At Home With Sania Pell Blog

May 16, 2011

Good morning everyone! I hope that you had a delightful weekend. I must apologize for not giving you much notice last week but I left quickly on Thursday to travel to Hamburg, Germany for a consulting job at Brigitte magazine and was pretty busy or a few days. I spent a day in their offices beginning with a morning lecture followed by a Q&A about blogging and an afternoon “mini” version of the Blogging Your Way workshops that I typically teach online, only this one was tailored for a magazine staff.

It was a lot of fun to take BYW offline and teach in a corporate setting… as most of you know, I come from a corporate background and spent years teaching workshops to employees so it felt a bit like deja vu. This time, I was able to teach about something that I truly have a passion for, it wasn’t that way in the past when some of my workshops centered around sexual harassment, new employee orientation and immigration law! Blogging was a topic that was fun and energizing! I had a nice time (the weather was amazing) and yes, I even fit in a little shopping which I’ll share more on tomorrow.

At Home With Sania Pell Blog

To get started today and with a new week of blogging, I thought I’d first welcome my friend, stylist and author Sania Pell in London, to the world of blogging! I know I’ve talked about her a million times on decor8 since she helped me so much to prepare things for the launch party for my book (details here), Decorate: 1,000 Inspirational Design Ideas For Every Room In Your Home, at Liberty last month… But did you know that before today Sania didn’t have a blog? Oh yes, that’s right. In fact, she just launched her new blog this very day and I’m so proud of her! That’s why we have to give her a big round of applause for jumping in and getting started. She first found out that blogs even existed a year ago and has been plotting her “entrance” into blogging ever since and so today she rolls out her super shiny new blog called At Home that, thanks to her husband Mark and his amazing design skills over at his company MWA Design in London, it came out just beautifully. I do hope that you’ll visit.

Speaking of Ms. Pell, she has prepared a few DIY projects for you taken directly from the table styling demonstration that we dreamed up for Liberty. She’ll be back in a moment to visit us today with all of her gorgeous DIY photos and how-to instructions – you’ll love it.

In addition to her posts coming up, I have lots of other great things to share and our monthly guest columnist, Anna-Malin Lindgren from Sweden is back with her monthly post too so stay tuned, Monday is going to be a great one.

(images: penny wincer, styled by Sania pell)


  • Reply elisa May 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    i am SO HAPPY that sania is blogging. the perfect combination!
    hamburg sounds great, nice to translate your work into different contexts.
    x elisa

  • Reply meagan May 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Yeah Sania! Congrats! The Holly/Sania combination is fantastic and am thrilled to hear that Sania will be blogging and be on Twitter now! Own the Homemade Home and will be procuring Decorate soon!!!
    xo Meagan, row house nest

    • Reply decor8 May 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      @Meagan – Just to clarify, Sania is not joining decor8 to become a columnist or contributor, she is just posting some how-to’s today on decor8 to share some great DIY stuff from my launch party. I asked her to come on board but she declined as she is currently writing a book and is under deadline, which I understand completely. :)

  • Reply juliette May 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    yay! lots of fun treats to bright this otherwise busy week, hooray! Thanks for making your blog a lovely space, honestly!

  • Reply Tania May 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    i am off to check out her blog ;-)

  • Reply Andreia May 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Loved Sania’s blog!

  • Reply Becky D May 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Oooh, fun! Off to check it out!!

  • Reply judy lake May 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    ooh, love Sania’s DYI vase! Very cool idea. A talented pair.

  • Reply Kat May 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Oh I’m so pleased to hear Sania is beginning a blog. Going by her book, I’m sure I’ll love what she posts. Off to have a look, thanks Holly
    Kat xx

  • Reply leslie May 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    It is wonderful to see Sania entering the blog world! Welcome!!! Sania your blog looks fantastic! Great job to Mark too :)

  • Reply Sania Pell May 17, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Hi everyone. Thank you for your sweet comments and making me feel so welcome! It’s been lovely to join Holly and you all today.

    Sania x

  • Reply Mark Wilson May 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hi Holly!

    Thanks for the mention!!! It has certainly been crazy busy since we saw you. Lots of late evenings and weekends on the new site but we got there in the end!

    Leslie, thank you too!!

    Glad you both like it, it means a lot.

    And say a big hi to Thorsten and Dan (fellas, any time you fancy another beer, I’m there! ;)

    M x

  • Reply larissa stamp June 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    please add me to your mailing list

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