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and draped wedding bed for a bride and groom,” Holt says. “Our firm also produces


replicas of historical trimmings. We’ve done tassels and trim- mings for Mount Vernon, George Washington’s family home, and provided the custom hardware and window treat- ments for the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas,” Holt proudly states. Other pres- tigious projects completed by the company that are worthy of noting include passementeries (the French term for decorative trimming, such as tassels, braids and fringing used on furniture or clothing) for the home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, and Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Holt also


designed and created trimmings and tassels for the Governor’s private office in the Texas State Capitol building as well as the Supreme Court Chamber and the Senate Chamber. The use of computer-aided looms combined with traditional handweaving skills have allowed Holt’s company the rare capa- bility of preserving old-world designs that are manufactured with the highest level of quality and sound structure. Integrity of design goes into every project and the spirit of richness is evident in each piece. By manufacturing all of the custom trimmings in the studio, the company is able to control and maintain the superior grade of their products. This proves


to be challenging at times, but the company stands firm in en- suring that sacrifices are never made and satisfaction is always attained.


The showroom is a beautiful, expansive space filled with a vast array of stock trimmings, drapery, hardware and fabric. While the company works with the trade only, if you have a vision and need your home inte- rior dream brought to life, pay a visit to Ellen Holt in the heart of the Dallas Design District. Her small, intimate team treats every designer as if they are their only client. “We aren’t a large firm, but I like that,” Holt says. This speaks volumes to her desire for atten- tion to detail and love for her


business. It allows for personal attention and meticulousness on each and every project. Quality extends far beyond the trimmings. Holt believes in quality of service and genuine relationships that exceed expec- tations time and time again. She possesses the ability to connect her talent with someone else’s idea, forming a lasting bond and creating beautiful works of decorative art for the home. 2


ELLEN S. HOLT 1013 Slocum St. Dallas, TX 75207 214-741-1804 ellensholt.com


Courtney Jackson is a journalist and short story author. She is also a volunteer with the Miss America Organization.


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