The Pretty and Proper Living Room
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Holly Holden and The Pretty and Proper Living Room have appeared in the following programs, websites, and publications.

House Beautiful Magazine
March, 2014

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"It's a design philosophy that conveys a sense of calm and permanence. And it's practical."

The Hartford Courant
October, 2013

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"Now, after years of compiling examples, photographs and time-tested advice, Holly has created the handbook for creating an authentic living space, The Pretty and Proper Living Room."

Design Happens Blog, HGTV
September, 2013

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"...a beautiful memoir of photos and tips on how to create the perfect "big girl" house."

Vivid Hue
December, 2013

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"Rather than presenting a collection of photographs of gorgeous rooms that you want, but don’t know how to attain or assemble, the book eloquently provides a design and acquisition roadmap. So it’s pretty and practical at the same time."

Connecticut Magazine
October, 2013

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"Classic interior design at its best...The Pretty and Proper Living Room is an indispensable guide to decorating with classic, timeless style."

Connecticut Style, WTNH
August, 2013

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"With a wealth of colorful photographs and vivid descriptions, The Pretty and Proper Living Room is a must for fans of the Colonial aesthetic."

Northern Virginia Magazine
September, 2013

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"We think The Pretty and Proper Living Room is a must-have for every well-stocked design book library. (Or anywhere a hot-pink coffee table accessory is appropriate!)."

Design Chic
April, 2014

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"A unique editorial project."

New York Social Diary
November, 2013

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Her book is everything I was expecting plus so much more! The pictures are amazing, her ideas are brilliant and she...thanks be!...is very clear about what is correct and what is incorrect. Yes, there are such things!

Classic Preppy
September, 2013

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And whether you were to the manor–or the bungalow–born, the information is darn useful to anyone interested in interiors and perhaps especially to those just starting out.

Francess Schultz
April, 2014

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"Unlike modern decor that can border on sterility — 'too easily summarized, too easily put on a timeline, and too quickly looking dated,' she says — 'pretty and proper' design has both softness and longevity."

Hartford Magazine
November, 2013

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"...so warm and welcoming that people will want to linger. And so pleasing, timeless and livable that you won’t tire of it and find yourself redecorating time and again!"

New Haven Living
December, 2013

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A "must-read" selection.

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens
November, 2013

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Holly Holden, interior designer and author, talks about her latest book, “The Pretty and Proper Living Room.” She will be holding a book signing and launch event at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Thursday.

Morning News, WTIC
October, 2013

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Holly Holden, an interior designer and entertaining expert, talks about how to set the perfect table for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Morning News, WTIC
November, 2013