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Liberty Styling Demo: I’m off to London!

Well the time has arrived… I’m going to pack now and start working on the tabletop styling demonstration that I’ll be doing at Liberty on April 13th (it’s at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public so come if you can!) alongside stylist/author Sania Pell and stylist/photographer Leslie Shewring. I’ll be in London for the next few days to work out how this table will look and what exactly we’ll present. Sania and I will be brainstorming and of course prop shopping at super fab Liberty (I know, we’re slummin’ LOL) so that we’re well prepared for the event in two weeks from today. Oh my! Two weeks!

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While in London, I’ll be tweeting and sharing photos so you can be part of the process with Sania and I as we go about our planning if you’d like. I can’t wait to get on that plane and get going because I know that once we have everything organized my nerves will go from frazzled to chillaxin’ and then I can enjoy the next two weeks pre-party without wondering what on earth we’re going to demonstrate! Careful planning in advance is super critical when you’re about to do a styling demo in one of the world’s most extraordinary department stores, right?! Can someone say intimidating? I also want to be well prepared so that Sania and I can work efficiently with Leslie remotely since she’s in L.A. unable to join us until the launch. Gaining her perspective as we go is so important to me.

I can’t wait to work with these two lovely ladies on this — since they both contributed to Decorate I thought asking them to help would be the perfect tie-in for a book launch and plus, I’m so excited that I found an “excuse” to work with them on a fun project like this. If you are unable to attend the Liberty demo + party, don’t worry — my friend and photographer Tiffany Kirchner Dixon will be there shooting the entire event so we’ll have plenty of photos to go around so you can see what it was like and feel included. :)

And so, I’m going to be away until Monday… but tweeting a lot from the road so if you’re on twitter, you can follow me so you can watch the progress as we go. :)

See you soon!

(image: holly becker)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on March 30, 2011

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  1. Iris commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 4:17pm

    Go go go Holly! And have fun!
    Iris´s last blog post ..Pomme

  2. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 4:24pm

    Sounds like heaven on a stick hun! Seriously….SO wish I could come! Have a ball & no worries at ALL, they could NOT be in better hands with you lovely & talented ladies! :) Safe travels!
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Pairs

  3. Zee commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 4:30pm

    Dear Holly, I wish you guys all the best. Have fun and enjoy all these great moments in London.
    Zee´s last blog post ..Good Days

  4. Shannon commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 4:48pm

    I will definitely be following! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your wonderful book.

  5. Lisa commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 4:56pm

    So happy for you, Holly! Yay! Have fun and I’ll be following your tweets! Hugs! :)
    Lisa´s last blog post ..A box of love

  6. Chuzai Living commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 5:26pm

    How fun!! Leslie will be with you, too! I will be vicariously observing through your tweets! I love Liberty, so I cannot wait to see your photos. Have a great time!! I’ve been on Tiffnay’s blog. What a beautiful blog she has and I can’t wait to see the photos she takes!! Kaho
    Chuzai Living´s last blog post ..Hallway With Helmer Drawer Unit &amp Arc Floor Lamp

  7. Rona commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 5:30pm

    Hi Holly

    Safe journey over to the UK. Forecast here is sunny/cloudy with 20C/68F degrees on Saturday!

    Look forward to meeting you next month.

    Rona´s last blog post ..Introducing card &amp stationery designer- Emma Ball…

  8. Jem commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 5:44pm

    Holly that sounds fantastic!!

    Hope you have an absolutely fab time!

    Jem xXx
    Jem´s last blog post ..A Taste of Lincolnshire

  9. Zellain commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 6:08pm

    Good luck with the demo! I cannot wait to see the pictures and what you come up with.
    Zellain´s last blog post ..Mens Gothic Shoes for Spring

  10. Lilly commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 6:15pm

    That sounds amazing!!! I would love to visit London again and next time I will definitely visit the Liberty store!! Have a great trip and good luck!! XO

  11. Rita commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 6:22pm

    Lovely post holly …. !!!
    Cups are looking beautiful in image. I am so happy for you holly, go and have fun.

  12. Anna commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 6:36pm

    Have so much fun! Can’t wait to see what lovely things you come up with!
    Anna´s last blog post ..What I Wore – Its Spring-Winter!

  13. katie beth summerhays commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 7:06pm

    holly… i am a decorative arts/design grad student at the sotheby’s institute here in london. if you need any help/an intern while you are here in london, i would be beyond happy to help you out.

    please! :)

    you better believe the liberty’s party is on my calendar! can’t wait to come and meet you.

  14. Simone Leblanc commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 7:26pm

    Sounds like a great opportunity! Look forward to seeing all the updates!

  15. Alyssa commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:02pm

    cant wait to see & hear!

  16. Kristyne commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:26pm

    Wow! Judging by the props alone it’s gonna be an interesting, pretty and just straight-up gorgeous table. Wish I could see it live, but glad I’ll be able to see it online :)
    Kristyne´s last blog post ..Project Simplify – Day 2

  17. Trish commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:43pm

    Oh Holly…you are living a dream! LIBERTY???? Yay for You! I am SO happy for you, and I hope the jitters will go away so you can just have FUN doing what you do so well. I hope we will see photos too? Have fun & Cheers! x.
    Trish´s last blog post ..Spoils to the Winner A GIVEAWAY!!!

  18. Ellen commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:48pm

    Good luck Holly! Got a copy of the book from Antropologie last sunday and I LOVE it, so inspiring, beautiful and fresh. Are you coming to LA for a booksigning?

  19. decor8 commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:57pm

    @Ellen – Yes in JULY!!! :) When I have date/location I’ll let everyone know and I hope you’ll join me!

  20. decor8 commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:58pm

    @Krstyne – Oh those aren’t props – that’s a cabinet in my home. :)

  21. decor8 commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 8:59pm

    @Katie – you are lovely, thank you! I can’t wait to meet you!!!

  22. Vanessa Elizabeth l Ruffled Rose commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:01pm

    Holly – I was just at Liberty last week! I would have loved to have seen a styling demo from you. What a fun venue and a fabulous opportunity!
    Vanessa Elizabeth l Ruffled Rose´s last blog post ..cutlery

  23. Ele commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:25pm

    Have a great time Holly! I’d offer to take you for tea but I’m sure you’ll be much too busy for socializing. The 13th can’t come quick enough for me!

    Oh, and don’t forget your umbrella as the next couple days look like rain here :(
    Ele´s last blog post ..The Best Way- Perfect Beans- Every Time

  24. nancy @ {COZAMIA} commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:27pm

    How exciting, good luck! Okay, I just have to say I love those tea cups!

  25. Rose commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:34pm

    Hi Holly – from way down in the south of Africa, Cape Town, where our weather is changing from very hot to wonderfully cool and slightly wet – I enviously wish you the very best for your time at Liberty. Maybe you need to set your favorite little butterflies free from your tummy to float the corridors of that gorgeous store.

  26. linden commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:40pm

    Have a great time Holly! I’m new to twitter so I look forward to getting some of your tweets through this. I think my husband bought me your book as a surprised because he said…”i have an errand to do at anthropolgoie…” So yea! The photo above is so whimsical…I want go go and pile up a bunch of cups to look at.

  27. Katy Beaumont commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 9:55pm

    Don’t miss a ride in Liberty’s ancient lifts (elevators) while you’re there! (The whole of Liberty to explore and I remember the lifts?!)

  28. Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 10:23pm

    Congrats Holly and good luck!! I soooo wanted to see you at Liberty but I can’t make it :( I am really excited to see the photos though!
    Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking´s last blog post ..Window Seat

  29. Karen commented
    March 30th, 2011 at 11:47pm

    I’m also excited that this is in just two weeks – because I’m all booked up to be there!!! And the talk that is a bit earlier.
    Sooo excited.

  30. Sandrine commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 1:03am

    Sooo exciting for you Holly!Looking forward to read and watch from the distance :)Have fun!!!
    Sandrine x
    Sandrine´s last blog post ..Wordless wednesday

  31. Lisa's Creative Home commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 2:27am

    Good Luck and Have fun! How exciting this will be!
    Lisa’s Creative Home´s last blog post ..Another Mercury Glass Lamp Makeover

  32. Kristyne commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 3:34am

    Well then I hope you remind your cabinet every once in a while just how lucky it is ;) So cute.
    Kristyne´s last blog post ..Project Simplify – Day 2

  33. Angela Steyn commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 4:00am

    Way too exciting Holly! I’ll be sending you lots of happy styling vibes from Sydney.

    Angela x

  34. Trina : la la Lovely commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 4:18am

    This is so exciting. I picked up a copy of your book this weekend at the Anthro in Chicago. It’s gorgeous. I can’t wait to read every little bit and the photos will be will be a continued source of inspiration!
    xo Trina
    Trina : la la Lovely´s last blog post ..A Stump of a Night Stand

  35. hearttypat commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 6:57am

    gosh! this is so exciting! I can’t wait to see the pictures you will be posting!!
    hearttypat´s last blog post ..welcome your wanderlust

  36. chloe commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 7:01am

    i am soooo in love with the cups on on picture.
    chloe´s last blog post ..etsy wishes

  37. Marlene commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 8:48am

    Looking forward to see the photos you’ll be sharing with us!
    Marlene´s last blog post ..Kochen können Und malen Oder zeichnen Toll!

  38. Dame Pivoine commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 9:39am

    Je suis ravie de découvrir votre joli blog aux mille merveilles exposées !
    Dame Pivoine´s last blog post ..Nouveautés du printemps

  39. nap atelier commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 10:48am

    Very nice!!
    Have a great day!

  40. Emma commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 11:00am

    Hi Holly
    Please, contact me, I am in London… Come and visit south London, why not with Sania, she is a friend…
    Emma´s last blog post ..Liberty

  41. Shama commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 11:05am

    A friend and I are coming along on Apr 14th and really looking forward to it!! and the plan is to go to uber-gorgeous Connaught Bar or Coburg Bar for a little drink afterwards…if we’re feeling glam/rich enough hehe xx

  42. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 12:48pm

    I will follow the event form the distance…so sad i am going to miss it, this thing of going to Spain more often is a good treat, but sometimes I miss very good events that I really would like to attend, all the best for this day!!
    Margarita Lorenzo´s last blog post ..Of cabbages &amp Kings market

  43. Leo commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 1:38pm

    Congrats!!! Have a blast in London and will be following your tweets!!

    Looking forward to purchase your book.

  44. laura trevey commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 2:26pm

    So exciting for you Holly!!
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Etsy Finds- Butterflies

  45. On A Day In November commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 2:48pm

    That sounds fantastic, have fun!

    I love Liberty so much, every time I’m in London I must visit and gawk at all their amazing stuff! So much better and more atmospheric than Harrods or Selfridges.
    On A Day In November´s last blog post ..HOME MADE

  46. Marta commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 2:59pm

    Congratulations Holly – so well deserved. I am still diving into your class (BYW) and just love it. If you need a testimonial – would love to provide you with one. Enjoy Liberty and London and Life :)

  47. kerington commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 4:24pm

    please answer your formspring questions :))

  48. linden commented
    March 31st, 2011 at 8:48pm

    Lucky me…my husband surprised me with a copy of Decorate! I did a review of it over on my site with a couple photos from the book. I absolutely love this book. This might sound kind of hokey…but, this is my most favorite design book that I’ve seen. Thanks so much!
    linden´s last blog post ..Decorate with a new book

  49. Jennifer commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 7:29am

    Sounds like a good time. Wish I could be there.
    Jennifer´s last blog post ..Three’s Never a Crowd

  50. alexandra keller commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 8:03am

    safe travels! and if you could recommend a great hotel, i’m travelling to England this summer with my husband & 5 yo (post Royal wedding, thank goodness!)
    alexandra keller´s last blog post ..the girls of Etsy – Connie and Marion of Urban Revisions

  51. David commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 9:57am

    These are awesome and i love your cabinet. I’ll be in london exactly for two weeks and maybe i’ll be there to see your presentation which i would love to.

  52. Julie commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 10:43am

    Have fun! :)

    Those cups in the pic are so adorable, do they say Baileys?

  53. roomenvy commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 12:11pm

    Oh how exciting! This one has been penned into the calendar. We cannot wait to see you style!
    roomenvy´s last blog post ..Lovely laundry rooms

  54. Once upon a Time commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 12:35pm

    Awesome! Enjoy it.
    P.S. I just love love those tea cups with the faces on.

  55. Cleusa commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 2:15pm

    Hello, very nice your blog!
    I’m from Brazil and do not speak English … Bye bye :)
    Good weekend

  56. melissa commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 6:15pm

    i love those unique and quirky tea cups!!

  57. Julia commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 8:25pm

    LOVE Liberty & Decor8… can’t wait to see what you do!

    Julia´s last blog post ..Restoration Hardware- baby

  58. Paula Jo commented
    April 1st, 2011 at 9:43pm

    Have a wonderful trip to London. I’m glad your going to share some pictures with all of us. Have fun, and just relax and stay calm. You will make it. Have a safe flight!

  59. ellen commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 6:24am

    Lucky you! I love liberty fabrics. I have a few that I’ve been saving for over 20 years. 25 yrs ago when my daughter was an infant I made her 2 dresses from liberty fabrics. I still have them too, packed away for the day when she hopefully has her own baby girl.

    What a wonderful life we creative folks live!
    ellen´s last blog post cotton jersey tee- long sleeve- and dyed- hand screen printed- blue- love birds- yoga wear

  60. Lily commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 8:23am

    Love your photo and how the dishes are arranged.

  61. summer commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 10:39am

    Have fun in London!

  62. belinda commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 12:42pm

    man i wish i wasn’t on the other side of the world sometimes. or was rich enough to just jump on a plane and whizz over to london for your launch. i’d have loved to go. ENJOY! x
    belinda´s last blog post ..april fools tricks to try tomorrow

  63. Rocio Rincon commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 2:13pm

    It sounds really fun! I’m sure you’re gonna enjoy it! By the way, I love the cups, too! They’re so cute! Holly, I wish you good luck! Bye
    Rocio Rincon´s last blog post ..Make a Wish!

  64. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 5:37pm

    @Julie -Yes, they do! :)

  65. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 5:47pm

    @Linden THANK YOU so much! I just posted it on the Decorate fan page over on Facebook – THANK YOU AGAIN + AGAIN for your support! xo

  66. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 5:50pm

    Shama – Looking forward to meeting you. Maybe I’ll join you for a little after party cocktails! :) xoxo

  67. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 6:03pm

    @Emma – I’m sad that I JUST got this message – funny enough, Sania and I were talking about you on Friday (all good stuff) so it’s amazing that you wrote… I hope you can come to the styling demo at Liberty on April 13 at 6:30, we’d love for you to be there – I’m sure a fan of your work and would be honored to have you there. xo

  68. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 6:04pm

    @Trina – THANK YOU so much for buying the book – your support means so much Trina! xo

  69. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 6:05pm

    @Karen I can’t wait to meet you! xo

  70. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 6:07pm

    @Linden – Thank you again, so much, and for your wonderful review — it really meant a lot to me. xo

  71. decor8 commented
    April 2nd, 2011 at 6:09pm

    @Vanessa – If you are in London on Wed, April 13 you can see me, Sania and Leslie in action at 6:30 pm in the Dining Room. :) Please come if you can. :)

  72. theROOM commented
    April 3rd, 2011 at 12:38pm

    Those caps look like the beauty and the beast ones! :D

  73. Diseño web argentina commented
    April 4th, 2011 at 5:20pm

    Those cups are so Nice!!!

  74. Shannon Fricke commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 10:23pm

    Sounds like it’s gonna be fun Holly. Wish I was there.

  75. Margaret commented
    April 13th, 2011 at 2:48pm

    Congrats on the book. how exciting!!

    ps I am loving those teacups! wowzers. I want….
    Margaret´s last blog post ..O I love

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