Sunday, December 20, 2009

design obsession: design blogs

despite grand hopes for a series of indulgently festive christmas "design obsessions," i am afraid my appendix had other plans :( i had emergency surgery in late november and have been m.i.a. ever since. christmas in the smith household is looking a lot different than i had planned...really, it's just the one poinsettia. so. sad.

however, i hope that i can still pass along a little christmas gift to you, my dear readers. i've had a lot of time to surf the web lately, so i thought i'd pass along some of my favorite sites! omg they will change your life, i'm sure of it. you'll find lots of christmas-y ideas right now, but you can count on fabulous design inspiration for the whole year.

...happy sophisticating...

oh, design*sponge. the ultimate design blog. from before & afters, to sneak peeks of the most phenomenal living spaces, to WILL be inspired. f.a.b.

style me pretty
i am an event planner by day, so you had to know there would be a few event blogs in the bunch. this is the consummate wedding blog. the best of the best are featured here. and since great design knows no boundaries, spend a little time on this site and i am sure you will find inspiration that spills into your home.

sf girl by bay
her description says it perfectly: "bohemian modern style from a san francisco girl." l.o.v.e. this site. even if you're not in to modern design, check it out. i find it to always be clean and fresh with a wide range of ideas that will be sure to translate into your home. and get this...her name is victoria smith. shut. up. i hope to follow in her design footsteps and live up to the name :)

okay, WOW. just discovered this blog last week and i cannot get enough. autumn is an interior design with a contractor husband. need i say more? TONS of photos of their own home improvement/design/fabulous projects. their taste is flawless and, really, every room is PERFECT. perfect! you'll a good way.

house beautiful
if you've ever been to my blog, you know i'm a big fan of house beautiful. it is probably my favorite magazine and the website is incredible. basically every home they have ever featured is beautifully archived. thinking of remodeling your bathroom and want ideas? just type in bathroom to the search and dive in to the splendor. cannot say enough wonderful things about hb.

grey likes weddings
you know you'll love this blog just by the title. it's so good. i feel like a lot of the weddings featured are more outside the box and pushing the envelope--always a good thing! TONS of creative ideas. you will love it.

green wedding shoes
definitely one of the hippest wedding blogs. again--tons of creative ideas for weddings, parties and decorating alike!

absolutely beautiful things
that pretty much sums it up. anna spiro, an interior designer from brisbane, australia and owner of a shop called "black and spiro," will definitely inspire you. her taste is flawless, her designs are always unique and interesting and no one uses color better. always fun and, of course, sophisticated.

spread the love!
what are your favorites? leave a comment and share your "go to" blogs or websites.

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