PHOTOGRAPHY BY Dustin Peck
My dining room brings my love of the world to my home with the custom-designed Paul Montgomery wall panels. It defines my wanderlust and desire to be in exotic, faraway places. The magical mix of flora and fauna that would never be found together in nature delights me. The colors pop off the bold black background. The colorful rug is the abstract punch that grounds the room. The ceiling shimmers with silver grass cloth against the gilded selenite crystal chandelier. I love that selenite represents spiritual purity, light, and connection to the angelic realms. It is the perfect mix of all the things I love with animal print, bold colors, art, animals, and touches of the exotic.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is a residential interior designer and owner of The English Room in Charlotte. Her style is elegant, eclectic, and colorful, with designs ranging from the super modern to very traditional. Holly’s love of color, pattern, and layering of old and new can be seen in all her work. She loves the mixing the tradition of the past with the modern style of the future. Holly’s mother, Nancy Hollingsworth, is a well-known interior designer, now retired. Holly’s early design experience includes Alexandra Stoddard and Sotheby’s, both in New York City, and with the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. She lived in London while attending Sotheby’s 17th/18th century decorative arts program and also completed The Winter Institute at Winterthur. After working for Travis & Company in Atlanta, Holly joined her mother full time at the English Room in 1999. She has a degree in Art History from Rollins College and a degree in Interior Design from the American College. Holly’s work has been featured in Southern Living, Charlotte Magazine, QC Exclusive, Charlotte Design & Decor, Southpark Magazine, and Better Homes & Gardens as well as online features in other publications.