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Contest Winners: Decorate Book!

I was thrilled and honored when nearly 1,200 decor8 readers entered to win a signed copy of my new book, Decorate (UK version)! A big hug and a mighty thank you to everyone for participating. As promised, there are 3 winners and I’d like to share those names with you now. You will be contacted today with a request for your complete mailing address so that your book can be sent. Please allow up to a few weeks for it to arrive, depending on where you live.

UK jacket/book

T H E     W I N N E R S    A R E

#1006, Krystal Schroder

#221, Krissy

#11, Jorissa van Ginkel

Many, many thanks for entering this contest — for those who didn’t win, here is a list of many large retailers worldwide who stock the book, however lots of smaller shops carry it too. I am waiting for Chronicle, Murdoch and Jacqui Small Publishing to send me lists of where it is sold so I can give all of the shops a huge shout out on decor8 so when I have those lists I will share the stocklist with you. If you want a signed copy, Liberty online carries a few and Selfridges in London (in their book section on the lower floor has a few left) along with both London Anthropologie locations who carry signed copies for a limited period so visit their stores in London for those.

I appreciate all of your love and support regarding my first book, this was a huge step for me but the love and support in this community has been overwhelming and delightful — you’ve made it such a special time of my life and a great way to always remember this blogging era as I refer to this period when we are all online, blogging, connecting and meeting up. Who knows where blogs will be in twenty years, but personally this book will forever mark this time period as I’m sure it will for you as well. When you author a blog, so much is read and enjoyed but then forever stored in the archives — I have thousands of posts that some of you may never find as they are buried and long forgotten. That is why this book is such a special collection of my thoughts, tips, Joanna’s ideas, Debi’s gorgeous images that I love — and it’s all in one place so that others who like decor8 can have a little slice of it in book form.

Oh I have to thank you — I sooooo appreciate the many reviews that you are leaving on your blogs, amazon, other websites, etc. about Decorate — I’m linking all of them on the Decorate fan page on Facebook but if I’ve not seen or linked yours there yet, please run over and link it on that page and also on the decor8 fan page so everyone can see what you wrote!

I love my book :)

And again — a big warm congratulations to Krystal, Krissy and Jorissa! I hope that you will enjoy your signed copy of Decorate from me to you. It is the UK version, so it will be in British English with the cover showing designer/writer Rita Konig’s New York City living room with her gorgeous sofa (shown in photos above). I hope that you enjoy it!

(images: holly becker for decor8)

(image: holly becker)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines, contests on April 27, 2011

Your comments...

  1. Jodie commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 2:32pm

    Stunning photos. Great styling.

  2. Melissa Mercille commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 2:35pm

    Congratulations to the winners! I have to admit, I’m super jealous, but am so excited for you.

  3. erin commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 3:29pm

    It has been so much fun to watch this book thing unfold, Holly! Congrats again!
    erin´s last blog post ..Bees

  4. corinne commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 3:40pm

    Bravo to them !!!! i just ordered my copy :) :)

  5. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 3:41pm

    congratulations to the winnres..i’m happy to find that book depository will ship to India as well..and that too with zero shipping charges. I’ll be ordering my copy soon..have a lovely day holly! xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..Runway to room

  6. Urska M. commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 4:02pm

    Congrats to all three lucky girls! I will order the book for sure. Can’t wait to get Decorate and enjoy it with a huge cup of coffee in my hands. Anyway, thanks for the opportunity Holly… hope I’ll be luckier next time :)

    Xoxo – Urska
    Urska M.´s last blog post ..Inspired by Beach Vintage

  7. Jennifer commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 6:44pm

    Congrats to the winners! The book is gorgeous…so many pics to drool over and words to inspire. I must say that I ran out and purchased my copy at Anthropologie as soon as I had finished posting my entry in your contest! Ha! It seems I just couldn’t wait to see who won! Again, the book is lovely, Holly…congrats to you on your dreams coming true.

  8. decor8 commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 9:55pm

    @Jennifer – Wow, thank you!!! xo

  9. se7en commented
    April 27th, 2011 at 10:44pm

    I would like to publicly announce a name change!!!! Just kidding… well done to the winners!!!

  10. Rebecca commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 2:53am

    i just ordered your book! i am so excited for it to arrive!

  11. Marlene commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:38am

    Oh no, I missed your giveaway while l was away… Congrats to the three lucky ones! Have not jet had a look into your book, but it is no. 1 on my wish list… I’d so much love to read in it and sneak in all the beautiful homes you visited.
    Holly, it is so wonderful to read your blog entries – you can feel in every single word that you live the life you want to live. That is wonderful!
    Marlene´s last blog post ..Update- 30 before 30!

  12. decor8 commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 10:04am

    @Rebecca – Thank you!!! xo

  13. Krystal Schroder commented
    April 28th, 2011 at 10:24am

    yay, yay, yay…I am so very excited :) Thank you so much!! I eagerly await your gorgeous book to arrive at my door and can’t wait to start reading!
    Krystal Schroder´s last blog post ..Shutter loves

  14. Vicki K commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 4:59pm

    I am sorry not to win but I had to go ahead and order it anyway!! This is my way to devour it: start with a quick run-through and see if there is anything I need to make or rearrange in my house Right Now. Next, go back to the beginning and savor every single photo – for however long it takes. Finally, go back to the beginning and read every word. This is such a lovely book that I will be enjoying it for a long time – thank you for all the thought and effort put into it!

  15. Jorissa commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 12:09pm

    Dear Holly,

    Saturday I got your book in the mail.
    I honestly couldn’t wait to start reading it and I have to say it: I absolutely LOVE it! I can’t put it down because there is so much I like..

    So once more, I want to thank you for chosing me as one of the three winners and I wish you all the best!

  16. decor8 commented
    May 9th, 2011 at 6:38pm

    @Jorissa – YEAH This is great — I hope you love it!!!

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