A Peek Inside: Decorate Workshop + Giveaway

I have a special treat for you today – a sneak peak and a chance to win a copy of Holly Becker’s new book, Decorate Workshop – Design and Style Your Space in 8 Creative Steps.  You may know Holly from her hugely popular blog, Decor8.   My blog is one of the stops on a two week blog book tour being sponsored by Chronicle Books.  I was excited to be a part of it and got even more excited when the book arrived in my mailbox last week.


This is one of those books that you will find yourself immersed in immediately – not because it is suspenseful, but rather because it is engaging and interactive.  Decorate Workshop is a decorating book like no other.  Yes, it is filled with pretty rooms and inspiration and comes with a colorful french book jacket filled with images that Holly loves that unfolds into art for your walls,  but it is so much more. It is a true workbook in every sense of the word and Holly is your helping hands-on guide.


Holly wrote the book in a way that allows you to interact with her and follow her prompts throughout the book – you will find yourself writing in it, highlighting, and turning the page corners over. That is the book’s purpose – to engage and guide you to be able to decorate your home in a way that will make you happy.     You will want to put the kettle on,  grab a snugly throw, and a pen or pencil so you can delve right into learning how Holly breaks the process of decorating down into her 8 steps.


I enjoyed reading Part 2 the best, because if you don’t know what your personal style is  – then you are never going to feel comfortable in your own home.  Putting your personal stamp on your space just makes it that much better and more interesting – no more cookie cutter approaches that lead to wasted money and unhappy rooms.


After reading and interacting with Holly through the book, you will find you have fresh eyes and the confidence to tackle any space.  Your home will start to feel just right and that is the key to rooms that not only look good, but that make you feel just as good living in them.


This book is the one that you will never be able to part with after reading, because not only is Holly’s advise right on, but you will be putting so much of yourself into it – you will want to use it a reference.  It is a keeper.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chronicle Books.

I have a copy to give away – to keep for yourself or give to a decorating loving friend as a perfect holiday present.


To enter to win a copy:

Leave me a comment on this post. For more chances – share it or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, G+, and Pinterest and tell me you did in another comment.

I will draw one winner at the end of the day on Saturday, December 8th (EST) and announce the winner on Monday, December 10th.

Be sure to check out the other stops on the Decorate Workshop blog tour:

Monday, November 26 – Poppytalk
Tuesday, November 27 –
Sacramento Street & A Creative Mint
Wednesday, November 28 –
Hooray & Design For Mankind
Thursday, November 29 –
Decorology & Bloesem
Friday, November 30 –
The Curated House & Design Muse

Monday, December 3 – Simply Grove & In Honor of Design
Tuesday, December 4 –
In My Own Style & This is Love Forever
Wednesday, December 5 –
Mom Inc. Daily & Knack Studios & This is Glamorous
Thursday, December 6 –
Justina Blakeney & Mint
Friday, December 7 –
The TomKat Studio & Down and Out Chic



    • says

      Hi Jackie – that would be a big YES! Holly breaks down the decorating process into do-able easy steps no matter what your style of decorating is. The process is the same. It is the perfect book for someone who wants to improve on their skills.

  1. Cheryl Brindle says

    Looks like a great book. If I don’t win it, I’ll be sure to put it on my Christmas list!

  2. Joy says

    I would love this book because I struggle with finding my “personal style”! I love your website, too. Beautiful!

  3. Colleen says

    This book looks fantastic! If I don’t win, I might have to buy it as a Christmas gift,: one for a friend, and one for me!

  4. says

    Thanks, Diane– found your site and I am a new devotee! You are a wonder. :- ) Please DO put me in the running to win this great book.


  5. Anna Starner says

    I would love to add this book to my decorating library. Thanks for running this giveaway.

  6. Megann says

    I am new to your blog and have loved going through all the wonderful posts that you have done in the past. This book looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Becky McCabe says

    This is awesome. Would luv some additional ideas to help with decorating our first home.

  8. Barbara says

    I think I especially need the chapter on finding your own style….I like just too many! Thanks for this opportunity!

  9. Melanie says

    Thank you for a chance at this beautiful book! I’d love to show it off on my coffee table!

  10. Carol Spears says

    This sounds like just what I need – to learn my own personal style. I feel like a confused mess and have just moved into a 1957-built house. I love it, but don’t know what to do with it!

  11. Carol says

    Sounds like a great book and just what I need to guide me in decorating my new house (well, it’s an older house but new to me).

  12. Marsha says

    I would love to win this book. I follow your blog and just love your blog and all your ideas on how to do things. This book would be a big help also. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  13. Mettet K says

    I would LOVE to win a copy of this book! I could definitely use every help I can get to decorate my home, my space. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  14. says

    My style is eclectic, and I am slowly learning not to beat myself about it. I’d love to read if the book talks about people like me!

    Thank you for holding this giveaway!

  15. Deb says

    Trying to figure out “my style” ! I like a variety of decorating styles, and find that I have a challenge when putting a room together. Maybe the Decorator Workshop book would enlighting me on how to blend different styles for a cohesive LOOK!

  16. Melissa B. says

    I would love to win this book! I struggle with finding my personal style and decorating my home to what suits me and my family. I want a place this is beautiful and something my family will love to call home. Been in our house for almost 4 years and most of my rooms are still incomplete.

  17. Linda Southworth says

    I need help with the Master Bedroom, maybe Holly’s “decorate workshop” style will give me the inspiration I need.

  18. Linda S. says

    Wahoo! A world of ideas all bound up in a pretty package…I would LOVE to win a copy of this!!! Thanks for a chance…

  19. Jo says

    I love how you do things “MacGyver Style”! I’m pretty sure I know my “style” just not quite sure how to go about it. Would love to win!

  20. Terri says

    Looks like a great book! I always like to change things up after putting away the Christmas decorations. This might inspire me! :)

  21. Jeannie says

    I am so excited about this book! I love my home but am always looking for ways to improve it (besides getting rid of the clutter…that NEVER seems to happen). With 3 girls moving into their own homes I’m sure we can put this book to good use and probably need more than one copy!!!! Just in time for Christmas giving!

  22. Jacqueline says

    What a helpful book. I would love to read that before I try to redo my bedroom. Thank you for the giveaway.

  23. Debbie says

    What a great giveaway! It would be so great to be able to curl up with this book after all the holidays are over and get inspired!

  24. Kathleen says

    Having just unpacked most of the boxes in my new house, this would be a perfect guide for what to do now!

  25. Glenda says

    This book looks wonderful!. I love your blog I can’t believe I never found it before. I subscribed on Facebook and will follow on you Pinterest. I just read about your favorite things and I too adore the old movies you love. I agree Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the Andy Williams Christmas album playing in the background. It is the first Christmas music I play every year. I got a little chocked up listening to it this year. Luckily I got to go to his Christmas show with my mother a couple years ago. It is one of my best memories!

  26. Olivia says

    That book sounds awesome! I’d love to win! And sitting with my thoughts all about home is something I can do for HOURS, so I might even have to keep it for my very own self.

  27. Margaret says

    This book looks fabulous! I love checking out other people’s ideas and tweaking them to make them my own. Thanks for sharing about this book!

  28. Annette says

    I will be redoing my apartment in the new year and need some serious help so that it doesn’t look exactly the same.

  29. Mary Hall says

    This book sounds like a great resource to use for inspiration! What a fantastic giveaway!

  30. Miss Betty says

    I am a want to be DIY home decorator. This book would be such a blessing. It would help me figure out what I can do with my small townhouse which at present is rather hodge-podge. ……….

    I HOPE I WIN !!!!!!!

  31. Hazel says

    My kids are growing up and I’m rethinking the design of our home due to changing needs. This looks like a great book to help! Repinning on Pintest!

  32. karen says

    Looks amazing….just what I need for that lazy week between Christmas and New Years, making plans for decor changes! :0) Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  33. Becky says

    Thanks Diane for the opportunity to win such a great book! I’ve been following you and love your site; ideas, inspiration, easy to follow directions and all the rest. Would love to win – (I never win anything!) but I keep trying!

  34. Lisa says

    I bought Holly’s book on Kindle, but it’s just not the same as having the real thing. I can’t see the pics very well and can’t interact with it the way it’s intended. I appreciate the chance to win the real thing.

  35. Jeane Gallo says

    I would love to win the decorate workshop book. I have encountered some roadblocks in my decorating and see I need to define what is my style.

  36. Olga says

    Hi Diane, I just left a comment on FB.
    Thanks for offering this great giveaway!
    You are an amazing DIYer!!

  37. Pam S says

    I have a daughter that has completely stalled at decorating an old 1920 bungalow. She would love this book for Christmas.

  38. Sandy says

    I would love to win this! I am self employed and spend most of the day in my office/craft room. It is a MESS!! I need some decorating and organizing ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Amy C says

    What a great give-away! It would be perfect f0r bringing my huge old farm house from no style to my style!

  40. Vicki says

    Holla at Jackie and Carol – I just moved into a 1960s split and I haven’t an ounce of design sense! I’m a hodge-podge-mess atm. Love the blog – your documentation is so clear and easy to follow. I always feel inspired in an “I could do that!” way after reading your posts!

  41. Deborah says

    This looks like a book that could really inspire you. Having a craft/living space that speaks to you and how to design one, would be a dream come true.

  42. Pat says

    I need some help renewing my house. I need to understand what I really want. I need this book.

  43. Pat says

    Just recently discovered Holly’s first book which had great reviews. I’m eager to see what’s in this book.

  44. Suz says

    The book looks wonderful and I would love to have it! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!

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