(I love this room from Ohdeedoh)
So we’re not all in the clear, but we are under contract on both our condo and a house that we want. And while I know things can go wrong and people can pull out I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen. And if it does, well I’ll just have to deal (and hopefully some of the ideas I figure out will prove useful where every we end up).
Besides, I love planning. When I was in college I loved planning out the perfect schedule. On vacations I love perfectly orchestrating the days And one of my favorite things ever was planning our wedding, ah so many details and things to work together. (I’m not a control freak really. I enjoy breaking my plans just as much as making them). Now that we finally have (at least in the horizon) a home that we plan on staying in for a while I can’t wait to make it our own. But I need some help. I hope to post some ideas, questions, before and afters and the such. And I really hope some of you out there will have more experience and design sense than me and can help out.
Question 1: So first off what are your favorite design blogs? Or books or some other form of information passing?
Here are the few I check regularly and really click with:
Apartment Therapy the main page as well as Ohdeedoh and the Kitchn
I need more though. I need things for inspiration but also for basic design ideas like how to’s, or before and afters with explanations, or furniture repurposing, or stuff like how to chose the right furniture for the room. Anything.
I’m really excited to think through what we like and don’t like and start learning more about decorating and scoping out the classifieds for furniture and making stuff.
We’ll have to wait until the beginning of February to be set because the people we are buying from are building a house and it’s not quite done. Obviously I appreciate any suggestions and good thoughts about getting all the house stuff finalized.
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Yay!! But oh the stress! I hate the waiting game. I hope all works out for you guys!
I spent a lot of time sitting in the magazine sections of stores and Home Depot flipping through home magazines seeing what I liked and didn’t. I spent a lot of time walking through furniture stores getting an idea of what my “style” was. I really love Down to Earth at Gardener Village. I felt like the more I looked, the more ideas I got!
the whytes says
small place style(http://smallplacestyle.blogspot.com/)is the only other place i look at. i LOVE design sponge.
that eggplant’y color is what we plan on doing in our daughter’s bedroom. we have it in our half bath and it’s so pretty.
AWESOME! I wanted to hear all about what was happening, but figured I’d just get the scoop on Friday.
I don’t have any fabulous resources. When Daniel and I have something we want to do, we ask our friends who might have experience and we search online for tips, tricks, how-tos, etc.
I’m a great person to run paint color options by though. :) Feel free to ask us for help on projects and whether or not we think they’re doable to DIY.