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My First Shoot for Decorate

May 31, 2010

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.

My First Shoot for Decorate

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)


  • Reply anamorim May 31, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply Kiran May 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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

  • Reply Fallon May 31, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply Priya May 31, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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

  • Reply Carol@The Design Pages May 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply monica of hola!design May 31, 2010 at 6:50 pm

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

  • Reply uglygirl May 31, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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

  • Reply Edyta May 31, 2010 at 7:20 pm

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

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

  • Reply Clara @ The Home in Paradise May 31, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    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) =-.

  • Reply Tanya May 31, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply Hayley Blease May 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    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

  • Reply Shannon Fricke May 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    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

  • Reply amy May 31, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply Karena May 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply Kajsa May 31, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    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! =-.

  • Reply Rachel May 31, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply Felicity June 1, 2010 at 12:53 am

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

  • Reply Nadine June 1, 2010 at 1:42 am

    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 =-.

  • Reply Masha June 1, 2010 at 1:47 am

    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 =-.

  • Reply Janine June 1, 2010 at 1:48 am

    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. =-.

  • Reply Will June 1, 2010 at 1:55 am

    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…} =-.

  • Reply ishtar olivera June 1, 2010 at 2:51 am

    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 =-.

  • Reply Jutta June 1, 2010 at 3:12 am

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

  • Reply Ingrid Jansen June 1, 2010 at 3:23 am

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

  • Reply bussbuss June 1, 2010 at 3:46 am

    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 =-.

  • Reply tiina { sparkling ink } June 1, 2010 at 3:56 am

    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 } =-.

  • Reply Haust June 1, 2010 at 4:32 am

    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 .. =-.

  • Reply raru June 1, 2010 at 6:31 am

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

    have a great day.

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

  • Reply caro June 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

    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? =-.

  • Reply Susanne June 1, 2010 at 7:45 am

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

  • Reply caro June 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

    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

  • Reply Tina June 1, 2010 at 9:23 am

    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 =-.

  • Reply Brigitte June 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

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

  • Reply Marthe June 1, 2010 at 10:55 am


    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 =-.

  • Reply Minnie June 1, 2010 at 11:39 am

    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 =-.

  • Reply Claudia June 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

    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.

  • Reply Stockton June 4, 2010 at 8:34 am

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

  • Reply moline June 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    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 =-.

  • Reply BODIE and FOU July 24, 2010 at 3:42 am

    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!

  • Reply vosgesparis July 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

    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?

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