Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Decorate: Book Review

Last Friday I opened a package and it was Holly Becker's new book: Decorate, co-authored with Joanna Copestick. The book has a beautiful cover (I really like the UK one the best) and is big, chunky, thick and chock full with stunning inspiration. 


It is difficult for me to chose my favorites bits, but I found myself drawn to the girliness of Rita Konig and Liz Bauer.





There are tips by well known designers, bloggers and professionals of the sector that make this book an invaluable source for everything decoration. And another thing I really enjoyed is the diversity. I love girly stuff but also enjoy the masculine perspective and I love white spaces but also adore flea market style and this book gives you exactly that: diversity. All in all I think Holly and Joanna have done an incredibly amazing job and Decorate is definitely a MUST HAVE. 
Can't wait to meet Holly at the book launch next month at Liberty! 

35 comments:

  1. It's all SO gorgeous and colorful!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. Looks like a wonderful book!!

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  3. Ooo you have me convinced. I need to get this one!

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  4. This looks like a book I should add to my coffee table collection.

    Lisa xx

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  5. What a great recommendation! Thanks for your insight!

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  6. I agree, the UK cover is far better than the US/Canada one. Looks like a gorgeous book!

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  7. wow - that single room living pic is pure inspiration. actually, i love it all! definitely need to pick this up.

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  8. I just bought it today. It's amazing. I feel like calling in sick tomorrow and curling up with my new book and a latte!

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  9. What a great book! I love the pictures, especially the bottom kitchen one- great barstools. I'm adding this one to my wish list.

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  10. it's been a blah monday-- these bright, cheery colors have improved my mood :)

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  11. Eeek, it looks amazing! I cannot wait to get a copy!! xo

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  12. This made me want to run get a copy! Thanks for sharing! It really looks amazing.
    xoxo Lauren
     http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

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  13. this book looks amazing and i'm always up for a new coffee table book, so thanks for the suggestion lady!

    xo!

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  14. Oh can I say YUM?

    It looks so good... ♥

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  15. Thanks for the review - love the diversity and whimsy!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  16. Oh wow, it looks amazing! You've just convinced me, I NEED a copy!xx

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  17. How exciting for you to meet Holly at the book signing.... I can't wait to get the book myself :)

    xoxo

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  18. Oh my goodness I am so excited to read this book! I love how much colour there is! Thanks for posting a great review for us, Helena! xo

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  19. Hola!!!
    Gracias wapa!!!

    Por cierto!!yo compré el libro DECORATE a traves de esta página web...BOOK DEPOSITORY...y me acabo de dar cuenta que la que compre yo es la version americana, por lo que hasta dentro de un mes no me llegara!!!!!vaya!!! no me di cuenta!!!! no tengo mas remedio que esperar!!!espero que me llegue antes de que nazca mi niño, despues en los primeros meses no tendre tiempo para nada mas que el!!!

    Un beso y disfruta!!!

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  20. cute review... im dying that i will miss the launch. i may need to slip you some $$ to pick me up a signed one. ;)

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  21. You are so lucky to get to meet Holly in person! Take lots of pictures and notes.

    I'm now adding this book to my birthday wish list!!

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  22. that looks like a great book..might need to pick this one up!

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  23. Looks like a fabulous book! Have fun meeting her! xoxo

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  24. amazing. i'm going to have to pick this book up. great post love. Don't forget to check out Lauren Conrad's unaired promo to the show MTV decided not to pick up. Exclusively at...

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  25. i LOVE the bedroom with the HUGS pillow. too cute!

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  26. I love all of it. really loving the picture of the purple chair.

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  27. This book looks sooo fun! It looks like it already has some of my favorite rooms, so there must be many more that are super fabulous!

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  28. That kitchen table is amazing...... so so amazing.

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  29. Amazing suggestion Helena- that's going straight on my Amazon list! x

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  30. Oh, great timing! I'm getting an apartment soon and can't wait to decorate. I hope these books will give me good ideas!

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  31. It looks so good! I'm excited to get a copy for myself...glad to hear you loved it.

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  32. ahhh, I want this book so bad!

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  33. Nice to see some more of the book... we will get it in june when Holly comes to Holland ;)

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