I am a residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room, which is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. My style is elegant, eclectic and colorful. I have completed homes all over the east coast that have ranged from the super modern to very traditional while keeping it true to my style.
I love overseeing the design process from beginning to end. The best part is when your clients really trust you and set you free to do what you do best. My love of color, pattern and layering of old and new can be seen in all my work. Color makes people happy and I love the mixing the tradition of the past with the modern style of the future.
I have worked in the design world from an early age. My mother took me to antique shows all over the east coast and I went on my first buying trip to Europe at age 12. The home I grew up in was designed by Mario Buatta. I have fond memories of introducing Mario “the Prince of Chintz” to Chick-fil-a nuggets while discussing “decorating” as a third grader. My mother, Nancy Hollingsworth, is a well known interior designer, and specializes in the English Country style. Childhood play dates could turn into magical discussions with mother while we moved around furniture. My lifelong passion for the arts has never waned. I have a strong educational love for antiques and the history of the decorative arts led me to this business.
My early design experience includes working with Alexandra Stoddard and Sotheby’s – both in New York City. I completed a Mint Museum Senior Study and worked at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. After College, I lived in London while completing Sotheby’s 17th and 18th century decorative arts program. I have also completed The Winter institute at Winterthur, which provided a deep exposure one of the most complete collections of American Antiques in existence. My first “professional” job was with Travis & Company in Atlanta where I ran the Antiques side of the showroom. In 1999, I joined my mother full time at the English Room in Charlotte. My educational background includes a degree in Art History from Rollins College and a degree in Interior Design from the American College.
I have been featured in Southern Accents, Southern Living, Charlotte Magazine, Charlotte Urban Home, Southpark Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens Windows and Walls.<< Find More Team Members