Hello friends! My UK publisher, Jacqui Small, is giving away three signed copies of the UK version (blue cover and end papers with quotes with writer/designer Rita Konig’s living room) of Decorate and I am hosting the contest right here on decor8 to give all of my lovely readers a change to win. This hardbound book has nearly 300 pages and is packed with 1,000 ideas and loads of inspiration from creatives worldwide, including some of my blog colleagues, along with gorgeous photography by the one and only Debi Treloar. The photos are so light and bright — and I’m sure you’ll really love it if you’re a fan of decor8 as so much of my design aesthetic is part of of this book. I also included a massive directory in the back containing years worth of blogging research to point you to the best of the best when it comes to interiors accessories, art, design, furniture, I even composed a must-read list pointing you to some of my favorite blogs.
This comment to win contest is open to all but you may only enter once and to qualify, you must leave a comment that links to your blog or email so that I can find you in case you win. Please answer this question below in the comments section, only once, along with your first name, city and country. The question is: What would you love to see/read more about on decor8 in the future?
Remember: One entry per person, answer the question I’ve asked about, leave your name, city, country and your answer in the comments section, and good luck!
Winners will be selected at random using random.org and announced on Tuesday, April 26th! Winners will win one copy of Decorate (UK version) signed by me, shipped by Jacqui Small Publishing.
Contest closes at midnight GMT+1 time on April 25, 2011.
(images: Holly Becker for decor8)
Hello everyone! It’s me Holly and I’m back from an exciting week in London where there was a beautiful launch party for my book, Decorate, at Liberty on Wednesday and then on Thursday the store asked that I return to give two intimate talks with smaller groups (which I loved!) and the entire event was simply wonderful! I can’t even describe in words how much fun I had. I can’t wait until the next event that will happen in June at the American Book Center in Amsterdam (in-store signing) and a Bloggers meet up and Decorate event at the Hotel V in Amsterdam put on by me and Lise from Urban Style Vibes and it’s called Meet The Blogger. It will be a fun time, a GREAT way to network for bloggers and creatives for sure – so mark your calendars for June 25th! VTWonen magazine is an official sponsor – yay!
(Above: Me signing books at Anthropologie on Regents Street in London – you can find signed copies of Decorate at Liberty (you may purchase them online at Liberty until signed copies are sold out), Selfridges and both Anthropologie locations in London.)
I’ll be back later today to share with you some highlights from the launch (Liberty posted a fantastic video from the event – they interviewed me, you can watch it here), but I wanted to quickly say hello and thank all of you who are purchasing decor8 and writing reviews about it on Amazon, your blogs, etc. because it means so much to me! Oh and Jacqui Small Publishing in London will soon host a giveaway of the UK version of Decorate here on my blog, also signed copies, and they’ll give three away so stay tuned as I’ll post the contest soon!
See you soon!
(image: liz somers)
Hello my friends! I am blogging from my hotel room, I am getting ready for part two of my book launch which will be tonight at Liberty (yes, again!), April 14th at 5pm and 7:30pm in the Heritage Room on the 3rd floor. I’ll be giving two talks and signing books and it will be quite intimate so we can have time to chat afterwards as well.
Last night was a huge success, it was so packed at the launch party — we even had security in the room — which cracked me up to have bouncers at my book launch. That made me feel famous for the night for sure. I guess we all need our moment of fame – ha ha! I met some amazing people and I’ll be sure to show you how we styling the table along with some ideas from lovely Sania Pell and Leslie Shewring, so stay tuned for when I’m back!
If you are around this evening (Thursday, April 14th) and want to visit Liberty to hang out with me again, or for the first time, please do. I know they said there is a guest list but please, come, I’d love to meet you and I will personally make sure you can be in the room with me because I don’t want to miss meeting anyone and certainly don’t want you to be turned away.
Liberty was amazing last night, I am so lucky and happy that I had a book launch party there and can’t wait until round two in just a few hours. I’m off to get ready now… but many hugs to you all and if you are around tonight, please drop by.
Oh and get this…. the FAB Amy Butler will be there tonight as well, she’s just outside of the Heritage Room in the fabrics area talking about textiles. Since her home and quotes are in Decorate, I’m super excited to see her and hang out. I’ve never met Amy in person so I’m going to be shaky-knees for sure!
Bye everyone!!! xoox Holly
The photo was taken by the lovely Liberty peeps – thanks guys!
(image: liberty london)