This is just a little shout of love and thanks to Paul Lowe, founder and editor of Sweet Paul, for featuring Decorate With Flowers in his summer issue #17 on page 46 (available at Anthropologie and other fine stores or online here). I’m beaming with pride. Paul says, “Once in a while a book comes in the office that brings me pure joy and happiness. Decorate With Flowers by decor8blog’s Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring is that kind of book. This beautiful book is full of charming and fun ways to bring flowers and joy into your life”, is something Paul said in his review that made me feel so good!
I also want to congratulations Paul in return for bringing back his blog. I love that he’s blogging again, makes me so happy as that is how I originally learned about him and his recipes and styling, through his first blog.
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I was recently picked as one of the 20 Best Interior Blogs by the Telegraph (UK), which is pretty big deal and I’m happy to be included in their round up. This was announced over a month ago yet I held back from talking about it because I thought, “What about those beautiful blogs that were not on this list? How would they feel?”, but then I thought that perhaps they are on other lists in other articles so maybe it doesn’t matter so much.
I don’t often like to talk about press mentions, not because I don’t value them immensely (I really do) but I don’t like to stir up a feeling of competition because blogging about our success stories can seem a bit egotistic if not balanced, don’t you agree?
I want to thank the Telegraph, particularly columnist + interiors editor Gareth Wyn Davies, for listing me there alongside the design greats like Ben Pentreath (I LOVE his blog and cling to every word), Jonathan Adler, Apartment Therapy and The Selby. What an honor to be counted amongst them! The list also includes my cherished blog friends like Bodie & Fou, SFGirlByBay, Habitually Chic, Katy Elliott, Lonny Blog, Print & Pattern and Emmas Designblogg. I can’t believe the thousands of clicks this press mention brought over to my blog – the traffic has been enormous for a single press mention so that was a most pleasant surprise.
(image: illustration by Emily Robertson)
Hi everyone! I need your help but first, I’ve been working with West Elm recently and it has resulted in being in their current catalog (here is an online glimpse!) and a Pinterest board called Globalist Mix. I’ve not seen the catalog yet but I’m told 2.5 million of their subscribers have and it’s in all of their stores so I’m waiting anxiously by my mailbox until I have a copy – can’t wait!
West Elm has me working with them on their next two catalogs, too. The idea is that I would pick three international bloggers based outside of North America and together in each issue one of those three would give decorating advise in their catalog along with me. For the current issue, I’ve chosen wonderful Will from Bright Bazaar (thanks, Will!) and for the next catalog I will be teamed up with the very sweet Irene from Bloesem (thanks, Irene!) and the final catalog I’ll be paired with uber stylish Lucy at The Design Files (thank you, Lucy!). I am delighted and honored that West Elm reached out to me in the first place and can’t wait to see how many of their peeps find Will, Irene, Lucy and I as a result. Exciting stuff – I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity.
See more inspiration from Will and I here and here. Now… For the part where I need some help. Would you like to help Will and I pin on our Globalist Mix board for West Elm? If so, tag photos on Pinterest in your folders with #WEglobalist and Will and I will look for that tag and pin as many as we can and that are appropriate. Thank you!!!!
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Hello everyone and happy Friday! How are you? I am packing since I fly to London (for the launch party) in a few hours, but I want to thank Simple Things magazine in the UK for a beautiful 8 page excerpt in their latest issue #3 from my new book, Decorate Workshop. The book just launched in the UK and will launch TWO WEEKS earlier than expected in the US – it is available TODAY! We just found out yesterday so it’s a great surprise. Thank you Simple Things for the wonderful excerpt, here’s a peek below but if you want to read all 8 pages you’ll need to pick up a copy of the magazine or buy a digital copy on your mobile device.
AND thank you to the homeowners – above shown is the home of Emma Lee, James Leland Day, Iris Rietbergen, Nadia Yaron and Myriah Scruggs.
Thank you Simple Things magazine!