One of my favorite kinds of blogs (along side my *favorite* kind of blog, that of the inspirational nature) are home decorating blogs. I'm a total fiend for TV shows like "Trading Spaces," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," and even "This Old House." But I'm totally gonna fess up here ... I'll watch the whole show just for two things - One - to see the people's faces and reactions to the room or house that has been redone, and Two - to just see the before and after shots. Who doesn't love before and after shots?!? I don't need the whole hour (or really, This Old House - we don't need 5 shows about one renovation project), I just love those last ten minutes.
I think why I love those last ten minutes is because they really showcase the inspiration that leads to the big reveal. There's a lot of work that goes into redecorating a home or room. Really good decorators are clearly in their element, taking the project to heart, and giving their creative all to a project. I'm fascinated by interior design, and so I love seeing how a good decorator can turn something old into something new. To me, it's truly inspiring.
So, without much further adieu, here a a few of my favorite decorator type blogs.
Making It Lovely - Nicole has an eye for decorating with clean lines, and an underlining 60s style. I'd personally LOVE to redo my apartment with this look, but I get totally overwhelmed in wondering where to start. So, I started with this ceramic bird on a mission style end table. Something about "a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step..."
This Young House - Really, if you haven't met Sherry and John, you need to run over to their blog right now. I won't even be mad, because they are just that awesome. They have a ton of before and after shots, and maybe some day if I am lucky, they can help me with my living room.
Making This Home - Katie and her husband live in Berlin, in a 480 square foot apartment. They are Americans, and their blog chronicles their adventures in upgrading their home. I like reading because it reminds me to be grateful for all 891 square feet of our apartment.