Top 25 Home Design #2
It's a biological fact that decorating goes hand in hand with motherhood. Even after the initial urge to nest subsides (in which you transform a neglected nook in your home into an adorable nursery using only spackle, sweat, and a hand-me-down crib), your children's constant growth dictates periodic re-dos of the space you share as a family.
Out goes the crib, in comes a twin bed...no more room for the home office that was hiding in the nursery...cleverly recreate it in a hallway closet...add twins to the family, get a bigger kitchen table...ready to get rid of the kids' play table...refinish it as a new end table for the porch…
And so on, all the way up to the day your no-longer little one leaves home, and you finally get that nook back and transform it into something else entirely: a craft room maybe?
Even if you've never experienced design fever, you may well start to after looking at our list of the top 25 design blogs, as shared and ranked by Circle of Moms members.
These resourceful writers brighten our days with eye candy from the worlds of decor, architecture, design, food, and everything that falls under those umbrellas, including thrifting for vintage finds, inspiring before & after transformations, and "get the look" how-to's for budget projects. Read on, and just see if (as the husband of blogger #5, Emily Clark, shared on her blog) you don't find yourself "intently staring at a blank wall" and mentally canceling all plans for the weekend.
2Things That Inspire by Holly
What inspired you to start blogging?
I love to write, and it has always come naturally to me. When I was a child, I would spend hours writing stories (and illustrating them too!), and really honed my writing skills in college by majoring in English. I also have a love of research, and have always been able to see things in a different way, bring together information from dozens of resources, and pull it all together into a paper or article.
After college, I was a technology consultant; I have always felt at ease with technology as my parents had personal computers in the house as far back as the early 1980s. I find it fascinating the way that technology in general and social media specifically connects people in so many new and exciting ways, and started exploring the internet and reading blogs quite early on. When my youngest child started school full time in 2007, I decided to start a blog as a creative outlet. I started and abandoned several blogs. When I stumbled upon design blogs (like many others, Style Court was one of the first blogs I found), the topic seemed to dovetail nicely with my interest in art, architecture, and interior design. I am also a visual person, and already had literally thousands of pictures on my computer in my 'inspiration files'. Putting the words, the pictures, and the technology all together has been a natural fit. I often feel as if I were made to blog!
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