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Bathing Beauties via Boston magazine

I try not to talk about myself on this blog because design is the focus, but after looking at the March issue of Living Etc with freestanding bathtubs in nearly every home featured, I had to point you to an article that appears in Boston magazine’s Home & Garden edition, written by yours truly. If you’re a local and looking for a tub, this article may help you out. It’s on newsstands until June 12, 2007. The article is called “Bathing Beauties”, pages 51-53. If you do not have access to the issue, I’ve uploaded it to my flickr account, so you can read it there (view in full size). A huge thanks to Julieann (a decor8 reader) from Jace Interiors in Cambridge for the quotes!

(images from boston magazine)

Posted by decor8 in Rooms, trends on March 08, 2007

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  1. Erin T commented
    March 8th, 2007 at 10:17pm

    “I try not to talk about myself on this blog because design is the focus”
    Holly, this website IS you! The reason this remains my favorite design blog isn’t just because it is well-written and incredibly inspirational, but also because of your personality which shines through in the posts.
    Decor8 has a unique sincerity and down-to-earth feel that you just don’t get in the magazines or most design blogs for that matter. I always look forward to the beautiful things you find, the ways you share them and, most importantly, your own take on topics like trends, decorating on a budget and do-it-yourself. I think you encourage readers to try new things and look at our spaces and their potential in a new way! Your enthusiasm for design and your friendly voice make this blog the inspiring place that it is.
    A Decor8 fan,
    Erin T

  2. decor8 commented
    March 9th, 2007 at 12:04am

    Erin – Your comment really touched me. Sometimes I feel like I exist in a giant bubble here, so when people comment and let me know everything is okay and I’m delivering a decent blog, it makes me happy. It’s such a different world than what I’m accustomed to. In corporate, where I’m from, I would get INSTANT feedback. If something was good or bad, I knew it the moment I threw it out at a meeting before the team I worked with. Online, it’s a whole different world and no matter how long I blog, I’m still trying to adjust.

    Anyway, your comment meant a lot. Thank you for saying that.


  3. SweetJen commented
    March 9th, 2007 at 9:41pm

    Well, Erin said it perfectly. You are a woman with an eye for design less the snobbishness that sometimes leaches in with other designers and design blogs, and I think this is the reason your blog is SO popular! It’s real, it’s fun, it’s chic (but of course!), and you often suggest other options when you show something here. You don’t look down on people working on a budget and even the non-home decor goods you show are wonderfully inspiring for those spiffing up their abode.

    BTW – love that yellow bathroom tub. :) Too bad I’m not in Boston! :)

  4. decor8 commented
    March 10th, 2007 at 12:29am

    Jen thank you so much, that’s really good to know. I just clicked over to your blog, a fellow rat I see! I’m a March baby too. I love your blog template, it’s really pretty – did you do it yourself?

  5. decor8 commented
    March 10th, 2007 at 12:32am

    Oh and about that tub, when I went to the design center in boston to research it (it’s from waterworks), I wanted to get in it and take a bath right there in the showroom. It has to be the best tub in the entire world. It was around $8,500 if I remember correctly – yowser! But you know, it will last forever and the design is somewhat timeless, so I may consider a soaking tub someday. But I can’t see myself spending over $4,000 honestly.

    When I wrote the article and did all the research, I really had to pull away from myself and my budget and become someone else for the time being. One of the tubs I wrote about was $18,000!

  6. Anonymous commented
    March 10th, 2007 at 4:51am

    I agree and that article was great. Thanks for posting this.

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