IN GOOD COMPANY
with LINHERR HOLLINGSWORTH
After a successful career in fashion with Adrienne Vittadini and Eli Tahari, Linherr Hollingsworth turned her artful eye and inquisitive mind to interior design. “Fashion is all about the layering, the line, and the unexpected detail,” she explains. “I find clothing very architectural.” As the owner and principal of Linherr Hollingsworth Design, this gifted designer and skilled project manager collaborates with homeowner, architect, artisans, and builder to create carefully considered environments that “people just feel really great in.” For Linherr, the creative process begins with assessing and honoring the existing architectural structure, millwork, and mouldings—and working with a talented team of professionals to form a plan that brings out an interior’s best qualities in a way that is honest, harmonious, and subtly sexy. “I love to make spaces that our clients feel beautiful in,” she says. “Because at the end of the day, you just want to love where you live.”
Classic, handsome, and organic materials brought together in a way that is “sexy, but never garish.”
“Fashion continues to inspire me in a huge way. Whether it’s a Versace gown or a McQueen jacket, it’s all about the layering, the line, and the materials. I find clothing very architectural.”
From Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, by Andrew Bolton (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Handsome classics with an artful edge. Geometrics and shapes that are unexpected. Organic textures (wood grain, metal, linen) paired with nailheads or beads, shimmer and silk.
"I love to make spaces that our clients feel beautiful in. Because at the end of the day, you just want to love where you live."
Every home needs...
“a soft side.”
High-contrast black and white. Wood grains and metallics. “Ivory is a huge favorite of mine. Ivory rooms in the evening, with the right lighting... everyone looks beautiful in ivory.”
The BEST part of working in New York:
“Curiosity is a really good thing. I like to keep people on their toes.” And so does NYC.
On the cover of the May/June 2015 New York Cottages and Gardens magazine: an apartment transformed by Linherr Hollingsworth Design.
In Good Company © 2015 Best & Company. All rights reserved. | Best & Co. thanks Linherr Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth Design | linherrhollingsworth.com | Alexander McQueen jacket image from Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, by Andrew Bolton, with contributions by Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks; photography by Sølve Sundsbø; published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. Hardcover: 240 pages, 293 full-color illustrations. The Met Store: store.metmuseum.org.| Image bottom, left: Linherr Hollingsworth Design sconce; Alan Barry (photo, detail).
Come to the Unveiling!
Kips Bay 2015 Kicks Off with Cocktails—Wednesday, May 13th
It’s a rite of spring in New York City—and it’s almost here: Don’t miss the grand unveiling of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House 2015.
When you attend the exciting Opening Night Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, May 13th, you’ll be the first to see behind the scenes of this year’s exquisite transformation of the stately Arthur Sachs Mansion, at 58 East 66th Street, and have the joy of knowing that you will be helping bright, talented, hard-working New York young people who are members of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club recognize their dreams and realize their full potential in an enriching, inspiring, safe environment.
All proceeds from this event—and admission every day for the run of the show—directly benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a provider of essential afterschool and summer programs and services for underserved young people in the Bronx, ages 6 to 18.
Best & Company co-founders Chip Brian—recently elected a member of the organization’s Board of Directors—and Michael Daddio have committed our general contracting and construction management teams to help four of this year’s talented interior design firms bring their vision for this classically inspired town house beautifully to life, on budget and on time for the big event! We’ve created custom baseboards and wall paneling, sanded, painted, papered, and—well, please go see for yourselves. Everything remains under wraps until this Wednesday night, but we know you will be surprised and inspired by the visual surprises Thom Filicia, Alan Tanksley Inc., Michael Herold Design, Rottet Studio (up on the roof!), and the rest of this year’s talented roster of interior designers have in store for you at Kips Bay 2015.
Come help us toast spring in style! We look forward to seeing you!