Meet Holly

Holly with her beloved Irish Jack Russell, Lilly

Holly with her beloved Irish Jack Russell, Lilly

Holly Holden is on a mission: to teach others about the touches that make an interior elegant, comfortable, timeless, yet unpretentious. She instinctively knows how to crack the secret code of old-school interior design. Holly’s design talent was inherited from her parents. Her British father gave his tailored sensibilities, and her mother gave her a flair for entertaining.

Holly lives in a historic Federal house, Fox Hall, c. 1803, in Farmington, Connecticut, with her husband, Stuart. They have three darling children and seven precious grandchildren! They take pride that every item in their house has a story behind it. Holly excels at placing herself and her family in an elegant tapestry of lasting beauty. Their house is a vibrant venue for constant entertaining.

Holly serves on two prestigious museum boards, is a trustee of the New Britain Museum of American Art, is a member of two Federated Garden Clubs, has been a commissioner for eighteen years on The Farmington Historic District Commission and is a member of The Farmington Congregational Church, and a sustainer of The Junior League of Hartford. She has also has served as the head designer for three historic Farmington renovations: The Porter Memorial, The Barney Library and The Farmington Country Club.


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