Checking in with: Designer Laurie Holladay

Photo: Amy Jackson Photo: Amy Jackson

Having grown up in the family business—a furniture and lamp store founded by her father in Nassau, New Jersey, 70 years ago—Laurie Holladay comes by her talents naturally. She started Gordonsville-based Laurie Holladay Interiors in 2007 and sees it as a continuation of what her family built.

“Beautiful lamps and lampshades have always been a special love of mine,” she says. At her shop, her husband, Jim, does all of the lamp and fixture rewiring and custom work, while she runs the shop.

“I love assisting customers, whether it’s restoring a family heirloom, finding the perfect gift or even that special chair,” she says.

We asked her to tell us what she’s been interested in lately.

What are you currently reading?

A Traveler in Rome by H.V Morton; The Selected Stories of Edith Wharton by R.W.B Lewis; Living in a Foreign Language by Michael Tucker.

What are you currently listening to?

Sirius/XM Frank Sinatra Channel, Bob Dylan and Andrea Bocelli.

What are you watching on TV?

“NCIS,” Jacques Pepin and Julia Child.

What are you eating and drinking lately?

Drinking: lots of water and red wines from Umbria; eating: a little bit everything. My husband loves to experiment with many different cuisines.

What are you working on?

Expanding my lampshade collection, Laurie Holladay Lampshades, for the shop, as well as working on custom designs for customers.

For more information on Laurie Holladay, visit laurieholladayinteriors.com.

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