Nov 19th Creative Class

Calling all Creatives, Decorators and Dreamers! This next class is for you!


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The next Creative Class will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10 am-4 pm., in my studio space in downtown Brenham, Texas. I plan to share my journey  into the decorating business with tips and advice on how to start and expand your business, work with clients and navigate challenges and pitfalls of balancing home and business.

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I AM NOT AN EXPERT on starting a small business or running a small business or even SMALL DECORATING BUSINESS.  I am an expert on my experience.  And I am willing to share what has worked, and NOT worked, for me on this 12 year journey!  This is a general class so I will not be giving technical advice on blogging or SEO or quickbooks! I will not have an answer for every question but I will have resources and tips and tricks to discuss and advice from my perspective. I plan to share my experiences and thoughts on the following topics:

  • GETTING STARTED: Education, Training and Business permits
  • TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG? Starting a website and how to navigate social media
  • BUILDING A PORTFOLIO. Using iphone pics or professional?
  • HOW TO CHARGE? What to do when friends only have a few questions? Hourly versus flat
  • BOOKKEEPING WAR STORIES: Quickbooks, Freshbooks, shoe boxes and more
  • CONTRACTS: Necessary?
  • PROJECT ORGANIZATION: Web-based versus notebooks etc
  • BUYING TO THE TRADE: Extending discounts and getting samples
  • AMBITION versus AUTHENTICITY Being published is great but not everything!

and more!

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I can’t wait to share this space with you! It inspires me every time I step through the door.

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We will spend the morning in the Studio then carpool the 2 minute drive to my home for lunch!

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So lunch here and then head back to the Studio for more learning and discussion!

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The November date will hopefully mean nice weather on the porch, if not we will crowd in my kitchen!

I can’t wait to reset this scene this time with fall pumpkins!

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The menu will be a repeat of below along with pie of course!

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Tara of Royers Pie Haven will be catering and Nib & Pixel and Bramble and Bee will also be helping with the event.  So thankful for these women! A tribe is so important to this journey and we will discuss that as well…The importance of building one another up!

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Praying for gorgeous weather so I can wear a scarf and we can enjoy begin outside!

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At lunch you will have time to visit with other creatives in the same boat as you…friendly faces that are also toying with the idea of putting their dreams out there finally, many already have and they will be a great resource as well.

I also hope to start a private Facebook group to follow our class so you can continue to share and support one another and hear from me ..more info on that at the class!


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Hope to see you Nov 19th~

Holly Mathis Interiors * 220 EAST MAIN * Brenham TEXAS 77833

There are only a few spaces left so go here to register asap so we have time to hand letter your name!!!! The cost of this class is $289

Thank you for Natalie Lacy Lange for these wonderful images from our first class!

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Next CREATIVE CLASS!

I have so much to blog and share and I don’t know where to start… First off, THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to sign up for the next Creative Class coming up jUly 23rd! Email me asap (holly at hollymathisinteriors.com if you have any questions, need a place to stay etc) or register here!

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We had such a good time at the May class and we have a few more slots in this July class!

AND Hot news! Sweet class member Keith below will be coming back in December do a “Decorating with Natural Materials” class..so excited..more on that soon. We all adored Keith so I know this will be fun!

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For this July class, we will cover general decorating tips and tricks, mixing patterns and finding your style issues etc…We will meet again here in my Brenham studio and then lunch at my nearby home!

Here are some more #patternplay shots of the fabric/pattern mixing activity we did with the last class and we will do again on the 23rd!  So fun!

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Love that blue and white Schumacher Hollyhock fabric and the different combos everyone came up with! And I love these hearts from Haiti that remind us of the true meaning and source of a beautiful home!

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Sarah was so funny with her pattern play picks..she is so funny!classpatternplay

We will not however eat on the porch this time!..It is getting toooo hot in Texas for outdoor dining mid day so we will have a box lunch at the Studio and then head to my house for pie and ice cream!  I love sharing my home with my classes because it illustrates real living and some of my favorite tips and tricks!

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 Hope to see some of you at this next class NEXT WEEK…again email me or leave a message here or on IG with any questions!

IN THE MEANTIME, we have another weekend of the Vintage Pop Up Shop going on THIS FRIDAY from 10-6 with HASBINS!

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I will have more info on the blog after school starts about fall classes and the December class with Keith!

 

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