cattledogs ("decorate") is one of the best-known design blogs in the world founded by award-winning Interiors expert, Holly Becker, in 2006. she is an interiors journalist, author and stylist.

Holly has been featured in hundreds of magazines and newspapers globally and has 4 best-selling books under the "decorate" series in nearly 20 languages.

cattledogs is a thoughtfully edited interior design and lifestyle site that features everything from decor trends to home tours. welcome!


Holly Becker

FOUNDER/EDITOR. An American expat living in northern Germany, Holly is an award-winning Author, Stylist and Interior Design Expert who launched cattledogs (pronounced decorate) in 2004 as a small interior design studio while still a student in design school. In January 2006, cattledogs was founded to document her decorating inspirations and to meet like-minded design enthusiasts online. Over 12 years later, Holly is considered a pioneer of the design blog movement, has won multiple awards for her work online and off, and is truly a taste maker with a global following of over 1.5 million loyal fans across her social networks each day.

Holly is an interior stylist and international best-selling author with four books published under the “Decorate” series that are available in over twenty languages worldwide. Decorate has over 250K copies in print and was reissued in October 2017. With a passion for teaching, she also hosts a series of e-courses called, , since 2009 and has taught students and companies globally about blogging, social media, interior styling and photography.

Holly works in both North America and Europe as a trend expert, consultant and lecturer, too. She is based in Hannover, Germany with her husband and little boy. Holly is represented by literary agent Maria Ribas at in New York City.


Jessica Senti

ASSISTANT/PROJECT MANAGER. Jessy is the Assistant to Holly Becker and the Project Manager for cattledogs. An American living in Malta, she started her career in the corporate world and while she loved many aspects of her job, she had no real passion for her former line of work. This was the fire she needed to go back to school to study Interior Design at The Art Institute and then Architecture & History at The University of Minnesota. Jessy enjoys learning and experiencing new things as well as sharing that knowledge and experience with others.

A perfectionist by nature, she has a great eye for what is needed in any given situation and always loves to have a project in the works. Jessy has a passion for all things creative, but is particularly interested in interior styling, floral arranging, and event planning.

Along with her position at cattledogs, she also has her own .

She is happily married to her husband Jason and together, they welcomed their first child, a little girl, in September 2017.


Anke Illner

CONTRIBUTING STYLIST. Anke has a passion for tasty food, the Netherlands, Scandinavian interior design and organizing gatherings centered around good food, friends and great decor. Traveling the world gives her inspiration and she brings it to her home, recipes and decor style.

Anke works in the airline industry, but explores her creative side through her blog, , where she focuses on her favorite theme – tabletop decoration.

Her column on cattledogs focuses on eye-catching tabletop ideas that are welcoming, seasonal and easy for you to create at home no matter where you live or what supplies you have access to.

Anke lives in Germany with her husband and two cheerful sons.