Interior Decorating Ideas

Meet Holly Mitchell...


I’m often asked what got me interested in design.  Well it was not something I planned for my career early on.  After graduating from James Madison University in Virginia with a degree in molecular-biology, I worked in a laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC and then at Wayne State University in Detroit. After several years looking through a microscope doing cancer research, I realized I had a desire to use the left side of my brain.  So I made the commitment to go back to school in the evenings in order to get my degree in Interior Design.  After graduation, I was then hooked and knew this was the direction I wanted to take my career.  I paid my dues working retail at such places like the Home Depot, The Expo Design Center and then as a designer with Ethan Allen.  In 2004 I joined Lysy Design which was a boutique full service design studio in Wilmington, DE.  I then had the opportunity to work for Bruce Palmer Design which is a Delaware based full service Interior Designer specializing in exclusive high-end residential projects.  This gave me the opportunity to work on projects in cities like Philadelphia, New York City, Wilmington, DE, Washington DC, Eastern & Western Shores of Delaware and Naples, FL.

…And then we were blessed to have our children come, two boys and a girl, so I decided to take time off to raise them and be active in their school, sports, church and all the other activities we find ourselves doing throughout the week.  During this time, my husband Chris got transferred down to Texas in 2011 and we have been residents of Friendswood since.  My kids were growing up fast and I felt it was the right time to dive back into the field.  So I started Holly Mitchell Interiors!  A boutique interior design firm which specialized in helping you with interior decorating ideas, home furnishings, paint selection and lighting by design. 

In my spare time, I still am very busy with the activities of my kids including Friendswood Lacrosse, Broncos Football, Friendswood Area Swim Team and Space City Soccer.   We are parishioners at Mary Queen Catholic Church.