After the phenomenal success of Decorate, Holly Becker offers a very personal approach to decorating advice in the Decorate Workshop. Taking the same friendly and approachable tone that has made her decor8 blog so popular, Holly draws her inspiration from beautiful homes in locations around the world, including London, Paris, New York and Amsterdam, to guide the reader through their own decorating projects. Filled with inspirational photographs and words of wisdom from Holly herself, the Decorate Workshop is an invaluable guide to finding and filtering design information and the wealth of shopping choices that can engulf a novice decorator.
Holly shows readers how to be inspired and stay inspired, how to define and refine their own style, how to tackle a project practically with the use of professional-style moodboards, and ultimately how to apply all that new-found knowledge to their own homes. In Planning Holly takes you through the basics of starting out, whether you are beginning from scratch with a new home, adapting an existing room or looking for a small-scale makeover. In Decorating she explores a wealth of aesthetic choices, from neutral palettes, to exploring colour, texture and pattern through to introducing personal touches, such as artwork, books, collections and flowers. Furnishing your Home gets more specific, with ideas for curating every room, from buying a great table for your dining room, to the best textiles to dress the bed. Part essential reference, part jotter for notes, lists and reminders, the Decorate Workshop will be a covetable purchase for Holly's legions of fans.
About the Author
Holly Becker, an American freelance journalist, design consultant, and stylist, launched the decor8 blog in January 2006, and it is now an established site known as a reliable design resource with over a million page views monthly and 48,000 daily readers. In addition, Holly is a weekly columnist at Real Simple magazine online. She has also worked for a number of online magazines, including Domino and Cookie, and a television network, and she was a bi-weekly columnist for the Boston Globe in their Style & Arts section.
'Packed full of inspiring ideas and useful styling tips - this is the perfect go - to handbook when decorating your home.' Country Homes & Interiors
'Decorate Workshop includes tips on everything from identifying your personal style to making floor plans and curating a room. It also encourages us to be more daring, especially when it comes to colour. Life & Style Beautifully illustrated with inspiring pictures.' - Kate Burt Independent on Sunday
'Great sections on how to experiment with colour and pattern.' - Trish Lorenz