Press Event For Decorate In London!

January 29, 2011

Hello friends, are you doing well this weekend? I hope so! I am packing for a quick trip to London, I fly out tomorrow and back home on Monday so it will be a real whirlwind for sure. Lucky for me, the flight is only 45 minutes from where I live so I don’t have to go that far… My publisher in London has arranged for a lovely press event where I’ll meet journalists and some UK bloggers to show them my new book, Decorate, and discuss it with them… I’m really honored and look forward to it as making connections in person means so much to me and it’s not often that someone throws you a press event, is it?

Press Event For Decorate In London!

I’m also going to discuss with my publisher the idea to have a book launch party in London sometime mid April, so if you’d like to come (or host it in your shop?) please email me at holly AT decor8blog.com and I’ll put you on my guest list so if/when it happens, you’ll be the first to receive an invitation. It will be a book party/reader meet up so we can all get together and have some fun because I’m dying to meet so many of you and know that it would be nice to do something like this to get us all in the same room.

So! I will be back on Tuesday to tell you all about the press event and to share some photos… I wish you could all attend with me, but maybe next time if we do a fun party in April. Yay!

See you soon… xo

P.S. That is the US version of the book shown above, to be published my Chronicle in May. I haven’t seen the UK one yet, but I’ll photograph it on Monday!

(image: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply All things nice... January 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Oh Holly, how exciting, best of luck to you, hope you have a great weekend :)

    All things nice…

  • Reply Ilaria January 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Oh, I LOVE the party idea!! The flight from here is also 45 minutes, so, I’m in! It would be great meet you and have a copy of your book directly from your hands.

    Have a great days in London, have fun!
    Ilaria xox

  • Reply Bettie January 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Congratulations and have a wonderful trip!

  • Reply Simple Dwellings January 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    That sounds so great! Have fun and good luck!

  • Reply Sarah January 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Hi Holly! how exciting and how lucky you are only 45 mins. from London via the friendly skies!! Best of luck and hope you have a great time – looking forward to seeing the book and more details!! :0

  • Reply daily decorator January 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    How exciting! Congrats! Can’t wait to see the U.S. version.


  • Reply A Plum By Any Other Name January 29, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    How exciting! If only London was closer for me. Bit of a stretch from Boston. ;)

  • Reply Design Elements January 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    best of luck, Holly! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Marianne January 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Now I understand why there are two versions on amazon.co.uk., there are two versions LOL

    Have a great time!

  • Reply H is for Home January 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    We’re really sorry that we can’t make the trip down to London – it will be a FAB event. Good luck with it & have fun!!

    Adelle xx

    • Reply decor8 January 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

      @H is for Home: Were you invited by my publicist (I don’t know who she contacted originally)? If so, do come if you can Adele — it will be fun!

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely January 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    oh wow, best of luck! I would love to join next time you are in London!

  • Reply Ingrid Jansen January 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    viel spaß! x

  • Reply se7en January 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Sounds like totally the best weekend!!! Have fun!!!

  • Reply Penny Patten January 29, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’m so excited for you. What a great adventure, best wishes for the book!

  • Reply Beth January 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Holly, Congratulations! Have fun and take loads of photos! We can’t wait until your book comes out here… so very happy for you! xoxo Beth

  • Reply katie January 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I’d love to come to a London launch, the book looks great!

  • Reply kim January 29, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Wow – what a gorgeous book! Will you do an Australian release and party? ;)

  • Reply janis - pinecone camp January 30, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Have a great trip and congratulations on the press event! How exciting! Can’t wait to get my mitts on Decorate in May.

  • Reply Renee January 30, 2011 at 1:27 am

    What a absolutely fabulous weekend. Enjoy!

    p.s. just ordered your book – waiting will be excruciating.

  • Reply Mariela January 30, 2011 at 2:26 am

    That’s great!, best of luck , the book look amazing, have a great trip to London.

  • Reply Mina January 30, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Wow! I don’t know you personally, but have been reading your blog for a couple of years now and have to say that I’m just so proud of you! What a wonderful accomplishment! Wishing you the best of luck at your press conference and with the success of your book, which I’m sure will be a hit!!

  • Reply WHYZEE January 30, 2011 at 5:06 am

    What an accomplishment, Holly! Have fun meeting new people :)

  • Reply Gosia Maj January 30, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Amazing! Gorgeous cover. I spent good three minutes just staring at the said cover and reviewing the details. I just can’t wait for the release here in Canada. Congratulations simply don’t convey all the good wishes I have for you, Holly. You’re a rare talent. I love being a small fraction in the circle that is influenced by the ripples of your great work.

  • Reply Janine January 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

    That’s awesome Holly! London in April? I wish! Your book looks amazing too, and I can’t wait to get my little paws on a copy :) Good luck. Hope it’s fun…

  • Reply Lila Nicholson January 30, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Dear Holly,

    I love the US book cover ! Will have to wait until May to fully enjoy the book…
    Regarding your UK cover :: it is pictured on the Amazon UK website, if this is the right final cover…?

    I wish i could be in London to come to your great event..!
    Any plan for Paris, though ?

    Have a lovely Sunday,


  • Reply Joey January 30, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Congrats! Have fun over there.

  • Reply Iris January 30, 2011 at 10:53 am


  • Reply Katherine January 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Very exciting, already got it on my wishlist. London can be an expensive trip from Edinburgh otherwise I’d be signing up, have a fabulous time!

  • Reply Glenda Childers January 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations, Holly. Enjoy every moment. I am looking forward to the US release.


  • Reply carole January 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Holly, absolutely want to come and meet you in April. I’m sending you an email right now!!
    Can’t wait to get my hands on the book, it looks beautiful. x

  • Reply Tanya January 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations! The book looks beautiful and very interesting.

  • Reply katrina January 30, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    how exciting — congratulations, holly!!!

  • Reply Shanon January 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Hope you are having a fabulous time! =) xoxo

  • Reply heather January 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on your book! I am a new reader of your blog and I have been enjoying it immensely. I am putting your book on my Valentine’s wish list!

  • Reply Marina January 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Wow Holly … congratulaions!
    I live in London and am a huge fan of yours … and would love to buy your book and have it autographed at the launch party.

    Count me in please!

  • Reply Brigitte January 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Have a great time, Holly!

  • Reply kalanicut January 31, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Holly, sending you the very best wishes for this very exciting moment. What a joy. Congratulations.

  • Reply ibabe January 31, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Best wishes…I have just pre-ordered it.
    Hope you enjoy a lot with all those parties, knowing people and meeting friends.

  • Reply caro January 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Have an good time, Holly. I’m really looking forward to hold your book in my hands. Enjoy your event!

  • Reply Erica Cottrill January 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Holly!
    Lucky you…hope you had a fun trip. I went to school in London when I was a youngster.

  • Reply Tracey Chalk January 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    oh me me me ! I want an invite! xx I am only 45 mins by train …yay!

  • Reply Daniel Nelson January 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Great to meet you today Holly. A party would be a great way to celebrate a great book. I am sure we can help you out there if you need it.

  • Reply tumbleling January 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    So exciting! Congratulations! Wish I could get a copy of your book too, enjoy your trip! :-)

  • Reply ana January 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Great news. I hope everything goes fantastic with your press event (i’m sure it will)

    A party in april seems a great idea.

  • Reply Lise M January 31, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, sounds like a great plan! I would love to join you in London. BTW I’m hosting a ‘Meet the Blogger’ event in Stockholm on June 25, 2011. It would be great to have you there to present your book. I will send you an invite via e-mail!


    Lise M.

  • Reply Tracey January 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations, Holly! If I had a store in London – you could definitely have there :D but alas…
    I know you’ll get it worked out!

  • Reply Alyssa January 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hope you enjoyed! Would love to know if the future event works out…

  • Reply mrs. french January 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    i so wish i could come! i am just bursting with excitement for you…take it all in my dear! i pre-ordered my copy and can’t wait to get it! xo t

    • Reply decor8 February 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

      @mrs French you are a dear, dear friend. Thank you so much for the support and love over the miles. It means so much coming from you, someone whom I look up to so much. xo

  • Reply katie beth summerhays February 1, 2011 at 2:53 am

    i live in london and would LOVE to be invited! not to mention, i would love to purchase a copy of your book. i am a sotheby’s grad student and aspiring designer and read your blog daily. thank you for all you do!

  • Reply katrina February 1, 2011 at 3:55 am

    how exciting!!!! :D

  • Reply Chuzai Living February 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’m excited for you about this wonderful event in London! I wish I lived in London to come see you. I hope you will have a party in London so that those who live in Europe will have a chance to meet you there. That’s such a delightful opportunity for your fans. Hearing how hard you worked and how dedicated you were to come where you are (which I learned in your class Blogging Your Way), you must be ecstatic! I cannot wait to hear about how the press event went!

  • Reply samantha hahn February 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    so exciting! Congratulations!

  • Reply Marie February 2, 2011 at 3:43 am

    So exciting Holly! When will you be going on the US tour? I’m in Canada but would definitely try to book a little getaway if you’re somewhere nearby (like NY)! Congrats again. xoxo

  • Reply Christina Diaz February 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Congratulations on your book! I will be looking forward to it’s release in the US!!

  • Reply Stockton February 9, 2011 at 1:17 am

    congratulations on the book, such an a accomplishment!

  • Reply Manette March 13, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Holly – how exciting, you certainly deserve it. The media are in for a treat to meet such a talented blogger and designer. I can’t wait to get a copy of your new book myself. All the best to you.

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