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US Book Cover of Decorate

Okay you guys, now I’m really doing flips because I just saw the cover of Decorate in the US on the Chronicle website thanks to Laura Lee for sending it to me. This is very exciting! Wow, what a day this has been – a very emotional one! It’s all so real to me now. On this cover is the home of a friend of mine who is a stylist  — I can’t wait to show you more in the book.

Decorate US Jacket

I hope you like the US cover! I do, Chronicle did a nice job on it! :) I feel so shy all of sudden — like I want to run and hide under the blankets! It’s all becoming very real for me, this project I’ve had to keep more or less quiet for since the beginning of the year. I can’t wait to see it in stores and get your opinion of the text and photos inside.

If you would like to pre-order the US version you can do so now though it won’t ship until after April 20th — but again you can pre-order it here on the Chronicle website.

(image: chronicle books)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on November 11, 2010

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  1. melissa commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:48am

    this cover is great! i likey! :D congrat’s!

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  2. jacqueline commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:53am

    Dearest holly, congratulation again! Im like the US cover one too.. but my favorite would be that one from UK. :) Love to you!
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  3. janis - pinecone camp commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:04am

    Oh wow! this is so exciting! I’m excited for you Holly. Congratulations! Can’t wait to have this book in my hot little hands. Love the cover.
    janis – pinecone camp´s last blog post ..Is it too early for a little Noel

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  4. laura trevey commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:13am

    LOVE this cover as well!! Very exciting news…
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Wedding Colors- Tiffany Blue and Chocolate Brown

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  5. Madison commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:24am

    Ahh!! I am so excited!! The US cover makes me even happier than the UK one because this is what I’ll actually get to hold in my hands…I am pre-ordering for sure. I love this, thank you for sharing Holly.
    Madison´s last blog post ..Color Inspiration- Navy and Burnt Orange

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  6. katrina commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:27am

    both covers are beautiful, Holly — congratulations!

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  7. susie commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:34am

    I believe you covered the home of two owners of a design firm for which I freelance for! Wish I would’ve known…would have loved to meet you. Can’t wait for the book!

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  8. Mel HomeBody commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:40am

    Gorgeous Holly! I like both covers, but really like the room shown on the UK version. Now off you go and celebrate! :)
    ~ Mel
    Mel HomeBody´s last blog post ..right now im

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  9. Marie@etincellestudio commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:41am

    Funny, I prefer the US book cover… closer to my style of decoration I guess :)
    I would rather order that one, lucky me I haven’t pre-ordered the UK version yet!
    Marie@etincellestudio´s last blog post ..Les Pastels bags

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  10. Minnie commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:41am

    Oh my gosh, Holly. That is such exciting news! I am so thrilled for you. Chronicle is one of my favorite publishers because they always have such beautiful books, so I am not surprised that they are your publisher. I have been on a strict no-new-books rule due to the horrible economy severely shrinking my budget, but I’m thinking maybe I can find something in my house to sell on Ebay and then use that money to buy your book. You have been such an inspiration to me in so many ways that it would mean a lot to me to have a tangible piece of you in my home. Just imagine me and all your fans are doing the happy dance for you right about now!

    Best to you always,
    Minnie
    Minnie´s last blog post ..Vintage frames repurposed into jewelry holders

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  11. Tamar commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:42am

    WoWWWW!! Holly, it looks gorgeous, I can’t wait to get! congratulations:)
    xox
    T.

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  12. Raina Kattelson commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:08am

    beautiful- especially the US version- can’t wait to get my copy.
    Raina Kattelson´s last blog post ..Halloween

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  13. callie grayson commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:35am

    Holly, CONGRATS on the book nearing completion!! This is so exciting! Love the cover!! Yeah!
    xx
    callie

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  14. callie grayson commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:36am

    and by completion, I mean it will be on our book shelves or coffee tables very very soon:)
    xx
    callie
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  15. gretchenmist/belinda commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:58am

    congrats Holly, it looks great ~ must be an excellent feeling :)
    gretchenmist/belinda´s last blog post ..my creative space

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  16. {COZAMIA} commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:02am

    Wow, what a thrill this must be! Don’t be shy about, enjoy the glory!! Cover looks great, I want it.
    {COZAMIA}´s last blog post ..Bright &amp Colorful Interior Design

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  17. Kylie Loy commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:10am

    Congratulations Holly, enjoy the applause, and don’t hide, be proud, I would be if it was my book. All the best for lots of sales.

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  18. Shanon commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:18am

    Eeep! I love the disco ball! *joy* *joy*
    Congratulations again. You are so cute saying you want to run and hide under the blankets. =)
    Shanon´s last blog post ..Blue eyes- projects- and rolling into the weekend

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  19. Leanne Ambrogio commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:20am

    Congratulations Holly – it looks just wonderful! Very much hoping it is available here in Australia. Leanne xx
    Leanne Ambrogio´s last blog post ..Donna Hay Online

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  20. Diva commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:31am

    That is such fantastic news!! I can’t wait to buy…I’m such a junkie for a GOOD home decor book…this will surely be added to my favorites…I only wish it were out sooner!

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  21. april commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:07am

    LOVE the yardsticks….

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  22. april commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:08am

    LOVE the yardsticks….love your blog!!!
    april´s last blog post ..My big date

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  23. Gina D commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:18am

    Congrats on your new book, Holly!!! :D I will be looking for it when it comes available!

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  24. liza commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:30am

    This is beautiful, Holly. Congratulations! You deserve so much success with this project!
    liza´s last blog post ..Loving

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  25. simplygrove commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:52am

    EEEEEKKKKK!!! This is amazing Holly!!!!
    simplygrove´s last blog post ..Fun Fall…

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  26. Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:56am

    Congratulations on the book Holly!

    The question is, which cover do you prefer?
    Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A´s last blog post ..Quick cupboard hack

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  27. Ludmila commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 6:06am

    Ohhh Holly congrats!!!!huges from a fan of Brasil!!

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  28. amy commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 6:14am

    gorgeous cover – and a big congrats to you :) i can’t wait to get the book!
    amy´s last blog post ..Blogging Break…

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  29. Dana @ House*Tweaking commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 6:26am

    Off to put in my order! Yippee! Now, if I can just wait until April…
    Dana @ House*Tweaking´s last blog post ..Tips For Decorating An Open Floor Plan- Multitasking Area Rugs

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  30. la petite maison commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 7:59am

    Hi Holly! I’m partial to the UK cover, but the USA cover looks great as well. Congratulations! I look forward to your book! :)

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  31. Janine commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:34am

    This is so exciting Holly! Congratulations on your wonderful achievement! I’m trying to pre-order a copy (yeh!), and am busy contacting the local distributor because I’m outside the US. Here’s holding thumbs, xo
    Janine´s last blog post ..la dolce vita

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  32. debra commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:34am

    SOOO pleased for you! How exciting!!!!
    i missed your blog while you were away! im am looking forward to ordering your book, im not sure when it will be in South Africa, so i might have to order on line. You so humble and so talented.I wish i could do your e-course here in Souith Africa, any thoughts of popping over here??!
    Could do with some guidance and inspiration! Debs x
    debra´s last blog post ..Prints

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  33. idoia commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:07am

    I am european and I have to sya that your american cover is SOOOOOO much nicer and appeling to me! congratulations, enjoy the moment

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  34. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:07am

    @Susie – I don’t think so though perhaps one of them so you may be right. What firm do you work for? Each cover has two homes that are based in two different countries.

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  35. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:11am

    @Idoia – It’s funny to hear you say that — I bet it’s because the American cover has a European home and the European cover has an American home (though the owner is from London but she still has a very New York/London aesthetic which I’m guessing comes across as looking more American to the European eye!). Your opinion is so fascinating to hear, thank you!!!

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  36. Monica commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:14am

    Oooooh! What a gorgeous cover Holly. Many many Congratulations.
    Monica´s last blog post ..Stuff

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  37. belinda commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:21am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Congrats – it must be exciting seeing the dream all come together in bits and pieces. a nice lead up to the grand finale – on-sale day! can’t wait to place one on my shelf – this cover appeals to my taste buds.

    out of curiosity – is the content much different between the two? Or just a different cover? And will the Australian version be a third shot or one of these two (or did you cover this already and I’m sleep-deprvied?!) x
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  38. Iris commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:21am

    I also presumed that the European cover was a shot of an “American” room. I like it, but I like the American cover even better; it shows more guts.
    Iris´s last blog post ..Strepen en stippen

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  39. Jane commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 12:18pm

    Congrats Holly!!! Both covers look great though it is funny that it should be the same book as the aesthetic is completely different. Being European I also prefer the American cover as it’s cleaner and feels less packed. It’s also funny that the American version says 1.000 “professional” ideas, while the European says “inspirational”. Good old Europe! ;))

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  40. Katie - Coco Målé commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 1:09pm

    wow, what a day for you!!! Congratulations!!! I personally prefer the UK cover but they both look really great!! Just out of interest, do you have any preference between the two??
    Katie – Coco Målé´s last blog post ..A taste of Italy

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  41. Sam commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 2:04pm

    I love the cover and can’t wait to see the book! Congratulations!

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  42. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:08pm

    Hello Holly,
    I like both covers but prefer the UK version, it is more my style, old, vintage, white, black, letters etc…very exicted about the book news can’t wait to see it in the shops’ shelves!! Weel done to the whole team!!
    Margarita Lorenzo´s last blog post ..Before and after £10 chairs

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  43. lisa h. commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:11pm

    Congratulations, Holly — this is so exciting!

    I think I’m partial to the US cover, which is good since that will be the one available to me ;). It has a slouchier, flea market-y look, which is totally my thing…

    I notice that the US cover doesn’t have the bit about “founder of decor8.”
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  44. Lisa commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 3:54pm

    REALLY love the American cover (probably because I’m an American). Now I really can’t wait to read it!

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  45. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:03pm

    @Lisa H. – Yeah I noticed that too — but I think either way I’m pretty happy with the results because I can’t believe this is my book, ya know? Joanna and I worked hard on this and it was quite a lot to pull together in less than a year. I just feel so honored to have not one book, but two, and then it was sold to Germany and I have more good news to share later… but it was sold to another country too. I have had a really great week so far and feel super emotional about it all. I never realized that it would impact me emotionally. I have been dreaming of this moment since I was 6 years old making my books on the floor of my bedroom by hand, always wanting to grow up someday to be a writer, and well the flood of emotion I’m experiencing this week lets me know that I have indeed reached a real dream. You know some dreams you dream of and then you get them and it’s like, “awww, that was nice” and then you wonder why you dreamed about it so long as once you had it well it meant so little? This dream is the real deal. I’ve been really emotional all week – not crying or anything – just emotional like I feel very connected and excited and a bit humbled and shy but also very honored and a bit like, “oh wow, this can’t be”. I was even shaking as I typed this post! Funny, huh!?

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  46. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:07pm

    @Katie – Thanks for asking! I like both because I selected the locations for the book so every home we show has something about it that I like – and all of the homes inside are very different – so I like that element, it will appeal to everyone.
    But on the UK cover, I love that it says, “founder of decor8″ near my name – that was a real honor for me and I am so happy because that will only build my brand/blog on this side of the pond where the book is sold. I love what Chronicle did as well, they really did a nice job on the typeface, especially for our names, I love that.

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  47. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:08pm

    @Jane – Yes that is funny, huh? I think it has to do with a book not being able to be published by two different publishers with the same name so they had to change the working title and so by changing professional and inspirational it made the title different. That is purely a guess, but I’m thinking that is why.

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  48. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:12pm

    Belinda – The content for both books, from what I’ve been told, is the same with one exception – I think the resources may have more UK/Europe in the UK version and the US one has more US resources. But that is only a maybe, perhaps they combined both for both books. I will know when they send it to me. As for the imagery, the rooms and layouts are the same in each book. The home on the UK cover is featured inside and the home on the US cover is featured inside of both books. The UK version is written in British English and the US one is in American English – that is also the difference.

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  49. lisa h. commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:21pm

    Aw, that’s wonderful Holly! It must be the best feeling to know that your life is on the right track and truly becoming the life you always hoped for — and also just the gratification of seeing all your hard work on the blog over the past few years paying off in new ways, and taking you to a new level. That’s awesome (and very inspiring for the rest of us!).

    I’m not normally a touchy, feely, huggy person, but **e-hugs**

    :)
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  50. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:23pm

    Oh.. I thought I commented already but, maybe in my excitement to pin it to my wishlist I forgot to comment! :) I am so, SO super happy for you Holly! Reading your comment about your dream coming true is just heartbreakingly lovely. Yippee! Go out and celebrate darlin! Can NOT wait for it’s release! ( how many times & different places have I said that? Sorry for repeating myself! :)
    xoxo
    Melis
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  51. PriscilaPetersDecor commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:55pm

    Wow, it must be so exciting!
    PriscilaPetersDecor´s last blog post ..Love for chocolate

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  52. pinkbathtub commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 4:58pm

    Congratulations Holly! What a wonderful accomplishment.

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  53. winter commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:26pm

    Yahooo! Pre order, pre-order! Hey look at that part down there at the bottom, “Holly Becker” right there on the cover! Congratualations- I don’t even know you personally, and I am simply thrilled for you.

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  54. Jane commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:39pm

    Haha or rather good God, I just now realised that the European book cover is Rita Konigs NY flat, which I love from her NYTimes Magazine Insideout posts! Funnily enough I just re-read a lot of her posts today. Wonder why it didn’t occur to me earlier…

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  55. Jane commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 5:47pm

    P.S. Must be because of the work of an amazing stylist and a great photographer ;))) – well done!

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  56. Stacey commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 6:22pm

    How lovely! Congratulations, Holly! Your book is definitely going on my birthday wish list!
    Stacey´s last blog post ..Hibernation

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  57. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 7:31pm

    @Jane – Thank you — I did style this cover so your words are ones I love to hear! :)

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  58. decor8 commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 7:32pm

    @Jane – Yup – that is Rita Konig’s flat in New York City. I had such a fun day there with Debi over the summer. And Rita is flat out awesome in person. She was so helpful. Once we got into our groove, she left for the day and let Debi and I do our thing. It was so fun to poke around her gorgeous flat. Rita has an innate sense of style that it hard to beat so I am so excited that she made the cover of the UK book.

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  59. Emily Smith Pearce commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:26pm

    So interesting to see the different covers. This is the kind of thing that makes the Frankfurt Buch Messe so interesting. Maybe I should’ve guessed that the American cover would be cozier looking, but it didn’t occur to me until I saw the contrast. Always interesting to see different international covers. There was a whole display in Frankfurt of the bajillion covers of Steig Larson’s books (the girl with the dragon tattoo guy)—-fascinating.
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  60. Christina commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 8:44pm

    love both covers! but the british looks more homey somehow. can’t wait to read it :)

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  61. Tracey Chalk commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:37pm

    Why two covers? I’m in the UK but the American cover is so much better. I want the US one!
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  62. Tracey Chalk commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:39pm

    Maybe it’ll be a collectors item and people can buy one of each!!

    Forgot to say MAHOOSIVE CONGRATS! xx
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  63. Kathy commented
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:48pm

    I love, love, love the US version of the book!!!! I will definitely be ordering this. I find it fascinating that a book cover can give me such a visceral reaction of wanting and needing this!!

    When I saw the cover with Rita Konig’s place for the UK book, it just did not evoke that feeling of Wow, I need this book. As lovely as her place is, I have seen so many pictures of her homes before in her Inside Out articles for the Times. I was so happy when I saw the US version!

    Congratulations!

    It didn’t occur to me that you would not be the one designing the book’s cover. I learned something new>

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  64. INK+WIT commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 1:46am

    congrats!!! cannot wait to see it in person. much love

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  65. MichelleP commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 2:10am

    OH, I love this cover! What a thrill! I can’t wait to read all about your book tour adventures here on Decor8 :)
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  66. claire commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 3:33am

    Congratulations Holly! I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to read the book from cover to cover! :)
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  67. Penny Patten commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 4:24am

    The cover is awesome! Don’t hide, shout from the roof tops! This is wonderful, congrats!!!
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  68. Megan {Honey We're Home} commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 4:35am

    Congratulations Holly- and no need to run and hide!! I’m looking forward to seeing the inside.
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  69. Kim B. commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 10:33am

    So cool, Holly, congratulations on your achievement. It’s amazing the things you have made happen with your hard work and talent!! (Not to mention your gracious way of handling everything).

    My “vote”: I prefer by far the US cover, but it *is* too bad they didn’t mention decor8 along with your name! Anyway, it’s on the author flap I imagine, and both books will offer the inspirational/professional content!!

    Congratulations again!

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  70. Anke commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 10:39am

    All the news about your book are so exciting, Holly!
    I think I prefer this cover, too – luckily thanks to online bookshops everyone will be able to buy the version they prefer, right? :P
    Well done to you! I hope you get to enjoy this moment and aren’t to wrapped up in other things. x

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  71. diana strinati baur commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 10:42am

    Holly, both versions of the cover are beautiful. I am very happy for you. It’s one of those essential life moments – it’s giving birth to a project that’s sort of a synthesis of all you have done so far. It’s going to be life changing for you and take you in directions you never imagined.

    We sit here, watching you blossom in front of our lap tops and Ipads. You give us hope that it really can be done – making dreams into reality – and that is the kind of inspiration that goes far beyond home design. You have worked very hard for this. And you have done a lot of things right. A lot. It’s very admirable from lots of perspectives.

    All the best to you as you work your magic on your new home, as you gear up for the book release, and as you open your heart and mind for the new projects coming down the road.
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  72. decor8 commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 11:58am

    @Diana – Thank you so much. Your words are like honey! I often think this as well, to actually inspire others through conduct and showing the way, encouraging others, and making good things possible for ourselves and others too. I don’t believe in keeping good things to myself, which is what I built my blog on – the idea of sharing and networking and bringing to light beautiful creations and their makers.

    I also firmly believe that life is a circle, ever-turning, and that if we expect to have joy we have to put out positive things or else negativity will keep finding us.

    You, like me, get that and I know that you also strive to be positive and encouraging which can only impact your life for the better.

    Plus, decorating to me goes WAY beyond pleasing aesthetics but to the core of the home, family life – and how those in the home are getting along, the love there, the food cooked, the overall ambiance and coziness that means more than the beauty of the interiors – some candles, a warm loaf of bread and some laughter can do incredible things to a home, yet so many out there still believe that designer chairs and an expensive light is what will make their home feel great but it’s not, it’s the vibe in the house and THEN the nice surroundings but always the mood before the decoration. I try to pepper my blog with this philosophy and I think readers feel it as I write in this space because I am down-to-earth and I don’t care about being a show-off, number one, or having the best or being the best — I just want to inspire others by making them feel accepted and hopeful.

    I think hope is often the best feeling out there because with hope, we have something to look forward to. Often hope is better than the thing hoped for, but just the feeling of what could be is simply magic and can often get us through some real challenging times.

    Gosh, you got me started! ha ha! But I’ll end here or else I may continue writing on this topic forever. But yes, I am blossoming before you all in a sense that I am doing things that I long hoped to do and I’m still hoping for more things, but at the same time none of them are unattainable or reserved only for me — so many of you can and do have wonderful hopes being realized in your our life and by all of us connecting online, it’s causing this energy of “we are all this together” and this support network that we’ve built online is absolutely amazing. It’s nothing I ever had before and so large and far-reaching to corners of the world I never thought I’d be interacting with!

    In the end, we all have a responsibility to give to others in some way, my way is to give inspiration and encouragement and to be positive. Your way of giving may be through charitable works or monetarily to the organizations that you support or something entirely different. In the end, as long as we are giving to others in some part of our life we’ll always have good things knocking on our door. The moments in my life when I became very self-absorbed were the moments when I felt nothing good coming in, hope was drying up and my life felt very difficult so the moment I realized that it was all happening because I wasn’t giving anything of myself, I started to give and the joy and good things returned and my life felt balanced and back to normal again.

    I believe that this is how we make dreams become a reality, we give to others while giving to ourselves – the perfect balance – placing the oxygen mask on ourselves first and then placing it on others — not the other way around… so in taking care of myself in a positive way, I can have the energy to take care of others and so on… And this inspires you, you are inspiring someone else, they are inspiring another 10 people and so on… It’s contagious!

    Okay that’s it! :)

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  73. Anna commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 4:11pm

    So exciting Holly! Congratulations!
    From Bali With Love,
    Anna
    Anna´s last blog post ..New Biodiversity Centre in Bali From Bali With Love

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  74. Melanie commented
    November 12th, 2010 at 9:40pm

    “Plus, decorating to me goes WAY beyond pleasing aesthetics but to the core of the home, family life – and how those in the home are getting along, the love there, the food cooked, the overall ambiance and coziness that means more than the beauty of the interiors – some candles, a warm loaf of bread and some laughter can do incredible things to a home, yet so many out there still believe that designer chairs and an expensive light is what will make their home feel great but it’s not, it’s the vibe in the house and THEN the nice surroundings but always the mood before the decoration.”

    So true.
    Melanie´s last blog post ..Jingle Bell Rock Candle Holder

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  75. Aracely commented
    November 13th, 2010 at 3:37pm

    Holly, silly rabbit, I agree with all the love here-this is so freakin’ great. This is inspirational for me personally to see how this has morphed itself and how you have sculpted it. It makes me feel that I can do what I love, and know that it will be a ride.

    Come out from under the covers and embrace the applause, we are all so happy for you. How could we not be, we are your fans and if we ran into you we would gush as if just having bumped into our favorite movie star.

    Cheers to you lady! I can’t wait to get my copy!!!

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  76. shalini commented
    November 13th, 2010 at 6:06pm

    I love the US cover. It appeals to me much more than the UK version. Looking forward to ordering your book.
    shalini´s last blog post ..repost- Whats in a name

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  77. michelle commented
    November 15th, 2010 at 5:25pm

    I’m so so happy for all of the great opportunities that are coming your way. You’ve worked so hard for all that you’ve achieved and you’re such a great person, you really deserve it.

    I can’t wait to have a copy of your book in my hands!
    michelle´s last blog post ..Foxy Wedding Guest Ensemble for a Song

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  78. alix*galexiegirl commented
    November 15th, 2010 at 5:57pm

    oh Holly….i know i tweeted and BYW commented on this already but I had to come back again. I’ve so been thinking of you and how utterly amazing this is. I love both covers (i think i’m partial to the font and styling on the American version but BOTH are outstanding, and i love love love the ‘founder of decor8′ nod). I’m a big believer in the ol “what goes around comes around” adage and you are one of those bloggers who is continually so kind and generous and warm hearted. Sure you have beautiful taste and that’s why your readers love it over here, but I think you have such a beautiful, positive spirit and that’s what truly sings through in your writing. I can’t WAIT to get muh hands on a copy of this book.

    A BOOK. YOU WROTE A BOOK HOLLY!!!!!!!!!!! Wow.
    Just, WOW.
    As always you inspire me beyond belief!
    Enjoy this time, it’s so fabulously special and so well deserved.
    love,
    alex
    alix*galexiegirl´s last blog post ..The Return of the Vintage Kiddo Retro Round Up!!

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  79. Sara commented
    November 16th, 2010 at 3:25am

    Congratulations, Holly! Love your blog, your philosophy, your giving…can’t wait to get my copy of your book! You are truly inspiring in all that you do and write. Can’t wait to see the progress on your home!

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  80. vineeta commented
    November 21st, 2010 at 12:50pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cover. I’m definitely ordering it and even if I didn’t see any cover I would because you are part of it. I feel like aclose friend’s book is out. Treeleelaa llaaaa :) :)
    vineeta´s last blog post ..Neha Gandhi and Matsya

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  81. Katie Stephenson commented
    November 23rd, 2010 at 4:42am

    Congrats, Holly. I’m so very proud to have been a student in your class and now you have a beautiful book coming out. How have you celebrated??? and if you have not, you need to! Bust out some expensive bubbly and maybe a dinner somewhere fancy. Bravo, Bravo!!
    Katie Stephenson´s last blog post ..my no-cost studio makeover

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  82. mer commented
    November 30th, 2010 at 6:02am

    Yay, Yay, Yay, Yay Holly!! Sorry I’m so behind the times but this is incredible. i can’t wait!

    xo
    Mer
    mer´s last blog post ..Cyber Monday Sale!

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  83. Glenda Childers commented
    December 4th, 2010 at 10:09pm

    Holly ~ I am so happy for you and can’t wait until the book comes out! Congratulations.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
    Glenda Childers´s last blog post ..Facebook Status November 27

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  84. Kristin Johnsen commented
    January 20th, 2011 at 3:45am

    I love the UK cover – but of course will want to order the book in any version I can get it in the US – I love lurking here on your pages and really have a lot of new links from folks you’ve shown here – thanks so much! Can’t wait – ordering bakers twine – who thought anyone could be so exicted about bakers twine and tape???

    Congratulations on the book – it looks just gorgeous and I can’t wait for a copy here in the US of A!!!

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  85. Amreta commented
    June 30th, 2011 at 11:51am

    Hi Holly! ~ I’d just like to let you know that your book can be found now in as far as Jakarta, Indonesia! I was so excited to find the book in the bookstore in town. The book is with this cover :-)

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  86. decor8 commented
    June 30th, 2011 at 12:01pm

    @Amreta – You found Decorate in Indonesia? Oh my goodness, that is amazing!! Thanks for telling me. :)

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