Thanks Hus & Hem Magazine!

August 14, 2009

I am beyond honored to learn that Hus & Hem magazine in Sweden, a favorite of mine, has named decor8 along with 9 other bloggers as one of the best decorating blogs! This is a great opportunity for decor8 and those featured on this site to receive increased exposure in Sweden to some new readers. I’m always grateful and very happy when decor8 receives a press mention — it means that we’re all succeeding together — not just me but those who are featured on this blog or who have been guest blogging recently while I’ve been keeping a temporary part-time blogging schedule. We all stand tall and succeed together and I’m proud of us when decor8 gets a good press mention because without all of you — from your link backs to friendships, contributions through posts or submissions, we ALL get the credit and I thank each of you for always supporting this site. :)

Thanks Hus & Hem Magazine!

If you are new to decor8 and coming over from Hus & Hem, I’m Holly Becker — an American writer and design consultant (interiors) who just moved to Hannover, Germany last week and will now be based here full-time after 5 years of living and working between Germany and New Hampshire, USA. I launched this blog in May 2005 but was not sure how to go about blogging and didn’t know what exactly to say until I officially started writing in January 2006 and the second I started typing I wrote about art & design from all over the world – and I still do!

Everything that you see on this site was found and curated by me with the exception of posts written by guest bloggers (clearly indicated in each post if not authored by me). On Tuesdays I feature a special column called “Etsy Take Five Tuesdays” where I write about 5 Etsy stores and share images of some of my favorite things from their shops. On Thursdays, I write “Musical Thursdays”, a post spotlighting 2-5 CDs of the week that I’m listening to since I love music and think it makes a huge difference in the home environment and ones mood and even emotional health.

In between these columns, I post about things that have caught my eye, interior designers, photographers, fellow bloggers, anything and everything that falls under decorating, art & design and my own personal design aesthetic. I write daily Monday through Friday 3-5 times each day, more if I’m feeling up to it or super duper inspired. :) Anyway, thank you for visiting and I hope that you will enjoy reading decor8!

Thank you Helena for telling me about this press mention (tack!), and to Anna for sending me this image above.

(image: anna)


  • Reply joanne August 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    That is super awesome! Congrats Decor8, I love this blog. And come to it as much as I can!
    .-= joanne´s last blog ..Laura George =-.

  • Reply Kiran August 14, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Congrats Holly! This is a great exposure and achievements, of course :)
    .-= Kiran´s last blog ..Travelogue Part 2 – Insomnia =-.

  • Reply mandie August 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Congrats! :) Such a fun place to hang out!

  • Reply Dagny @ Beautiful Living August 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    That really is awesome! Congrats! Hus&Hem is a great mag! :D
    .-= Dagny @ Beautiful Living´s last blog ..Scandinavian interiors: Real estate stalking / Interessant interiør fra =-.

  • Reply Lorna August 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    I’m a long time admirer of your blog esp that you are so diligent with yourposts and I look forward to reading more from Germany, hope you have a lovely weekend,

  • Reply CreativeActivity - Sandra August 14, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Congrats to the mention – you are well worth it!
    .-= CreativeActivity – Sandra´s last blog ..Snyggt planerad våning =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente August 14, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Congratulations hun! That is wonderful!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Melissa loves: Kari Herer =-.

  • Reply leslie August 15, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Yaaaay Holly! Congratulations!
    .-= leslie´s last blog ..Jumping at The Getty =-.

  • Reply Petergaye Kisielewicz/yahgie August 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Congrats! holly sooooooooo! happy for you.
    .-= Petergaye Kisielewicz/yahgie´s last blog ..“Perfect day for a white Interior” =-.

  • Reply Sarah August 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations Holly, you really deserve the recognition, I check out your blog EVERY day, and it truly is the inspiration for mine. I am going to work hard to try adn submit something for your Favourite Things piece, it is kind of the basis of my blog so it will be fun.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..COLD REMEDY: Burton =-.

  • Reply leni August 16, 2009 at 1:08 am

    European magazines are my favorite! I always buy a bunch and bring them back with me. I will definitely do the same next week when I’m in Greece!
    .-= leni´s last blog ..Greek Giveaway! =-.

  • Reply Nicola August 16, 2009 at 3:13 am

    That’s great – congrats! Hus and Home is such a great mag – I love looking at the pics on their website – too bad I can’t read it!
    .-= Nicola´s last blog ..Beautiful Home via Inside Out Magazine =-.

  • Reply Lara Harris August 16, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Good luck in Germany!It can be SOOO hard living so far from ‘home’…after about 2 months in Australia I went thru some pretty serious culture shock and missing home…you’ll miss some of the little things I would imagine…we ended up moving back to my home state of Michigan about a year and 1/2 ago, but maybe later in life we will return to Australia. I bet the baked goods are fabulous there!:)
    .-= Lara Harris´s last blog ..An American in Paris…(Madame X, after Sargent) & Another Winner’s Painting! =-.

  • Reply lisa h. August 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Holly, congratulations, that’s awesome!

  • Reply ritika August 16, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Its an awesome news Holly…….Congrats ……….I love to visit your blog evryday as its just so beautiful……… All the best

  • Reply Lise M. August 17, 2009 at 2:56 am

    So well deserved Holly, your blog is a great source of inspiration. Can’t wait to read more. Good luck in Germany!!

    Best Regards,

    Lise M.
    Urban Style Vibes
    .-= Lise M.´s last blog ..City Guide: Lisbon =-.

  • Reply Genelle August 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats! What an honor, huh!? Looks like a great magazine!
    .-= Genelle´s last blog ..DESTASH – Bridal Accessories, Satin Roses =-.

  • Reply Seth August 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Congratulations!! Being on that list is definietly well deserved!
    .-= Seth´s last blog ..Open for Business =-.

  • Reply Szilvia August 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats Holly, although this doesn’t surprise me one bit. Your blog is well thought out, both when it comes to your layout, contiuity and content. So it’s no wonder you’re up in the top with the best of them! Take it all in! =)

    Sweden ♥ U

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