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Thank You, Bloggers!

December 1, 2012

You may be hearing a lot about my book on decor8 for the next week or so. There is a blog book tour being sponsored by my publisher, Chronicle Books, and so each day 2-3 bloggers in North America are reviewing the book publicly on their blogs. The schedule is listed here, but I want to thank all of the bloggers who participated this week – each of them are listed below.

Thank You, Bloggers!

Poppytalk review, “The process Holly has come up with is really practical and is a brilliant way to approaching your space.” You can read this post too where Poppytalk had an interview with me.
Sacramento Street review, “I’ve been following Holly Becker of Decor8 for years and years (since 2006) – it’s one of the first blogs I started reading. It ultimately inspired me to start Sacramento Street over three years ago… In Holly’s second fabulous book, she shares all of her design secrets and also the eight step process/workshop to help you transform a home or room that will reflect your personal style. Holly asks questions throughout the book that will have you getting one step closer to your perfect interior style. It’s a brilliant way to approach design!”
A Creative Mint review, Decorate Workshop is the, “Second fabulous decorating book by Holly Becker of Decor8. I have had the absolute pleasure of knowing Holly for three and a half years now, we have worked, traveled and spent countless hours laughing and chatting together. She is a fantastic teacher and wow, does Holly ever have an incredible eye for design. She just gets it, design and decorating are innate for her.”
Horray review, “One of my favorite details is the cover jacket that unfolds to a poster-sized page full of photos.”
Design For Mankind review, “Read It… Decorate Workshop is the perfect go-to book… A workbook for the decor-obsessed, it’s filled to the brim with color schemes, pattern ideas, space planning, budget tips and even radly helpful checklists.”
Decorology review, “Great tips and eye candy!”

Thank You, Bloggers!

Bloesem review and interview with me. “I really enjoy how Holly writes both on her fabulous blog as in her books…What makes ‘Decorate Workshop’ different from her first title… well … lot’s more interaction with us the readers. Yes, Holly makes it easy via a ‘one step at the time’ guide throughout the book helping you to start decorating or renovating your own space. It’s almost like she’s there with you, telling you what you should be doing next. The book helps you come up with your own ideas instead of Holly telling you what’s nice and what’s not. That’s what we believe the best part.” Win a copy of Decorate Workshop on Bloesem here.
Design Muse review, “One of my favorite sections is “Organize Your Ideas” where Holly talks about how to create mood boards. I love creating mood boards and use them daily in my own graphic design process. They are a great tool for decorating and any other creative project.”
The City Sage review, “Nothing will ever replace the satisfaction of holding a book in our hands, of smelling its fresh pages. And a book by a blogger and community leader like Holly Becker of Decor8? That is a triumph for us all. Holly brings us her second book, Decorate Workshop. It’s the follow up to her her hugely bestselling Decorate, but I have to say that as much as I loved her first volume, this second offering is even better. Don’t get me wrong, I love interiors eye-candy as much as the next girl, but the how-to approach of Decorate Workshop is so darn useful!”

Thank You, Bloggers!

It’s so exciting to read what each one had to say about the book and also to share what they liked about it. I think it’s really cool to see how some took photos – I can wait for next week to see how the bloggers participating will present the book. It’s extremely exciting for me and I also want to thank you all for your support and encouragement, I had a really tough summer as you know in my personal life but now I’m back to normal and feeling fine (which is really nice because I felt like I would be in that little mouse hole feeling sorry for myself for a very long time!). Now that the book is out there, and I’m reading your reviews, I feel comforted and happy. And I’m glad I came out of my mouse hole, too. Thank you for your love!

AND there are some other special bloggers out there who recently ordered my book and were so kind as to post reviews on their blogs this week which felt like a huge celebration for me online all week long between the blog book tour and the other supportive friends posting about Decorate Workshop. Here are reviews that came in from some very nice blogs…

Apartment Therapy review, “From blogger to bestselling author, Holly Becker brings you fresh ideas and endless inspiration. Decorate Workshop is a valuable planner for any home stylist.” You can also enter to win a copy of the book here.

IDA Interior Lifestyle review, “I like the personal approach of this book, like an informal chat with a friend, the same attitude that she (Holly) shows writing on her blog; I like that in every section you can find blank pages to “interact” with Holly. She asks you to answer on several questions, she gives you the tools to find your decoration way and she offers her experience; and finally we can see the pictures of the lovely apartment that she shares with her husband in Hannover!”

Do What Your Love review, “Fab new book! It is full of inspiring images (think the best of Pinterest interior pictures in a book!) and walks you step by step through the decorating process. Holly helps you analyse what kind of style works for you and helps you plan exactly what kind of rooms you want to live in.” You can also win a copy of the book here.

I want to personally thank each of you ladies for being part of my book tour this week and I can’t wait for the final group of bloggers next week to see what they have in store for me. This is fun and gives me such a glow, so thank you again for the support and encouragement. :)

(images by the wonderful hooray blog)


  • Reply guada December 1, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Dear Holly I´ve purchased your book yesterday through Amazon, I cant wait!!!! to get it though it´ll take a month to mail it all the way to Argentina!!!!!! you need your editors to check latin america distributors!!!!!

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey December 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I just purchased this at Anthropology and read it in the parking lot! I love its simplicity and WOW factor. Truly brilliant…very well done. I enjoyed it very very much!

    • Reply decor8 December 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      @Jocelyn – OH THANK YOU! I am happy to hear that you found a copy at Anthropologie – I didn’t realize they stocked it (I live in Germany so I don’t know where Decorate Workshop is being sold yet). Thank you for saying hello and for buying my book!!!!

  • Reply Ilaria December 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks Holly for citing my review!
    A lot of my italians friends and followers bought your book as a “self present” for Christmas..they will not be disappointed ;-)

  • Reply meplusmolly December 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I have just put this, not only on my wishlist for Christmas for someone else to gift me (my list seems to be mostly books!) but I have also just ordered a copy to give to my sister. She has just moved and has to go through a few months of work and building before she has a space(s) to decorate. I thought this would give her (+husband) inspiration and ideas to help them through the waiting and messy build phase!

  • Reply michelle husin December 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I just bought this book after following A Creative Mint blog and Decor8 blog. I am very inspired by your step by step and very detailed view on decorating. I definitely would recommend this book to any bloggers and decorators out there. Definitely a MUST HAVE!!! Thanks Holly!!! x

  • Reply Magdalene Jeou March 29, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Hi Holly,

    I love your book and have shared it on my facebook. I would like to subscribe to your newsletters but I do not have a blog URL, how can I go abou it?

    Happy Easter!

    Thank you

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