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Decorate Press Breakfast

Hello friends! I simply must tell you all about the Decorate press breakfast in London last week, it was a huge success and I had a very good (somewhat surreal) time mingling and sharing my book for the first time – what a high! After flying home the same evening I kept thinking, “Did all that really just happen to me!?” — pretty funny to admit but it’s true, it was such a whirlwind filled with emotion. But I have to show you the beautiful UK cover in-situ, of course, on my desk at home. It is so nice to have it in hand after looking at it on my computer screen for so many months wondering how it would be once bundled together… What do you think?

UK Cover of my book, Decorate

The UK Version of Decorate, which is hardbound in light blue with a completely different jacket from the US/Australian versions. It also has different endpapers and is written in British English. On the cover is the New York home of interior designer, writer and author, Rita Konig.

I flew into London the night before and the next morning took a cab over to Covent Garden to meet the press beginning at 8:00 a.m. to talk to them about the book and answer questions. Decorate will release in the UK very soon on March 25th, and then Murdoch Books will publish it in April in Australia/New Zealand. On May 1st, Chronicle will publish it in the US. Funny thing is, the book releases in the UK a few days after my birthday — what are the chances?! In September, Decorate will release in German by Callwey and sold in the German market. This is a very big year and what a bonus to have it publish in German so that my husband’s’ family can enjoy it along with our German speaking friends here. I look forward to reading it in German as well, but also seeing if Callwey keeps the name or changes it, and what image/s they will use on the jacket and how they’ll design the endpapers… I am very curious about this as you can imagine!

MY BOOK arrived today!

The US version of Decorate, hardbound in turquoise with a different jacket, the same jacket as in Australia (more or less). The endpapers are different and it is written in American English. On the cover is the London home of stylist/author and dear friend, Sania Pell.

But yes, more about the press breakfast. I didn’t even know what a press breakfast was to be honest but my publicist assured me that it would be a somewhat casual way for me to meet journalists and bloggers based in and around London. The breakfast was hosted by Jacqui Small Publishing and held at a new restaurant called Kopapa (I highly suggest eating there, wow, great food) owned by celebrity chef Peter Gordon from New Zealand, so the location alone was a real treat for us all.

On the cab ride over to Kopapa that morning, I felt butterflies and rainbows simultaneously — it’s a funny thing to say but I can only describe the emotional cocktail that I experienced in that way — complete nervousness mixed with absolute bliss and excitement. Weeee! I felt shy upon arrival but Kopapa was so laid back and all who popped in were friendly and so interested in the book and they lingered, we ate together, they looked through the book and each left with a fresh copy to enjoy — and a big bonus — most asked that I sign their copy along with lovely Joanna Copestick, my co-author. It was thrilling to have a mini signing on the spot, their enthusiasm and encouraging, positive feedback still has me on a high because when you are a debut author it is only natural to wonder how your “baby” will be received.

Warm light on a crisp London day

London during the morning of my press breakfast.

Friends asked me after the event how it felt to sign my book for the first time. It felt so natural! I guess it is because I am so completely honored to have an opportunity to contribute my voice and vision to the interiors section of bookstores, a section that I’ve been frequenting since I was a kid! When I was asked for my signature, I had to hold back from shedding a few tears as I signed the first book. I remember having book signings in my bedroom as a little girl, I would sit at my desk and line up my stuffed animals and pretend that each of them wanted me to sign my book for them, and I’d sign and sign — keeping myself entertained for a good amount of time! This time, I wasn’t 8 years old before an audience of plush toys, but I was seated before accomplished journalists, stylists and bloggers and it wasn’t a scenario that I was imagining, it was real. As you can imagine, it was an emotional moment. I often wondered how it would feel to author a book, at 8 years old it seemed as far away as flying to the moon, and to sign the first copy and now I know — It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.

After the press breakfast, which ended nearly two hours later than anticipated wrapping up during lunch, I walked over with my publicist, Liz, to meet a writer from Red magazine who invited me for lunch and an interview at the cafe in beautiful retail paradise, Liberty. Meeting her and chatting about my book in such an inspiring atmosphere was nothing short of wonderful. I’ve been reading Red magazine ever since Barnes & Noble started carrying it in the states (I think I was nearly 20) and always loved their features so it will be a treat to see Decorate reviewed in their May issue.

The press breakfast led me to think that I should have my publicist work with me on a small book signing tour in the US and in parts of northern Europe – why not – you only write your first book once!!! So I’m currently working on a plan for that and as soon as I have more information (when + where) I will post it on decor8. I want to meet SO many of you in person because that would be a real treat and this is an ideal chance to organize something special for you — I want to get a lot of great people together in one room to network and have some fun — I don’t want it to be a typical “author seated signing books” or a panel or anything formal. I want to mix and mingle and hang out with my online friends, period. You guys are a big part of my life, you are the reason this book deal came to me in the first place, so it’s OUR celebration.

I’d like to thank those who attended the press breakfast, having you there meant so much to me. I loved making  important connections and to see your reactions to a book that I spent 2010 working on with Joanna and the wonderful team at Jacqui Small (Liz and Jodie, you rock!). I can’t wait to finalize the Decorate Book Tour (yay!!! Feels good to write that) and post more information very, very soon. :)

(images: top 2: holly becker for decor8, london by thorsten becker)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on February 10, 2011

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  1. mrYen commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:29pm

    It all sounds very exciting! Can’t wait for the release in the UK and the book tour ^_^

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  2. Ele Cooper commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:35pm

    Hi Holly

    I was meant to attend this breakfast but was ill – I’m sorry to have missed it as it sounds like it was a great event and it would have been lovely to meet you! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the interiors section of AboutProperty.co.uk. Good luck with the book – it looks fantastic.

    Ele (editor of AboutProperty)

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  3. michelle commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:43pm

    My vote is for a roller skating/book signing party!

    But seriously, I’m so so so happy for you. I got all chocked up reading about you holding bar tears when you signed your first book. The thought of you having book signings for your stuff animals as a little girl is just too cute for words. I can’t wait to get my hands on my very own copy (already pre-ordered) and I would be so honored if you could sign it.

    P.S. That photo of the London street corner is just gorgeous. You are really becoming quite the photographer.
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  4. Janine commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:44pm

    Woot Woot! I’m so thrilled for you Holly, and these wonderful events that go along with your book release – I’m squirming in my seat just reading about it! It’s awesomely inspiring. Well done :)
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  5. Jem commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:46pm

    Congratulations Holly!! What a triumph, your head must be spinning! (In the best sense of course) You really DO only write your first book once, savour it and enjoy your success! :-)

    I can’t wait to pick up my own UK copy of Decorate!

    Jem xXx
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  6. michelle commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:48pm

    Oops, just read the photo credits & see that it was actually T that took the London photo. Thumbs up T, you’re photos are lovely too of course.
    michelle´s last blog post ..Tasteworthy- Colorful Bulgar Salad

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  7. Sanja commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:50pm

    Thank You for the update! It’s so cool that You shared such a personal experience with us. Congratulations :)

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  8. ChantaleP commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:51pm

    This is really exciting! I feel like jumping into that London photo.. beautiful. Thanks for making those of us who weren’t there feel like we were part of it all. Your excitement and happiness is contagious. Hopefully you will make an effort to include us Canucks in your book tour? Here’s a hint: Montreal! : )
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  9. Leslie H. commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:52pm

    Holly, this is so exciting! I can’t wait to buy the book on May 1st. I’ve got it on my Amazon wishlist already and will pre-order in April. It would be awesome if you could make a stop in Atlanta for your book tour. We southern girls would love to stop by and see you! Leslie
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  10. Oihane commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 3:52pm

    Pleaseee!! We need an Spanish version!

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  11. lush bella commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:04pm

    when you begin planning you book signing tour here in the US, don’t forget kansas city! ha! holly, i’m so happy for you. the book looks fabulous.

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  12. jodi commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:13pm

    so incredibly excited! congratulations!!
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  13. Marlene commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:14pm

    Sounds so good! I’m so curious… Long to have your beautiful book in hands…
    Marlene´s last blog post ..DIY – Kusudama-Stern

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  14. juliette commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:28pm

    fingers crossed for a book tour in Germany! =)
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  15. Afi commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:39pm

    Congrats Holly! It must be a great book! :)

    PS. love the photo (Morning in London), the light is gorgeous, and the cars are cute!
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  16. Lauren commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 4:47pm

    Congrats Holly! So happy for you! x

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  17. Michelle commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:06pm

    I love the story of your 8 year old book signing complete with plush toys! Thank you for your transparency. I’ve just signed up to carry Chronicle books in my shop, largely because I knew your book was coming out. I hope to have it soon and wish you the best.

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  18. decor8 commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:14pm

    @Michelle – Thank you so much. Sprout Flowers is a lovely store, I am so excited that you will carry it there. I want to put together a list of the stores in the US that will carry it so if you can email me with your shop address and website, that would be wonderful. Holly@ decor8blog . com

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  19. katie d. commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:20pm

    We would LOVE to see you here in Minneapolis/St. Paul. So very thrilled for you.

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  20. jenn commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:23pm

    Sounds amazing and what a completely exciting time for you! Congratulations! :) I definitely think you should stop in Portland when you visit the US!
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  21. Jillian commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 5:57pm

    I’m so happy for you, Holly! I can’t wait to pick up your book when it hits the US – and hopefully get it signed.
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  22. se7en commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:00pm

    This just all looks wonderful… how very exciting for you!!!

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  23. elisa commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:02pm

    such a thrill x

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  24. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:09pm

    Oh, Holly….you are truly a gem. You know? I mean, if anyone could be more gracious & sweet about their dreams coming true, I don’t know them! I can totally see the whole morning as you describe it & can feel your excitement. It sounds absolutely sublime. I am SO, so glad it went so well and cannot wait for your US tour! :) I am sure you will have ALL your bases covered but, if you need anything or any help I am here. Yippee! Dreams coming true, is there anything better? I think not! And I adore the image of you in your room signing books for your stuffies. awesome. :)
    xo
    Melis
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  25. Sally commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:18pm

    Well done! Cant’s wait for the book to arrive here. thanks for sharing this experience with us.

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  26. STYLIZIMO commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:30pm

    Your book look amazingly good on your desk, Holly!
    Thank you for sharing your experience from your press breakfast in London. It sounds amazing and I´m truly happy for you. I know your book will be a huge success even though I haven´t read it yet. You know your stuff, Holly!
    Hugs, Nina
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  27. Rachel commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 6:49pm

    Congratulations! I am definitely looking forward to getting my own copy. I love your tidbit about signing books for your stuffed animals – too darn cute!
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  28. Iris commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 7:47pm

    Superhappy for you! Hope you come to Holland to.
    Love, Iris
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  29. Vanessa Elizabeth @ Ruffled Rose commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 7:59pm

    How truly exciting! Congratulations, Holly! I cannot wait to read your book.
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  30. Monica commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:09pm

    Congratulations! What a whirlwind. Hope that you might have a book signing in Central Germany. Like maybe Frankfurt, Heidelberg, or Mannheim… Darmstadt would be ideal. ;D Seriously, super happy for you.
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  31. Katie Truelove commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:21pm

    So exciting! Congratulations again:) I love that the US book cover features a UK home and the UK book cover features a US home– everyone wants a far away place to dream about I guess;):)
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  32. Amanda commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:24pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for some time now, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented before today. Congrats on the first book! Make sure to plan a stop in Washington, D.C. if you do a US book signing tour!!

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  33. Lainey commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:26pm

    Congratulations!!!!

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  34. Theresa commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:32pm

    Congratulations! Your such a deserving soul. Love your talent, honesty and enthusiasm. I vote for a book tour stop in Kansas City also.
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  35. Lilian commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:44pm

    What a thrill!! Are your feet back on the ground yet? I’m glad the reality turned out to be every bit as wonderful as your 8-yr old fantasy :)

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  36. Jane Davenport commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:45pm

    Super congratulations Holly! I’m so excited for you!

    Can I add a suggestion for you here as a book signing ‘veteran’- hah!
    I found it very easy to start writing what I was chatting about as I was signing!
    So I have a few heartfelt …hmmmm…searching for the right word here…aaaah….tags! A little sentence that I can write so naturally that I don’t have to think about it….it’s atavistic!
    So then personalizing someones book means you can still focus on the person -and- make the book signing really special.
    Because I take photos & write about my favorite bugs, I often say ” I hope the ladybirds bring you luck!” then the sig.

    Man Alive! I’m so excited for you I’ve turned into a babble-on-atron!
    X Jane
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  37. Jane Davenport commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:46pm

    Super congratulations Holly! I’m so excited for you!

    Can I add a suggestion for you here as a book signing ‘veteran’- hah!
    I found it very easy to start writing what I was chatting about as I was signing!
    So I have a few heartfelt …hmmmm…searching for the right word here…aaaah….tags! A little sentence that I can write so naturally that I don’t have to think about it….it’s atavistic!
    So then personalizing someones book means you can still focus on the person -and- make the book signing really special.
    Because I take photos & write about my favorite bugs, I often say ” I hope the ladybirds bring you luck!” then the sig.

    Man Alive! I’m so excited for you I’ve turned into a babble-on-atron!
    X Jane

    I can’t wait to your book in my store!
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  38. shari commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 8:56pm

    Congratulations!! So exciting & wonderful to fulfill a childhood dream… and in such style and grace! I’m very happy for you & looking forward to buying your book… my birthday is in March, too… but I’ll have to wait until May to get it in the US. Luckily, I get emails from Chronicle Books, so I can order straight away!

    Celebrate your success every day! Yay for butterflies and rainbows!!

    xoxo
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  39. Flora commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:13pm

    Oh Holly, how lovely. I am so thrilled for you. You deserve all this wonderfulness and more. Love your blog and excited to read your book.
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  40. Ada @ New York commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:24pm

    Thanks Holly for sharing your experience .. what a perfect way to express your excitement – ‘butterfies + rainbow’. I got a bit choked up reading how u almost teared up for I am currently writing a book and have imaged many many times the day of my book signing … I may simply start crying or pretend to sneeze so I can wipe away tears :) I am very very happy for you!!! It’s so magical when paths arise to meet us simply by choosing to follow what makes us happy!
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  41. frauheuberg commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:30pm

    Oh, Holly…this sounds so fantastic and i will buy the book in english when it will come out. So, so glad for you and what you wrote has touched again my heart. You are still an inspiring woman with a big heart and i hope so that we could meet someday in person on one of these fantastic book signing events…so please also in germany…i will come…really…;)…i can´t wait to read your lines…;)…all the best my dear and more…cheers and hugs…i…
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  42. Juliet commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:31pm

    Congrats! I remember when you first posted that you were going to do a book! It’s wonderful!
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  43. Kathlyn Parrott commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:38pm

    You are such and inspiration to me and this is awesome! I will be pre-ordering soon! :)

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  44. Kinga commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:43pm

    CONGRATULATIONS HOLLY!
    What a dream!
    I am inspired!
    May you enjoy every moment!

    Can’t wait to pick up a copy of the book…and could a potential tour include Canada? ;)

    All the best!

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  45. Alyssa commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 9:55pm

    Wow- fabulous!

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  46. decor8 commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 10:10pm

    @Ada I love what you wrote, “paths arise to meet us” that is a deep, touching statement. :) xo
    Happy book writing Ada!!!!

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  47. Ann commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 10:38pm

    What a magical time in your life. I am so happy for you and cannot wait for the release of the book in the U.S.! Can we pre-order yet?
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  48. Fernanda de Paula commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 11:00pm

    Hi Holly, congratulations, this post was so surreal!

    Can’t wait for the book to arrive in Australia. Have you considered having it published in Portuguese? Sure my fellow Brazilian decor lovers would die for it! xxx

    Fe

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  49. Jasmin commented
    February 10th, 2011 at 11:32pm

    Congratulations Holly, what a mighty exciting time for you, you definitely deserve every amount of success that comes your way and I can’t wait for Decorate to be released in Australia, loving the cover!
    Jaz xx
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  50. Sara commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 12:01am

    Congratulations!!!

    You SO deserve such a beautiful, proud occasion!!

    I would love to come to a book signing…I’ll be in Germany for 2 months this summer, but that sounds like too soon. Best of luck setting this up; I’m sure there are thousands of readers out there who will line up at the door wherever the signings happen :).

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  51. Tanya commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 12:57am

    Wow, how exciting. I hope you do make it to the states. I must say that the US cover does appeal to me more so that was a good choice!

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  52. anastasia commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 1:05am

    Congratulations Holly – sounds like you had a wonderful time in London – im really looking forward to your book, looks fantastic and so thick too!!! cant wait!!

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  53. lisa :: the red thread commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 1:50am

    What a lovely post Holly. I’m so happy for you to be fulfilling a dream. I’m looking forward to buying your book when it’s released in Aus… and I’m so happy we get the US cover and not the UK one! ;)
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  54. Laura Gaskill commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:00am

    Yay! I love how you described it feeling like “butterflies and rainbows”, I know just what you mean – what an exciting time!! And if you end up doing that book tour and come anywhere near Providence (oh, like Boston? Hint, hint ;) ) I would so love that, it would be so much fun to meet you in person. Congrats! xo Laura
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  55. Penny Patten commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:07am

    The book looks fabulous!!! Soooooo many, many congrats!!!
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  56. Shell commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:33am

    What a happy day for you.Congratulations. You have been working toward this moment since you were a little girl. Having your own book signing as a kid with your plush toys and now actually having one. You have walked into your own destiny, Holly.
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  57. Renee commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:47am

    Congratulations on your book – I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I’m all for that North American tour. Please don’t forget to put Toronto on that tour :)
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  58. Katie Bee commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 3:34am

    your husband is an incredible photographer–that’s a gorgeous shot of London! Someday I’ll make it there myself…
    It looks like you had a lovely time. So exciting!
    Katie Bee´s last blog post ..swapping or- why I really need to learn to sew a straight line

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  59. sudha commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 3:35am

    lovely…i am your silent admirer…congratulations on the book…wishing you all success!

    sudha
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  60. Danielle commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 3:38am

    Although I do not know you, I can totally feel your joy jumping across the ocean through my screen. I am so happy for you and you deserve every success you get!!! Everyone who works hard and loves what they do, deserve recognition, so CONGRATULATIONS! I know what book I am going to be asking for my birthday ;)! I will also make sure my local library carries it. Have an awesome rest of the week!!! xx Danielle
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  61. pilgrim commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 3:55am

    congratulations holly! i’m SO looking forward to picking up a copy
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  62. Erica Cooper commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 4:23am

    Oh my how absolutely wonderful! I can only dream and imagine. ;0
    I am thrilled for you and so happy you enjoying each magical moment of joy and success! If you end up in my area, you can be I’ll stand in line to have you sign my copy of Decorate!
    Warmest of wishes & continued success!
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  63. Kelley commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 4:36am

    Congratulations Holly! I love the UK cover photo and I love Rita Koenig–can’t wait to see her place in your book.

    xo Kelley
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  64. Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 5:26am

    Congratulations Holly this is all so incredibly exciting! Very much looking forward to your book being released in Australia and wish you were bringing the book tour down under – maybe for your second book??? ;) Enjoy every minute! Rachel xx
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  65. Glenda Childers commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 5:37am

    Chicago bloggers and designers would love to have you come our way.

    Fondly,
    Glenda
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  66. Gosia Maj commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 5:55am

    It was such a sweet and tender moment to read your emotion-filled recap of the press breakfast for your book. Your humble voice is very endearing, Holly, and I can’t think of anyone either deserving it more, ore earning it sooner with all the hard and incredibly inspiring work you put out every day. I cheer along with you. Way to go!
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  67. Diane commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 6:28am

    Congratulations Holly! As a book editor I understand how rewarding it can be to hold the end product in your hands after all of those months (sometimes years) of hard work! I can’t say book publishing is always as glamorous as your press breakfast though – it sounds lovely! I’m very much looking forward to owning a copy.
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  68. Anna @ Around My Table commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 7:14am

    Congratulations! This sounds like a great success! I’m looking forward to the books, lets see which version I’ll be able to get here in Singapore, but I’ll for sure get the German once I’m back home for holidays :)
    Anna @ Around My Table´s last blog post ..Weekend desires – original chest of drawers

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  69. simone commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 7:38am

    Holly that is so wonderful– Congrats!! It was a pleasure reading this post– so well written. I just can’t wait for the US release and the signing in Los Angeles. I’ll be there fo’sho’.
    xo
    ps–Holly, can you email me the size of your dining table as well as mailing address. I have something for you. Thanks!
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  70. Traveling Mama commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 1:07pm

    I am so happy and excited for you right now that I hardly know what to say! Your book looks beautiful and I feel butterflies rising up in me as I imagine your lovely book, the British version because I am far too impatient to wait, on my own desk. I hope your tour will include Copenhagen. Just the thought makes me so happy I could just jump for joy! Big hugs and many congrats to you!!
    Traveling Mama´s last blog post ..happy weekend

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  71. Carmella commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:26pm

    Oh, Holly! So excited for you and this milestone accomplishment! What a sweet memory you shared of you book-signing for your stuffed animals! It’s so interesting how the things that we loved in childhood are so often a fore-telling of what we’ll love as an adult! Can’t wait to get your book when it comes out in the US! Congrats!

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  72. Bernadette commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 2:32pm

    Greetings and Congratulations from Dublin Ireland !!
    I am Bernadette from Blog- Rustic Gems. I shall definitley buy this book when it comes out. I have just started following Haus Maus …as I too spend alot of time in Germany with my German Partner / we have a holiday place on the beautiful Island of Ruegen/ Baltic coast.

    All the very best with the book tour…and book sales !!

    Best Wishes
    Bernadette

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  73. Claire commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 5:17pm

    Yay! Am so happy the UK is getting your book first :-)
    Have pre-ordered a copy – roll on the book tour. Huge congrats and savour every moment x

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  74. Laura commented
    February 11th, 2011 at 10:56pm

    Congratulations again Holly, am really excited for you! Can’t wait for your book tour and to receive my copy of your book!!! xxx

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  75. Suzanne commented
    February 12th, 2011 at 12:07am

    How very exciting for you, I can’t wait to get the book in March its going to be a great read!
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  76. Dayna commented
    February 12th, 2011 at 4:39am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on your book! I pre-ordered a couple weeks from Amazon.ca, apparently it will be released here in Canada on May 1st. Yipee!
    Dayna´s last blog post ..room of the week by Joe Schmelzer

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  77. Claire, N.Ireland commented
    February 12th, 2011 at 11:47am

    Congratulations Holly! It’s about time you used your wonderful talent to create a beautiful book! Both covers are lovely and I am so excited to see the book. Good luck and I will definately be buying it!! Xx

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  78. Jamie Palmer commented
    February 13th, 2011 at 9:25am

    Congratulation!! I will buy my copy, i know it’s a very
    useful book…

    I wish you more books to come.. :)

    Cheers!!!!

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  79. kalanicut commented
    February 14th, 2011 at 3:30am

    Fingers crossed, darling author girl, that we meet in Los Angeles on the fabulous book tour. ;) Congratulations dear teacher.
    kalanicut´s last blog post ..Something Prettier To Look At

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  80. Lise M commented
    February 14th, 2011 at 11:00am

    Congratulations Holly! I can’t wait to meet you for the meeting in Amsterdam later this year:-))) Do you already have a date set for your next event in London? I would love to be there but I’m on holiday as of 18th of April 2011 so hopefully it is befor that date:-)

    XO

    Lise M.
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  81. decor8 commented
    February 14th, 2011 at 1:35pm

    @Lise – It should be during the second week of April! :) YES please come so we can talk more about the Amsterdam event!!!

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  82. Ruth commented
    February 14th, 2011 at 7:39pm

    Congrats, Holly, this is great. The book looks lovely. I’ve had it on my amazon wishlist for a while now! :)
    Ruth´s last blog post ..Valentines Giveaway

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  83. JEN RAMOS commented
    February 15th, 2011 at 3:08am

    YAY! So great to read about all your adventures with the book :))) Im looking forward to it! Happy Valentines day to you & your guy oxoxo!!
    JEN RAMOS´s last blog post ..MY Guy &amp Valentines DayVia Made By Girl

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  84. ermy commented
    February 15th, 2011 at 8:44pm

    congrats holly! lovely book! cant wait to flip the pretty pages~
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  85. samantha hahn commented
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:40am

    amazing dear holly! congrats!
    samantha hahn´s last blog post ..Back to the Future- Irina Werning’s then and now photos

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  86. Anna Spiro commented
    February 16th, 2011 at 2:26pm

    I’m just so excited for you Holly! I can’t wait to get my copy…you are such an inspiration!

    xoxo
    Anna
    Anna Spiro´s last blog post ..Brown Packages

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  87. escapade commented
    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:00am

    So very, very exciting Holly! Absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on a copy.
    A big congratulations!
    xo xo xo

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