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New decor8!

I’m so happy to share with you the redesign of my blog, decor8! I decided to change it awhile ago but never made the time until earlier this year when I thought, “Enough is enough – time for change!” and have been working with MWA Design in London, Mark Wilson’s firm, along with illustrator Samantha Hahn, to spruce up my site. I’m so grateful to see the completion of this project today and while we’re still building some of the pages, I’m so happy with it. Mark also redesigned my decor8 e-course site so that everything works together and I am so pleased.

New decor8!

I particularly loved Mark’s idea to add a Decorate It! feature (to your right) so you as the reader can customize the background. Try it, it’s fun! I think I’ll change these from time to time but for now, the patterns are really nice I think and the overall site looks and feels like me so I’m very happy with it. I wanted something very easy to navigate, uncluttered and more professional looking without losing the handmade, tactile touches that I love so much.

I hope you like my new logo and the new decor8 blog – I’m so happy to reveal it! Thank you Mark and Simon from MWA Design, illustrator Samantha Hahn and my husband Thorsten who worked closely with Mark and Simon from beginning to end.

Posted by decor8 in News on July 11, 2012

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  1. escapade commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:10pm

    Beautiful! Love the new look Holly! x
    escapade´s last blog post ..Magnificent miniaudieres by Nada Sawaya

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  2. sarahs - redlinedesign® commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:11pm

    Hi Holly: your new site looks wonderful…and I love the new logo! Congrats..

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  3. Hilary commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:11pm

    Congratualtions Holly its beautiful, i love the decorate feature, the wood pattern is my favourite :-) Hilary
    Hilary´s last blog post ..Highly Recommended-Blogging Your Way E-course by Holly Becker

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  4. Katie Levett-Allen commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:14pm

    I love it Holly! I love the little details; the illustrations are beautiful – exactly how I picture your style, a natural extension of your ideas and work.
    I’ve changed my background to the Duck egg blue linen, I wonder which will be the favourite?

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  5. sandra commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:15pm

    looking grrrrreat holly bolly!!!! <3
    sandra´s last blog post ..Human/Nature

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  6. Titia Olieman commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:16pm

    Happy new blog style! Very stylish, love the dots on grey!

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  7. Ana commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:24pm

    I just love it!
    The colours are great and it feels cozy and welcoming!! Congratulations!!
    Ana´s last blog post ..Wednesday’s Break

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  8. brighton commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:27pm

    Looks so amazing!! Good job!!! Love the polka dots and gray!!! xoxo, brighton
    brighton´s last blog post ..My Uniform These Days

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  9. Annie commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:28pm

    It’s absolutely beautiful, Holley! Well done, all around!

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  10. Teri Roughen commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:32pm

    Looks gorgeous Holly! Loved the BYW site too! Teri
    Teri Roughen´s last blog post ..Huntington Gardens

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  11. Gretchen commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:34pm

    Congrats on the new design! Glad to see that you still kept a touch of whimsy to your blog! And the changing of the backgrounds is genius! Of course the aqua is my fav ;)
    Gretchen´s last blog post ..Prom Night

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  12. Ege Denne commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:37pm

    Very nice change :)
    I loved the other one too :)
    Ege Denne´s last blog post ..A dirty life!

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  13. Dionna Raedeke commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:44pm

    LOOKS fabulous, Holly!! Love the customizable background, too! All the best!

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  14. Lesley Myrick commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:44pm

    Holly, the re-design is lovely – and it’s so YOU! And being able to change the background is such a fun idea. Kudos to you and your design team! xo
    Lesley Myrick´s last blog post ..Etsy Shop Makeover!

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  15. tinajo commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:48pm

    Looks REALLY great, I´d love to change a little here and there at my blog too! :-)
    tinajo´s last blog post ..Rainy outside – but who cares?!

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  16. caroline @trend-daily commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:49pm

    Fabulous!! Great job everybody-it looks excellent. Looking forward to trying out the decorate bit too!! :-)
    caroline @trend-daily´s last blog post ..Styling Details….

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  17. Erica Cottrill (ericafpc) commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:01pm

    Love the new look Holly! It’s very fresh and lovely. I’m redoing my site and your new design gives me inspiration!

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  18. BODIE and FOU commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:03pm

    Beautiful!! I love the design of the tree and birds, very pretty and very you I think
    We are re-doing ours too, cant believe how much work this time this one took me but I’m pleased with the result, like yours it will have a simpler, cleaner look and will be available in English AND in French

    http://bodieandfou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/sneak-peek-of-new-bodie-and-fou-website.html

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  19. eleonora commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:03pm

    Congratulations! Looks absolutely nice!
    Very warm and cozy!

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  20. Aline commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:07pm

    BRAVO ! Congrats, it’s great! I love the new logo and the optional background!!!
    Aline´s last blog post ..Les Sardines

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  21. Memento Vivere commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:08pm

    Congratulations!
    It looks truly beautiful.
    Memento Vivere´s last blog post ..Sneak Peek

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  22. Georgina commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:11pm

    Gorgeous! So inspiring – I would love to design my own website (and take your blogging your way course). One of these days!
    Georgina´s last blog post ..Goosebumps: elderflower and gooseberry sorbet

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  23. Melanie @ MJ commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:11pm

    It’s absolutely gorgeous.
    Melanie @ MJ´s last blog post ..Pin-Wild! + Link Party

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  24. jenn commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:22pm

    the new design looks great. What a fun feature to allow readers to change the background. I went through them all and while I did like the triangles, I think I like the dots best. Good job to everyone.
    jenn´s last blog post ..Happy 4th 2012

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  25. barsella commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:25pm

    Love it!!!

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  26. Brooke H commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:26pm

    Beautiful Holly! Love the dot pattern, color palette, and fonts!
    Brooke H´s last blog post ..Blush Band Wardrobe Styling

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  27. tina commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:27pm

    Great Holly – looks beautiful and I loved the BYW site.

    One comment: the white logo and books, blog etc not as legible (against the white dots) as if it would be in a colour, even a faint colour. After all these headings are important to see… Really nice re-design everyone! Congratulations!!
    tina´s last blog post ..the unfinished project

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  28. Marit commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:28pm

    Gorgeous Holly! Love it. Love it. Love it!
    Marit´s last blog post ..A Little Birdy Told Me has Moved!

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  29. Anne commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:29pm

    Congrats for the new design!
    I chose the wooden background :)

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  30. Katherine commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:37pm

    Holly this is so lovely… I love the clean layout and curvy new logo!! And the background swatches are so fun! The e-course site looks beautiful as well. Well done!!
    Katherine´s last blog post ..Summer To-Do

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  31. Rachel commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:43pm

    It looks beautiful Holly! Congrats on your new site and your upcoming book! :)
    Rachel´s last blog post ..stitchfix review: box #3!

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  32. Tracey Fisher commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:45pm

    I really love it! So refreshing and the chance to change the background is genius – congratulations!
    Tracey Fisher´s last blog post ..Thank you … Merci!

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  33. Jenni @ Jarfly commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:46pm

    What a GREAT idea, the “decorate it” where you can change the wall paper of the site. Genius. As a fledgling blog designer I am certainly impressed and inspired.
    Jenni @ Jarfly´s last blog post ..Travel: Oregon Coast

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  34. Jessica Senti commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:49pm

    It looks awesome Holly! I love the changeable backgrounds! :) xo

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  35. Angie commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:52pm

    Looks fantastic ! especially love the grey triangle “decorate it” background !!

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  36. Elaine - Visual Meringue commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:56pm

    Looks lovely :) congrats.
    Elaine – Visual Meringue´s last blog post ..Bubba would be proud

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  37. Chedva commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 6:57pm

    Holly, the new design looks awesome! Love the gray and pastels together.
    Chedva´s last blog post ..Now I Know My (Vintage Letterpress) ABC

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  38. Samira commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:00pm

    I love the new design!! its beautiful!! miss your posts!!!
    Samira´s last blog post ..Frappe Refreshment

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  39. Giulia commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:06pm

    This is a lovely redesign. I remember you talking about it last year. The wait was worth it. I find it looks cleaner and a little more streamlined than your old look while still keeping illustrated elements.
    Giulia´s last blog post ..Abysmal back yard

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  40. Ulrike commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:07pm

    Very stylish! I just love the dots.

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  41. Melissa Condotta commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:09pm

    SOOO GOOD!!
    We’ve been waiting for the big reveal for weeks. I opened it at work and all the ladies just adored it.
    It’s clean and easier to navigate. Nice touch with the background options.
    Way to go everyone who worked on it.
    Congrats!!!
    Melissa Condotta´s last blog post ..The Food Queue

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  42. Iro ( Ivy) commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:09pm

    Congratulations to all of you who worked together on the redesign of the blog and the logo. Everything looks fresh, lovely and yet unmistakably “decor8’s Holly”!

    What a success! The various background possibilities are also just lovely. Love the planks one, as much as the triangles and the first one with dots.

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  43. decofairy commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:18pm

    …so beautiful.The new logo is so “clear”…awesome!

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  44. Patty commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:20pm

    Yay! I love it!!!! Congrats on the lovely new look.
    Patty´s last blog post ..Art Books for Children

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  45. Lauren commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:22pm

    Just lovely…your logo is wonderful, too!

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  46. Elizabeth commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:24pm

    Wow, love the new decorate feature. I have never seen a blog that does this! Very cool. Beautiful new logo too- nice and simple :)

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  47. Jessica @shimmerkai commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:31pm

    Lovely site! Fun background feature too
    Jessica @shimmerkai´s last blog post ..Unique LA!

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  48. em commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:36pm

    beautiful redesign! the font you picked is much more readable, and the customizable backgrounds is really nice!
    well done!
    em´s last blog post ..Marseille – Coup de coeur pour le Mama Shelter!

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  49. lebenslustiger commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:39pm

    It literally feels like entering and being in a real room! So you , Holly! Always love dots and the changing feature is so fun. The logo is just beautiful !
    lebenslustiger´s last blog post ..I Got Lucky!

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  50. anka commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 7:49pm

    Looks absolutely great! Congrats!
    anka´s last blog post ..{take 5 for creativity} star of the east

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  51. Cathy commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:02pm

    Wow Holly I love it!! Such a beautiful, simple design and the “decorate it” feature is such a lovely novel idea. Loving it!!!
    Cathy´s last blog post ..and the washi tape winner is…….

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  52. Marloes commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:12pm

    Love it! Congrats!

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  53. Jo Seaquist commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:15pm

    Great move, Holly. The site is gorgeous and streamlined. You’ve worked so hard on your brand and I think tightening everything up visually creates balance and highlights your style.

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  54. Anna @ Creative Mischief commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:20pm

    Wow! wow! WOW! Holly I love it. The changing background feature is the best bit. The whole design is so slick, clean and fresh. Fabulous, great job done. Was worth the wait.

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  55. Eleanor commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:21pm

    Looks fantastic! Congratulations!

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  56. samantha commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:52pm

    Love the new look, the colours and lay out are very easy on the eye and to navigate.
    samantha´s last blog post ..In the Garden.

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  57. Kristin commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:52pm

    Congratulations Holly, it’s gorgeous! I love the tree branch & birds at the top and the backgrounds options are beautiful.

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  58. Yaniss R. Letechipia commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:58pm

    Congratulations, I love it.
    It looks beautiful and is more easy to found topics.
    Well done!
    Yaniss R. Letechipia´s last blog post ..EXPRESION RÚSTICA

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  59. Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 8:59pm

    Wonderful, it’s GORGEOUS! I love the theme-switcher decorate thingie. The blue is my favorite… it’s so tranquil. :)
    Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com´s last blog post ..Recipe: Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

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  60. Louisa Blackmore commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:02pm

    Absolutely LOVE IT! I’m a sucker for spotty fabric and this is right up my street! Congrats on the new look.

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  61. Sukaina commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:09pm

    Oh Holly- what a gorgeous redesign….as expected from you :) I love love the decorate yoursef feature. It’s so fun and highly original- love the polka dots teh best though. You’ve now made me want to chnge my blog design and it’s only been a year since I did mine.
    Sukaina´s last blog post ..Eton Mess Trifle

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  62. Helen commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:17pm

    I love it Holly! Sometimes when my favourite blogs have a makeover it takes me a while to get used to the new look, but in this case I’m totally loving it already. I especially love the little buttons that let you change the background – such a cute idea!

    Your designers did a great job. Congratulations on a fabulous makeover.

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  63. Yolonda commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:20pm

    Looks fantastic! Very whimsical!

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  64. Andreia commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:24pm

    I love the new logo and the new fresh look of decor8! Congratulations Holly and everyone involved.

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  65. ursula (room to bloom) commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:35pm

    It’s gorgeous, well done everyone. The decorate It! feature is inspired – my decor8 now has a timber background : ) Congratulations Holly!
    ursula (room to bloom)´s last blog post ..kids interiors trends at playtime paris

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  66. Laura commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:38pm

    It’s gorgeous Holly! I love it! So pretty. Xxx

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  67. Sacred & Profane Designs commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:39pm

    Holly it’s amazing! And the “Decorate it” idea is genius!

    You could hold an annual competition for your readers and allow them to create different colour/texture versions for your “Decorate it” feature!

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  68. Sacred & Profane Designs commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:41pm

    Holly it’s amazing! And the “Decorate it” idea is genious!

    You could organize annual contests for the readers who want to create new colour/texture templates for your blog for the “Decorate it” feature!

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  69. Lisa commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:45pm

    A beautiful blog design! The “Decorate it” changeable background feature is fun and creative. Congratulations on a lovely new look.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..A Sunflower Morning…

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  70. Igor commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:47pm

    Fabulous, Holly! I love it!!! And how fun is the possibility to change the background??? Thumbs up!! Well done!
    Igor´s last blog post ..5 Happy Inspirations: Cabin Vibe

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  71. Jenny commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:47pm

    Holly, love the new look! Very pretty and refreshing…

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  72. Perlina commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:52pm

    waoooo, i love it !!!

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  73. Rachael @ ROCO Magazine commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 9:54pm

    Brill design – love the illustration! It’s great for the soul having a revamp xx

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  74. Tina Riddell commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:03pm

    Holly, the new site looks fabulous! What a great change! Congrats!
    Tina Riddell´s last blog post ..flower classes – 6 week floristry 101 class & a class for event and wedding planners

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  75. dunja commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:03pm

    hallo holly, dein neues seitendesign ist einfach grossartig! vor allem das interaktive dekorieren ist genial! wunderschön gemacht :-) herzliche waldgrüße, dunja

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  76. Louise of 30s Magazine commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:25pm

    Hi Holly,
    Congratulations! I love your logo and the decorate it option is brilliant! Samantha Hahn is so talented and I love her work. And thumbs up for the webdesign. Refreshing but still very you!
    warm wishes,
    Louise

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  77. Melanie commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:26pm

    I love the new look! I can imagine it must have been nerve racking coming up with something new (even though you were ready for the change and had talented help). Congratulations!

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  78. tasselflower (Mervi) commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:32pm

    Oh, this is very pretty! Clear yet crafty. I like.
    tasselflower (Mervi)´s last blog post ..Get more likes on Instagram

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  79. Claire commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 10:37pm

    Love the new look, very appealing!

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  80. Aidel.K commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 11:00pm

    Beautiful site! I’m having so much fun swapping out backgrounds; I currently have the weathered wood. The new logo really looks like it’s all one word–nice!

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  81. Marie @etincellestudio commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 11:02pm

    Loving the new site Holly! I was looking forward to see what you would come up with, no disappointment :-)
    I ma currently on holidays in France and will take some time (a lot) to explore the new site… I can’t wait!
    Are the pictures slightly smaller than before?

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  82. desiree - vosgesparis commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 11:10pm

    WAUW! I love it so fresh and soft at the same time… With the cute birds :) I love the calm color scheme , a really really beautiful job!
    Congratulations once more.. It must be a great day for you and I am sure you will enjly every minute of it
    hugs from Amsterdam, desiree
    desiree – vosgesparis´s last blog post ..Skulls + Stuff boxes {cheap styling ideas for little corners! }

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  83. Patti commented
    July 11th, 2012 at 11:41pm

    Love the redesign Holly and team! So many lovely details, like the texture of the follow buttons at the top. :)

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  84. MeAndBoo commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 12:18am

    I like it! My fav is the triangle background.
    MeAndBoo´s last blog post ..Rose's Delight – Pink Dragonfly Beaded Necklace by MeAndBoo

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  85. Cyn | decyng commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 12:25am

    Congratulations! it´s really nice. I love the idea of changing backgrounds!
    Cyn | decyng´s last blog post ..LV

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  86. Viv commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 12:46am

    Holly it is BEAUTIFUL. Well done. Congratulations!

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  87. Maaike commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 12:49am

    congratulations on the beautiful redesign Holly, and the Decorate It button is absolutely Fabulous! What a fantastic idea indeed, I love this ability to customize.

    xx
    Maaike
    Maaike´s last blog post ..Granny Squares

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  88. Sarah commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 1:03am

    Fabulous Holly! You are the leader in the blogging world, and it shows! ;-))
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Have you seen this phone??

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  89. Cora commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 1:24am

    Looks great Holly – Congrats and well done!

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  90. Jaine Fulcher commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:10am

    Wow your new look is stunning Holly – well done!

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  91. shanon commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:20am

    Eeep! I was wondering when this was coming! =) I’m currently “decorating it” with the 3rd to last one. Love it. =)
    shanon´s last blog post ..Our Year of Photos: week 27

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  92. Vicki Dvorak commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:33am

    Both sites look absolutely beautiful, Holly!!! I love the whimsical little illustrations and the gray polka dot background is so calming and sweet.

    Congratulations! xoxo

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  93. Vicki Dvorak commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:35am

    O.k., now that was fun…I just realized I can change the background pattern on Decor 8 by clicking on the “Decorate It” at the top of your blog! ha, ha. I’m easily entertained. ;)
    Vicki Dvorak´s last blog post ..Just a couple new photos …

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  94. Mina commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:40am

    Love your blog and the new look!
    xoxo,
    Mina

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  95. benedicte commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:51am

    Love it! It’s beautiful! Very soothing! Congrats!

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  96. Kristin Johnsen commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:52am

    LOVE the logo typeface! Really nice redo!

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  97. Catherine Bedson commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 4:21am

    The new design is wonderful Holly and the Decorate It feature fun and interactive, congratulations!
    Catherine Bedson´s last blog post ..Sydney Trip 2012

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  98. Serena commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 4:32am

    Love it Holly! Just gorgeous :)
    Serena´s last blog post ..Dogs of the Blogs: Pink Pistachio

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  99. Neethi commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:26am

    Love it Love it Love it…!! Its such beautiful site Holly!

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  100. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:45am

    Oh Holly! Love the new site! Looks amazing.
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Celebrating Grand Opening! {Pretty Pretty Cindy}

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  101. Lisa@CozyCondoLiving commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 6:23am

    Holly-I’ve been a student in your 2.0 class and have been loving it!!! Your new blog look is so easy to read and navigate. Great job!!! The little butterflies are very cute. I think your look represents a more mature (not old) Holly!!!

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  102. Merissa commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 7:03am

    Aloha Holly!
    The new makeover looks beautiful!!! I’m amazed at Mark’s ‘Decorate It’ feature. I’m having fun changing my backgrounds ;) It fits so well with your blog and decorating, cool! And how pretty are Samantha’s illustrations! Those birds on the branches, even the pencil at the comment section are all so wonderful! And so nice to see your lovely butterflies again. It would be super cool to have the butterfly flutter its wings when your mouse/cursor hovered over it, or even have the book turn its pages in your navigation area at the top ;) Just throwing that idea out there. The new decor8 is gorgeous! Congratulations! xo
    Merissa´s last blog post ..{Illustration}

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  103. Fatou commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 7:29am

    Very beautiful and fresh! I love the grey.
    Fatou´s last blog post ..Wee One’s Wall Gallery

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  104. Fatou commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 7:30am

    OK I LOVE how the background can be changed to different options! That is brilliant! I’ve never seen that before.
    Fatou´s last blog post ..Wee One’s Wall Gallery

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  105. jeans_and_smile commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 7:48am

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  106. Rieke commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 7:57am

    Really beautiful. Can’t decide which background I love most.

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  107. Melissa Jaine commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:17am

    Congratulations Holly – *adore* the “decorate it” buttons. It definitely feels like you, and I’m pleased it is similar to the BYW2.0 course blog as that was a very happy and lovely place to visit. :)
    mj.x
    Melissa Jaine´s last blog post ..Military Girl interview ~ Abbie

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  108. Fenny setiawan commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 9:10am

    Love the new look. It’s simpler than before but still representing your image and niche. Really well done!
    Fenny setiawan´s last blog post ..Wednesday picks: Chain bracelet

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  109. Nicole commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 9:32am

    Holly, I LOVE your new look! Fresh, clear, sweet, modern and you kept the butterfly! I feel like coming home. (Sometimes a make over left a feeling of: “Wohoo, what is going on here, kind of strange!”) The idea of Decorate it is so lovely!
    Nicole´s last blog post ..Sewing makes happy

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  110. Maria commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 10:10am

    Oh, Holly it’s lovely! I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait for your new book too!

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  111. Heather commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 10:28am

    Love the new look especially the polka dots!!! Congratulations on the new design. x

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  112. Ritika Lath commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 10:48am

    Awesome new design. Congratulations

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  113. MASmedia commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 10:56am

    Beautiful site! Congratulations.
    MASmedia´s last blog post ..Estudiar en verano. Summer study.

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  114. Gosia commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 11:15am

    Lovlier than ever!

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  115. Priti commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 11:37am

    Hey, Congratulations!!! This really looks beautiful….I heart it, especially the branches and the birds are so pretty…..wonderful layout and a perfect logo. Its so refreshing and easy going.
    Congrats once again.
    Priti´s last blog post ..What is Interior Decoration All About

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  116. ketaki commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 12:27pm

    Hi, Holly
    I absolutely loved the new look.
    Its refreshing,the pinks add the fun and glam and yet it looks soo earthy, friendly.
    I LOVED the decor8 font and SUPER LOVED the background ( the skethy traingles one)
    Thanks for all the great and refreshing posts. They are always a moodbooster.

    Looking forward for more and more and more… :)

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  117. Jennica commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 12:57pm

    Love the new look! Grey is a really nice color and makes the site looks both inspiring and calmto look at. The Decorate it-function was fun! :)
    // Jennica

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  118. Vasylysa Shchogoleva commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 1:08pm

    Congratulations!!!it’s an amazing work and I love your blog so much!thank you for your inspiring work!

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  119. Tracy A. commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 1:45pm

    I really like your new look, and especially like the ability to alter the background – how clever! Well done!
    Tracy A.´s last blog post .."Carols of gladness ring from every tree." ~ Frances Anne Kemble – Or at least they did till the hawks showed up!

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  120. Alexandra commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 1:48pm

    Oh I totally like your new blog design! It’s lovely to the eyes!

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  121. Jennifer Carroll commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:18pm

    Love it Holly!!! I just did a redesign on my blog and it was such an intense process I’m definitely hoping to not have to tackle it again for a long, long time! :-) Yours is absolutely serene and I love the “Decorate It” button!! How fun!!!! Congrats Sweetie!!!! :-)

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  122. Emily commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:56pm

    Oh Holly, I just love it. Brilliant new design and feel. I adore the illustrations and I am just loving playing with the Decorate It feature. Inspiring as always. x
    Emily´s last blog post ..And the winner is….

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  123. Kateri commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 2:56pm

    I really enjoy this new fresh look of your blog! And i have fun too playing with background! Félicitations!

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  124. sue commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:24pm

    the “decorate it” feature is inspired & i love the much cleaner, less fussy design this time around… very fresh & more than easy on the eye… also easier to use… congrats!

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  125. Petit Pastel commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:30pm

    I do like Your new site! It’s fantastic! Colors are wonderful! Greetings!
    Petit Pastel´s last blog post ..Kuchnia na niedzielę. Rosół

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  126. Ioanna commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 3:40pm

    Congratulations on the new web design and logo! :)
    They look absolutely wonderful.
    Ioanna´s last blog post ..On the universality of art

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  127. Jess commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:12pm

    This looks beautiful. I love the color scheme, and the arrangement doesn’t tense the eyes.

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  128. Cathy commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:14pm

    The “decorate it ” feature is fun , a cool idea I think will become very popular across the blog world.

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  129. Keia Mastrianni commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:25pm

    Love it, love it, love it! I feel like I’ve seen it somewhere else (BYW, of course)
    Navigation is great and you didn’t lose any handmade, tactile elements.
    Cheers, Holly!
    Keia Mastrianni´s last blog post ..GOODIES: My New Kitchen Attire 

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  130. Ashley {GirlyObsessions} commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 5:50pm

    The site looks great Holly! Congrats on all the hard work!! Love the polka dots, too :)
    Ashley {GirlyObsessions}´s last blog post ..My new skin obsession: Boo Boo Zap.

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  131. Joanne commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:24pm

    Hello Holly, I just wanted you to know that I check your blog often. Mostly at work when I just need a mental break… It changes my mood and brings me joy. Thank you.

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  132. Iris commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:28pm

    Holly, here is another happy reader; the design is wonderful and suits you like a well cut dress. And how great that I can change that dress too myself if I feel like it! Congrats, you did So So well.
    x Iris

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  133. Ani commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:39pm

    GORGEOUS! Congratulations. It’s perfect—everything good design should be. And I LOVE that cute Decorate it! feature. How fun! I think you just started a trend!

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  134. Laura Trevey commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:55pm

    Love Love Love the new design. The polka dots are so so great ~

    xoxo
    Laura Trevey´s last blog post ..Anthropologie Bedding

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  135. how2home commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:55pm

    We love the new look! It’s very you ;) Great design!
    how2home´s last blog post ..How to: Coca Cola Cupcakes

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  136. Inge commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 9:04pm

    It suits you perfectly! Although I’ve never met you it really looks great. Love the whole look and feel… Congratulations Holly, this is a place where many readers will feel cozy and love to come to get inspiration! I’m definitely entering for the next BYW class in October! ;-)
    Much love, Inge x
    Inge´s last blog post ..My latest adventures and lovely finds…

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  137. Kat commented
    July 12th, 2012 at 9:41pm

    Oooh Holly it’s so pretty and yet professional too, a fine balance but one you and the designers have achieved! I like the decorate it idea!
    And I love the logo, I like to think of the two little birds as being you and Thorsten! :)
    Love kat x
    Kat´s last blog post ..Wild jewellery… a book review

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  138. Sue commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 1:16am

    Beautiful redesign! I love the “decorate it” feature. Clear, sophisticated and fun!
    Sue´s last blog post ..Watercolor: Pink Geranium

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  139. Trina commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 6:49am

    Looks so great, Holly. I love everything about it…..and “decorate it” is so fun!
    xo . trina
    Trina´s last blog post ..Garlands

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  140. nathalie commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 9:00am

    Champagne !!!
    j’adore :)
    nathalie´s last blog post ..j’aime

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  141. Starlet commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 11:43am

    I know it must have been such hard work from everyone involved. Popping the champagne and throwing a virtual launch party for the new Decor8. Congratulations Holly, Thorsten, MWA Design and Samantha. You guys have done such wonderful work, it’s perfection!

    Holly, I suspect we will see a new business card soon ;-) ?
    Starlet´s last blog post ..What Should I Wear to Work with the Bougainvillea Flower Trend?

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  142. Cristina M commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 12:09pm

    Very good blog!!! I have just discovered it and I´m following already.
    I invite you to have a look to “mi blog by amo” and share ideas :)

    Cristina M

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  143. Ellie commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 12:29pm

    Love the new design Holly! I’m on the wooden panelling background at the moment!
    Looks Wonderful!

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  144. Megan commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 3:43pm

    Hey Holly! Super new look!! Love the grey, love the dots & I love the coordinated integration with the BYW site. Fresh, clean & inspiring!
    Xo Megan

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  145. Megan commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 3:52pm

    Hi Holly!
    Super new look…love the grey, adore the dots & especially like the coordinated design with the BYW site!
    Fresh, clean & inspiring!
    Xo Megan

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  146. hannah commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 4:55pm

    pretty naff really! how sad as your books are fabulous……note you dont publish negative comments but really this is a very dated look……we all know you can do MUCH better. MWAH!

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  147. Maureen commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 6:09pm

    Love the look, but then I went more subtle too this year! I really like the decor8 logo and font. I will however let you choose your own background. :)
    Maureen´s last blog post ..Flashback Friday: Oh What a Week

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  148. Janice commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 7:47pm

    Hello Holly-

    Everything looks super lovely!

    J
    Janice´s last blog post ..explorations: visual. touch. taste.

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  149. Paige commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 8:01pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look and that logo is FABULOUS. As a graphic designer, I commend the designers that worked on your brand. It is such a great visual representation of you, your site, and your style. Very well done. I just love it!

    Paige

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  150. Hollie@MiaFleur commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 8:02pm

    LOVE the new design Holly, it looks amazing!!
    Hollie@MiaFleur´s last blog post ..What Blogging Means to Me

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  151. Sandy commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 8:05pm

    I love the wooden background! A great design Holly, I like this fresh spirit.
    Sandy´s last blog post ..Food Styling & Photographie Workshop – zwei Tage auf Schloss Ettersburg

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  152. Rachel Hussni commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 8:34pm

    Sou do Brasil e sigo esse blog a alguns meses!

    Amo! Entro todo dia pra ver se já tem atualização…

    Amei o novo layout! Lindissimo!

    Beijos e até breve!

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  153. leslie commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 9:14pm

    Oh Holly, the site looks beautiful! Mark did a fantastic job!!! I am so excited for you!!!
    leslie´s last blog post ..Happy Spring

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  154. Desha Peacock commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 10:10pm

    Love the new colors, very calming to go with your pretty pictures/posts.
    Congrats!
    Desha Peacock´s last blog post ..Filming in Nantucket!

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  155. Noortje Bosma commented
    July 13th, 2012 at 10:30pm

    I’ve been following decor 8 for quite a while now, and i was really surprised by the change you made, in a good way! Though I think your blog is sometimes a little bit too girly, it doesn’t matter cause it always gives me the feeling that i’m welcome. I also saw your beauty category on pinterest, turns out we have the same sense for beauty. My jaw dropped several times haha, keep up the good work!
    Greets Noortje an illustration student from the Netherlands

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  156. Yasmin Hakim commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 3:22am

    Love the new look! Simple and pretty. I’m stuck on the wood panel design. Wallpapers – genius!
    Yasmin Hakim´s last blog post ..Design Star: Stephanie Owen

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  157. Heather B commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 3:22am

    Lovely re-design!!! I especially love how you can decorate Decor8, that’s fantastic!!!
    Heather B´s last blog post ..MY NEW FLOOR!!!!! WOOT!

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  158. Chrystina commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 3:32am

    I saw your new design a post or two ago (because I’m behind) and I saw the “decorate it” panel, but I didn’t realize what it did! This is too much fun!! And it makes me happy that Mark came up with it :) I’m excited for you.
    Chrystina´s last blog post ..other places to throw parties besides your home

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  159. elisa commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 3:34am

    holly, i love it. it really suits you. x

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  160. simrat kohli commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 5:12am

    Holly…. the blog look awesome!!!! loving the new look, so refreshing and as easy to navigate and get around….

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  161. Emma commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 5:22am

    A great new rethink and I adore the fact that we can customize. I will want this wood grain in my office next me thinks….mmmm

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  162. ANETTESHUS commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 11:07am

    Loooove the new look, Holly !!! <3

    xx
    anette
    ANETTESHUS´s last blog post ..COFFE TIME …

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  163. Sia commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 3:37pm

    Spectacular! :)

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  164. Caroline commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 3:43pm

    Congratulations. Looks nice.

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  165. Frida commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 6:59pm

    Concrats to the new look, it’s amazing! I am a Swedish interior design blogger and I just find your blog, consider yourself bookmarked. (My blog is in Swedish but my iPad-magazine is in English.)
    Have a nice day // Frida

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  166. Lilla huset på prärien commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 7:52pm

    it’s really beautiful Holly. they made a wonderful job. and I’m sure you helped a little. love the little bird.

    jenny from sweden
    Lilla huset på prärien´s last blog post ..Arbetsplats i sovrummet

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  167. Sheetal commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 9:44pm

    Looks very pretty. Love the tree branch, colourful flroals and birdies.
    Sheetal´s last blog post ..Easy Night Stand Idea

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  168. Mel commented
    July 14th, 2012 at 11:44pm

    Holly I love it! I especially love how we can decorate it ourselves, what a fantastic idea – so appropriate!

    Congratulations to you and all of your designers.

    Mel x
    Mel´s last blog post ..Please Be Seated

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  169. Shannon commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 1:38am

    OMG, holly! This is stunning! And the Decorate it is indeed fun! Love the aqua one best and I do hope you change it now and then cuz it’ll be even more fun to see what you choose!

    The new logo is awesome too, it so reflects your quiet and sophisticated elegance with that touch of fun…:)

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  170. Linda Merrill commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 4:56am

    Beautiful new design, congrats Holly!
    Linda Merrill´s last blog post ..Inspiration Board: New England Dream

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  171. Sarah commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 8:50am

    The new design is beautiful! It’s not distracting, but still so pretty to look at. I think it’s simply wonderful!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..You may have noticed…

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  172. Genelle commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 5:18pm

    Love the “decorate” feature to change the background — very clever!

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  173. Guada commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 9:09pm

    DIVINO!!! amazing ..love all the alternatives , I ve chosen the birds with the tourquoise background!

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  174. homestilo commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 10:22pm

    Looks great Holly! And the Decor8 It feature is so innovative.
    homestilo´s last blog post ..Blooming Beauty

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  175. Cez commented
    July 15th, 2012 at 11:25pm

    wow… so sweet grey… wonderful!!!!
    Congrats
    xxx
    Cez´s last blog post ..metal at home

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  176. Tara Hogan commented
    July 16th, 2012 at 4:57am

    Congrats Holly!!! The site is beautiful. I love Samantha’s work. We both went to Syr Univ together.

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  177. her billowing heart commented
    July 16th, 2012 at 9:05am

    thats so gorgeous! i love the floral one, 3rd to last, its amazing to think everyone can experience your blog differently :) so lovely!!!
    her billowing heart´s last blog post .."Per aspera ad astra"

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  178. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    July 16th, 2012 at 12:17pm

    Hola hola, well done you and the design team behind the new image of decor 8, loving the new look, logo, font choice, backgrounds, and over all design. I know how difficult and long journey can be to redesign your site/blog, as you are attached to it and can not see beyond certain things. I just relaunched mine, and it is being a stressful and sometimes painful process, but I am over the moon with the final result. Long life to decor 8!! and looking forward to the posts, have missed you young lady, but man you being busy…enjoy your soon holidays i will have to wait till October for mine, kisses from rainy London.

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  179. Dear Demoiselle commented
    July 16th, 2012 at 5:42pm

    Congratulations Holly, this looks wonderful! It looks clean and professional, like you say, but still sweet. I loved the “decorate it” function, how clever (I’m using background 6 now)!
    Dear Demoiselle´s last blog post ..Big journey

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  180. jeni commented
    July 16th, 2012 at 6:06pm

    lovely polka dots! so pretty… when will you update your email feed so it matches? That’s what I see every day in my in-box and it would be awesome if it was this happy, too! xo
    jeni´s last blog post ..Myriam + Jay {a dreamy Pawleys Island Wedding} South Carolina Wedding Photographer

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  181. Karyna @ Paper Squid commented
    July 16th, 2012 at 7:06pm

    Truly a redesign I love. It looks great. Clean but fun and great colors. :)
    Karyna @ Paper Squid´s last blog post ..Visual Explorations

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  182. S. Mendenhall commented
    July 17th, 2012 at 6:55pm

    I really like the new look. It’s clean, fresh and uncluttered, just like what you were looking for.

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  183. kathleen commented
    July 17th, 2012 at 7:00pm

    I love the style of your new blog but honestly I find it a little harder to read with all of the lightened areas……may be just my eyes getting older but wanted to be honest. Normally love the color scheme but for reading, just finding it a little off.

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  184. Erica commented
    July 18th, 2012 at 4:01am

    Adorable template.. loved the style
    :)

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  185. Bree @ Porter Design Company commented
    July 19th, 2012 at 10:52pm

    I was pleasantly surprised to see the new design when I came on your blog! I loved the old design, but this one is much cleaner and crisper. It gives fresh life into your already amazing blog! LOVE IT :)

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  186. Bukola commented
    July 22nd, 2012 at 8:51am

    Hello Holly,

    I am super late to this, but i just wanted to say congratulations on your new blog design. A much cleaner and refined look and still so totally you! As a longtime reader, I quite love and I am very happy for your success!

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  187. Sara commented
    July 22nd, 2012 at 5:06pm

    Congratulations!! It’s so beautiful!!
    Sara´s last blog post ..Style in unexpected places

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  188. Joanna Copestick commented
    July 23rd, 2012 at 9:39pm

    Holly and Mark, am loving the re-design. so much cleaner and easier to navigate. Many congrats.

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  189. bitsy commented
    July 24th, 2012 at 11:16pm

    I love it! So pretty.

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  190. helen commented
    August 27th, 2012 at 5:58am

    I love it, I am a blog bouncer.. meaning I go from blog to blog come back after a couple of weeks and see whats new, and bam I had to double check I was on the right site.

    It looks great Holly.

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  191. marilen commented
    September 1st, 2014 at 1:18pm

    Hello Holly!
    I love your new look. I am an interior stylist and because of you I was inspired to put up my own design blog marilen.ph. Love your site a lot! more power!

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