Happy to receive my copy of Decorate Workshop by beloved blogger and stylist Holly Becker! I've written about Holly and her work a lot on this blog because:
1. I love her style and her books.
2. I've taken a couple of her Blogging Your Way classes and learned so much.
3. I love her personal story: it inspires me to see how Holly is following her dreams.
|On my shelf|
Holly recommends that you use this book as an "interactive workshop" and after having taken her classes and listened to her podcasts, I can really hear her voice as I read. There are spaces in the book to make lists, write down inspirations and jot down ideas in each chapter. Holly encourages the reader to write in the book, which I've never done in any decor book, but I found it was quite fun to write my name in the book and begin a sort of journaling process.
My favorite sections are the first two- Seek INSPIRATION and Find your PERSONAL STYLE. I like Holly's prompts such as "List 5 cities that you adore and detail why" or "My favorite places to visit are..."
|Less is more when it comes to a child's room|
|Learn how to make a mood board to catalog and guide your inspirations|
|The patchwork tile floors, dangling lights and vintage cabinet make this|
kitchen stand out from the norm.
|Go ahead, write in it!|
|A perfect example of how vintage can look polished and clean,|
with just the right amount of texture and nostalgia.
|A vintage medicine cabinet in the kitchen adds character|
I'm probably on step 3 right now, "Identify your project". Although I've put a lot of time into personalizing my home, I still have grand plans to remodel my kitchen, decorate my office and update all the bedrooms. Yikes, sounds like a lot of work! Yet, Holly's right, your home is always a work in progress, but having a guide like this makes it more fun than work~