Kitchen on

You may have seen mention of this news on my facebook or instagram feed. My client’s kitchen was featured on!  I know crazy huh?  Well this is the space below!  You can see the piece about Decorating Trends here.

hollymathisinteriorsfortworthkitchen{Photography by Tami Karisch of The K Gallery}

I have been working on this house for quite a long time! When it finally started coming together I knew I wanted to get some photos of the space.


My client has so many great collections it made styling almost difficult, too many good choices…I love this coffee bar area by her sub zero fridge!


And her collection of art pottery brightens up all of the white with just a little pop of color. Her beveled subway tile is from a local tile shop.


My friend Tami owns the building where I office and she mentioned in passing her willingness to help me with some photos before Christmas so I said “Great, you want to go to Fort Worth this Friday?” And we were off, we both have little kids of course so it was a “get up at dawn leave fast, work like crazy all day, crash in a hotel then drive back at dawn” kind of day… Sounds fun right?  Add in some unsually cold and frosty Texas weather and the fact that I left my wallet on my desk and didn’t realize it until I pulled into the Starbucks in Waco, with the fact my defroster wasn’t working well and on and on.  But that is all irrelevant, we had fun and with the help of my friend Camille (who drove in from Abilene to meet this for this special mission) we schlepped World Market stools (and more) in the freezing rain and successfully styled and shot this kitchen IN ONE AFTERNOON.


Poor Tami, this was not even safe;(


Camille and the manager of World Market, we were determined to fit way too much stuff in one vehicle.  I think they actually laughed and no doubt shook their heads when we left.

But we did it, and that is with winter light and a dreary day and sun going down at 5 pm!  Tami worked it like the professional she is with her amazing lights and talent.  Camille and I were literally rushing around trying to style the kitchen so if you see a sugar cube askew or something not quite right please be gentle.


We were working against Mother Nature and the lack of light.  All that being said we had fun and got some great shots….


SO when  someone from Oprah emailed asking me about kitchen and bath trends the next week I instantly thought of how wonderful this project turned out and sent her a preview.  She loved it and included it in this online article.  Suddenly the lack of a credit card at Starbucks on a freezing Friday  (and having to ask Tami to keep wiping down my windshield with my scarf as we drove) seemed very worth all of the effort and hassle. Thank you to Camille and Tami for all of your hard work and to the wonderful P family in Fort Worth for letting me assist in the tranformation of your home.  It’s amazing and y’all were so gracious and kind to us that day!

Here is a look back at the before when there was a wall about where barstools are now…


Once removed the kitchen became twice the space with an eat in area and window seat as well as room for an island.  The sink and window and stove stayed in the same place.


You can see from the floor and decor this was an older home, in the Ridglea Country Club area of Fort Worth the home was built in the 1950s and is large and wonderful, it just needed updates.  My clients moved out for a few months while all of this work was done and it was a long process. But cooking on this new range was no doubt worth the wait!


My client was so wonderful to work with and though I know she had times of frustration she really kept her eyes on the prize and kept it all in perspective. Since I live 4 hours away I did not manage the project, SHE did, SHE worked with the contractor and workers day in and day out and I just emailed and back and forth with her about finishes and paint colors and “omg are we really going to mix brass lights with stainless range and faucet” etc.  I was her sounding board and design therapist.  One one of my three trips up to see her we were on a limited time and lucked out finding all of her hardware just minutes from her house. We still need to add roman shades and perhaps a seat cushion (though no seat cushion is easier with kids she thinks)….but all in all this space is finally finished!


The chairs and dining table are from Restoration Hardware and the stools from World Market, the chandelier is vintage and original to the home and of course the lights over the sink and island are from Circa!


I love the BM Chelsea Gray Island, and the marble is gorgeous and white, it’s called BONE (pronounced BO_NAY)! The homeowner searched to get this type marble that is more white and less gray…. The sink is the big Kohler farm sink not a Shaw y’all.  The bridge faucet is the Parquet from Kohler (same as I have and we love it) Walls and ceiling are BM Edgecomb gray, trim is BM Decorators’ White.  All appliances are Wolf/Subzero (except Kitchen-Aid dishwasher).  All exterior doors and windows are Anderson.


Thanks again to my wonderful clients for letting me share photos of their home both here and at and thank you to my friend Camille for helping me with styling and all of the work that goes into doing this kind of thing.  And last but not least to Tami Karisch for photography! Y’all are the best!

{All Photography by Tami Karisch The K Gallery follow Tami on facebook here***Follow Camille Dickson’s adventures on her blog at Chez Moi.}

See the article here

Little boy’s bathroom

I can’t wait to show you this cute little boy’s bathroom. It has all the things I love, a bit of wood warmth, a bit of industrial and a lot of vintage charm and whimsy.


I love designing kids space and this boy’s bedroom that adjoins today’s bath feature was one of my faves…see here for more.



Yes it’s the room with the gray bunk beds…we actually painted the bathroom walls the same color as the bunk bed…Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray.


By doing this we took the grays and rustic feel on in to his little bath and I love how it all flows together but still isn’t too matchy! And the white beadboard addition keeps the dark walls from being too dark which was needed because there is no natural light in the tiny bath.



The white grey combo with a pop of color in the accessories turned out perfect for this space…cozy but not too dark!


I love this little collage wall, initially it was going to be more simple but we collected too many cute things we wanted to use like the flashcards and vintage football wallhangings!  These are all things this little boy loves: cowboys, dinosaurs, football, antlers and bugs!  I love the hooks and towels with monogrammed numbers!


 We used the cute Pullman light from Shades of Light to add some vintage charm but still give plenty of over the sink lighting!


This bathroom has no window and no natural light so I was unable to turn off lights for the photo, thus the glare but I thought you might want to see anyway! I love the rope towel holder and prints from Rifle Paper Co.

The little master that uses this bathroom is only seven years old but I think this space will really grow with him into teenhood.


The BEFORE below:


This is a new house so the vanity and tile and basics of the room were new and totally fine.  My client just wanted to go back and add some charm and we did that with the addition of the beadboard, switching out mirror, light and faucet and everything else was decorative like the prints and hooks and towel rings etc.


Really just painting the walls and changing light and mirror and the accessorizing would have been a great change but adding the beadboard really made a nicer difference.  So glad the client did that as well!

But as usual my favorite things are the accessories, the little things that give the space its personality and finishing touches!


I will be back later in the week to share more sources and links on those details..thanks for looking! And thanks to the little man for letting me share his adorable bathroom!

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