You Should Know: Design Team Hollister and Porter Hovey

by guestofaguest · October 1, 2014

Hollister Hovey, Porter Hovey

Hollister Hovey and Porter Hovey are two talented sisters with an eye for interior design. Numerous publications have fallen in love with the Hovey's personal home, including The Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, and The New York Times, which noted their eclectic mix of "apothecary cabinets, fencing masks and pith helmets, stacks of antique luggage and a taxidermy collection that would make Teddy Roosevelt proud." Also, you might've spotted Porter on Mad Men, after she won a photography contest with Banana Republic by taking a vintage shot dressed in the style of the show. Meanwhile, Hollister's online blog keeps us up-to-date with all things Hovey Design, while the sisters' official design site keeps record of their beautiful interior work. We've fallen in love with the Hovey sisters, and know you will too!

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Occupations: Porter: Designer, real estate agent and photographer, Hovey: Interior decorator, designer, communications strategist. Instagram/Twitter: @porterhovey, @hollisterhovey

"To thine own self be true."

Porter Hovey Questionnaire

Hollister Hovey Questionnaire

Porter:

What do you actually do all day? See inside of New York's most beautiful apartments.

Favorite song growing up? La Bamba.

My biggest secret is... I have no secrets :)

Why do you live in NYC? The people, the energy, the best city in the world.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Uber and subway.

My motto is... To thine own self be true.

My alter ego is... Sean Young in Blade Runner.

The last drink I had was... Margarita...Michelada...

My secret crush is... Tristan - Legends of the Fall

What was your first job? Bud Brown Chrysler - A five star dealer. Basically hanging out with salesmen after school.

Coming from? Going to? Seeing apartments...to BK townhouses

What is your favorite work of art? Stephen Shore - Uncommon Plagues

Who should we know? Victor De Matha - Amazing artist, best boyfriend - and just finished remodeling our kitchen.

Hollister:

What do you actually do all day? Lots of calls, writing and presentation making.

Favorite song growing up? "Oh, Boy," by Buddy Holly / "Mammas don't let your babies grow up to be cowbodys," by Willie Nelson.

My biggest secret is... MY nearly smoking Netflix/Hulu accounts.

Why do you live in NYC? Access to everything, great friends... the great taste.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Uber and subway.

My motto is... To thine own self be true.

My alter ego is... Max Fischer

The last drink I had was... Modelo and lime

What was your first job? Writer for the Kansas City Star's tech section/ intern for Black and Veatch's wastewater treatment division

Coming from? Going to? Brooklyn - the woods.

What is your favorite work of art? All the Matisse Odalisques

Who should we know? Maximilian Toth, Tavares Strachan, Titus Kaphar, and Jason Sobocinski