Meet Maggie Holladay: Interior Design Connoisseur and Founder of Claude Home


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If you’re keen on interior design and home curation, chances are you have stumbled upon Claude Home. An online gallery selling collectible vintage pieces and contemporary artworks from artists around the world curated by interior design expert Maggie Holladay, Claude Home has become a design lover’s haven. Holladay’s keen eye for sought-after pieces like a carved cherry stool; colorful, sculptural dishes; or the Mario Bellini Camaleonda Modular Sofa has set Claude Home apart in the industry.

Holladay has mastered the art of her business by creating a collection of items sourced from artists with whom she works and other pieces she fully manufactures to order—an assortment that has garnered the attention of esteemed publications like The New York Times and Architectural Digest as well as celebrities, design enthusiasts, and tastemakers. As such an influential force within the interior design landscape, it may come as a surprise that Holladay has no formal design training. Instead, her first life was in fashion. 

Holladay's early career included internships and assisting positions, styling with some of the industry’s biggest players like Interview magazine Editor in Chief—and Rihanna’s former stylist—Mel Ottenberg and Editor in Chief of iD magazine Alastair Mckimm. Listen to the latest episode of Second Life to hear how Holladay evolved her career out of fashion into interior design and how she continues to stay inspired curating a home collection like no other.

And keep scrolling to shop some of our favorite pieces from Claude Home's latest arrivals. 

Freelance Editor