Hello, I’m Holly Becker and I launched decor8 (pronounced dek-uh-reyt as in decorate) in 2004 as a small interior design studio in Boston while a student in design school. In 2006, I started this blog to document my decorating inspirations and to reach like-minded people with a passion for interiors. Nearly a decade later, this is still my favorite place to share and connect with others. Today, I’m a wife and mother to my sweet one-year-old little boy, and my blog has grown into a bonafide business and brand. I have written a series of best-selling books published under the “Decorate” series that are available in nearly 20 languages worldwide and host a series of e-courses for my other business, Blogging Your Way. My next book in the series will be published in 2016. This blog has become an award-winning leader in the vast world of interiors and lifestyle blogs, which I credit largely to my loyal readers and dear friends who share my blog with others. I never imagined writing a blog would take me so far and that it would allow me to do work that I love for a living including writing, interior styling. traveling, working with leading brands, teaching and giving lectures at some of the most influential design and industry fairs in the world.
Lisa Nieschlag (Liz) is an award-winning graphic designer and co-founder of Nieschlag + Wentrup, an agency for communication design. She is also a mother, cookbook author and food photographer (she just finished her 8th cookbook!) and teaches food styling & photography workshops in NYC and in cities across Germany. She’s also co-founder of the blog Liz & Jewels.
For decor8, Liz shares a delicious recipe in her once-monthly food column with a focus on baking something delicious for sharing with family and friends.
Award-winning writer, stylist and photographer Holly Marder covers interior and lifestyle topics on her blog, Avenue Lifestyle, and writes for several prominent magazines in Europe. She was also the recipient of the Best New Blogger award by vtwonen magazine in 2014. Born in South Africa, Holly emigrated to Australia at the age of 11 and has spent the last 8 years living in Europe, with her Dutch husband and young daughter. Holly photographs homes with a focus on family life for decor8 where she shares her home tour column once monthly.
*Holly Becker has contributed to publications such as Domino magazine (columnist, trends and market), Real Simple (columnist, decorating), Cookie (columnist, home tours), HGTV online, The Boston Globe (columnist, Art & Entertainment), Boston magazine, Where Women Create Business (columnist, blogging and social media), Mollie Makes and Sweet Paul. She has also written forewords for the following books: Happy Home by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau, Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair, Wohnideen aus dem wahren Leben by Petra Harms and Petit Collage by Lorena Siminovich. Holly has been quoted on the jackets of and/or contributed work to Elements of Style by Erin Gates, Handmade Living by Lotta Jansdotter, The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin, Appliqué Your Way by Kayte Terry, Blogging For Bliss by Tara Frey, Little Stitches by Amy Butler and Creatively Self-Employed by Kristen Fischer.