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Decorate Workshop: Sneak Peek!

I am wobbly kneed yet deliriously delighted to show you a sneak peek of a very special project that I began working on earlier this year that JUST arrived in my mailbox… but first, this is what my workroom looked like for 6 months of my life…

Planning Decorate Workshop

After months of planning, traveling, writing, editing… Copies of my upcoming decorating book, Decorate Workshop, which will be available in the UK, North America and Australia/New Zealand in October/November of this year and then in late winter, in German! Woweeeee! I nearly fainted as I opened my mailbox today because it’s such a big task to do a book, you wrap up totally exhausted from it, and then you are waiting for what feels like an eternity to see it in print. Cracking it open for the first time was a real high… Would you like to see it? Here is the American version from Chronicle Books on my bookshelf…

Decorate Workshop!

We just finished Decorate Workshop in July so I’ve not had tooooo long of a time to wait yet it felt like forever because the anticipation that an author and team feel to see their “child” delivered is undeniably off the charts – I’ve been happy, crabby, emotional, just a whole load of hormones as I waited by my mailbox for this book to arrive. It’s like a newborn child, getting the keys to a new apartment, buying a home, bringing in that newly upholstered sofa, landing on the soil of your dream destination, seeing your blind date after weeks of wondering whether he’ll be cute (and he shows up looking delish, oh my!)… The waiting period that went into realizing the dream is a rainbow of delicious, stressful, raw, draining, magical, crazy and hope-filled emotions. You’re pretty much a crazy person from the time you start writing until the day your book releases. (Here is a shot below of Decorate and Decorate Workshop. I love how Chronicle Books designed the spines to coordinate nicely when displayed together on a shelf. They are so committed to detail.)

Decorate Workshop!

My hope with this second book, which I’ve decided to write in the voice of my blog decor8 and to author solo, is that you will read every single page, scribble in the margins, highlight stuff with your neon yellow marker and write in the spaces that I’ve designated throughout the book for you to jot down notes, ideas, dreams… This book is all about tapping in to your personal style and turning your ideas and inspiration into something real in just 8 steps. (Below is a shot of the UK version of the book. The US version is softcover with a different jacket but that is the only difference. The UK version is hardbound. I’m so happy that Jacqui Small put my blog address on the cover, I think that’s pretty amazing!)

Decorate Workshop (UK cover)

Here are some spreads for you to peek at that follow. Decorate Workshop is filled with pretty photos that were shot by mostly Debi Treloar, the magical photographer and now a good friend who lives in London. Debi has shot around a million of the best looking books in the world so to work with her is always an absolute “pinch me is this really happening” moment. She is brilliant in every single way.

Decorate Workshop

Decorate Workshop

Decorate Workshop

Decorate Workshop

Decorate Workshop

Decorate Workshop

Decorate Workshop

In Decorate Workshop, I had the pleasure of selecting the homes and styling the rooms. We shot locations in the US and in Europe. I also pulled together lots of mood boards and more creative, inspirational vignettes that my husband photographed for the book – around 30 photographs are his. As the project wrapped up, we realized we needed more images but couldn’t book Debi as she had started a new project and so my husband jumped in and took the final shots that we needed to wrap up. It feels good that he had a part in this book, it’s nice to get the family involved in a project so close to your heart but furthermore, and the really cool part is, that the cover of the book was shot by him and the image on the back of the US version is also his photo – it’s our home and I’m so proud to say that 4 rooms are in the book from our house along with a breakdown of how I planned several of them from A-Z. I thought that with my 2nd book you may like to see my home but also to learn more about how I think when I’m planning my own space so you’ll get that in Decorate Workshop.

Decorate Workshop!

The book design was done by the talented and patient Sarah Rock and is super colorful and pretty to flip through, there are lots to look at and to inspire. I’m really proud of my team and of this book and hope that you’ll pre-order it as it’s now being sold at a very special rate and will be shipped to all who pre-order it first before you start seeing it in stores.

Decorate Workshop!

Decorate Workshop

It even comes with a very special gift – a French Fold book jacket that you can unfold, iron out and use as a poster – you can hang it on the wall to display. It’s an inspirational collage and is so very pretty with words, illustrated floor plans by my dear friend and rock star illustrator Samantha Hahn who did the beautiful floor plans in the book for us, and washi tape accents and pretty photos shot for this book. I just photographed it below after sticking it to the door of my cabinet so you can get a sense of scale, but it’s quite pretty and I’ve never seen this in a decorating book before so I’m hoping to start a trend because I think a book with a gift like this is very special and is what makes printed things so much nicer and more warm and fuzzy than only digital things.

French Fold ironed out

This is very exciting for me to share this news and to show off a wee bit too as I’m not really trying to show off but talking about an accomplishment can certainly come across as such… But I’ve had a tough few months since I finished this book as most of you know so it feels good to be back in a good place again now that I see the book and feel like it’s a really, really good and big accomplishment. I simply wanted to share a happy moment in my life with you today so thank you so much for your love and support and for listening and looking. :)

Decorate Workshop planning

By the way, I dedicated this book to all of you as you’ll see in the beginning near the table of contents because it’s so true – without loyal friends and fans where would an author be? Your support for Decorate, my first book that became an international bestseller and is now available in 12 languages, gave me the opportunity to write a second one so thank you for that because I truly love doing what I was meant to do for a living. It feels great to no longer be stuck in a cubicle at a corporate job as I once was before I made the leap, took a chance, started this blog and today, doing what I’ve been wanting to do since I was little. Thank you for giving me this, you guys!!!!!! And thank you to the homeowners and some of my blogger friends who are in this book too – so proud!

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Tell me, which one of the two covers do you like the most? I’m really curious!

(images: holly becker)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on September 19, 2012

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  1. Anne commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:13pm

    Wow! Congratulations!!

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  2. Anne commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:16pm

    PS My favorite cover is the US cover.

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  3. Jane commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:25pm

    Thanks for sharing a sneak peek! I’m so excited for this book – I have been searching for a resource like this for awhile. I can’t promise to highlight or scribble in the margins, though. Something about writing in books just feels so wrong to me!

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  4. decor8 commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:30pm

    @Jane – Ha ha I understand but there is space in this book for writing with blank line space and everything so it’s time to break free from tradition and go for it, girl!!! :) Write in your book, you can always buy a copy for writing and a copy for keeping spot-free for the coffee table too, I don’t mind. :) :)

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  5. Karen commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:48pm

    Congratulations for your new book!!
    It’s been a few years now hat I’m following your blog and love it but I’ve always been to shy to post a comment (I know, it’s stupid! ^_^; ). The great news of your second book pushed me to write you ^_^ .
    I’m French and I would like to know if you know if your new book is going to be published in French also? I don’t know if I can wait for it to be published in French, I’m impatient to read it!

    By the way, my favorite cover is the US one.

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  6. Ellen Crimi-Trent commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:52pm

    way to go Holly!! I hear ya about the birth of a book- just finished art for my books due to be in stores in May- I think I will drink champagne next to them in the store!

    Cant wait to see this book- are you doing another tour?? this time instead of lunch it should be cocktails!!

    congrats!!
    Ellen Crimi-Trent´s last blog post ..August print giveaway!!

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  7. Andreia commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:56pm

    Added to my wishlist. I hope to have it soon, on my bookshelf side by side with your first book. Congratulations Holly!

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  8. H is fir Home, Adelle commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 6:56pm

    Congratulations Holly, another fabulous book!

    You gave H is for Home one of our first big bits of exposure on your blog and we’re forever thankful. We’ve been following you for years and are so impressed with all you’ve accomplished – you’re a HUGE inspiration! xxx

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  9. ewenique commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:01pm

    I like the cover of the US version but prefer the back of the UK version.

    Good job!
    ewenique´s last blog post ..that’s chartreuse to you!

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  10. Paula commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:04pm

    Yay! Im so excited for this book! My fave cover is the UK one…Love it!

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  11. Pretty Dandy Homewares commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:06pm

    How exciting!! You write so beautifully, Holly, I already feel excited and all I’ve done is read this post and look at the photos! I can’t wait to see the book in real life. Well done and congratulations!

    Becky
    x

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  12. Jillian commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:18pm

    Congratulations, Holly! I pre-ordered quite a while ago, so I’m really excited to see this sneak peek. I’m most looking forward to seeing the images of your home and read more about your creative process.
    Jillian´s last blog post ..From my Favorites: Rose Violet

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  13. Trudy commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:19pm

    Congratulations! UK edition pre-ordered! Like both covers, but UK one has my “wedding font” which must make that one my fave!

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  14. Annie commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:20pm

    So amazing!!!!! Congratulations!! It looks positively perfect, and you should be so proud of yourself. It’s so tough to choose but I think I prefer the US front cover and the UK back cover hah. But all look fantastic.

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  15. Theresa commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:21pm

    Congratulations! Your book looks amazing. You must be so proud!
    I choose the UK version your name stands out with more prominence.

    I am curious as to why the two different covers?

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  16. Nici commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 7:46pm

    Congratulations to your new baby, Holly! Wow, you are such a hardworking and busy bee!
    I’ve loved your first book and I’m sure, the second one will be fantastic, too! As an interior architect I do interior design consultations and workshops for several years , and can only say: All thumbs up! I recommend your book ever and ever again! …and waiting impatient for the next one (and a great bookparty in Berlin???)!

    Nici
    Nici´s last blog post ..Kissen, Kissen, Kissen!

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  17. Michele commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:02pm

    Congratulations on your second book. I can’t imagine how great it feels to have a book coming out (your second!)

    I like the photos best on the US front cover, but I like the typography better on the UK cover. I like the UK back cover best.

    PS–Is Leslie Shewring ever going to do another “Color Me Pretty” column? I really miss her posts. She hasn’t posted on her own website since last spring either. I hope she is busy with good things, but I really hope she comes back to Decor8 and her own website too.

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  18. ines commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:03pm

    Hi Holly!

    I love the country UK, but this time I have to confess, I like more the cover for the US-market. I think I like it more, because it is more turquise. Yes, I like the colours of the cover better and the back is cool as well, even the UK one showes more from the inside of the book I guess. Which I like a lot, to see what will be inside. Thanks for showing us. Have fun.

    ines
    ines´s last blog post ..Washi-Tape

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  19. All things nice... commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:18pm

    Holly,

    Well done, it looks brillant, love both covers, I think I perfer the Uk one as the text really stands out and I like the font used. I perfer the US back cover though :) Saying that either cover would attract me to buy your book. Looks amazing. Congrats and looking forward to getting a copy of it

    All things nice…
    All things nice…´s last blog post ..All things nice… Shortlisted

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  20. Cindy commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:27pm

    A decorating workshop I signed in for is probably being cancelled. This book is a great alternative.
    Cindy´s last blog post ..Instagram

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  21. Anu commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:35pm

    Congratulations! Looks so beautiful and inspiring, can’t wait to flip through the pages and smell that gorgeous smell that new books have! I preordered one as my birthday gift already in July, so I’m really exited to receive my copy soon:)
    Yay, I’m truely happy for you!
    Anu´s last blog post ..Industrial home in Sweden

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  22. decor8 commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:38pm

    @Michele – Leslie took the summer off to be with her young children, but she is going to return to blog land soon and she is working on her next Color Me Pretty story as we speak- she will have it on decor8 this month! :)

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  23. Laura M. commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:45pm

    So exciting! Can’t wait to get my copy…. Love both covers, but I’m a sucker for swoopy handwriting, so the UK version has a slight edge over the US version. That said, I will be thrilled to have the US version on my shelf soon, and I love Chronicle’s sturdy paperback binding (yes, I am a bit of a bookmaking nerd). Thanks for being such an inspiration to the rest of us to get out there and realize our dreams!

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  24. Wendy commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:47pm

    Congrats Holly, your book looks great! The UK is my favorite. I love the colors and the ‘workshop’ font. Just placed a pre-order, can’t wait!

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  25. Chrystina commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:54pm

    I’m from the US. I like the cover of the US book. I like the back of the UK book. Either way, the book looks incredible, great work!!!
    Chrystina´s last blog post ..if I were a…

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  26. kelly commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:01pm

    I LOVE the UK one. LOVE it. In fact, even though I have pre-ordered my US version (I’m in the US), I am sorely tempted to find a UK version to get for myself and gift the UK one. Orange and purple? Yes, please!

    Meanwhile, congratulations on the book, Hollie and thank you so much for writing it. If the timing works out, I *should* be in a new house right about the time it comes out (fingers crossed — submitting an offer today!) so this is perfect timing. :)
    kelly´s last blog post ..Postcardy Fun

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  27. Kimberly Senn commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:07pm

    Gorgeous, Holly! Congratulations!
    I like the US front cover and the UK back cover, but they’re both lovely and I know this will be a fabulous resource! Can’t wait to get my copy.
    Kimberly Senn´s last blog post ..You Should Know About This App.

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  28. Janell Beals commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:08pm

    Now this is a book I’m excited to get my hands on! Congratulations! Janell

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  29. Eleanor commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:13pm

    Wow, it looks gorgeous! I’m still enjoying and still finding new things in your first book, and now I can look forward to devouring a second. Congrats!

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  30. Marloes commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:19pm

    Congratulations! It looks lovely! Can’t wait to find it in my mailbox too ( with the UK cover, it seems lighter somehow).

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  31. Orit commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:25pm

    Dear Holly,
    Enjoy the moment!! Great to hear your excitement. I can’t wait to get myself a copy!
    I also deeply identify with how grateful you are for doing what makes you happy. I quit a comfortable hi-tech position to pursue my dreams, and I’m thankful for that every day.
    All the best!
    Orit
    Orit´s last blog post ..עיצוב שולחן חג

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  32. Patty Pittala commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:38pm

    I am a newcomer to your blog and I love your inspiration.
    Never apologize for a job well done and for feeling proud- we want to share in what you’re doing and how you feel. That’s where the inspiration comes from.
    The idea of a poster is a wonderful bonus detail too- congratulations!

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  33. Desiree commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:42pm

    I was so excited to see this… I scrolled down really really slow and there it was:))) I am so honored and happy to be part of it .. And from what I see it was worth all the wait ;))

    Looking forward seeing it in real life and give you a big hug …
    Thanks so much
    PSI love the UK version best, great typography on the cover ;)
    Desiree´s last blog post ..BACK …. to the wonderful world of Sukha Amsterdam

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  34. melinda ke commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:47pm

    Congratulations on book #2, it looks just as beautiful as the first one!

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  35. FrauSchmitt commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:57pm

    So excited to see your new book, Holly. I pre-ordered the US- version, the cover of it just appeals more to me.
    You really rock!
    FrauSchmitt´s last blog post ..Reading corner – FrauSchmitt’s best buy

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  36. FrauSchmitt commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:59pm

    @decor8:
    Great News! I’m really looking forward to reading Leslie again!
    FrauSchmitt´s last blog post ..Reading corner – FrauSchmitt’s best buy

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  37. Laurence commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:06pm

    Congratulations! I prefer the US Bookcover. But what about France ? In winter it will be published in German , you said, Don’t forget the Frenchies !

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  38. Michele commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:15pm

    @decor8: Thanks for replying, Holly. While I love all your other posts, I’m also very happy to hear that Leslie will be back on Decor8 soon.

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  39. laura de wilde commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:36pm

    congratulations! looks fabulous! will wait for it to hit the stores here in Amsterdam.

    and did I spot a book by Sarah Midda on your shelve? I have same copy, I quess for more than 30 years now and still love it.

    bye,
    laura

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  40. Megan commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:38pm

    How thrilling. Well done you. Both covers are great, although I think I prefer the US version. Can’t wait to see the Australian edition …

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  41. Scandi Coast Home commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:44pm

    Hi Holly,
    I’ve already pre-ordered my copy.
    I really like both covers but especially the US one because of the aqua banner on the front……
    I’m soooooo happy for you and I greatly admire your achievement!
    Have a great day!!!
    Tania (from Australia) xx
    Scandi Coast Home´s last blog post ..BriGhT SunnY DaYs

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  42. Tracy A. commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:54pm

    How wonderful! Congratulations!!!!!
    Tracy A.´s last blog post .."Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  43. Margarita Lorenzo commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 10:56pm

    Well done Holly, it is being a long journey and lots of hours but the book looks great and I am sure you are feeling over the moon, looking forward seeing you in London at the book’s launch.

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  44. leasa mensing commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 11:07pm

    Congratulations! it looks sooo stunning.. i can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  45. Michelle commented
    September 19th, 2012 at 11:09pm

    Can’t wait! I pre-ordered mine. I wish we didn’t have to wait till November!!

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  46. Fleababe commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:00am

    Mazel Tov, as we say here in NYC. I prefer the UK cover because I love how the purple and orange both look using those fonts. But the US cover is terrific, too.

    Looking forward to reading it…And to book number 3, whenever you figure out the subject matter.

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  47. Paula commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:54am

    I prefer the US.

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  48. Patti Garland commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 1:50am

    Wow, it looks fantastic; can’t wait to get it! Congratulations!!!

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  49. eather prins commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:00am

    wow this looks amazing!!

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  50. Kinga commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:54am

    Congrats Holly! It looks so lovely….can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!…I for one am glad you’re showing it off…It’s a great accomplishment and you should be (probably are) over the moon excited! Well done!
    Kinga´s last blog post ..ABC’s…

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  51. Corenne commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:27am

    Love the new book. I am very excited to see it. When are you coming to Australia. I don’t want to miss you!!!!!

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  52. Laura K Aiken commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:34am

    Hi Holly! Oh can’t wait for this one! How exciting for you and your fans. You asked which cover we liked best.. I like the UK front and the US back the best. Wouldn’t you know someone would say that. :) Congratulations on your new baby.
    Laura.

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  53. katherine commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 3:55am

    I really love the US front and the UK back… I was just wondering why they are different?

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  54. Desha Peacock commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 4:07am

    Wow, so happy for you. Both book covers are delightful, I simply cannot wait to get my pre-order. You should be very, very proud. xo Desha
    Desha Peacock´s last blog post ..Thrift Fashion Party!

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  55. samantha hahn commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 4:36am

    well done! so proud of you!! YOU are the rock star.

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  56. Jaclyn commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 5:13am

    Such a huge accomplishment Holly you should be proud! Can’t wait to get my copy soon and crossing fingers that this book might take you to Australia (finally!) for a book tour! x

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  57. Fatou commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 6:05am

    Congratulations Holly! It looks wonderful and I really like the US cover. The last book I liked the UK cover more. :). Going on to place my pre-order.

    Fatou
    Fatou´s last blog post ..Simple Pleasures

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  58. fenny setiawan commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 7:29am

    Holly, I just pre order the US version. I love both version btw, but US is normally deliver faster to Malaysia than UK. And estimated arrival to Malaysia will be mid Dec 2012 or early Jan 2013. It seem so long haha… but I am sure it worth the waits.

    I am excited to see corners of your house too. I still once in a while flipping through Decorate for ideas though, may be I re read more than ten times since I bought them last year :).

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  59. Galatina commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 7:58am

    Congratulations. My favourite’s the UK version – but that’s maybe because I’m British so it’s aimed at me.

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  60. Valentina commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 9:49am

    Wow Holly!Thank you for sharing with us your emotions and satisfactions!!! I ordered your book and can not wait to have it in my hands! The cover of my favorite is the UK version!
    hugs
    valentina
    Valentina´s last blog post ..Idee in ordine sparso #1

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  61. Carla commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:04am

    Congratulations!
    I am about to embark on my own ‘project house’, basically making my house more of a home and I was at a loss of where to go for inspiration, your book is the perfect thing I was looking for to help me out! Definitely going to be on my next book shopping list-thank you!

    Carla
    Carla´s last blog post ..Lazy Wednesdays

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  62. Anni commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:04am

    Holly, I’m normally a very silent reader of your blog. When you already have a hundred-and-something comments for a post, it always feels like mine would just blend into the crowd, wouldn’t matter so much and anyway, somebody else might have already told you the same thing I was going to say.
    But today I want to take the time to tell you how much I love your blog. It’s such a happy place, cause you always show us so beautiful things and rooms and everything. And I really like your writing.
    So I’m quite happy that another book of yours is going to be published! And it really looks amazing! I always like a little sneak-peek and browsing a book before buying it. I also like to hear the story behind a book. So please don’t feel like a show-off, this post is highly appreciated.
    Thanks for being there!
    Love,
    Anni
    P.S. I like the US-Cover a tiny bit better, but they’re both great!
    Anni´s last blog post ..Die kleinen Dinge im Leben

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  63. carla commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:40pm

    Hi, be proud girl and keep up the great work.

    Will it be translated into Dutch or is it just in English?

    Where do I order the best to Holland?

    Thanks, have a nice day.

    C@RL@

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  64. decor8 commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 1:07pm

    @Carla – I think you can contact Rick Lightstone at The American Book Center in Amsterdam and ask to order it in English and he’ll arrange that. His contact information is: lightstone45 AT zonnet.nl.

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  65. Caroline commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:05pm

    Looks lika eyecandy to me. My christmasgift to…. me.. :)
    Great job. Where can I purchase it in Sweden?

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  66. Marianne commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 2:39pm

    I am looking forward to the book! I like the US version of the cover a lot. I have the US version of Decorate, I ordered it at Bookdepository. I might order this book there as well (if they have US version there).

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  67. Mnêmosunê commented
    September 20th, 2012 at 7:16pm

    Oh, oh ! Added to my wishlist !
    My favorite cover is the UK one :)
    Mnêmosunê´s last blog post ..Je potasse mes classiques

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  68. Traveling Mama commented
    September 21st, 2012 at 8:20am

    I am so excited for you! I already have my copy on preorder from amazon uk!
    Traveling Mama´s last blog post ..more of {greece}

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  69. Sally commented
    September 21st, 2012 at 10:42am

    Hi Holly, Congrats on your book, what an achievement! I’m from the UK and actually prefer the US cover of the book..think it looks more contemporary. Will definitely be looking it up on amazon! :)

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  70. Diane Belanger commented
    September 21st, 2012 at 12:50pm

    Great news. I love the first and pre-ordered this one. I’m getting the US cover (I am from Canada) but prefer the UK because of the orange color that I find unexpected.

    Good job!

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  71. Nathalie - Regards et Maisons commented
    September 21st, 2012 at 4:20pm

    Félicitations pour ce magnifique livre. Et en france , il va être disponible? La couverture UK a ma préférence.
    Nathalie – Regards et Maisons´s last blog post ..Chez moi, du rouge et du gris

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  72. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    September 21st, 2012 at 10:09pm

    Squee! Swoon! Yipppee! YAY! I simply cannot wait for my copy to arrive and I am so, so happy for you hunnie! Speaking of rock stars! You are IT, my friend! Can I pretty, pretty please help out when you come to NYC on THIS book tour? :) Pleeeeassse? :) It looks SO beautiful, hunnie and I simply can’t wait to scribble and doodle and jot down my dreams & plans in it. The poster that comes inside is such a wonderful touch. Leave it to you, to think of something like that. YAY!
    xoxo
    Melis
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Closer to home

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  73. stephanie @ Baba Souk commented
    September 22nd, 2012 at 12:07am

    I loved your first book and can’t wait to add this one to my collection! You are inspiring!

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  74. Laura Gaskill commented
    September 22nd, 2012 at 3:19am

    Oh Holly! This is so beautiful, and I LOVE the idea of including a poster, I already know just where I will put mine :) Gorgeous covers, page layouts, and I can’t wait to read it cover to cover…thanks for the peek! Maybe I’ll see you on your US tour again, xoxo Laura
    Laura Gaskill´s last blog post ..Happy Weekend! (& Corners of Home)

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  75. Kathy commented
    September 22nd, 2012 at 5:58am

    I loved your first book and I’m really looking forward to this one. (I prefer the UK cover and the US back cover.)

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  76. Kat commented
    September 22nd, 2012 at 1:55pm

    Holly
    Your books are always so full and overflowing with information and inspiration, infact an exact balance of both! I really like the fold out cover that’s such a unique idea and one I’m sure will be copied!
    My personal preference cover style wise is the US version, especially Thorstens photo on the back, but then maybe because I like that pink and white room. How lovely to have him be a part of the creation of the book and to also have your home featured inside.
    I saw on FB your invite to BYW members to anthropologie and was just so down about not being able to make it, despite being in England, London is like the Moon to me, for reasons you know.
    But one thing I’m well versed in is Patience so with that as an ally I’m knowing that one day I’ll be able to come to London to see you.You just have to keep writing and producing such gorgeous books ok?!

    I don’t really need to wish you success with the new book because that’s assured, but I will say how very proud I am of you and how your humble way of meeting with all the success, is so very you and very wonderful in itself.
    You are staying true to the person that began decor8 and true to the little girl who had the dream of writing books and that’s inspiring.
    Love and light kat xox
    Kat´s last blog post ..Pressed flowers from summer

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  77. Lisa commented
    September 23rd, 2012 at 10:53pm

    Congratulations! It looks great. My favorite cover is the UK one.

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  78. Lucianna Samu commented
    September 24th, 2012 at 2:10pm

    Love this. Looks like I’ll be getting an early Christmas present.
    Both covers are great but I lean toward the UK. Best of luck!
    Lucianna Samu´s last blog post ..Honesty IS the best policy

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  79. trina commented
    September 24th, 2012 at 6:14pm

    Yay, Holly! Congrats! So happy for you. Dreams come true….and I have to say you are such an inspiration! I’ve enjoyed taking your BYW class and meeting you on your last book tour in Chicago and just couldn’t be happier for you. I hope you enjoy every moment of success. You’ve worked so hard and you deserve it. Cheering you on from Chicago!
    xo . trina
    trina´s last blog post ..Monday Mess . The Mental Kind

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  80. mimmi commented
    September 26th, 2012 at 6:09am

    Wonderful!! (that would be the books and you) …I love the UK front cover, and the US back cover. Can’t wait…

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  81. anne marie commented
    September 26th, 2012 at 1:12pm

    this will be a great read for many months!

    you totally deserve this…you always bring us fantastic images and stories

    xo+blessings,
    anne marie
    anne marie´s last blog post ..my tuesday….

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  82. Ines commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 8:40am

    Hi Holly!

    Congratulations the book seems amazing! How can I do to get it if I live In France?
    Thank you for your answer!

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  83. Susan commented
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:25pm

    I think I prefer the UK cover. It has your name more prominently displayed and is a bit more joyous and bold.

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  84. Sandra commented
    April 16th, 2013 at 4:25pm

    Hi Holly

    I loved your first book so much and I was so happy to read, that there will be a second book from you. I fell in love with it and wrote a little little review on my blog. Hope you like it although I am not sure if you can read German. But maybe your husband can translate a little bit. ;-)

    I am so excited to read more about your third book. And I hope you will provide your fans with details on it soon. :-D

    By the way: I was a student on your Blogboss e-course. It was very inspiring AND FUN! Can´t wait for the photography workshop in October.

    Have a lovely day,
    Sandra
    Sandra´s last blog post ..Bunte Altbauwohnung von Daniel und Anika

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  85. Aubery commented
    August 27th, 2013 at 2:21pm

    I like the Uk cover better

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