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Holly Becker’s Decorate Book Tour

The Decorate book tour brought Holly Becker to Anthropologie in Chicago last night. I had interviewed Holly about her book a couple of weeks ago, and I was looking forward to meeting her.

She spoke about creating mood boards, offering tips for creating them and several compelling reasons to do so.

Holly was one of my earliest blogging friends and supporters, so it was a real pleasure to finally meet her!

I spoke briefly after Holly about the way that I use and create digital mood boards. I was also the Vanna to Holly’s Pat Sajak during the mood board portion. It was fun, and an honor to be a part of her book tour.

After we spoke, Holly invited the audience to create their own mood board using fabric swatches, wallpaper samples, buttons, images from magazines, and other lovely things.

Holly graciously signed copies of Decorate after the presentation was over, and then a small group of us went out for dinner in my fair Chicago.

Holly is as smart and sweet as I had imagined, and I’m happy to see so much success coming her way. Decorate is in its third printing already! If you haven’t yet picked up your copy, please do. It’s an amazing book by a dear friend.

An Interview with Holly Becker, Author of Decorate

Holly Becker has always been one of the kindest, most-supportive bloggers around. She makes herself available to others whether it be through her daily blog, Decor8, her e-course, Blogging Your Way, or now through her new book, Decorate. She and co-author Joanna Copestick, along with photographer Debi Treloar, have created a beautiful book on decorating that is equal parts inspiring and informative.

I recently asked Holly a few questions about her new book. Be sure to read through — some of the answers may surprise you!

• How did Decorate come to be, and did the book stay consistent from your original vision or change and evolve as you worked on it?

When the phone rang in the Fall of 2009 with my British co-author, Joanna Copestick, on the line, I had just relocated from the US to Germany and was still in the thick of settling in. Continue Reading…

Terrarium Craft

This book looks fantastic. I bought teeny little deer and even teenier little mushrooms last month, and when Brandon saw and asked me about them, I sheepishly told him that I was going to make a terrarium for Eleanor. I think he thought I had gone a little nuts. I’m going to need this book for some inspiration (and to show him that terrariums can be cool).

p.s. The publisher is having a giveaway for Terrarium Craft, along with a DIY terrarium kit here until June 30.

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