You may have seen her work in Elle Décor, Luxe Interiors, and Architectural Digest, the furniture she has designed for McGuire, or her lighting for Phoenix Day. With over 250 photographs by Douglas Friedman and Laure Joliet, Hollis’s new book is a show stopper- a must have for your cocktail table or design library, and a great gift for holiday season. Pilar Viladas’ fantastic introduction serves as amuse bouche to the visual feast that ensues.
She aptly describes Hollis’ style: “her interiors show no cozy clutter, no riot of color, and no rush to embrace the latest trends….she designs spaces that tell an individual story.”
Her preferred color palette is neutral.
Quite a few of her projects work with historically significant architecture -she respectfully updates while leaving the original architecture intact, more of the mindset of intervention than gut redo. Curated Interiors shares projects mostly located in California and Hawaii.
Nicole Hollis is a minimalist, and we get to see the purest dose of her personal style of her Italianate-Victorian San Francisco home in this book- which is widely shared on Instagram because it is so mysterious and cool. Her career path is interesting, working with an architect who specialized in retail & fashion showrooms in addition to residential, then StarwoodHotel & Resort’s W Design Group, then the prestigious Napa firm now known as Backen & Gillam. In 2003 she started her own firm. One thing that is so lovely and classy about this book is that she makes no move to take full credit (while clearly she is the common denominator to the elegance page after page), but instead fully recognizing all of the people who collaborated with her from big picture down to the details- mentioning the collective of over seventy interior designers, interior architects, and furniture designers led by Hollis in partnership with her husband, CEO Lewis Heathcote- which is respectful and somewhat rare these days.
Both the writing and the images are exactly the kind of healthy intake we need to get lost in right now. There is plenty to learn from Hollis, and trust me when I say this is better than any of the offerings on Netflix! This one goes on my short list for holiday gifting- I highly recommend it for the more sophisticated palettes among friends/family.
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