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!

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!!!

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