Coming soon! Homes & more

Checking in during this busy summer to give you a heads up what is going on at Holly Mathis Interiors. I have several newly decorated (and complete!) homes to show you..working on editing photos and we will have full posts up once school starts. Also a lot going on with future classes and pop-up shops at my Studio in Texas.

This recent shoot of my client’s home in Northwest Houston proves you can add charm to life in suburbia.  My friend and talented stylist Becki Griffin of Curious Details helped me capture photos of this amazing transformation from dated cookie cutter to fresh and charming home.


The kitchen alone is jaw-dropping.  Cabinets were removed and shiplap added to ceiling along with new range and counters that look like marble but perform like near steel!(I will share some sources in time)

The light above the dining table is a bargain from Horchow and mixes just fine with the higher end lighting in the kitchen proper. Kitchen lighting (the lantern is the darlana and the sconce is the boston library) is by Visual Comfort via True Blue Home.


Speaking of light, adding a window to this space REALLY transformed it and let in the very best light, natural! Below you can see some of the before and during photos.

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The window was added where his hand is placed to the left of fridge cabinet area if you can tell…and that window makes so much difference!

I don’t know about other moms but I have struggled this summer getting done what I need to do work-wise and also spend time and juggle schedules with my kids. I know it’s a familiar struggle but it doesn’t change the fact that it is tough when you are in it! I want to do both but it’s a challenge sometimes. And then I realized (for the millionth time, thank you Lord for reminding me again and again of your truths) when culling through these renovation pictures that GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME, renovation takes time, whether it’s a home or a life or season in growth of a small business. So I am giving myself permission just a few of these pictures with the promise of more later. The internet won’t break if I don’t get this all posted today!;

This beautiful schoolroom shown below in the same house tells me that soon my babies will be in school so I am going to cut it short today, I know you understand, and will show you more of this house later in August…it will keep!

But get ready to be inspired, very inspired . . .

The contractor Jesus Melgar Contracting did an amazing job on this project as did Heather Chavez of Traditions Windows. (she can do ANYTHING with windows, cannot say enough good things about Traditions Windows!) And the family of 7 (soon to be 8!) that live here, they are just treasures. I can’t wait to share more about them as well.


Good luck with back to school mamas and families and remember if you didn’t get all done you wanted this summer its OKAY…good things take time and often require days (seasons) of toilets setting in the middle of wrong rooms..but in time, slowly, BEAUTY WILL EMERGE! lol

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Loft project

I just started a new project with one of the students from my last Creative Class.  I have known Sarah for quite a while..we first worked together when she and her husband lived in Canada and now she is moving to Houston!  They have found this amazing loft in Midtown and I am so excited to help them make it a true home.


Yes these are just phone pics but we had to document the before..before fresh paint and getting rid of some early 2000 dated elements. But overall it is such an amazing space and needs very little.


I love the old gym floors they used…especially the random black planks.


You can see a paint sample there to the right of the red niche…lots of track lighting that may need to go but thankful there is good natural light above kitchen.



This was a uniform manufacturing area before turned into apartments…of course the stairs and upper build out were added.


I can’t wait to add chunkier pendants and honed/brushed granite to look like soapstone!


I am actually headed there today to work on paint samples..we are trying to find the perfect dark gray blue for the master suite upstairs, trying to channel this SoHo NYC House vibe.

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{image via Apartment Therapy}

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{Image via SoHouse NYC}

The master is on a third floor and opens out onto a great patio balcony area…hard to get a good shot of but it will be so good!


I can’t wait to paint those closet doors all dark! Bad pic of master below but its so much larger in person and I just love how it opens to this outdoor space.


Keep watching for updates, I know it’s frustrating how slow this takes in real time and then for real life normal decorators like me and my clients to get photos up and things finished but its not TV, totally real life.  So thanks for being patient, I have a list of new work I need to tweak and photograph and get online…one day at a time!  Thanks for always coming back even when things seem slow!

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