Finding Your True Style with Victoria Holly

The Holly Collective art frames

In this edition of Love Happens’ Design Questionnaire, join us as we take a peek inside the creative mind of Victoria Holly, founder of Victoria Holly Interiors. At the forefront of the award-winning Los Angeles-based design firm she founded in 2012, Victoria Holly works to truly understand the style and lifestyle of her clients and their dream houses. With each project, the firm partners with their clients to create warm, welcoming, and unique spaces with well-curated pieces that stand the test of time.

Meet Victoria Holly of Victoria Holly Interiors in the Lh Design Questionnaire

Victoria Holly | Photo by Natasha Lee
Victoria Holly | Photo by Natasha Lee

Victoria is known for her artistic skill, gift for curation, and attention to detail, with her practice spanning residential and commercial interiors, from challenging studio apartments to 10,000 sq ft homes. She also has an established art collection, The Holly Collective. The Collective is the creative extension of Victoria’s comprehensive fine art background and her love for design. Her pieces lend a refined elegance to interior spaces while adding unexpected depth and dimension.

Outdoor design concept with chairs and dish ware
Design by Victoria Holly Interiors | Photo by Lauren Engel

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I’d say a cup of fresh coffee and bidding on online antique furniture auctions. I live for the thrill, love seeing what unexpected things I can find, and nothing hits better than the first sip of coffee! Either that or pool time with my kids, husband, and dog on a sunny Los Angeles day. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

In January I took a 10-week intensive stand-up comedy course that ended with a live stand-up show. It was such a challenge and one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it was so thrilling and rewarding to perform my set at the end and make the audience laugh! It was also so refreshing to try out a new skill. I had never done any sort of acting or performance, and it was a difficult process, but I’m so happy I did it. 

Victoria Holly Interiors kitchen design
Design by Victoria Holly Interiors

What profession does your alter ego have?

A detective or private investigator. I’m good at finding almost anything – especially when it comes to furniture! 

The project you will never forget.

We had just gotten the keys at 2:00 PM to our new house after closing and had to get in fast, so we were making moves to renovate efficiently and quickly. We scheduled our electrician to come at 3:00 PM the same day to start adding electrical boxes for the sconces above the bench in our living room. After an hour of owning the house, he cut the waterline for the exterior hose causing a massive flood on the newly refinished floors! It was so sad, but also comical looking back on it. Since real hardwood floors need a couple of months of drying time before they can be refinished again, we couldn’t fix the floors until much later. They refinished the floors the day I went into labor with my first child! Luckily, they had put all the furniture back by the time we came home from the hospital.

Victoria Holly Interiors design project
Inside Victoria Holly’s home | Photo by Lauren Engel

Your favorite business tool or resource.

I love InShot to make reels and videos for my business; it’s another creative outlet for me! And super fun. I also couldn’t live without Ivy, my online design project management system! And, of course, my team! 

The most timeless design.

Using real raw materials, like stone or a gorgeous piece of wood. Nature never goes out of style!  

Office interior design
Design by Victoria Holly Interiors

The biggest design faux pas.

Not honoring your true style. 

Your design motto.

Everyone should live in their dream home. (And right now – pastels all day!)

Victoria Holly Interiors kitchen design black and wood accents
Design by Victoria Holly Interiors | Photo by Lauren Engel

Our publisher KOKET makes statement décor. If you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?

The Myth Coffee Table. It’s epically glamorous. It’s bold, minimalist, and uses its sleek metal finish to make a pop. It would work with any color or fabric choice, and even though it’s bold, it is so versatile!

myth brass cocktail table by koket

Love happens when…

You least expect it.

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