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Design Star Dish {with Becky Harris}

Here’s our weekly Design Star Dish with Becky Harris from Hatch. The stage is yours, Beckster! - Holly

Well, I just finished watching this week’s Design Star on HGTV. It was really boring. You know how on Project Runway they have amazing creative challenges, like making in outfit from materials bought at the grocery store or in a nursery? The interior design shows just don’t seem to have very creative ideas for challenges. It seems like the contestants spend more time stripping wallpaper, painting, and racing the clock than they do actually designing and problem solving. The end results never seem very well thought out or polished. Maybe that’s why they race through them during the reveals. I literally have to pause my DVR to really see the rooms.

This week the contestants were put into teams of two, which made for more interesting dynamics and created the potential for results with more of a point of view. Do you think any of the teams accomplished that? What did you think of the rooms? Has your opinion changed about any of the contestants, or are your first impressions proving to be pretty accurate? Do you think anyone in particular appears to be a front runner? Did you agree with the judges on who was sent home? How much do you think the inspiration pieces influenced the designs?

Again, WARNING: There will be no spoiler alerts in these intros, but there will be in the comments section, so if you haven’t seen it yet and you don’t want to know what happened, do not click into the comments section until you have caught up on your viewing.

Now dish away…

Posted in reality tv on June 23, 2008

Happy Weekend!

Thank you so much for being a part of decor8 this week, your readership, linking to posts I’ve written, and comments make writing this blog an important and inspiring part of my life. You give me the will to press on and keep showing up here everyday. I am so grateful to you so thank you for the support.


These inspiring photos capture the beauty of summer and one of childhood dreams so well I think. They are my little visual gift to you as I think you will feel peace and hope simply by imaging yourself in each setting. They are from the portfolio of professional photographer Trine Bukh in Copenhagen.

Please don’t forget that entries to the decor8 mood board contest sponsored by Amy Butler Design are due on Monday, June 23rd. On Tuesday and Wednesday, decor8 will be solely devoted to mood boards and voting but we’ll have a good time I promise, and all will have a chance to cast their vote. So until we meet again… I wish you all a blissful weekend!

(images from trine bukh)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on June 21, 2008

Wonting NYC

I must confess my love for this set of girly prints from Wonting NYC. How hard it is to refrain from purchasing these. I adore the feminine borders, you don’t see a lot of borders like this on prints so it’s an unexpected surprise.

(images from wonting nyc)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Rooms on June 20, 2008

Guest Blogging at SFGirlByBay Today

I was so honored when Victoria invited me to guest blog today on her lovely site, SfGirlByBay. I covered a topic a little outside of my comfort zone called Affordable Fashion where I mostly rant about how disturbed I feel by overpriced denim and $500 Coach bags toted by ‘tweens in the local mall.

If you’d like to read Fashion Friday: Affordable Fashion here’s the link. Thank you Victoria for allowing me the creative freedom to write and have fun on your blog today!

(images from noa noa)

Posted in fashion + accessories on June 20, 2008

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