gift for mama in January!

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