Hollister Hovey '00 Expands Her Design Reach

The Hoveys' wallpaper design for Anthropologie

If you’ve read the recent alumni magazine feature about Hollister Hovey, of Washington and Lee's Class of 2000, and her sister, Porter, “Designing Women,” you know that they juggle running an interior design company, Hovey Design, with their careers in communications, photography and real estate. Now Hollister and her sister have tucked one more feather in their caps: a line of wallpaper from retailer Anthropologie.

Dubbed “New Antiquarian,” the design flows from the eclectic, distinctive look of the sisters’ own apartment. “Porter photographed our collection and Anthropologie made it into wallpaper,” writes Hollister on her blog. “Stand back and it looks like a diagonal striped print; get up close and you have taxidermy, riding boots, booze in crystal and a bunch of our art (and even a couple of my own paintings).”

If you’re doing some interior decorating of your own, own check out the wallpaper here.

And come next spring, you can consult the Hoveys’ book, “Heirloom Modern: Homes Filled with Objects Bought, Bequeathed, Beloved, and Worth Handing Down.” Rizzoli will publish it in March.

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