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Decorator Review: The Interior Design Style of Holly Hollingsworth Phillips

Decorator Review: The Interior Design Style of Holly Hollingsworth Phillips

Holly Hollingsworth Phillips design style is known as being vibrant, cultured, and refined. No matter which home she works on – traditional, modern, or somewhere in between – she stays true to her unique flair. As we got to know more about her tastes, styles and interests, we were fascinated at the cohesive diversity each of her rooms had.

Where it All Began for Holly?

Holly got her inspiration to be a designer at a very young age.

Her mother, Nancy Hollingsworth, is a famous interior designer specializing in English Country styles. As a child, she would go with her mom to antique shows looking for unique items for rooms. When she was 12, she was brought on a buying trip in Europe.

She was also surrounded by interior design greats. In fact, the famous decorator, Mario Butta, designed her childhood home. Holly met Mario when she was in third grade and chatted with him about design and Chick-fil-a nuggets.

Since her youth, she has been surrounded and inspired by exceptional designers. Knowing her background makes it unsurprising that Holly followed in her mother and idol’s footsteps and started her own work. She now works as the residential interior designer at The English Room, a firm that she also co-owns.

3 Design Ideas From Holly Hollingsworth Phillips

After being featured in publications such as Southern Accents, Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Southpark magazine, we’re certain you too will enjoy learning from and reading about this famous interior decorator.

1. Incorporate Color Using Bright Accents

From flowers to vases, and brightly colored furniture, Holly incorporates color across each of her rooms. Color makes people happy, Holly says!

No matter how bold or bland your space might be, adding a splash of color through a plant, accessory, art piece, or new piece of furniture will instantly bring style to your room.


2. Incorporate Rustic Charm

Holly loves the western lifestyle and the rustic charm it brings. She often incorporates the chic styles of cozy mountain retreats or Southwestern tipi settings into her designs. Take a look at this home on Marryat Court for a flavor of how she blends modern and country styles.

3. Get Creative With Your Seating Areas

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to bring in new flavors to your living spaces is to mix up the furniture. Holly does this well with stylish accent chairs and furniture from different eras. Incorporating her antiquing background, Holly uses old and new styles to create a unique style in her rooms.

Which of these tips inspired by Holly’s designs are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below.

About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.


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