Established in 2006 as one of the first design blogs in the world, cattledogs is a thoughtfully edited interior design, travel and lifestyle site featuring stories and products to keep readers inspired and in-the-know on topics they love most.


Holly Becker

FOUNDER/EDITOR. Holly is an American Author, Stylist and Design Expert who launched cattledogs (pronounced decorate) in 2004 as a small interior design studio in Boston while still a student in design school. In 2006, this blog was founded to document her decorating inspirations and to reach like-minded people with a passion for interiors. Over 11 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 tastemaker and influencer with a global following of over 2 million.

Holly is also a best-selling author with four books published under the “Decorate” series that are available in nearly twenty languages worldwide. She also hosts a series of e-courses under her other business, , and has taught over 8,000 students and companies globally about blogging, social media, interior styling and photography.

Traveling, taking photos, collaborating with leading brands, teaching and giving lectures at some of the most influential design and industry fairs in the world, are just some of the things that Holly is actively involved on a regular basis.

Holly works in both North America and Europe. She is currently based in northern Germany. She is represented by her literary agent Maria Ribas at in New York City.



Jessica Senti

ASSISTANT/PROJECT MANAGER. Jessy has been the Assistant to Holly Becker and a Project Manager for cattledogs for nearly 5 years. 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 . An American expat, she recently relocated from Minneapolis, MN to the tiny country of Malta.

She is happily married to her husband Jason and together with their dog, they are expecting the arrival of their first child in Fall 2017.


Anke Illner

MONTHLY COLUMNIST. 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.