Food-Inspired Interiors

Jan 21 2014

by Libbie Summers



The moment I met Holly Hollingsworth Phillips I was a fan! Her name, her energy AND her style were intoxicating! When women open their hearts and minds and work together they can make dinners and decorate rooms…both inspired by the same ingredient.

At Salted and Styled, we believe food inspires all aspects of our lives including our homes. We sent Holly two images we took of one of our favorite vegetables –turnips. We didn’t discuss…we just let Holly’s creativity take over. The results, like Holly and Salted and Styled, are filled with personality, an organic sensibility and big pops of color.


And here are a few of Holly’s beautiful picks! Isn’t it intriguing how a turnip has shades of Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year (Radiant Orchid 18-3224)?

Designers Guild

Carla-Aston-444x536.jpgCarla Aton Interiors

birch+bird_green-and-purple-domino-444x592.jpg Birch & Bird Vintage Home

purple6.jpgEileen Katherine Boyd

purple-juju-hat-green-wall-paint.jpgLush Home

Manuel Canovas

Curated by Holly Hollingsworth Phillips
Turnip Photography by Chia Chong
Turnip Styling by Libbie Summers
Holly’s Portrait by katherine sandoz

Our creative world’s collide.
Katherine Sandoz has been the artist documenting the presenters at all three Southern Coterie Summits to date. Holly Hollingsworth was a panelist at the most recent Nashville summit. See all of Katherine’s portraits from The Summit HERE.

A successful collaboration between Salted and Styled and The English Room –born from The Southern C Summit in Nashville!


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Libbie Summers has authored three books, cooked for three US Presidents, and designed more over-the-top and under-the-big-top events than she can possibly remember. Libbie celebrates the every day with food-inspired fun and believes that a coke and a smile really can make you feel good. She first earned her culinary chops below deck as a chef on private yachts— honing her cooking skills under extreme weather and guest conditions. Today, she is the artistic director of her own lifestyle brand, A Food-Inspired Life, where the beauty of food serves as the inspiration for film production, product design and events. Summers is an award-winning producer of imaginative lifestyle content for clients in print, digital and film media. Her work can been seen North and South of the equator for Paramount Pictures, The OWN Network, Condé Nast Traveler, Bon Appétit, Huffington Post, Vogue, Better Homes and Gardens, Elle, People, Garden and Gun, Redbook Magazine, Food Network Magazine and both the livings –Southern and Country.

As one who wears many hats, Libbie also serves as the Creative Culinary Director of Terra’s Kitchen –an innovative meal delivery service sending healthy farm-fresh ingredients and fresh-prepped recipes to subscribers in an eco-friendly manner.

Libbie lives in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband, son, and opinionated-dog who is lobbying for her own Instagram account. She maintains her body and body of work are both food inspired.

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2 responses on “Food-Inspired Interiors

  1. whitneylong

    Great post! Love you two creative women… what a pair to share these food and interiors pairings 🙂

  2. tracyblanchard

    Totally agree! I met Holly at the Southern C and yes, I knew right away she was dripping in creativity! Love her!

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