Jim Thompson Brown Sugar linen pillow with zipper closure, self-welt and down insert. Chris Holt began his studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design and finished with a BS in interior design from the University of Alabama. After moving to Atlanta, he worked in the design industry for five years before launching his own firm in 2001. Holt brings his traditional, classic aesthetic and fresh sensibility to residential and commercial projects alike. His style blends clean, crisp design ideas with antiques, contemporary lighting and artwork, and classic upholstery, working in a calming, understated palette that instills a feeling of timelessness.