November 15, 2012

Holly Becker from Decor8 – Book Launch at Anthropologie in London


Flowerona certainly wouldn’t be the blog that it is, if it wasn’t for a very inspirational lady called Holly Becker.

If you’re not familiar with Holly, she writes a beautiful design blog called Decor8, together with running online blogging classes.

Before I started writing Flowerona, I took part in one her classes and found it the perfect starting block for launching my blog. And I continue to avidly read Decor8…

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting up again with Holly at an event to mark the launch of her second book, ‘Decorate Workshop‘. Holly-Becker-Decorate-Workshop-Book-Launch-Flowerona-Rona-Wheeldon

There was such a lovely buzz at the event which took place at Anthropologie in London.

After general networking with fellow bloggers, Holly was interviewed by Will from Bright Bazaar.

She said that with her ‘8 Steps to Decorating’ concept outlined in the book, she hopes to inspire people to find their own personal style for decorating their homes.

For her, the best two things about writing ‘Decorate Workshop’ were that it was a chance to put her feelings about design out there.  And it was also interesting to meet all the home owners that she featured.

Next up, there was a talk by stylist James Leland Day, whose home is featured in the book.

He explained how he goes about styling his own home, starting with looking for inspiration on the internet and magazines.  And with regards to artwork for your home, he said, there are no rules.  Simply ask yourself, ‘Do I like it?’

I love the way that Holly’s written ‘Decorate Workshop’…in a similar style to her blog, very relaxed and natural.  When you read it, it’s as if she’s sat right in front of you, chatting away.

Below are a couple of pages from the book which stood out to me as ideas I could incorporate into our home.

I love the floating picture ledges from Ikea.  They would look perfect in my office above the desk.


And the way that the images have been grouped below has definitely given me ‘food for thought’ for our dining room…


So, if you’re thinking of sprucing up your home, why not take a look at ‘Decorate Workshop’?

And in the meantime, if you’d like to see a special preview of a few pages from the book, simply click here.

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona, Jacqui Small)

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