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decor8-logo.jpg was founded by Holly Becker in 2006. Becker is a freelance journalist and design consultant. Decor8 is an established and trusted site with over 35,000 readers daily. It’s known as a reliable design resource and is dedicated to sharing honest opinions, fresh decorating ideas, beautiful interior spaces, independent art and design, products and services, plus articles meant to inspire readers to live a more fulfilling, authentic and creative life.

Decor8 is updated daily throughout the week and features a curated selection of design finds – from sofas to stationery, along with product reviews, reader discounts, contests, book reviews, interviews, store and home tours, do-it-yourself projects, and trade show coverage. Topics on Decor8 range from decorating to small business ownership, blogging and independent design — all meant to encourage and engage readers.

Becker’s work as a design consultant requires her to split time between her offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Hannover, Germany. On a daily basis, Becker meets the world’s most talented artists and designers across North America and Europe. Throughout her travels, she keeps a catalog of finds documented on a daily basis.

In addition to Decor8 and her design practice, Holly is a weekly columnist at Real Simple magazine online – all while maintaining a second blog, Haus Maus, where she documents her life as an expat. Holly also founded Blogging Your Way in February 2009 – a series of online workshops that she virtually instructs for 200 students about creative blogging, writing from the heart, and making a blog and personal reflection of your own style and taste.

Holly has worked for a number of top magazines, newspaper and television networks. Some of her most recent include her work as a columnist for Domino magazine online, Cookie magazine online. She reports on design trends for the Boston Globe in their Style & Arts section. She has worked on assignments for HGTV, HGTV Ideas magazine as a Style Editor, Boston magazine, Adorn and LUXX magazine in Singapore. She is currently in her third year as a columnist for Real Simple magazine online, a leading lifestyle and home magazine in the United States.

Holly has been quoted and/or contributed to the following books, The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin (2010), Appliqué Your Way by Kayte Terry (2009), Blogging For Bliss by Tara Frey (2009), Little Stitches by Amy Butler (2008), and Creatively Self-Employed by Kristen Fischer (2007).

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