More Creative Class photos

For the second portion of our first HMI Creative Class, we headed to my home a few minutes away from my studio for lunch and a bit of a home tour.

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When registration exceeded my initial expectations I knew a simple box lunch just would not work and I feared a busy Saturday on the square might mean waiting for our large crowd in the downtown lunch places (though there are some yummy ones for sure)…So with the help of my amazing friend Tara Royer Steele (yes the Pie Queen) to do the food, Super Nana to fluff the place and Natalie Dawley to attend to any other details, I decided to have the lunch at our little home. I also knew I would be speaking a lot that day so the idea of a little field trip break was perfect!

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I love long communal tables so this idea formed in my head and I am so glad the storm held out and we were able to all together on the front porch.  Bramble & Bee flowers and nibbles from Tara’s charcuterie boards made it perfect.

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Not to mention those placemats.  Dionne from Nib and Pixel lettered these kitchen paper placemats and I nearly cried when I opened the box…what is it about white ink on kraft paper that we love so??? But we do!

We used our kitchen table for the spread . . .perfect styling ladies! I can’t believe this is the only photo of Natalie and Tara! THANK YOU!

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Of course we had pie too!

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And “Mama’s Lemonade” too boot! Nana and I did not plan to BOTH wear red shoes but we love red! And we love our Camille!hmiccmamacamille And these pretty ladies the best of all… what a talented and friendly group of women, they seemed to have so much fun and enjoy one another and the day, positive and creative people coming together…exactly my prayer!

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It is cheesy to say I felt like I was in a movie?…Natalie even thoughts to put music on…details I forget when doing things on my own but when you let people help, you aren’t exhausted and can enjoy the event and little details like “oh wow there is music playing!”

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And finally, the group photo.  Doesn’t everyone look so lovely! Again, I would not have done this without the help of the “two Natalies” . . . Natalie Lacy Lange my talented photographer friend and my new friend Natalie Dawley of twobewed.com.   I will never do another event without these girls if possible!

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Thank you again to all involved that made this day possible.

Planning: Natalie Dawley of www.twobewed.com

Florals: Maggie Bailey of www.brambleandbee.com

Calligraphy: Dionne Christiansen of www.nibandpixel.com

Catering: Tara Royer Steele of www.royersroundtopcafe.com

Photography: Natalie Lacy Lange of www.theshadyacre.com

Special thanks to True Blue Home, Renovate, Camille Dickson, Jenn Morissette, Nancy Barnett, Holly Meyer Design, Jay White and Debby Welch

The next class will be in JULY and likely not as large because of summer schedules but I will be hosting a group on July 23rd, we won’t lunch on the porch but we will try to do something equally as fun (with air conditioning); Click here to register or email holly@hollymathisinteriors.com for more info!

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First Class at HMI Studio!

After weeks of planning and obsessing my first Creative Class finally happened and I think I can confidently say a good time was had by all! That is a big statement I know but this group was just the best and we had so much fun and all left inspired and energized. We had 22 guests from Ohio, New York, Arkansas, Virginia and of course lots of Texans!

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I was a little nervous about the weather but it held out until the very end of class and thankfully everyone made it home safely!

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I just can’t stop looking at the flowers from Bramble and Bee and the calligraphy from Nib & Pixel!

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And the heart rocks from Haiti that came from Renovate! The hearts were to focus our talk in the right spot before we delved into the material, literally!

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We started with a yummy breakfast from a local bakery on the square and mimosas! Inside the envelopes the guests found a booklet with a letter from me, the day’s schedule and a place for notes.  They also received sheets to take home to help with each room of the house..to take inventory and get on track where needed!

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Favorite paint colors collected on a metal ring for easy use later . . .

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And of course gift bags with treats from True Blue Home, Renovate Houston and more.  Art by local artist Lauren Parker of course.

Before guests arrived. I struggled with how to arrange tables but so glad this worked out so no one had to twist too much….the medley of chairs worked too!

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And my best boo Camille was able to come all the way from Abilene! I had so much help, with the planning, the flowers and calligraphy and having Camille and Jenn to help as well just made it all possible. You truly can not do stuff like this alone…Jenn my assistant’s husband Peter even hung the banners out front! Thank you Peter!

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Pretty flowers and lettering made it so fun but the best part, seeing the attendees enjoy one another! There was instant rapport and synergy..loved that! Everyone looked so lovely and happy to do be doing what they love…talking about houses and decor!

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Next post I will share about the lunch portion of our day at my home and the afternoon #patternplay activity with fabrics!

Again, thank you thank you to all that helped make this special day possible!

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Planning: Natalie Dawley of www.twobewed.com

Florals: Maggie Bailey of www.brambleandbee.com

Calligraphy: Dionne Christiansen of www.nibandpixel.com

Catering: Tara Royers Steele of www.royersroundtopcafe.com

Photography: Natalie Lacy Lange of www.theshadyacre.com

Special thanks to True Blue Home, Renovate, Camille Dickson, Jenn Morissette, Nancy Barnett, Holly Meyer Design, Jay White and Debby Welch

          The next class is already in the works and planned for Saturday, July 23rd register here!!!! It will be hot but Brenham has lots of ice cream and I am looking SO forward to doing this again!

 

 

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