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Winner of Decorate Workshop

Hello, it’s me again! Okay so I have the winner for a signed copy of the UK version of Decorate Workshop from a contest that I ran in October HERE – a big thank you to all who participated! We didn’t really find a blog workshop name so I randomly selected a winner from all who left a fun suggestion anyway because I really want to give someone a book!

Decorate Workshop Jacket

(shown: poster included with every book, turn the book jacket inside out, iron and hang!)

The WINNER is… Studio Ninocka. Congrats! I will ship your book as soon as you email me with your contact information.

AGAIN, thank you to all who entered my contest!

(image: holly becker)

Posted in contests on November 12, 2012

WIN: Decorator’s Gift Box Valued at $500!

I posted about this once already but today, October 26th, is the LAST DAY that you can enter to win this gorgeous gift box valued at $500.00 USD with things inside that I hand-picked. You simply MUST enter!

Holly's Favorite Things Gift Box Giveaway

Inside you will find…

Valid only for U.S. Residents (per the request of Chronicle Books who is the official sponsor of this contest.)

** DEADLINE: OCTOBER 26, 2012 midnight **
Sorry, the contest is now closed.

Good luck everyone!

Posted in contests on October 26, 2012

Holly’s Favorite Things Gift Box Giveaway

I am SO EXCITED to announce this super duper giveaway sponsored by my publisher, Chronicle Books! They are giving one of you an opportunity to win this incredible box of loot. I picked every single thing out by hand and they’re shown and listed below – a $500 value, too! Oh  my!

Holly's Favorite Things Gift Box Giveaway

When Chronicle asked that I go shopping for a giveaway, I was beyond happy to say yes so I gathered some of my favorite things and this gift box is the result. I thought that since I’m in my work studio the most, and that I am always super inspired when I’m working in this space, that I would give someone all of my favorite things that I think everyone should have around them as they’re blogging, reading blogs, working, crafting, making, etc. In my upcoming book, Decorate Workshop, I share my studio space and how I planned it out from the initial mood board to the “after” photos, so I wanted the gift box to also relate to the book so why not include things that I use and love at home?

To ENTER to win you need to CLICK HERE (Note: You’ll notice official rules of entry linked there as well).

So dear friends, here are a few of my favorite things from shops that I love like Anthropologie, West Elm, Jonathan Adler, Chronicle Books + More! The best part is, every single item will be included in your super special gift box if you win – Winner takes ALL!

  • What’s on my bookshelf: Signed copy of my first book Decorate
  • It’s important to open new doors and to love your home and so I had to have this: Stone House Doorstop

 ENTER TO WIN everything above by CLICKING THIS LINK.

Holly's Favorite Things Gift Box Giveaway

Holly's Favorite Things Gift Box Giveaway

Thank you so much – I can’t wait to see who wins! If it’s you, please let me know by sending me a photo of you with your loot or something, that would be sooo cool to see all of my favorite things in your home or office.


Remember: ENTER HERE (not on my blog!) – Thank you!

And thank you so much Chronicle Books and especially to my wonderful publicist, Lorraine!


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Posted in contests on October 12, 2012

Contest: Name Our Workshop, Get My Book!

Hello friends! How are you doing today? Have you had a nice week? I’ve been busy but am doing well. I wrote a foreword for a new book coming out in the Spring, Happy Home: Everyday Magic for a Colorful Life by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau, and I started working on the curriculum with my friend Steffi for a weekend workshop that we will have in my home studio space in December on the 8th and 9th in Hannover, Germany. AND WE NEED A NAME FOR IT! Help us, bloggers!

my mood board

Can you help? I thought it would be fun to ask readers for a name. The workshop will be for those looking for inspiration and ideas for their blogs with a focus on beginning a new year with confidence, creativity and joy. I am teaming up with journalist and blogger, Steffi Luxat, from Ohhh Mhhh and together, we will lead you on an inspirational journey – we’ll visit some of my favorite places for inspiration locally, we’ll hang out in my home talking, sharing and eating, and we’ll do a little shopping together, too. It’s going to be all about love, joy, happiness, creativity, courage and finding your style and voice and then, communicating it with passion. What do you think, any names for this workshop pop into mind?

I tell you what, if we choose your name for my workshop, I’ll personally sign and send a copy of Decorate Workshop, my upcoming book, to you! It will be my gift to thank you for helping us finding a great day for our special retreat.

I will post registration details soon on this page – but if you want to come, please email me right away so I can reserve a ticket for you since we can only fit 14 people max and the workshop is for two days so you have to be available on December 8 & 9 for both full days. You can contact me if you are interested: holly at

In addition to planning our inspirational workshop for bloggers, I’ve been working on writing all of the lessons for my Blogging Your Way Boot Camp e-course that kicks off on Monday, October 8th. Students logged in today and are getting settled in, which is so exciting because I love the energy in our virtual classroom. In this class, I have guest teachers Jeanette Lunde from By Fryd and Nicole Balch from Making It Lovely and together, we will set your blogging hearts on fire! The focus is to get in good blogging shape so when 2013 rolls around, you can face a new year of blogging your way with confidence and courage, style and finesse. It’s my last online class for this year, though I’ll teach again in March/April online, but no two classes are identical so if you want to take Boot Camp, please click here to register because we only have a few seats left and will close registration on Sunday night, October 7th.

Okay so back to our blogging retreat in December – any ideas for a cute name anyone!? If we pick your name, you win a copy of Decorate Workshop and for some reason, if more than one of you have the same great name, we’ll pick the first person who commented with the idea to be fair, okay? Thank you all soooo much! Contest Ends October 10th!

(image: holly becker)

Posted in contests on October 05, 2012


Some of my books...

Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.


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Blogging Your Way: Blog Boss
e-course, October 10 - November 10, 2014
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