Q&A: Sitting Down with Molly of Molly Graham Design

Photo by Jen BurnerPhoto by Jen Burner

This week we chatted with our long-time hometown friend, Molly Van Amburgh of Molly Graham Design. When it comes to interiors in Texas, this girl is taking over the market and it’s obvious why. She’s curious and willing to do things a little differently, making her design aesthetic very versatile. “I love it all and I want all of the projects within Molly Graham Design to reflect the client, not me.” Read on to learn a little more about this #noblebabe.

Have you always been drawn to interiors? How did you decide to launch Molly Graham Design? 
Yes!  I have always loved everything and anything that has to do with interior design, homes, architecture… you name it.  Starting at I think as early as the age of nine, I had opinions on what fabrics were in my room (my poor mom!). 

I have always known that one day I wanted to have my own company, so I was very intentional with jobs and internships leading up to 2014, when I decided to go off on my own.  Every job I have ever had is within the interior design industry; I have worked for individual designers, showrooms, retail, and interior design firms.  I was able to see several sides of the business, which ultimately taught me how I wanted to run my business and what kind of boss I want to be! 

Photo by Jen Burner

Favorite coffee table book?
There are too many to name, however, my dream coffee table book is a book that consists of all of Nancy Meyers movie sets… Father of the Bride, The Holiday, It’s Complicated, Somethings Gotta Give, The Parent Trap… to name a few! 

However, Kit Kemp, Victoria Hagan, and Steven Gambrel are some of my go to designers for inspiration, although they could not be more different! 

Favorite type of room to design?
Powder Rooms – they are jewel boxes! 

Biggest design tip?  
Try not to be too influenced by trends and TRUST your designer if you are working with one.   

Where do you go to get inspired?  
I take pictures everywhere I go!  I think my “stories” on my Instagram @mollygrahamdesign consist more of my travels and experiences than our actual work.  I also currently have 35,000 photos on my phone if that means anything. 

Photo by Lindsey Weitzel

Go to candle or room scent?  
I am a sucker for mint and basil.  My favorite candle is Trvdon Abd El Kader, which gives me an excuse to visit one of my favorite spots in Dallas, Grange Hall.

Best seasonal decor piece?  
I always love a beautiful entry or dining table floral arrangement. 

Holiday cocktail?  
Margarita year round. 

Favorite holiday tradition?  
I love looking at Christmas lights!