I’m Hollie G!
I’m a Detroit-Based Designer, Author, Simple Lifestyle Expert and your Get-It-Done girl when it comes to removing clutter and designing the life you love.
Very into: Black coffee & bacon, sketching floor plans, and living in alignment with who I am and where I’m going.
Makeover Queen Since Age 8.
I didn’t always understand the value of knowing who I was, or that I could embrace a dream bigger than "happily married wife and soccer mom." Early on, it basically went sideways when I left the greatest job on earth (Hudson's Designer) for that naive dream and it was a wild ride to say the least. Somewhere between "5 kids under 4" and feeling broken & empty in a mansion full of stuff, I had a Holy moment and never looked back.
But that U-Turn, over the course of another decade, brought me to where I am today- a forty-something single mom of 5 amazing teenagers living that exact life she had always wanted. Not without challenge, but one that is simple, happy, filled with love and the pursuit of making lives better by design.
I thrive on consults, problem solving and showing people how to live happier in their space. I have understood the value of design since I was just a kid, when I made over my best friend’s bedroom instead of grabbing the joystick for a game of Ms. PacMan. And no matter how much the world tells me to be a luxury designer demanding high-end projects and magazine spreads, the small-town girl in me says, “Nope. Design makes a difference and design should be accessible to everyone.”
So here we are. I am here to serve those who just want a “this, not that” on which floor to buy. And also here to hold the hand of new homeowners sitting amongst boxes, a collection of family photos and empty rooms. I am here for the executive who wants to come home to a sanctuary space, and I am here for the design fan who is ready to hand over their keys and let me run.
I am here to teach the overwhelmed how to simplify and grow.
I am here to edit a home to make it sell.
I am here to give vision to the tired.
And I am here to make your busy beautiful.
Are you ready?
The Mother of All Makeovers: A Memoir of More, Less and Making Busy Beautiful shares all the ups, downs and moments worth writing about- perfect for a weekend read, holiday, and my favorite, since it opens at DTW: air travel!