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My First Shoot for Decorate

Hello dear friends! I want to quickly pop in to say hello to you, are you doing well today? For many of you this is a holiday, but for me I worked. I am based in Copenhagen this week but today was very special because we went to Sweden for the day and had the best time on our first shoot. We shot the beautiful home of Anna-Malin from Helt Enkelt who is a former montessori school teacher and artist but also a fantastic blog author and decorator. She is very talented. I loved spending the day in her beautiful home and learning of her inspirations and the many handmade things in her home.

Today was the first official shoot for the Decorate book so I was a bit anxious to get started and Anna-Malin made us feel at home — and she prepared a delicious lunch for us. In this photo above you can see Debi (left) and I (right) working. Debi Treloar is the photographer with whom I am working with for the summer and it is an extreme honor to be with such an incrediable talent but also a very sincere and charming woman! Debi has shot many books including Flea Market Style for Emily Chalmers (from the shop called Caravan in London) and many others and I have followed her work religiously for many years and so it is a bit surreal to work with Debi. We had such a great time today with the dear Anna-Malin who even took us shopping afterwards at Indiska and for Swedish design magazines. :)

Thank you so much for opening your home to Debi and I and for making the first shoot for this book so memorable and special to me. Anna-Malin I am so happy to know you!

I will be posting again tomorrow — some inspiration and such — so I’ll meet you back here tomorrow everyone!:)

(image: anna-malin lindgren)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on May 31, 2010

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  1. anamorim commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:14pm

    sweden is such a magical country. I also shopped at Indiska store in stockholm when I was there
    .-= anamorim´s last blog artDeco button ring – $10.00 =-.

  2. Kiran commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:16pm

    How cool is this! Congrats every one :) Can’t wait for Decorate ;)
    .-= Kiran´s last blog ..Tranquility & pampering =-.

  3. Fallon commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:17pm

    Wow, congrats Holly! This is day one of realizing one of your dreams! Sounds like it was amazing! I can’t wait for your book to come out and Im so glad to know you and be able to participate in this journey along with you via decor8 =)

    .-= Fallon ´s last blog ..J’adore Dior, Resort 2011 =-.

  4. Priya commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 5:42pm

    Sounds like so much fun! Good luck!
    .-= Priya´s last blog ..Over a cup of tea: To hold a magazine or not to =-.

  5. Carol@The Design Pages commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 6:00pm

    It will be so nice to have a book filled with the lovely inspirations from your blog. Something to flip through regularly…looking forward to it’s completion.
    .-= Carol@The Design Pages´s last blog ..Designer Spotlight – Mies van der Rohe =-.

  6. monica of hola!design commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 6:50pm

    How exciting! I can’t wait for the book to come out!
    .-= monica of hola!design´s last blog ..Amazing Save the Date =-.

  7. uglygirl commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 6:56pm

    Oh, wow! I love Debi Treloar’s work. Must be like meeting one of your heroes. Can’t wait for the book!

  8. Edyta commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 7:20pm

    What a great post!!
    I love the photo,, beautiful!
    Sounds heavenly, Enjoy!!

    .-= Edyta´s last blog ..Sex and The City 2 -Interiors =-.

  9. Clara @ The Home in Paradise commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 7:24pm

    Hey, I have that book (Flea Market Style)! It’s on our family room coffee table. I thought it was beautifully shot, so I am sure you got a great talent to do your photos.

    So, did you meet my brother (the one vacationing in Swe now)? ;)
    .-= Clara @ The Home in Paradise´s last blog ..Nadia’s bedroom makeover (part 1) =-.

  10. Tanya commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 7:43pm

    This is so exciting. Looks wonderful and sounds SO fun. Can’t wait to hear (and see) more updates.
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..Find the World’s Sweetest Combination =-.

  11. Hayley Blease commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 8:04pm

    what a beautiful image… I love seeing the behind the scenes. I am looking forward to the book! I will have to beg for a signed copy! enjoy your week x

  12. Shannon Fricke commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 10:05pm

    This is soooo exciting – I can’t wait to see what you have been up to. Working with Debi must be such a dream – I’m a big fan of her work.
    Speak soon

  13. amy commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:19pm

    so fun! loving the sneek peak into this space. great to get to tag-along virtually with you for the shoot.
    .-= amy´s last blog ..Inspired by: Alexander von Humboldt’s new botanical book =-.

  14. Karena commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:23pm

    Holly congratulations!! very exciting to have a book like Decorate, can’t wait!

    Art by Karena
    .-= Karena´s last blog ..Beth Cosner Designs Jewelry Giveaway =-.

  15. Kajsa commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:30pm

    How wonderful Holly! I’m so glad to hear that you are working with Deb, I love Fleamarket style!
    .-= Kajsa´s last blog ..Exhibition and a little sale! =-.

  16. Rachel commented
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:53pm

    how exciting… i really enjoyed listening to your day. im so looking forward to the book! warm wishes to you holly:)
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Beautiful Recycled at Cosa Verde =-.

  17. Felicity commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 12:53am

    What a fantastically inspiring photographer! I’ll be following her work and using it to inspire my own photography I think!

  18. Nadine commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 1:42am

    Dear Holly,
    this picture is just wonderful! Congratulations and all the best for you big project. I´m looking forward to your book.

    .-= Nadine´s last blog ..Resteverwertung =-.

  19. Masha commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 1:47am

    This is so amazing! Judging by the first home that you’ve shown us featured in the book, it will be a very exciting book…Can’t wait!
    .-= Masha´s last blog ..Thank You =-.

  20. Janine commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 1:48am

    How very, very exciting Holly! It’s so lovely to see the project unfold, thanks for sharing it with us. I can’t wait to see the final product! Wishing you loads more inspiration… x
    .-= Janine´s last blog ..In the Month of May. =-.

  21. Will commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 1:55am

    STOP IT! Such a tease…can’t wait to see the final shoot in the book. Enjoy the rest of your time in Copenhagen!
    .-= Will´s last blog ..{10 Things I Learned This Weekend…} =-.

  22. ishtar olivera commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 2:51am

    Oh I love this sneak peeks!!! how wonderful Holly!!!! ThANK you for sharing this exciting adeventure with us! feels like we were there with you! I would love to see all the behind the scenes…. : )
    .-= ishtar olivera´s last blog ..Photography textures – Texturas fotografía =-.

  23. Jutta commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 3:12am

    That sounds so exciting! And thanks for introducing Debi Treloar, her photography is fantastic.
    .-= Jutta´s last blog ..Kirpulta ja kaupasta / Shopping and thrifting =-.

  24. Ingrid Jansen commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 3:23am

    This sure looks promising!
    .-= Ingrid Jansen´s last blog ..rescued from the rain =-.

  25. bussbuss commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 3:46am

    So exciting! What a joy to work with one of your heroes — and to find out that said hero is actually a lovely person. Thanks for sharing… can’t wait for more posts like these and, especially, the book!
    .-= bussbuss´s last blog ..How to Wear Animal Prints =-.

  26. tiina { sparkling ink } commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 3:56am

    It all sounds wonderful and so perfect for you, Holly. So happy for you!! Have fun!
    .-= tiina { sparkling ink }´s last blog ..{ new potato, bok choy and steak salad } =-.

  27. Haust commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 4:32am

    This book is going to be fantastic! I’m looking so much forward to see it!

    Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday! :)
    .-= Haust´s last blog .. =-.

  28. raru commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 6:31am

    oh how wonderful :))) congratulations :)))
    i’m so looking forward to your book.

    have a great day.

    .-= raru´s last blog ..Kids Day ? ????? ?? ?????? =-.

  29. caro commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 6:41am

    Oh, Holly, this is so exciting! I’m really looking forward for the book. Have a great time (I’m sure you will!) and enjoy everything. caro.
    .-= caro´s last blog or blue? =-.

  30. Susanne commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 7:45am

    Hej! Nice blogg! Will you visit min blogg? Hugs Susanne

  31. caro commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 9:16am

    I’m looking forward to hold soon many nicely inspirations in the hand. I wish you a lot of success and great photos! Greetings from gemany! Caro

  32. Tina commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 9:23am

    this is very exciting, holly!!! from the looks of her house the book is going to be gorgeous!! congrats!
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..Wednesday’s Flower – Lily of the Valley =-.

  33. Brigitte commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 9:33am

    My heart is bursting with excitement.
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..(No) Plans for the Holiday Weekend =-.

  34. Marthe commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 10:55am


    And it must be awesome to work with Debi Treloar! I absolutely love the other books she has done, so you have some great advantage there!

    I’m really looking forward to seeing your book! :)
    .-= Marthe´s last blog ..Sensing Owls =-.

  35. Minnie commented
    June 1st, 2010 at 11:39am

    I have to echo what others have said about Debi Treloar. Since reading your blog, I now pay attention to photographers’ names on favorite books/magazines. I discovered that, hands down, Debi’s work is the one that calls out to me the most. What a dream to be working with her!

    Thanks for allowing us a peek at your work on this book. It’s so exciting to see how a decorating book comes to be.
    .-= Minnie´s last blog ..Tinkering, always tinkering with color =-.

  36. Claudia commented
    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:51am

    Holly, thanks for the glimpse! Beautiful white story…love Debi’s work & both you guys were having a good hair day! Congrats, can’t wait for Decorate.

  37. Stockton commented
    June 4th, 2010 at 8:34am

    Exciting! You must be so happy to have this part underway … can’t wait to see the final product.

  38. moline commented
    June 7th, 2010 at 5:16pm

    Fainting rght here! I so love Debi Treloar! That must be so great to work with her!
    What a dream job you have !
    .-= moline´s last blog .."Mexicanification" of the kitchen =-.

  39. BODIE and FOU commented
    July 24th, 2010 at 3:42am

    I love Debi Treloar’s work. Her images are always so beautiful, inviting, warm and inspiring, you are very lucky to work with her and she is also very lucky to work with you. two are going to bring us out an amazing book!! I can’t wait to see it!

  40. vosgesparis commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 10:01am

    I have been looking at that picture for ages at anna malins blog but just today I finally read this story , How great to work with debbie for a book ;)
    When is it coming out?
    vosgesparis´s last blog post ..Decorating with Industrial Items

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