A Look Inside Decorate Workshop + A Giveaway

I’ve been following Holly Becker of Decor8 for years and years (since 2006) – it’s one of the first blogs I started reading. It ultimately inspired me to start Sacramento Street over three years ago. I couldn’t believe it when I was asked to participate in the Decorate Workshop, A Creative 8 Step Process for Transforming Your Home book tour.

In Holly’s second fabulous book, she shares all of her design secrets and also the eight step process/workshop to help you transform a home or room that will reflect your personal style. This is something a lot of people struggle with – no need to fear anymore friends. Holly asks questions throughout the book that will have you getting one step closer to your perfect interior style. It’s a brilliant way to approach design – see the first four steps below!

Here’s how you can enter to win a copy of Decorate Workshop:

Leave a comment on this post telling us what room in your home you’ve been having trouble decorating.

I will draw one winner on Sunday, December 2nd at noon (PST) and announce the winner on Monday, December 3rd!

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chronicle Books. Be sure to check out the next stops on the Decorate Workshop blog tour:

    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 – Knack Studios & This is Glamorous & Mom Inc. Daily
    Thursday, December 6 – Justina Blakeney & Mint
    Friday, December 7 – The TomKat Studio & Down and Out Chic

A HUGE thank you to Holly and Chronicle Books for hosting this giveaway!

Photos taken of Decorate Workshop by Caitlin Flemming


  1. Kate

    The hallway I have is always a problem, quite skinny and surrounded by doors it always seems like a dark wasted space just waiting to be spruced up!

  2. Peggy

    I’m in the process of trying to figure out my dark plum living room. I want to update it in a modern style. Can’t decide if the plum should stay or go!

  3. Decor Arts Now

    I have been saddled with old furniture that I really don’t like in my master bedroom. I am stumped on how to freshen up the space I wake up in every day.
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now

  4. hannah

    our living room setup is really weird (built-in bookshelf, three doors, three windows, and stairs on one side) + i always struggle with arranging furniture + decorating since blank wall space is at such a premium. it ends up looking crowded no matter what!

  5. Nancy

    My bedroom is my problem room. I think it is more about the physical limitations of the space ( three doorways and a wall of windows ) than a question of style. I would like to decorate it without having to do a complete reno. Part of my problem is that I’m a compulsive rearranger and this is a room that can really only work one way. How can I get around this OR learn to live with it?

  6. Wendy

    Like you Holly Becker has been an inspiration to me.

    My bedroom has been difficult for me to decorate…
    “Just Right.” Never seems to be exactly how I’d like it.

  7. Kendall Reischl

    My kitchen needs serious help!

  8. Mel

    My kitchen! We are renters so cannot change a lot but I would like to figure out a way to bring the kitchen more into my style without losing any of its function.

  9. Alina

    The bedroom..usually I am just sleeping there..everything in my life is happening in the kitchen or living room 🙂 And it bothers me…I would love to be inspired and spend more time creating an atmosphere of coziness and warmth!

  10. Kerry

    My entry way is cold and plain— not at all a reflection on how I want people to feel when they come in. I have so many ideas, but don’t know how to get there.

  11. Teresa Perdigão

    Hi! My biggest struggle is in the kitchen. I could really use some help from Holly’s book.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  12. *Dream Weaver*

    I have wanted to decorate my arts and crafts / library 🙂
    I need some ideas.

  13. Laura L

    i’ve also loved seeing her blog posts for awhile, and my bedroom needs some help, i’m in need of a change! thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Laila

    We moved this year and the little dining room is going to be my sewing room and kids art room. After lots of renovation I have no ideas where to start with this room! Help me please! Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance of winning this lovely looking book. X

  15. Tera

    I guess the room I have most trouble decorating is my family/dining room/office area.
    : ) Thank you.

  16. Laila

    I need inspiration for my little dining room which is going to be my sewing room and the kids art room. I need help after months of doing up our new house and I am uninspired at the moment. Help me please. Thanks so much for a chance o win this lovely looking book. X

  17. Summer

    I’m a renter and while I don’t want to invest a lot of money in someone else’s property, I do want my own taste and style reflected in my home. My bedroom is sorely lacking in style, personality and comfort. I envision it as a beautiful gray and white and blue retreat and its ikea and dorm and straight up bachelor right now…I’ve been married 5 years, it’s shameful for it to look this way!

  18. Julie Lockhart

    I love everything when comes to decorating…and that is my problem! Help please 😉

  19. Sarah

    My dining room is a dilemma. I have an antique farmhouse table, black Nantucket chairs and a sumac rug in gold and brown tones. I really would love to showcase my blue and white china. Not sure how to tie this altogether, whether I should change out the area rug.

  20. Lauren

    We’re slowly diy-ing our way through our first home, but the master bedroom is the one room I’m just not sure how to approach. And that’s the room I feel should be the most warm and personal. I would love to have some help transforming general ideas into an amazing new bedroom! Thanks for this chance.

  21. Ginger D

    I’ve had a hard time decorating our home office

  22. Elizabeth

    Ha, my entire house! Only because we are renting though 🙂

  23. Annie

    I’m having such a hard time with the living room! After months it’s still essentially a blank slate because I just can’t decide which direction to take it in!

  24. Blake

    We are moving tomorrow to a new home. I am not sure how to furnish and decorate the living room. I don’t want it to be a room that no one uses so I would like to have a nice card table or game table be the focal point, but not sure how to do that without it looking cheesy – especially since it’s the first room you see when you walk into the house. I could really use some help!

  25. Stephanie

    I’ve had trouble decorating the living room.

  26. sj

    I love your blog! I have been stymied by my living room since we moved-in, an embarassingly long 2 years ago!

  27. Jill Cavanaugh

    My living room is my biggest challenge. It is very small and needs to be toddler friendly but at the same time I want it to look somewhat refined and comfortable. I feel like at the moment looks scattered and directionless.

  28. Courtney

    My front bedroom that we use as a TV room. I’m in the process of redecorating it now and definitely need some help!

  29. Dani

    I have a hard time decorating my living room – which is the entry room.

  30. Sally Hager

    my kitchen needs a new coat of paint and some great ideas

  31. Rita Saitos

    Kitchen! My kitchen needs a change…

  32. Anouk

    Thank you so much for this giveaway !
    I am having trouble decorating my all white living room, I am getting inspiration for the moment but still don’t know where to start !
    Good luck everyone !

  33. Bev Sprenkle

    Any help I can get to decorate is a wonderful thing!!!!!

  34. Megan

    The one room I have trouble with is my living room. It’s the main part of the house that guests see and I want it to be so many things, comfortable and inviting, while also stylish and modern. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. MelodyJ

    The kitchen. There is not enough space for all the gadgets.


  36. Katherine

    Ugh my main living area is such a pain because it is an odd shape but so much is going on there. It’s the kitchen, office, living, and dining room. That’s a lot to fit into a very small space!

  37. Andreia

    I’d love to win! I really want to have this book. I already have Decorate and love it, as everything on Holly’s blog

  38. Lauren

    An interior designer by trade, I find that my own projects are often the hardest to complete. It is so much easier to give advice to someone else. When you know how many options are available, the possibilities are endless! We are trying to complete our bedroom including a built in wardrobe and furnishings. Would love to see what advice Holly has to offer!

  39. Myriam

    SOS I Need help! My dinning room is too dark, my Room is just empty and boring and my guest room it become a place to keep the things we dont want To see around The house. I Know that your lovely book Will change The look of my house! ; ) x

  40. Anastasia

    Thanks for this giveaway! I live in a tiny apartment, studio type which i fully decorated myself, though it’s been two years since I moved in I still can’t finish my “bedroom”, which is in fact a high podium in between three walls with very handy storage space underneath. My problem is that I planned to make some drawers but never finished them, so now it’s a bit of a mess with all the boxes showing up from time to time. Just love this new Holly’s book)she introduced us to it at the Blogging your way camp that is closing in two days, but i haven’t had a possibility to order it yet) maybe I am lucky to get this one) seems it’s the right day to try my luck since today I noticed that my car odometer shows 7777 km. will see if it works)
    good luck

  41. Maureen

    My dining room needs help. I need a bigger table for holidays. I have no ideas yet for color. I would love to win the book!

  42. Juliette

    Our entryway needs help. We have all the necessary components, but it doesn’t look pretty and some things just need to be replaced.

  43. Mickey@EuroAmerican

    I will soon be moving into my fiance’s home and we will need to gradually redecorate all the rooms. The one that will be the most challenging, though, is the bedroom. His current bedroom is made up of bits and pieces of old college furniture and hand-me-downs. Not to mention (although I totally am) the blue paneling and the brown trim (not so bad itself, just a weird combination).

    One challenge is that I am moving there from Europe and we are used with a different type of furniture here – smaller, more fluid and less mismatched. The furniture that he has and the one that I usually look at online looks quite bulky and hard to work around.

    Another challenge will be our tight newlywed budget.

  44. Tara

    I am having a hard time with our 3rd bedroom. It is a really small room that needs to serve as a home office/guest room. Please help!

  45. Chrissy

    Hello! The living room. I am constantly turning our living room upside down – bringing in new pieces, moving the furniture around, re-organizing bookshelves – but nothing seems to work. I’d hate to start all over but perhaps I could use a fresh second opinion or two! This book would be just the fix and super helpful. Thank you!

  46. Sabine

    What a great opportunity! I definately need help with the living room AND the bedroom. I must admit my kids are better in decorating than me! I hope this makes me a pitiful (and good) candidate 🙂
    Have a happy day all!

  47. Katja

    I had a trouble with all the apartment because there was a mess in my head where to start from, how to put all the ideas and wishes in one place, how to find my style, translate my ideas – everything Holly wrote at the beginning of her new amazing book. Now I’m looking forward to my spring apartment renovation as even though if I would not won this book (though I’m keeping my fingers crossed) I am going to buy Decorate Workshop and it will be my personal guide how to do things right. Thank you Holly for this one (and thank you Sacramento Street for this amazing opportunity).

  48. Annette

    My living/dining area has become a problem since I work from home — my work space and art/paper supplies have taken over this area and I’ve stopped inviting people over for cocktail/dinner parties. Need some serious assistance on living an inspired organized creative life, one that includes outside people.

  49. Monica

    I would LOVE to win a copy of her book. I have her first Decorate book and I love it. It seems every time I look through it, something else inspires me, or catches my eye!
    I moved in March into a new house, and none of the rooms are finished. I would probably start with the living room.

  50. Susan

    I would love Holly’s book to find some inspiration to help design our dining room. We have these beautiful built-in shelves in our dining room, total SF style, that could definitely benefit from some editing and styling. I constantly move things around, which means I need help. Thanks!

  51. judith cheng

    creative ways for my computer/printer work area??

  52. Danielle S

    I have struggled with decorating my living room because there are two wide entryways to the room, a baby grand piano, and a fireplace, which means limited wall space for furniture.

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