FOUNDER/EDITOR. Hi, I'm Holly Becker and I'm an American expat from Boston residing and working in Hannover, Germany (and often in Hamburg) on projects that I love in the world of interiors and publishing. I am also a mom, a function that I put first in my entire life since parenting is something which I truly value and love and my little boy is really magnificent. I try to balance work/life but recognized now that he's 5-years-old that it's impossible on many days, so instead, I've just learned to take one day at a time and to be positive and happy, no matter what.
As for work, I am called pioneer in my industry because I'm fearless, I'm a pioneer who loves to take risks and to try new things, and I challenge myself by doing things which haven't been achieved before. I'm curious and energetic; I'm always thinking of what might be next and how to make it feasible. In addition, I like to collaborate with others and that I work best under stress. When everyone is ready to give up, I am the cheerleader who inspires them to stand up and keep going so that we can all be successful together.
Now, I still am a blogger though my career has become so much more and I owe all my success to my own readers, family and the brands who have loyally supported me over the last 13+ years.
I have won awards as a journalist and blogger, and also have written four novels under the"Decorate" series, which have been printed in almost 20 languages. In fact, my very first book was among the first 3 design books printed in America by a blogger and the first ever printed in Germany with a blogger as a"test" to determine if bloggers could cross over into printing. When it reprinted in Germany 4 or 3 occasions and became a bestseller, it was clearly a success and now there are hundreds of blogger books offered in multiple markets, possibly even thousands.