Sunday, June 19, 2011

TOP 5 : : design websites

I realize there are a gazillion design websites out there.  Trust me, I've spent hours getting lost in them {and enjoying every minute of it!}.  I thought I'd let you in on some of my faves...some of them may be familiar because I've referenced them before.  Hopefully, next time you are in need of a little inspiration, this list might help get you where you need to go just a bit quicker. ; )

1.  The Nesting Place.  The Nester {she chooses to go by this name to add a little security to her family life} was probably the first design blog I ever read.  She's a mom to 3 boys and you will fall in love with her ideas, her transparency, and her fun style.  She's the originator of the window "mistreatment" and the idea that it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.  Her family has gone from owning a beautiful home to becoming renters and she chronicles all about it here.

2.  Caitlin Wilson Design: Style Files.  This is the total opposite end of the spectrum.  This is a website I love to come for pure inspiration.  Caitlin is a high end designer [featured in many magazines} whose budgets are far beyond mine, but she has a great style and I love what she puts together.  Her husband's job has moved them oversees {from Dubai to China and they are on their way back to the US} so seeing what different parts of the world do to her style is interesting.  She also is working on her own line of pillows and possibly other textiles.

3.  Young House Love.  This site chronicles a fun, young couple {and their new baby girl} as they fix up an older home.  I love their tutorials and willingness to try something new and think outside the box.  They've done an amazing job with their place and I kinda think they may have missed their calling to be interior designers. : )

4. Decorpad.  Lots and lots and lots of pictures.  You can name a color or a room and there will be pages of pictures that people have submitted from the extravagant to the do-able.  This is a great place to start to help narrow down what you direction to go.

5. Emily A. Clark.  This is yet another mom-turned-interior designer, but I think she has a very achievable but polished style.  She'll take an ugly Craig's List find, add a little paint and transform it into the centerpiece of a room.  She also writes an occasional column for her local Goodwill blog with some great ideas as well.

This is definitely not a comprehensive list, but I would have to say that these are the 5 I hit the most when I need some ideas.  What are yours??  I'm always looking for new places to find some great inspiration and I'd love to hear what sites you can't get enough of!

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1 comment:

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