I’m Off To Berlin + Some Updates

November 11, 2011

Hello everyone! I’m off to Berlin for the weekend to throw a bloggers and book party along with Brigitte magazine, Callwey Publishing and Etsy and I can’t wait to meet everyone. The guest list is now closed and sadly, the location couldn’t fit all of you so we could only accept 50% of the RSVP requests. :( I had no idea so many would reply or I would have chosen a larger location, but now that I know then the next event will be in a large space where we can accommodate everyone. This event will lovely tomorrow, we did so much work behind-the-scenes to ensure that we have our guests taken care of from goodie bags to product and book giveaways, cupcakes to enjoy, there will even be a fun photo booth where we’re going to be able to upload photos to the web instantly. We’re thinking to do another bloggers event next year and if we do – we’ll make sure we can include everyone next time. The German blogging community is huge!

I'm Off To Berlin + Some Updates

SO! I’ll be using Instagram while I’m away, if you use Istagram I’m “decor8” and you can see my photos there as I upload them or you can follow me on Twitter because I’ll try to tweet fun glimpses as I go.

This is the final leg of my book tour for 2011 and though it’s been an amazingly fun 11 months of traveling to promote my book, being home for a few months will feel real nice too. I have so much decorating to do and lots of projects to share in the months ahead – AND a lot of blogging to do. I’ll also be teaching classes at my work studio in Hannover over the winter – I can’t wait to announce the class schedule and dates so if anyone wants to hang out with me in my home office for a day or two, I’d certainly love to have you. We can craft, decorate, I can show you some fun blogging tricks and we can drink hot mulled spiced wine. I can even take you shopping to my favorite stores. How’s THAT for getting creative?!

I’ll see everyone on Monday with a tour of a local shop, some great products I’ve been meaning to share, and tons of fabulous calendars for 2012 as it’s time for my annual calendar round-up to look for that everyday next week. By the way, that photo above is a collection of things I picked up recently – I know the palette if very fresh and spring-like, but I love the color combination still, don’t you?


(image: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply Jem November 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Hope you have a fabulous time – it sounds as though it will be lots of fun, cannot wait to catch a few glimpses!

    Also looking forward to some calendar recommends!

    Jem xXx

  • Reply Anette November 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    HOLLY! I wasn’t aware at all that you live in Hannover!!! That is so close to where I live! Please let me know your upcoming schedule – I would LOVE to hang out for day and LEARN from you…
    See you in Berlin tomorrow!
    Love, Anette

  • Reply Jennie November 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Have a fabulous time in Berlin, Holly!

  • Reply The Art of Michelle November 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    so happy to have found your beautiful blog! have fun in Berlin!

  • Reply Melissa November 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    where is all that fabulous ribbon from?
    Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Splendidlywendy November 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This sounds like so much fun, have a great time! I think it’s great the time & effort you put into making your fans/book readers feel special ; )

  • Reply Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! November 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Have a great time! I have just booked my next trip to Berlin and I can’t wait :)

  • Reply Esther November 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Nope, am not jealous at all…. grr ;-)
    I love Berlin, it’s fabulous! Have fun.

  • Reply Juliette November 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Have fun! So wish I could’ve made it, but oh well. Sounds like more meet-ups are around the corner!

  • Reply Victoria November 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Oh, wonderful! Enjoy and good luck, I wish I could be there!
    xoxo Victoria

  • Reply catherine nolin November 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Glad to have found your blog. Looking forward to your posts from your trip. Catherine

  • Reply Kasey M. November 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Your workshop sounds like so much fun! I’m sad that it’s so far away and I can’t participate, I loved the blogging your way workshops!

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang November 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Oh wow! Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! Congratulations on everything and have a great time!

  • Reply hennymats November 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Enjoy Berlin!

    Not much into turquoise, but I fell in love with that mustard yellow this fall. I got a loop scarf in that color from dawanda, and it even has a name: Noelle. She’s so lovely I wrote a post about her. And the funny thing is, yellow is normally not my color at all… So maybe I should reconsider turquoise…

  • Reply Bettina November 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you for the inspiring talk today in Berlin! I’m grateful for the opportunity to come together with like-minded women.

    I wanted to ask you–how did you get to write your first article at Domino? Did the flowers you send work? Or did you call them up with your proposal, and it worked?

    Btw, your book is beautiful–I love the floorplans. I think those are really helpful! And congratulations!


    • Reply decor8 November 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

      @Bettina – Hi! I didn’t send anyone flowers at Domino (or to any other magazine or newspaper), but that would have been funny! No, I just contacted Cathy Halley, who was then their web editor, and pitched her some story ideas and what she liked, she hired me to write. I contacted her only through email.

  • Reply Lola November 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Have a blast in Germany! I love the floral fabric. :)

  • Reply Silke3d November 13, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Hi Holly …

    good luck with the event :D … i really wish i can be there … envy … since i lived so far away in asia, i’ll be drooling at the event pics later on T_T

  • Reply Laura Trevey November 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    You are a busy bee ~ sounds like so much fun!!!

  • Reply tips November 14, 2011 at 12:27 am

    hi dear,
    1st time here & i feel good! keep it up! :-)

  • Reply ArticulateArt November 14, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Lovely ribbons! Safe travels!

  • Reply Nikka November 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It’s been a while since i went to Berlin. Such a nice place to spend a vacation. That book party sounds like fun. I’ll try be there on the next one.

  • Reply Judy November 14, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Love everything you post ~really love…

  • Reply Yvonne November 14, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I wish I was’nt so far away….have fun in Berlin. your book event sounds like lots of fun with persons of same interest. Why not in the future consider the Caribbean? Great fabric…wait to hear from you.

  • Reply Kate November 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful color combination ! Enjoy every last bit of your event !


  • Reply fenny setiawan November 15, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Lovely. I really wish one day I can meet you in person. Xo.

  • Reply Tijen November 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Hello! I wish i could ve chance to spend time w/u and hear your smart tips about blogging! I deeply admire your energy and passion. I would love to meet w/u one day hopefully in Istanbul. Why not to arrange design bloggers meeting together someday. It might be wonderful!

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