Meet Holly Becker, author of the internationally renowned interiors book, Decorate & acclaimed blog Decor8.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART IN CREATING THE BOOK DECORATE?
Many things! I was excited to give decor8 readers something in print that they can enjoy for years to come and that I could hand down to future children and grandchildren. I also loved working with such talented people in both the UK and in America. Another favourite is that I met a majority of the homeowners and found those connections so meaningful - especially as we went about writing the book. One very exciting part that I didn't plan on was when Chronicle Books and Anthropologie sponsored the Decorate book tour because I was able to meet hundreds of my readers in person and for me, this was the absolute highlight - seeing so many warm smiles, exchanging stories, signing their books, I was and still am deeply touched! I'm also happy
that I brought a 'guest book' to nearly all of my signings and events (I had over 20 in both the US and Europe) so whenever I need a boost, I open my guest books and read through all of the notes left inside and beam. What a wonderful and supportive community that I belong to! I am so grateful to my readers for their enthusiasm & love.
WORKING WITH SUCH A WIDE RANGE AND DIVERSE STYLE OF INTERIORS FOR THE BOOK, DID YOU WANT TO RE-DECORATE YOUR OWN HOME?
The homeowners all inspired me in one way or another, whether it was their sense of style, use of pattern, flawless editing, quirky ideas... Every home had something about it that really inspired me despite how different they all were and yes, after writing Decorate I actually DID decorate several rooms in my home - you'll see the results in my next book due out this Fall.
WHAT EXCITES YOU WHEN YOU VIEW A ROOM FOR THE FIRST TIME?
Nothing excites me more than when I see a room that has loads of personality and style which is not copied or staged but an authentic expression of creativity from the homeowner. I love examining the details and hearing the many stories behind objects, too.subscribe today to our magazine and receive 25% discount including access to all past issues.