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I’m Off To Berlin + Some Updates

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!


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)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on November 11, 2011

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  1. Jem commented
    November 11th, 2011 at 8:31pm

    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
    Jem´s last blog post ..I ♥ Doors

  2. Anette commented
    November 11th, 2011 at 9:33pm

    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
    Anette´s last blog post ..Aquamarine, Carnelian, Turquoise, Ruby…Fireworks of color

  3. Jennie commented
    November 11th, 2011 at 9:39pm

    Have a fabulous time in Berlin, Holly!
    Jennie´s last blog post ..LIFE LATELY

  4. The Art of Michelle commented
    November 11th, 2011 at 9:45pm

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

  5. Melissa commented
    November 11th, 2011 at 10:03pm

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

  6. Splendidlywendy commented
    November 11th, 2011 at 10:26pm

    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 ; )

  7. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:22am

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

  8. Esther commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:38am

    Nope, am not jealous at all…. grr ;-)
    I love Berlin, it’s fabulous! Have fun.
    Esther´s last blog post ..Brussels: get your craft supplies!

  9. Juliette commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:53am

    Have fun! So wish I could’ve made it, but oh well. Sounds like more meet-ups are around the corner!
    Juliette´s last blog post ..DIY Advent Calendar Round-up 2011 (part 1)

  10. Victoria commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 3:38pm

    Oh, wonderful! Enjoy and good luck, I wish I could be there!
    xoxo Victoria
    Victoria´s last blog post ..Autumn splendor

  11. catherine nolin commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 3:41pm

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

  12. Kasey M. commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 4:32pm

    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!

  13. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 5:39pm

    Oh wow! Have a wonderful, wonderful trip! Congratulations on everything and have a great time!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Etsy Weekend Pretties…

  14. hennymats commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 6:00pm

    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…
    hennymats´s last blog post ..Spekulatiuslikör

  15. Bettina commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 9:02pm

    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!


  16. Lola commented
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:33pm

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

  17. Silke3d commented
    November 13th, 2011 at 4:24am

    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

  18. Laura Trevey commented
    November 13th, 2011 at 1:17pm

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

  19. tips commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:27am

    hi dear,
    1st time here & i feel good! keep it up! :-)
    tips´s last blog post ..Yuna Penakut Libresse!!

  20. ArticulateArt commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 3:06am

    Lovely ribbons! Safe travels!
    ArticulateArt´s last blog post ..Mittel Rheintal

  21. Nikka commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 8:39am

    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.
    Nikka´s last blog post to get a girl to like you

  22. Judy commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 9:09am

    Love everything you post ~really love…
    Judy´s last blog post ..snoopy travels around the world

  23. decor8 commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 11:54am

    @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.

  24. Yvonne commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 6:27pm

    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.

  25. Kate commented
    November 14th, 2011 at 6:34pm

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

    Kate´s last blog post ..handmade finds [winter whites]

  26. fenny setiawan commented
    November 15th, 2011 at 8:31am

    Lovely. I really wish one day I can meet you in person. Xo.
    fenny setiawan´s last blog post break {colorful theme} : Washi tapes vases

  27. Tijen commented
    November 17th, 2011 at 11:40am

    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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