Whoa! You had me at the entry way, but I fell in love over and over again! Welcome to the colorful design collaboration of a Charlotte tudor by home owner, Beth Smith, and interior designer, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room, as featured in this month’s Peachy.
I know this neighborhood…it’s where I used to live. I love this town….both my boys were born there. And, I know the designer….Holly’s children and mine attended the same nursery school and we’d see each other coming and going. I always knew she was talented. She even has a certain energy (and fashion sense) that is just MORE.
This home exudes that same energy and, dare I say, fashion sense. From entry way to kitchen and that hot pink banquette (wish I had a place for one of those!), you feel like you’ve just arrived someplace really special.
Notice how the bold colors on upholstery are often in solids? Or if there is a pattern, such as on the chairs above, that the rest of the colors on the walls and curtains are solid? It’s as if with the boldness of the color choices, there is still a certain restraint. Mastery of color, textiles and design!
Holly’s background is very impressive. Growing up in a home decorated by Mario Buatta, influenced by her interior designer mom, she went on her first European buying trip at age 12. She worked in New York City with Alexandra Stoddard and at Sotheby’s. She knows her stuff. To learn more about her and her work, check out her website here.
images: Peachy The Magazine