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Big news!

All of us at HGTV.com are so excited to be welcoming one of our very favorite bloggers, Rebecca Woolf to our team. (And as much as we love Rebecca, we’re apparently not her only fans.)

We are thrilled to introduce Rebecca and her family to you on our blog today, and we look forward to sharing some really fun and inspiring projects from Rebecca with all of you in the months ahead.

Take it away Rebecca!

Hello there, fellow HGTV fans! My name is Rebecca Woolf; I am the mother of four, wife of one, lover of life, style and stories. I’m super excited to be working with HGTV.com. And because I’m new here, meaning many of you have no idea who I am, please allow me to briefly introduce myself, and tell you a bit about my own design aesthetic, which I would describe as storytelling through decor.

Rebecca Woolf Girls Gone Child Bio Photo

I’m a California girl (raised by the beach in San Diego) who has lived the last twelve years in Hollywood, where I make my living as a writer and blogger.  I grew up in a home where most of the art was painted by family and friends and/or came down through generations. Even now, most of the art that hangs on the walls of our home was painted by my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who worked as a writer and painter and passed away before I was born.

My great-grandmother, Frances Wright was married to John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank, and I grew up listening to the stories behind the pieces of furniture in my grandmother’s house, pieces designed and built by John (as was the home in which my Nana still resides). What appeals to me both in clothing and home decor is creating a narrative with pieces, a collage of colliding worlds and stories… My goal is for my children to come of age in an adventurous space full of worldly and idiosyncratic treasures.

Beaded Flea Market Chairs

Beaded chairs from our local flea market, Melrose Trading Post

bookcase surrounded by Francis Wright art

A makeshift bookcase, surrounded by Frances Wright paintings and a working gramophone

vintage postcards

Postcards from the swap meet

John Lloyd Wright Lamp

A lamp designed my step great-grandfather, John Lloyd Wright

As a new mother of twins, I spent a lot of time and energy planning and decorating my girls’ nursery…

Twin nursery

Designer nursery for kids
Rocking chair in twin nursery

I’m SO looking forward to working with HGTV.com on an upcoming web series featuring unique spaces for babies and children (“ChildStyle with Rebecca Woolf”). In the meantime here are a few images of my three-month old twins, Boheme Shalom and Reverie Lux, as well as their nursery, inspired by their names, a la “Bohemian Daydream”.

Twins together

Bo & Revi, on blankets handmade by my mother


Revi Woolf


Bo Woolf


Nursery Artwork

Nursery Artwork Rebecca Woolf
Twin initials in nursery
Purple bookcase in nursery
Turquoise dresser in nursery


Rebecca Woolf children

Boheme and Reverie with Fable, 3, and Archer, 6

More soon! In the meantime, thank you so much for having me. I’m thrilled to be here, and I look forward to sharing many decorative adventures with all of you.

With love,


PS: Get to know me better by visiting me at over my personal blog, Girls Gone Child or by following me on Twitter.



41 Responses

  1. carol says:

    see nothing interesting in the show..

  2. Brandee says:

    LOVE Rebecca and so looking forward to this!!

  3. miriam says:

    Congratulations!! Very nice story and you have a wonderful family!!!Very nice start. :D

  4. Karin says:

    I love your colors everywhere, but am little surprised by the strange names you picked for your twins. And I am afraid that elephant over the baby's crib might scare her …
    good luck with the new show!

    • Sarah says:

      Karin (and AF Mom) – would either of you tell someone to their face that you don't like their baby names? So why is it okay to do it on the internet? That's just mean spirited and insensitive. Btw Rebecca, I happen to think they are beautiful names, and the animals are not scary at all.

      • Haley says:

        Well said, Sarah!

        As my mama always says, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

  5. [...] introducing herself to the Home and Garden TV audience, Woolf outlined her Golden State credentials: I’m a California [...]

  6. Christine says:

    As someone who has read your blog for several years now, I am very excited to follow this new project!

    I'm also amused by the people who are criticizing the beautiful, thought-filled names that you've given your children. These same people seem to have misunderstood what you will be doing on HGTV.com as well. Have they nothing better to do/say? Ah well!

    Best of luck and warm wishes Rebecca! :)

  7. megg says:

    love it! you're super woman, I swear!!

  8. Stephanie says:

    So excited to see Rebecca here! And am really wishing we could go shopping together someday!


  9. Scarlett Walker says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    First of all welcome:-) I have never, ever blogged or tweeted in my life and am not sure if I am even doing this right, but SO want to make a comment to HGTV regarding dream homes. I lived in England for 9 years and so loved the old style designs like Tudor and Victorian! I am a HUGE fan of HGTV and watch it at least half of my total TV time every day and I have NEVER seen anything done either Victorian or Tudor. It could be just me, but I always like old as opposed to new when it comes to decor and by old I mean OLD, not just out of style lol. There has to be others who'd love it too. Could/would you PLEASE pass onto HGTV that it would really be cool to do something old, in an English style other than contemporary (although European comtemporary does put American contemporary to shame…) Victorian or Tudor? It seems like everything nowdays is contemporary or modern and seeing something really different would be an AWESOME change and example!

    MANY, Many Sincere Thanks,

    Scarlett Walker

    • Scarlett Walker says:

      Me again Rebecca… I hadn't read any of the other comments here and now that I HAVE I have to make a comment. AFmom made a comment about your daughters' names and, "what happened to names like Sam and Susie?" People like you who have imagination Rebecca is what happened to Sam and Susie and thank goodness not everyone sticks to Sam and Susie!

      Having a very unusual name myself, I did get teased as a kid, but so did each of my kids (heck my daughter's name is HOPE) cause ALL kids get teased about SOMEthing! However, as an adult, I SO love that my name is not commonplace and get many, many great comments about it. Your daughter's names are unique and beautiful and they are too! Having been married to an Air Force man for 22 years, I am surprised that AFmom didn't pick up more culture since you definitely travel as an AF dependent. Oh well, she can stick to Sam and Susie!


  10. Nicole says:

    Yay, I loooove your style and am looking forward to more!

Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and an co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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